A Generalized Load-Penetration Relation for Sharp Indenters and the Indentation Size Effect

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Z. Y. Li

School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1287

S. Chandrasekar

Schools of Industrial Engineering and Materials Engineering, 1287 GRIS, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1287

H. T. Yang

Department of Mechanical and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106.

J. Appl. Mech 69(3), 394-396 (May 03, 2002) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1458557 History: Received January 25, 2001; Revised October 05, 2001; Online May 03, 2002
Copyright © 2002 by ASME
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