Brinell Hardness Conversions
by Rod Stewart on 03/21/05 at 12:12:26
I am trying to convert the strength of concrete (usually, in PSI) into a Brinell Hardness Number. Is there anyone who can help with this? Thanks!!!
Re: Brinell Hardness Conversions
by Robert Fogt on 03/21/05 at 19:42:59
I don't think you can.
Brinell Hardness is used for metal, not cement.
The way it works is a steel ball of a certain diameter is pressed into the material at a specific force. The Brinell Hardness is the force applied divided by the indentation the ball made in the metal.
If you were to try and do that to cement I think it would chip or crack, not make an indentation. But not sure, as I haven't heard of anyone trying it.