A microstatistical model for carbide induced cleavage fracture

Kim Wallin, Timo Saario, Kari Törrönen, Jarl Forsten

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    The critical variables affecting the cleavage fracture of steels are rather well known. In this work these variables have been considered in the frames of a statistical model. Comparison of fracture toughness values predicted from the model and corresponding experimental values show excellent agreement for a variety of microstructures. Different possibilities of the use of the model are shortly discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Print)951-38-1875-6
    Publication statusPublished - 1983
    MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

    Publication series

    SeriesValtion teknillinen tutkimuskeskus. Tutkimuksia - Research Reports


    • fracture toughness
    • clearage fracture
    • carbides
    • models
    • tests


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