Experimental Study on Transformation Plasticity in Terms of Three-Point Bending System


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Three-point bending system with one end simple support and the other end fix support has been proposed to analyze the transformation plasticity (TP) behavior and obtain transformation plasticity coefficient. In this investigation two types of materials SCM440 steel and S45C steel have been studied. The specimens were heated to austenite temperature and the temperature kept constant for several minutes, then cooling and loading processes were performed. Austenite to martensite phase transformation with forced cooling for SCM440 steel and austenite to pearlite phase transformation with natural cooling for S45C steel due to bending stresses have been occurred. The deflections of specimen were measured during loading process. By obtaining the maximum deflection due to transformation plasticity, the transformation plasticity coefficient was determined.



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Yeong-Maw Hwang and Cho-Pei Jiang




M. A. Hamdam et al., "Experimental Study on Transformation Plasticity in Terms of Three-Point Bending System", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 626, pp. 408-413, 2015

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August 2014




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