Internal stresses in an austenoferritic duplex stainless steel

B. Verhaeghe, Y. Brechet, F. Louchet, J. P. Massoud, D. Touzeau

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Austenoferritic duplex steels possess microstructures containing comparable volume fractions of hard and soft phases which are bipercolated. They are therefore liable to develop large internal stresses during straining. The evolution and the relaxation of these stresses and the occurrence of damage are characterized using Bausehinger tests. Thermally aged and non-aged material behaviour are compared. Plastic flow in the hard phase is shown to be significantly efficient in releaving these internal stresses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-56
Number of pages10
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (A) - Applied Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1996
Externally publishedYes

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