Constitutive relationship modeling and characterization of flow behavior under hot working for Fe–Cr–Ni–W–Cu–Co super-austenitic stainless steel

Li Chih Yang, Yeong Tsuen Pan, In Gann Chen, Dong Yih Lin

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Abstract

The hot deformation behavior of a Fe–22Cr–25Ni–3.5W–3Cu–1.5Co super-austenitic stainless steel was investigated using isothermal compression tests with a wide range of temperatures (1173–1373 K) and strain rates (0.1–10 s−1). The results showed that all the flow curves gradually turned to balanced stress state without notable peak stress characteristics during the entire deformation, which indicated that the dynamic recovery behavior played a main restoration mechanism in the steel. Modeling constitutive equations relating to the temperature, strain rate and flow stress were proposed to determine the materials constants and activation energy necessary for deformation. In order to give the precise predicted values of the flow behavior, the influence of strain was identified using polynomial functions. The relationship of flow stress, temperature and strain rate was represented by the Zener-Hollomon parameter including the Arrhenius term. The predicted results validated that the developed constitutive equations can describe high temperature flow behavior well. Furthermore, a modified Zener-Hollomon parameter map of the studied steel was developed to clarify the restoration mechanism based on the constitutive modeling data and microstructural observation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1717-1731
Number of pages15
JournalMetals
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Sep 18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)

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