Accession Number:

AD0903553

Title:

A Fractographic Investigation of Explosively Fragmented Silicon-Manganese Steels by Scanning Electron Microscopy

Descriptive Note:

Technical research memo.

Corporate Author:

FRANKFORD ARSENAL PHILADELPHIA PA PITMAN-DUNN RESEARCH LABS

Report Date:

1972-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

The influence of microstructure upon fracture mode and relative fragmentation performance of steel test cylinders was assessed fractographically by scanning electron microscopy. For the compositions used in this study, a microstructural constituent which provides a path for brittle fracture under dynamic conditions appears to be a necessity for enhanced fragmentation.

Subject Categories:

  • Properties of Metals and Alloys
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE