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Fracture Properties of Ductile Cast Iron used for Thick-Walled Components

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The report presents the outcome of a programme of fracture experiments addressing three heavy-section components, which were produced from ductile cast iron. No brittle fracture events were observed during the overall test programme. Crack initiation generally took place at relatively low J-integral levels and R-curves showed rather low although stable crack growth resistance.

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Authors: MINNEBO P, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Energy, Petten (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 21841 EN (2005), 18 pp. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9893 Fax: +39 033278 5409 E-mail: or Bruxelles (BE) Tel: +32 2 295 76 24 Fax: +32 2 299 63 22
Record Number: 200718911 / Last updated on: 2007-03-16
Original language: en
Available languages: en