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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2008, Article ID 395738, 7 pages
Research Article

Reverse Analysis for Determining the Mechanical Properties of Zeolite Ferrierite Crystal

1Department of Mechanic, North University of China, Taiyuan, Shanxi 030051, China
2Research Institute of Applied Mechanics, Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan, Shanxi 030024, China

Received 10 April 2008; Revised 22 September 2008; Accepted 7 December 2008

Academic Editor: Yapu Zhao

Copyright © 2008 J. Lin et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


In order to explore more mechanical properties of zeolite Ferrierite (FER) single crystal, a method of determining its mechanical properties—nanoindentation reverse analysis—was obtained based on the nanoindentation experiment and numerical simulations, and this will be presented in this paper. The yield stress and the characteristic work-hardening rate were gained if its stress-strain relation was a bilinear constitutive relation. The mechanical parameters obtained by reverse analysis have been compared with ones gained by nanoindentation finite-element numerical simulations.