Shallow-notched single edge-notched tension (SE(T) or SENT) and deep- and shallow-notched single edge-notched bend (SE(B) or SENB) specimens with notches positioned in the weld and the heat-affected zone were tested. Crack-tip opening displacement (CTOD) versus resistance curves were obtained using both a single and double clip gauge consolidated in a SE(T) single-specimen. Up until the peak load the resistance curves from both gauging methods yield approximately the same results; thereafter the curves deviate. Interrupted testing showed that the crack had initiated below 50% of the peak load, and in some cases had propagated significantly prior to reaching the peak load.

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