SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 2000

Application of Single-Specimen Methods on Instrumented Charpy Tests: Results of DVM Round-Robin Exercises


Based on a previous round-robin exercise of the German DVM task group on “Instrumented Impact Testing” with about 400 instrumented Charpy-specimens being tested, another exercise was performed to explore the possibilities of extended evaluations such as single-specimen methods. The previously determined multi-specimen cleavage JR-curve serves as a reference. Different methods — e.g., the key-curve method — were applied. Overall, the results are encouraging and the agreement of the calculated JR-curve with reference data is quite good especially for large amounts of crack extension. There was some uncertainty left in the first part of the JR-curve, where notch blunting and initiation of crack growth take place, and where the calculated curves tend to overestimate the crack resistance. Results of a new “blind” round-robin indicate improved results in this initial part of the JR-curve.

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Böhme, W
Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkstoffmechanik (IWM), Freiburg, Germany
Schindler, H-J
Swiss Federal Lab. for Materials Testing and Research (EMPA), Dübendorf, Switzerland
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Developed by Committee: E28
Pages: 327–336
DOI: 10.1520/STP14404S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5429-2
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-2864-4