Prevention of brittle failures in steel castings has been the goal of a technical research program of the Steel Founders' Society of America. SFSA now recommends the results of its research involving the NDTT (Nil Ductility Transition Temperature) concept. A related project involves the relationship between fracture toughness and strength. SFSA sees this pointing toward a new design philosophy of not specifying an absolutely flawless metallurgical structure but enabling an engineer to predict whether or not a flaw of given dimension will cause brittle failure.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1973-12

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  • Accession Number: 00053753
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1976 12:00AM