The Initiation and Propagation of Ductile Fracture in Low Strength Steels

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G. Green, J. F. Knott

Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England

J. Eng. Mater. Technol 98(1), 37-46 (Jan 01, 1976) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3443335 History: Received October 31, 1974; Revised March 03, 1975; Online August 17, 2010


The effects of work hardening rate and inclusion content on the initiation and propagation of ductile fracture in low strength steels have been investigated. A model has been proposed based on these results, which describes the difference between the energy required for initiation and propagation of ductile fractures in such steels.

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