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Micromechanics of Nanoindentation

Micromechanics of Nanoindentation

Led by:  P. Wriggers, C.B. Hirschberger
Team:  D. Gottschalk
Funding:  DFG IRTG 1627

The properties of many modern metallic materials are obtained through a
defined micro structural treatment. The grain size of a steel
influences its macroscopic material behavior to a considerable extent.
Nanoindentation technics are a possibility to examine the micro
mechanical coherences. The goal of this project is a proper simulation
of a nanoindentation test into a poly crystalline metal. In order to model the
occuring size effects, it is necessary to implement a  model for gradient crystal
plasticity and grain boundary behavior.