Mapping of Mechanical Properties of Cement-Based Materials at Micro/Nano-Scale

Torsten Howind, John Hughes, Wenzhong Zhu

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This paper reports results of micro/nano-scale mechanical characterisation of the cement-based materials at micro/nano-scale using various available mapping techniques. Two new techniques: Express Nanoindentation Test option by Agilent Technologies and PeakForce QNM by Bruker were applied to mapping mechanical properties of cement-based materials, together with the use of conventional nanoindentation technique. Preliminary test results as well as advantages and limitations for the different techniques were discussed.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Innovative Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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