Fracture mechanics specialist, Powertech Labs Inc., Surrey, B.C.
(Received 9 March 1994; accepted 18 October 1994)
The galvanizing process shifted the scatter band for impact energy values of the CSA 350 WT, category 4, plate material by approximately 10°C. The cold-straining alone produced the most significant shift (30°C) in the ductile-to-brittle transition temperature. This particular steel was found to be less susceptible to strain-age-embrittlement.
Paper ID: JTE10417J