RESQUE: Dependence of Test Results on Reconstituted Specimens with Tolerance Deviations and Variation

Hans-Werner Viehrig, H. Richter, T. Atkins, Eric van Walle, Marc Scibetta, M.J. Valo, M.R. Wootton, E. Keim, L. Debaberis, M. Horsten

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    This paper continues the presentation of detailed results of the EU-sponsored RESQUE project. Within the RESQUE project it was planned to determine the dependence of Charpy-V test results on tolerance deviations and different end block materials in reconstituted specimens. The conventional Charpy-V parameters - the total impact energy, lateral expansion and shear fracture appearance - are not significantly affected by oversized dimensional variability. Disturbing load oscillations arise from some of the geometrical deviations. This influences the characteristic yield load, yield deflection and impact energy at load maximum. In comparison with the existing scatter there is no significant effect of the end block material on the main Charpy parameters and the characteristic loads.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSmall specimen test techniques
    EditorsMA Sokolov, JD Landes, GE Lucas
    PublisherASTM International
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Print)978-0-8031-2897-2
    StatePublished - 2002

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