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ASTM E10

2014 Edition, May 1, 2014

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Standard Test Method for Brinell Hardness of Metallic Materials

Includes all amendments and changes through Change/Amendment , May 1, 2014


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Product Details:

  • Revision: 2014 Edition, May 1, 2014
  • Published Date: May 1, 2014
  • Status: Historical
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: ASTM International (ASTM)
  • Page Count: 32
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: Yes

Description / Abstract:

This test method covers the determination of the Brinell hardness of metallic materials by the Brinell indentation hardness principle. This standard provides the requirements for a Brinell testing machine and the procedures for performing Brinell hardness tests.

This standard includes additional requirements in four annexes:

Verification of Brinell Hardness Testing Machines Annex A1

Brinell Hardness Standardizing Machines Annex A2

Standardization of Brinell Hardness Indenters Annex A3

Standardization of Brinell Hardness Test Blocks Annex A4

This standard includes nonmandatory information in an appendix which relates to the Brinell hardness test:

Table of Brinell Hardness Numbers Appendix X1

Examples of Procedures for Determining

Brinell Hardness Uncertainty Appendix X2

At the time the Brinell hardness test was developed, the force levels were specified in units of kilograms-force (kgf). Although this standard specifies the unit of force in the International System of Units (SI) as the Newton (N), because of the historical precedent and continued common usage of kgf units, force values in kgf units are provided for information and much of the discussion in this standard refers to forces in kgf units.

This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

*A Summary of Changes section appears at the end of this standard