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indentation test Syllabification: in·den·ta·tion test

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Definition of indentation test in English:


A test for determining the hardness of a solid by making an indentation in a sample under standard conditions and measuring the size of the indentation or the distance moved by the indenter.
Example sentences
  • A standard method for measuring the elasticity is the Erichsen indentation test.
  • Unfortunately, there are no well-defined spherical indenters available for indentation tests at the subcellular level.
  • Along with micro-hardness indentation tests, the time and temperature to which the steel and encasing concrete at the depth of the steel has been exposed can be identified.
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