Brinell hardness test

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Bri·nell hard·ness test

(bri-nel hahrdnĕs test)
Common dental measurement to determine hardness of ductile materials (e.g., metals). A hardened steel ball of specific diameter is pressed into the polished surface of the material under a specified load. The result, determined from the area of the surface of the indentation, is an index of hardness (e.g., Brinell hardness number).
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The results of Brinell hardness test and tensile test are shown in Fig.
One of the most common causes of test variation results from the Brinell Hardness Test technique employed by the operator.
Brinell hardness of the welded plate was calculated from the formulas and experimental conducted on a Brinell hardness test.