Physical regularities in the cracking of nanocoatings and a method for an automated determination of the crack-network parameters

Pavlo Maruschak, Vladimir Glina, Igor Konovalenko, Tomaž Vuherer, Sergey Panin

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The regularities and spatial distribution of multiple cracking of a nanocoating are investigated. It is found that in the cracking zones the relaxation of the stresses accumulated in the coating takes place; moreover, the intensity of its failure is determined by the structural level of defect accumulation. A new algorithm for a digital identification of the elements of a crack network in a nanocoating is proposed, and its adequacy is checked.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)525-529
Number of pages5
JournalMateriali in Tehnologije
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012



  • Damage
  • Diagnostics
  • Multiple cracks
  • Nanocoating
  • Strain
  • Surface

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Metals and Alloys
  • Polymers and Plastics

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