Molecular dynamics simulations have been used to study the effect of fcc/bcc interfaces in the Nishiyama-Wasserman (N-W) orientation relationship on the fcc-to-bcc transformation at 300 K in pure iron. Simulations show the growth of the original bcc phase present in the initial configuration as well as the nucleation and growth of new bcc grains in the original fcc phase. During growth, heterogeneous and homogenous bcc nuclei both pin the propagation of the original bcc/fcc interface. In some locations, neighboring newly-nucleated bcc plates merge into a single bcc grain. The fcc phase transforms to bcc by a predominantly martensitic mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPTM 2015 - Proceedings of the International Conference on Solid-Solid Phase Transformations in Inorganic Materials 2015
EditorsL.-Q. Chen, M. Militzer, G. Botton et al
PublisherInternational Conference on Solid-Solid Phase Transformations in Inorganic Materials 2015
Pages817-824
ISBN (Electronic)9780692437360
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventInternational Conference on Solid-Solid Phase Transformations in Inorganic Materials 2015, PTM 2015 - Whistler, Canada
Duration: 28 Jun 20153 Jul 2015

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Solid-Solid Phase Transformations in Inorganic Materials 2015, PTM 2015
Abbreviated titlePTM 2015
CountryCanada
CityWhistler
Period28/06/153/07/15

    Research areas

  • Martensite, Molecular dynamics, Phase transformation

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