Nanoindentation Test Standards

  • Anthony C. Fischer-Cripps
Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MES)


The ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) has recently issued a draft international standard ISO 14577 entitled “Metallic materials — Instrumented indentation test for hardness and materials parameters.”1 This draft standard covers depth-sensing indentation testing for indentations in the macro, micro and nano depth ranges and also covers the testing of coated material systems.


Indentation Depth Indentation Hardness Spherical Indenter Vickers Indenter Berkovich Indenter 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    ISO Central Secretariat, 1 rue de Varembé, 1211 Geneva 20 Switzerland.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    M.F. Doemer and W.D. Nix, “A method for interpreting the data from depth-sensing indentation instruments,” J. Mater. Res. 14, 1986, pp. 601–609.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    W.C. Oliver and G.M. Pharr, “An improved technique for determining hardness and elastic modulus using load and displacement sensing indentation experiments,” J. Mater. Res. 7 4, 1992, pp. 1564–1583.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    H.-H. Behncke, “Bestimmung der Universalhärte und anderer Kennwertr an dünnen Schichten, insbesondere Hartstoffschicten,” Härterei-Technische Mitteilung HTM, 48 5, 1993, pp. 3–10.Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    INDICOAT final report, NPL Report MATC (A) 24, NPL, Teddington UK, 2001.Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    N.M. Jennett and A.J. Bushby, “Adaptive Protocol for Robust Estimates of Coatings Properties by Nanoindentation,” Mat. Res. Soc. Syrup. Proc. 695, 2002, pp. 73–78.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Anthony C. Fischer-Cripps
    • 1
  1. 1.CSIROLindfieldAustralia

Personalised recommendations