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The correlation between stacking fault energy and the work hardening behaviour of high-mn twinning induced plasticity steel tested at various temperatures

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posted on 2024-06-04, 02:06 authored by V Shterner, IB Timokhina, Hossein BeladiHossein Beladi
High-Mn Twinning Induced Plasticity (TWIP) steels have superior mechanical properties, which make them promising materials in automotive industry to improve the passenger safety and the fuel consumption. The TWIP steels are characterized by high work hardening rates due to continuous mechanical twin formation during the deformation. Mechanical twinning is a unique deformation mode, which is highly governed by the stacking fault energy (SFE). The composition of steel alloy was Fe-18Mn-0.6C-1Al (wt.%) with SFE of about 25-30 mJ/m2 at room temperature. The SFE ensures the mechanical twinning to be the main deformation mechanism at room temperature. The microstructure, mechanical properties, work hardening behaviour and SFE of the steel was studied at the temperature range of ambient ≤T[°C]≤ 400°C. The mechanical properties were determined using Instron tensile testing machine with 30kN load cell and strain rate of 10-3s-1 and the work hardening behaviour curves were generated using true stress and true strain data. The microstructure after deformation at different temperatures was examined using Zeiss Supra 55VP SEM. It was found that an increase in the deformation temperature raised the SFE resulting in the deterioration of the mechanical twinning that led to decrease not only in the strength but also in the total strain of the steel. A correlation between the temperature, the SFE, the mechanical twinning, the mechanical properties and the work hardening rate was also found. © (2014) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.



Advanced Materials Research






Stafa-Zurich, Switzerland







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C Journal article, C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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2014, Trans Tech Publications


Trans Tech Publications