Izod test

noun \ ˈīˌzäd- , ˈīzəd- \

Definition of Izod test

:a test of a metal's or plastic's resistance to impact that is made by determining the amount of energy in foot-pounds needed by a swinging hammer to fracture a notched test piece of the material held in a vertical position and supported at its lower end

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Origin and Etymology of izod test

after E. G. Izod, 20th century English mechanical engineer


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