On-Line Lab: Elastic Modulus Testing of a Polymer

By Robert A Heard

Carnegie Mellon University

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Abstract

The following can be used as a lab testing the Elastic Modulus of a Polymer Film in an introductory level lab in Material Science.

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Outcome
You are only testing the elastic behavior of the polymer. Your observations should allow you to explain the structural influence of the processing on the structure of the polymer sheet. You should be able to estimate an Elastic modulus for each sample and explain how the elastic deformation is allowed in each of the test samples and why they differ.

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  • Robert A Heard (2020), "On-Line Lab: Elastic Modulus Testing of a Polymer," https://nanohub.org/resources/32996.

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