Industrial Problem Solving Using Thermal Analysis Techniques
This course emphasizes the practical applications of thermal analysis techniques in real world problem solving situations (commonly experienced in industrial and academic work environments). A brief background of the most common TA methods will be given; including differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA), thermomechanical analysis (TMA) and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). Case studies illustrating how these techniques can be collectively used to solve industrial process and product development problems will be presented.
This course is suited for managers, analytical chemist, engineers and those who want to implement process analytical measurements. It is suited for R&D, Pilot plant and manufacturing chemists and engineers.
Iso vs Dynamic
Additives & melt transitions
Adhesives; Catalyst Stability
Case Studies: ZnO and silanes on alumina (TGA/MS + other techniques)
Fixed freq., creep, stress relaxation
Linear viscoelasticity, thermal history
Tg vs. glassy state motion
NMR and Tg
Time temp. superposition
WLF, free volume
– More Case Studies & Problem Solving
Composites and filled polymers
Epoxies and Adhesives
Problems from course participants
Anthony Parker, Ph.D. is a Principal Scientist and founder of A. A. Parker Consulting, LLC. Dr. Parker has 34 years of industrial experience in research, development, and management. His interests and expertise are in the areas of surface chemistry and adhesion, bio-based adhesives, mechanical properties of polymers, structure-property-process relationships, thermal analytical methods, spectroscopic methods (NMR, FTIR), UV curable coatings, and musical strings/ instruments. Dr. Parker has authored or co-authored more than 50 publications, with more than 30 issued patents and several patents pending.