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Effect of Tempering Temperature on the Low Temperature Impact Toughness of 42CrMo4-V Steel

by Chen Sun 1,2, Pai-Xian Fu 1,2,*, Hong-Wei Liu 1,2, Hang-Hang Liu 1,2 and Ning-Yu Du 1,2
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Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 72 Wenhua Road, Shenyang 110016, China
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School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, 72 Wenhua Road, Shenyang 110016, China
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Metals 2018, 8(4), 232; https://doi.org/10.3390/met8040232
Received: 7 March 2018 / Revised: 28 March 2018 / Accepted: 29 March 2018 / Published: 2 April 2018
Effects of tempering temperature on the microstructures and low temperature impact toughness of 42CrMo4-V steel were investigated. Microstructures of 42CrMo4-V steel after tempering at 570–720 °C for 3 h were experimentally investigated using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), electron back-scattered diffraction (EBSD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The results showed that the carbide precipitation sequence of 42CrMo4-V steel is M8C7 → M3C and the absorbed energies of 42CrMo4-V steel increase greatly from 21.7 J to 132.3 J with increasing tempering temperature from 570 °C to 720 °C. The changes of impact toughness with increasing tempering temperature were attributed to the softening of matrix, the evolution of carbide precipitates and grain structures. View Full-Text
Keywords: 42CrMo4-V steel; vanadium; tempering temperature; carbide precipitates; low temperature impact toughness 42CrMo4-V steel; vanadium; tempering temperature; carbide precipitates; low temperature impact toughness
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Sun, C.; Fu, P.-X.; Liu, H.-W.; Liu, H.-H.; Du, N.-Y. Effect of Tempering Temperature on the Low Temperature Impact Toughness of 42CrMo4-V Steel. Metals 2018, 8, 232.

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