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Mechanical Testing and Evaluation

Edited by
Howard Kuhn
Howard Kuhn
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Dana Medlin
Dana Medlin
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ASM International
Volume
8
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-176-4
Publication date:
2000
Book Chapter

Indentation Hardness Testing of Ceramics

By
G.D. Quinn
G.D. Quinn
Ceramics Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology
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Published:
2000
Page range:
244 - 251

Abstract

Hardness characterizes the resistance of the ceramic to deformation, densification, displacement, and fracture. It is usually measured with conventional microindentation hardness machines using the Knoop or the Vickers diamond indenters. This article discusses the metrology issues of the Knoop and the Vickers hardness in ceramics. It explicates how to estimate fracture toughness from Vickers indentation cracking. The article also provides information on instrumented hardness testing and the Meyer law.

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G.D. Quinn, 2000. "Indentation Hardness Testing of Ceramics", Mechanical Testing and Evaluation, Howard Kuhn, Dana Medlin

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