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Research Article Open Access

Effect of chemical composition on hardenability of high strength low-C steels   

Andrea Di Schino*

Università degli Studi di Perugia, Via G. Duranti 93, 06125 Perugia, Italy

Adv. Mater. Proc., 2017, 2 (6), 358-361

DOI: 10.5185/amp.2017/602

Publication Date (Web):05 June 2017

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The effect of low-alloy additions on hardenability of high strength low-C steels is reported. Various as-quenched materials with microstructures consisting of low-C (granular) bainitic, mixed bainitic/martensitic and fully martensitic microstructures were produced. Results show that for a given cooling rate, an increase of austenite grain size (AGS) and of Mo and Cr contents decreases the transformation temperatures and promotes martensite formation. Copyright © 2017 VBRI Press.