In-situ SEM/EBSD Study of Deformation adn Fracture Behaviour of Flake Cast Iron
2013 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Cast irons’ position as an important engineering material is un-disputed. They are widely used in many important industrial applications such as the automotives and workshop machinery. Nevertheless, fracture mechanisms in cast irons are not fully understood. In this study the fracture path and non-linear elastic behaviour of a fully pearlitic flake cast iron under uniaxial tensile loading have been investigated in a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) equipped with an Electron Backscattering Diffraction (EBSD) detector. The tensile load was applied via a specially made sample stage. Under uniaxial tensile loading the graphite flakes act as notches or cracks and therefore the fracture process starts at one or many graphite tips. The crack can propagate in many different ways, at the graphite and matrix interface, through the graphite, at the interface between cementite and ferrite or through the pearlitic grains. At the point where the stress strain curve deviates from its linear path plastic deformation at graphite tips can be noticed. Interface cracking between graphite and the matrix also starts at this point.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. 1-9 p.
high-temperature, ageing, toughness, austenitic stainless steel, nickel base alloy
Engineering and Technology Materials Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-95430OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-95430DiVA: diva2:635235
13th International Conference on Fracture ICF13, June 16-21, Beijing, China.