Scaling relationships for indentation measurements

Yang Tse Cheng, Zhiyong Li, Che Min Cheng

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Using dimensional analysis and finite-element calculations, several relationships that relate features of indentation loading and unloading curves to the hardness, the elastic modulus and the work of indentation are extended to conical indentation in elastic-plastic solids with various 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)1821-1829
Number of pages9
JournalPhilosophical Magazine A: Physics of Condensed Matter, Structure, Defects and Mechanical Properties
Issue number10
StatePublished - Jul 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Metals and Alloys


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