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A Kaijalainen et al 2019 J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 1270 012035.

Comparison between experimental data and a cellular automata simulation of martensite formation during cooling

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Author: Kaijalainen, A1; Seppälä, O1; Javaheri, V1;
Organizations: 1Materials and Mechanical Engineering, Centre for Advanced Steels Research, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
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Version: published version
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Language: English
Published: IOP Publishing, 2019
Publish Date: 2019-08-19


Computer simulations of steel microstructural development provide a powerful tool, which can form the basis of mechanical property predictions. However, in order to create detailed understanding of the factors affecting the properties, the model should predict microstructural evolution during cooling. The present study compares the results of cellular automata simulations with experimental data for two distinct austenite conditions, recrystallized and deformed. Detailed microstructural features were studied using a laser scanning confocal microscope, FESEM and FESEM-EBSD. The two-dimensional cellular automata (CA) model for simulating the formation of lath martensite was parameterized using fitted Johnson-Mehl-Avrami-Kolmogorov and Koistinen-Marburger equations. The parent austenite microstructure for the CA model was determined from the final martensitic microstructure using austenite grain reconstructions based on the use of MATLAB software and the MTEX toolbox. The results of this cellular automata simulation can be used to estimate the shapes and sizes of martensite blocks, which offers new possibilities for the qualitative estimation of the mechanical properties of high-strength steels formed from recrystallized or deformed austenite.

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Series: Journal of physics. Conference series
ISSN: 1742-6588
ISSN-E: 1742-6596
ISSN-L: 1742-6588
Volume: 1270
Article number: 012035
DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/1270/1/012035
Host publication: 7th International Conference on Recrystallization and Grain Growth, 4–9 August 2019, Ghent, Belgium
Conference: International Conference on Recrystallization and Grain Growth
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 216 Materials engineering
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