Depth-sensing indentation tests in studying plastic instabilities

Chinh, Nguyen Quang and Gubicza, Jenő and Kovács, Zsolt and Lendvai, János (2004) Depth-sensing indentation tests in studying plastic instabilities. Journal of Materials Research, 19 (1). pp. 31-45. ISSN 0884-2914 (print), 2044-5326 (online)


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This review surveys the phenomenon of plastic instabilities occurring in depth-sensing indentation measurements. Investigations presented focus on the characterization of Portevin-Le Chatelier type instabilities observed in different metal alloys during indentation. The effect of some important factors such as solute concentration, the formation of Guinier-Preston zones, and grain size and orientation are described and discussed. The phenomenon of plastic instabilities as serrated flow recently observed in bulk metallic glasses is also briefly reviewed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QC Physics / fizika
Depositing User: Erika Bilicsi
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2012 11:31
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2012 11:31

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