Direct observations of the formation and growth of austenite from pearlite and allotriomorphic ferrite in a C-Mn steel arc weld

T. A. Palmer, J. W. Elmer

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The formation and homogenization of austenite from ferrite and pearlite are directly observed in the heat affected zone of a 1045 C-Mn steel arc weld. With rapid heating, cementite does not completely dissolve before the base metal ferrite is transformed, and a second austenite constituent forms. These two austenite constituents exist up to 1400 °C before a single homogeneous austenite phase is produced.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)535-540
Number of pages6
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2005


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys

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