Thermomechanical analysis (TMA) is a thermal analysis technique in which the length of a specimen is precisely measured versus temperature and time as the specimen is subjected to controlled heating and cooling. This article discusses the various factors and processes involved in TMA. The discussion covers the general principles, equipment used, specimen preparation process, calibration conditions, data analysis steps, and examples of the applications and interpretation of TMA.
Richard E. Chinn, Thermomechanical Analysis, Materials Characterization, Vol 10, 2019 ed., ASM Handbook, ASM International, 2019, p 324–334, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.hb.v10.a0006674
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