Temperature-Dependent Material Property Databases for Marine Steels—Part 1: DH36


Integrated computational materials engineering (ICME)-based tools and techniques have been identified as the best path forward for distortion mitigation in thin-plate steel construction at shipyards. ICME tools require temperature-dependent material properties to achieve accurate computational results for distortion and residual stress. However, the required temperature-dependent material property databases of U.S. Navy-relevant steels are not available in the literature. Therefore, as part of a Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow program, a comprehensive testing plan for some of the most common marine steels used in the construction of US naval vessels was completed. This testing plan included DH36, HSLA-65, HSLA-80, HSLA-100, HY-80, and HY-100 steel with a nominal thickness of 4.76 mm (3/16-in.). This report is part of a seven-part series detailing the pedigreed steel data. The first six reports will report the material properties for each of the individual steel grades, whereas the final report will compare and contrast the measured steel properties across all six steels. This report will focus specifically on the data associated with DH36 steel.

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The work was funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), in support of the Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) Institute’s program entitled, Robust Distortion Control Methods and Implementation for Construction of Lightweight Metallic Structures. The authors would like to thank Huntington Ingalls Industries—Ingalls Shipbuilding for supplying the steel material tested for this program, as well as all team members who worked on the LIFT Joining-R1-3 program.

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Bechetti, D.H., Semple, J.K., Zhang, W. et al. Temperature-Dependent Material Property Databases for Marine Steels—Part 1: DH36. Integr Mater Manuf Innov 9, 257–286 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40192-020-00184-2

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