FEM modelling of nanoindentation experiment for nanostructural Me-carbon film (Me = Pd, Ni)

Joanna Rymarczyk, Elzbieta Czerwosz, Asta Richter, Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Krzysztof S. Kulpa
2009 Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2009  
This work presents a comparison of numerical simulation and experimental data for nanoindentation studies of nanostructural Me-carbonaceous films (where Me = Pd or Ni). Films containing palladium or nickel nanograins embedded in a carbonaceous matrix were synthesized by a PVD process. The topography of films was characterized by AFM and the mechanical properties were analyzed by nanoindentation. Nanoindentation experiments were performed with a tip made of diamond with a shape of a 90° cube
more » ... er three-sided pyramid in a Hysitron Triboscope. The finite element method (FEM) was used to simulate the indentation experiment in such heterogeneous material on nanoscale.
doi:10.1117/12.837476 fatcat:xxceiqwwwjednjmuekjppdfgoe