Comptes Rendus
Surface mechanics: facts and numerical models
Contact response of ceramics
Comptes Rendus. Mécanique, Volume 339 (2011) no. 7-8, pp. 466-472.

Instrumented indentation mechanics and its applications to ceramics characterisation are described and discussed. Instrumented nanoindentation has become an outstanding tool for characterising surfaces and is routinely used in industry and university. The article reviews important procedures and concepts that have proved to be very useful to analyse the contact response of ceramics (elastic–plastic loading, indentation strains and stresses, crack generation, composite response of coated pieces). Examples are used to illustrate the very wide range of studies that can be carried out.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.crme.2011.05.005
Keywords: Contact, Ceramics, Coating, Elasticity, Plasticity, Fracture

Eric Le Bourhis 1

1 Institut Pprime, département PMM, UPR 3346 CNRS, Université de Poitiers, ENSMA, SP2MI-Téléport 2, boulevard Marie et Pierre Curie, B.P. 30179, 86962 Futuroscope-Chasseneuil cedex, France
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