Re: UT on polymers : I would like to know if UT is possible on polymers, spesifically test on PP or EPR. If it is, what are the features on such testing. What information could I get from the test?
: Thank you in advance.
Most of the activity in the field of ultrasonic testing of polymers involves thickness gaging of molded and extruded products. In the case of extruded tubes and pipes, thickness gaging is often performed in an in-process or on-line mode. In the case of more complex molded parts, it is usually done as an off-line quality control check. It is generally possible to locate unwanted bubbles or voids in polymers, and again this is sometimes done in-process, such as in critical applications like high voltage cable jackets. Finally (and much less commonly implemented), it is possible to analyze material properties of polymers by measuring changes in sound velocity and/or attenuation.
You can find further details on theory and practice in the NDT Applications section of my company's web site at
--Tom Nelligan Senior Applications Engineer Panametrics, Inc.
03:21 Oct-15-1998 Ed Ginzel R & D, - Materials Research Institute, Canada, Joined Nov 1998 1185
Re: UT on polymers NDE in general is applied to Polymers of many varieties. High and low temperture applications, cure rates, degree of cross-linking, etc. A couple of references might help illustrate the extent of this aplication.
Also, contact Dr. N.D.Patel at firstname.lastname@example.org
The books: Title: Polymer NDE : proceedings of the European Workshop on Nondestructive Evaluation of Polymers and Polymer Matrix Composites, Hotel Golf Mar, Termar do Vimeiro, Portugal, September 4-5, 1984 / edited by K.H.G. Ashbee. - Conference Name: European Workshop on Nondestructive Evaluation of Polymers and Polymer Matrix Composites (1984 : Publisher: Lancaster, Pa. : Technomic, c1986. Type of Material: Book Format: Print Material Call Number: TA417.2.E96 1984 Subject(s): Non-destructive testing--Congresses. Polymers and polymerization--Testing --Congresses. Polymeric composites--Testing --Congresses. Description: xiv, 332 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. ISBN/ISSN: 0877624461 Notes: Includes bibliographies and index.
Title: Physical chemistry. - Relaxation and viscoelastic properties of heterogeneous polymeric compositions. Electro-optic methods for characterizing macromolecules in dilute solution. Ultrasonic degradation of polymers in solution. Series: Advances in polymer science ; 22. Authors: Lipatov, IU. S. (IUrii Sergeevich), 1927-. Relaxation and viscoelastic properties of heterogeneous polymeric compositions. 1977. Jennings, Barry Randall, 1939-. Electro-optic methods for characterizing macromolecules in dilute solution. 1977. Basedow, Arno M. Ultrasonic degradation of polymers in solution. 1977. Publisher: Berlin : Springer-Verlag, 1977. Call Number: QD281.P6F6 v. 22
Re: UT on polymers Hi: Can recommend some articles and experiment setup for on-line polymer extrusion? It is used for characterization of polymer dispersity, density, viscosity, and etc. Thank you in advance. wang dongbiao
08:04 Jul-11-2001 Dr. Patel R & D, Consultant to Universities/Industries Fallon Ultrasonics/McMaster University, Canada, Joined May 2001 20
Re: UT on polymers : Hi: : Can recommend some articles and experiment setup for : on-line polymer extrusion? It is used for characterization of polymer dispersity, density, viscosity, and etc. : Thank you in advance. : wang dongbiao .There are some Universities like Mississippi State University and McMaster University has used ultrasonics for characterisation of polymers using Fallon Ultrasonic System and they had success. I do not have articles but try to refer some papers By Dr. Balakrishnan or Dr. Johari. You need very accurate time measurements and you have to use both shear wave for viscosity and Longitudingal for rest of the requirements. Both change in croslink density, compositional variation etc information has be obtianed. If you need more information contact me