Thermomechanical Processing of TRIP-assisted Multiphase Steels
TRIP-assisted multiphase steels exhibit an excellent balance of strength and ductility, which makes them very attractive for the automotive industry. These remarkable mechanical properties can be attributed mainly to the continuous transformation of retained austenite into martensite during straining (TRansformation Induced Plasticity). The aim of this thesis was to clarify the interaction between the hot rolling conditions, the formation of microstructure, and the resulting mechanical properties. Various rolling simulation techniques were employed to determine how the composite microstructure is formed during the various steps of multi-stage thermomechanical processing. The interaction between deformation and phase transformation is highlighted, particularly from the viewpoint of the transformation texture.
School:Université catholique de Louvain
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:microtexture microstructure mechanical properties trip steels
Date of Publication:04/27/2003