Evaluation of Indentation Hardness Properties and Indentation Methodology for Determining the Influence of Chemical Exposure on Polymeric Materials [open pdf - 492KB]
The relevance and importance of the indentation experiment in chemical-material compatibility testing was evaluated. The spectrum of methods and instrumentation was surveyed. The ranking of methods was thermo-mechanical analysis (TMA), International Rubber Hardness Degree (lRHD), Shore A/D ISO Ball, and Rockwell. Based on the advantages of the TMA method, a further review of indentation instrumentation is provided.