Linear Elastic Fracture Testing: Current Status within ASTM Committee E-24 on Fracture,
ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WATERVLIET NY CLOSE COMBAT ARMAMENTS CENTER
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The current status of elastic-stress-controlled fracture testing within ASTM is summarized, including example test results from high-strength steel forgings used for cannon. Plane-strain fracture toughness test methods were emphasized. Areas for future work were also discussed, including rapid crack growth tests, correlative tests, and tests for composite materials. Keywords Pressure vessel.