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Effect of thermal cycling on martensitic transformation and mechanical strengthening of stainless steels - A phase-field study

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Hemantha Yeddu, Professor Brian Shaw



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A 3D elastoplastic phase-field model is used to study the effect of thermal cycling on martensitic transformation as well as on mechanical strengthening of both austenite and martensite in stainless steel. The results show that with an increasing number of thermal cycles, martensite becomes more stable. Increase in strain, plastic strain and strain hardening lead to strengthening of austenite.

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Author(s): Yeddu HK, Shaw BA, Somers MAJ

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Materials Science and Engineering A

Year: 2017

Volume: 690

Pages: 1-5

Print publication date: 06/04/2017

Online publication date: 24/02/2017

Acceptance date: 22/02/2017

Date deposited: 24/02/2017

ISSN (print): 0921-5093

ISSN (electronic): 1934-8967

Publisher: Elsevier


DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2017.02.085


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