Tensile properties of quenched and tempered martensitic alloys EP-823, HT-9, and 422 were evaluated at temperatures ranging from ambient to 600 °C as a function of three different tempering times. The results indicated that the yield strength, ultimate tensile strength, and the failure strength were gradually reduced with increasing temperature. The ductility parameters were enhanced at elevated temperatures due to increased plastic flow. However, the tempering time did not significantly influence these properties. The evaluation of the fracture surfaces by scanning electron microscopy revealed reduced cracking and dimpled microstructures, indicating enhanced ductility at higher testing temperatures.
Materials Science and Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | Mechanics of Materials | Metallurgy
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Roy, A. K.,
Kukatla, S. R.,
Potluri, V. N.,
Tensile Properties of Martensitic Stainless Steels at Elevated Temperatures.
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