ePrints@IIScePrints@IISc Home | About | Browse | Latest Additions | Advanced Search | Contact | Help

Influence of Tempered Microstructures on the Transformation Behaviour of Cold Deformed and Intercritically Annealed Medium Carbon Low Alloy Steel

Alaneme, Kenneth Kanayo (2011) Influence of Tempered Microstructures on the Transformation Behaviour of Cold Deformed and Intercritically Annealed Medium Carbon Low Alloy Steel. In: Materials Research, 13 (2). pp. 203-209.

[img] PDF
Influence_of_Tempered.pdf - Published Version
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (2264Kb) | Request a copy
Official URL: http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext...

Abstract

This research is focused on understanding the role of microstructural variables and processing parameters in obtaining optimised dual phase structures in medium carbon low alloy steels. Tempered Martensite structures produced at 300, 500, and 650 degrees C, were cold rolled to varied degrees ranging from 20 to 80% deformation. Intercritical annealing was then performed at 740, 760, and 780 degrees C for various time duration ranging from 60 seconds to 60 minutes before quenching in water. The transformation behaviour was studied with the aid of optical microscopy and hardness curves. From the results, it is observed that microstructural condition, deformation, and intercritical temperatures influenced the chronological order of the competing stress relaxation and decomposition phase reactions which interfered with the rate of the expected alpha -> gamma transformation. The three unique transformation trends observed are systematically analyzed. It was also observed that the 300 and 500 degrees C tempered initial microstructures were unsuitable for the production of dual structures with optimized strength characteristics.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to SciELO.
Keywords: dual phase structure;stress relaxation;intercritical annealing;tempered martensite
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2012 09:04
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2012 09:04
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/43173

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item