D04: Small scale and in situ mechanical testing

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TopicD: Characterisation

Small scale and in situ mechanical testing techniques are becoming more and more important for characterizing and understanding the mechanical behavior of a wide variety of materials. There is a rapid development of innovative in situ and small scale testing techniques, which allow further insights in the acting deformation processes and dominating deformation mechanisms.

This symposium will mainly focus on both the development of new advanced in situ testing techniques and the further application of these techniques to understand the mechanical behavior of materials. Of special interest are combined experimental and simulation approaches. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

-  Advanced small scale testing techniques (e.g. Nanoindentation, µ-compression, µ-tension testing)

- In situ testing using optical microscopy, SEM, TEM or X-ray

- Monotonic and cyclic testing; interrupted monitoring

-  Testing and understanding the deformation behavior of:

o   materials with different microstructure (from single to nano crystalline grain sizes) and/or crystal structure

o   nanostructured ultra-strong composites and thin films

o   microstructurally graded materials

- Testing at elevated temperatures and under various environmental conditions

- New testing approaches for fracture toughness determination

- Evaluation of localized phenomena by use of digital image correlation, acoustic and thermal measurements or combined full-field measurements

- Correlation between experiments and simulations

Tuesday (27.09.2016)

Wednesday (28.09.2016)