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ASTM WK89813

New Test Method for Shear Pin Testing

1. Scope

This test method covers the determination of indentation hardness of metallic materials using an indenter loaded through a calibrated shear pin.

The Brinell hardness of the metallic material being tested can be estimated by comparing the indent diameter to a Brinell hardness value in a chart supplied by the manufacturer.

Shear pin loading can be applied by either impact (hammer strike) or static (C clamp). 


Pins; Testing; Metal Hardness


Standardize a procedure that is already being used in the industry.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: A01.13

Committee: A01

Staff Manager: W Scott Orthey

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 02-27-2024

Technical Contact: James Knight

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