Research work in Materials Science presented at the NANOfIM congress
The 4th International Conference on Nanotechnology for Instrumentation and Measurement NANOfIM was held at Universidad Panamericana on November 7 and 8 and included the participation of specialists from around the world in nanotechnology advancements.
Roberto González, PhD and researcher of the School of Engineering presented the work "Microscale Mechanical Properties Testing and Simulation" which focuses in the characterization of mechanical properties at a micro and nano scale for manufactured parts. Though facilities with accurate and state-of-the-art equipment are scarce, expensive and not always available, equipment already in use for traditional characterization can be used to analyze micro and even nano phenomena if calculations and simulations are combined with models representing testing procedures, such as hardness indentation or micro-machining of bending beams. The understanding of the interaction between phases in the material and more accurate finite element models of grains or precipitates with different geometries can contribute in measuring the behavior of very small zones of a manufactured part and design quality control or inspection protocols.
This research, in which Maria Jose Quintana PhD also participates, is part of the "Advanced Materials and Construction" research line to further advance the use of equipment and simulation capabilities at the UP laboratory facilities.