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    • ISSN: 1793-8198 (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Mater. Mech. Manuf.
    • Frequency: Bimonthly
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJMMM
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Ian McAndrew
    • Co-editor-in-Chief: Prof. K. M. Gupta
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Prof. Ian McAndrew
Capitol Technology University, USA
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJMMM. I will do my best to work with the editorial team and help make this journal better.

IJMMM 2020 Vol.8(1): 22-26 ISSN: 1793-8198
DOI: 10.18178/ijmmm.2020.8.1.478

Effect of Hot Deformation on Impact Toughness of High Strength Steel

Sandeep Kavathekar, Vijay Hiwarkar, Vinayak Pawar and Rajkumar Singh
Abstract—High Strength steel offers good combination of strength and toughness properties. These properties of high strength steel are strongly influenced by the hot deformation and controlled cooling parameters. The hot deformation behavior of low carbon high strength steel and its effects can be entailed and detailed by the analysis of microstructural and mechanical properties. In the present study, hot deformation was carried out in the temperature range of 1060°C to 1300°C followed by natural air cooling and forced air cooling. The microstructures were characterized by Optical Microscopy (OM) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM).The mechanical behavior was investigated by hardness, tensile and Charpy V-notch impact tests. The test results indicate that, decrease in deformation temperature from 1300°C to 1060°C increases the impact strength from 13J to 31J. The microstructure evaluation shows that the toughness of the steel was enhanced by the formation of fine Bainitic sheaves and finer bainitic packets in lath-like bainitic structure at lower deformation temperature.

Index Terms—High strength steel, mechanical propoerties, toughness, bainite sheaves.

Sandeep Kavathekar is with the Kalyani Centre for Technology & Innovation (KCTI), Bharat Forge Ltd., Pune, Maharashtra, India (e-mail: sandeepkavathekar@bharatforge.com).


Cite: Sandeep Kavathekar, Vijay Hiwarkar, Vinayak Pawar and Rajkumar Singh, "Effect of Hot Deformation on Impact Toughness of High Strength Steel," International Journal of Materials, Mechanics and Manufacturing vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 22-26, 2020.

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