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Crack lengths calculation by the unloading compliance technique for Charpy size specimens

By J. Dzugan and Dresden (Germany) Forschungszentrum Rossendorf e.V. (FZR)

Abstract

The problems with the crack length determination by the unloading compliance method are well known for Charpy size specimens. The final crack lengths calculated for bent specimens do not fulfil ASTM 1820 accuracy requirements. Therefore some investigations have been performed to resolve this problem. In those studies it was considered that the measured compliance should be corrected for various factors, but satisfying results were not obtained. In the presented work the problem was attacked from the other side, the measured specimen compliance was taken as a correct value and what had to be adjusted was the calculation procedure. On the basis of experimentally obtained compliances of bent specimens and optically measured crack lengths the investigation was carried out. Finally, a calculation procedure enabling accurate crack length calculation up to 5 mm of plastic deflection was developed. Applying the new procedure, out of investigated 238 measured crack lengths, more than 80% of the values fulfilled the ASTM 1820 accuracy requirements, while presently used procedure provided only about 30% of valid results. The newly proposed procedure can be also prospectively used in modified form for specimens of a size different than Charpy size. (orig.)Available from TIB Hannover: RR 1847(385) / FIZ - Fachinformationszzentrum Karlsruhe / TIB - Technische InformationsbibliothekSIGLEDEGerman

Topics: 11F - Metallurgy, metallography, CRACKS, CRACK PROPAGATION, VERIFICATION, CHARPY TEST, DEFORMATION, CORRECTIONS, CHROMIUM-MOLYBDENUM STEELS, CHEMICAL COMPOSITION, LENGTH, CALIBRATION, MEASURING METHODS, COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS, DIAGRAMS
Year: 2003
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