Stress-assisted isothermal martensitic transformation: Application to TRIP steels

G. B. Olson*, Morris Cohen

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Low-temperature plastic flow in TRIP steels has been found to be controlled by stress-assisted isothermal martensitic transformation. For these conditions, the thermodynamics and kinetic theory of martensitic transformations leads directly to constitutive relations predicting the dependence of flow stress on temperature, strain, strain-rate, and stress-state, consistent with the observed behavior of TRIP steels. Guidelines are obtained for the control of temperature sensitivity, σ -e{open} curve shape, and stress-state effects to achieve novel mechanical properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1907-1914
Number of pages8
JournalMetallurgical Transactions A
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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