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This chapter explains how metallography and hardness testing are used to evaluate the quality and condition of metal products. It also discusses the use of tensile testing, fracture toughness and impact testing, fatigue testing, and nondestructive test methods including ultrasonic, x-ray, and eddy current testing.

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Testing and Inspection of Metals—The Quest for Quality, Metallurgy for the Non-Metallurgist, 2nd ed., Edited By Arthur C. Reardon, ASM International, 2011, p 149–174,

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