Accession Number : AD0780148

Title :   Brittle Weld Crack Starters in Drop Weight Tests,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE STANDARDS LABS MARIBYRNONG (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Barnes,R. C. ; Hughes,P. C.

Report Date : 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A number of brittle weld bead crack starters have been examined and the shortcomings of each are discussed. The standard ASTM methods have been found to be unreliable. A crack starter developed at DSL has been found to give reliable results. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Welds, *Fracture(Mechanics), *Test methods, Brittleness, Standards, Crack propagation, Steel, Metals, Australia

Subject Categories : Metallurgy and Metallography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE