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On the role of chromium in dynamic transformation of austenite


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Chadha, K., Shahriari, Davood, Aranas, C. Jr., Lapierre-Boire, Louis-Philippe et Jahazi, Mohammad. 2019. « On the role of chromium in dynamic transformation of austenite ». Metals and Materials International, vol. 25, nº 3. pp. 559-569.
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The effect of Chromium (Cr) on the dynamic transformation (DT) of austenite to ferrite at temperatures up to 430 °C above Ae3 was studied in a medium-carbon low-alloy steel. Hot compression tests were performed using Gleeble 3800® thermomechanical simulator followed by microstructural examinations using electron microscopy (FESEM-EBSD). Driving force calculation using austenite flow stress and ferrite yield stress on an inverse absolute temperature graph indicated that Cr increases the driving force for the transformation of austenite to ferrite; however, when the influence of stress and thermodynamic analysis are taken into account, it was observed that Cr increases the barrier energy and therefore, emerges as a barrier to the transformation. An analysis, based on lattice and pipe diffusion theories is presented that quantifies the role of stress on the diffusivity of Cr and is compared with other the main alloying elements such as C, Si and Mn and its impact, positive or negative, on the DT barrier energy. Finally, a comparison is made on the differential effects of temperature and stress on the initiation of DT in medium-carbon low-alloy steels.

Item Type: Peer reviewed article published in a journal
Jahazi, Mohammad
Affiliation: Génie mécanique
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2019 21:26
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2023 16:08

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