J. Phys. IV France 07 (1997) C5-367-C5-376
Martensite and Bainite in Steels : Transformation Mechanism & Mechanical PropertiesH.K.D.H. Bhadeshia
University of Cambridge, Materials Science and Metallurgy, Pembroke Street, Cambridge CB2 3QZ, U.K.
Many essential properties of iron alloys depend on what actually happens when one allotropic form gives way to another, i.e. on the mechanism of phase change. The dependence of the mechanical properties on the atomic mechanism by which bainite and martensite grow is the focus of this paper. The discussion is illustrated in the context of some common engineering design parameters, and with a brief example of the inverse problem in which the mechanism may be a function of the mechanical properties.
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