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Volume 109, Issue 2, February 2001
- ACOUSTICAL MEASUREMENTS AND INSTRUMENTATION 
109(2001); http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.1342003View Description Hide Description
The Young and shear dynamic moduli of viscoelastic materials are determined from laser vibrometric measurements of the surface motion of a three-dimensional sample excited by a piezoelectric actuator inside a chamber with controllable temperature and static pressure. The moduli are estimated from an inversion code that minimizes the difference between the data and the predictions from a finite element model in which the elastic moduli are the adjustable parameters. The technique is first used to measure the dynamic properties of homogeneous samples and the results are compared with those obtained by the standard rod resonance technique. Results are then obtained with microvoided samples in the 0.5–3 kHz frequency range, at temperatures ranging from 7 to 40 °C, and static pressures ranging from ambient to 34 atm (3.45 MPa or 500 psi). The limitations of the technique are discussed.