Laser heat treatments of metastable austenitic stainless steel AISI 301 are presented aiming to elucidate the relation between heat treatment, transformation and mechanical properties after heat treatment. It is assumed that the observed phase reversion of martensite to austenite is due to a diffusional transformation mechanism governed by nucleation and growth leading to submicron grains. Based on this assumption it is demonstrated that the reverse transformation can be successfully predicted by the proposed model. Subsequently the effect of the heat treatment on the hardness is reviewed. It is shown that the proposed hardness-model, in combination with the proposed isothermal transformation model, is in agreement with the observed behavior. Amongst others it is successfully predicted that the isothermal transformation precedes the recrystallization of the retained austenite and that the post-heat treatment grain size has a large effect on the behavior through the Hall-Petch effect.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of physics: Conference series|
|Publication status||Published - 6 Aug 2018|
|Event||11th International Conference and Workshop on Numerical Simulation of 3D Sheet Metal Forming Processes, NUMISHEET 2018 - Hotel East 21 Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan|
Duration: 30 Jul 2018 → 3 Aug 2018
Conference number: 11