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Selected mechanical problems in load- and depth-sensing indentation testing
Indentation techniques are used extensively in mechanical property testing. In this dissertation, selected mechanical problems in load and depth sensing indentation testing are presented. One commonly used technique for ...
Interfacial dynamics of liquid droplets and thermophysical property measurement
The interfacial dynamics of a viscous droplet immersed in a viscous medium are considered. The characteristic equation is derived using a normal-mode analysis, and solved for arbitrary, finite fluid properties. The cylinder ...
Application of Markov chains to the critical element model for determining the fatigue life of composites
A stochastic model for predicting the lifetime of composite laminates subjected to multiaxial fatigue loading is proposed. The model is based on the application of Markov chains to the well known "critical element" model ...