Accession Number : ADA310095

Title :   Evaluation of Indentation Hardness Properties and Indentation Methodology for Determining the Influence of Chemical Exposure on Polymeric Materials.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 93-Dec 94,

Corporate Author : EDGEWOOD RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Shuely, Wendel J. ; Ince, Brian S.

PDF Url : ADA310095

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : The relevance and importance of the indentation experiment in chemical-material compatibility testing was evaluated. The spectrum of methods and instrumentation was surveyed. The ranking of methods was thermomechanical analysis (TMA), International Rubber Hardness Degree (lRHD), Shore A/D ISO Ball, and Rockwell. Based on the advantages of the TMA method, a further review of indentation instrumentation is provided.

Descriptors :   *POLYMERS, *RUBBER, *PLASTICS, *HARDNESS, THERMOMECHANICS, NUCLEAR WARFARE, PROBES, DECONTAMINATION, CHEMICAL CONTAMINATION, BIOLOGICAL WARFARE, CHEMICAL WARFARE, RIGIDITY, THERMOCOUPLES, FOAM, EXPANDED PLASTICS.

Subject Categories : Plastics
      Elastomers and Rubber
      Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
      Nuclear Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE