2012 Volume 53 Issue 9 Pages 1598-1603
On the basis of the two types of slip deformation (TTSD) model of lath martensite, the martensitic transformation was simulated in Fe–0.1 mass% C steel by an elasto-plastic phase-field method. The TTSD model allowed us to predict the total dislocations for the necessity of the formation of lath martensite, which is taken as the upper limit of dislocation density in lath martensite. The calculated dislocation density by the simulation was reasonable to be higher than the observed dislocations in value but to be the same in order. This consistence indicates that the calculation method based on the TTSD model is credible, together with the calculation of the habit plane predicted by the TTSD model.