ASTM E110 Rockwell and Brinell Hardness of Metallic Materials by Portable Hardness Testers

ASTM E110 is a standard test method used to determine the Rockwell and Brinell hardness of metallic materials by portable hardness testers. This test provides essential data for evaluating a material's mechanical properties, which are critical for material selection, quality control, and assessing its suitability for specific engineering applications.


Introduction to ASTM E110

ASTM E110 establishes a systematic procedure for measuring the hardness of metallic materials using the Rockwell and Brinell hardness testing methods. Hardness is a fundamental mechanical property that measures a material’s resistance to indentation or penetration, providing insights into its strength, wear resistance, and overall performance.

ASTM E110 test method provides the standard procedures, including the calibration, precision and bias of the apparatus used, for the determination of indentation hardness of metallic materials by means of portable hardness testers. The test method helps engineers determine the material’s appropriateness for specific applications, such as structural components, machine parts, and tools.

ASTM E110 Test Method

The ASTM E110 test method includes both Rockwell and Brinell hardness testing. These methods differ in their testing procedures and the type of indenters and loads used for measurement. The test is conducted in the following steps:

Rockwell Hardness TestThe Rockwell hardness test measures the depth of indentation caused by applying a minor load followed by a major load. It is suitable for a wide range of metallic materials, from soft to hard. The Rockwell hardness value is expressed as a scale value, such as HRA, HRB, HRC, etc., depending on the specific test configuration.
Brinell Hardness TestThe Brinell hardness test involves applying a specified load to a spherical indenter and measuring the diameter of the resulting indentation. This test is particularly suitable for soft and coarse-grained materials. The Brinell hardness value is expressed as the Brinell hardness number (BHN).

ASTM E110 Specimens

Specimen detailsASTM E110 specimens are representative of the metallic material being evaluated.
Specimen dimensionsThe size of the specimen depends on the type of hardness test being conducted and the available testing equipment.
Specimen preparationSpecimens are injection molded, machine operated, or cut from materials in sheet, plate, slab, or similar form.

ASTM E110 Results

The test method ASTM E110 evaluates the mechanical properties of the metallic materials. The hardness value obtained from the Rockwell or Brinell test represents the material’s ability to resist indentation. Higher hardness values indicate greater resistance to deformation and wear. Portable hardness testers induce variation that might influence the test results; therefore, hardness measurements made in accordance with this test method are not considered to meet the requirements of ASTM E10 or E18.

Tests Related to ASTM E110
ASTM E18 – Standard Test Methods for Rockwell Hardness of Metallic Materials and ASTM E10 – Standard Test Method for Brinell Hardness of Metallic Materials are the related standards.


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