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in·den·ta·tion

(in'den-tā'shun),
1. The act of notching or pitting.
2. A notch.
3. A state of being notched.
[Mediev. L. indento, pp. -atus, to make notches like teeth, fr. L. dens (dent-), tooth]

indentation

(ĭn′dĕn-tā′shən)
n.
A notch, pit, or depression.

indentation

[in′dəntā′shən]
Etymology: L, in, within, dens, tooth
a notch, pit, or depression in the surface of an object, such as toothmarks on the tongue or skin. indent, v.

indentation

(ĭn″dĕn-tā′shŭn) [L. in, in, + dens, tooth]
A depression or hollow.
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Figure 3 shows the residual indentation depth profile for the nanoindentations of nylon fibers.
The sample was displaced up and down towards the indenter for reproducing the indentation process.
As for the three indentation levels, schematically shown in Fig.
The Viekers microhardness tests are use because the indentation requires minimal specimen preparation and can be performed several times on a single specimen.
Even though many different types of indentation instruments exist, discomfort and pain thresholds of mechanical forces have been studied extensively with the use of the pressure algometer [26-27].
Figure 2a/b shows the Vickers Hardness HV (calculated from the indentation hardness HIT) and the indentation modulus EIT of two coatings--a hard anodised coating (480 HV) of 11 [micro]m thickness (shown in red) and a soft anodised coating of 14 [micro]m thickness (shown in blue).
As seen in the SEM in Figure 1(a), the grain size of TM is generally larger than the indentation size.
According to [10], ranges of hardness testing are defined: macro scale--test force diapazon 2 N--30 kN, micro scale--test force less than 2 N, indentation depth more than 0.
The approach and retraction force curves are processed in real time to give a map of the structural-mechanical properties of the surface: (1) height of the relief, (2) adhesion force, (3) depth of indentation of probe indentation into the material, and (4) stiffness of the material (elastic modulus E calculated in terms of the Derjaguin-Muller-Toporov (DMT) model) [13].
The indentation on the primer was tear drop shaped and slightly swaged up on the narrow part of the indentation.