Materials Science and Engineering 219 Laboratory Module on Thermal Analysis Objectives

  1. To be familiar with the basic thermal analysis laboratory techniques
  2. To be able to interpret / analyze results

Course Outline

  1. Introduction
    1. Class policies
    2. Safety precaution in the laboratory
  2. Lecture and laboratory exercises and experiments
    1. Familiarization of the thermal analysis instruments available at the laboratory
    2. Lectures on the basic principles / theories, techniques, applications, etc. of the thermal analysis instruments
    3. Experiment Proper
      1. Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
      2. Thermogravimetric Analysis – Differential Thermal Analysis (TGA – DTA)
      3. Thermomechanical Analysis (TMA)

References

  1. TA Instruments, Inc., Basic Theory and Applications on Differential Scanning Calorimetry
  2. TA Instruments, Inc., Basic Theory and Applications on Thermogravimetric Analysis, Simultaneous DTA – TGA
  3. TA Instruments, Inc., Basic Theory and Applications on Thermomechanical Analysis
  4. T. Hatakeyama and F. X. Quinn (1992), Thermal Analysis: Fundamentals and Applications to Polymer Science, John Wiley and Sons, N. Y.
  5. R. F. Speyer (1994), Thermal Analysis of Materials, Marcel Dekker, Inc. N. Y.