There are currently 5 terms in this directory beginning with the letter H.
Resistance of a material to indentation as measured by such methods as Brinell, Rockwell, and Vickers. The term hardness also refers to stiffness of a material, or its resistance to scratching, abrasion, or cutting.
A combination of heating and cooling operations that are applied to a metal or alloy to improve its properties and microstructures.
Irregularly shaped fracture in a casting resulting from stresses set up by steep thermal gradients within the casting during solidification.