Sample supports

SB-AP - Support for small samples and clamped beams

The SB-AP support allows the characterization of small samples and is suitable for materials with dimensional constraints, for example, glasses, biomaterials and amorphous metals.

Note: The ASTM 1876-15 standard, topic 7.5, specifies the use of foam arrangements as an alternative to support the samples; however, the foam use may interfere significantly on the damping characterization and slightly on the Young’s modulus calculations. The interference on Young’s modulus is negligible (<0.1%) for materials with Young’s modulus higher than 50 GPa.

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Geometries and dimensions:

  • Square cross-section bars
    • Width and thickness (A): from 2 to 40 mm
    • Length (L): from 20 to 120 mm.
    • Aspect ratio: L/A ≥ 3.
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SA-BC - Adjustable support for bars and cylinders

The SA- BC support allows the simultaneous characterization of elastic moduli and damping of medium sized samples. It is especially suitable for woods, refractories, concretes and cementitious materials.

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Geometries and dimensions:

  • Square cross-section bars
    • Width and thickness (A): from 2 to 170 mm.
    • Length (L): from 100 to 550 mm.
    • Aspect ratio: L/A ≥ 3.
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SX-PD - Adjustable support for disks and rings

The SX-PD support allows the simultaneous characterization of elastic moduli and damping of medium sized discs, rings and plates. It is especially suitable for grinding wheels, wood products and composites.

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Geometries and dimensions:

  • Discs
    • Thickness (T): from 5 to 60 mm.
    • Diameter (Do): from 80 to 380 mm.
    • Aspect ratio: D/T ≥ 10.
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SA-AG - Adjustable support for large samples

The SA-AG support allows the simultaneous characterization of elastic moduli and damping of large bars and cylinders. It is especially suitable for wood classification and concrete products testing.

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Geometries and dimensions:

  • Square cross-section bars
    • Width and thickness (A): from 20 to 200 mm.
    • Length (L): from 120 to 5.300 mm.
    • Aspect ratio: L/A ≥ 3.
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SB-AP Support Manual

SB-AP Support Manual

The SB-AP support is suitable for the elastic modulus and damping characterization of small bars, cylinders, discs and rings using the Impulse Excitation Technique.

SA-BC Support Manual

SA-BC Support Manual

The SA-BC support is suitable for the elastic modulus and damping characterization of medium-sized bars and cylinders using the Impulse Excitation Technique.

SX-PD Support Manual

SX-PD Support Manual

The SX-PD support is suitable for the elastic modulus and damping characterization of medium-sized disks, rings and plates using the Impulse Excitation Technique.

SA-AG Support Manual

SA-AG Support Manual

The SA-AG support is suitable for the elastic modulus and damping characterization of large bars and cylinders using the Impulse Excitation Technique.

Sonelastic® Catalog

Sonelastic® Catalog

Sonelastic items technical catalog.