Indentation: the experimenter's holy grail for small-scale polymer characterization?

J.M.J. Toonder, den, L.E. Govaert, H.G.H. Melick, van, T.A.P. Engels, L.C.A. Breemen, van, C.G.N. Pelletier, H.E.H. Meijer

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Our recent work on extracting mechanical properties of polymers from indentation experiments shows that linear viscoelastic behavior, post-yield and crazing properties, and size effects can be characterized using a combined experimental-numerical approach. More research is needed in the field of full constitutive parameter extraction, thin film properties assessment, and size effects.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication13th International Conference on Deformation, Yield and Fracture of Polymers , April 10-13, 2006, Rolduc Abbey, Kerkrade, The Netherlands
Publication statusPublished - 2006


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