ASTM-E1304 › Standard Test Method for Plane-Strain (Chevron-Notch) Fracture Toughness of Metallic Materials
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1.1 This test method covers the determination of plane-strain (chevron-notch) fracture toughnesses, KIv or KIvM, of metallic materials. Fracture toughness by this method is relative to a slowly advancing steady state crack initiated at a chevron-shaped notch, and propagating in a chevron-shaped ligament ( ). Some metallic materials, when tested by this method, exhibit a sporadic crack growth in which the crack front remains nearly stationary until a critical load is reached. The crack then becomes unstable and suddenly advances at high speed to the next arrest point. For these materials, this test method covers the determination of the plane-strain fracture toughness, KIvj or KIvM, relative to the crack at the points of instability.
ICS Number Code 77.040.10 (Mechanical testing of metals)
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1997 R14 EDITION
Oct. 1, 2014