Effect of strain rate, adiabatic heating and phase transformation phenomena on the mechanical behaviour of stainless steel

A. Andrade-Campos, F. Teixeira-Dias, J.J. Grácio, U. Krupp, F. Barlat, E.F. Rauch

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Abstract

The influence of strain rate on the stress-strain behaviour of an AISI 304 austenitic stainless steel sample was investigated. For this purpose, uniaxial tensile tests were performed at room temperature for different strain rates. Microstructural measurements of transformed martensitic phase as a function of plastic strain, and thermal analyses of the specimens were carried out as well. It was found that increasing the strain rate from 10 to 10 s leads to a 25% improvement in uniform elongation. Moreover, a 'curve-crossing' phenomenon was observed for the hardening behaviour measured at different strain rates. These results were rationalized in terms of martensitic phase transformation suppressed by a temperature increase in the specimens deformed with high strain rates.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283-297
Number of pages15
JournalStrain
Volume46
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2010

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