Analytical relationship among nominal hardness, reduced Young's modulus, the work of indentation, and strain hardening exponent

Dejun Ma, Chung Wo Ong

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A study was conducted to demonstrate that analytical relationship among nominal hardness and reduced Young's modulus was driven by indentation and strain hardening exponent. A three-dimensional rigid conical indenter with a given half angle, θ was driven to indent into a homogeneous elastic-plastic solids in the model of indentation considered in the study. An approximate relationship between hcmand hmwith n and We/Wtwas proposed as parameters for conducting the investigations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2530-2533
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Materials Science
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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