I am modeling a 2D indentation test of pure Aluminum in ANSYS using non-linear analysis. The objective is to determine the minimum force required at the rigid indenter in order to achieve yielding of the Aluminum block. The indenter is 2 micrometers in width and is rigid...
I don't understand the difference between the elastic limit and the yield point. I understand that if you stretch a material within the elastic limit, then the material should return to its normal shape. However, the yield point is described as the point at which a permanent increase in length...
stress and strain