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