Numerical, analytical and experimental analysis of indentation

Topcu, Nagihan
Indentation is a practical and easy method, therefore, is a preferred method of material characterization. Main aim of this thesis study is to determine anisotropic properties of metals by indentation tests. The basic property of the indenter used in the finite element analyses and experiments is that it is specific to this process. Thesis includes studies on optimization of the indenter geometry, analyses of effects of friction coefficient, multiple indentations, tilting of the indenter and clamping of the specimen on force-displacements curves during indentation by finite element analyses. This study also includes finite element analyses of compression tests where these experiments have been necessary to prove anisotropic behavior of the specimen material. In addition to compression, tension tests are done to have a reference for indentation tests. On the other hand, the upper bound method which is an analytical solution is applied on the assumption of plane strain indentation.


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Citation Formats
N. Topcu, “Numerical, analytical and experimental analysis of indentation,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2005.