Drop Weight Test

The drop weight test is a mechanical test, in which a defined weight falls onto a specimen from a specified height.

Following the drop weight test the appearance of the fracture surfaces is evaluated. Here the proportions of the deformation fracture surface and brittle fracture surface are determined visually. The evaluation can also be based on the effective absorbed energy of the specimen.

Drop Weight Test on Metals

The drop weight test on metals can be performed to different standards:

  • DIN EN 10274
  • API 5L
  • ASTM E208
  • SEP 1325 (drop weight test to W.S. Pellini)