The Effects of Si and Deformation on the Phase Transformation in Dual Phase Steels
The effect of Si on phase transformation was well known in dual phase steels. Si promoted the ferrite transformation and the enriched C in untransformed austenite prohibited the transformation at intermediate temperature range resulting in the formation of lower bainite and martensite at low temperature range. In addition, during continuous cooling with fast cooling rate, it was very hard to differentiate one phase from the others. In order to clarify the effects of Si on the austenite-to-ferrite transformation quantitatively, the start temperatures of bainite(BS) and martensite(MS) as well as ferrite(Ae3) and pearlite(Ae1) were calculated by thermodynamic analysis. LVDT measured by dilatometer and 1st differentiation peaks of LVDT were examined with microstructures, which gives a possibility of the phase separation. In CCT diagrams, it was also found that large austenite grain size(AGS) widened the gap between the transformation start(Ts) and end(Tf) when Si was added.
Byung Tae Ahn, Hyeongtag Jeon, Bo Young Hur, Kibae Kim and Jong Wan Park
S. H. Lee et al., "The Effects of Si and Deformation on the Phase Transformation in Dual Phase Steels", Solid State Phenomena, Vols. 124-126, pp. 1617-1620, 2007