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    Small Specimen Test Techniques

    Corwin WR, Rosinski ST, van Walle E
    Published: 1998

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    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.

    Table of Contents

    ASTM Cross-Comparison Exercise on Determination of Material Properties Through Miniature Sample Testing

    Sub-Size Impact Testing: CISE Experience and the Activity of the ESIS TC5 Sub-Committee

    Comparison of Results of Instrumented Charpy- and Mini-Charpy Tests with Different RPV-Steels

    Fracture Toughness Evaluation From Instrumented Sub-Size Charpy-Type Tests

    Characterization of Ductile Fracture Toughness Based on Subsized Charpy and Tensile Test Results

    Effects of Ligament Size and Tensile Properties on the Fracture of Pressure Vessel Materials Under Impact Loading

    Instrumented Impact Testing of Subsize Charpy V-Notch Specimens

    Dependence of Ductile-Brittle Transition Behavior on the Size of Charpy Specimen and The Location Of V-Notch in the Haz of Welded A533B PVS

    Analysis of Procedures for the Determination of the Yield Force (Fgy) for Instrumented Sub-Sized Charpy-V Specimens

    Fracture Toughness Testing of Small and Standard Bending Specimens

    The Actual Properties of WWER-440 Reactor Pressure Vessel Materials Obtained by Impact Tests of Subsize Specimens Fabricated out of Samples Taken from the RPV

    Small Specimen Testing Applied at Surveillance Extension

    Fracture Toughness Test on Precracked Charpy Specimens in The Transition Range for Linde 80 Weld Metals

    The Applicability of Small and Ultra-Small Fracture Toughness Specimens for Material Characterization

    Fracture Toughness Measurements in the Transition Regime Using Small Size Samples

    Use of Precracked Charpy and Smaller Specimens to Establish the Master Curve

    On the Utilization of High Rate Pre-Cracked Charpy Test Results and the Master Curve to Obtain Accurate Lower Bound Toughness Predictions in the Ductile-to-Brittle Transition

    Characterization by Notched and Precracked Charpy Tests of the in-Service Degradation of Reactor Pressure Vessel Steel Fracture Toughness

    Developing Fracture Assessment Methods for Fusion Reactor Materials with Small Specimens

    Using Small Cracked Round Bars to Measure the Fracture Toughness of a Pressure Vessel Steel Weldment: A Feasibility Study

    Estimation of Fracture Toughness Values for Titanium Alloy Using Small Centre Notched Round Specimens

    Fracture Toughness Derived from Small Circumferentially Cracked Bars

    Critical Analysis of Results from the ASTM Round-Robin on Reconstitution

    Comparison of Compact, Reconstituted and Subsize Charpy Specimens

    Specimen Reconstitution Technique and Verification Testing for Charpy Size SENB Specimens

    The Effects of the Configuration of a Weld-reconstituted Compact Tension Specimen on Fracture Toughness Determination

    Reconstitution of Sub Charpy-size V-notched and Pre-Cracked Specimens

    Reconstitution of Fracture Toughness Specimen for Surveillance Test

    Reconstitution of Charpy Impact Specimens by Surface Activated Joining

    Microspecimen Tensile Tests of A533-B Steel

    Evaluation of the Fracture Toughness of a C-MN Steel Using Small Notched Tensile Specimens

    Miniature Shear Punch Test with On-Line Acoustic Emission Monitoring for Assessment of Mechanical Properties

    The Use of a Small Punch Test Procedure to Determine Mechanical Properties

    Fracture and Tensile Properties of ASTM Cross-Comparison Exercise A 533B Steel by Small Punch Testing

    Effect of Specimen Thickness on the Tensile Deformation Properties of SA508 Cl.3 Reactor Pressure Vessel Steel

    The Prediction of Fracture Toughness Properties from 3MM Diameter Punch Discs

    Evaluation of Ductility of Zircaloy-2 Materials Using a Small Ellipsoidal-Shaped Punch

    The use of Shear Punch Testing to Clarify the Consequences of Helium Production in the Deformation of Isotopically Tailored Ferritic Alloys

    Committee: E10

    DOI: 10.1520/STP1329-EB

    ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5565-7

    ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-2476-9