Precipitation and dissolution behavior of κ-carbide during continuous heating in Fe-9.3Mn-5.6Al-0.16C lightweight steel

Sukjin Lee, Junyeong Jeong, Young Kook Lee

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Abstract

Abstract The precipitation and dissolution behavior of κ-carbide were investigated during continuous heating of Fe-9.3Mn-5.6Al-0.16C (wt.%) lightweight steel with the triple phases of δ-ferrite, γ-austenite and α′-martensite mainly using a differential scanning calorimeter (DSC) and a dilatometer. The first exothermic peak appeared on the DSC curve at temperatures between 200 °C and 270 °C due to the precipitation of κ-carbide within α′-martensite. The κ-carbide platelets were dissolved again into γ-austenite, which was reverted from α′-martensite at approximately 300 °C. The reverse transformation and the dissolution of κ-carbide caused the second endothermic reaction. The new globular particles of κ-carbide formed at the grain boundaries of δ-ferrite at approximately 480 °C, although the pre-existing κ-carbide within α′-martensite vanished. The precipitation of κ-carbide in δ-ferrite also induced the exothermic reaction. When the specimen was heated up to 700 °C, which is higher than the equilibrium dissolution temperature of κ-carbide (638 °C), all κ-carbide precipitates were completely dissolved into γ-austenite.

Original languageEnglish
Article number34387
Pages (from-to)149-153
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Volume648
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jul 9

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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