Finite element investigation of nano-indentation of coated stainless steel

Qiang Xu, Chulin Jiang, Dezheng Liu, Yongxin Pang, Simon Hodgson

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An finite element analysis was used to investigate the nano-indentation testing process in different kinds of coating on 316 Stainless Steel, in order to determine the properties of coating material and to and investigate the influence of different of the material coating materials on 316 Stainless Steel. The finite element analysis was based elastic-plasticity properties of material. The results were three main points: 1) the simulation force-depth relationship was agreed with the experimental force-depth relationship for 316 stainless steel; 2) the range of Modulus of Elasticity for specific coating was determined as between 5GPa to 60GPa; 3) the influence of the thickness of coating material on the force indentation depth relationship was investigated. The project offers suggestions to further design of coating process research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2011 17th International Conference on Automation & Computing
Subtitle of host publicationUniversity of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK, 10 September 2011
EditorsWen-hua Chen, Xun Chen, Zhijie Xu
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781862180987
ISBN (Print)9781467300001
Publication statusPublished - 21 Nov 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event17th International Conference on Automation and Computing - Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Sep 201110 Sep 2011
Conference number: 17 (Link to Event Details)


Conference17th International Conference on Automation and Computing
Abbreviated titleICAC 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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