Brinell hardness test
A method for testing the hardness of a metal. With the Brinell hardness test, a steel ball (one centimeter in diameter) is pressed into the surface of the metal with a standard force. The size of the indentation is measured and compared to tables of hardness numbers provide by the instrument manufacturer.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Brinellhärte Prüfung (Deut.); épreuve de dureté Brinell (Fr.);
Resources and Citations
- G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p.940
- Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997