Chapter 2. Indentation

  1. John J. Gilman

Published Online: 23 JUL 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470446836.ch2

Chemistry and Physics of Mechanical Hardness

Chemistry and Physics of Mechanical Hardness

How to Cite

Gilman, J. J. (2009) Indentation, in Chemistry and Physics of Mechanical Hardness, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470446836.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 JUL 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 MAY 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470226520

Online ISBN: 9780470446836

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Keywords:

  • applied load, indentation process;
  • Young's modulus depends strongly on the shear modulus;
  • indentation size effect (ISE), associating with friction

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Chin-Gilman Parameter

  • What Does Indentation Hardness Measure?

  • Indentation Size Effect

  • Indentation Size (From Macro to Nano)

  • Indentation vs. Scratch Hardness

  • Blunt or Soft Indenters

  • Anisotropy

  • Indenter and Specimen Surfaces

  • References