The Charpy/Izod impact tests are standardized high strain-rate tests, determining amount of energy absorbed by a material during fracture. This absorbed energy is a measure of a material’s notch toughness and acts as a tool to study temperature-dependent ductile-brittle transition. It is widely applied in industry due to easy to prepare and quickly and cheaply performing.

About Equipment:

Pendulum capacity is 450 Joule.

Cooling bath for conditioning of samples to -80°C.

Manuel notching device for 2 mm V-notch

Optical system for controlling the notch shape



TS EN ISO 148-1:             Metallic materials – Charpy pendulum impact test – Part 1: Test method

TS EN ISO 9016:2012:     Destructive tests on welds in metallic materials – Impact tests – Test specimen location, notch orientation and examination