is there any difference when perform charpy test on metal/composite? i mean the procedure or anything else?

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  • 1 year ago

    A Charpy test is designed to measure the amount of energy a given sample absorbs. That means you could perform the test on a composite. The problem can be in how you interpret the results.

    You should also be aware that the Charpy test was devised to identify the transition temperature where a material (usually a metal) becomes subject to brittle fracture. If the composite material is not subject to brittle fracture then the test is of dubious value.

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