Effect of EAM pulsed current on 1450 MPA martensitic steel

Megan A. Lobdell, John T. Roth, Chetan P. Nikhare, Dennie Parsons, Dae Ho Yang, Hyun Woo Lee, Sung Tae Hong

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Abstract

Martensitic steel is often used to fabricate parts that require high tensile strength. However, this quality, and the material's low ductility, requires manufacturing equipment with higher tonnage capacity. This paper explores a potential way to reduce the tonnage requirement by temporarily reducing the steel's required flow stress. Previous studies with other metals have shown that using a pulsed electric current will provide lower strength, as well as, an increase in ductility, without the sensitivity to temperature that heat treating has. This project investigates how martensitic steel reacts to pulsing electric current in terms of the tensile strength and elongation. The project consists of two studies. First, where the parameters considered were current density (CD), pulse duration (PD), pulse period (PP), and pressurized air (PA). Second is a series of tests where current duration was based off the material's strength. The results from the first study show that the electricity can increase the material's achievable elongation; the second study achieved reducing and limiting the material's strength.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME 2014 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2014 Collocated with the JSME 2014 International Conference on Materials and Processing and the 42nd North American Manufacturing Research Conference
PublisherWeb Portal ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791845813
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
EventASME 2014 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2014 Collocated with the JSME 2014 International Conference on Materials and Processing and the 42nd North American Manufacturing Research Conference - Detroit, United States
Duration: Jun 9 2014Jun 13 2014

Publication series

NameASME 2014 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2014 Collocated with the JSME 2014 International Conference on Materials and Processing and the 42nd North American Manufacturing Research Conference
Volume2

Other

OtherASME 2014 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2014 Collocated with the JSME 2014 International Conference on Materials and Processing and the 42nd North American Manufacturing Research Conference
CountryUnited States
CityDetroit
Period6/9/146/13/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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