Appendix BHardness

B.1 Micro‐ and Macro‐hardness Indenters

Several micro and macrohardness indenters will be reviewed in this appendix based on Yovanovich (2006). The macro‐hardness indentation testers are the Brinell (Meyer) and Rockwell, and the microhardness indenters are the Berkovich, Knoop, and Vickers. There are six types of hardness indentation tests used to determine the macro‐hardness and micro‐hardness of materials such a metals, ceramics, and plastics. The indenters are much harder than the specimen, and they are smooth balls, cones with hemispherical tips, and pyramidal having three or four faces. A brief description of the various types of indenters are given below. More details regarding the nano, micro, and macro‐indenters ...

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