Journal Article Martensite phase stress and the strengthening mechanism in TRIP steel by neutron diffraction

Harjo, Stefanus  ,  Tsuchida, Noriyuki  ,  Abe, Jun  ,  Gong, Wu

72017-11-09 , Springer Nature
自動車用鋼板の開発に新しい道筋 --先端鉄鋼「TRIP鋼」の引張力に対するふるまいを実験的に解明--. 京都大学プレスリリース. 2018-02-27.
Two TRIP-aided multiphase steels with different carbon contents (0.2 and 0.4 mass%) were analyzed in situ during tensile deformation by time-of-flight neutron diffraction to clarify the deformation induced martensitic transformation behavior and its role on the strengthening mechanism. The difference in the carbon content affected mainly the difference in the phase fractions before deformation, where the higher carbon content increased the phase fraction of retained austenite (γ). However, the changes in the relative fraction of martensitic transformation with respect to the applied strain were found to be similar in both steels since the carbon concentrations in γ were similar regardless of different carbon contents. The phase stress of martensite was found much larger than that of γ or bainitic ferrite since the martensite was generated at the beginning of plastic deformation. Stress contributions to the flow stress were evaluated by multiplying the phase stresses and their phase fractions. The stress contribution from martensite was observed increasing during plastic deformation while that from bainitic ferrite hardly changing and that from γ decreasing.

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