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CTOD(CrackTipOpeningDisplacement)Test

AboutCTODTest

Whenmaterialwithadefectisloaded,acrackwillpropagaterapidlyoriginatingfrom
thedefect,resultinginfractureatacertaintemperaturerange(unstablefracture).CTOD
testisoneoftestmethodstodeterminefracturetoughness(fractureresistance)ofa
materialwithacrack,andatesttodeterminecracktipopeningdisplacementtogenerate
unstablefracture(limitCTODvalue).Itisgenerallyperformedbyloadingatestpieceona
3pointbendingsystemasshowninrightgure.

JFETECcanprovideawiderangeoftestspecimenthicknessfrom6mmto100mm,
andaccommodatetesttemperaturefrom+200to196(dependingonthetest
specimensize).
CTODtestingimage

OutlineofTest

TestProcedure

PreparationoftestpieceIntroductionofafatigueprecrackCTODtestingAppearanceoffracturesurfaceMeasurement
offracturesurfaceEvaluationPreparationofreport

Wecanprovideonestopservicefortheaboveprocedurefromtestpiecepreparationtoreporting.

CorrespondingStandards

BS7448:Fracturemechanicstoughnesstests

ISO12135:MetallicmaterialsUniedmethodoftestforthedeterminationofquasistaticfracturetoughness

ASTME1820:StandardTestMethodforMeasurementofFractureToughness

WES1108:StandardTestMethodforCrackTipOpeningDisplacement(CTOD)FractureToughnessMeasurement

EquipmentToBeUsed

AutographAG250kNXplus(loadingcapacity:250kN)madebyShimadzu

Universaltestmachine(loadingcapacity:500kN)madebyShimadzu

Universaltestmachine(loadingcapacity:2,000kN)madebyTokyoKoki

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Testingscenes(250kNtestmachine)

Exampleoftest

CTODTestofWeldHeatAectedZone(HAZ)

Thefollowingisacaseexampleoftheprocedure:anotchwasintroducedatweldHAZandCTODtestwasperformed.

Determinationofnotchlocation

Testpieceafternotchpreparation

Loadopeningdisplacementdiagram
obtainedbyCTODtest Fracturesurfaceoftestpieceafterthetest

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