Precision Digital Dilatometry: A Microcomputer-Based Approach to Sintering Studies

  • A. D. Batchelor
  • M. J. Paisley
  • T. M. Hare
  • H. PalmourIII
Part of the Materials Science Research book series (MSR, volume 17)


Representing significant advances in precision, atmosphere control, programming flexibility, experimental convenience and rate-controlled sintering capability, a new University-constructed instrument designed for operation to 1873K incorporates evolutionary thermal and mechanical features with novel microcomputer-based functions for measurement, control, data logging, data reduction, and graphical data representation. Principal design features, hardware selections, and performance data are reviewed; rationales for software development are discussed and typical sintering applications shown.


Alumina Tube Shrinkage Rate Linear Variable Differential Transformer Densification Rate Dilatometric Data 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. D. Batchelor
    • 1
  • M. J. Paisley
    • 1
  • T. M. Hare
    • 1
  • H. PalmourIII
    • 1
  1. 1.North Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA

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