HARDNESS tests on structural materials are usually taken to indicate quickly and cheaply the probable tensile strength; or used in conjunction with tensile tests, when tensiles are taken on the maximum and minimum limits as revealed by the hardness tests.
Skerry, E. (1937), "Notes on Hardness Tests: The Conversion of Tests obtained by one Method to Another Apt to be Misleading", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 9 No. 7, pp. 190-190. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb030200Download as .RIS
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