Modelling recovery kinetics in high-strength martensitic steels

B.N. Kim Lee, D. San-Martin, P. E.J. Rivera-Díaz-del-Castillo

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The decrease in dislocation density and hence the high strength loss can be modelled during martensite tempering as a recovery process. In this work, an innovative approach is presented to understand the role of silicon associated with the inhibition of the recovery rate. A phenomenological model is presented, where a combination of cross-slip and solute drag is identified as the main governing mechanism for recovery up to 450 (Formula presented.) C, from where it is postulated that recrystallisation occurs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)280-286
JournalPhilosophical Magazine Letters: structure and properties of condensed matter
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • cross-slip
  • dislocations
  • microstructural characterisation
  • Recovery
  • solute drag
  • tempered martensite

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