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Simulation of Nanoindentation Test Data

  • Anthony C. Fischer-CrippsEmail author
Chapter
Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MES)

Abstract

The methods of analysis described in Chap. 3 can be used to provide a useful computation of simulated load-displacement curves, where the mechanical properties of both the specimen and indenter are given as input parameters. A simulated load-displacement curve allows comparisons to be made with actual experimental data. For example, such comparisons may yield information about non-linear events such as cracking or phase changes that might occur with an actual specimen during an indentation test. In this chapter, the procedure for generating a simulated load-displacement curve is described in detail and a comparison is made with experimental data from materials with a wide range of ratio of modulus to hardness.

Keywords

Critical Load Penalty Factor Specimen Material Finite Element Result Spherical Indenter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fischer-Cripps Laboratories Pty Ltd.Killarney HeightsAustralia

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