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