Techno Press


Steel and Composite Structures   Volume 25, Number 6, December30 2017, pages 639-648
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/scs.2017.25.6.639
 
Estimation of fracture toughness of cast steel container from Charpy impact test data
Tassadit Bellahcene and Meziane Aberkane

 
Abstract     [Full Text]
    Fracture energy values KV have been measured on cast steel, used in the container manufacture, by instrumented Charpy impact testing. This material has a large ductility on the upper transition region at +20oC and a ductile tearing with an expended plasticity before a brittle fracture on the lower transition region at -20oC. To assess the fracture toughness of this material we use, the KIC-KV correlations to measure the critical stress intensity factor KIC on the lower transition region and the dynamic force - displacement curves to measure the critical fracture toughness JPC, the essential work of fracture Te on the upper transition region. It is found, using the KIC-KV correlations, that the critical stress intensity factor KIC remains significant, on the lower transition region, which indicating that our testing material preserves his ductility at low temperature and it is apt to be used as a container\'s material. It is, also, found that the Jp-p energetic criterion, used on the upper transition region, gives a good evaluation of the fracture toughness closest to those found in the literature. Finally, we show, by using the Te-KIC relation, on the lower transition region, that the essential work of fracture is not suitable for the toughness measurement because the strong scatter of the experimental data. To complete this study by a numerical approach we used the ANSYS code to determine the critical fracture toughness JANSYS on the upper transition region.
 
Key Words
    Charpy impact test; fracture toughness; ductility; upper transition region; lower transition region
 
Address
Tassadit Bellahcene and Meziane Aberkane: Laboratoire d\'Elaboration, de Caracterisation des Materiaux et Modelisation (LEC2M), Universite Mouloud Mammeri de Tizi-Ouzou, BP 17 RP, Tizi-Ouzou, 15008, Algeria
 

Techno-Press: Publishers of international journals and conference proceedings.       Copyright © 2019 Techno Press
P.O. Box 33, Yuseong, Daejeon 305-600 Korea, Tel: +82-42-828-7996, Fax : +82-42-828-7997, Email: technop@chol.com