Analysis of large-strain microindentation of crystalline polymers

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review


This chapter presents the analysis of large-strain microindentation tests for measuring the plastic properties of crystalline polymers in small volumes. Experimental results are obtained by using cylindrical, flat-ended indenters with the diameters of less than 100. μm (larger than the molecular dimensions of the crystalline polymers). The deformation process is analyzed theoretically to obtain material properties from the microindentation tests.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials and Surface Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationResearch and Development
Number of pages35
StatePublished - 2012


  • Crystalline polymers
  • Large-strain indentation test
  • Plastic deformation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science (all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Analysis of large-strain microindentation of crystalline polymers'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this