Nanoscale mechanical properties of 3D printed gypsum-powder-based rocks by nanoindentation and numerical modeling

Author(s)
C. Li, L. Kong, M. Ostadhassan, R. Lin
Publisher
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Source
Rapid Prototyping Journal
Keywords
3D printed rock, Differential effective medium theory, mechanical properties, Nanoindentation
Year
2019

Evaluating mechanical properties of simply made samples by 3D printing technology at nanoscale provides a clear path to better understand larger-scale responses of complex natural rocks. Therefore, to realize the similarity between synthetically manufactured materials and natural geomaterials, this study focused on nanoscale mechanical characterization of a 3D printed object with only two constituent components (gypsum powder and infiltrant).

Keywords: Mechanical properties, Nanoindentation, 3D printed rock, Differential effective medium theory

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