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hardness test

A test designed to determine the relative hardness of materials by correlating the size or depth of an indent produced by a particular instrument with a known amount of compressive force.
See: hardness number

hard·ness test

(hahrd'nĕs test)
Measurement of durability of a material, usually involving making and measuring an indentation in the material using a pressure device.
See also: Brinell hardness test, Rockwell hardness test, Vickers hardness test, Knoop hardness test
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Pencil hardness tests were performed, according to the ASTM D3363 standard, using pencil leads (with mark: creta color fine art graphite) with hardness values ranging from 6H (very hard) to 6B (very soft).
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Abstract: The hardness tester presented in the paper is a portable testing equipment for hardness test with static load, for metals and metal alloys, being able to operate both with manual applied load and with applied load through a mobile table of its own frame or through work table of a machine tool in the latter case hardness tester being mounted on machine head that processes components.
Abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of process parameters (current density, temperature and pH) on the mechanical properties of galvanic deposition of nickel with Martens hardness test.
These include the water drop test, examination of florescent dye epoxy-impregnated concrete samples, the scratch hardness test, and related visual characteristics.
The principle of universal hardness test consists in a progressively increasing load of indenter on the material tested, along with continuous measurements of pairs of values force/indentation depth.
Instron offers a modular computerized Micro/Vickers hardness test system that features a choice of three versions for performing either manual semi-automatic or fully automatic testing.
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