The present paper deals with the plastic deformation process into metallic materials occurring in the subindenter region during the loading cycle of spherical indentation test. Load-indentation-depth curve and plastic strains field evolution in the region beneath the indenter are examined using finite element analysis (FEA). The FE model was set up and validated by comparison with experimental spherical indentations carried out oil two different materials (A16082-T6, AISI H 13) under four different friction conditions, corresponding to friction coefficients equal to 0.0, 0.1, 0.3, and 0.5. It is confirmed that friction effects on load-indentation-depth curves are negligible for the investigated penetration depths, whereas the plastic deformation process is affected by the contact conditions. The investigation shows that, although the L-h curve is not affected by the contact conditions up to medium values of the penetration depth, remarkable effects are produced in the overall plastic core under the indenter. A strong correlation between plastic strains field and friction coefficient is especially observed at low values of this parameter, whereas a saturation of the phenomena is found for medium-high values of the friction coefficient.
|Autori:||Beghini M.; Bertini L.; Fontanari V.; Monelli B.D.|
|Titolo:||Numerical analysis of plastic deformation evolution into metallic materials during spherical indentation process|
|Anno del prodotto:||2009|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1557/JMR.2009.0142|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|