Dissemination of IT for the Promotion of Materials Science (DoITPoMS)

Coating Mechanics

This TLP should provide some insights into the mechanics of bi-layer (coating on substrate) systems. It covers the concept of a misfit strain and the way in which equilibrium is established after its introduction, including the creation of curvature. The differences between "thin" and "thick" coating cases are explained.


First created: August 2017. Last updated: August 2017.

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