Significance and Use
Most thermomechanical analysis experiments are carried out with some force applied to the test specimen. This force is often created electronically. It may be constant or changed during the experiment.
This method demonstrates conformance or calibrates the electronically applied force signal.
This method may be used for research and development, quality control, manufacturing or regulatory applications.
Other thermomechanical analyzer calibration functions include temperature by Test Method E1363 and length change by Test Method E2113.
1.1 This test method describes the calibration or performance confirmation of the electronically applied force signal for thermomechanical analyzers over the range of 0 to 1 N.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.3 There is no ISO method equivalent to this standard.
1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
E4 Practices for Force Verification of Testing Machines
E473 Terminology Relating to Thermal Analysis and Rheology
E617 Specification for Laboratory Weights and Precision Mass Standards
E831 Test Method for Linear Thermal Expansion of Solid Materials by Thermomechanical Analysis
E1142 Terminology Relating to Thermophysical Properties
E1363 Test Method for Temperature Calibration of Thermomechanical Analyzers
E2113 Test Method for Length Change Calibration of Thermomechanical Analyzers
E2161 Terminology Relating to Performance Validation in Thermal Analysis
calibration; conformity; force; thermal analysis; thermomechanical analysis; Calibration--laboratory analysis instrumentation; Conformance/conformity assessment; Electronically-applied force signal; Performance--laboratory instrumentation/process; Thermomechanical analysis (TMA)
ICS Number Code 71.040.50 (Physicochemical methods of analysis)
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