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Microstructure of iron and low-carbon steel after pulse loading

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    The deformation mechanism in pulse loading differs from all other types in static and dynamic loading and consists in the formation of a mosaic structure without plastic flow of the grains.

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    Plastic flow occurs during pulse loading when the movement of the piece is restrained or as the result of the interaction of structurally heterogeneous zones during pulse loading.

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    The hardening resulting from pulse loading exceeds that resulting from ordinary plastic deformation. The hardness is highest when a mosaic structure is formed and amounts to approximately 150–250% of the initial values.

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    The principal factors influencing the structure and properties of the material after pulse loading are the loading velocity and the shape of the sample.

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    At the critical percentage of mosaic structure, pores are formed. Fracture occurs when the propagation rate of the pores exceeds the rate at which the load is removed.

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    Reinhardt and Pearson, Behavior of Metals in Pulse Loading [Russian translation], IL (1958).

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    N. S. Borovik, M. Sh. Mamedov, and V. V. Volotskaya, Fiz. Metal. i Metalloved.,19, No. 3 (1965).

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Moscow Technological Institute of the Meat and Dairy Industry. Translated from Metallovedenie i Termicheskaya Obrabotka Metallov, No. 4, pp. 75–76, April, 1969.

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Shishkova, A.P., Lapidus, A.M., Torgasheva, V.S. et al. Microstructure of iron and low-carbon steel after pulse loading. Met Sci Heat Treat 11, 325–326 (1969). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00653209

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  • Iron
  • Microstructure
  • Plastic Deformation
  • Propagation Rate
  • Deformation Mechanism