Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A

, Volume 50, Issue 3, pp 1437–1447 | Cite as

The Role of Plastic Strain on the Delayed Fracture Behavior of Twinning-Induced Plasticity Steels

  • Z. C. Luo
  • R. D. Liu
  • X. Wang
  • H. W. Yen
  • M. X. HuangEmail author


The present work investigates delayed fracture (DF) behavior of a twinning-induced plasticity (TWIP) steel in a neutral environment using deep-drawn cup specimens. The specimens are exposed to different corrosive environment to observe the occurrence of DF. The results reveal that the DF of TWIP steel is caused by a hydrogen-assisted transgranular stress corrosion cracking mechanism. Besides the residual stress, we demonstrate that the plastic strain plays a crucial role on the DF of TWIP steel by accelerating the crack growth rate.



M.X. Huang acknowledges the financial support from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. U1764252, U1560204) and Research Grants Council of Hong Kong (No. 17255016, 17203014, C7025-16G). H.-W. Yen thanks for financial support under the contract 106-2628-E-002-015-MY3 from MOST in Taiwan.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Z. C. Luo
    • 1
    • 2
  • R. D. Liu
    • 3
  • X. Wang
    • 3
  • H. W. Yen
    • 4
  • M. X. Huang
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringThe University of Hong KongPokfulam RoadHong Kong, China
  2. 2.Shenzhen Institute of Research and InnovationThe University of Hong KongShenzhenChina
  3. 3.Iron and Steel Research InstituteAnsteel GroupAnshanChina
  4. 4.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringNational Taiwan UniversityTaipeiTaiwan

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