Taylor Jacobs

Thesis Title: Elevated Temperature Mechanical Properties of Line Pipe Steels

 Abstract: The effects of elevated temperature (25-400 °C) on the tensile properties of X70 and X52 steels are under evaluation. Dynamic strain aging (DSA) is a strengthening mechanism active in steel systems in the temperature range of interest and results in non-uniform deformation (i.e. serrated yielding in the flow curve), increased strength, reduced ductility, and negative strain rate sensitivity. The mechanical properties are evaluated using elevated temperature tensile testing, digital imaging correlation, and internal friction. Microstructures are evaluated before and after plastic deformation at elevated temperatures using x-ray diffraction, synchrotron x-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, and transmission electron microscopy.

Degree Plan: Doctorate of Philosophy

Completion: Fall 2018
Group: Plate
Steel Center Student Since: August 2011

Bio: : Taylor joined the ASPPRC as an undergraduate research assistant in August 2011 and joined the graduate program with the ASPPRC in August 2013 after graduating from the Colorado School of Mines with a degree in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering. He achieved his master's degree in August 2015 and is continuing the same project for his PhD work.

Email: tayjacob@mines.edu
Office: 208


  • T.R. Jacobs, D.K. Matlock, K.O. Findley, and L. Collins, "The Short and Long Term Effects of Elevated Temperature on the Mechanical Properties of Line Pipe Steels," in The 11th International Pipeline Conference, pp. 1-9, 2016.

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