For fast, precise and non-destructive elastic moduli and damping characterization of materials using Impulse Excitation Technique.
Sonelastic® Systems are modular and customizable instruments. Any Sonelastic® System is comprised of at least one support to apply the vibration boundary conditions, one impulse device to excite the sample, one sensor to detect the sample acoustic response, and the Sonelastic® Software to process the acoustic response and perform the calculations. Sonelastic® Systems are able to characterize samples with elastic modulus ranging from 0.5 to 1,000 GPa and dimensions ranging between 2 cm (3/4 inch) and 5.3 m (17.4 feet).Systems overview
Sonelastic® Software consists of a transient vibrations analyzer optimized for elastic moduli and damping characterizations of materials using the Impulse Excitation Technique. The software identifies the vibration frequencies and the respective damping ratios by processing the sample’s acoustic response to a mechanical impulse (light impact on the sample). The Sonelastic® Software calculations and determination of uncertainties are in accordance with the ASTM E1876-15 standard.
The Automatic Electromagnetic Impulse Device IED consists of a digital electronics and electromagnetic actuators. This device allows the automation of measurements as a function of time and ensures the excitation reproducibility.
CA-DP is an acoustic sensor designed for the Impulse Excitation Technique and Sonelastic® Systems; it is directional with frequency range between 20 Hz and 96 kHz.
The function of the supports on the Impulse Excitation Technique and Sonelastic® Systems is to prop the specimen under its nodal lines while allowing the free vibration. In order to ensure the greatest possible flexibility of geometries, dimensions and modes of vibration ATCP provides a wide range of support options.
If our standard supports fail to meet your requirements, the highly qualified ATCP team will develop a custom model to meet your needs.