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Chemically Patterned Steels

posted on 2023-03-16, 01:35 authored by Xiaohang Weng

A new type of microstructure design concept for high strength steels, consisting of a nanolaminate of martensite and austenite, was recently demonstrated using an approach termed ‘chemical patterning’. The chemically-patterned steels can generate an excellent combination of ultimate tensile strength and total elongation. This thesis involves both experiments and simulations to develop an in-depth understanding of the chemically-patterned steels from many aspects including the heat treatment, the tensile response, the wear behaviour, the new alloy design etc.


Campus location


Principal supervisor

Christopher Ross Hutchinson

Additional supervisor 1

Matthew Barnett

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Materials Science and Engineering

Additional Institution or Organisation

ARC Training Centre in Alloy Innovation for Mining Efficiency (Deakin University)


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Engineering