Fracture mechanics of ion-nitrided steel
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The results show that ion nitriding has a positive effect on the cracking resistance of the examined tool steel. The critical thickness of the layer, above which nitriding reduces Klc, was determined.
KeywordsFracture Toughness Crack Initiation Residual Compressive Stress Nitrided Layer Brittle Strength
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