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Rockwell Hardness - A Method-Dependent Standards Reference Material

Published

Author(s)

Samuel Low, R Gettings, Walter S. Liggett Jr, Jun-Feng Song

Abstract

Rockwell hardness is a method-dependent measurement of the deformation of a material in response to an applied force. It is not a fundamental physical property of a material. There are no alternative measurement systems to directly or independently measure Rockwell hardness, nor are there intrinsic artifacts on which to base Standard Reference Materials. Nevertheless, Rockwell hardness is an important measurement, widely used for process control and acceptance testing of metallic materials and products. As a result, reference materials are essential for comparing Rockwell test results. This paper describes the challenges of developing a reference material for a method-dependent measurement.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of National Conference of Standards Laboratories Symposium
Conference Dates
July 1, 1999
Conference Location
, USA

Citation

Low, S. , Gettings, R. , Liggett Jr, W. and Song, J. (1999), Rockwell Hardness - A Method-Dependent Standards Reference Material, Proceedings of National Conference of Standards Laboratories Symposium, , USA (Accessed March 1, 2024)
Created June 30, 1999, Updated October 12, 2021