Accession Number : AD0776327

Title :   The Compression and Tensile Yield Behavior of a Cold Worked High Strength Steel.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WATERVLIET ARSENAL N Y

Personal Author(s) : Pepe,Joseph J.

Report Date : FEB 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : A low alloy, quench and tempered high strength steel was cold worked various amounts up to 70% reduction in area by hydrostatic extrusion. The compressive offset yield strength of the cold worked material was significantly lowered due to the Bauschinger effect. These data were compared to the tensile yield behavior of this material similarly cold worked and indicated that the Bauschinger effect also altered the tensile yield behavior. With successively higher post-extrusion heat-treatments the Bauschinger effect was found to become smaller and could eventually be eliminated. The strength differential between the compression and tensile yield strengths of the unworked material disappeared after cold hydrostatic extrusion and post-extrusion tempering at 1000F. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Steel, *High strength alloys, *Cold working, Extrusion, Compressive properties, Tensile properties, Yield strength, Stress strain relations

Subject Categories : Metallurgy and Metallography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE