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    First Look Papers

    Note to users: The section First Look Papers contains peer reviewed and accepted articles to be published in this journal. When the final article is assigned to an issue of the journal, the First Look Papers version will be removed from this section and will appear in the associated journal issue.

    A Dimensional Parameter for Prediction of Cooling Performance of Quenchants

    Prabhu K., Ramesh G.

    Page Count: 15

    Published Online: 09 May 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20140002

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20140002

    A Multi-Body Numerical Modeling Approach to Investigate the Role of Inclusions in the Fracture Toughness of Bearing Steels

    Subramanian R., Shivpuri R.

    Page Count: 22

    Published Online: 18 June 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130090

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130090

    A Multiscale Framework for Predicting Fracture Toughness of Polycrystalline Metals

    Li Y., McDowell D., Zhou M.

    Page Count: 17

    Published Online: 26 March 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130064

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130064

    A Prediction of Quenching Parameters Using Inverse Analysis

    Landek D., Župan J., Filetin T.

    Page Count: 14

    Published Online: 09 May 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130109

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130109

    A Recent Development in Creep-Fatigue Testing

    Kalyanasundaram V., Holdsworth S., Saxena A.

    Page Count: 20

    Published Online: 31 January 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130060

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130060

    Apparent Fracture Toughness Versus Micro-Scale Fracture Toughness of Interfaces—The Challenge of Critical Values

    Kanerva M., Jokinen J., Sarlin E., Saarela O.

    Page Count: 17

    Published Online: 02 June 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130068

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130068

    Application of Elastic-Plastic Fracture Mechanics to Determine the Locational Variation in Fracture Properties of Cortical Bone

    Sharma N., Pal R., Sehgal D., Pandey R.

    Page Count: 20

    Published Online: 07 June 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130069

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130069

    Approach for Stabilized Peak/Valley Stress Modeling of Non-Isothermal Fatigue of a DS Ni-Base Superalloy

    Bouchenot T., Gordon A., Shinde S., Gravett P.

    Page Count: 29

    Published Online: 14 May 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130070

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130070

    Approach for Stabilized Peak/Valley Stress Modeling of Non-Isothermal Fatigue of a DS Ni-Base Superalloy

    Bouchenot T., Gordon A., Shinde S., Gravett P.

    Page Count: 29

    Published Online: 14 May 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130070

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130070

    Batch Intensive Quenching Processes for Minimizing Steel Part Distortion and Improving Part Performance Characteristics

    Kobasko N., Aronov M., Guseynov S., Rimshans J.

    Page Count: 24

    Published Online: 18 June 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130096

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130096

    Comparative Study of Basic Test and Resistance Curve Methods for Fracture Toughness Evaluation of Heat-Treated Zr-2.5Nb Alloy

    Khandelwal H., Singh R., Bind A., Sunil S., Chakravartty J.

    Page Count: 25

    Published Online: 02 June 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130065

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130065

    Cooling Performance of Select Mineral Oil and Polymer Quenchants

    Tiwary V., Prabhu N.

    Page Count: 13

    Published Online: 13 May 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20140014

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20140014

    Cooling Performance of Select Mineral Oil and Polymer Quenchants

    Tiwary V., Prabhu N.

    Page Count: 13

    Published Online: 13 May 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20140014

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20140014

    Coupled Fatigue Crack Initiation and Propagation Model Utilizing a Single Blunt Notch Compact Tension Specimen

    Keller S., Gordon A.

    Page Count: 28

    Published Online: 28 February 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130038

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130038

    Creep-Fatigue Interaction Models for Grade 91 Steel

    Holmström S., Pohja R., Payten W.

    Page Count: 27

    Published Online: 14 May 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130054

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130054

    Creep-Fatigue Interaction Models for Grade 91 Steel

    Holmström S., Pohja R., Payten W.

    Page Count: 27

    Published Online: 14 May 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130054

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130054

    Creep-Fatigue-Environment Crack Tip Kinetics of Ni-Base Superalloys

    Evans J.

    Page Count: 8

    Published Online: 14 May 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130026

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130026

    Creep-Fatigue-Environment Crack Tip Kinetics of Ni-Base Superalloys

    Evans J.

    Page Count: 8

    Published Online: 14 May 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130026

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130026

    Current Investigations at Quenching Research Centre

    Liščić B., Filetin T., Landek D., Župan J.

    Page Count: 17

    Published Online: 08 May 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130102

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130102

    Determination of Heat Transfer Coefficients in High Speed Quenching Processes

    Frerichs F., Sander S., Lübben T., Schüttenberg S., Fritsching U.

    Page Count: 22

    Published Online: 03 June 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130112

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130112

    Discrete Lattice Model of Quasi-Brittle Fracture in Porous Graphite

    Morrison C., Zhang M., Jivkov A., Yates J.

    Page Count: 16

    Published Online: 18 June 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130077

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130077

    Distortion Control: Quenching Apparatus for Hardening Parts: An Overview

    Luo X., Totten G.

    Page Count: 29

    Published Online: 30 May 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130086

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130086

    Dynamic Fracture Toughness of a Plain Weave Carbon-Epoxy Composite: Validation of Test Results with Finite Element Analyses

    Martínez-Figueroa J., Rubio-Gonzalez C., Velasco-Reyes F., Benseddiq N.

    Page Count: 18

    Published Online: 26 March 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130042

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130042

    Effect of Neutron Irradiation on Brittle Fracture Initiation in VVER-1000 Reactor Pressure Vessel Materials

    Kuleshova E., Artamonov M., Erak A.

    Page Count: 14

    Published Online: 10 July 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130078

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130078

    Effect of Notch Orientation on Fracture Toughness of a Submerged Arc Weld

    Ali M., Pisarski H.

    Page Count: 16

    Published Online: 17 January 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130058

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130058

    Effects of Long Term Exposures on Fatigue of PM Disk Superalloys

    Gabb T., Sudbrack C., Draper S., MacKay R., Telesman J.

    Page Count: 25

    Published Online: 28 February 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130037

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130037

    Evaluating the Cleavage Energy of Brittle Single Crystals

    Sherman D., Gleizer A.

    Page Count: 26

    Published Online: 18 June 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130076

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130076

    Evaluation of Cracks in Thin-Walled Pipe Using JQ

    Hosseini A., Cronin D., Plumtree A.

    Page Count: 24

    Published Online: 15 June 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130073

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130073

    Evaluation of Ductile-to-Brittle Transition Temperature by Reference Temperature (T0) Approach at Higher Loading Rates for a Mod.9Cr-1Mo Steel

    Moitra A., Sathyanarayanan S., Sasikala G., Bhaduri A.

    Page Count: 12

    Published Online: 02 June 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130046

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130046

    Experimental Evaluation of Tool Steel Fracture Toughness Using Circumferentially Notched and Precracked Tension Bar Specimen

    Podgornik B., Žužek B., Leskovšek V.

    Page Count: 18

    Published Online: 31 January 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130045

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130045

    Fatigue Behavior of Nickel Based Super Alloy 718 in a Hot Corrosive Environment

    Prakash R., Dhinakaran S., Venkata Ramakanth J., Paulose N., Narendrababu S., Mannan S.

    Page Count: 17

    Published Online: 14 May 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130039

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130039

    Fatigue Behavior of Nickel Based Super Alloy 718 in a Hot Corrosive Environment

    Prakash R., Dhinakaran S., Venkata Ramakanth J., Paulose N., Narendrababu S., Mannan S.

    Page Count: 17

    Published Online: 14 May 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130039

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130039

    Fatigue Crack Growth Behavior of Ferritic and Austenitic Steels at Elevated Temperatures

    Nani Babu M., Sasikala G.

    Page Count: 29

    Published Online: 31 January 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130055

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130055

    Fatigue Crack Growth Behavior of Friction Stir Welded 2024-T3 Aluminum Alloy Tested under Accelerated Salt Fog Exposure

    Milan M., Bose Filho W., Tarpani J.

    Page Count: 21

    Published Online: 28 February 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130036

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130036

    Fracture Toughness Determined by the Centrally Cracked Brazilian-Disc Test: Some Critical Issues in the Light of an Alternative Analytic Solution

    Kourkoulis S., Markides C.

    Page Count: 43

    Published Online: 17 January 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130056

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130056

    Fracture Toughness Evaluation of Zr-2.5Nb Pressure Tubes Manufactured Employing Double Forging for PHWR700

    Bind A., Singh R., Khandelwal H., Sunil S., Chakravartty J., Ghosh A., Dhandharia P., Bachawat D., Vijayakumar S.

    Page Count: 21

    Published Online: 18 June 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130072

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130072

    Fracture Toughness Measurements From Circumferentially-Notched Pipes Tests

    Mourad A., Altarawneha J., Domiaty A., Chao Y., Haggag F.

    Page Count: 18

    Published Online: 11 July 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130083

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130083

    Fracture Toughness: A Quality Index for Railway Solid Wheels

    Diener M., Ghidini A.

    Page Count: 20

    Published Online: 02 June 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130047

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130047

    Induction Hardening—Establishing the Process Window for Induction Quenching by Using Experimental Results and Computational Tools

    Stormvinter A., Kristoffersen H., Troell E.

    Page Count: 18

    Published Online: 09 May 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130108

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130108

    Influence of Control Mode on Thermomechanical Fatigue Testing of Circumferentially-Notched Specimens

    Fernandez-Zelaia P., Neu R.

    Page Count: 20

    Published Online: 17 January 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130043

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130043

    Influence of External Factors on the Cooling Ability of Vacuum Quenching Oils

    Gospodinov D., Nikolova M., Danev P.

    Page Count: 14

    Published Online: 02 June 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130110

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130110

    Internal Notched Flexure (INF) Test for Measurement of Mode II Interlaminar Fracture Toughness of Fiber Composites

    Belay T., Jar P., Cheng J.

    Page Count: 24

    Published Online: 31 January 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130034

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130034

    Investigation of Toughening Micro-Mechanisms in Polypropylene/Ethylene-Propylene-Diene Rubber Blends at Crack and Notch Tips

    Farhang L., Bagheri R.

    Page Count: 21

    Published Online: 26 March 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130062

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130062

    Investigations of Nucleate Boiling Processes During Quenching Based on Possibilities of Noise Control System

    Kobasko N., Moskalenko A., Deyneko L.

    Page Count: 12

    Published Online: 13 May 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130095

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130095

    Investigations of Nucleate Boiling Processes During Quenching Based on Possibilities of Noise Control System

    Kobasko N., Moskalenko A., Deyneko L.

    Page Count: 12

    Published Online: 13 May 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130095

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130095

    Local Strains That Lead to the Thermo-mechanical Fatigue of Thick-walled Pressure Vessels

    Okrajni J., Twardawa M.

    Page Count: 18

    Published Online: 26 March 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130059

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130059

    Modeling of Dimensional Changes and Residual Stresses After Transformation-Free Cooling

    Landek D., Lisjak D., Lübben T., Župan J.

    Page Count: 20

    Published Online: 18 June 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20140005

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20140005

    Nano-Halloysite Concentration Effects on Fracture Toughness of Diverse Epoxy Nanocomposites

    Han W., Yu Y., Tang Y., Sammut K.

    Page Count: 14

    Published Online: 17 January 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130032

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130032

    New Equation for the Plastic Correction Factor η for J-Integral Determination from Test Results of Three-Point-Bend Specimens

    Gintalas M., Ziliukas A., Ainsworth R.

    Page Count: 20

    Published Online: 21 March 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130053

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130053

    Notch Fracture Toughness Evaluation for a Brittle Graphite Material

    Torabi A., Berto F.

    Page Count: 17

    Published Online: 28 February 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130041

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130041

    Novel Technique for Normalizing Load–Displacement Curves in Fracture Testing

    Mourad A., Abu-Assi A., Haggag F., Chao Y.

    Page Count: 21

    Published Online: 18 June 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130084

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130084

    Overview on Super Strengthening Phenomenon Taking Place During Intensive Quenching of Steels

    Kobasko N., Aronov M.

    Page Count: 14

    Published Online: 03 June 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130115

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130115

    Probabilistic Analysis of the Fatigue Crack Growth Based on the Application of the Monte-Carlo Method to Unigrow Model

    Bogdanov S., Mikheevskiy S., Glinka G.

    Page Count: 19

    Published Online: 07 June 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130066

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130066

    Role of Vapor Pressure on Popcorn Cracking in IC Packages

    Wong W., Guo T., Cheng L.

    Page Count: 23

    Published Online: 28 February 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130044

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130044

    Rotation and Bending Corrections for the SE(B) Specimen

    Wallin K.

    Page Count: 14

    Published Online: 28 February 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130031

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130031

    Short Creep-Fatigue Crack Growth in an Advanced 9 %Cr Steel

    Yan W., Holdsworth S., Kühn I., Mazza E.

    Page Count: 20

    Published Online: 17 January 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130081

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130081

    Steels for Plastic Molding: Relationship between Mechanical and Microstructural Properties

    Ghidini A., Rivolta B., Silva G., Gerosa R.

    Page Count: 10

    Published Online: 07 June 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130082

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130082

    The Design of a Laboratory Test Machine to Simulate Thermal Fatigue in Hot-Working Tool Steels

    Torres-Garza A., Quiñones-Salinas M., Barragan-Serna I., Mercado-Solis R.

    Page Count: 17

    Published Online: 26 March 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130075

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130075

    The Influence of Quenching and Aging on Fracture Toughness of the Al-Zn-Mg-Cu Alloy 7449

    Robinson J., Higgins G.

    Page Count: 20

    Published Online: 07 June 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130094

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130094

    Towards the Development of a Physics-Based Thermo-Mechanical Fatigue Life Prediction Model for a Single Crystalline Ni-Base Superalloy

    Amaro R., Antolovich S., Neu R., Adair B., Hirsch M., Fernandez-Zelaia P., O'Rourke M., Staroselsky A.

    Page Count: 16

    Published Online: 14 May 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130049

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130049

    Towards the Development of a Physics-Based Thermo-Mechanical Fatigue Life Prediction Model for a Single Crystalline Ni-Base Superalloy

    Amaro R., Antolovich S., Neu R., Adair B., Hirsch M., Fernandez-Zelaia P., O'Rourke M., Staroselsky A.

    Page Count: 16

    Published Online: 14 May 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130049

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130049

    Wire Cutting Method to Assess Fracture Toughness of Gelatin Gels: Phenomenological Analysis and Limitations of Methodology

    Czerner M., Fasce L., Frontini P.

    Page Count: 22

    Published Online: 17 January 2014

    Paper ID: MPC20130071

    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20130071