Equipment & Infrastructure

Charpy impact toughness test

The Charpy impact test is a standardised high strain-rate test which determines the amount of energy absorbed by a material during fracture. This absorbed energy is a measure for a given material’s toughness and acts as a tool to study temperature dependent brittle/ductile transition. This test is also particularly useful for determining the ductile-brittle transition temperature of alloys and welds. 


  • Maximum Energy: 750 J
  • Temperature range: -120 °C to 40 °C
  • Instrumented striker available for force-displacement recording during impact