The Science Behind Mechanical Testing
Determines a material’s resistance to indentation. Hardness testing measures the indentation’s permanent depth while using a predetermined force and indenter. A variety of scales, each representing a specific indenter type and load combination, are used.
The two main types of impact tests are Charpy and Izod; where Charpy mainly evaluates metallic materials and Izod primarily tests plastics. These methods assess impact properties such as toughness, ductility, and brittleness by using a pendulum type striker to swing and strike the material. The energy absorbed by the samples are measured to evaluate material toughness. Tests can also be conducted at various temperatures to evaluate influence of service environment on material behavior.
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