Mesoscopic Study of Ductile Fracture of Aluminium Alloy LY12CZ
In the present paper, axisymmetric smooth and notched specimens of aluminium alloy LY12CZ were monotonic tension tested to study the ductile fracture behavior and evaluate the suitability for the critical void growth ratio, VGC of the material, from the micro and macro points of view. It's found that the material would change fracture morphology from tensile to shear failure in the various stress states; the ductile fracture parameter VGC is sensitive to the fracture morphology which is applicable for the case of tensile failure while not suitable for the case of the shear failure, i.e. the case of smooth tensile specimens.
Kikuo Kishimoto, Masanori Kikuchi, Tetsuo Shoji and Masumi Saka
T. Li et al., "Mesoscopic Study of Ductile Fracture of Aluminium Alloy LY12CZ", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 261-263, pp. 45-50, 2004