Precipitation hardening behavior of v and/or Cu bearing middle carbon steels

Yuuki Murase, Naoyuki Iwasa, Yoshito Takemoto, Takehide Senuma

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Abstract

Synopsis : In this study, the precipitation hardening behavior of middle carbon steels with single and multiple additions of 0.3mass%V and 2mass%Cu has been investigated. The precipitation treatment was carried out isothermally at 550°C, 600°C and 650°C. In the 0.3mass%V bearing steel, precipitation hardening was observed at 600°C and 650°C while no significant increase in hardness was observed at 550°C. When 2mass% Cu was added to the 0.3mass%V bearing steel, the hardness attributed to the precipitation hardening of Cu was added to that attributed to the precipitation hardening of VC in the cases of 600°C and 650°C. In the case of 550°C, the V addition into the Cu bearing steel markedly increased the hardness although the precipitation hardening of VC was hardly observed in the 0.3mass%V bearing steel. In the paper, the different precipitation hardening behavior of the three steels is discussed in detail in consideration of the observed precipitation behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)669-675
Number of pages7
JournalTetsu-To-Hagane/Journal of the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan
Volume99
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 18 2013

Keywords

  • High strength steel
  • Hot forging
  • Interphase precipitation
  • Middle carbon steel
  • Precipitation
  • Precipitation hardening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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