Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance

, Volume 27, Issue 8, pp 4129–4139 | Cite as

Effect of Deformation Temperature on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of High-Strength Low-Alloy Steel During Hot Compression

  • Chengzhi Zhao
  • Wilasinee Kingkam
  • Li Ning
  • Hexin ZhangEmail author
  • Li Zhiming


The microstructure and mechanical properties of high-strength low-alloy steel were investigated at deformation temperatures of 800-1100 °C and strain rates of 0.1-10 s−1 using an MMS-200 thermal mechanical simulator. The results indicated that the increased deformation processes observed between the starting and finishing temperatures during hot compression testing caused a polygonal ferrite transformation in the material. The polygonal ferrite grain sizes increased with increasing transformation temperatures and gradually grew larger at higher deformation temperatures. Widmanstätten ferrite and acicular ferrite were also formed at high temperatures from 1000-1100 °C, which accordingly led to an increase in Vickers microhardness. In addition, the flow stress in the material increased with an increase in the strain and a decrease in the deformation temperature.


flow stress high-strength low-alloy steel polygonal ferrite microstructure 



This project was supported by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities of Ministry of Education of China (Grant Nos. GK2100260214 and GK2030260169) and the Department of Physics and Materials Sciences, Chiang Mai University.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chengzhi Zhao
    • 1
    • 2
  • Wilasinee Kingkam
    • 1
  • Li Ning
    • 1
  • Hexin Zhang
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Li Zhiming
    • 3
  1. 1.College of Materials Science and Chemical EngineeringHarbin Engineering UniversityHarbinChina
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Superlight Materials and Surface Technology, Ministry of EducationHarbin Engineering UniversityHarbinChina
  3. 3.College of Power and Energy EngineeringHarbin Engineering UniversityHarbinChina

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