Effects of Rough Surface on Contact Depth for Instrumented Microindentation Using Spherical Indenter
Surface roughness is main source of error in instrumented microindentation when it is not negligible relative to the indentation depth. The effect of a rough surface on the results of instrumented microindentation testing using spherical indenter was analyzed by applying the contact depth model, which takes surface roughness into account. Improved variations in hardness and Young’s modulus were shown for W and Ni when the results were analyzed by this rough-surface model, while these values were underestimated with increasing surface roughness when analyzed by the flat-surface model. The deformation state of asperities underneath spherical indenter was also discussed.
Byung Tae Ahn, Hyeongtag Jeon, Bo Young Hur, Kibae Kim and Jong Wan Park
J. Y. Kim et al., "Effects of Rough Surface on Contact Depth for Instrumented Microindentation Using Spherical Indenter", Solid State Phenomena, Vols. 124-126, pp. 1337-1340, 2007