Loading Rate Effects on the Fracture Toughness of Steels

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Abstract

In certain fracture problems, time becomes an important variable. In general terms, one can say that an increase in loading rate decreases fracture toughness when brittle behaviour prevails, while crack resistance is improved in case of fully ductile behaviour. This paper provides an overview of the currently available experimental and analytical methodologies (in most cases not covered by official test standards) for characterising the fracture toughness of a steel under elevated loading rates.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFITNET 2006 - Conference Proceedings
Place of PublicationGeesthacht, Germany
Pages143-148
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 25 Mar 2007
EventFITNET 2006 - International Conference on Fitness-for-Service - GKSS, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 17 May 200619 May 2006

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ConferenceFITNET 2006 - International Conference on Fitness-for-Service
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period2006-05-172006-05-19

Keywords

  • Fracture toughness, loading rate, time

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