Determination of Elastic Modulus of Thin Coating Materials Using Nanoindentation and Finite Element Analysis
A deconvolution method that combines nanoindentation and finite element analysis was developed to determine elastic modulus of thin coating layer in a coating-substrate bilayer system. In this method, the nanoindentation experiments were conducted to obtain the modulus of both the bilayer system and the substrate. The finite element analysis was then applied to deconvolve the elastic modulus of the coating. The results demonstrated that the elastic modulus obtained using the developed method was in good agreement with that reported in literature.
Han Huang, Liangchi Zhang, Jun Wang, Zhengyi Jiang, Libo Zhou, Xipeng Xu and Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa
S. Liu et al., "Determination of Elastic Modulus of Thin Coating Materials Using Nanoindentation and Finite Element Analysis", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 76-78, pp. 392-397, 2009