What is leeb hardness testing?
Leeb hardness testing is a popular process for testing the hardness of metals and is considered to be 1 of 4 methods for accurate metal hardness analysis. The leeb hardness test measures the coefficient of restitution and is most commonly used for testing large objects and structures.
Other types of hardness tests for metals include:
- Rockwell - The Rockwell hardness test features a scale of hardness that is primarily based on the indentation on a material. Therefore, the Rockwell test is used to compare and measure the depth of penetration or indent before and after using an indenter.
- Vickers - The Vickers test is a highly popular hardness testing that uses a square-based pyramind indenter. This test can be used to carry out micro hardness tests.
- Brinell - The Brinell hardness test includes a hardness scale that uses depth of indentation in order to measure the hardness of a material.