ASTM B647 – Standard Test Method for Indentation Hardness of Aluminum Alloys by Means of a Webster Hardness Gage
Significance and Use
4.1 The Webster hardness gage is portable and therefore useful for in situ determination of the hardness of fabricated parts and individual test specimens for production control purposes. It is not as sensitive as Rockwell or Brinell hardness machines; see 10.2.
4.2 This test method should be used only as cited in applicable material specifications.
1.1 This test method covers the determination of indentation hardness of aluminum alloys with a Webster hardness gage, Model B.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses after SI units are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
NOTE 1: Two other models, A and B-75, are in use, but are not covered in this test method. Model A does not provide numerical values of hardness and Model B-75 covers only a part of the range of interest for aluminum alloys.