Austenite Grain Size and the Martensite-Start Temperature

Hong-Seok Yang and H. K. D. H. Bhadeshia


New experimental evidence is obtained to confirm the dependence of the martensite-start temperature on the austenite grain size. The Fisher model for the geometrical partitioning of austenite grains by plates of martensite is used here to develop a theory to explain the observations, based on the ability to detect transformation as a function of the austenite grain size. The relationship derived has been tested on a range of published data.

Scripta Materialia, Vol. 60, 2009, 493-495.

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