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AASHTO T244 – Standard Method of Test for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products


These test methods cover procedures and definitions for the mechanical testing of steel, stainless steels, and related alloys. The various mechanical tests herein described are used to determine properties required in the product specifications.

Variations in testing methods are to be avoided and standard methods of testing are to be followed to obtain reproducible and comparable results. In those cases in which the testing requirements for certain products are unique or at variance with these general procedures, the product specification testing requirements shall control.

The following mechanical tests are described:

  • tension
  • bend
  • hardness:
    • Brinell
    • Rockwell
    • Portable
  • Impact


Bend test; Brinell hardness; Charpy impact test; elongation; FATT; fracture appearance transition temperature; hardness test; portable hardness; reduction of area; Rockwell hardness; tensile strength; tension test; yield strength