Journal Published Online: 01 September 1982
Volume 10, Issue 5

Application of Computer Techniques to Charpy Impact Testing of Irradiated Pressure Vessel Steels



A Rockwell AIM 65 microcomputer has been modified to control a remote Charpy V-notch impact test machine. The computer controls not only handling and testing of the specimen but also transference and storage of instrumented Charpy test data. A system of electrical solenoid activated pneumatic cylinders and switches provides the interface between the computer and the test apparatus. A command language has been designated that allows the operator to command checkout, test procedure, and data storage via the computer. Automatic compliance with ASTM test procedures is built into the program.

Author Information

Landow, MP
Battelle's Columbus Laboratories, Columbus, OH
Fromm, EO
Battelle's Columbus Laboratories, Columbus, OH
Perrin, JS
Fracture Control Corp., Goleta, CA
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ISSN: 0090-3973
DOI: 10.1520/JTE10250J