Interactive Resource icon  Elastic recovery: Scleroscope hardness test

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Description: This animation presents the Scleroscope test. The Scleroscope was widely used in the early 1900's. This type of hardness value is primarily an indication of the elastic properties of the test material. There is very little permanent, or plastic, deformation of the metal surface.
Keywords: hardness testing • ball • portable • elastic recovery • animation
Categories: 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: 01 December 2007
Date added: 15 March 2010
Resource ID: 2797