The strain-induced austenite to martensite transformation may be used in a controlled way to design ultrahigh strength steels. The objective was to determine the influence of the strain-induced transformation on crack propagation characteristics in these steels. First, the detailed crack path was followed fractographically. It is shown that cracking first occurs in the martensite followed by tearing in the austenite.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||18|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1969|
|Event||Fracture 1969, Proc of 2nd Int Conf, Engl - Brighton|
Duration: Apr 13 1969 → Apr 18 1969
|Other||Fracture 1969, Proc of 2nd Int Conf, Engl|
|Period||4/13/69 → 4/18/69|