STP909: Static Fracture Criteria Evaluation Using Small Specimens

    Gillemot, F
    Senior research associate and research engineer, Central Research Institute for Physics, Budapest,

    Havas, I
    Senior research engineer, Technical University of Budapest, Budapest,

    Szabó, L
    Senior research associate and research engineer, Central Research Institute for Physics, Budapest,

    Pages: 7    Published: Jan 1986


    Abstract

    The evaluation of valid static fracture criteria in radiation embrittlement research and surveillance measurement is always difficult due to the limited size of the specimens. Test series have been performed to evaluate the optimum side-grooving of the Charpy-size three-point bend (TPB) specimens and a method has been elaborated for using the remnants of broken Charpy specimens for measurements of energy criteria, Absorbed Specific Fracture until Energy (ASFE).

    Keywords:

    radiation effects, pressure vessel steels, energy criterion, irradiation, embrittlement, fracture toughness testing, elastic-plastic fracture mechanics


    Paper ID: STP23032S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E10.07

    DOI: 10.1520/STP23032S


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