Influence of Strain Rate and Strain on the Surface Properties in Superplastically Boronized Duplex Stainless Steel (DSS)
It was reported that superplastic boronizing process (SPB) provides a much faster boronizing rate than the conventional boronizing process (CB). This process was conducted on duplex stainless steel (DSS) which exhibit superplasticity. The study concentrated on the effect of strain rate and compression strain on SPB. The process was conducted under four different strain rates and three diferent strains condition. Boronizing was successfully conducted with the best result obtained under the high strain rate range of 5 x 10-5 s-1 to 1 x 10-3 s-1 which is associated with the superplastic region. Through SPB, movement of atoms into the specimen was highly accelerated by the grain boundary sliding process leading to a formation of thick and hard boronized layer in extraordinarily short period of time.
Andreas Öchsner, Graeme E. Murch and Ali Shokuhfar
N.H. Abd Aziz et al., "Influence of Strain Rate and Strain on the Surface Properties in Superplastically Boronized Duplex Stainless Steel (DSS)", Defect and Diffusion Forum, Vols. 283-286, pp. 458-463, 2009