SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1998

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


A suitable test technique and experimental procedure have been developed in CISE for instrumented impact testing of sub-sized Charpy specimens, both V-notched and fatigue precracked, on a 40 J small-scale drop-weight machine. The test technique will be described, including unusual test features, such as in situ temperature conditioning. The results of a series of tests performed on sub-size Charpy specimens will be presented, allowing the influence of various test parameters to be evaluated. Comparisons with standard, full-size specimen data will be presented and discussed as well. Finally, the activity of a Working Group on Instrumented Impact Testing of Miniaturized Charpy V-notch Specimens, active within ESIS Technical Committee 5 and chaired by the author, will be briefly described.

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Lucon, E
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Developed by Committee: E10
Pages: 15–31
DOI: 10.1520/STP37980S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5565-7
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-2476-9