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Influence of Thermal Aging on the Microstructure and Mechanical Behavior of Dual Phase Precipitation Hardened Powder Metallurgy Stainless Steels

Abstract Increasing demand for high strength powder metallurgy (PM) steels has resulted in the development of dual phase PM steels. In this work, the effects of thermal aging on the microstructure and mechanical behavior of dual phase precipitation hardened powder metallurgy (PM) stainless steels of varying ferrite-martensite content were examined. Quantitative analyses of the inherent porosity and phase fractions were conducted on the steels and no significant differences were noted with respect to aging temperature. Tensile strength, yield strength, and elongation to fracture all increased with increasing aging temperature reaching maxima at 538oC in most cases. Increased strength and decreased ductility were observed in steels of higher martensit... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Stewart, Jennifer (Author) / Chawla, Nikhilesh (Advisor) / Jiang, Hanqing (Committee member) / Krause, Stephen (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Materials Science / Dual Phase Steel / Mechanical Behavior / Nanoindentation / Pillar Compression / Powder Metallurgy / Thermal Aging
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 100 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Materials Science and Engineering 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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