Mechanical Characterisation of Thermal Barrier Coatings Using a Micro-Indentation Instrumented Technique
An original instrumented microindenter capable of testing materials up to 1000°C in an inert atmosphere has been developed. The method of neural networks is used to solve the inverse problem, in order to determine the constitutive equation of the materials tested. To obtain a data basis for the training and validation of the neural network, finite element simulations were carried out for various sets of material parameters. To reduce the number of simulations a representative sampling of the loading-strain responses is performed using an unsupervised network, so-called self-organizing map.
S.W. Nam, Y.W. Chang, S.B. Lee and N.J. Kim
P. Kanoute et al., "Mechanical Characterisation of Thermal Barrier Coatings Using a Micro-Indentation Instrumented Technique ", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 345-346, pp. 829-832, 2007