Conference Paper

Current status of the small punch test standardization within the ASTM



Since 2014, considerable attention has been paid to the standardization of small punch test technique within the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM). In 2016 large inter-laboratory study has been launched within the ASTM subcommittee E10.2 - Behavior and Use of Nuclear Structural Materials, involving 12 laboratories and 6 evaluated structural materials from the nuclear power plant components. Paper describes the current status of ASTM standardization, results of the inter-laboratory study, lessons learned and open questions remaining to be solved for the successful completion of the standardization process.


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  • Year: 2018
  • Volume: 1 Issue: S1
  • Page/Article: 34
  • DOI: 10.5334/uproc.34
  • Published on 10 Sep 2018