Precipitation kinetics of NbC in ferrite of a Nb microalloyed steel

Y. H. Choi, H. C. Shin, C. S. Choi, Y. K. Lee

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The precipitation kinetics of NbC in ferrite matrix of a Nb microalloyed steel was investigated experimentally and numerically. The change in electrical resistivity due to NbC precipitation was measured at different constant temperatures as a function of holding time and was converted to the precipitation kinetics of NbC using a lever rule. The precipitation kinetics was compared with a classical nucleation and growth model and with the hardness. There is a good match among the calculated and measured precipitation kinetics of NbC and the hardness. The numerical and experimental results have been used to construct a precipitation-temperature-time diagram of NbC in ferrite matrix of the Nb microalloyed steel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)563-570
Number of pages8
JournalJournal De Physique. IV : JP
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventICTPMCS: 2nd International Conference on Thermal Process Modelling and Computer Simulation - Nancy, France
Duration: 2003 Mar 312003 Apr 2

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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