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Effect of step quenching on microstructures and mechanical properties of HSLA steel

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Step quenching and tempering (SQT) for HSLA multi-phases steel was designed to obtain the desirable multi-phases microstructure with the superior mechanical properties. Quenching and tempering (QT) and intercritical quenching and tempering (IQT) was also conducted as controls. Besides, Effects of austenitizing temperature for the different treatment routes on microstructural characteristics and mechanical properties were also investigated. Due to the cooperation of the ���soft��� ferrite/pearlite and ���hard��� martensite, the samples undergoing SQT possess the relatively high tensile strength and impact toughness, and the lowest yield ratio. Increase of austenitizing temperature results in the coarse austenite grains, and thus significantly decrease of tensile strength and impact energy, in spite of the heat treatment paths. Higher austenitizing temperature also leads to lower density of dislocations and higher grain size, which reduces the yield ratio for all samples.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Liu, Y., Shi, L., Liu, C., Yu, L., Yan, Z., & Li, H. (2016). Effect of step quenching on microstructures and mechanical properties of HSLA steel. Materials Science and Engineering A, 675, 371-378. doi:10.1016/j.msea.2016.08.087

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84983551577

Start Page


  • 371

End Page


  • 378

Volume


  • 675

Issue


Place Of Publication


Abstract


  • Step quenching and tempering (SQT) for HSLA multi-phases steel was designed to obtain the desirable multi-phases microstructure with the superior mechanical properties. Quenching and tempering (QT) and intercritical quenching and tempering (IQT) was also conducted as controls. Besides, Effects of austenitizing temperature for the different treatment routes on microstructural characteristics and mechanical properties were also investigated. Due to the cooperation of the ���soft��� ferrite/pearlite and ���hard��� martensite, the samples undergoing SQT possess the relatively high tensile strength and impact toughness, and the lowest yield ratio. Increase of austenitizing temperature results in the coarse austenite grains, and thus significantly decrease of tensile strength and impact energy, in spite of the heat treatment paths. Higher austenitizing temperature also leads to lower density of dislocations and higher grain size, which reduces the yield ratio for all samples.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Liu, Y., Shi, L., Liu, C., Yu, L., Yan, Z., & Li, H. (2016). Effect of step quenching on microstructures and mechanical properties of HSLA steel. Materials Science and Engineering A, 675, 371-378. doi:10.1016/j.msea.2016.08.087

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84983551577

Start Page


  • 371

End Page


  • 378

Volume


  • 675

Issue


Place Of Publication