Impression test - A review

Fuqian Yang, James C.M. Li

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Indentation test using a cylindrical indenter with a flat end is now known as impression test. The advantage is its capability to reach a steady state for creep test at constant load and it is possible to compare with the conventional tensile or compression tests. The test is simple and all the temperature and strain rate dependences can be obtained locally from one sample avoiding the sample to sample variations. It became very popular in the last decade. The literature is reviewed here.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-253
Number of pages21
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering R: Reports
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2013


  • Impression test
  • creep
  • indentation test
  • load-displacement
  • relation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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