ISO 28079:2009 Preview

Hardmetals -- Palmqvist toughness test

ISO 28079:2009 specifies a method for measuring the Palmqvist toughness of hardmetals and cermets at room temperature by an indentation method. ISO 28079:2009 applies to a measurement of toughness, called Palmqvist toughness, calculated from the total length of cracks emanating from the corners of a Vickers hardness indentation, and it is intended for use with metal-bonded carbides and carbonitrides (normally called hardmetals, cermets or cemented carbides). The test procedures proposed in ISO 28079:2009 are intended for use at ambient temperatures, but can be extended to higher or lower temperatures by agreement. The test procedures proposed in ISO 28079:2009 are also intended for use in a normal laboratory-air environment. They are not intended for use in corrosive environments, such as strong acids or seawater.


General information

  • Status :  Published
    Publication date : 2009-07
  • Edition : 1
    Number of pages : 11
  • :
    ISO/TC 119/SC 4
    Sampling and testing methods for hardmetals
  • 77.040.10
    Mechanical testing of metals
    77.160
    Powder metallurgy

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