Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Ball Rebound Test

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_1028

n A method for measuring the resilience of polymeric materials by dropping a steel ball on a specimen from a fixed height and observing the height of rebound. The difference between the two heights is proportional to the energy absorbed. By conducting tests over a range of temperature, results can indicate temperature of first- and second-order transitions, and effects of additives and plasticizers. (Shah V (1998) Handbook of plastics testing technology. Wiley, New York; Pittance JC (ed) (1990) Engineering plastics and composites. SAM International, Materials Park; Harper CA (ed) (2002) Handbook of plastics, elastomers and composites, 4th edn. McGraw-Hill, New York; see relevant test methods from American Society for Testing and Materials, 100 Barr Harbor Drive, West Conshohocken, 19428–2959, www.astm.org).

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan W. Gooch
    • 1
  1. 1.AtlantaUSA