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Transactions of the Japan Institute of Metals, Vol. 29 No. 7 (1988) pp.570-572
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A Simple Machining Jig for Chevron-Notched Specimens

Michael Jenkins*, Tongshik Chang* and Akimitsu Okura*

A simple machining jig has been designed to rapidly and consistently cut chevron-notches in fracture specimens. The geometry of the jig automatically aligns and positions the specimens while a mechanical clamping arrangement secures pairs of specimens. The design of the jig is adjustable to accommodate any number of specimens within the range of cutting machines which use a rotating blade and a reciprocating cutting action.

(Received October 30, 1987)

Keywords: fracture resistances, composites, chevron-notched, crack growth, fracture toughness, work-of-fracture

* Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo, Tokyo 106, Japan.

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