Transformation plasticity and toughening

G. B. Olson*

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Analysis of the dynamic evolution of multilevel structure during martensitic transformations provides kinetics-based constitutive relations for transformation plasticity. Application in numerical modeling of ductile fracture by microvoid-softening-induced shear localization, in conjunction with metallographic study of crack-tip processes, identifies transformation toughening mechanisms operating on three structural length scales. Dispersed-phase transformation toughening in ultrahigh-strength martensitic steels demonstrates record levels of fracture toughness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)C1-407-C1-418
JournalJournal De Physique. IV : JP
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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