Microstructure and mechanical properties of a medium manganese steel treated with interrupted quenching and intercritical annealing

Toshihiro Tsuchiyama, Taishi Inoue, Junya Tobata, Daichi Akama, Setsuo Takaki

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    Abstract

    An Fe-5Mn-0.1C alloy was subjected to interrupted quenching, which involves quenching to a temperature between the martensite start temperature (Ms) and finish temperature (Mf), and subsequent intercritical annealing. This resulted in the formation of a unique multi-phase structure consisting of tempered martensite, two types of retained austenite, namely granular and film-like, and fresh martensite. The film-like austenite was observed in the area swept by the untransformed austenite/tempered martensite interface, which is formed during intercritical annealing. Tensile testing revealed that the fresh martensite was effective for increasing the strength, whilst adequate ductility was achieved owing to the transformation-induced plasticity (TRIP) effect.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)36-39
    Number of pages4
    JournalScripta Materialia
    Volume122
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2016

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Materials Science(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Metals and Alloys

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