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On the Determination of the Mechanical Characteristics of Steels from Hardness Test Results

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A comparative analysis is performed for Brinell hardness values obtained with the help of different testing equipment and procedures for determining the mechanical characteristics of steels from the results of hardness testing used in the nuclear power engineering, including the testing unit and procedure developed at the Pisarenko Institute of Problems of Strength of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

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Correspondence to O. A. Katok.

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Translated from Problemy Prochnosti, No. 6, pp. 66 – 70, November – December, 2014.

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Katok, O.A., Rudnitskii, N.P., Kharchenko, V.V. et al. On the Determination of the Mechanical Characteristics of Steels from Hardness Test Results. Strength Mater 46, 773–776 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11223-014-9610-2

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Keywords

  • Brinell hardness
  • hardness testing instruments
  • instrumented indentation
  • characteristics of the mechanical properties