Master of Science
Materials Science and Engineering
Stout, Robert D.
The effect of thermal and mechanical treatments on the tensile and notched tensile properties of post-tensioned concrete tendon material (AISI Type 5160 steel) was studied. The process variables studied included normalizing, proof stressing and stress relieving sequence, stress relieving time and temperature, and tempering temperature of quenched materials. The effect of test temperature on the properties of two conditions was also studied. The fracture toughness parameters, KIc, were calculated where applicable.
Bendel, Lee P., "The resistance of AISI 5160 (post-tensioned concrete tendons) to brittle fracture" (1966). Theses and Dissertations. 3395.