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Influence of Martensite Content and Morphology on Tensile and Impact Properties of High-Martensite Dual-Phase Steels

Bag, A and Ray, KK and Dwarakadasa, ES (1999) Influence of Martensite Content and Morphology on Tensile and Impact Properties of High-Martensite Dual-Phase Steels. In: Metallurgical And Materials Transactions A, 30 (5). pp. 1193-1202.

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Abstract

A series of dual-phase (DP) steels containing finely dispersed martensite with different volume fractions of martensite (V-m) were produced by intermediate quenching of a boron- and vanadium-containing microalloyed steel. The volume fraction of martensite was varied from 0.3 to 0.8 by changing the intercritical annealing temperature. The tensile and impact properties of these steels were studied and compared to those of step-quenched steels, which showed banded microstructures. The experimental results show that DP steels with finely dispersed microstructures have excellent mechanical properties, including high impact toughness values, with an optimum in properties obtained at similar to 0.55 V-m. A further increase in V-m was found to decrease the yield and tensile strengths as well as the impact properties. It was shown that models developed on the basis of a rule of mixtures are inadequate in capturing the tensile properties of DP steels with V-m > 0.55. Jaoul-Crussard analyses of the work-hardening behavior of the high-martensite volume fraction DP steels show three distinct stages of plastic deformation.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2009 11:14
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2011 10:22
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/19852

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