Prediction of mechanical properties of Fe–Cr–Mo sintered steel in relationship with microstructure
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2012

The contribution deals with the evaluation of required thermodynamic conditions for proper sintering and prediction of tensile and yield strength of Cr–Mo-pre-alloyed sintered steel. The material used in experiment was Fe–1.5 Cr–0.2 Mo pre-alloyed water atomised steel powder with addition 0.3–0.7% of graphite. Three different sintering routes were used applying sintering at 1180 and 1250 °C for 40 and 60 min in 10%H2 + 90%N2 atmosphere of different purity. The influence of sintering conditions on the microstructure and mechanical properties of sintered Fe–1.5Cr–0.2Mo–(0.3–0.7)C steels is analyzed and mechanical properties are predicted. Results indicate that very accurate prediction of mechanical properties can be achieved for sintered steel with bainitic microstructure (higher carbon content) and higher differences were obtained for ferritic–pearlitic microstructures. High sensitivity of mechanical properties on sintering atmosphere purity for chromium prealloyed powder steel was identified. Required sintering atmosphere composition and purity for successful sintering of studied material were evaluated.

powder metallurgy


particulates and powders


Lucia Ciripova

Slovak Academy of Sciences

Eduard Hryha

Chalmers, Material- och tillverkningsteknik, Yt- och mikrostrukturteknik

Eva Dudrova

Slovak Academy of Sciences

Anna Vyrostkova

Slovak Academy of Sciences

Materials and Design

1873-4197 (eISSN)

Vol. 35 1 619-625


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