Some Issues in Relations between Microstructure and Indentation Measurements


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Case study on copper-tungsten metal-matrix composite was performed. The influence of presence of an interface on the distribution of measured hardness and/or modulus was incorporated by a statistical distribution taking into account a progressive change of materials behavior as a function of depth of penetration. Unbiased (intrinsic) material properties (hardness and Young’s modulus) were then successfully extracted from the experimental grid indentation data.



Solid State Phenomena (Volume 258)

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Pavel Šandera




P. Haušild et al., "Some Issues in Relations between Microstructure and Indentation Measurements", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 258, pp. 131-136, 2017

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December 2016




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