Ultra rapid softening of high strength structural steels by thermomechanical treatment

Yoshitaka Adachi, Kaneaki Tsuzaki

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Abstract

This study aims to shorten the softening treatment period as possible in high strength structural steels. The steel used is SCM440 steel. As an initial microstructure, martensite, bainite, pearlite and complicated microstructure consisting of ultrafine polygonal, martensite and equiaxed cementite were extensively examined to understand their softening process on aging at 973K. These initial microstructures were prepared by heat or thermomechanical treatment. Their initial Vickers hardness (Hv(lOkgf)) were 634, 281, 219 and 238, respectively. It is noteworthy that within five minutes on aging hardness of the complicated microstructure reached lower than Hv200, while it took more than several hours for other initial microstructures. A quantitative evaluation of microstructures appears to help in understanding the mechanism of the softening kinetics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSupplement to THERMEC 2006, 5th International Conference on Processing and Manufacturing of Advanced Materials, THERMEC 2006
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages4807-4812
Number of pages6
EditionPART 5
ISBN (Print)0878494286, 9780878494286
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2007
Event5th International Conference on Processing and Manufacturing of Advanced Materials - THERMEC'2006 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: Jul 4 2006Jul 8 2006

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
NumberPART 5
Volume539-543
ISSN (Print)0255-5476

Other

Other5th International Conference on Processing and Manufacturing of Advanced Materials - THERMEC'2006
CountryCanada
CityVancouver
Period7/4/067/8/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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