A bend test in which the test specimen is bent to a definite shape by means of a jig. The bend test determines the quality a weld at the face and root of a welded joint.
The specimen normally is bent 180 degrees. Face bend tests are made with the weld face in tension; root bend tests are made with the weld root in tension.
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