INFLUENCE OF RARE-EARTH ON THE MICROSTRUCTURE AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF HIGH MANGANESE STEEL UNDER IMPACT LOAD
Keywords:austenite nanoparticles, rare earth, grain size, subzero temperature
In this paper, the influence of rare earth (RE) on the microstructure and mechanical properties of austenitic high manganese steel (HMnS) Mn15Cr2V were investigated. The results showed that the microstructure, hardness and impact strength of RE modification sample is finer and better than non-modified sample. Under the effect of impact load, the hardness and the depth of the work-hardening layer of the modified steel was higher than that of the non-modified steel, thereby, the value of microhardness in the surface of the modified sample was 420 HV while it was only 395 HV in the non-modified sample. The value of the impact strength of the modified sample was up to 132 J/cm2 compared to the non-modified sample is only 115 J/cm2. Moreover, after impact load, the austenite nanoparticles had been found out on the surface of this steel, this is the cause of the increasing of mechanical properties in this steel.