Webinar "Pushing boundaries in micromechanical testing of aerospace composites"
The new webinar organized by our partner MicroMaterials, in collaboration with Surface Ventures, will focus on in situ micromechanical testing of composite materials.
Multiscale modelling of composites starts from the in situ micromechanical testing of the composite constituents.
In this talk, Dr. Mario Rueda from IMDEA Materials Institute in Madrid, will present novel techniques for high strain rate testing of the matrix and fibre-matrix interface, together with a novel technique for fibre-matrix interface fracture energy characterisation.
Dr. Rueda will describe:
- how the use of combined nanoindenation and nano-impact to characterise the mechanical behaviour of the composite constituents over a wide range of strain rates has enabled the extension of micromechanical modelling of composites to the high strain rates regime
- a novel single-fibre microcantilever test to determine the fibre-matrix interface fracture energy.
Who should attend?
This webinar is intended for researchers, students, technologists and others involved in using nanoindentation for materials characterisation, especially those working with composites used in the aerospace industry.
LATEST PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT LITERATURE - check out the nano-impact testing of polymer composites Tech Note and MML's two new Application Notes via the links below:
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Electrical Contact Resistance Tech Note - this module measures the electrical current and voltage between an electrically conductive indenter and sample during any of the nano/micro mechanical measurements (nanoindentation, nano-scratch, nano-impact, nano-fretting, reciprocating nano-wear) possible on the NanoTest Vantage. This Tech Note describes 2 case studies using the ECR module.
Nano-impact testing of polymer composites - Multiscale modelling of composites starts from the in situ micromechanical testing of the composite constituents. In this application note, Dr Mario Rueda presents novel techniques for high strain rate testing of the matrix and fibre-matrix interface, together with a novel technique for fibre-matrix interface fracture energy characterization.