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The effect of heat treatment on the mechanical properties of modified stainless steels

Metalozn. obrobka met., 2022, vol. 28 (102), 45-51

Aftandiliants Y.G., Doctor of Technical Science, Professor, Head of Department, aftyev@yahoo.com, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5864-9855

National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv

UDC 621.746.68:669.15’26:621.785.5
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The paper presents the results of the study of the influence of structure on the mechanical properties of microalloyed and modified austenitic stainless steels.
It is shown that the mechanical properties of cast austenitic stainless steels with a probability of 95 % and an error of 0.46 to 13.2 % are determined by such structural parameters as austenite grain size, carbide phase and ferrite content in austenite after quenching, quantity, size and distance between oxide, titanium sulfides and carbonitrides particles.
Mathematical models of the structure influence on the yield strength, reduction of area and toughness of stainless steels are built.
The structure parameter effectiveness is shown and it is shown that to increase the efficiency of strength, reduction of area and toughness of stainless steels at normal temperature structural factors affect in the following sequence: austenite grain size, volume fraction, size and distribution of titanium carbonitrides and sulfides, the total quantity of non-metallic inclusions, carbides and ferrite in austenite after hardening of stainless steel, as well as the volume fraction, size and distribution of oxide inclusions.
Keywords: steel, structure, mechanical properties, strength, ductility, toughness.


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