Widmanstatten Structure of Carbon Steels
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The effect of the main factors responsible for the formation of Widmanstatten structure in steel, i.e., the size of austenite grains, the cooling rate, and the chemical composition, is investigated. A generalizing diagram illustrating the susceptibility of steels to formation of Widmanstatten structure is presented as a function of their place in the Fe – C phase diagram. The mechanism of crystallization of Widmanstatten structures is considered.
KeywordsCrystallization Austenite Phase Diagram Cool Rate Carbon Steel
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