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Kasvayee, Keivan AmiriORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-5635-8023
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Kasvayee, K. A., Ciavatta, M., Ghassemali, E., Svensson, I. L. & Jarfors, A. E. .. (2018). Effect of Boron and Cross-Section Thickness on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Ductile Iron. Materials Science Forum, 925, 249-256
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2018 (English)In: Materials Science Forum, ISSN 0255-5476, E-ISSN 1662-9752, Vol. 925, p. 249-256Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Eeffect of Boron addition on the microstructure and mechanical properties of ductile iron, GJS-500-7 grade was studied. Three cast batches with the Boron content of 10, 49 and 131ppm were cast in a casting geometry containing plates with thicknesses of 7, 15, 30, 50 and 75mm. Microstructure analysis, tensile test, and hardness test were performed on the samples which were machined from the casting plates. Addition of 49 ppm Boron decreased pearlite fraction by an average of 34±6% in all the cast plates. However, minor changes were observed in the pearlite fraction by increasing Boron from 49 to 131 ppm. Variation in the plate thickness did not affect the pearlite fraction. The 0.2% offset yield and ultimate tensile strength was decreased by an average of 11±1% and 18±2%, respectively. Addition of 49 ppm Boron decreased Brinell hardness by 16±1%, while 11±2% reduction was obtained by addition of 131ppm Boron.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Trans Tech Publications, 2018
Keywords
Boron, Component Casting, Ductile Iron, Hardness, Mechanical Properties, Spherical Graphite Iron
National Category
Other Materials Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-41056 (URN)10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.925.249 (DOI)XYZ ()2-s2.0-85050012940 (Scopus ID)JTHMaterialIS (Local ID)JTHMaterialIS (Archive number)JTHMaterialIS (OAI)
Available from: 2018-07-25 Created: 2018-07-25 Last updated: 2019-01-25Bibliographically approved
Kasvayee, K. A., Ghassemali, E., Salomonsson, K., Sujakhu, S., Castagne, S. & Jarfors, A. E. .. (2018). Microstructural strain mapping during in-situ cyclic testing of ductile iron. Materials Characterization, 140, 333-339
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2018 (English)In: Materials Characterization, ISSN 1044-5803, E-ISSN 1873-4189, Vol. 140, p. 333-339Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper focuses on local strain distribution in the microstructure of high silicon ductile iron during cyclic loading. In-situ cyclic test was performed on compact-tension (CT) samples inside the scanning electron microscope (SEM) to record the whole deformation and obtain micrographs for microstructural strain measurement by means of digital image correlation (DIC) technique. Focused ion beam (FIB) milling was used to generate speckle patterns necessary for DIC measurement. The equivalent Von Mises strain distribution was measured in the microstructure at the maximum applied load. The results revealed a heterogeneous strain distribution at the microstructural level with higher strain gradients close to the notch of the CT sample and accumulated strain bands between graphite particles. Local strain ahead of the early initiated micro-cracks was quantitatively measured, showing high strain localization, which decreased by moving away from the micro-crack tip. It could be observed that the peak of strain in the field of view was not necessarily located ahead of the micro-cracks tip which could be because of the (i) strain relaxation due to the presence of other micro-cracks and/or (ii) presence of subsurface microstructural features such as graphite particles that influenced the strain concentration on the surface.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2018
Keywords
Digital image correlation, Fatigue, FIB_DIC, Micro-crack, Spherical graphite iron, Computerized tomography, Concrete aggregates, Cyclic loads, Ductility, Fatigue of materials, Graphite, Image analysis, Ion beams, Iron, Microstructural evolution, Scanning electron microscopy, Speckle, Strain measurement
National Category
Metallurgy and Metallic Materials
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-36851 (URN)10.1016/j.matchar.2018.04.017 (DOI)00043327280003 ()2-s2.0-85045698106 (Scopus ID)JTHMaterialIS (Local ID)JTHMaterialIS (Archive number)JTHMaterialIS (OAI)
Funder
Knowledge Foundation, 20100280
Available from: 2017-08-14 Created: 2017-08-14 Last updated: 2019-02-14Bibliographically approved
Sujakhu, S., Castagne, S., Sakaguchi, M., Kasvayee, K. A., Ghassemali, E., Jarfors, A. E. .. & Wang, W. (2018). On the fatigue damage micromechanisms in Si-solution-strengthened spheroidal graphite cast iron. Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures, 41(3), 625-641
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2018 (English)In: Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures, ISSN 8756-758X, E-ISSN 1460-2695, Vol. 41, no 3, p. 625-641Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Graphite nodules in spheroidal graphite cast iron (SGI) play a vital role in fatigue crack initiation and propagation. Graphite nodules growth morphology can go through transitions to form degenerated graphite elements other than spheroidal graphite nodules in SGI microstructure. These graphite particles significantly influence damage micromechanisms in SGI and could act differently than spheroidal graphite nodules. Most of the damage mechanism studies on SGI focused on the role of spheroidal graphite nodules on the stable crack propagation region. The role of degenerated graphite elements on SGI damage mechanisms has not been frequently studied. In this work, fatigue crack initiation and propagation tests were conducted on EN-GJS-500-14 and observed under scanning electron microscope to understand the damage mechanisms for different graphite shapes. Crack initiation tests showed a dominant influence of degenerated graphite elements where early cracks initiated in the microstructure. Most of the spheroidal graphite nodules were unaffected at the early crack initiation stage, but few of them showed decohesion from the ferrite matrix and internal cracking. In the crack propagation region, graphite/ferrite matrix decohesion was the frequent damage mechanism observed with noticeable crack branching around graphite nodules and the crack passing through degenerated graphite elements. Finally, graphite nodules after decohesion acted like voids which grew and coalesced to form microcracks eventually causing rapid fracture of the remaining section.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2018
Keywords
damage micromechanisms; fatigue crack initiation; fatigue crack propagation; spheroidal graphite cast iron
National Category
Metallurgy and Metallic Materials
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-38947 (URN)10.1111/ffe.12723 (DOI)000425083000008 ()2-s2.0-85042101852 (Scopus ID)JTHMaterialIS (Local ID)JTHMaterialIS (Archive number)JTHMaterialIS (OAI)
Available from: 2018-03-02 Created: 2018-03-02 Last updated: 2019-02-14Bibliographically approved
Kasvayee, K. A., Ghassemali, E., Svensson, I. L., Olofsson, J. & Jarfors, A. E. .. (2017). Characterization and modeling of the mechanical behavior of high silicon ductile iron. Materials Science & Engineering: A, 708, 159-170
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2017 (English)In: Materials Science & Engineering: A, ISSN 0921-5093, E-ISSN 1873-4936, Vol. 708, p. 159-170Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper investigates the effect of the solidification conditions and silicon content on the mechanical properties of ductile iron and presents empirical models for predicting the tensile behavior based on the microstructural characterizations. Two ductile iron grades of GJS-500-7 and GJS-500-14 were cast with silicon content of 2.36% and 3.71%, respectively. The cast geometry consisted of six plates with different thicknesses that provided different cooling rates during the solidification. Microstructure analysis, tensile and hardness tests were performed on the as-cast material. Tensile behavior was characterized by the Ludwigson equation. The tensile fracture surfaces were analyzed to quantify the fraction of porosity. The results showed that graphite content, graphite nodule count, ferrite fraction and yield strength were increased by increasing the silicon content. A higher silicon content resulted in lower work hardening exponent and strength coefficient on the Ludwigson equation. The results for 0.2% offset yield and the Ludwigson equation parameters were modeled based on microstructural characteristics, with influence of silicon content as the main contributing factor. The models were implemented into a casting process simulation to enable prediction of microstructure-based tensile behavior. A good agreement was obtained between measured and simulated tensile behavior, validating the predictions of simulation in cast components with similar microstructural characteristics.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2017
Keywords
Casting simulation Component casting Ludwigson equation parameters Silicon content Spherical graphite iron
National Category
Metallurgy and Metallic Materials
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-36849 (URN)10.1016/j.msea.2017.09.115 (DOI)000415770100016 ()2-s2.0-85030708426 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-08-14 Created: 2017-08-14 Last updated: 2017-12-28Bibliographically approved
Kasvayee, K. A. (2017). On the deformation behavior and cracking of ductile iron; effect of microstructure. (Doctoral dissertation). Jönköping: Jönköping University, School of Engineering
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2017 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This thesis focuses on the effect of microstructural variation on the mechanical properties and deformation behavior of ductile iron. To research and determine these effects, two grades of ductile iron, (i) GJS-500-7 and (ii) high silicon GJS-500-14, were cast in a geometry containing several plates with different section thicknesses in order to produce microstructural variation. Microstructural investigations as well as tensile and hardness tests were performed on the casting plates. The results revealed higher ferrite fraction, graphite particle count, and yield strength in the high silicon GJS-500-14 grade compared to the GJS-500-7 grade.

To study the relationship between the microstructural variation and tensile behavior on macroscale, tensile stress-strain response was characterized using the Ludwigson equation. The obtained tensile properties were modeled, based on the microstructural characteristics, using multiple linear regression and analysis of variance (ANOVA). The models showed that silicon content, graphite particle count, ferrite fraction, and fraction of porosity are the major contributing factors that influence tensile behavior. The models were entered into a casting process simulation software, and the simulated microstructure and tensile properties were validated using the experimental data. This enabled the opportunity to predict tensile properties of cast components with similar microstructural characteristics.

To investigate deformation behavior on micro-scale, a method was developed to quantitatively measure strain in the microstructure, utilizing the digital image correlation (DIC) technique together with in-situ tensile testing. In this method, a pit-etching procedure was developed to generate a random speckle pattern, enabling DIC strain measurement to be conducted in the matrix and the area between the graphite particles. The method was validated by benchmarking the measured yield strength with the material’s standard yield strength.

The microstructural deformation behavior under tensile loading was characterized. During elastic deformation, strain mapping revealed a heterogeneous strain distribution in the microstructure, as well as shear bands that formed between graphite particles. The crack was initiated at the stress ranges in which a kink occurred in the tensile curve, indicating the dissipation of energy during both plastic deformation and crack initiation. A large amount of strain localization was measured at the onset of the micro-cracks on the strain maps. The micro-cracks were initiated at local strain levels higher than 2%, suggesting a threshold level of strain required for micro-crack initiation.

A continuum Finite Element (FE) model containing a physical length scale was developed to predict strain on the microstructure of ductile iron. The material parameters for this model were calculated by optimization, utilizing the Ramberg-Osgood equation. The predicted strain maps were compared to the strain maps measured by DIC, both qualitatively and quantitatively. To a large extent, the strain maps were in agreement, resulting in the validation of the model on micro-scale.

In order to perform a micro-scale characterization of dynamic deformation behavior, local strain distribution on the microstructure was studied by performing in-situ cyclic tests using a scanning electron microscope (SEM). A novel method, based on the focused ion beam (FIB) milling, was developed to generate a speckle pattern on the microstructure of the ferritic ductile iron (GJS-500-14 grade) to enable quantitative DIC strain measurement to be performed. The results showed that the maximum strain concentration occurred in the vicinity of the micro-cracks, particularly ahead of the micro-crack tip.

Abstract [sv]

Denna avhandling fokuserar på effekten av variationer i mikrostrukturen på mekaniska egenskaper och deformationsbeteende hos segjärn. För att undersöka dessa effekter, två olika sorter av segjärn, (i) GJS-500-7 och (ii) högkisellegerad GJS-500-14, gjutits till plattor av olika tjocklekar för att generera mikrostrukturvariationen. Mikrostrukturundersökning, samt drag- och hårdhetsprov gjordes på de gjutna plattorna. Resultaten visade att en högre ferritfraktion, grafitpartikelantal och sträckgräns i den högkisellegerade GJS-500-14-sorten jämfört med GJS-500-7.

För att studera förhållandet mellan mikrostrukturell variation och spännings-töjningsbeteendet på makroskala, modellerades detta med hjälp av Ludwigson-ekvationen. De erhållna spännings-töjningsegenskaperna modellerades baserat på mikrostrukturell karaktäristika genom multipel linjärregression och variansanalys (ANOVA). Modellerna visade att kiselhalt, grafitpartikelantal, ferritfraktion och porfraktion var de viktigaste bidragande faktorerna. Modellerna implementerades i ett simuleringsprogram för gjutningsprocessen. Resultatet från simuleringen validerades med hjälp av experimentella data som inte ingick i underlaget för regressionsanalysen. Detta möjliggjorde att prediktera spännings-töjningsbeteendet och dess variation hos gjutna segjärns komponenter med liknande sammansättning och gjutna tjocklekar som användes i denna studie.

För att kunna undersöka deformationsbeteendet på mikroskala utvecklades en metod för kvantitativ mätning av töjning i mikrostrukturen, genom DIC-tekniken (digital image correlation) tillsammans med in-situ dragprovning. I denna metod utvecklades en grop-etsningsprocess för att generera ett slumpvis prickmönster, vilket möjliggjorde DIC-töjningsmätning i matrisen och i området mellan grafitpartiklarna med tillräcklig upplösning. Metoden validerades genom benchmarking av den uppmätta sträckgränsen mot materialets makroskopiska sträckgräns mätt med konventionell dragprovning.

Det mikrostrukturella deformationsbeteendet under dragbelastning karakteriserades. Under elastisk deformation avslöjade töjningsmönstret en heterogen töjningsfördelning i mikrostrukturen, och bildandet av skjuvband mellan grafitpartiklar. Sprickbildning initierades vid låg spänning och redan vid de spänningsnivåer som ligger vis ”knät” på dragprovningskurvan, vilket indikerar energidissipering genom både begynnande plastisk deformation och sprickbildning. Den lokala töjningen vis sprickinitiering skedde då den lokala töjningen översteg 2%, vilket indikerar att detta skulle kunna vara en tröskelnivå för den töjning som erfordras för initiering av mikro-sprickor.

En kontinuum Finita Element (FE) modell utvecklades för att prediktera töjningen hos ett segjärn och dess fördelning i segjärns mikrostruktur. Materialparametrarna för denna modell optimerades genom att anpassa parametrarna i Ramberg-Osgood ekvationen. De predikterade töjningsfördelningarna jämfördes med de experimentell uppmätta töjningsmönstren uppmätta med DIC, både kvalitativt och kvantitativt. Töjningsmönstren överensstämde i stor utsträckning, vilket resulterade i att modellerna kunde anses vara validerade på mikronivå.

För att kunna mäta töjningsmönster under dynamiska förlopp på mikronivå utvecklades en metod för att skapa prickmönster och att utföra in-situ CT provning i ett svepeletronmikroskop (SEM). Prickmönstret skapades genom avverkning med en fokuserad jonstråle (FIB), och provades på det ferritiska segjärnet (GJS-500-14 grad). Resultaten visade att maximal töjningskoncentration fanns i närheten av mikrosprickorna, framförallt framför sprickspetsen.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Jönköping: Jönköping University, School of Engineering, 2017. p. 75
Series
JTH Dissertation Series ; 27
Keywords
Spherical graphite iron, component casting, high silicon ductile iron, digital image correlation (DIC), in-situ tensile testing, in-situ cyclic testing, DIC pattern generation, pit etching, micro-scale deformation, micro-crack, finite element analysis (FEA), focused ion beam (FIB) milling, segjärn, komponentgjutning, högkisellegerat segjärn, digital image correlation (DIC), insitu dragprovning, in-situ cyklisk provning, DIC-mönstergenerering, grop-etsning, mikroskalig deformation, mikrosprickor, finite element analys (FEA), fokuserad jonstråle (FIB) avverkning
National Category
Metallurgy and Metallic Materials
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-36852 (URN)978-91-87289-28-6 (ISBN)
Public defence
2017-08-08, E1405 (Gjuterisalen), Tekniska Högskolan, Jönköping, 10:00
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2017-08-14 Created: 2017-08-14 Last updated: 2017-08-29Bibliographically approved
Kasvayee, K. A., Ghassemali, E., Salomonsson, K., Sujakhu, S., Castagne, S. & Jarfors, A. E. .. (2017). Strain localization and crack formation effects on stress-strain response of ductile iron. Materials Science & Engineering: A, 702, 265-271
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2017 (English)In: Materials Science & Engineering: A, ISSN 0921-5093, E-ISSN 1873-4936, Vol. 702, p. 265-271Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The strain localization and crack formation in ferritic-pearlitic ductile iron under tension was investigated by in-situ tensile tests. In-situ tensile tests under optical microscope were performed and the onset of the early ferrite-graphite decohesions and micro-cracks inside the matrix were studied. The results revealed that early ferrite-graphite decohesion and micro-cracks inside the ferrite were formed at the stress range of 280–330 MPa, where a kink occurred in the stress-strain response, suggesting the dissipation of energy in both plastic deformation and crack initiation. Some micro-cracks initiated and propagated inside the ferrite but were arrested within the ferrite zone before propagating in the pearlite. Digital Image Correlation (DIC) was used to measure local strains in the deformed micrographs obtained from the in-situ tensile test. Higher strain localization in the microstructure was measured for the areas in which the early ferrite-graphite decohesions occurred or the micro-cracks initiated.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2017
Keywords
Cracking, Digital image correlation, Graphite-matrix decohesion, In-situ tensile test, Micro-crack, Crack initiation, Ductility, Ferrite, Ferritic steel, Graphite, Image analysis, Pearlite, Strain, Strain measurement, Tensile testing, D. digital image correlation (DIC), De-cohesion, Digital image correlations, Local strains, Strain localizations, Stress range, Stress-strain response, Cracks
National Category
Metallurgy and Metallic Materials
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-36848 (URN)10.1016/j.msea.2017.07.018 (DOI)000407983500030 ()2-s2.0-85024504785 (Scopus ID)JTHMaterialIS (Local ID)JTHMaterialIS (Archive number)JTHMaterialIS (OAI)
Available from: 2017-08-14 Created: 2017-08-14 Last updated: 2018-09-19Bibliographically approved
Kasvayee, K. A., Salomonsson, K., Ghassemali, E. & Jarfors, A. E. .. (2016). Microstructural strain distribution in ductile iron: Comparison between finite element simulation and digital image correlation measurements. Materials Science & Engineering: A, 655, 27-35
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2016 (English)In: Materials Science & Engineering: A, ISSN 0921-5093, E-ISSN 1873-4936, Vol. 655, p. 27-35Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper presents a study on microstructural deformation of a ferritic–pearlitic ductile iron, utilizing in-situ tensile testing, digital image correlation (DIC) and finite element analysis (FEA). For this purpose, the in-situ tensile test and DIC were used to measure local strain fields in the deformed microstructure. Furthermore, a continuum finite element (FE) model was used to predict the strain maps in the microstructure. Ferrite and pearlite parameters for the FE-model were optimized based on the Ramberg–Osgood relation. The DIC and simulation strain maps were compared qualitatively and quantitatively. Similar strain patterns containing shear bands in identical locations were observed in both strain maps. The average and localized strain values of the DIC and simulation conformed to a large extent. It was found that the Ramberg–Osgood model can be used to capture the main trends of strain localization. The discrepancies between the simulated and DIC results were explained based on the; (i) subsurface effect of the microstructure; (ii) differences in the strain spatial resolutions of the DIC and simulation and (iii) abrupt changes in strain prediction of the continuum FE-model in the interface of the phases due to the sudden changes in the elastic modulus.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2016
Keywords
Microstructural deformation; Ductile iron; Digital image correlation (DIC); In-situ tensile test; Finite elements analysis (FEA)
National Category
Metallurgy and Metallic Materials
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-28330 (URN)10.1016/j.msea.2015.12.056 (DOI)000370103000004 ()2-s2.0-84952907532 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2015-11-17 Created: 2015-11-17 Last updated: 2018-10-16Bibliographically approved
Kasvayee, K. A., Ghassemali, E. & Jarfors, A. E. .. (2015). Micro-Crack Initiation in High-Silicon Cast Iron during Tension Loading. In: TMS2015 Supplemental Proceedings, The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society, 2015: . Paper presented at 144th Annual Meeting and Exhibition: Connecting the Global Minerals, Metals, and Materials Community, TMS 2015, Walt Disney World Orlando, United States, 15 March 2015 through 19 March 2015 (pp. 947-953). John Wiley & Sons
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2015 (English)In: TMS2015 Supplemental Proceedings, The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society, 2015, John Wiley & Sons, 2015, p. 947-953Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2015
Keywords
Micro-crack, local strain, ferritic cast iron, digital image correlation (DIC), in-situ tensile testing
National Category
Metallurgy and Metallic Materials
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-28327 (URN)10.1002/9781119093466.ch115 (DOI)9781119082415 (ISBN)
Conference
144th Annual Meeting and Exhibition: Connecting the Global Minerals, Metals, and Materials Community, TMS 2015, Walt Disney World Orlando, United States, 15 March 2015 through 19 March 2015
Available from: 2015-11-16 Created: 2015-11-16 Last updated: 2017-08-14Bibliographically approved
Kasvayee, K. A., Ghassemali, E., Salomonsson, K. & Jarfors, A. E. W. (2015). Microstructural strain distribution in ductile iron; Comparison between finite element simulation and digital image correlation measurements. Jönköping: Jönköping University, School of Engineering
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2015 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper presents a study on micro-scale deformation and the effect of microstructure on localised deformation of ductile iron, utilizing in-situ tension testing, digital image correlation (DIC) and finite element analysis (FEA). A tensile stage integrated with an optical microscope was used to acquire a series of micrographs during the tensile test. Applying DIC and an etched speckle pattern, a high resolution local strain field was measured in the microstructure. In addition, a finite element (FE) model was used to predict the strain maps. The materials parameters were optimized based on Ramberg-Osgood model. The DIC and simulation strain maps conformed to a large extent resulting in the verification of the model in micro-scale level. It was found that the Ramberg-Osgood theory can be used to capture the main trends of strain localization. The discrepancies between the simulated and DIC results were explained based on microstructure dimensionality, differences in spatial resolution and uncertainty in the FE-model.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Jönköping: Jönköping University, School of Engineering, 2015. p. 17
Series
JTH research report, ISSN 1404-0018
National Category
Metallurgy and Metallic Materials
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-27858 (URN)
Available from: 2015-09-04 Created: 2015-09-04 Last updated: 2018-08-21Bibliographically approved
Kasvayee, K. A., Ghassemali, E., Salomonsson, K. & Jarfors, A. E. W. (2015). Microstructural strain localization and crack evolution in ductile iron. Jönköping: Jönköping University, School of Engineering
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Microstructural strain localization and crack evolution in ductile iron
2015 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper focuses on the deformation and crack evolution in ductile iron under tension, investigated by coupled in-situ tensile test and finite element simulation. Micro-crack initiation and development were tracked at the microstructure level. The local strain around micro-cracks were measured by using Digital Image Correlation (DIC). The results obtained from the experiments were compared to a finite element  model including cohesive elements to enable crack propagation. The resulting local strains were analyzed in connection to the observed micro-crack incidents in both DIC and simulation. The predictions of the finite element model showed good agreement with those obtained from the experiment, in the case of early decohesion, the amplitude of the strain localization and macroscopic stress-strain behavior. The results revealed that decohesion was commonly initiated early around graphite surrounded by ferrite which was identified as high strain regions. By increasing the global deformation, micro-cracks initiated in these areas and propagated but were arrested within the ferrite zone due to strain hardening and stress shielding of pearlite. Both the DIC and the simulation revealed that irregular shaped graphite were more susceptible to strain localization and micro-crack initiation. It could be observed that the cohesive model was able to capture the main trends of localized plastic deformation and crack initiation

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Jönköping: Jönköping University, School of Engineering, 2015
Series
JTH research report, ISSN 1404-0018
Keywords
In-situ tensile test, digital image correlation, FE-Model, cohesive elements, micro-crack, ductile iron
National Category
Metallurgy and Metallic Materials
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-27859 (URN)
Funder
Knowledge Foundation
Available from: 2015-09-04 Created: 2015-09-04 Last updated: 2018-08-21Bibliographically approved
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