Materials Characterization: Modern Methods and Applications

Naryanaswami (Mohan) Ranganathan

November 9, 2015 by Pan Stanford
Reference - 334 Pages - 15 Color & 161 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9789814613064 - CAT# N11171


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• Highlights methods of characterizing material properties at nano, micro, and macro levels

• Gives a comprehensive state-of-the-art treatment to nanoindentation techniques and applications

• Includes two chapters regarding corrosion and abrasion resistance of metals and dental composites and three chapters treating fatigue—one on rubber that highlights a hitherto unknown mechanism in a chloroprene rubber


This book, which is a result of a coordinated effort by 22 researchers from five different countries, addresses the methods of determining the local and global mechanical properties of a variety of materials: metals, plastics, rubber, and ceramics. The first chapter treats nanoindentation techniques comprehensively. Chapter 2 concerns polymer surface properties using nanoindentation techniques. Chapter 3 deals with the wear properties of dental composites. Chapter 4 compares the global and local properties of a lead-free solder. Chapter 5 discusses the methods of determining plastic zones at the crack tip. Fatigue resistance of a synthetic polymer under different loading conditions is dealt with in Chapter 6. Chapter 7 is a review of the methods used to measure fatigue crack growth resistance. Chapter 8 treats bulk and surface properties of coated materials, and the final chapter presents a method for determining elastic constants using a resonance technique. All in all, its depth of coverage makes it a must-have for research scholars, graduate students, and teachers.