Statistical model for carbide induced brittle fracture in steel

Kim Wallin, Timo Saario, Kari Törrönen

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    Factors affecting the cleavage fracture stress and the fracture toughness K 1C in steel have been examined. A statistical method based on carbide induced cleavage fracture is proposed, by which it is possible to estimate the fracture toughness and study the effect of different variables. The predictions made are in excellent agreement with experimental results for a variety of microstructures.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)13 - 16
    Number of pages4
    JournalMetal Science
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1984
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible


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