R. Pandi

University of British Columbia - Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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    ABSTRACT: In the processing of steel, the design of any kind of heat treatment and/or thermomechanical processing schedule, to obtain a given microstructure, is greatly facilitated by the knowledge of the austenite-to-ferrite transformation characteristics. In the past, isothermal and continuous cooling tests were used in the laboratory to create time-temperature-transformation and continuous cooling transformation diagrams, respectively, which then served as the source of transformation data. The problem with such information is that it is only truly applicable to one particular microstructure, usually one resulting from a simple reheating cycle in the austenite region. Most industrial steel processing operations additionally involve several stages of high-temperature deformation leading to changes in the microstructure emerging from the final pass. To account for this situation, a novel laboratory method for the determination of the transformation characteristics, based on continuous cooling deformation testing, was developed. A major attraction of this test technique is that the specific microstructure, for which the transformation characteristics are required, can be generated by hot deformation and then immediately evaluated by continuous cooling deformation. In this article, the basic continuous cooling deformation test technique and general methods of data analysis are illustrated, using results from several different grades of steel.
    Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A 11/1993; 24(1):2657-2665. · 1.73 Impact Factor

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6 Citations
1.73 Total Impact Points


  • 1993
    • University of British Columbia - Vancouver
      • Department of Materials Engineering
      Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada