Advanced digital workshop: Instrumented indentation testing (IIT)

Advanced digital workshop: Instrumented indentation testing (IIT)

You already know how to use instrumented indentation instruments and would like to know how to test more challenging samples? Or you have already measured some samples and would like to understand more about the measurement method and how to optimize it? Then the advanced digital workshop on instrumented indentation testing is for you.

In the first two sessions of this online workshop we will explain some of the less well-known parameters of the indentation procedure, mapping measurements and particle crush testing using the NHT³ and MCT³. You will learn how to optimize the test parameters and how to set up a large matrix indentation measurement as well as how to proceed with compression of particles. In the third session of this workshop, we will show you how to measure small samples using the adjustable sample holder and the UNHT³ and we will explain the constant strain rate method for dynamic measurement. The fourth session will be dedicated to the Bioindenter and the characterization of soft samples and samples immersed in liquids. We will discuss the main challenges of testing of soft samples and how to overcome them. 

Each of the four sessions will take approximately 45 minutes and will be demonstrated live on the instruments by Anton Paar application specialists. You will have the possibility to ask questions after each session.


Workshop program (CEST UTC+02:00):

09:00 - 09:15 - Introduction

09:15 - 10:00 - 1st Session

Adjustment of advanced indentation testing parameters: How to correctly perform and optimize your measurements (theoretical presentation session).

10:00 - 10:45 - 2nd Session

How to set up an indentation mapping experiment and multicycle indentation measurement, and perform particle compression testing (live demo session on Anton Paar NHT³ and MCT³).

10:45 - 11:30 - 3rd Session

How to measure small samples, test a visual advanced matrix and set up constant strain rate dynamic measurements (live demo session on Anton Paar UNHT³).

11:30 - 12:15 - 4th Session

Challenges in measuring soft samples and samples in liquid, dynamic indentation of soft samples (live demo session on Anton Paar UNHT³ Bio).

12:15 - 12:30 - Closing remarks

Target viewership:

Current users of our instrumented indentation devices

Potential future users of our instrumented indentation devices

Jiří Nohava, PhD., Pavel Sedmak, PhD., Bin Zhang (English)
Jiří Nohava, PhD.

Jiri Nohava is the Head of Product Competence & Lead Application Scientist of the Mechanical Surface Characterization unit at Anton Paar. He obtained his PhD in materials science at the Czech Technical University in Prague. He joined Anton Paar in 2007 and has become a specialist in instrumented indentation and tribology in various domains. His main task is development of new applications with Anton Paar instruments in scientific and industrial projects. He regularly publishes in peer-reviewed journals and participates in international conferences.

Pavel Sedmak, PhD.

Pavel Sedmak is Product Manager at Anton Paar TriTec. He obtained his PhD in materials science at the Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic). He continued as a post-doc at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) in France, working on the ID11 materials science beamline. He joined Anton Paar TriTec in 2020, and since then has gained deep knowledge in instrumented indentation, scratch testing, and tribology. His main tasks are laboratory measurement for customers and generating analytical and application reports using Anton Paar products, for scientific and industrial projects.

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