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Influence of Aging on the Fracture Toughness of Cryogenic Austenitic Materials, Evaluated by a Simple Test Method

  • Jakob Kübler
  • Hans-Jakob Schindler
  • Walter J. Muster
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 38)


The fracture toughness of heat treated austenitic stainless steel is measured. The data collected using a simple dynamic bend test at 77 K are compared and scaled with values measured on CT specimens at 4 K. It shows that the toughness depends strongly on the temperature and time of the heat treatment and that — as long as there is no need for values according to certain standards — expensive and time consuming 4 K tests on CT specimens can be substituted. The data are presented in three dimensional graphs.


Fracture Toughness Treat Cryogenic Dynamic Fracture Toughness Specific Fracture Energy Cryogenic Engineer 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jakob Kübler
    • 1
  • Hans-Jakob Schindler
    • 1
  • Walter J. Muster
    • 1
  1. 1.Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials TestingResearch (EMPA)DübendorfSwitzerland

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