Destructive Metallurgical Testing

Destructive Metallurgical Testing is an introduction to the various types of destructive metallurgical tests, the underlying principles behind each test, the steps involved, and the advantages and disadvantages of each testing method. Presented in THORS’ highly visual and interactive format, this course will help the learner become familiar with the equipment and terminology associated with metallurgical testing used in their professions.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize some of the most important metallurgical properties.
  • Recall basic terminology and phrases associated with metallurgical testing.
  • Recognize the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of destructive metallurgical testing.
  • Identify the metallurgical test that is suitable for the test material and condition.
Course Length: 1 HRS

Table of Contents


Strength and Hardenability Testing

  • Tensile Testing
  • Toughness Testing
  • Hardenability Testing

Mechanical Properties Review

  • Hardness
  • Strength
  • Ductility
  • Toughness
  • Machinability
  • Weldability
  • Formability
  • Hardenability
  • Wear Resistance

Hardness and Microstructure Testing

  • Hardness Testing
  • Micro-Hardness Testing
  • Microstructure Testing

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