This seminar will focus on thermal characterisation of rubber and elastomers across the manufacturing workflow. We will introduce the most commonly used thermal characterisation techniques used in the rubber field including TGA (Thermogravimetric Analysis), DSC (Differential Scanning Calorimetry) and Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMTA). We will also introduce techniques for measuring thermal expansion/shrinkage (TMA) and thermal conductivity (LFA). Finally, examples for thermal characterisation of a wide variety of elastomer materials will be covered along with the opportunity to see a live TGA measurement of a rubber compound in the Western Sydney University Advanced Materials Characterisation Facility.
|2.00 pm||Arrival and Welcome|
|2.10 pm||Thermal Characterisation of Rubber - Techniques, Instrumentation and Applications|
|3.00 pm||Live Demonstration - Thermogravimetric Analysis of Cured Rubber|
|3.30 pm||Facility Tour: WSU Advanced Materials Characterisation Facility|
|4.00 pm||Drinks and Networking|
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by Tuesday 5 June (places limited)