Interactive Resource icon  Mechanical Behaviour of Materials: Hardness and Indentation

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Description: This set of animations intoduces hardness and different types of quantitative determination of hardness, such as Mhos, Brinell, Vickers, Rockwell methods etc. Mohs used the relative hardness of different materials. Brinell pressed a steel ball under a known load into the surface of the material and measured the size of the impression.
Keywords: Mhos • Brinell • Vickers • Rockwell • Newton-Raphson. Hill's model • Runge-Kutta 4 method • hardness test • slip-line field • pile-up • cavity • spherical cavity • elastic modulus • flow stress • indenter • Berkovich • Knoop • Tabor • mechanical properties • metals • plastic deformation
Categories: Science approaches > Deformation & failure > Plastic deformation
Properties > Mechanical & thermal > Hardness
Testing, analysis & experimentation
Created by: DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
Bryce Conduit, University of Cambridge
Bill Clegg, University of Cambridge
Published by: DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
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Date created: 02 February 2011
Date added: 24 April 2012
Resource ID: 3792