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Caractérisation mécanique de céramiques poreuses sous forme massive et de revêtement par indentation instrumentée Knoop

Abstract : Instrumented indentation is widely used for the assessment of mechanical properties, mainly hardness and elastic modulus. In order to obtain reliable results, analysis methodology has to refer several corrections, such as tip defect and frame compliance. However, these corrections are insufficient for the characterization of brittle and porous materials, whether bulk or coatings. Not only brittleness but also local surrounding in the case of heterogeneous materials and substrate influence in the case of coatings raise error concerns. To limit these unwanted effects, the Knoop indenter appears to be a favorable candidate because of the larger contact area and lower indentation depth at equivalent loads. However, compared to other commonly used indenters, radial elastic recovery near Knoop indent that has to be taken into account in the analysis methodology, is not well known. This constitutes therefore an obstacle for its use. Thereof, we propose to adapt the conventional methodology proposed by Oliver and Pharr to obtain reliable results with Knoop indentation. To achieve this purpose, we analyze the indentation data of different dense ceramic materials by comparing Knoop and Vickers indentations, this latter being used as a reference. First, we analyze the elastic recovery using Knoop indenter. We show that correlation to Vickers indentation results is possible using a geometric correction factor. This approach is valid for the determination of elastic modulus and hardness. However, for the latter property, it is necessary to specify the definition used for its calculation. The established analysis methodology was applied for studying the mechanical response of porous bulk materials and coatings, with respect to material porosity, roughness and thickness. It was confirmed that Knoop indenter may be favorable compared to the commonly used indenters, at least in the case of ceramics.
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Ghailen Ben Ghorbal. Caractérisation mécanique de céramiques poreuses sous forme massive et de revêtement par indentation instrumentée Knoop. Matériaux. Université de Valenciennes et du Hainaut-Cambresis, 2017. Français. ⟨NNT : 2017VALE0022⟩. ⟨tel-02182660⟩



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