DUCTILE FRACTURE OF LOW-YIELD-POINT STEEL UNDER DIFFERENT STRESS STATED
Zucheng YaoDogwood A
Low-yield-point steel LYP225, distinguished from the ordinary carbon structural steels by lower yield strength, preferable strain-hardening and better ductility, is widely applied in metallic dampers. Ductile fracture of these dampers after severe earthquakes were commonly observed. This paper experimentally investigates the ductile fracture of LYP225 steel under different stress states, and predicts the fracture initiation with the Hosford-Coulomb fracture model.