Rate-change instrumented indentation for measuring strain rate sensitivity

D. Pan, M. W. Chen

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    A rate-change instrumented indentation method is introduced to experimentally characterize the strain rate sensitivity of high strength materials, such as metallic glasses and nanocrystalline metals, which generally possess low rate sensitivity at room temperature. This technique has been validated herein, via self-consistency between rate jump and rate drop measurements, as a viable way to characterize rate dependent deformation behavior and thereby the underlying micromechanisms of plastic flow.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1466-1470
    Number of pages5
    JournalJournal of Materials Research
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2009 Apr

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Materials Science(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Mechanical Engineering


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