Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Hot-Rolled Low-Carbon Medium-Manganese TRIP Steels

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Transformation Induced Plasicity (TRIP) steels have attracted a growing interest in recent years due to their high strength and ductility combination.An alternative alloy and processing concept has been studied to evaluate the feasibility of producing low-carbon medium-manganese TRIP Steels. Conventional hot-rolling, and batch annealing processes were simulated with three laboratory heats of varying manganese content. The steels were found to be fully hardenable with conventional hot-strip mill processing and subsequent batch annealing simulations produced significant retained austenite levels. The combination of the prior martensitic microstructure in the as-hot-rolled condition, and austenite created during annealing,resulted in remarkable combinations of strength and ductility. Optimum properties were found when samples were annealed at approximately 630°C. While this treatment maded the tensile strength to 800-1020 MPa, the total elongation increased to between 27 percent and 35 percent. UTS*TE products exceeding 30,000 MPa*% were observed, making these materials attractive for high strength, high ductility applications.

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Periodical:

Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 194-196)

Edited by:

Jianmin Zeng, Taosen Li, Shaojian Ma, Zhengyi Jiang and Daoguo Yang

Pages:

127-133

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.194-196.127

Citation:

Z. Li et al., "Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Hot-Rolled Low-Carbon Medium-Manganese TRIP Steels", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 194-196, pp. 127-133, 2011

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February 2011

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