The morphology of lath martensite: a new perspective

Koumatos, Konstantinos and Muehlemann, Anton (2015) The morphology of lath martensite: a new perspective. MATEC Web of Conferences, 33. 07003. ISSN 2261-236X

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A mathematical framework is proposed to predict the features of the (5 5 7) lath transformation in low-carbon steels based on energy minimisation. This theory generates a one-parameter family of possible habit plane normals and a selection mechanism then identifies the (5 5 7) normals as those arising from a deformation with small atomic movement and maximal compatibility. While the calculations bear some resemblance to those of double shear theories, the assumptions and conclusions are different. Interestingly, the predicted microstructure morphology resembles that of plate martensite, in the sense that a type of twinning mechanism is involved.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Mathematics
Research Centres and Groups: Analysis and Partial Differential Equations Research Group
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Q Science > QC Physics > QC0120 Descriptive and experimental mechanics
Depositing User: Konstantinos Koumatos
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2017 14:55
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2017 05:08

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