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VAMAS Technical Working Area #3



George D. Quinn, E F. Begley


Technical Working Area #3, Ceramics of the Versailles Advanced Materials and Standards (VAMAS) project has conducted 12 projects and 12,000 experiments over 12 years. This website explains TWA3, and lists the key accomplishments and publications from the project. The objective of the site is to inform the public and TWA3 members of the project and where to go to get further published reports and papers.
Electronic Publication


ceramics, fractography, fracture toughness, hardness, quantitative microscopy, round robins, VAMAS, Versailles Advanced Materials and Standa


Quinn, G. and Begley, E. (1999), VAMAS Technical Working Area #3, Electronic Publication, [online], internal:/None (Accessed July 23, 2024)


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Created March 1, 1999, Updated February 19, 2017