Materials Testing


  • Freeze Thaw Analysis
  • Young's Modulus Determination
  • Damping
  • Coefficient Analysis

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The principle used in the Emodumeter® is based upon the determination of the fundamental resonant frequency of vibration of a specimen generated by an impact and sensed by an accelerometer.

The frequency spectrum is computed and displayed by the meter.


The Emodumeter® has an automatic feature that computes the maximum amplitude, which eliminates cumbersome frequency scanning. Frequencies are automatically shown in the display and a cursor allows the user to move along the frequency spectrum. Also the time domain signal and the frequency spectrum can be stored and uploaded to a PC for further analysis and inclusion in reports.

Resonance Frequency

The Emodumeter® performs a Fast Fourier Transform that allows the identification of the resonance frequency in the Frequency Spectrum.

Durability of Concrete

The determination of flexural resonance is very important when studying the degradation of concrete under accelerated freezing and thawing cycles and aggressive environments on concrete specimens.

The advantage of resonance methods are:

1. Tests can be repeated over a very long period on the same specimen; the number of test specimens required is therefore greatly reduced.

2. The results obtained with the resonance method on the same specimen are more reproducible than those obtained with destructive tests and groups of specimens.


For the determination of the resonant frequency of materials, the Emodumeter® measures the resonant frequencies of the three different mode s of vibration Longitudinal, Transverse (Flexural) and Torsional.

From these the following material characteristics can be calculated Young's Modulus of Elasticity ,
Modulus of Rigidity and Poisson Ratio.


Frequency range:
from 10 Hz to 40 kHz
Sampling frequency:
10, 20, 40 or 80 kHz
Frequency resolution:
from 4.9 to 78.1 Hz
Record length
1024 or 2048 points
Output bias level:
9.2 V
Accelerometer sensitivity:
9.60 mV/g (0.979 mV/m/s2)
14.4 Volt. 4-6 hours - continuous use
320 by 240; backlit for daylight use
200 plus readings
Windows compatible 9x/me 32MB Ram
Set of 6 hardened steel balls.
Operating Temperature Range:
0°C to 40°C