Indentation of metals by a flat-ended cylindrical punch

B. Riccardi, R. Montanari

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The paper reviews the fundamentals of indentation theory for punches with cylindrical geometry, presents a deep-indentation finite element (FE) simulation and discusses an experimental technique for flat-ended cylindrical indentation. This technique is based on the use of cylindrical punches with diameters up to 1 mm and allows pressure-penetration curves to be drawn from which yield stress and elasticity modulus can be determined. Several materials have been tested including pure metals, steels and refractory alloys; yield stress has been determined and compared with literature values. By testing at different temperatures it was also possible to determine the ductile-to-brittle transition temperature (DBTT) for some alloys that show such phenomenon. © 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281 - 291
Number of pages11
JournalMaterials Science & Engineering A: Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sep 2004
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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