Precipitation hardening in 350 grade maraging steel

Viswanathan, U. K. ; Dey, G. K. ; Asundi, M. K. (1993) Precipitation hardening in 350 grade maraging steel Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 24 (11). pp. 2429-2442. ISSN 1073-5623

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Evolution of microstructure in a 350 grade commercial maraging steel has been examined. In the earlier stages of aging, the strengthening phases are formed by the heterogeneous precipitation, and these phases have been identified as intermetallic compounds of the Ni3 (Ti, Mo) and Fe2Mo types. The kinetics of precipitation are studied in terms of the activation energy by carrying out isothermal hardness measurements of aged material. The mechanical properties in the peak-aged and overaged conditions were evaluated and the flow behavior examined. The overaging behavior of the steel has been studied and the formation of austenite of different morphologies identified. The crystallography of the austenite has been examined in detail. From the microstructural examination of peak-aged and deformed samples, it could be inferred that the dislocation-precipitate interaction is by precipitate shearing. Increased work hardening of the material in the overaged condition was suggestive of looping of precipitates by dislocations.

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