Metal Science and Heat Treatment

, Volume 56, Issue 3–4, pp 165–168 | Cite as

Estimation of Mechanical Properties of Stainless Steel AISI 410 by Small-Punch Testing (Erickson Test)

  • A.-P. Hassan

The small-punch testing (SPT) method is used for determining the mechanical properties of AISI 410 (0.14% C, 12% Cr) stainless steel. A thin disc-shaped specimen with known mechanical properties is pressed with a small ball until the appearance of cracks in the former. The load – displacement curves are recorded. Computation of the yield strength and fracture energy by the curve obtained and by known formulas shows good convergence with the characteristics obtained by standard testing.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Materials Engineering DepartmentUniversity of SemnanSemnanIran

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