Temperature cycling and the rate of the bainite transformation

H. S. Hasan, M. Peet, H. K. D. H. Bhadeshia, S. Wood and E. Booth

Materials Science and Technology Vol. 26, 2010, 453-456.

DOI: 10.1179/174328409X399029


The possibility that the thermal cycling of supercooled austenite, within the bainite transformation range, accelerates the kinetics of decomposition, is investigated both by analysing previous work and by conducting a series of new experiments. The cyclic variations in temperature do not seem to anomalously affect the rate of transformation.