Experimental Investigation of Fracture Performances of SBHS500, SM570 and SM490 Steel Specimens with Notches

Yan Liu, Shuto Ikeda, Yanyan Liu, Lan Kang, Hanbin Ge
2022 Metals  
High-strength steels (HSSs) with nominal yield stress not less than 460 MPa have been increasingly employed in bridge structures. Compared with SM490 normal-strength steel (NSS), HSSs, including SBHS500 and SM570, have higher strength but lower ductility, and brittle fracture can easily occur in the HSSs members with notches. Therefore, 48 tension specimens with U-notch or V-notch made of SBHS500, SM570 and SM490 structural steels are carried out. The influences of notch depth, U-notch radius,
more » ... -notch degree and chemical composition on the mechanical and fracture performances of the steel specimens are investigated. It is concluded from experimental results that SBHS500 and SM570 HSSs with higher yield stress have a relatively higher elastic stress concentration factor, crack initiation appears earlier, and brittle fracture is more likely to occur. Compared to SM570 HSS, SBHS500 HSS has better weldability.
doi:10.3390/met12040672 fatcat:c6v7fiydvrahveyfmyyxxkzzky