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The room temperature modulus is often the only value given to describe the mechanical property of a polymer material. But the temperature dependence of the mechanical performance of polymer materials is significantly different to that of other materials such as metals or ceramics and is vital information for many everyday applications of polymers.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • how mechanical properties of polymers change with temperature and why the underlying effects are most significant for polymer application
  • the basic principles of dynamic mechanical analysis and how it is used to explore the thermal dependence of modulus and damping
  • how to take an advanced view on dynamic mechanical properties and how they are equally related to both temperature and frequency and what knowledge can be drawn from that
  • how nonlinear deformations influence the mechanical behaviour of a polymer material. 


Dr. Tobias Pflock: Dr. Pflock studied Physics in Bayreuth and joined Netzsch-Gerätebau in 2011. Until 2015 he was responsible for application support on dynamic mechanical analysis. Since 2015, he is manager of the business field Polymer, where he is in charge of the strategic marketing of all thermoanalytical methods of the NETZSCH portfolio that are related to polymer applications.

Professor Tim. A. Osswald: Tim Osswald is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Polymer Engineering Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Professor Osswald teaches polymer and polymer composites processing and designing with polymers and polymer composites and researches in the same areas, in particular in the area of fiber orientation, fiber density and fiber length distributions

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