A scaling approach to modeling indentation measurements

Y. T. Cheng, Z. Li, C. M. Cheng

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Using dimensional analysis and finite element calculations, the relationships between hardness, elastic modulus, final contact depth, and the work of indentation are extended to conical indentation in elastic-plastic solids with various cone angles. These relationships provide new insights into indentation measurements. They may also be useful to the interpretation of results obtained from instrumented indentation experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)Q1.1.1-Q1.1.8
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
StatePublished - 2001
EventFundamentals of Nanoindentation and Nanotribology II - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Nov 28 2000Nov 30 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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