Image icon  Brinell hardness testing: Surface preparation

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Description: This image shows sample preparation for Brinell hardness testing experiment. Using a small hand grinder with a 600 mesh abrasive disc a flat area in the centre of the raised boss is lightly polished. A great care has to be taken by using light pressure to ensure that the surface is not deformed or overheated.
Keywords: hardness testing • sample preparation • steel • Brinell • photo
Categories: Materials > Metals & alloys > Carbon steels
Properties > Mechanical & thermal > Hardness
Testing, analysis & experimentation > Mechanical testing
Created by: Roger White, Bradford College
Derrick Hurley, Bradford College
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Date created: 14 November 2007
Date added: 15 March 2010
Resource ID: 2781