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Metals 2016, 6(6), 130; doi:10.3390/met6060130

Vanadium Effect on a Medium Carbon Forging Steel

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National Centre for Metallurgical Research, Physical Metallurgy Department, MATERALIA Research Group (CENIM-CSIC), Avda Gregorio del Amo, 8, Madrid E-28040, Spain
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University of Kaiserslautern, Materials Testing Group, Gottlieb-Daimler-Str., Kaiserslautern 67663, Germany
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Vanitec Ltd., Suite 5, 90 Calvery Road, Tumbridge Wells, Kent TN1 2UN, UK
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Asco Industries-CREAS (Research Centre), Metallurgy, BP 70045, 57301 Hagondange Cedex, France
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Academic Editor: Isabel Gutierrez
Received: 29 March 2016 / Revised: 22 May 2016 / Accepted: 26 May 2016 / Published: 30 May 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Microalloyed Steel)
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Abstract

In the present work the influence of vanadium on the hardenability and the bainitic transformation of a medium carbon steel is analyzed. While V in solid solution enhances the former, it hardly affects bainitic transformation. The results also reveal an unexpected result, an increase of the prior austenite grain size as the V content increases. View Full-Text
Keywords: vanadium; forging; medium carbon; bainite; hardenability vanadium; forging; medium carbon; bainite; hardenability
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Garcia-Mateo, C.; Morales-Rivas, L.; Caballero, F.G.; Milbourn, D.; Sourmail, T. Vanadium Effect on a Medium Carbon Forging Steel. Metals 2016, 6, 130.

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