The role of the divorced eutectoid transformation in the spheroidization of 52100 steel

@article{Verhoeven2000TheRO,
  title={The role of the divorced eutectoid transformation in the spheroidization of 52100 steel},
  author={John D. Verhoeven},
  journal={Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A},
  year={2000},
  volume={31},
  pages={2431-2438}
}
Austenite containing fine particles of carbides may undergo the eutectoid transformation by either the pearlite reaction or the divorced eutectoid transformation (DET) reaction. The latter reaction automatically produces a spheroidized structure, while the pearlite reaction produces a structure that resists spheroidization. This study has evaluated the heat treatment conditions that promote the DET in 52100 steel. The results show that the DET is dominant over the pearlite reaction for… CONTINUE READING