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Publication Citation: Measurement Approaches to Develop a Fundamental Understanding of Scratch and Mar Resistance

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Author(s): Mark R. VanLandingham; N-K Chang; T-Y Wu; Li Piin Sung; V D. Jardret; S-H Chang;
Title: Measurement Approaches to Develop a Fundamental Understanding of Scratch and Mar Resistance
Published: October 01, 2004
Abstract: Instrumented indentation and confocal microscopy were used to characterize the surface mechanical response of polymeric materials. Viscoelastic behavior was measured using instrumented indentation. A model based on contact between a rigid probe and a viscoelastic material was used to calculate values for creep compliance and stress relaxation modulus for two polymeric materials, epoxy and poly(methyl methacrylate) or PMMA. Scratch testing was performed on these materials with various probes under a variety of conditions, and confocal microscopy was used to characterize the resulting deformation. Relationships between viscoelastic behavior, scratch damage and appearance are currently being explored using these methods along with finite element modeling.
Conference: FSCT Meeting
Proceedings: FSCT ICE 2003 Proceedings of the 81th Annual Meeting Technical Program
Volume: 1
Issue: No. 4
Dates: November 12-14, 2003
Keywords: confocal microscopy;creep compliance;indentation;mechanical properties;modulus;optical characterization;scratch and Mar;strain and stress;viscoelastic
Research Areas: Building and Fire Research
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