Stress-Strain Behavior

The figure shows a typical stress-stain plot of an elastomer. The most noticeable feature is its non-linearity, which takes place from A to E. Only in the range from 0 to A (normally the corresponding strain reaching the limit of linearity is not larger than 1 %), the stress/strain ratio results in a constant number: the Elastic modulus.

This behavior can be measured with the DMA EPLEXOR®.

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