Mesoscale deformation and cracking of surface-hardened low carbon steel

A. V. Koval, S. V. Panin

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Mesoscale deformation patterns of surface-hardened low-carbon steel is investigated by using the television-optical measuring technique (TOMSC-1). Surface hardening was performed by diffusion borating to produce a hardened layer with a heterogeneous structure. Plastic flow at the mesoscale level was observed for primary mesovolume in the form of triangular prism. Self-organization of neighboring primary mesovolume gives rise to formation specimen macrostructure. At certain thickness of borated layer, the tensile elongation is increased by 30% for specimens with brittle-hardened layer when compared with unhardened specimens.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-121
Number of pages5
JournalTheoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials

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