Dynamic Testing

Dynamic testing is performed on a vast array of rubber articles including belts, biomedical components, bridge bearing pads, dynamic seals, engine mounts, exhaust hangers, shock mounts, tires, vibration isolators, etc. to determine their response to cyclic stress / dynamic load.  ARDL provides dynamic testing for compression stress relaxation, fatigue, durability, failure mode analysis, thermal analysis, finite element analysis, friction and wear, pressure, speed, torque, force displacement and more.

ARDL has five servohydraulic load frames along with two Metravib electrodynamic testing machines that are capable of dynamic characterization of elastomeric parts as well as stroke and load control fatigue testing. In addition, three electrodynamic shaker tables can test loads up to 7,000 lbf and frequencies up to 2,000 Hz.  ARDL’s engineers can also develop customized test setups to better suit your individual needs.

Available Methods

Metravib - DMA Testing - Compression

Standard Guide for Dynamic Testing of Vulcanized Rubber and Rubber-Like Materials Using Vibratory Methods

ASTM D 5992 - Compression

Metravib - DMA Testing - Dual Lap Shear

Standard Guide for Dynamic Testing of Vulcanized Rubber and Rubber-Like Materials Using Vibratory Methods

ASTM D 5992 - Dual Lap Shear

MTS - DMA Testing - Compression

Standard Guide for Dynamic Testing of Vulcanized Rubber and Rubber-Like Materials Using Vibratory Methods

ASTM D 5992 - Compression

MTS - DMA Testing - Dual Lap Shear

Standard Guide for Dynamic Testing of Vulcanized Rubber and Rubber-Like Materials Using Vibratory Methods

ASTM D 5992 - Dual Lap Shear

MTS - DMA Testing - Quad Lap Shear

Standard Guide for Dynamic Testing of Vulcanized Rubber and Rubber-Like Materials Using Vibratory Methods

ASTM D 5992 - Quad Lap Shear

MTS - DMA Testing - Tension

Standard Guide for Dynamic Testing of Vulcanized Rubber and Rubber-Like Materials Using Vibratory Methods

ASTM D 5992 - Tension

Tensile vibration -- Non-resonance Method - Chemical Testing Services

Plastics -- Determination of Dynamic Mechanical Properties -- Part 4: Tensile Vibration -- Non-resonance Method

ISO 6721