Typical Charpy Impact Test

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By Jason Lloyd1, Teresa Washeleski1

Purdue University

This video supplements Purdue University’s Steel Bridge Research, Inspection, Training, and Engineering (S-BRITE) Center report "Fatigue and Fracture Library for the Inspection, Evaluation, and Repair of Vehicular Steel Bridges."

Version 1.0 - published on 03 Jun 2015 doi:10.4231/R7H41PC8 - cite this Archived on 25 Oct 2016

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This video shows a typical CVN impact test. Note that the specimen is removed from a cooling bath prior to being placed in the test machine so that the test can be performed at the desired temperature. Off-camera counting indicates the number of seconds since the specimen was removed from the bath. The time between removal from the bath and testing is 5 seconds per ASTM E23.

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