Partial transformation of austenite in Al-Mn-Si TRIP steel upon tensile straining: an in situ EBSD study

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Abstract

The transformation of austenite to martensite in an Al–Mn–Si transformation-induced plasticity steel was investigated with in situ electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) measurements under tensile straining. The visualisation of the microstructure upon straining allows for an investigation of the stability of austenite grains against strain-induced transformation, with particular focus on the grain size and the location of the austenite grains. The findings confirm that size and location of austenite grains are significant parameters for their stability. Small austenite grains were observed to be more stable than large grains, while austenite grains located beside bainitic ferrite are the most stable. Moreover, it is demonstrated that austenite grains transform gradually
Original languageEnglish
JournalMaterials Science and Technology
Volume29
Issue number11
Pages (from-to)1383-1388
ISSN0267-0836
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Austenite-to-martensite phase transformation
  • EBSD
  • In situ tension test
  • TRIP steel

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