Reflection on the measurement and use of the topography of the indentation imprint
Article first published online: 19 JUN 2013
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Special Issue: Special Issue on Diverse Applications of Surface Metrology III
Volume 36, Issue 1, pages 115–126, January-February 2014
How to Cite
Marteau, J., Bigerelle, M., Bouvier, S. and Iost, A. (2014), Reflection on the measurement and use of the topography of the indentation imprint. Scanning, 36: 115–126. doi: 10.1002/sca.21107
- Issue published online: 4 FEB 2014
- Article first published online: 19 JUN 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 15 MAY 2013
- Manuscript Received: 6 JUN 2012
- indentation residual imprint;
The goal of this paper is to study the main uses of the residual imprint of the indentation test. It also discusses the different technologies and methods employed in this context. The difficulties encountered when trying to exploit the full potentials of the imprint are thoroughly examined. A survey of the literature on the quantification of the pile-up clearly shows that there is a lack of consensus on the measurement of the residual imprint as well as on treatment methods. Therefore, in order to widen the application fields of the indentation residual imprint, relevant and standardized indicators should be established. SCANNING 36:115–126, 2014. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.