Tool Steels in the Next Century (Eds. F.Jeglitsch, R.Ebner, H.Leitner), pp. 147-156, 1999
H.J. Böhm, A. Eckschlager and W. Han
CDL Functionally Oriented Materials Design,
Institute of Lightweight Structures and Aerospace Engineering,
TU Wien, Vienna, Austria
Application relevant material properties of High Speed tool Steels (HSSs),
e.g. stiffness and fracture toughness, are influenced to a considerable
degree by the arrangement of the primary carbides in the steel matrix.
Such arrangement effects can be studied by using the methods of micromechanics
of materials, HSSs being treated as metal matrix composites consisting of
elastic particles embedded in an elastoplastic matrix.