WIT Press


Finite Element Analysis Of Indentation Experiments

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CON930091

Volume

1

Pages

8

Published

1993

Size

577 kb

Author(s)

J.M. Olaf

Abstract

Finite element analysis of indentation experiments J.M. Olaf Fraunhofer-Insitut fur Werkstoffmechanik, Wohlerstr. 11, D-W- 7800 Freiburg, Germany ABSTRACT There are only a few methods suitable for a quantitative characterization of the mechanical properties of surfaces and surface coatings; the inden- tation testing is one of those methods. In order to improve the indenta- tion test and to gather more information on the complete deformation pro- cess within the specimen finite element calculations were carried out using special contact elements to represent the contact conditions between indentor and surface. It is shown that the indentation process depends on a variety of parame- ters given by the test system, i.e. the material to be investigated as well as the test device. A separation of the parameter dependencies can only be acchieved by a combination of both, experimental and numerical in- vestigations. Examplarily it is shown that the numerical

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