Investigation of non-local cracking in layered stainless steel with nanostructured interface

X. Guo, A. Y.T. Leung, A. Y. Chen, Haihui Ruan, J. Lu

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A recent experiment of layered stainless steel with nanostructured interface has suggested that a brittle interface can lead to an overall structure with high ductility. Here a cohesive finite element method is employed to investigate the paradox of a brittle nanostructured interface (nanograined interface layer) and a ductile layered stainless steel. Parametric studies show that the more brittle the nanograined interface layer is, the more micro-cracks the nanograined interface layer has, and the more ductile the layered stainless steel is.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)403-406
Number of pages4
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2010


  • Ductility
  • Finite element analysis
  • Nanostructured materials
  • Non-local damage initiation and evolution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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