Microhardness and porosity (Vickers)

One sintered block is submitted to determine the porosity volume fraction variation and Vickers hardness of the material.

Figure 1. The original image after the indentation.

Figure 2. Porosity and indent are detected and assigned in different bitplanes.

PURPOSE

Demonstrate the ability of Clemex CMT to perform and measure indentations. With the help of additional analysis modules, Clemex CMT is also capable to determine the porosity volume fraction variation across the material. The technical report is linked at the bottom of this page (click the Download PDF link below).

RESULTS

The Vickers hardness measurements are performed on 10 fields.  The porosity volume fraction variation across these fields is also analyzed. Automated statistics and graphs are generated and cumulated during the analysis. Final results can be printed directly from Clemex CMT. Raw data can be exported in Excel format.