Modified method for continuous stiffness measurement

Pai Jen Wei, Jen Fin Lin

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This study proposes a method developed to simultaneously solve contact hardness and reduced modulus by loading and unloading coefficients together with the inclined angle of an indenter. The ratios of the applied load to the squared slopes of load-depth curves during loading and unloading processes were used to determine loading and unloading coefficients. The values of the contact area estimated by the present method were found to be precise for a variety of materials. Compared to the reduced modulus, errors due to underestimated contact area were found more significant in the evaluation of contact hardness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)599-606
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Materials Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Mar

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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