Numerical simulation of deformation and fracture in low-carbon steel coated by diffusion borating

Ruslan Revovich Balokhonov, S. V. Panin, V. A. Romanova, S. Schmauder, P. V. Makarov

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Numerical simulation of tensile mechanical behavior of low-carbon steel test piece surface-hardened by diffusion borating is performed to investigate the effect of stress concentration on the mesoscale plastic-deformation pattern. The computer simulations under review employ low-carbon steel as a substrate material with FeB2 serving as a surface-hardened layer. The computations are performed for representative mesovolumes based on real experimentally revealed structure with an intermediate layer of different configurations. A model taking into account crack formation is applied to investigate coating fracture. The results obtained are presented and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-14
Number of pages6
JournalTheoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2004
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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