Document Type : Research Article


Università degli Studi di Perugia, Via G. Duranti 93, 06125 Perugia, Italy


The effect of low-alloy additions on hardenability of high strength low-C steels is reported. Various as-quenched materials with microstructures consisting of low-C (granular) bainitic, mixed bainitic/martensitic and fully martensitic microstructures were produced. Results show that for a given cooling rate, an increase of austenite grain size (AGS) and of Mo and Cr contents decreases the transformation temperatures and promotes martensite formation. Copyright © 2017 VBRI Press.


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