Exploring high strength metallic materials: a lesson from pearlitic steel wire

X. Zhang*

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Abstract

In human history, the development of stronger materials through the ages is reflected with names of eras illustrating our progress. Besides phase transformations, plastic deformation is one of the major methods to produce products with reliable and predictable mechanical properties such as strength. Pearlitic steel wire, the strongest mass-produced steel, shows an excellent combination of formability and strength. The present overview summarizes the investigation of cold-drawn pearlitic steel wires over the last 150 years, covering the pearlite phase transformation, chemical composition design for wires with high strength, microstructure evolution during wire drawing, strengthening mechanisms and structure-strength relationships. By focusing on the structure, challenges and future strategy are outlined to further improve the strength and performance of pearlitic steel wire, where these routes may also applicable to other metals.
Original languageEnglish
Article number012058
JournalI O P Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Volume580
Issue number1
Number of pages6
ISSN1757-8981
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event40th Risø International Symposium on Material Science: Metal Microstructures in 2D, 3D, and 4D - Roskilde, Denmark
Duration: 2 Sep 20196 Sep 2019

Conference

Conference40th Risø International Symposium on Material Science: Metal Microstructures in 2D, 3D, and 4D
CountryDenmark
CityRoskilde
Period02/09/201906/09/2019

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GA no. 788567

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