Effect of vanadium addition on the microstructure and mechanical properties of low carbon micro-alloyed powder metallurgy steels

Erden M. A. , Gunduz S. , Karabulut H., Karabuk K., Turkmen M.

MATERIALS TESTING, cilt.58, ss.433-437, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 58 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3139/120.110875
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.433-437


In the present experimental work, the effects of vanadium additions on the microstructures and mechanical properties of powder metallurgy (PM) steel and microalloyed powder metallurgy (PM) steels were investigated. The microstructures of the PM steel and microalloyed PM steels were characterized by optic microscope, SEM and EDS. Experimental results showed that vanadium microalloyed steels can be produced by PM technology. The addition of vanadium limits grain growth during austenitization prior to air cooling and increases the strength in the sintered conditions. By limiting austenite grain growth, the precipitates result in significant improvement in strength.