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Crystals 2018, 8(12), 474;

Variant Selection in Fe-20Ni-1.8C under Bending

Laboratory of Thermomechanical Metallurgy-PX Group Chair, Institute of materials, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, 2000 Neuchâtel, Switzerland
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Received: 15 November 2018 / Revised: 12 December 2018 / Accepted: 13 December 2018 / Published: 18 December 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Microstructures and Properties of Martensitic Materials)
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Variant selection is commonly observed in martensitic steels when a stress is applied to the material during transformation. Classically, the selection phenomenon is modelled considering the work of the shape strain in the applied stress field. This shape strain is generally calculated by using the Phenomenological Theory of the Martensite Crystallography (PTMC). In the present study, we studied the martensitic transformation occurring in a Fe-20wt%Ni-1.8wt%C alloy transformed while loaded in four-point bending. A significant variant selection is observed, but surprisingly its nature cannot be explained by the classical approach. A crystallography-based empirical model which accounts for the experimental results is proposed instead. View Full-Text
Keywords: martensite; variant selection; PTMC martensite; variant selection; PTMC

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Baur, A.P.; Cayron, C.; Logé, R.E. Variant Selection in Fe-20Ni-1.8C under Bending. Crystals 2018, 8, 474.

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