Sep 09 2009

Hardness

Category: Mechanical Properties of Metalsadmin @ 2:44 am

The mechanical properties of metals which is Hardness is the resistance to deformation, penetration, abrasion, cutting or distortion.


The hardness of metals can be measured using standard tests where a ball is pressed against the material and the size of the dent is the measurement. The different tests are:

hardness mechanical properties of metals


  • Rockwell
  • Brinell
  • Vickers
  • etc.


Hardness of a metal can be adjusted by simply using different treatments such as the heat treatment and the cold working. Metals used in structures are formed from a soft state then heated to retain the finished shape.

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