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Fracture mode transitions during indentation of columnar TiN coatings on metal

Bhowmick, S and Bhide, R and Hoffman, M and Jayaram, V and Biswas, SK (2005) Fracture mode transitions during indentation of columnar TiN coatings on metal. In: Philosophical Magazine, 85 (25). pp. 2927-2945.


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Pyramidal indentations and focused-ion-beam machining have been used to study the damage during contact loading of textured columnar titanium nitride hard coatings on three steels and aluminium. The influence of the substrate hardness and coating thickness on the type and extent of fracture have been examined. In particular, the primary mechanism of deformation is shown to undergo a change from inter-columnar shear to other forms of subsurface damage. A physical model is proposed to explain this transition in the fracture mode. The implications of such behaviour for coating design are discussed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Philosophical Magazine
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to Taylor & Francis Ltd.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2005
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:20
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/3739

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