Accession Number : AD0773992

Title :   The Effect of Hydrostatic Pressure on the Tensile Fracture of alpha-Brass,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE STANDARDS LABS MARIBYRNONG (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : French,I. E. ; Weinrich,P. F.

Report Date : 27 APR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A detailed study has been made of the effects of hydrostatic pressures in the range 0.1-600 MPs on the tensile fracture strain of alpha-brass. Fracture strain has been found to increase linearly with pressure up to 350 MPa, to decrease between pressures of 350 and 375 MPa and to then increase to a constant value at pressures greater than 450MPa. The abrupt change from linearity of the fracture strain-pressure relationship at a pressure of 350 MPa was found to coincide with the suppression of large scale void development. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Brass, *Fracture(Mechanics), *Tensile properties, Stress strain relations, Hydrostatic pressure, Australia

Subject Categories : Metallurgy and Metallography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE