ON EFFECTS OF CARBON AND MANGANESE CONTENT AND OF GRAIN SIZE ON DYNAMIC STRENGTH PROPERTIES OF MILD STEEL

The exceptionally low ductility of mild steel when separated by a rapidly moving crack may be attributed in part to its plastic flow strain-rate sensitivity. The elevation in yield strength under conditions of rapidly rising stress adjacent to the crack tip suppresses formation of the energy-absorbing plastic zone. Variation in composition, particularly of C and Mn content which affect the notched bar impact transition temperature, should also affect strain-rate sensitivity if this description is applicable. The general trends in yield point strain-rate sensitivity are found in agreement with effects of composition on the Charpy transition temperature. A good correlation is found to exist between the parameter k, found from the grain size dependency of dynamic upper yield strength, and the transition temperature expectancy for given composition. Plastic flow stress, at given high strain rate, can be correlated with free path in ferrite better than with ferrite grain size. (Author)

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    Naval Research Laboratory

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  • Authors:
    • Krafft, J M
    • Sullivan, A M
  • Publication Date: 1961-12-27

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  • Pagination: 36 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00327727
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SSC-139 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: NOBs-84321
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM