NICK BREAK AND FRACTURE TESTObjective
: This experiment covers test method for break test on butt weld and filletweld and examines the surface for weld area. Break test involves breaking the weld joint to examine the fractured surfaces for externaldefects.The nick break test is useful for determining the internal quality of theweld metal. This test reveals various internal defects (if present), such asslag inclusions, gas pockets, lack of fusion, and oxidized or burnedmetal.
1.To accomplish the nick-break test for checking a butt weld, the specimen preparation was began by cutting using plasma cutting.2.The important thing in this test is the bevel preparation. At the edge of thespecimen should be machined by using milling machine that has been set to45
.3.The bevelled need to be clean surface and the angle of the bevel must be 45
.4.We used FCAW as the welding process to join the specimen.5.The test specimen shall be cut transversely to the welded joint and shall havethe full thickness of the plate at the joint. This was shown by the figure 2 below.Figure 2 Specimen has been cutted6.Make a saw cut at each edge and at the surface through the center of the weld.The depth of cut slot should be refer to the lowest weld bead as long as all thewelded joint have been sawed as shown from figure 3 below.Figure 3 Specimen from sideSaw slot