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Effect of semi-solid heat treatment on elevated temperature plasticity of 304L stainless steel

Samantaray, Dipti and Borah, Utpal and Bhaduri, AK and Dutta, Pradip (2015) Effect of semi-solid heat treatment on elevated temperature plasticity of 304L stainless steel. In: JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE, 51 (9). pp. 4306-4319.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10853-016-9740-y

Abstract

The present work explores the potential of semi-solid heat treatment technique by elucidating its effect on the plastic behavior of 304L SS in hot working domain. To accomplish this objective, hot isothermal compression tests on 304L SS specimens with semi-solid heat treatment and conventional annealing heat treatment have been carried out within a temperature range of 1273-1473 K and strain rates ranging from 0.01 to 1 s(-1). The dynamic flow behavior of this steel in its conventional heat-treated condition and semi-solid heat-treated condition has been characterized in terms of strain hardening, temperature softening, strain rate hardening, and dynamic flow softening. Extensive microstructural investigation has been carried out to corroborate the results obtained from the analysis of flow behavior. Detailed analysis of the results demonstrates that semi-solid heat treatment moderates work hardening, strain rate hardening, and temperature sensitivity of 304L SS, which is favorable for hot deformation. The post-deformation hardness values of semi-solid heat-treated steel and conventionally heat-treated steel were found to remain similar despite the pre-deformation heat treatment conditions. The results obtained demonstrate the potential of semi-solid heat treatment as a pre-deformation heat treatment step to effectively reduce the strength of the material to facilitate easier deformation without affecting the post-deformation properties of the steel.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
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Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2016 04:08
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 04:08
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/53439

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