Self-Similarity Simplification Approaches for the Modeling and Analysis of Rockwell Hardness Indentation
Li Ma, J Zhou, A Lau, Samuel R. Low III, R Dewit
The indentation process of pressing a rockwell diamond indenter into inelastic material has been studied to provide a means for the analysis, simulation and prediction of Rockwell hardness tests. The geometrical characteristics of the spheroconical-shaped Rockwell indenter are discussed and fit to a general function in a self-similar way. The complicated moving boundary problem in Rockwell hardness tests is simplified so an intermediate stationary one for a flat die indenter using principle of similarity and cumulative superposition approach. This method is applied to both strain hardening and strain rate dependent materials. The effects of different material properties and indenter geometries on the indentation depth are discussed.
, Zhou, J.
, Lau, A.
, Low, S.
and Dewit, R.
Self-Similarity Simplification Approaches for the Modeling and Analysis of Rockwell Hardness Indentation, Journal of Research (NIST JRES), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=822532
(Accessed October 3, 2023)