• Listen to your materials,
    their sounds tell you all about their elastic properties.

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  • Cutting-edge, great value for money…

    Enjoy the result of our creative crew and physical engineering achievements! Our team of qualified physicists, engineers and technicians are proud to offer you the Sonelastic® Systems, which consist of anAn easy-to-use and high-tech software, up-to-date electronics and precision mechanics at a great value.
  • …and outstanding customer support!

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  • Sonelastic Systems
  • Software
  • Excitation & capture
  • Sample supports

Sonelastic® Systems

For fast, precise and non-destructive elastic moduli and damping characterization of materials using Impulse Excitation Technique.

Sonelastic, configuration for small samples.
Sonelastic, configuration for medium samples.
Sonelastic, configuration for large samples.
Customized

Sonelastic® Systems are modular and customizable instruments. Any Sonelastic® System is comprised of at least one support to apply the vibration boundary conditions, one impulse device to excite the sample, one sensor to detect the sample acoustic response, and the Sonelastic® Software to process the acoustic response and perform the calculations. Sonelastic® Systems are able to characterize samples with elastic modulus ranging from 0.5 to 1,000 GPa and dimensions ranging between 2 cm (3/4 inch) and 5.3 m (17.4 feet).

Systems overview

Sonelastic® Software

Sonelastic® Software consists of a transient vibrations analyzer optimized for elastic moduli and damping characterizations of materials using the Impulse Excitation Technique. The software identifies the vibration frequencies and the respective damping ratios by processing the sample’s acoustic response to a mechanical impulse (light impact on the sample). The Sonelastic® Software calculations and determination of uncertainties are in accordance with the ASTM E1876-15 standard.

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Impulse Device and Acoustic Sensor

The Automatic Electromagnetic Impulse Device IED consists of a digital electronics and electromagnetic actuators. This device allows the automation of measurements as a function of time and ensures the excitation reproducibility.
CA-DP is an acoustic sensor designed for the Impulse Excitation Technique and Sonelastic® Systems; it is directional with frequency range between 20 Hz and 96 kHz.

Sample Supports

The function of the supports on the Impulse Excitation Technique and Sonelastic® Systems is to prop the specimen under its nodal lines while allowing the free vibration. In order to ensure the greatest possible flexibility of geometries, dimensions and modes of vibration ATCP provides a wide range of support options.
If our standard supports fail to meet your requirements, the highly qualified ATCP team will develop a custom model to meet your needs.

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  • Applications

    Sonelastic® Systems are able to test any material with elastic modulus ranging from 0.5 to 1,000 GPa. It non-destructively and simultaneously characterizes the Young’s modulus, Shear modulus, Poisson´s ratio and Damping ratio of ceramics, concretes, composites, biomaterials and metals.
    Ceramic materials
    Ceramics
    and Refractories
    Concrete and cementitious
    Concrete
    and Cementitious
    Composites and woods
    Composites
    and Woods
    Biomaterials and Polymers
    Biomaterials
    and Polymers
    Metals and alloys
    Metals
    and Alloys
     
  • High temperature materials engineering

    Sonelastic® offers accessories and instrumented furnaces for the automatic characterizations of the elastic modulus as a function of time and temperature, being applicable to studies involving drying, curing and sintering cycles. The automatic configurations allow serial measurements at intervals as short as 40 seconds.
    Automatic characterization, graphics.
    Automatic characterization, graphics.
    Automatic characterization, graphics.
  • Improving Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

    The knowledge of the elastic moduli exact values is crucial for accurate finite element analysis and reliable modeling. Sonelastic® Systems enables you to measure the Young’s modulus, the Shear modulus, the Poisson´s ratio and damping of any rigid material. It is also possible to measure the main elastic coefficients of composites and others anisotropic materials.
    Finite element models
    Finite element models
    Finite element models
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Basics

  • The Impulse Excitation Technique +

    This IET is based on the natural frequencies of vibration. After a mild mechanical impact, the sample emits… Learn More
  • Related standards overview +

    Sonelastic® Systems are in agreement with ASTM E1876, C1259, C215 and related standards, for both room and high temperatures… Learn More
  • Related papers overview +

    References related to the equations and calculations used by the Sonelastic® Software. Some references related to the techniques employed in Learn More
  • Elastic moduli +

    An overview of the elastic moduli and the relevance of these properties for science and materials engineering. Learn More
  • Damping +

    A brief overview about damping and the relevance of its properties to science and materials engineering. Learn More
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Technical-scientific informative papers

  • ITC-05 Characterization of woods +

    Elastic moduli characterization of wood and wood products using the Impulse Excitation Technique. Learn More
  • ITC-06 Characterization of composites +

    Elastic Moduli characterization of composites using the Impulse Excitation Technique. Learn More
  • ITC-07 Characterization of concrete +

    Estimation of the static modulus of elasticity of concrete using the Impulse Excitation Technique Learn More
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Tables of materials properties

  • Ceramics +

    Values of Young's modulus (modulus of elasticity) and Poisson's ratio at room temperature for ceramics and semiconductor materials used in engineering. Learn More
  • Composites +

    Values of Young's modulus (modulus of elasticity) and Poisson's ratio at room temperature for several composites used in engineering. Learn More
  • Ferrous metals +

    Values of Young's modulus (modulus of elasticity) and Poisson's ratio at room temperature for several ferrous metals used in engineering. Learn More
  • Non-ferrous metals +

    Values of Young's modulus (modulus of elasticity) and Poisson's ratio at room temperature for several non-ferrous metals used in engineering. Learn More
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What customers have to say about ATCP

  • Prof. Dr. RODRIGUES, J. A.(GEMM/DEMA/UFSCar)REFRACTORIESATCP has a good technological base and scientific knowledge compatible with the area it operates. The Sonelastic products have quality and good performance, besides the attractive prices when compared to equivalents. The company’s director is always willing to discuss clients’ specific needs.
  • Prof. Dr. Alexandre L. S. Borges(ICT/SJC-UNESP)BIOMATERIALSSonelastic is frequently used by our post-graduation students and researchers. Determining properties is something which can be easily done; however, because we use highly stiff materials, the specimen’s dimensions need to be big and this makes the research a bit more expensive. For the characterization of polymers used for restorations and cementation, Sonelastic is sensational because small dimensions (20x7x2mm) can give us both Young’s modulus and Poisson’s ration. The equipment is easy to use and a short 30-minute training is enough to allow post-grad students to use it independently.
  • Prof. Dr. Salomão, R.(Mat. Eng. Depart./EESC-USP)REFRACTORIESIn my research group, we use Sonelastic to measure elastic modulus of porous ceramic structures used as thermal insulators. The equipment is very easy to use, and maintain, and it is accurate (in comparison to destructive techniques). The technical support provided by ATCP is certainly one of the best I have experienced. Besides, as a Materials Science teacher, I often use Sonelastic as a didactic aid to explain mechanical properties of materials, effects of thermal treatments and thermal shocks, and non-destructive tests.
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