Strength-Ductility Trade-Off in Dual-Phase Steel Tailored via Controlled Phase Transformation

Srivastava, A K and Patel, N K and Ravi Kumar, B and Sharma, A and Ahn, Byungmin (2020) Strength-Ductility Trade-Off in Dual-Phase Steel Tailored via Controlled Phase Transformation. Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 29 . pp. 2783-2791.

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The controlled phase transformation approach is a new generation of microstructure engineering for enhancing ductility in ultrafine-grained materials. The present study aims to extend this concept to dual-phase steel for enhanced tensile ductility at high strength. In this study, cold-rolled steel was subjected to annealing at different processing conditions to develop the core–shell microstructure constituting martensite core and ferrite as shell in the matrix. Controlled austenite decomposition was adopted in designing a core–shell-type structure. The evolved microstructure was characterized using a scanning electron microscope and electron backscatter diffraction technique. The results showed that the uniaxial tensile deformation of dual-phase structured steels had a remarkable strength–ductility trade-off. The ductility was increased anomalously at high martensite fractions. Further, the mechanism of damage activity leading to void nucleation and microcrack formation was studied in post-tensile fractured specimens to establish a correlation with tensile deformation characteristics. The possibility and outcomes of this approach are also reported here.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:annealing; core; dual phase; martensite; steel; tensile
Divisions:Material Science and Technology
ID Code:8296
Deposited By:Dr. A K Sahu
Deposited On:09 Feb 2021 16:52
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