Effect of thermal cycling on martensitic transformation and mechanical strengthening of stainless steels – A phase-field study

Hemantha Kumar Yeddu, Brian A. Shaw, Marcel A. J. Somers

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Abstract

A 3D elastoplastic phase-field model is used to study the effect of thermal cycling on martensitic transformationas well as on mechanical strengthening of both austenite and martensite in stainless steel. The results show that with an increasing number of thermal cycles, martensite becomes more stable. Increase in strain, plastic strainand strain hardening lead to strengthening of austenite.
Original languageEnglish
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering: A - Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing
Volume690
Pages (from-to)1-5
ISSN0921-5093
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Phase-field model
  • Martensitic transformation
  • Reversion
  • Microstructure
  • Thermal cycling
  • Steels

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