Indentation Hardness of Wood


  • J. Doyle
  • J. C. F. Walker


Ball, Brinell, cone, cylinder, hardness, Janka, Meyer, Monnin, wedge


An historical background to hardness testing of wood is given, and the advantages and disadvantages of the methods used are reviewed. A new method, using a wedge indenter, is suggested and a rationale presented that includes discussion of the deformation patterns beneath indenting tools.


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