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prБДС EN ISO 5173:2023

Destructive tests on welds in metallic materials - Bend tests (ISO 5173:2023)

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60.55     Dec 29, 2022




European Standard



This document specifies a method for making transverse root, face and side bend tests on test specimens taken from butt welds, butt welds with cladding (subdivided into welds in clad plates and clad welds) and cladding without butt welds, in order to reveal imperfections on or near the surface of the test specimen which is under tension during bend testing and/or assess ductility. It also gives the dimensions of the test specimen.
In addition, this document specifies methods to be used instead of transverse bend tests with a former for welded joints when base materials, heat affected zones and/or weld metal have a significant difference in their physical and mechanical properties in relation to bending.
This document applies to metallic materials in all forms of product with welded joints made by any welding process.

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prБДС EN ISO 5173:2023
60.55 Ratification completed (DOR)
Dec 29, 2022

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