Time: 4:30 p.m.
Place: Seminar room 0.08
Sybrand van der Zwaag, Department of aerospace structures and materials, TU Delft, Delft, The Netherlands
Steel remains our principal metallic construction material because of its potential to change its microstructure (and hence, properties) over wide ranges by tailoring the solid-state decomposition of the high temperature austenitic phase. In this talk the results of well controlled experiments on the decomposition of austenite at high, low and intermediate temperatures will be presented. The experimental results are supported by relatively simple models but aim to trigger the development of more sophisticated models.