The Phenomenon of the “First Stress Peak” at the Yielding in the Dynamic Compression Tests of FCC and BCC Microalloyed Structures
AGH University of Science and Technology, Department of Metals Engineering and Industrial Computer Science, Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Krakow, Poland
2 MST, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos MS755, NM, USA
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Published online: 9 September 2021
In the presented work two grades of steel i.e. microalloyed ferrite (M_F) and microalloyed austenite (M_A) where subjected to the grain refinement processes using MaxStrain system and thermomechanical rolling. The wide range of grain size, starting from 200 µm down to submicrometer level was produced in this way. The specimens of both steels were subjected to the dynamic compression tests using the Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar (SHPB) apparatus and applying the strain rates in the range between ε˙ = 3750s-1 and ε˙ = 6000s-1. In addition, different temperatures were used in the tests, i.e.200 °C and 400 °C. The first peak of stress which is observed during elastic-plastic transition during the dynamic compression tests can be treated as a characteristic feature of the tested material. The results obtained in the present investigations showed a significant dependence of the “first stress peak” in the dynamic compression curve on the degree of the microstructure refinement for the samples of M_F and almost complete absence of this dependence for M_A.
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