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1. Chiefly Brit (in foreign trade) an order for foreign merchandise, esp one placed with an agent
2. Chiefly Brit an official order for goods
3. (in the late 18th-century US) a certificate issued by federal and state governments for the principal or interest due on the public debt
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[in′dent]
(science and technology)
To form a depression by forcing inward.
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1. The gap left by the omission of stone, brick, or block units in a course of masonry; used for bonding future masonry.
2. In a wall of a church, a space hollowed out of stone to receive a brass effigy.
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To align text some number of spaces to the right of the left margin. See hanging paragraph.
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In this work, an attempt is made to simulate ball indentation process by performing contact analysis between the indenter and specimen.
Relationship of the Rake Angle of the Indenter to Crack Propagation Path.
In addition, the crack propagation that weakened the contact between the indenter and the specimen resulted in the stress dissipations at crack tips and the drop of the indentation force, whereas the cessation of the crack propagation led to the stress concentration with the increase in indentation depth.
It should be noticed that in the case of cracks deeper than one half of the pipe wall, the interaction of the stress field caused by the existence of a crack with compressive zone below the indenter decelerates the crack propagation in the middle of the semi-elliptical crack front and changes the shape of the crack front of the propagating crack.
The coordination numbers (CN) in the deformed zone just underneath the indenter are marked by different colors.
Concentrated force, correlated linearly with time, was chosen as a parameter under control during the simulation and was applied to the reference point of the indenter [15].
Nanoindentation is based on the standards for instrumented indentation, ASTM E2546 and ISO 14577 It uses an already established method where an indenter tip with a known geometry is driven into a specific site of the material to be tested, by applying an increasing normal load.
To estimate the friction coefficient between the surface of the paperboard and the indenter material, the dynamic friction test (horizontal method) was carried out with a specially designed machine.
In the beginning of the scratch, at low normal load, the indenter tip was mostly sliding on the sample surface without causing significant coating damage.
Presently, to characterize materials in terms of their behaviour when trying to penetrate them by an indenter with a given geometry and much harder than these ones, the mechanical hardness testing is used, which from the instrumental point of view is widely varied as it covers an important area of hardness values and a variety of materials as well, from metals to plastics and composite materials.
In addition to a semi-static measurement of force and displacement, an Agilent indenter can apply 1 nm of displacement oscillation to the tip and measure the force required for penetration.