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Measurement of Youngs Modulus of Powders

  1. Mar 26, 2009 #1
    How do we measure the young's modulus of powders (particle size D50 is around 50 microns)?

    Quasi static methods like compression , tensile etc are not recommended for powders like materials. WHat modifications do we need if one wants to use compression method ?
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  3. Mar 26, 2009 #2


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    Hi aruneshk, welcome to PF. One possible approach is atomic force microscopy, in which one elastically indents the sample to a depth of <<1 micron by using a microfabricated tip.
  4. Mar 26, 2009 #3
    Another method that springs to mind is the use of dynamic mechanical analysis within a material pocket.
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