Workshop: Thermal Analysis Using Dynamic-Mechanical Analysis (DMA)

Hosted by NETZSCH Analyzing & Testing and CSIRO

Workshop Focus on DMA

Thermal Analysis is a group of methods in which the thermophysical properties of a substance or a mixture are measured as a function of temperature or time while the substance is subjected to a controlled tem-perature program. Exact thermal data is the basic requirement for material syntheses, for describing a material’s behaviour, for exact material selection.Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) re-cords a material’s temperature-dependent visco-elastic properties and determines its modulus of elasticity and damping values by applying an oscillating force to the sample.


CSIRO Clayton
Ian Wark Theatre (via Central Reception)
Building 203
Bayview Ave, Clayton VIC 3168

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parking info: Parking available onsite at CSIRO. Alternative parking available at Monash University (N1 Multilevel).

Target Group

Scientists, engineers, and laboratory per-sonnel working in research, development, processing or quality control who wish to familiarize themselves with the latest devel-opments in the area of thermal analysis and thermal property measurements for charac-terization of materials.

Participation fee

$20, including refreshments


Seats are limited, so we recommend purchasing your ticket as soon as possible.

Your booking will be confirmed via e-mail.


8.45 Doors Open
9.00 Welcome
Andrew Gillen, NETZSCH A&T
9.10 DMA - Theory, Measuring Principle, Instrumentation
Dr. Markus Meyer, NETZSCH A&T
9.50 Test Modes, Sample Preparation, Methodical Considerations - How to Plan an Experiment
Dr. Markus Meyer, NETZSCH A&T
10.30 Coffee Break
11.00 Thermal Analysis – Applications at CSIRO
Yesim Gozukara, Macromolecular Interactions Team
11.15 Special DMA Applications – Fatigue, Creep, Heat Build Up, Humidity, UV-DMA
Andrew Gillen, NETZSCH A&T
11.45 Workshop 1 – DMA EPLEXOR® live demonstration
Dr. Jiunn Jieh Lee and Andrew Gillen, NETZSCH A&T
12.15 Workshop 2 - Analysis and Evaluation of DMA measurements
Dr. Markus Meyer, NETZSCH A&T
12.45 Lunch
13.30 Optional Lab Tour
14.00 Farewell