Micro Materials have developed a novel Randomised impact technique to simulate erosive wear on the nano and micro-scale.
The technique is particularly well suited for studying damage mechanism on thermal barrier coatings and exhibits good correlation to erosion tests, both in terms of damage mechanism and wear rate. Work carried out so far shows that impact density influences impact wear rate – the number and spacing/ distribution type are all interrelated.
For more information, download our new application note below. The randomised impact test is available as a software upgrade for all NanoTest Vantage/Alpha/Xtreme instruments that have the nano and/or micro-impact module. Contact us for pricing information.