Multiscale modeling of tempering of AISI H13 hot-work tool steel - Part 1: Prediction of microstructure evolution and coupling with mechanical properties

Eser A., Broeckmann C., Simsir C.

COMPUTATIONAL MATERIALS SCIENCE, cilt.113, ss.280-291, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 113
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.commatsci.2015.11.020
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.280-291


In the first part of this two part study, the mechanical properties necessary for the simulation of tempering of an AISI H13 (DIN 1.2344, X40CrMoV5-1) tool steel was derived using physically based precipitation simulations and microstructure-property relationships. For this purpose, the precipitation of fine carbides were simulated using a thermo-kinetic software which allows prediction of the evolution of precipitation/dissolution reactions and the particle sizes. Then, those microstructural findings were coupled with physically based microstructure-property models to predict the yield stress, flow curve and creep properties. The predicted mechanical properties were verified with corresponding experiments and a good agreement was found. In the second part of this study, those properties were coupled with a Finite Element (FE) model in order to predict the relaxation of internal stresses and the evolution of deformations at the macroscopic scale. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.