ASTM B648-10 (2015)
Standard Test Method for Indentation Hardness of Aluminum Alloys by Means of a Barcol Impressor
ASTM B648-10 (2015)
This standard is issued under the fixed designation B648; the number immediately following the designation indicates the year of original adoption or, in the case of revision, the year of last revision. A number in parentheses indicates the year of last reapproval. A superscript epsilon (ε) indicates an editorial change since the last revision or reapproval.
1 This test method is under the jurisdiction of ASTM Committee B07 on Light Metals and Alloys and is the direct responsibility of Subcommittee B07.05 on Testing. Current edition approved Oct. 1, 2015. Published October 2015. Originally approved in 1978. Last previous edition approved in 2010 as B648 – 10. DOI: 10.1520/B0648-10R15E01.
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1.1 This test method covers the determination of indentation hardness of aluminum alloys using a Barcol Impressor, Model No. 934-1.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.2.1 Exception—The values given in parentheses are for information only.
NOTE 1—Another model, No. 935, is for use on plastics but is not included in this test method and should not be used for aluminum alloys.
1.3 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.
2. Referenced Documents
2.1 ASTM Standards:
E6 Terminology Relating to Methods of Mechanical Testing
E10 Test Method for Brinell Hardness of Metallic Materials
E18 Test Methods for Rockwell Hardness of Metallic Materials
E177 Practice for Use of the Terms Precision and Bias in ASTM Test Methods
E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method
3.1 Definitions—The definitions of terms relating to hardness testing appearing in Terminology E6 shall be considered as applying to the terms used in this test method.