This chapter gives a brief description of special mechanical tests for various types of materials and sample geometries, such as blister tests for membranes/adhesives/ coatings, tensile tests and shear tests for sealants and foam adhesives, indentation and scratch tests for coatings, tack tests for pressure sensitive adhesives, and bimaterial curvature tests for characterizing residual stress, stress-free temperature, and coefficient of thermal expansion of adhesives bonded to substrates of interest. In addition, some applications of these tests are also described in this chapter.
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