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Innovation application: Determination of Charpy impact properties

Title Determination of Charpy impact properties

There is proposed determination of Charpy impact strength for polymer materials and composites (int.al., nanocomposites) according to testing technology of the impact strength testing machine as well as appropriate international standards:

  • LVS EN ISO 179-1 “Plastics - Determination of Charpy impact properties - Part 1: Non-instrumented impact test”;
  • LVS EN ISO 179-2 “Plastics - Determination of Charpy impact properties - Part 2: Instrumented impact test”
  • a.o.
Keywords polymers, composites, Charpy impact strength
Authors Jānis Zicāns
Tatjana Ivanova
Remo Merijs-Meri
Ivans Bočkovs
Juris Bitenieks
Rita Bērziņa
Agnese Ābele
Department (14200) Polimērmateriālu institūts
(14212) Polimēru materiālu tehnoloģijas katedra
(04052) Polimēru pārbaužu laboratorija
Statistical Classification of Economic Activities, NACE 2 Scientific research and development
Other professional, scientific and technical activities
Description of the technology

We offer determination of Charpy impact strength at various temperatures for unnotched and notched test specimens.

Fig. 1. Charpy impact strength tester and test specimen notching machine.

Applications Determination of Charpy impact strength could be applied for development of novel polymers and composites as well as for quality control of commercially available materials and products thereof.

Laboratory of Polymer Testing is accredited to LVS EN ISO/IEC 17025 international standard that confirms ability of the laboratory to produce precise and accurate test data.

Technology Readiness Level Actual system proven in operational environment
Partnership offer • Service contracts. • Cooperation and research projects.
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Contact information Linda Šufriča, e-mail: inovacijas@rtu.lv; phone.: 28442736