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Effect Of Orientation And Loading Rate On The Toughness Transition Curve Of A Ship Steel

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/DM000091

Volume

26

Pages

9

Published

2000

Size

836 kb

Author(s)

X. Wu, J. Morrison, & D.A. Hull

Abstract

Effect of orientation and loading rate on the toughness transition curve of a ship steel X. Wu% J. Morrison', & D.A. Hull" ''DREA Dockyard Laboratory (Pacific), Canada. 'Engineering Material Research, Canada. Abstract Toughness measurements are needed to assess the risk of brittle fracture in warship hulls under operational conditions. This demands laboratory testing at minimum service temperatures and loading rates equivalent to hull impact events. However plate thickness is insufficient to permit valid Kjc determinations at the required strength and toughness levels. The master curve approach specified in ASTM Standard El921 provides an alternative means of quantifying the cleavage fracture resistance in the brittle-to-ductile transition temperature regime. Limited replicate testing yields a reference temperature T<,. It also defines a material-specific fracture toughness master curve, and a lower bound failure probability, which can be applied to material selection

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