This book is a comprehensive overview of methods of characterizing the mechanical properties of engineering materials using specimen sizes in the micro-scale regime (0.3-5.0 mm). A range of issues associated with miniature specimen testing like correlation methodologies for data transferability between different specimen sizes, use of numerical simulation/analysis for data inversion, application to actual structures using scooped out samples or by in-situ testing, and more importantly developing a common code of practice are discussed and presented in a concise manner.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Miniature specimens for tensile and flow properties. Miniature specimens for Fatigue and Fracture properties. Critical Issues in Small scale testing. Applications of small scale testing – Case Studies. Towards industrial Applications.
Dr. T. Karthik is having teaching experience of 6 years and industrial experience of 5 years and handling various garment and spinning related subjects particularly in the area of Apparel manufacutirng technology, Process and quality control in apparel manufacturing and Process & Quality control in spinning for the past 6 years. The author has published more than 50 articles in reputed international and national journals and has a H-Index of 4 (Google scholar) and 3 (Scopus Index). Have published 2 books (4 book in Printing) and contributed three book chapters in Springer. He is the member in Professional bodies such as TAI and MIE.
Dr. Ganesan has been teaching for the last 8 years and industrial experience of 3 years in apparel industry and handling various garment and cehmical processing related subjects particularly in the area of Apparel manufacutirng technology, Process and quality control in apparel manufacturing and Apparel marketing and merchandising for the past 8 years. The author has published about 43 articles in reputed international and national journals and has the H-Idex of 3 (Googel scholar). Have contributed one book chapter in Springer. He is the member in Professional bodies such as MIE. He has received two government research projects worth about 50 lakh rupees. He has recieved Young Talent Search award from SDC, Mumbai.
Mr. Gopalakrishnan having teaching experience of 7 years and industrial experience of 2 years in apparel industry. He is handling apparel subjects such as Pattern making, Garment construction, Apparel merchandisng and costing for the UG students for the past 7 years. The author has published more than 65 articles in reputed international and national journals and presented more than 20 research papers in conferences. Has contributed one book chapter in Springer.
The book covers ALL aspects of miniature specimen testing methods along with specimen designs and limitations for those which are now currently well established with many being also considered for ASTM standards. This book will be an invaluable source for graduate students and researchers involved with small specimen testing in various engineering and science disciplines. In addition, this book is a must-to-have for personnel involved with various technologies where limited amounts of materials are available and/or interested in characterization of damage accumulated in various structures of interest.
—K. Linga Murty, North Carolina State University
The book is a very good summary and collection of existing works on miniaturized mechanical testing techniques. The book covers relevant and essential topics that are needed in designing, instrumenting and implementing miniature testing methodologies. The book also provides sound insight on the science behind each of the testing methodologies.
— Frank Liou, Missouri University of Science and Technology
"This book brings the experience of the authors who have spent more than one decade in the determination of mechanical properties such as tensile properties, toughness properties and fracture properties through the use of small volume specimen testing methods. Being the first of its kind from India, this book serves the needs of young researchers to sensitize them on the fundamental issues relating to small specimen testing methods. The materials considered are structural materials that are used in the power plant industries and the test methods cover all the basic properties required for material’s mechanical property characterization."
— Raghu V. Prakash, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India