Plastic Deformation and Damage Behavior of AL6XN Super-Austenitic Stainless Steels
Tensile and compressive deformation and damage behaviors of Al6XN super-austenitic stainless steels were examined at different strain rates. The deformation and fracture surfaces were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). It was found that the uniaxial deformation (tensile or compressive) behaviors of Al6XN stainless steel shows a low strain rate sensitivity over the range of 10-4s-1 - 10-2s-1. The tensile and compressive yield strengths measured are nearly comparable. The steel shows a good tensile plasticity. Dislocation slip deformation is the main characteristic of uniaxial deformation. All fracture surfaces induced by tensile deformation at different strain rates can be divided into two parts, i.e., fibrous zone and shear lip zone. The fibrous zone consists of dimples with a bimodal size.
Yansheng Yin and Xin Wang
C. Q. Ma et al., "Plastic Deformation and Damage Behavior of AL6XN Super-Austenitic Stainless Steels", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 79-82, pp. 1951-1954, 2009