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Indentation University - Session 5: Elastic Contact Mechanics
Force and displacement measurements obtained from instrumented indentation experiments are interpreted using elastic contact models, even when the contact causes plastic deformation. Elastic contact models specify the ideal relationship between force, displacement, and elastic properties. Such models are explained in this presentation. Ian Sneddon’s elastic contact model is given special attention due to its generality, and the models of Hertz and Love are shown to be special cases of Sneddon’s model. Many examples are provided which show how to apply Sneddon’s model to specific geometries of contacting bodies.

Aug 14, 2019 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Jennifer Hay
Senior Applications Scientist @KLA Corporation
Jennifer Hay is a Senior Applications Scientist at KLA Corporation. Prior to joining KLA, she held similar positions at Nanomechanics, Keysight, Agilent, and MTS Systems Corporation. She received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Houston. Jennifer has worked in the field of nanoindentation since 1996, advancing standardization while also developing methodology for new applications including thin films, polymers, gels, and biomaterials. Mrs. Hay currently serves as the chair for the MEMS/Nanomechanics technical division of the Society of Experimental Mechanics (SEM). She has authored many journal articles on nanoindentation, including an invited feature series in the SEM journal Experimental Techniques.