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RESEARCH PAPERS

Reverse Plastic Flow Associated With Plastic Indentation

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M. C. Shaw

Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz. 85281

T. Hoshi

Department of Precision Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606, Japan

D. Henry

U. S. Army, Huntsville, Ala.

J. Eng. Ind 101(2), 104-108 (May 01, 1979) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3439481 History: Received July 25, 1978; Online July 15, 2010

Abstract

When an indenter is pressed into a surface as in a hardness test, the material beneath the indenter undergoes plastic flow. When the load is removed from the indenter, a second plastic flow occurs in the opposite direction. This paper presents experimental evidence for this reverse plastic flow and mentions a number of practical implications of this behavior.

Copyright © 1979 by ASME
Topics: Deformation , Stress
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