H,  Metallurgy


The abbreviation for Vickers Hardness. A hardness value determined by a Vickers hardness test. The Vickers hardness test method consists of indenting the test material with a diamond indenter, in the form of a right pyramid with a square base and an angle of 136 degrees between opposite faces subjected to a load of 1 to 100 kgf. The full load is normally applied for 10 to 15 seconds.

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