DIN EN 843-4: Advanced technical ceramics– Mechanical properties of monolithic ceramics at room temperature–Part 4: Vickers, Knoop and Rockwell superficial hardness
ISO 14705: Fine ceramics (advanced ceramics, advanced technical ceramics) - Test method for hardness of monolithic ceramics at room temperature
EN 843-4 provides three test methods to determine the hardness of ceramic materials: Vickers, Knoop and Rockwell. All three methods use an indenter to apply localized plastic deformation. The point of indentation is measured and hardness values are calculated.
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