Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 30, Issue 21, pp 5394–5398 | Cite as

Energetically evaluated load-indentation measurements of different classes of material

  • B. Rother


Alumina, acryl glass, colour paint and India-rubber have been investigated by load-indentation measurements. The data were evaluated in terms of specific deformation energy densities and in terms of the conventional hardness under load. The specific energy densities were found to indicate a constant material response to the penetration of the indentor for extended penetration depth ranges. However, the conventionally calculated hardness values show a typical decrease for increased penetration depth.


Colour Polymer Alumina Energy Density Acryl 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Rother
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  1. 1.Forschungsinstitut für Edelmetalle und MetallchemieSchwäbisch GmündGermany

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