Elastic Moduli and Internal Friction of Low Carbon and Stainless Steels as a Function of Temperature

Mikio Fukuhara, Asao Sanpei

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Elastic (Young, shear and bulk moduli, Poisson's ratio and Lame parameter), longitudinal and transverse internal friction values for low carbon steel and stainless steel were simultaneously measured over a temperature range 300-1 500 K, by an ultrasonic pulse sing-around method. These elastic moduli decrease and Poisson's ratio increases with increasing temperature, suggesting activation of shear mode in a high temperature region. Longitudinal and transverse internal frictions are sensitive to recrystalization, and to (ferritic)/-r (austenitic) phase transition and solution of precipitated carbide phases into the austenitic matrix, respectively. A relaxation peak with an apparent activation energy of 0.97 eV was observed at around 610 K for the carbon steel. low carbon steel; stainless steel; Young's modulus; shear modulus; bulk modulus; Lame parameter; Poisson's ratio; internal friction; relaxation peak.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)508-512
Number of pages5
JournalIsij International
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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