A new dual-scale instrumented indentation test (DualS-IIT) methodology is here proposed to determine the yield stress (in a tensile-like sense). The methodology involves measuring the bulk yield radius, as defined by the expansion cavity model (ECM), induced by a Vickers macro-indentation in a medium plane cross-section. The bulk yield radius is measured by means of a subsurface nano-hardness survey along the load direction in correspondence to the transition interface between the hemispherical strain hardened region and the surrounding elastic region. The methodology has been applied to an AlLi (A2198-T3) alloy and a yield stress of 297 MPa has been measured (in agreement with a tensile test); moreover, anomalous plastic deformation behaviour has appeared under indentation. The combination of macro- and nano-indentation tests in one single experiment, as in the proposed methodology, offers a unique experimental basis to directly correlate the mechanical properties of a material at two different scales, which at present is an open issue in the research on indentation.
|Titolo:||Determination of the yield radius and yield stress in 2198-T3 aluminum alloy by means of the dual-scale instrumented indentation test|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|