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Effects from Variations in Applied Strain in RPA Testing on Statistical Test Sensitivity

A49 j dick on rpa stat test sensitivity

Event: 198th Technical Meeting - Fall 2020
Location: Virtual
Date: October 19, 2020
Author: John Dick
Paper Number: A49

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  • Methods of measuring statistical test sensitivity (signal-to-noise ratio) were published by J. Mandel in1964 and incorporated into ASTM D6600 in the year 2000 mainly to provide a means of determining the optimal test conditions (such as conditioning time, temperature, frequency, and strain) for effective RPA testing. This paper will review some of the statistical studies performed on measuring statistical test sensitivity (STS) for the Rubber Process Analyzer (RPA) testing applications reported in the literature as well as reviewing RPA ASTM precision data gathered and published in the last 20 years.

    Papers from 198th Technical Meeting - Fall 2020

    Items from 198th Technical Meeting - Fall 2020