An analytical solution for a linear viscoelastic layer loaded with a cylindrical punch: Evaluation of the rebound indentation test with application for assessing viability of articular cartilage

Ivan Argatov, Gennady Mishuris

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Abstract

A general closed-form solution for the so-called rebound indentation test' is obtained for a cylindrical flat-ended punch indenting a linear viscoelastic layer lying on a rigid substrate. Under the assumption of time-independent Poisson's ratio, we derive closed-form analytical expressions for the contact force (in a displacement controlled regime) and for the indentation displacement (in a load-controlled regime) and we consider in detail the case of standard viscoelastic solid. Our results indicate that the rebound displacement (in other words the indentation displacement in the load-controlled stage) is independent of the relaxed elastic modulus and Poisson's ratio, and also of the layer's thickness. Our analytical solution can be used for layered samples of arbitrary materials exhibiting viscoelastic properties: however, since the rebound indentation test has been recently suggested for assessing the viability of biomedical materials, we have applied our theoretical framework to the identification of materials parameters from experiments on articular cartilage. In this context, we have found a pretty good agreement for the rebound deformation, even until the strain becomes relatively large.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)565-568
Number of pages4
JournalMechanics Research Communications
Volume38
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 May 2012

Keywords

  • Rebound indentation test
  • Cartilage layer
  • Viscoelastic contact problem

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