Volume 4, Issue 4 (July 1976)
The Feasibility of Ranking Material Fracture Toughness by Ultrasonic Attenuation Measurements
A preliminary study was conducted to assess the feasibility of ultrasonically ranking material fracture toughness. Specimens of two grades of maraging steel for which fracture toughness values were measured were subjected to ultrasonic probing. The slope of the attenuation coefficient versus frequency curve was empirically correlated with the plane strain fracture toughness value for each grade of steel.