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Charpy impact test

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  • n. A test of the impact strength of a material, used to determine its relative ductility or brittleness. The test is executed by swinging a large, heavy hammer on a pendulum from a predetermined height. The hammer fractures the material sample, usually a block of a certain size with a notch cut in it. The height to which the pendulum swings is used to calculate the energy necessary to fracture the sample.

Etymologies

Named for French scientist Georges Charpy (1865–1945). (Wiktionary)

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