Microstructural Control of the Austenite Stability in Low-Alloyed TRIP Steels
We have performed in-situ magnetization and high-energy X-ray diffraction measurements on two aluminum-based TRIP steels from room temperature down to 100 K in order to evaluate amount and stability of the retained austenite for different heat treatment conditions. We have found that the bainitic holding temperature affects the initial fraction of retained austenite at room temperature but does not to influence significantly the rate of transformation upon cooling.
Yves Bréchet, Emmanuel Clouet, Alexis Deschamps, Alphonse Finel and Frédéric Soisson
R. Blondé et al., "Microstructural Control of the Austenite Stability in Low-Alloyed TRIP Steels", Solid State Phenomena, Vols. 172-174, pp. 196-201, 2011