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The DSpace digital repository system captures, stores, indexes, preserves, and distributes digital research material.Mon, 27 May 2019 13:10:24 GMT2019-05-27T13:10:24ZReevaluation of the diametral compression test for tablets using the flattened disc geometry
http://hdl.handle.net/10985/11248
Reevaluation of the diametral compression test for tablets using the flattened disc geometry
MAZEL, Vincent; GUERARD, Sandra; CROQUELOIS, Benjamin; KOPP, Jean-Benoit; GIRARDOT, Jérémie; DIARRA, Harona; BUSIGNIES, Virginie; TCHORELOFF, Pierre
Mechanical strength is an important critical quality attribute for tablets. It is classically measured, in the pharmaceutical field, using the diametral compression test. Nevertheless, due to small contact area between the tablet and the platens, some authors suggested that during the test, the failure could occur in tension away from the center which would invalidate the test and the calculation of the tensile strength. In this study, the flattened disc geometry was used as an alternative to avoid contact problems. The diametral compression on both flattened and standard geometries was first studied using finite element method (FEM) simulation. It was found that, for the flattened geometry, both maximum tensile strain and stress were located at the center of the tablet, which was not the case for the standard geometry. Experimental observations using digital image correlation (DIC) confirmed the numerical results. The experimental tensile strength obtained using both geometries were compared and it was found that the standard geometry always gave lower tensile strength than the flattened geometry. Finally, high-speed video capture of the test made it possible to detect that for the standard geometry the crack initiation was always away from the center of the tablet.
Fri, 01 Jan 2016 00:00:00 GMThttp://hdl.handle.net/10985/112482016-01-01T00:00:00ZMAZEL, VincentGUERARD, SandraCROQUELOIS, BenjaminKOPP, Jean-BenoitGIRARDOT, JérémieDIARRA, HaronaBUSIGNIES, VirginieTCHORELOFF, PierreMechanical strength is an important critical quality attribute for tablets. It is classically measured, in the pharmaceutical field, using the diametral compression test. Nevertheless, due to small contact area between the tablet and the platens, some authors suggested that during the test, the failure could occur in tension away from the center which would invalidate the test and the calculation of the tensile strength. In this study, the flattened disc geometry was used as an alternative to avoid contact problems. The diametral compression on both flattened and standard geometries was first studied using finite element method (FEM) simulation. It was found that, for the flattened geometry, both maximum tensile strain and stress were located at the center of the tablet, which was not the case for the standard geometry. Experimental observations using digital image correlation (DIC) confirmed the numerical results. The experimental tensile strength obtained using both geometries were compared and it was found that the standard geometry always gave lower tensile strength than the flattened geometry. Finally, high-speed video capture of the test made it possible to detect that for the standard geometry the crack initiation was always away from the center of the tablet.A self-affine geometrical model of dynamic RT-PMMA fractures: implications for fracture energy measurements
http://hdl.handle.net/10985/9600
A self-affine geometrical model of dynamic RT-PMMA fractures: implications for fracture energy measurements
KOPP, Jean-Benoit; SCHMITTBUHL, Jean; NOEL, Olivier; FOND, Christophe
Profilometric imaging of fracture surfaces of rubber toughened polymer has been performed at two different resolutions (a) at large scales [10 μ\upmu m–25 mm] using an opto-mechanical profilometer and (b) at small scales [0.195 μ\upmu m–0.48 mm] using an interferometric optical microscope. We introduced a self-affine geometrical model using two parameters: the Hurst exponent and the topothesy. We showed that for rubber toughened materials the approximation of the created surface by a mean flat plane leads to a poor estimation of the dynamic fracture energy GIdcG_{Idc}. The description of the created rough fracture surface by a self-affine model is shown to provide a significantly better approximation. A new and original geometrical method is introduced to estimate self-affine parameters: the 3D surface scaling method. Hurst exponents are shown to be unique, χ=0.6±0.1\chi =0.6\pm 0.1 for the different fracture zones and measurement scales. Topothesy ratios indicate a significant difference of fracture surface roughness amplitude depending on the observation resolution when the detrending technique is not correctly introduced.
Thu, 01 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMThttp://hdl.handle.net/10985/96002015-01-01T00:00:00ZKOPP, Jean-BenoitSCHMITTBUHL, JeanNOEL, OlivierFOND, ChristopheProfilometric imaging of fracture surfaces of rubber toughened polymer has been performed at two different resolutions (a) at large scales [10 μ\upmu m–25 mm] using an opto-mechanical profilometer and (b) at small scales [0.195 μ\upmu m–0.48 mm] using an interferometric optical microscope. We introduced a self-affine geometrical model using two parameters: the Hurst exponent and the topothesy. We showed that for rubber toughened materials the approximation of the created surface by a mean flat plane leads to a poor estimation of the dynamic fracture energy GIdcG_{Idc}. The description of the created rough fracture surface by a self-affine model is shown to provide a significantly better approximation. A new and original geometrical method is introduced to estimate self-affine parameters: the 3D surface scaling method. Hurst exponents are shown to be unique, χ=0.6±0.1\chi =0.6\pm 0.1 for the different fracture zones and measurement scales. Topothesy ratios indicate a significant difference of fracture surface roughness amplitude depending on the observation resolution when the detrending technique is not correctly introduced.