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Materials 2017, 10(3), 270; doi:10.3390/ma10030270

Effect of the Elastic Deformation of a Point-Sharp Indenter on Nanoindentation Behavior

Faculty of Art and Regional Design, Saga University, 1 Honjo-machi, Saga 840-8502, Japan
Laboratory for Materials and Structures, Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology, R3-24 4259 Nagatsuta, Midori, Yokohama 226-8503, Japan
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Academic Editors: Ting Tsui and Matt Pharr
Received: 25 January 2017 / Accepted: 2 March 2017 / Published: 7 March 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advanced Nanoindentation in Materials)
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The effect of the elastic deformation of a point-sharp indenter on the relationship between the indentation load P and penetration depth h (P-h curve) is examined through the numerical analysis of conical indentations simulated with the finite element method [...] View Full-Text
Keywords: nanoindentaion; elastic deformation; finite element method; numerical analysis nanoindentaion; elastic deformation; finite element method; numerical analysis

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Akatsu, T.; Numata, S.; Shinoda, Y.; Wakai, F. Effect of the Elastic Deformation of a Point-Sharp Indenter on Nanoindentation Behavior. Materials 2017, 10, 270.

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