BRINELL HARDNESS (BH) TEST
\bɹˈa͡ɪnə͡l hˈɑːdnəs bˌiːˈe͡ɪt͡ʃ tˈɛst], \bɹˈaɪnəl hˈɑːdnəs bˌiːˈeɪtʃ tˈɛst], \b_ɹ_ˈaɪ_n_əl h_ˈɑː_d_n_ə_s__ b_ˌiː__ˈeɪ_tʃ__ t_ˈɛ_s_t]\
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A test to determine the hardness of metals and alloys by hydraulically pressing a steel ball into the metal and measuring the resulting indentation. The Brinell scale characterizes the indentation hardness of materials through the scale of penetration of an indenter, loaded on a material test-piece. It is one of several definitions of hardness in materials science.
By Henry Campbell Black
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