A modified normalization (NM) method to determine J-R curves using clamped single edge notched tension (SENT) specimens was proposed. To validate and quantify the modified normalization method, the J-R curves of X80 pipeline steel obtained by normalization (NM) method are compared with those determined by the unloading compliance (UC) method for SENT specimens. The comparison shows that modified NM method is obvious better than unmodified NM method for SENT specimens. The modified NM method has great agreements with UC method, and is a valid and cost-effective tool to be applied to obtain J-R curves of API X80 steel using SENT specimens with shallow cracked depth to deep cracked depth.

Fracture testing, J-resistance curve, API X80 pipeline steel, Normalization method, SENT specimen
Key Engineering Materials
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Liu, Z. (Zheng), Wang, X, & Chen, X. (Xu). (2019). J-resistance curve testing using modified normalization method for SENT specimens. Key Engineering Materials. doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.795.367