Fillet Fracture Testing

Fillet Fracture Testing

Equipment: Tensile Testing Machine, used in compression.

Testing is carried out using standards:

  • BS EN 1320

Tests are performed most commonly on Fillet Welds in Plate and Pipe. The weld metal has a notch cut into the centre line of the cap to encourage the specimen to fracture. Test specimens are fractured longitudinally with the root of the weld in tension. The fracture length is 100mm/4˝, the internal surface of the weld body is visually examined for flaws, to aid this a x5 magnification eye loupe may be used.

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