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The Compelling Case for Indentation as a Functional Exploratory and Characterization Tool

Marshall, David B; Cook, R F; Padture, Nitin P.; Oyen, Michelle L.; Pajares, Antonia; Bradby, Jodie; Reimanis, Ivar E.; Tandon, Rajan; Page, Trevor F.; Pharr, George M.; Lawn, Brian


The utility of indentation testing for characterizing a wide range of mechanical properties of brittle materials is highlighted in light of recent articles questioning its validity, specifically in relation to the measurement of toughness. Contrary to assertion by some critics, indentation fracture theory is fundamentally founded in Griffith-Irwin fracture mechanics, based on model crack systems evolving within inhomogeneous but well-documented elastic and elastic-plastic contact stress fields....[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the American Ceramic Society
DOI: 10.1111/jace.13729


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