Prediction of martensite start temperature of power plant steels

T. Cool and H. K. D. H. Bhadeshia


Many essential properties of iron alloys depend on what actually happens when Steels used in the construction of modern power plant contain relatively large concentrations of alloying elements. The martensite start temperature of such steels is important during fabrication, and can not be estimated using conventional empirical methods. It is demonstrated in the present paper that a recent theory due to Ghosh and Olson can be applied to predict both published and new experimental data on the martensite transformation temperatures of power plant steels. However, the method should not be used in circumstances where the steels contain delta ferrite or undissolved carbides before transformation.

MATERIALS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 1996, Vol.12, No.1, pp.40-44.

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