Alternatives to the Ferrite-Pearlite Microstructures

H. K. D. H. Bhadeshia


Structural steels based on a mixed microstructure of allotriomorphic ferrite and pearlite have a well-established history of cost-effectiveness and reliability. The purpose of this paper is to review the possibility of alternatives to this microstructure for large scale applications (hundreds of millions of tonnes). Controlled-rolled bainitic steels, accelerated cooled steels, ultra-low carbon bainitic steels and inoculated steels are discussed in this context.

Materials Science Forum, Vols 284-286. 1998. 39-50.

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