Microalloyed Engineering Steels with Improved Performance - an Overview

  title={Microalloyed Engineering Steels with Improved Performance - an Overview},
  author={Wolfgang Bleck and Markus Bambach and Vera Wirths and Andreas Stieben},
Abstract Microalloying elements are added to a wide range of steels for improving microstructure, properties, processing or general performance. A survey is given on the various reasons for microalloying of engineering steels. In case hardening steels microalloying improves toughness and fatigue properties mainly due to a smaller and more homogeneous prior austenite grain size. In forging steels, microalloying controls the phase transformation during cooling after forging enabling shorter… CONTINUE READING