Vickers hardness test


Vickers hardness test
a method of determining the hardness of steel whereby a diamond pyramid is pressed into the polished surface of the specimen and the diagonals of the impression are measured with a microscope fitted with a micrometer eye piece. The rate of application and duration are automatically controlled and the load can be varied.

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  • vickers hardness test — ˈvikə(r)z noun Usage: usually capitalized V Etymology: probably from Vickers Armstrong Ltd., British steel manufacturing concern : an indentation hardness test for metals in which a 136 degree diamond pyramid is pressed into the surface of the… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Meyer hardness test — This graph shows the differences between the Brinell hardness test and the Meyer hardness test. Notice that the Brinell test can report the same hardness value for a given specimen twice depending on the load. The Meyer hardness test is a rarely… …   Wikipedia

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  • Knoop hardness test — The Knoop hardness test is a microhardness test a test for mechanical hardness used particularly for very brittle materials or thin sheets, where only a small indentation may be made for testing purposes. A pyramidal diamond point is pressed into …   Wikipedia

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  • Hardness comparison — There are a large number of hardness testing methods available (eg. Vickers, Brinell and Rockwell). Although it is impossible in many cases to give an exact conversion it is possible to give a comparison table. Hardness Comparison Table See also… …   Wikipedia


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