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By Slim Kibech, AbderRahman N Sobh1, Pratik Naik1, Nahil Sobh1

1. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Nanoindentation for Mechanical Characterization of Soft Materials

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Version 1.0f - published on 27 Mar 2014

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Given basic parameter control over defining a soft object and hard indentation device, perform an indentation interaction analysis using FEAP. Makes use of variably fine meshing in order to provide more accurate results of surface behaviors at the site of indentation.

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  • Regents of the University of California (2014), Finite Element Analysis Program (Version 8.4.1d) [Computer program]. Berkeley, CA: University of California, Berkeley. Retrieved January 1, 2014. Available at
  • Slim Kibech; AbderRahman N Sobh; Pratik Naik; Nahil Sobh (2014), "nanoindentation," (DOI: 10.4231/D3MS3K20Q).

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