Rückumgewandelter Austenit in Maraging Stählen

Translated title of the contribution: Reverted austenite in maraging steels

Matthias Nöhrer

Research output: ThesisDiploma Thesis

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Abstract

Maraging steels are high-alloyed steels with high strength, good ductility and a good corrosion resistance. Because of their combination of high strength and good toughness, the application areas of these steels are the aircraft industry and the are also used for plastic mould. These kinds of steels are low carbon steels, which obtain their high strength by the formation of intermetallic precipitates in an iron-nickel-matrix. The formation of so-called reverted austenite leads to an improved toughness. To get an optimal ratio between strength and toughness it is important to know the processes during heat treatments which control these properties. In this work the formation process, the morphology, the chemical composition and the orientation of reverted austenite are investigated. To specify the controlling process of the formation of reverted austenite, its activation energy was determined. For the examination of the morphology, the chemical composition and the orientation relationship transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) were used. Another part of this work was to determine the amount of retained austenite on solution heat treatment temperature and time to be able to select proper heat treatments for industrial applications.
Translated title of the contributionReverted austenite in maraging steels
Original languageGerman
QualificationDipl.-Ing.
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Leitner, Harald, Co-Supervisor (internal)
  • Clemens, Helmut, Supervisor (internal)
Award date18 Dec 2009
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Keywords

  • maraging steel reverted austenite TEM XRD EDS

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