Vickers Hardness Test

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Materials

Vickers hardness test, abbreviated as HV, is an indentation hardening test utilizing a diamond pyramid and useful over the entire range of common metals.

 

Vickers Hardness Test Formula

\(\large{ HV = \frac{ 1.8544 \; F }{ l^2 }   }\)   

Where:

\(\large{ HV }\) = vickers hardness test

\(\large{ l }\) = average of two diagonal length

\(\large{ F }\) = applied load

 

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