1969-02-01

Properties and Applications of Low Carbon Martensitic Steel Sheets 690263

The mechanical properties and microstructures of low carbon alloy-free martensites are discussed as well as engineering aspects such as joining techniques, fatigue, protection from corrosion, and forming practice.
With the properties that have been developed, it is shown that the low carbon martensitic steels can compete with high carbon quenched and tempered or austempered steels as well as such high priced materials as aluminum, titanium, and stainless steel. Similarly, the relatively low cost of low carbon martensitic steels, plus their high strength to weight ratio, makes these steels potential substitutes for plastics and fiber glass. Crash bars, welded tubing, fasteners, small spring-type parts, and corrugated panels are discussed as applications and supporting data are presented.

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