Fractal dimension and the effects of correlation between surface mesostructure of plastic-deformed silicon iron polycrystals and austenitic corrosion-resistant steel

P. V. Kuznetsov, V. E. Panin, K. V. Levin, A. G. Lipnitskij, V. I. Pavlenko, Yu Shrajber

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A correlation function is suggested for characteristic of surface mesorelief of the plastic-deformed specimens of Fe+3.2%Si and Kh18N10T steel. It enables to determine a fractal dimension (Dc) and correlation length (ΔL) from surface images obtained in the electron microscopes. An availability of two correlation functions is ascertained for silicon iron and steel specimens, fractured under active tension. The primary and second functions characterize the surface mesorelief at the scale levels lesser and more than grain dimension respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-10
Number of pages7
JournalMetallovedenie i Termicheskaya Obrabotka Metallov
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2001


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys

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