Kinetics of martensite transformations in steels

G. B. Olson*, Z. D. Feinberg

*Corresponding author for this work

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7 Scopus citations


Dislocation theory of the mechanism and kinetics of martensitic transformation has provided a foundation for the prediction of constitutive relations for transformation plasiticity. Application to the control of stress-state dependent shaping of stress-strain behavior has demonstrated substantial improvements in uniform ductility and ductile fracture toughness. The advance of such predictive science continues to play a central role in the new enterprise of science-based materials design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPhase Transformations in Steels
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)9781845699710
StatePublished - May 2012


  • Martensitic transformation
  • Transformation kinetics
  • Transformation plasticity
  • Transformation toughening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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