Deformation Meter

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Deformation Meter

 

a device for evaluation of the plastic and elastic properties of latex and rubber mixtures by selecting the load applied to the sample being tested. A deformation meter determines the elastic and viscous properties of the sample—its rigidity, residual deformation, and resiliency. A sample that has been preheated to 80° C in a thermostatic chamber is placed in a test chamber and compressed. The stress is transmitted to the sample through a lever mechanism. Signaling devices (electric timers and acoustic relays) are used to ensure accuracy and convenience of testing. A micrometer is used to measure the height of the sample. Deformation meters are used in industrial plants that manufacture latex and rubber mixtures or use them as production materials.

REFERENCE

Reznikovskii, M. M., and A. I. Lukomskaia. Mekhanicheskie ispytaniia kauchuka i reziny, 2nd ed. Moscow, 1968.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.