Thermophysical investigations



Vanessa Gebhardt

Group Manager Labs


+49 241 80 90615



For the design or simulation of materials in operation or in the production process, we can determine thermophysical properties using various measuring methods. We offer the following services:

  • Dilatometry to determine thermal expansion, sinter shrinkage, softening point, phase transformations etc.

  • Determination of thermal diffusivity using the laser flash method

  • Calculation of the thermal conductivity

  • Dynamic thermal analysis (DTA) for the determination of thermally induced material changes

  • Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) for determining the specific heat capacity

  • Coupled emission gas analysis by quadropole mass spectrometer (QMS)

  • Determination of conversion points (Ac1, Ac3, Ar1, Ar3, Ms, Mf)

  • Preparation of time-temperature transformation diagrams or time-temperature austenitization diagrams using quenching dilatometer (DIL805A)

  • Flow and creep curves, relaxation test as well as complex tensile/compression tests using a deformation dilatometer (DIL805D/T)

For this we use the following devices:

We also offer these investigations in connection with a microstructure characterization.

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