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Indentation Testing of a Broad Range of Cemented Carbides

  • Richard Warren
  • Hansjoachim Matzke

Abstract

Vickers diamond indentation and Hertzian indentation were used as a means of investigating the fracture toughness of a wide range of unbonded and metal-bonded, cemented, carbides. Diamond indentation provides a sensitive and reproducible method of toughness testing; the results can be related empirically to conventional toughness parameters. Hertzian indentation is a complement to diamond indentation, permitting measurement on brittle materials not always amenable to diamond indentation.

Keywords

Fracture Toughness Fracture Mode Indentation Test Indentation Load Cement Carbide 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Warren
    • 1
  • Hansjoachim Matzke
    • 2
  1. 1.Chalmers University of TechnologyGothenburgSweden
  2. 2.European Institute for Transuranium ElementsCECKarlsruheW. Germany

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