Brinellhardness
Bri·nell hardness (brĭ-nĕlʹ) n.
The relative hardness of metals and alloys, determined by forcing a steel ball into a test piece under standard conditions and measuring the surface area of the resulting indentation.
  [After Johan August Brinell (1849-1925), Swedish engineer.]

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • Brinellhardness number — Brinell hardness number n. Abbr. Bhn or HB The numerical value assigned to the Brinell hardness of metals and alloys. Also called Brinell number. * * * …   Universalium

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