SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1970

Tentative Method of Test for Plane Strain Fracture Toughness of Metallic Materials (ASTM Designation: E 399-70 T)


This method covers the determination of the plane strain fracture toughness of metallic materials by a bend or a compact tension test of a notched and fatigue-cracked specimen having a thickness of 0.25 in. (6.4 mm) or greater.

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Developed by Committee: E08
Pages: 249–269
DOI: 10.1520/STP33670S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-4585-6
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0037-4