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Modelling the formation of detrimental phases in cemented carbides


Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) has proved to be an efficient tool for understanding the process-structure–property relationships and helping us to design materials. For instance, in cemented carbides manufacturing, one of the most critical parameters is the C-window. It is defined as the C content range for which phases detrimental to the mechanical properties are avoided. This processing window has been traditionally defined using applied thermodynamics methods. However, the deviation between equilibrium calculations and real manufacturing conditions requires big additional empirical efforts to precisely define the C-window. In this work, an ICME-based approach is proposed to redefine the processability limits of cemented carbides taking the cooling rate and the material’s initial powder size into consideration. The method relies on the interactive coupling of several adapted models and tools, to not only set the processability boundaries, but also to study the complex mechanisms interplay happening along microstructural evolution. A better understanding of these underlaying mechanisms leads to new inputs that can be used in the design of cemented carbides. In this regard, it is observed that faster cooling rates or coarser WC grades could be effectively used to prevent nucleation of the detrimental phases enlarging the C-window towards lower C contents.

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hal-04042250 , version 1 (23-03-2023)



Victor Lamelas, Manon Rolland, Martin Walbrühl, Annika Borgenstam. Modelling the formation of detrimental phases in cemented carbides. Materials & Design, 2023, Materials & Design, 228 (111823), ⟨10.1016/j.matdes.2023.111823⟩. ⟨hal-04042250⟩
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