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Study on Unstable Brittle Crack Arrest Toughness of Extremely-Low Carbon Bainitic Steel Plates

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Tsunehisa Handa, Takahiro Kubo, Keniti Amano, Mitsuhiro Okatsu, Kazunori Miyamoto, Michio Satoh

JFE Steel Corporation

Paper No. IMECE2004-59739, pp. 179-185; 7 pages
  • ASME 2004 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Materials
  • Anaheim, California, USA, November 13 – 19, 2004
  • Conference Sponsors: Materials Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4712-8 | eISBN: 0-7918-4178-2, 0-7918-4179-0, 0-7918-4180-4
  • Copyright © 2004 by ASME


The extremely-low carbon bainitic steel (ELCB steel) is a high strength steel with about 0.02 mass% or less carbon. In this research, unstable brittle crack arrest toughness of ELCB steel plates was investigated by temperature-gradient ESSO tests, compared with that of conventional TMCP steel plates. Both of ELCB and TMCP steel plates without pre-straining had sufficient crack-arrest toughness at 0°C. After 10% prestraining, the TMCP steel plate had not sufficient crack-arrest toughness at 0 °C . The ELCB steel plates, however, maintained high crack arrest toughness at 0°C. even after 10% pre-straining. ELCB steel were also different from TMCP steels in the correlation between transition temperature of crack arrest toughness and fracture appearance transition temperature (vTrs) obtained by Charpy impact test. When the vTrs of an ELCB steel and that of a TMCP steel were the same value, crack arrest toughness of an ELCB steel was higher than that of a TMCP steel. In the cross section of the ESSO test piece of the ELCB steels, many sub-cracks and micro-crack branching were observed. However, in the cross section of the ESSO test piece of the conventional TMCP steels, there were few subcracks and branching. Initiation of sub-cracks and branching around the main crack tip reduces the stress intensity factor of the main crack. It was considered that the above features of the ELCB steel were caused by initiation of sub-cracks and branching at the tip of the main brittle crack.

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