Fracture Appearance Evaluation of High Performance Pipeline Steel DWTT Specimen with Delamination Cracks
The delamination cracks and its effects on the fracture of pipeline steel are investigated experimentally by using of Drop-Weight Tear Test (DWTT). The delamination cracks are produced by the stress perpendicular to the weak interfaces before main crack beginning or accelerating, no new delamination crack is produced during the stabile propagation of fracture. The quantity, splay degree of delamination crack and the space between two delamination cracks are influenced by the stress state of the crack tip at beginning or accelerating point of main crack and the length of delamination crack is influenced by the stress state of the crack tip during the propagation of fracture. The surface of delamination crack is cleavage fracture appearance with large cleavage facet. There is no delamination crack on the brittle fracture surface below the brittle-to-ductile temperature or on the brittle fracture region of mix-mode fracture surface with ductile and brittle region. The part of fracture surfaces with delamination crack ought to be evaluated as the shear area because the delamination cracks are produced only on the ductile fracture surface or on the ductile part of fracture surface.
M.H. Aliabadi, Qingfen Li, Li Li and F.-G. Buchholz
Z. Yang et al., "Fracture Appearance Evaluation of High Performance Pipeline Steel DWTT Specimen with Delamination Cracks", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 324-325, pp. 59-62, 2006