Hardness

Hardness

Hardness

05/24/17

“How can we quantify a material’s resistance to permanent shape change?”

 

When under a compressive force, materials tend to deform. However, some materials are more resistant to deformation than others. This resistance to compressive deformation can be quantified the concept of hardness. Hardness can be measured by varying a controlled force and recording the resulting deformations.  

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