Effect of martensite fraction on tensile properties of dual-phase steels

Kohei Hasegawa, Yuki Toji, Hidekazu Minami, Hiroshi Ikeda, Tatsuya Morikawa, Kenji Higashida

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    Effects of martensite fraction on tensile properties and inhomogeneous deformation of microstructures in dual-phase steels have been investigated by TEM, SEM-EBSD and strain mapping using high-precision grid markers drawn by electron beam lithography. As is well known, when volume fraction of martensite is increased from 25% to 75%, yield and tensile strengths markedly increase while elongation decreases. It was found by EBSD that the average value of kernel average misorientation in ferrite increase with martensite fraction. Strain mapping using the marker method showed that both equivalent plastic strains of ferrite and martensite increase with martensite fraction, where it is to be noted that the strain increase of martensite is larger than that of ferrite, suggesting that the stress redistribution between ferrite and martensite is enhanced with increasing the martensite fraction.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)320-327
    Number of pages8
    JournalTetsu-To-Hagane/Journal of the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
    • Metals and Alloys
    • Materials Chemistry


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