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Spall Fracture of High-Strength Steel during Quasi-Static Tension


The fact that standard specimens made of high-strength bearing steel undergo spall fracture during quasi-static tension is experimentally proved. The uniqueness of this fracture consists in the fact that it proceeds due to the elastic energy of the specimen, in contrast to the classical spallation during high-speed collision or a high-energy pulsed external action. High-speed video filming is used to demonstrate that the mode I fracture of a specimen and its subsequent spall fracture are spaced in time.

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This work was carried out within the framework of integrated scientific direction 2 “Fundamentally oriented research, qualification of materials, and nondestructive testing” (“Strategic directions for the development of materials and technologies for their processing for the period up to 2030”) [13].

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Grinevich, A.V., Slavin, A.V., Yakovlev, N.O. et al. Spall Fracture of High-Strength Steel during Quasi-Static Tension. Russ. Metall. 2022, 281–285 (2022).

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  • spallation
  • pulsed load
  • bearing steel
  • high-speed video filming
  • tension