Features a global review of state-of-the-art research in miniature specimen testing. This comprehensive volume includes 38 peer-reviewed papers from an international collection of experts in the field and covers the following areas:
International testing program evaluation to compare miniature specimen testing results and investigate the impact of testing variables on component behavior predictions
Innovative methods for obtaining and applying data from small specimens
Improved correlation methods with standard-size specimens and test techniques
The impact of numerous crucial parameters on the reconstitution process, including such areas as welding technique, insert size and specimen orientation
Ways to correct and utilize measurements made using very small fracture toughness specimens
The use of small fatigue-precracked round bars to measure pressure vessel materials fracture toughness
Improvements and innovations in punch and disk testing techniques.
An important resource for materials testing engineers, fracture mechanics experts, nuclear engineers, researchers in engineering of structural components, and metallurgists.