Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 22, Issue 5, pp 1808–1814 | Cite as

A study in the work-hardening behaviour of austenitic manganese steels

  • S. B. Sant
  • R. W. Smith


The work-hardening behaviour of Hadfield's steel and the effect of vanadium additions have been examined. At room temperature, deformation twinning plays a significant role. The rate of work-hardening was found to be sensitive to the presence of vanadium above 1 wt%. Transmission electron microscopy studies indicate that the work-hardening is due to a combination of structural defects. The mechanical behaviour of the alloys in compression can be described by a mathematical expression derived from the familiar Ludwik expression.


Polymer Electron Microscopy Transmission Electron Microscopy Manganese Vanadium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. B. Sant
    • 1
  • R. W. Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Metallurgical EngineeringQueen's UniversityKingstonOntarioCanada

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