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Thermodynamic Analysis of Precipitation Process of MX-type Phases in High Strength Low Alloy Steels
Marek Opiela 1  
 
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Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Silesian University of Technology, ul. Konarskiego 18A, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland
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Marek Opiela   

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Silesian University of Technology, ul. Konarskiego 18A, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland
Publication date: 2021-06-01
 
Adv. Sci. Technol. Res. J. 2021; 15(2):90–100
 
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The paper presents the results of thermodynamic analysis of precipitation process of MX-type interstitial phases in austenite. The subject of the investigation were two newly developed high strength low alloy microalloyed steels with similar concentration of C and N and with diversified amount of Nb, Ti and V microadditions. Thermodynamic analysis of the state of phase equilibrium of structural constituents, taking into consideration the austenite of investigated microalloyed steels, was mainly focused on analytic calculations of chemical composition of austenite and the content and chemical composition of potential MX-type interstitial phases (M – metal, X – metalloid) as a function of heating or cooling temperature. The analysis of precipitation process of complex carbonitrides in austenite under thermodynamic equilibrium conditions has allowed to define stoichiometric compositions of carbonitrides as a function of temperature along with determination of their volume portion. This study was based on the model proposed by Hillert and Staffanson, which was subsequently developed by Adrian. The results of performed investigation can be used to develop the appropriate parameters of thermomechanical treatment of metallurgical products from the tested HSLA-type steels.