The Effects of Cooling Rate on Retained Austenite Characteristics of a 0.2C-1.5Si-1.5Mn-1.0Cr-0.05Nb TRIP-Aided Martensitic Steel

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With the aim of increasing the volume fraction and stability of the retained austenite characteristics in a transformation-induced plasticity (TRIP)-aided steel with wider lath-martensite structure matrix, the effects of varying the post-hot-working cooling rate of a 0.2%C-1.5%Si-1.5%Mn-1.0%Cr-0.05%Nb (mass%) steel on the retained austenite characteristics were investigated. When, after hot-working at 950°C, the steel was cooled to room temperature from 430°C above the martensite-start temperature using cooling rates lower than 3°C/s, the steel attained a higher volume fraction of metastable retained austenite and lower volume fractions of a finely dispersed martensite-austenite complex phase, carbide, and pro-eutectoid ferrite, although the volume fraction of bainitic ferrite increased. This was associated with a marked carbon-enrichment in the untransformed austenite, which was mainly due to the promoted bainitic ferrite, the initial lath martensite, and the refined prior austenitic grain.

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Materials Science Forum (Volumes 783-786)

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B. Mishra, M. Ionescu and T. Chandra

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1015-1020

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10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.783-786.1015

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K. I. Sugimoto et al., "The Effects of Cooling Rate on Retained Austenite Characteristics of a 0.2C-1.5Si-1.5Mn-1.0Cr-0.05Nb TRIP-Aided Martensitic Steel", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 783-786, pp. 1015-1020, 2014

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May 2014

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