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Modeling Temperature-Driven Ductile-to-Brittle Transition Fracture in Ferritic Steels

  • Babür DeliktaşEmail author
  • Ismail Cem Turtuk
  • George Z. Voyiadjis
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Abstract

The most catastrophic brittle failure in ferritic steels is observed as their tendency of losing almost all of their toughness when the temperature drops below their ductile-to-brittle transition (DBT) temperature. There have been put large efforts in experimental and theoretical studies to clarify the controlling mechanism of this transition; however, it still remains unclear how to model accurately the coupled ductile∕brittle fracture behavior of ferritic steels in the region of ductile-to-brittle transition.

Therefore, in this study, an important attempt is made to model coupled ductile∕brittle fracture by means of blended micro-void and micro-cracks. To this end, a thermomechanical finite strain-coupled plasticity and continuum damage mechanics models which incorporate the blended effects of micro-heterogeneities in the form of micro-cracks and micro-voids are proposed.

In order to determine the proposed model material constant, a set of finite element model, where the proposed unified framework, which characterizes ductile-to-brittle fracture behavior of ferritic steels, is implemented as a VUMAT, is performed by modeling the benchmark experiment given in the experimental research published by Turba et al., then, using these models as a departure point, the fracture response of the small punch fracture testing is investigated numerically at 22C and − 196C and at which the fracture is characterized as ductile and brittle, respectively.

Keywords

Ductile-Brittle transition Porous plasticity Damage mechanics Small punch test Ferritic steels 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Babür Deliktaş
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ismail Cem Turtuk
    • 2
    • 3
  • George Z. Voyiadjis
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering-Architecture, Department of Civil EngineeringUludag UniversityBursaTurkey
  2. 2.Mechanical Design DepartmentMeteksan DefenceAnkaraTurkey
  3. 3.Department of Civil EngineeringUludag UniveristyBursaTurkey
  4. 4.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA

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