Optimization of Fracture Resistance of Ledeburitic Tool Steels: A Fractal Approach

  1. Prof. Dr. P. Neumann2,
  2. Dr. D. Allen3 and
  3. Prof. Dr. E. Teuckhoff4
  1. Leon L. Mishnaevsky Jr and
  2. Siegfried Schmauder

Published Online: 5 JAN 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527606181.ch48

Steels and Materials for Power Plants, Volume 7

Steels and Materials for Power Plants, Volume 7

How to Cite

Mishnaevsky, L. L. and Schmauder, S. (2000) Optimization of Fracture Resistance of Ledeburitic Tool Steels: A Fractal Approach, in Steels and Materials for Power Plants, Volume 7 (eds P. Neumann, D. Allen and E. Teuckhoff), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527606181.ch48

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Max-Planck-Str. 1, 40237 Düsseldorf, Germany

  2. 3

    ABB Asltom Power UK Ltd., Cambridge Road, Whetstone, Leicester LE9 GLH, United Kingdom

  3. 4

    Siemens AG, Postfach 3240, 91050 Erlangen, Germany

Author Information

  1. Staatliche Materialprüfungsanstalt (MPA), University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 JAN 2006
  2. Published Print: 27 JUN 2000

Book Series:

  1. EUROMAT 99

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527301959

Online ISBN: 9783527606184

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Keywords:

  • steels for power plants;
  • materials for power plant;
  • optimization of fracture resistance;
  • ledeburitic tool steels

Summary

During the last years, the problem of the improvement of mechanical properties of materials by varying their microstructure has taken a new significance. This is related, on the one side, with the increasing knowledge about the structure-properties interrelations in materials, and, on the other side, with the development of new technologies (like HIP) which allow to better control the materials microstructure. The purpose of this work is to demonstrate the applicability of the fractal concept of fracture to the improvement of the fracture resistance of ledeburitic steels by varying their microstructure.