ASTM A370 Standard Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products -- eLearning Course

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About the Course

This course provides a high-level overview of ASTM A370 Standard Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products through a media-rich, interactive eLearning course. The course can be completed in approximately four hours.

Learning Outcome

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify the two common types of loading systems for tension testing.
  • Recognize the various tension test specimen types and the ASTM A370 guidance for preparation of these specimens to their applicable dimensions and tolerances.
  • Describe the determination of various tensile properties through speed of testing, gauge making, and dimensioning of test specimens.
  • List various ASTM A370 hardness testing platforms and when they should be utilized.
  • Describe superficial hardness testing as depicted in the ASTM 370 Rockwell standard section.
  • Explain when the use of a portable hardness testers is allowable and how its hardness number shall be reported.
  • Recognize minimum test results for Charpy impact testing such as results for absorbed energy, fracture appearance, lateral expansion, or a combination thereof, at a specified test temperature.
  • Identify the Charpy impact machine, its principle features, and some common indicating ranges in ft-lbf/joules.
  • Recall the methods for evaluating ductility by performing the bend test, in relation to steel product specifications and/or ASTM Test methods E190 and E290.

Who Should Attend

This eLearning course is designed for, but not limited to: ASTM current (and possible future) members, Engineers, Educators and Students in the Material Science/Mechanical Engineering programs, Mechanical Testing Laboratory personnel, Quality Department personnel, and those involved in the manufacturing/testing of steel products.

Reference Materials Included


Course Outline

This course covers:

  • Welcome
  • Tension Testing
  • Hardness Testing
  • Impact Testing
  • Bend Testing
  • Quiz


ASTM is recognized by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET) as an Authorized Provider of Continuing Education Units (CEUs), under the ANSI/IACET 1-2013 Standard, for good practices and quality continuing education and training programs.

Certificate and CEUs

CEUs: 0.4

IACET continuing education units (CEUs) are issued on each certificate; this e-learning course will earn 0.4 CEUs that equals 4 professional development hours (PDHs).

About the Subject Matter Expert

Shawn Byrd, as technical manager at Tinius Olsen Shawn's primary focus is on materials testing and the application of various standards using different testing platforms to assist in the evaluation of materials and products. Shawn is a member of the following ASTM International Committees, A01 on Steel, Stainless Steel and related Alloys, D30 on Composite materials, C09 on Concrete and Aggregates, E28 on Mechanical Testing and F16 on Fasteners.

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