Metal Science and Heat Treatment

, Volume 60, Issue 5–6, pp 339–347 | Cite as

Transformations of Supercooled Austenite in Promising High-Hardenability Machine Steels

  • M. V. MaisuradzeEmail author
  • M. A. Ryzhkov
  • O. A. Surnaeva

We study special features of the transformation of supercooled austenite under the continuous cooling of Si – Mn steels with reduced contents of nickel as compared with traditionally used machine steels. The temperature ranges of the phase and structural transformations running under the conditions of heating and cooling of steels are determined by the dilatometric method. We plot the thermokinetic diagrams of transformations of supercooled austenite. The microstructural components formed in the investigated steels are analyzed both qualitatively and quantitatively. We also propose the chemical compositions of promising steels characterized by a high stability of supercooled austenite and high hardenability.

Key words

alloyed steel manganese silicon thermokinetic diagram dilatometric analysis thermal treatment microstructure hardness 


The present work was performed under the financial support according to Resolution 211 of the Government of Russian Federation, Contract No. 02.A03.21.0006, within the framework of the state task of the Ministry of Education and Science of RF, Project No. 11.1465.2014/K and under the Grant of the President of RF for young scientists (candidates of science) MK-7929.2016.8.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. V. Maisuradze
    • 1
    Email author
  • M. A. Ryzhkov
    • 1
  • O. A. Surnaeva
    • 1
  1. 1.B. N. El’tsin Ural Federal UniversityEkaterinburgRussia

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