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Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A

, Volume 49, Issue 5, pp 1520–1535 | Cite as

Microstructural Engineering in Eutectoid Steel: A Technological Possibility?

  • A. Durgaprasad
  • S. Giri
  • S. Lenka
  • S. Kundu
  • S. Chandra
  • S. Mishra
  • R. D. Doherty
  • I. Samajdar
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Abstract

Eutectoid wire rods were subjected to controlled thermo-mechanical processing (TMP). Both increased cooling rate and applied stress during the austenite-to-pearlite decomposition produced significant changes in the microstructure: major increases in the pearlite’s axial alignment and minor decreases in the interlamellar spacing. The pearlite alignment was correlated with changes in the ferrite crystallographic texture and the state of residual stress. Microstructural engineering, improved axial alignment of pearlite, through controlled TMP gave a fourfold increase in torsional ductility. TMP of eutectoid steel thus appears to have interesting technological possibilities.

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Acknowledgment

Support from Tata Steel and DST (Department of Science and Technology, India) are acknowledged. The authors would also like to express their appreciation for the usage of the National Facility of Texture and OIM and support from CoEST (center of excellent in steel technology) at IIT Bombay.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Durgaprasad
    • 1
  • S. Giri
    • 1
    • 2
  • S. Lenka
    • 2
  • S. Kundu
    • 2
  • S. Chandra
    • 2
  • S. Mishra
    • 3
  • R. D. Doherty
    • 1
    • 4
  • I. Samajdar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Metallurgical Engineering and Materials ScienceIIT BombayMumbaiIndia
  2. 2.Research and Development DivisionTATA SteelJamshedpurIndia
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical EngineeringIIT BombayMumbaiIndia
  4. 4.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringDrexel UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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