FRACTURE BEHAVIOR OF A36 BRIDGE STEELS

The fracture toughness behavior of three heats of A36 steel was examined in terms of CVN response and K sub ic measurements at an intermediate rate of loading (i.e., one second rise time to failure). These results were contrasted with current AASHTO toughness requirements and heat or "H" testing frequency. It was concluded that "H" frequency testing could prove to be inadequate for fracture critical details. In such instances each piece of steel should be tested for tis CVN performance at the specification temperature. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by DOT, Federal Highway Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Lehigh University

    Materials Research Center
    Bethlehem, PA  USA  18015

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Roberts, R
  • Publication Date: 1977-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 59 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00174416
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-77-156 Final Rpt., FCP 35F2-082
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8819
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 14 1978 12:00AM