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Using work of indentation to predict erosion behavior in bulk materials and coatings

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Indentation methods can be used to simulate many of the damage processes observed in the erosion testing of bulk materials and coatings. For brittle materials the transition between erosion regimes may be predicted based on simple indentation-derived models. However, the prediction of erosion rates from indentation data presents a greater challenge. In this paper the use of work of indentation to characterize the energy dissipated in damage processes is discussed and this is used to predict erosion behaviour. Reasonable agreement with experimental data is observed in some specific cases. © 2006 IOP Publishing Ltd.

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Author(s): Bull SJ

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics

Year: 2006

Volume: 39

Issue: 8

Pages: 1626-1634

ISSN (print): 0022-3727

ISSN (electronic): 1361-6463

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing Ltd.


DOI: 10.1088/0022-3727/39/8/023


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