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Latin American applied research

versión impresa ISSN 0327-0793


BEREJNOI, C.  y  PEREZ IPINA, J.E.. Evaluation of some methods for lower bound determination in the transition region of ferritic steels. Lat. Am. appl. res. [online]. 2004, vol.34, n.4, pp.241-248. ISSN 0327-0793.

Fracture toughness characterization of ferritic steels in the ductile to brittle transition region is problematic due to the observed scatter. This scatter makes not possible to obtain a single toughness value, although some statistical methods presented in the literature allow to manage it and indeed to have a lower bound value. The ability of some of these proposals to give a technological lower bound value from experimental sets of data was studied. Data from literature and our research were used for this purpose. One hundred random combinations of reduced number of elements from each data set were taken, repeating this procedure for different number of elements. The lower bound value dependence on sample size and the minimum number of specimens needed for a technological lower bound value determination were studied. The SPRÖDZON Method seems to give the best estimation of a technological lower bound LB.

Palabras clave : Lower Bound; Ductile-To-Brittle Transition; Brittle Fracture; Weibull Statistics.

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