Effect of specimen size on the load calibration in the instrumented impact test

Toshiro Kobayashi, Naoya Inoue, Akira Sakaguchi, Hiroyuki Toda

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Accurate measurement of load is essential in the instrumented impact test. Especially, significant variation in load has been reported in the instrumented Charpy impact test, for example when miniaturized specimens were tested. Load calibration values are evaluated by means of both finite element analyses and experiments. Decrease in specimen thickness results in slight decrease of calibration parameters. This is attributable to strain localization near the region in which strain gages are placed. The results strongly suggest that the system must be calibrated for each different size of specimens to know accurate toughness data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-83
Number of pages6
JournalTetsu-To-Hagane/Journal of the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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