2004 Volume 44 Issue 5 Pages 927-934
The manganese contents of the dual phase steels with transformation induced plasticity characteristics are reasonably high. Efforts have been made to study the role of manganese in making stable austenite. The effect of the varying holding time at different intercritical annealing temperatures on the formation of manganese enriched austenite by a competitive process have been studied. The effect of manganese partitioned austenite so produced on the TRIP behaviour of the steel has also been studied through processing structure property correlation. It is seen that manganese enrichment in retained austenite depends on the time and temperature of intercritical annealing.