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

Hosted by NETZSCH Analyzing & Testing and the University of Wollongong

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.


University of Wollongong
Innovation Campus
Leon Kane-Maguire (LKM) Theatre, AIIM

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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 Dynamic Mechanical Analysis – Applications at IPRI, UOW
Dr. Sepidar Sayyar, University of Wollongong
11.15 Special DMA Applications – Fatigue, Creep, Heat Build Up, Humidity, UV-DMA…
Andrew Gillen, NETZSCH A&T
11.45 Workshop 1 – DMA 242 E Artemis 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