Addressing retained austenite stability in advanced high strength steels

Pereloma, Elena V., Gazder, Azdiar A. and Timokhina, Ilana B. 2013, Addressing retained austenite stability in advanced high strength steels, Materials science forum, vol. 738-739, pp. 212-216, doi: 10.4028/

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Title Addressing retained austenite stability in advanced high strength steels
Author(s) Pereloma, Elena V.
Gazder, Azdiar A.
Timokhina, Ilana B.ORCID iD for Timokhina, Ilana B.
Journal name Materials science forum
Volume number 738-739
Start page 212
End page 216
Total pages 5
Publisher Trans Tech Publications
Place of publication Stafa-Zurich, Switzerland
Publication date 2013
ISSN 0255-5476
Keyword(s) chemical stability
electron microscopy
mechanical properties
mechanical stability
retained austenite
transformation-induced plasticity steel
Summary Advances in the development of new high strength steels have resulted in microstructures containing significant volume fractions of retained austenite. The transformation of retained austenite to martensite upon straining contributes towards improving the ductility. However, in order to gain from the above beneficial effect, the volume fraction, size, morphology and distribution of the retained austenite need to be controlled. In this regard, it is well known that carbon concentration in the retained austenite is responsible for its chemical stability, whereas its size and morphology determines its mechanical stability. Thus, to achieve the required mechanical properties, control of the processing parameters affecting the microstructure development is essential.
Language eng
DOI 10.4028/
Field of Research 109999 Technology not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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