SIGNIFICANCE OF THE DROP-WEIGHT TEAR TEST AND CHARPY V-NOTCH IMPACT TEST RESULTS

The impact tests employed in the research work were the Charpy V-notch impact test and the drop-weight tear test (DWTT). The impact tests have been correlated with full-size cylindrical vessel tests in which the initiation and propagation characteristics have been determined under controlled conditions. The results of the research indicate that, for the materials studied, the impact test fracture appearances relate to the structural fracture appearance with certain limitations. Specifically, the DWTT when conducted on material of the same thickness as the structure will predict directly the fracture propagation transition temperature. The Charpy V-notch test fracture appearance can be correlated to the structural fracture propagation transition temperature but is offset generally on the temperature scale because of the difference in thickness between the Charpy specimen and the structure.

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    American Society for Testing and Materials

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  • Authors:
    • EIBER, R J
    • Duffy, A R
    • McClure, G M
  • Publication Date: 1970-3

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 181-91
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00019183
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Spec Tech Publ 466
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 8 1971 12:00AM