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Abstract

Within this research project nine steels of varying strength and toughness have been investigated by different test procedures in order to examine differences in the failure behaviour of high strength steels. A major topic was the investigation concerning the influence of temperature on the deformation and failure behaviour of wide plates in the elastic-plastic and fully plastic range. It was shown that, with increasing strength, stable crack extension appears below the plastic collapse load. In addition, the influence of the amount of elastic energy which is available for the occurrence of fracture was investigated. It became clear that with decreasing stiffness the values of fracture strain declined visibly. Furthermore, safety concepts of fracture were examined with regard to their applicability to high strength steels. The statements about safety extend from gross estimations by the CTOD-Design-Curve-Approach to exact predictions using FE-calculations.

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Authors: LIESSEM A, Institut für Eisenhüttenkunde, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule, Aachen (DE);DAHL W, Institut für Eisenhüttenkunde, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule, Aachen (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13954 DE (1992) 149 pp., FS, ECU 13.75
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-3689-5
Record Number: 199210573 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: de
Available languages: de