ASTM E1077

Full Name

ASTM E1077 – Standard Test Methods for Estimating the Depth of Decarburization of Steel Specimens


These test methods cover procedures for estimating the depth of decarburization of steels irrespective of the composition, matrix microstructure, or section shape.
The following basic procedures may be used:

  • Screening methods
  • Microscopical methods
  • Microindentation hardness methods
  • Chemical analysis methods.


depth of decarburization; steel; screening; microscopical; microindentation hardness; chemical analysis