ASTM International - ASTM C748-98(2005)
Standard Test Method for Rockwell Hardness of Graphite Materials
|Publication Date:||1 May 2005|
|ICS Code (Chemical elements):||71.060.10|
significance And Use:
A Rockwell L scale hardness number is a number derived from the net increase in depth of impression as the load on a 6.3500- ± 0.0025-mm (0.2500- ± 0.0001-in.) diameter steel-ball indenter is... View More
A Rockwell L scale hardness number is a number derived from the net increase in depth of impression as the load on a 6.3500- ± 0.0025-mm (0.2500- ± 0.0001-in.) diameter steel-ball indenter is increased from a fixed 10-kg minor load to a 60-kg major load and then returned to the minor load.
A Rockwell hardness number is directly related to the indentation hardness of a material; the higher the Rockwell L scale reading, the harder the material. The test is useful in the evaluation and the manufacturing control of carbon and graphite materials.View Less
1.1 This test method covers Rockwell L scale hardness testing of graphite materials with grain size less than 0.8 m (0.032 in.) and a hardness range between 0 and 120.
1.2 Test Methods E 18 shall be followed except where otherwise indicated.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are provided for information purposes only.
1.4 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.