Microstructure-mechanical properties relationships for quenching and partitioning (Q&P) processed steel

Eun Jung Seo, Lawrence Cho, Yuri Estrin, Bruno C. De Cooman

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The quenching and partitioning (Q&P) processing of advanced high strength steels has been shown to result in a distinct improvement of their strength and ductility. The selection of the quench temperature during Q&P processing makes it possible to obtain a wide range of mechanical properties for the final martensite-austenite microstructures. In the present study, a physically-based model describing the relationship between the microstructure and the mechanical properties of Q&P processed steels is developed. The model is applied to the mechanical properties of a Q&P processed medium Mn steel.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)124-139
Number of pages16
JournalActa Materialia
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2016


  • Quenching and partitioning (Q&P)
  • Medium Mn steel
  • Modeling
  • Mechanical properties
  • Atom probe tomography

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