Experimental Mechanics

, Volume 38, Issue 3, pp 154–160

Submicron deformation field measurements: Part 3. Demonstration of deformation determinations

  • G. Vendnroux
  • N. Schmidt
  • W. G. Knauss
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF02325737

Cite this article as:
Vendnroux, G., Schmidt, N. & Knauss, W.G. Experimental Mechanics (1998) 38: 154. doi:10.1007/BF02325737

Abstract

This is the third and last paper is a sequence devoted to an experimental investigation of deformation mechanisms at the submicron scale through the use of a specially designed scanning tunneling microscope. Its application, when used jointly with digital image correlation, as a tool for strain and deformation determinations is explored by way of two demonstrations. First, deformations in a uniaxially stressed, unplasticized (poly)vinylchloride sample are analyzed to yield the three-dimensional surface displacement field over a 10 μm×10μm area. Homogeneous deformations occur at the micrometer and large size scales. However, at the 100-nm scale, inhomogeneous deformations embedded in a homogeneous deformation field appear. The second example addresses the deformation field in the vicinity of an interface between a carbon fiber and the surrounding matrix under shear stresses along the fiber. This loading leads to shearing a sheath from the carbon fiber that is about half a micron thick.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Vendnroux
    • 1
  • N. Schmidt
    • 1
  • W. G. Knauss
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate Aeronautical LaboratoriesCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadena