Brinell hardness test

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[J. A. Brinell (1849–1925), Swedish engineer] A test used to measure the hardness of a metal using a tungsten carbide ball indenter. The Brinell hardness number is a numerical expression of the hardness of the material: the larger the indentation, the smaller the hardness number. See also Knoop hardness test; Vickers hardness test.

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