SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1990

Wide-Plate Testing of Weldments: Part I—Wide-Plate Testing in Perspective


Depending on the ultimate purpose of the test, many wide-plate test specimen designs have been developed to provide a quantitative framework for evaluating both the fracture initiation and the fracture propagation or arrest conditions. This paper focuses on historical developments in wide-plate testing with respect to fracture initiation behavior problems only. This paper also addresses the role, as well as the limitations, of wide-plate testing in fracture research.

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Denys, RM
Laboratorium Soete Rijksuniversiteit Gent, Gent, Belgium
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Developed by Committee: E08
Pages: 160–174
DOI: 10.1520/STP24096S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5119-2
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1277-3