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, vol.113, pp.280-291, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 113
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.commatsci.2015.11.020
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.280-291
  • Keywords: Tempering Multiscale modeling, Precipitation simulation, Microstructure-property relationships, AISI H13, MULTICOMPONENT MULTIPHASE SYSTEMS, YIELD STRENGTH, PRECIPITATION, KINETICS, TEMPERATURE, VACANCIES, CARBIDES, BEHAVIOR, STRESS


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.