Relaxation mechanism of rotational type in fracture of weld joints for austenic steels

V. E. Panin, V. S. Pleshanov, S. A. Kobzeva, S. P. Burkova

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Studied is the mesoscale behavior of plastic deformation and fracture of weld joints for austenic steels. Large-scale rotational modes of deformation in heat affected zones are identified with the first stage of formation of band structures; it is related to the "traveling neck" phenomenon in the base metal. The second stage is connected with crack generation and the state of affairs in the heart-affected zone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-102
Number of pages4
JournalTheoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1998



  • Austentic steels
  • Heat-affected zone (HAZ)
  • Localized plastic deformation
  • Mesomechanics
  • Mesoscale fragmentation
  • Weld joints

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials

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