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Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 April 2013
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.imub.t53720085
EISBN: 978-1-62708-305-8
...Abstract Abstract This chapter discusses the operating mechanism, applications, advantages, and limitations of Brinell hardness testing, Rockwell hardness testing, Vickers hardness testing, Scleroscope hardness testing, and microhardness testing. In addition, the general precautions...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 March 2006
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.pht2.t51440027
EISBN: 978-1-62708-262-4
..., and disadvantages of commonly used hardness testing systems: the Brinell, Rockwell, Vickers, Scleroscope, and various microhardness testers that employ Vickers or Knoop indenters. The effect of carbon content on annealed steels and hardened steels is then discussed. A brief discussion on the concept of the ideal...
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Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1984
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.mpp.t67850334
EISBN: 978-1-62708-260-0
... per unit of contact surface area or projected area is a measure of the hardness, as in the Brinell, Vickers, Knoop, or Meyer tests. Alternatively, the depth of the partly recovered impression can be measured, as in the Rockwell test. Mutual indentation of two samples with the same or different...
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Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2007
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.smnm.t52140039
EISBN: 978-1-62708-264-8
... tensile tests; Rockwell, Brinell, Vickers, and Knoop hardness tests; and Charpy V-notch impact tests. The chapter also provides information on loading conditions that can lead to fatigue failure, and in some cases, counteract or prevent it. fatigue failure hardness test mechanical properties...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 August 2015
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.piht2.9781627083119
EISBN: 978-1-62708-311-9
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 October 2011
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.mnm2.t53060149
EISBN: 978-1-62708-261-7
...Abstract Abstract 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...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2003
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.cfap.t69780185
EISBN: 978-1-62708-281-5
...-malic anhydride terpolymer (SMA) 103 215 80 175 Fig. 14 Example of set for shear-strength testing of plastics Fig. 20 Rockwell hardness of engineering plastics. PET, polyethylene terephthalate; PA, polyamide; PPO, polyphenylene oxide; PBT, polybutylene terephthalate; PC...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 September 2008
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.fahtsc.t51130529
EISBN: 978-1-62708-284-6
...) hardness numbers for steel. Brinell hardness numbers Vickers hardness numbers steel Rockwell hardness numbers hardness conversion equations FROM A PRACTICAL STANDPOINT, it is important to be able to convert the results of one type of hardness test into those of a different test. Because...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 August 2015
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.piht2.t55050245
EISBN: 978-1-62708-311-9
... being tested or the case depth is not thick enough to support the test scale being used. As an example, most prints specify hardness using the Rockwell C scale. However, the C test scale is inappropriate for very small rounds because an accurate indent cannot be made. Hardness scales are also...
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Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 May 2018
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.hma.t59250073
EISBN: 978-1-62708-287-7
... of steels that optimized the composition of previous high-speed steels by increasing the carbon content to fulfill the balanced designed concept and adding 5 to 8% cobalt, obtaining the highest hardness by the C scale of the Rockwell Hardness Test (RC 68) ever consistently obtained in high-speed steels...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 March 2006
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.pht2.t51440283
EISBN: 978-1-62708-262-4
... the surface of the pin to check for file hardness per SAE J534 and to make a smooth surface. Three hardness readings were checked by Rockwell C hardness tests, and the average was recorded on a form such as that shown in Fig. 1 . Only flat or spot anvils were used. Fig. 1 Chart for plotting 8620 steel...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 30 April 2020
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.bpapp.t59290193
EISBN: 978-1-62708-319-5
... hard materials. Soft sintered metals are tested on the B scale. Soft powder-binder structures are tested on the 15T scale. The hardness is reported as HRA, HRB, or HRC to indicate which test is used, for example, 65 HRB indicates the value and scale. In the Rockwell approach, the indenter...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 April 2013
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.imub.t53720001
EISBN: 978-1-62708-305-8
... (microindentation) to 3000 kgf (Brinell). Low and high powered microscopes (Brinell, Vickers, and microindentation) are used to measure the resulting indentation diagonals from which a hardness number is calculated using a formula. In the Rockwell test, the depth of indentation is measured and converted...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 August 2012
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.smfpa.t53500317
EISBN: 978-1-62708-317-1
...., Springer Handbook of Mechanical Engineering , Springer , Würzburg , 2009 10.1007/978-3-540-30738-9 16.26 Roberts G.A. , Krauss G. , Kennedy R. , and Kennedy R.L. , Tool Steels , ASM International , 1998 16.27 “Standard Test Methods for Rockwell Hardness of Metallic...
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Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2009
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.sfa.t52780093
EISBN: 978-1-62708-268-6
... test to determine if the material is of the specified hardness. The approach for testing hardness is straightforward and is called a Rockwell hardness test. A hardened or diamond-tipped punch is pressed against the specimen surface with a known force to form a dimple. Softer materials have bigger...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 October 2011
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.mnm2.t53060465
EISBN: 978-1-62708-261-7
... categories of materials. The most reliable hardness-conversion data exist for steel that is harder than 240 HB. The indentation hardness of soft metals depends on the strain-hardening behavior of the material during the test, which in turn depends on the previous degree of strain hardening of the material...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 30 November 2013
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.uhcf3.9781627082709
EISBN: 978-1-62708-270-9
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 August 1999
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.lmcs.9781627082914
EISBN: 978-1-62708-291-4
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Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2007
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.smnm.t52140099
EISBN: 978-1-62708-264-8
... for low-carbon steels is directly related to the loss of toughness as %C increases. Figure 4.13 shows that not much strength is really gained by increasing the %C above approximately 0.4. The Rockwell C hardness level at 0.4% C is 57 and corresponds to a tensile strength of 2210 MPa (320 ksi), which...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 August 2005
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.horfi.9781627082563
EISBN: 978-1-62708-256-3