Role of fracture toughness in impact-abrasion wear

A. R. Chintha, K. Valtonen, V. T. Kuokkala, S. Kundu, M. J. Peet, H. K.D.H. Bhadeshia

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Two new low alloyed steels were developed with different fracture toughness values but at similar level of hardness with same composition and microstructural phase. The steels were subjected to impact-abrasion wear test. This work examines specifically the additional role of toughness during impact-abrasion wear, using a newly developed high toughness steel. Microstructural characterisation of the damaged samples revealed that better toughness helps resist both impact and abrasion damage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)430-437
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2019
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Abrasion
  • Fracture toughness
  • Impact-abrasion
  • Steel
  • Wear testing

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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