Prediction and Exploitation of Transformation Texture
There is now a great deal known about the atomic mechanisms of solid–state phasetransformations, and this knowledge can be exploited to determine the distribution of crystalorientations. It is possible to estimate accurately, the crystallographic texture, transformationstrains and details of the microstructure, particularly in the context of steels. The concepts havenow been applied to design metallic alloys which compensate automatically for the residualstresses which develop in engineering components when they are cooled heterogeneously fromelevated temperatures. Such materials are now in commercial use and represent an innovationresulting directly from phase transformation theory.
Yves Bréchet, Emmanuel Clouet, Alexis Deschamps, Alphonse Finel and Frédéric Soisson
H. K.D.H. Bhadeshia "Prediction and Exploitation of Transformation Texture", Solid State Phenomena, Vols. 172-174, pp. 13-24, 2011