Year of Publication
Materials Science and Engineering
Finite element simulation of indentation is presented in this thesis. A rigid cylindrical indenter of flat end is used in all the cases, in which the simulation focuses on the effect of a hole on the indentation behavior of materials including elastic and elasto-plastic materials. In the simulation, the material is assumed to be a half-space. The relations between load and displacement are determined as a function of the hole size. Also indentation under cyclic loading is simulated for an elastic-perfect plastic half space. The influence of factors causing fatigue deformation like amplitude, median load and frequency is addressed. The propagation rate of plastic zone and Von Mises stress distribution at maximum and minimum loading are analyzed.
Saran, Aditi, "FINITE ELEMENT SIMULATION OF INDENTATION OF POROUS MATERIALS" (2004). University of Kentucky Master's Theses. 380.