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Effect of Loading Rate Upon Conventional Ceramic Microindentation Hardness



George D. Quinn, P J. Patel, Isabel K. Lloyd


Dynamic micro-indentation hardness was evaluated for a steel, sintered silicon carbide, and an aluminum oxynitride. There was negligible effect upon Vickers hardness when loading rate was varied by almost three orders of magnitude.
Journal of Research (NIST JRES) -
107 No. 3


aluminum oxynitride, hardness, loading rate, silicon carbide


Quinn, G. , Patel, P. and Lloyd, I. (2002), Effect of Loading Rate Upon Conventional Ceramic Microindentation Hardness, Journal of Research (NIST JRES), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed July 17, 2024)


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Created June 1, 2002, Updated February 19, 2017