Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 42, Issue 12, pp 4513–4520 | Cite as

Cyclic indentation in aluminum

  • Fuqian YangEmail author
  • Lingling Peng
  • Kenji Okazaki


Cyclic indentation was used to evaluate the dynamic deformation of aluminum. Under the load-controlled cyclic indentation, the indenter continuously penetrated into the material and reached a steady state at which the penetration speed (per cycle) was a constant. The amplitude of the cyclic indentation depth was basically controlled by the amplitude of the cyclic indentation load, independent of the mean indentation load and the indentation frequency. The steady state penetration speed decreased with increasing the amplitude of the cyclic indentation load due to the increase in the size of plastic zone. It also decreased with the increase in the mean indentation load due to local strain hardening, while it increased with the increase of the indentation frequency.


Plastic Zone Indentation Depth Indentation Load Load Amplitude Plastic Energy 



This research is supported by NSF through a grant CMS-0508989 and Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation through a grant KSEF-148-502-03-73.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemical and Materials EngineeringUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA

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