Working Roll with Shell-Shaped Fractures
A working roll of 210 mm diam and 500 mm face length was examined because of shell-shaped fractures. The roll consisted of Fe-0.83C-1.6Cr steel. The chromium content was low for a roll of this diam. The crack origin was located about 10 mm under the roil face. Surface hardness (HV1) of 900 kp/sq mm was exceptionally high corresponding to the martensitic peripheral structure. An untempered piece with such a thick cross section and a hardened peripheral zone with such high hardness must have high residual stresses that culminate in the transition zone. Therefore it must be very sensitive against...
Friedrich Karl Naumann, Ferdinand Spies, Working Roll with Shell-Shaped Fractures, ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories: Steelmaking and Thermal Processing Equipment, ASM International, 2019, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.fach.steel.c9001245
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