SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1986

Failure Analysis of Hot Forging Dies


Impact failure of hot forging dies occurs frequently from surface cracks due to mechanical or thermal fatigue. However, useful information regarding failure analysis of hot forging dies is scarce because few data exist on the fracture behavior and fractography of hot forging die steels.

In this paper, what is mainly described is dynamic fracture toughness, low cycle fatigue behavior, and fracture surface appearances of hot forging die steels. A couple of quantitative analyzed examples of fracture toughness and temperature by use of stretched zone width measurement for hot forging die failure are described.

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Ebara, R
Hiroshima Technical Institute, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Hiroshima, Japan
Kubota, K
Tokyo Motor Vehicle Works, Mitsubishi Motors Corp., Kawasaki, Japan
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Developed by Committee: A01
Pages: 583–592
DOI: 10.1520/STP17381S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-4970-0
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0465-5