• Modeling of austenite to ferrite transformation

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      Model; phase transformation; steel; austenite; ferrite; kinetics.

    • Abstract


      In this research, an algorithm based on the 𝑄-state Potts model is presented for modeling the austenite to ferrite transformation. In the algorithm, it is possible to exactly track boundary migration of the phase formed during transformation. In the algorithm, effects of changes in chemical free energy, strain free energy and interfacial energies of austenite–austenite, ferrite–ferrite and austenite–ferrite during transformation are considered. From the algorithm, the kinetics of transformation and mean ferrite grain size for different cooling rates are calculated. It is found that there is a good agreement between the calculated and experimental results.

    • Author Affiliations


      Mohsen Kazeminezhad1

      1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Azadi Avenue, Tehran, Iran
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