Use of the microindentation technique for determining interfacial fracture energy

Rosenfeld, L. G.; Ritter, J. E.; Lardner, T. J.; Lin, M. R.
April 1990
Journal of Applied Physics;4/1/1990, Vol. 67 Issue 7, p3291
Academic Journal
Presents a study which determined the interfacial fracture energy of epoxy coatings on soda-lime glass substrates using microindentation technique. Model for calculating fracture energy; Amounts of opening and shear loadings at the debond crack tip; Comparison with values determined by the double-cantilever-beam technique and four-point flexure-beam technique.


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