Effects of microstructure on the dynamic strain aging of ferriticpearlitic steels at high strain rates
Tampere University of Technology, Laboratory of Materials Science,
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Published online: 7 September 2018
This paper presents an experimental study of the effects of dynamic strain aging on the mechanical behavior of selected high carbon and chromium-manganese steels in dynamic loading condition. In ferritic-pearlitic steels, the dynamic strain aging is typically caused by carbon, nitrogen, and possibly some other small solute atoms. Therefore, the thermomechanical treatments affect strongly how strong the dynamic strain aging effect is and at what temperature and strain rate regions the maximum effect is observed. In this work, we present results of the high temperature dynamic compression tests carried out for two different ferritic-pearlitic steels, 16MnCr5 and C60, that were heat treated to produce different microstructure variants of these standard alloys. The microstructures were analyzed using electron microscopy, and the materials were tested with the Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar device at three different strain rates at temperatures ranging from room temperature up to 680 °C to study the effect of the heat treatments and the resulting microstructures on the dynamic behavior of the steels and the dynamic strain aging effect. The results indicate that for both steels, a coarse grain structure has the strongest dynamic strain aging sensitivity at small plastic strains. However, at higher strains, all microstructures show similar strain aging sensitivities.
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