Evolution of the Charpy-V test from a quality control test to a materials evaluation tool for structural integrity assessment

Kim Wallin, Pekka Nevasmaa, Tapio Planman, Matti Valo

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    Abstract

    Originally, the Charpy-V test was used mainly as a quality control test. However, after World War II, with the development of the transition temperature philosophy, the Charpy-V test evolved into a tool for material selection and toughness evaluation. With the development of fracture mechanics, further evolution of the interpretation of the Charpy-V test has made it a quantitative materials evaluation tool for fracture mechanics based structural integrity assessment. This presentation will give an outline of the evolution of the Charpy-V test, focusing on the latest developments regarding its use in structural integrity assessment. [Materials; steels.] Graphs., 31 ref.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationFrom Charpy to Present Impact Testing
    EditorsD. Francois, A. Pineau
    PublisherElsevier
    Pages57-68
    ISBN (Electronic)978-0-08-052897-7
    ISBN (Print)978-0-08-043970-9
    Publication statusPublished - 2002
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventCharpy Centenary Conference - Poitiers, France
    Duration: 2 Oct 20015 Oct 2001

    Publication series

    SeriesESIS Publication
    Volume30

    Conference

    ConferenceCharpy Centenary Conference
    Country/TerritoryFrance
    CityPoitiers
    Period2/10/015/10/01

    Keywords

    • Charpy-V
    • fracture toughness
    • brittle fracture
    • ductile fracture
    • correlations
    • material selection

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