New tool to evaluate the fracture resistance of thin high strength metal sheets
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Fracture toughness has become a key property to predict the fracture performance of high strength metal sheets (edge cracking resistance, crash failure behaviour, local formability, etc.). However, the measurement of the fracture toughness of thin sheets still being challenging, mainly because of complex, expensive and time-consuming specimen preparation. In this work, an innovative tool to readily assess the fracture resistance of thin advanced high strength metal sheets is presented. The device consists of a special cutting tool (punch and die) designed to introduce sharp notches in sheet specimens through a simple shearing process. This new method avoids the need for fatigue pre-cracking procedures and allows measuring the fracture toughness of thin metal sheets with easy and cheap specimen preparation. It has been used in this work to evaluate the crack propagation resistance of four different advanced high strength steel sheets. The obtained toughness values are in good agreement with those measured with fatigue pre-cracked specimens and they show to be suitable to predict edge formability of AHSS sheets.
CitationFrómeta, D. [et al.]. New tool to evaluate the fracture resistance of thin high strength metal sheets. "IOP conference series: materials science and engineering", 19 Novembre 2020, vol. 967, p. 012088:1-012088:12.
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