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  1. Mechanical Properties of Austenitic Stainless Steel Made by Additive Manufacturing

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    Luecke, William E; Slotwinski, John A

    2014-01-01

    Using uniaxial tensile and hardness testing, we evaluated the variability and anisotropy of the mechanical properties of an austenitic stainless steel, UNS S17400, manufactured by an additive process, selective laser melting. Like wrought materials, the mechanical properties depend on the orientation introduced by the processing. The recommended stress-relief heat treatment increases the tensile strength, reduces the yield strength, and decreases the extent of the discontinuous yielding. The mechanical properties, assessed by hardness, are very uniform across the build plate, but the stress-relief heat treatment introduced a small non-uniformity that had no correlation to position on the build plate. Analysis of the mechanical property behavior resulted in four conclusions. (1) The within-build and build-to-build tensile properties of the UNS S17400 stainless steel are less repeatable than mature engineering structural alloys, but similar to other structural alloys made by additive manufacturing. (2) The anisotropy of the mechanical properties of the UNS S17400 material of this study is larger than that of mature structural alloys, but is similar to other structural alloys made by additive manufacturing. (3) The tensile mechanical properties of the UNS S17400 material fabricated by selective laser melting are very different from those of wrought, heat-treated 17-4PH stainless steel. (4) The large discontinuous yielding strain in all tests resulted from the formation and propagation of Lüders bands. PMID:26601037

  2. Tribological Properties of Stainless Steels Treated by Colossal Carbon Supersaturation

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    Qu, Jun; Blau, Peter Julian; Jolly, Brian C

    2007-01-01

    A promising, alternative surface treatment to traditional case carburizing was recently developed. It enables extremely high ('colossal') super-saturation of carbon (up to 12 at%) in austenitic stainless steel surfaces. This new treatment offers the advantage of hardening the surface while still retaining the corrosion resistance of stainless steels. In this study, the tribological properties of the colossal supersaturation carburized Type 316 stainless steel were investigated and benchmarked against non-treated steel. The carburized surfaces exhibited higher hardness, higher elastic modulus, and higher corrosion resistance to acid etching than non-treated surfaces. Hot hardness measurements were conducted and linear relations between the hardness and temperature had been observed for both treated and non-treated specimens. The friction and wear characteristics were evaluated at both room and elevated temperatures (200 and 400 oC) under non-lubricated sliding conditions (pin-on-disk). Additional room-temperature tests were performed in salt water. Improved wear-resistance was observed on the treated surfaces at all test conditions, though less benefit was observed at elevated temperatures or in salt water.

  3. Improvement in high stress abrasive wear property of steel by hardfacing

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    Kumar, S.; Mondal, D.P.; Khaira, H.K.; Jha, A.K.

    1999-12-01

    High stress abrasive wear behavior of mild steel, medium carbon steel, and hardfacing alloy has been studied to ascertain the extent of improvement in the wear properties after hardfacing of steel. High stress abrasive wear tests were carried out by sliding the specimen against the abrasive media consisting of silicon carbide particles, rigidly bonded on paper base and mounted on disk. Maximum wear was found in the case of mild steel followed by a medium carbon alloy steel and a hardfacing alloy. Different compositions of steels and constituent phases present led to different wear rates of the specimen. The extent of improvement in wear performance of steel due to hardfacing is quite appreciable (twice compared to mild steel). Microstructural examination of the wear surface has been carried out to understand the wear mechanism.

  4. Tensile Properties of Boronized N80 Steel Tube Cooled by Different Methods

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    Tian, X.; Yang, Y. L.; Sun, S. J.; An, J.; Lu, Y.; Wang, Z. G.

    2009-03-01

    The microstructures and tensile properties of boronized N80 steel pipes by pack boriding under four different cooling conditions were investigated. The boride layer was composed of FeB and Fe2B phases with a hardness range of 1200-1600 HV. Fan cooling and fan cooling with a graphite bar in the center of the boriding agent were employed to improve the tensile properties. As cooling velocity was increased, the thickness of boride layer and grain size of the steel substrate were consequently reduced, whereas the pearlite volume in steel substrate was increased, resulting in improvement of tensile properties. Boronized N80 steel pipe which was fan cooled with a graphite bar inside possessed the highest ultimate tensile strength and yield strength, in accordance with the mechanical properties required by API SPEC 5L. Fracture surface analysis revealed that the boronized N80 steel showed ductile fracture at room temperature.

  5. Improvement of Mechanical Properties of Spheroidized 1045 Steel by Induction Heat Treatment

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    Kim, Minwook; Shin, Jung-Ho; Choi, Young; Lee, Seok-Jae

    2016-01-01

    The effects of induction heat treatment on the formation of carbide particles and mechanical properties of spheroidized 1045 steel were investigated by means of microstructural analysis and tensile testing. The induction spheroidization accelerated the formation of spherical cementite particles and effectively softened the steel. The volume fraction of cementite was found to be a key factor that affected the mechanical properties of spheroidized steels. Further tests showed that sequential spheroidization by induction and furnace heat treatments enhanced elongation within a short spheroidization time, resulting in better mechanical properties. This was due to the higher volume fraction of spherical cementite particles that had less diffusion time for particle coarsening.

  6. Improvement of Mechanical Properties of Spheroidized 1045 Steel by Induction Heat Treatment

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    Kim, Minwook; Shin, Jung-Ho; Choi, Young; Lee, Seok-Jae

    2016-04-01

    The effects of induction heat treatment on the formation of carbide particles and mechanical properties of spheroidized 1045 steel were investigated by means of microstructural analysis and tensile testing. The induction spheroidization accelerated the formation of spherical cementite particles and effectively softened the steel. The volume fraction of cementite was found to be a key factor that affected the mechanical properties of spheroidized steels. Further tests showed that sequential spheroidization by induction and furnace heat treatments enhanced elongation within a short spheroidization time, resulting in better mechanical properties. This was due to the higher volume fraction of spherical cementite particles that had less diffusion time for particle coarsening.

  7. Properties of alloy steel powders produced by the method of diffusion impregnation (review)

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    Napara-Volgina, S.G.

    1985-06-01

    In their review of research on the properties of alloy steel powders produced by the method of diffusion impregnation, the authors systematize their data into three charts, one on the characteristics of charges and the recommended areas of use of powders, one on the chemical and particle size compositions and technological properties of the powders, and one on the fine crystalline structure of alloy powders of different compositions. The authors recommend the use of such powders, especially powder metallurgy constructional steels, produced by hot stamping and other methods providing high density.

  8. Modulation of dry tribological property of stainless steel by femtosecond laser surface texturing

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    Wang, Zhuo; Zhao, Quanzhong; Wang, Chengwei; Zhang, Yang

    2015-06-01

    We reported on the modification of tribological properties of stainless steel by femtosecond laser surface microstructuring. Regular arranged micro-grooved textures with different spacing were produced on the AISI 304L steel surfaces by an 800-nm femtosecond laser. The tribological properties of smooth surface and textured surface were investigated by carrying out reciprocating ball-on-flat tests against Al2O3 ceramic balls under dry friction. Results show that the spacing of micro-grooves had a significant impact on friction coefficient of textured surfaces. Furthermore, the wear behaviors of smooth and textured surface were also investigated. Femtosecond laser surface texturing had a marked potential for modulating friction and wear properties if the micro-grooves were distributed in an appropriate manner.

  9. Surface properties of low alloy steel treated by plasma nitrocarburizing prior to laser quenching process

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    Wang, Y. X.; Yan, M. F.; Li, B.; Guo, L. X.; Zhang, C. S.; Zhang, Y. X.; Bai, B.; Chen, L.; Long, Z.; Li, R. W.

    2015-04-01

    Laser quenching (LQ) technique is used as a part of duplex treatments to improve the thickness and hardness of the surface layers of steels. The present study is to investigate the surface properties of low alloy steel treated by plasma nitrocarburizing (PNC) prior to a laser quenching process (PNC+LQ). The microstructure and properties of PNC+LQ layer determined are compared with those obtained by PNC and LQ processes. OM, XRD, SEM and EDS analyses are utilized for microstructure observation, phases identification, morphology observation and chemical composition detection, respectively. Microhardness tester and pin-on-disc tribometer are used to investigate the mechanical properties of the modified layers. Laser quenching of plasma nitrocarburized (PNC+LQ) steel results in much improved thickness and hardness of the modified layer in comparison with the PNC or LQ treated specimens. The mechanism is that the introduction of trace of nitrogen decreases the eutectoid point, that is, the transformation hardened region is enlarged under the same temperature distribution. Moreover, the layer treated by PNC+LQ process exhibits enhanced wear resistance, due to the lubrication effect and optimized impact toughness, which is contributed to the formation of oxide film consisting of low nitrogen compound (FeN0.076) and iron oxidation (mainly of Fe3O4).

  10. Properties of high nitrogen steels produced by high pressure gas atomization

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    Dunning, John S.

    2000-10-01

    The production of metal powder by gas atomization typically combines melting at ambient pressure and atomization through high pressure gas jet nozzles into an atomization chamber, also at ambient pressure. To achieve high nitrogen contents, a series of Fe-Cr-Mn-Ni steels were melted under nitrogen pressures of 150 psi and atomized with nitrogen gas into an atomizing chamber held at 100 psi. A small scale atomizing unit (charge size 300 lbs) was modified to achieve the desired production characteristics. High nitrogen steels produced by high pressure gas atomization exceeded the atmospheric solubility limit of nitrogen by as much as 500% and nitrogen contents between 0.5 to 1.3 wt. pct. was achieved. Three Fe-Cr-Mn-Ni alloys each different nitrogen contents were atomized and consolidated by hot-extrusion. The microstructure and tensile properties were evaluate and correlated to conditions during atomization, extrusion and final nitrogen content.

  11. Nanostructural States and Properties of the Surfacing Formed on Steel by a Cored Wire

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    Kapralov, E. V.; Budovskikh, E. A.; Gromov, V. E.; Ivanov, Yu. F.

    2015-08-01

    Structural-phase states and mechanical properties of electric arc surfacing by an EnDOtec DO*33 cored wire on a Hardox 400 steel are investigated. Formation of the multiphase state of the surfacing represented by grains of α-iron and inclusions of carbide phases based on iron, chromium, and niobium is revealed by the methods of electron diffraction microscopy and x-ray phase analysis. The additional treatment of the surfacing by a high-intensity electron beam is performed. Mutual arrangement of the grains of α-iron and particles of carbide phases is investigated. It is found that the surfacing layer is in the elastic-stressed state formed as a result of super-high heating and cooling rates initiated by the pulsed electron beam treatment. It is shown that the microhardness of the surfaced layer remains constant with the depth down to 4 mm and exceeds by a factor of 2.4 the microhardness of the substrate; the wear resistance of the surfacing is 3 times higher than that of the steel, and the friction coefficient of the surfacing is half that of the steel.

  12. Improvement of mechanical properties on metastable stainless steels by reversion heat treatments

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    Mateo, A.; Zapata, A.; Fargas, G.

    2013-12-01

    AISI 301LN is a metastable austenitic stainless steel that offers an excellent combination of high strength and ductility. This stainless grade is currently used in applications where severe forming operations are required, such as automotive bodies. When these metastable steels are plastically deformed at room temperature, for example by cold rolling, austenite transforms to martensite and, as a result, yield strength increases but ductility is reduced. Grain refinement is the only method that allows improving strength and ductility simultaneously. Several researchers have demonstrated that fine grain AISI 301LN can be obtained by heat treatment after cold rolling. This heat treatment is called reversion because it provokes the reversion of strain induced martensite to austenite. In the present work, sheets of AISI 301LN previously subjected to 20% of cold rolling reduction were treated and a refined grain austenitic microstructure was obtained. Mechanical properties, including fatigue limit, were determined and compared with those corresponding to the steel both before and after the cold rolling.

  13. Optimizing the mechanical properties of M50NiL steel by plasma nitrocarburizing

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    Zhang, C. S.; Yan, M. F.; Sun, Z.; Wang, Y. X.; You, Y.; Bai, B.; Chen, L.; Long, Z.; Li, R. W.

    2014-10-01

    In this study, plasma nitrocarburizing at various temperatures in the range of 460-540 C were carried out on M50NiL steel in order to improve wear properties. The nitrocarburizing temperature was optimized to obtain the best wear properties. The phase composition, microstucture and microhardness profiles of nitrocarburized layers of M50NiL steel were characterized by XRD, optical microscope and Vickers microhardness measurements, respectively. Pin-on-disc tribometer and SEM equipped with EDS were applied to measure friction and wear properties and analyze wear mechanisms involved. XRD results show that the amount of ?-Fe2-3(N,C) phase increased as the nitrocarburizing temperature rose form 460 C to 500 C and then decreased at 540 C, while the amount of ??-Fe4(N,C) phase increased as the treatment temperature rose. The hardness of the nitrocarburized layers showed an obvious improvement accompanied with the increasing nitrocarburizing temperature, and obtained the maximum surface hardness of 1287 HV at 540 C. The results of wear tests carried out at various sliding speeds indicated that the wear mechanism depends on sliding speed rather than the nitrocarburizing temperature. With the increase of the sliding speed, the wear mechanism transfers from oxidation mode to abrasive mode. The gradually deceased wear rate of the specimen nitrocarburized at 500 C with the increase of the sliding speed indicated the excellent wear resistance under high sliding speed condition. Therefore, 500 C can be selected as an optimized nitrocarburizing temperature for M50NiL steel.

  14. Effect of Mo substitution by W on impact property of heat affected zone in duplex stainless steels

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    Huh, M.J.; Kim, S.B.; Paik, K.W.; Kim, Y.G.

    1997-04-01

    The duplex stainless steels are characterized by two phase structures composed of a mixture of austenite and ferrite phases. They offer high toughness, good weldability, satisfactory corrosion protection, excellent stress corrosion cracking resistance and high strength. Because of these characteristics, these steels have been widely used in various applications such as oil, gas, and chemical industries. Duplex stainless steels generally have suffered embrittlement when exposed at elevated temperature, i.e. above 300 C. To avoid this embrittlement, conventional duplex stainless steels are subject to solution treatment followed by water quenching in the final stage of production or fabrication, which limits the size of products. Kim et al. have recently reported that embrittlement can be greatly reduced by the partial or full replacement of Mo by W in 22Cr-base duplex stainless steels. For the processing of duplex stainless steel, fusion welding is a major fabrication method for corrosion resistant applications. Therefore the welding behavior of these materials has to be fully defined. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of Mo substitution by W on the impact property of simulated heat affected zones in 22Cr duplex stainless steels. Structural transformation associated with Mo substitution by W in HAZ has been also investigated on W-containing alloys and conventional 3% Mo duplex stainless steel.

  15. Investigation of Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of St37 Steel-Ck60 Steel Joints by Explosive Cladding

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    Yazdani, Majid; Toroghinejad, Mohammad Reza; Hashemi, Seyyed Mohammad

    2015-10-01

    The present work aimed at studying the microstructure and mechanical properties of Ck60/St37 composite plates fabricated by explosive cladding. The explosive ratio and stand-off distance were set to be R = 1.7 and s = 1.5 t, respectively. Optical and scanning electron microscopy revealed that the bonding at the interface had a wavy morphology, but local melted zones were formed along the interface. The chemical composition of the local melted zones was evaluated by energy-dispersive spectroscopy analysis. This analysis showed that the melted zones consisted of both Ck60 and St37 steels. The maximum hardness was obtained near the explosively cladded interface; then these values were decreased by the distance away from the interface. Moreover, it was seen that the local melted zones, especially the vortices, had a high degree of hardness. Shear tests on the cladded metals also showed that the average shear strength was higher than 140 MPa, as set by the ASTM A263-12, implying that composite plates could be used safely. The study was also conducted to consider the strength of bonding by bending test in two ways, one with the cladding metal in tension and the other with the cladding metal in compression. Bending test results showed that these joints could be used safely when the cladded metal was in compression; otherwise, it would be fractured. Finally, impact test results showed that the fracture toughness of cladded samples was higher than that of flyer material due to the higher fracture toughness of the base material.

  16. Anisotropic mechanical properties of the MA956 ODS steel characterized by the small punch testing technique

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    Turba, K.; Hurst, R. C.; Hhner, P.

    2012-09-01

    The small punch testing technique was used to assess both creep and fracture properties of the MA956 oxide dispersion strengthened ferritic steel. The anisotropy in mechanical properties was addressed, as well as the alloy's susceptibility to thermal embrittlement. Strong anisotropy was found in the material's creep resistance at 725 C for longer rupture times. Anisotropic behavior was also observed for the ductile-brittle transition temperature (DBTT). The origin of the anisotropy can be related to the strongly directional microstructure which enables a large amount of intergranular cracking during straining at both high and low temperatures. The DBTT of the alloy is very high, and can be further increased by at least 200 C after 1000 h of ageing at 475 C, due to the formation of the Cr-rich ?' phase. The particularly high susceptibility of the MA956 to thermal embrittlement is mainly a consequence of its high chromium content.

  17. The effect of ultrasonics on the strength properties of carbon steel processed by cold plastic deformation

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    Atanasiu, N.; Dragan, O.; Atanasiu, Z.

    1974-01-01

    A study was made of the influence of ultrasounds on the mechanical properties of OLT 35 carbon steel tubes cold-drawn on a plug ultrasonically activated by longitudinal waves. Experimental results indicate that: 1. The reduction in the values of the flow limit and tensile strength is proportional to the increase in acoustic energy introduced into the material subjected to deformation. 2. The diminution in influence of ultrasounds on tensile strength and flow rate that is due to an increased degree of deformation is explained by a reduction in specific density of the acoustic energy at the focus of deformation. 3. The relations calculated on the basis of the variation in the flow limit and tensile strength as a function of acoustic energy intensity was verified experimentally.

  18. Changes of inclusion, texture and magnetic property of non-oriented Si steel treated by Ca alloy

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    Lv, X.; Zhang, F.; Chen, X.

    2015-04-01

    Based on the industrial production of non-oriented Si steel, Ca treatment by Ca alloy adding during the RH refining process was studied. The changes of inclusion, crystal texture and microstructure, and its effect on magnetic properties of final steel sheets were analyzed. The results showed that, in present work, Ca treatment can improve the texture proportion of {110} and {111} significantly, and the formation of MnS and AlN inclusions were restrained. Meanwhile, the recrystallization effects of hot rolled strip get bad and the fiber structure enhanced obviously. The grain size of finished steel sheets increased as the increase of Ca alloy adding amount quickly, and then decreased. Compared with the non-Ca treatment charge, the numbers of inclusions whose size below 1.0?m will decrease by 68.06%, 87.50% and 94.94%, the texture proportion of {110} and {111} was 30.3%, 39.1%, 17.6% and 2.8%, 5.5%, 20.6%, while the correspondent Ca alloy adding amount is 0.67 kg/t steel, 1.00 kg/t steel and 1.67 kg/t steel, respectively. In addition, the core loss gradually decreases to a stable level as the increasing of Ca added, and the magnetic induction decreases quickly after slow increasing, respectively. The optimal Ca treatment mode depends on the chemical compositions of steel grades.

  19. Detection of the weak magnetic properties change of stainless-steel welding parts by low frequency magnetic imaging

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    Hayashi, Takayuki; Yamada, Hironobu; Kiwa, Toshihiko; Tsukada, Keiji; Tamazumi, Masaji

    2008-04-01

    Differences in weld quality resulting from variations in welding conditions were detected via low frequency magnetic imaging. This magnetic imaging was obtained using a recently developed measurement system, consisting of an exposure coil, a magnetoresistive (MR) sensor, and a lock-in amplifier. A wide area of stainless-steel sample was exposed to the magnetic field via an induction coil, and the MR sensor measured the generated magnetic field from the sample. The frequency of the magnetic field ranged from 20Hzto1kHz. A cylindrical stainless-steel sample was fabricated by rolling a stainless-steel sheet and welding each edge by an arc welder with argon gas, while the welding condition was changed by controlling the argon gas flow. The magnitude and phase shift of the generated magnetic field from the sample was measured by scanning the MR sensor on the sample surface. The change in magnetic properties caused by the welding condition change was successfully imaged.

  20. Assessment of mechanical properties of the martensitic steel EUROFER97 by means of punch tests

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    Ruan, Y.; Sptig, P.; Victoria, M.

    2002-12-01

    The ball punch test technique was used to evaluate the conventional tensile and impact properties of the tempered martensitic steel EUROFER97 from room temperature down to liquid nitrogen temperature. The testing was carried out on unirradiated material only with small disks, 3 mm in diameter and 0.25 mm in thickness. For comparison, tensile tests were also performed over the same temperature range. Correlations between the load at the plastic bending initiation and the maximum load of the punch tests with the yield stress and the ultimate tensile stress of the tension tests could be established. The temperature dependence of the specific fracture energy of the punch test was used to define a ductile-brittle transition temperature (DBTT) and to correlate this with the DBTT measured from impact Charpy on KLST specimens. The results are compared with other available correlations done in the past on other ferritic steels.

  1. Mechanical property and microstructural change by thermal aging of SCS14A cast duplex stainless steel

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    Yamada, Takuyo; Okano, Satoshi; Kuwano, Hisashi

    2006-03-01

    The aging behavior, especially saturation, of JIS SCS14A cast duplex stainless steels was investigated on the basis of the mechanical properties and microstructural changes during accelerated aging at 350 C and 400 C. The aging behavior of the materials mainly proceeds via two stages. During the first stage, the generation and concentration of the iron-rich and chromium-enriched phase in ferrite occurs by phase decomposition. The first stage corresponds to aging times of up to 3000 h at 400 C. During the first stage, the ferrite hardness achieved is approximately 600 VHN, and the Charpy impact energy is almost saturated. During the second stage, the precipitated chromium-enriched phase aggregates and coarsens, and the G phase precipitation also occurs. The second stage corresponds to the aging times range of 3000-30 000 h at 400 C. During the second stage, the ferrite hardness achieved is about 800 VHN; however, further hardening exceeding 600 VHN does not influence the Charpy impact energy.

  2. Stainless Steel Microstructure and Mechanical Properties Evaluation

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    Switzner, Nathan T

    2010-06-01

    A nitrogen strengthened 21-6-9 stainless steel plate was spinformed into hemispherical test shapes. A battery of laboratory tests was used to characterize the hemispheres. The laboratory tests show that near the pole (axis) of a spinformed hemisphere the yield strength is the lowest because this area endures the least “cold-work” strengthening, i.e., the least deformation. The characterization indicated that stress-relief annealing spinformed stainless steel hemispheres does not degrade mechanical properties. Stress-relief annealing reduces residual stresses while maintaining relatively high mechanical properties. Full annealing completely eliminates residual stresses, but reduces yield strength by about 30%.

  3. The mechanical properties of H13 die steel repaired by a biomimetic laser technique

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    Cong, Dalong; Zhou, Hong; Yang, Miaoqiang; Zhang, Zhihui; Zhang, Peng; Meng, Chao; Wang, Chuanwei

    2013-12-01

    The H13 steel specimens with cracks were repaired by pulsed laser welding with filler wire and the laser parameters were analyzed to obtain the weld without defects. Strengthening units with different spacing were fabricated to improve the tensile strength and thermal fatigue resistance of the weld by laser technique on the surfaces of specimens, that is, PS-1, PS-2 and PS-3 for tensile specimens and PS for thermal fatigue specimen. The results indicated that the units have a beneficial effect on improving the tensile strength and thermal fatigue resistance of welded components of H13 steel. The improvement can be attributed to the microstructure characteristics within the units and the spacing of adjacent units is a key factor which affects the strength of weld by biomimetic treatment.

  4. Formation of structure and properties of composite bronzes reinforced by steel dendrites

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    Potekhin, B. A.; Ilyushin, V. V.; Khristolyubov, A. S.; Zhilyakov, A. Yu.

    2014-04-01

    The investigation of experimental alloys of the BrZhNKA 9-4-1-1 type has shown the possibility of production of bronzes as antifriction alloys, in which, instead of brittle intermetallic compounds, steel dendrite-like inclusions of, e.g., steel N12K7Yu, are used. In these alloys, the phenomenon of the redistribution of alloying elements (Ni, Co, Al) between the matrix and dendrites in the process of heat treatments has been considered. The growth of these dendrites was found to occur in the solid state via the directional diffusion of Fe, Ni, and Co from the copper matrix to dendrites. This leads to the formation of a shell around them, which represents a substitutional solid solution of Cu, Ni, and Co in iron, e.g., with a composition of Fe6Cu3Ni2Co. On the whole, the mechanical, tribological, and engineering properties of such bronzes, e.g., BrZhNKA 9-4-1-1, are higher than those of the well-known antifriction bronzes BrO10 or BrAZhN 10-4-4.

  5. Structure and properties of a steel-based multilayer material produced by hot pack rolling

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    Tabatchikova, T. I.; Plokhikh, A. I.; Yakovlev, I. L.; Klyueva, S. Yu.

    2013-07-01

    The structure of a multilayer metal material (MMM) produced from the U8 and 08Kh18N10 steels by the pack-rolling method has been studied using metallography and transmission electron microscopy. It has been found that two process cycles end in the formation of a laminated structure, which is characterized by structural and chemical inhomogeneity due to diffusion and relaxation processes. It is shown that, during pack rolling, an ultradispersed structure is formed in the layers; this structure is a mixture of ferrite, martensite, and austenite that consist of elements of submicrocrystalline, nanocrystalline, and microtwinned structures.

  6. Properties of bacterial corrosion of stainless steel and its inhibition by protamine coating.

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    Matsumura, Yoshinobu; Yamada, Kaoru; Takahashi, Mitsuo; Kikuchi, Yasushi; Tsuchido, Tetsuaki

    2007-03-01

    We investigated characteristics of the corrosion of stainless steel specimens by bacteria and the effects of using antimicrobial coating on the surface for inhibiting corrosion. Bacillus sp. 2-A and Staphylococcus sp. 2-1 cells adhered tightly to a stainless steel SUS304 specimen, formed a microcolony or biofilm, and had highly corrosive activities. Microbially influenced corrosion (MC) was observed under or around adhering cells. However, dead cells were markedly less active than viable cells not only in corroding the specimen but also in adhering to its surface. The culture supernatant was not able to induce the corrosion of SUS304 effectively. A protamine coating on the specimen killed bacterial cells only on its surface, interfered with cell adhesion, and inhibited MC. From these results, adhesion of viable cells to the surface of a SUS304 specimen led to the outbreak of MC. Protamine was also found to be an effective substance tested for protecting the specimen from both cell adhesion and surface MC. We suggest that a protamine coating can be applied as a convenient and inexpensive corrosion prevention method. PMID:17408005

  7. Mechanical properties of irradiated 9Cr-2WVTa steel

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    Klueh, R.L.; Alexander, D.J.; Rieth, M.

    1998-09-01

    An Fe-9Cr-2W-0.25V-0.07Ta-0.1C (9Cr-2WVTa) steel has excellent strength and impact toughness before and after irradiation in the Fast Flux Test Facility and the High Flux Reactor (HFR). The ductile-brittle transition temperature (DBTT) increased only 32 C after 28 dpa at 365 C in FFTF, compared to a shift of {approx}60 C for a 9Cr-2WV steel--the same as the 9Cr-2WVTa steel but without tantalum. This difference occurred despite the two steels having similar tensile but without tantalum. This difference occurred despite the two steels having similar tensile properties before and after irradiation. The 9Cr-2WVTa steel has a smaller prior-austenite grain size, but otherwise microstructures are similar before irradiation and show similar changes during irradiation. The irradiation behavior of the 9Cr-2WVTa steel differs from the 9Cr-2WV steel and other similar steels in two ways: (1) the shift in DBTT of the 9Cr-2WVTa steel irradiated in FFTF does not saturate with fluence by {approx}28 dpa, whereas for the 9Cr-2WV steel and most similar steels, saturation occurs at <10 dpa, and (2) the shift in DBTT for 9Cr-2WVTa steel irradiated in FFTF and HFR increased with irradiation temperature, whereas it decreased for the 9Cr-2WV steel, as it does for most similar steels. The improved properties of the 9Cr-2WVTa steel and the differences with other steels were attributed to tantalum in solution.

  8. Mechanical and tribological properties of crystalline aluminum nitride coatings deposited on stainless steel by magnetron sputtering

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    Choudhary, R. K.; Mishra, S. C.; Mishra, P.; Limaye, P. K.; Singh, K.

    2015-11-01

    Aluminum nitride (AlN) coating is a potential candidate for addressing the problems of MHD pressure drop, tritium permeation and liquid metal corrosion of the test blanket module of fusion reactor. In this work, AlN coatings were grown on stainless steel by magnetron sputtering. Grazing incidence X-ray diffraction measurement revealed that formation of mixed phase (wurtzite and rock salt) AlN was favored at low discharge power and substrate negative biasing. However, at sufficiently high discharge power and substrate bias, (100) oriented wurtzite AlN was obtained. Secondary ion mass spectroscopy showed presence of oxygen in the coatings. The highest value of hardness and Young's modulus were 14.1 GPa and 215 GPa, respectively. Scratch test showed adhesive failure at a load of about 20 N. Wear test showed improved wear resistance of the coatings obtained at higher substrate bias.

  9. Effect of substrates on microstructure and mechanical properties of nano-eutectic 1080 steel produced by aluminothermic reaction

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    La, Peiqing Li, Zhengning; Li, Cuiling; Hu, Sulei; Lu, Xuefeng; Wei, Yupeng; Wei, Fuan

    2014-06-01

    Nano-eutectic bulk 1080 carbon steel was prepared on glass and copper substrates by an aluminothermic reaction casting. The microstructure of the steel was analyzed by an optical microscope, transmission electron microscopy, an electron probe micro-analyzer, a scanning electron microscope and X-ray diffraction. Results show that the microstructure of the steel consisted of a little cementite and lamellar eutectic pearlite. Average lamellar spacing of the pearlite prepared on copper and glass substrates was about 230 nm and 219 nm, respectively. Volume fraction of the pearlite of the two steels was about 95%. Hardness of the steel was about 229 and 270 HV. Tensile strength was about 610 and 641 MPa and tensile elongation was about 15% and 8%. Compressive strength was about 1043 and 1144 MPa. Compared with the steel prepared on copper substrate, the steel prepared on glass substrate had smaller lamellar spacing of the pearlite phase and higher strength, and low ductility due to the smaller spacing. - Highlights: • 1080-carbon steels were successfully prepared by an aluminothermic reaction casting. • Lamellar spacing of the nanoeutetic pearlite is less than 250 nm. • The compressive strength of the steel is about 1144 MPa. • The tensile ductility of the steel is about 15%.

  10. Advances in chemical and physical properties of electric arc furnace carbon steel slag by hot stage processing and mineral mixing.

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    Liapis, Ioannis; Papayianni, Ioanna

    2015-01-01

    Slags are recognised as a highly efficient, cost effective tool in the metal processing industry, by minimising heat losses, reducing metal oxidation through contact with air, removing metal impurities and protecting refractories and graphite electrodes. When compared to natural aggregates for use in the construction industry, slags have higher specific weight that acts as an economic deterrent. A method of altering the specific weight of EAFC slag by hot stage processing and mineral mixing, during steel production is presented in this article. The method has minimal interference with the production process of steel, even by limited additions of appropriate minerals at high temperatures. Five minerals are examined, namely perlite, ladle furnace slag, bauxite, diatomite and olivine. Measurements of specific weight are accompanied by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and fluorescence (XRF) analysis and scanning electron microscopy spectral images. It is also shown how altering the chemical composition is expected to affect the furnace refractory lining. Additionally, the process has been repeated for the most suitable mix in gas furnace and physical properties (FI, SI, LA, PSV, AAV, volume stability) examined. Alteration of the specific weight can result in tailoring slag properties for specific applications in the construction sector. PMID:25261762

  11. Study on microstructure and mechanical properties of 304 stainless steel joints by TIG, laser and laser -TIG hybrid welding

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    Yan, Jun; Gao, Ming; Zeng, Xiaoyan

    2010-04-01

    This paper investigated the microstructure and mechanical properties of 304 stainless steel joints by tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding, laser welding and laser-TIG hybrid welding. The X-ray diffraction was used to analyze the phase composition, while the microscopy was conducted to study the microstructure characters of joints. Finally, tensile tests were performed and the fracture surfaces were analyzed. The results showed that the joint by laser welding had highest tensile strength and smallest dendrite size in all joints, while the joint by TIG welding had lowest tensile strength, biggest dendrite size. Furthermore, transition zone and heat affected zone can be observed in the joint of TIG welding. The fractograph observation showed that the TIG welding joint existed as cup-cone shaped fracture, while the laser welding and hybrid welding joints existed as pure-shear fracture. The laser welding and hybrid welding are suitable for welding 304 stainless steel owing to their high welding speed and excellent mechanical properties.

  12. Modification of local magnetic properties of steel surfaces by a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser beam

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    Fuh, Andy Y. G.

    1992-02-01

    Using a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser, we have successfully obtained laser-induced ripple patterns on various ferric metal surfaces. Changes of magnetic properties associated with the rippled areas were then investigated using a simple magnetic detecting system, which consisted of an audio recorder head, an audio amplifier and an oscilloscope. Significant magnetic changes associated with the formation of the ripples were found on a steel substrate pre-coated with a layer of chromium. This technique can be used as the basis of a machine readable laser marking system on steel surfaces, or even other surfaces that could be cotated with a steel/chromium film.

  13. Magnetic and mechanical properties of Cu (75 wt%) - 316L grade stainless steels synthesized by ball milling and annealing

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    Mondal, Bholanath; Chabri, Sumit; Sardar, Gargi; Bhowmik, Nandagopal; Sinha, Arijit; Chattopadhyay, Partha Protim

    2015-05-01

    Elemental powders of Cu (75 wt%) and 316-stainless steel (25 wt%) has been subjected to ball milling upto 70 h followed by isothermal annealing at the temperature range of 350-750 °C for 1 h to investigate the microstructural evolution along with magnetic and mechanical properties. After 40 h of milling, the bcc Fe is almost dissolved in the solid solution of Cu but no significant change has been observed in the XRD pattern after 70 h of milling, Annealing of the alloy has resulted in precipitation of nanocrystalline bcc-Fe in Cu which triggers the soft ferromagnetic properties. The extensive mechanical characterization has been done at the microstructural scale by nanoindentation technique which demonstrates a hardening behavior of the compacted and annealed alloys due to possible precipitation of nanocrystalline bcc-Fe in Cu.

  14. Effects of the Formation of Al x Cu y Gradient Interfaces on Mechanical Property of Steel/Al Laminated Sheets by Introducing Cu Binding-Sheets

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    Wei, Aili; Liu, Xinghai; Shi, Quanxin; Liang, Wei

    2015-07-01

    Steel/Cu/Al laminated sheets were fabricated by two-pass hot rolling to improve the mechanical properties of steel/Al sheets. The bonding properties and deformability of the steel/Cu/Al sheets were studied. Steel/Al and steel/Cu/Al samples were rolled at 350C for 15 min with the first-pass reduction of 40%, and then heated at 600C for 5 min with different reductions. It was found that the steel/Cu/Al samples rolled by the second-pass reduction of 85% could endure the maximum 90 bend cycle times of 45, exhibiting excellent fatigue resistance as well as deformability. The steel/Al samples could only reach the maximum 90 bend cycle times of 20. Furthermore, the scanning electron microscope, energy-dispersive spectrometer, and electron backscattered diffraction results showed that the preferred growth orientations of Cu, Al4Cu9, and Al2Cu on the steel/Cu/Al laminated sheets are {-1, 1, 2} <1, -1, 1>, {1, 0, 0} <0, 1, 0> and {-1, 1, 2} <1, -1, 1> {1, 1, 0} <0, 0, 1>. The orientation relationships between Cu and Al2Cu are {1, 1, 0}(fcc)//{1, 1, 0}(bct) and {1, 1, 1}(fcc)//{1, 1, 1}(bct). The improved bonding property and excellent fatigue resistance as well as deformability were mainly ascribed to the tight combination and consistent deformability across steel, Al, and the transition layers (Cu, Al4Cu9, and Al2Cu).

  15. 46 CFR 54.25-20 - Low temperature operation-ferritic steels with properties enhanced by heat treatment (modifies...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

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  16. 46 CFR 54.25-20 - Low temperature operation-ferritic steels with properties enhanced by heat treatment (modifies...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

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  17. 46 CFR 54.25-20 - Low temperature operation-ferritic steels with properties enhanced by heat treatment (modifies...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

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  18. 46 CFR 54.25-20 - Low temperature operation-ferritic steels with properties enhanced by heat treatment (modifies...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... section VIII of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (incorporated by reference; see 46 CFR 54.01-1... 46 Shipping 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Low temperature operation-ferritic steels with... VESSELS Construction With Carbon, Alloy, and Heat Treated Steels § 54.25-20 Low temperature...

  19. The mechansims by which solute nitrogen affects phase transformations and mechanical properties of automotive dual-phase sheet steel

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    Brown, Tyson W.

    Dual-phase steels have seen increased use in automotive applications in recent years, in order to meet the goals of weight reduction and occupant safety. Variations in nitrogen content that may be encountered in steel sourced from a basic oxygen furnace process compared to an electric arc furnace process require that dual-phase steel producers understand the ways that nitrogen affects processing and properties. In the current work, the distribution of nitrogen was investigated in a dual-phase steel with a base chemistry of 0.1 C, 2.0 Mn, 0.2 Cr, 0.2 Mo (wt pct) across a range of nitrogen contents (30-159 ppm) with Al (0.2 and 0.08 wt pct), and Ti (0.02 wt pct) additions used for precipitation control of nitrogen amounts. The distribution of nitrogen amongst trapping sites, including precipitates, grain boundaries, dislocations, and interstitial sites (away from other types of defects) was determined from a combination of electrolytic dissolution, internal friction, and three-dimensional atom probe tomography experiments. Various mechanisms by which different amounts and locations of nitrogen affect phase transformations and mechanical properties were identified from quantitative metallography, dilatometric measurement of phase transformations, tensile testing, and nanoindentation hardness testing. Results indicate nitrogen that is not precipitated with Ti or Al (free nitrogen) partitions to austenite (and thus martensite) during typical intercritical annealing treatments, and is mostly contained in Cottrell atmospheres in martensite. Due to the austenite stabilizing effect of nitrogen, the presence of free nitrogen during intercritical annealing leads to a higher austenite fraction in certain conditions. Thus, the presence of free nitrogen in a dual-phase microstructure will lead to an increase in tensile and yield strengths from both an increase in martensite fraction, and an increase in martensite hardness due to solid solution strengthening. Despite the presence of free nitrogen, no yield point elongation was detected in tensile stress-strain results, including after 80 C aging treatments. This was likely due to the partitioning of nitrogen, such that the ferritic regions of the microstructure contained less nitrogen than is required to saturate the high dislocation density in ferrite. Measured tensile and yield strength sensitivities to free nitrogen content range between 7 and 13 GPa/wt pct N.

  20. Hydrophilic property of 316L stainless steel after treatment by atmospheric pressure corona streamer plasma using surface-sensitive analyses

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    Al-Hamarneh, Ibrahim; Pedrow, Patrick; Eskhan, Asma; Abu-Lail, Nehal

    2012-10-01

    Surgical-grade 316L stainless steel (SS 316L) had its surface hydrophilic property enhanced by processing in a corona streamer plasma reactor using O2 gas mixed with Ar at atmospheric pressure. Reactor excitation was 60 Hz ac high-voltage (0-10 kVRMS) applied to a multi-needle-to-grounded screen electrode configuration. The treated surface was characterized with a contact angle tester. Surface free energy (SFE) for the treated stainless steel increased measurably compared to the untreated surface. The Ar-O2 plasma was more effective in enhancing the SFE than Ar-only plasma. Optimum conditions for the plasma treatment system used in this study were obtained. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) characterization of the chemical composition of the treated surfaces confirms the existence of new oxygen-containing functional groups contributing to the change in the hydrophilic nature of the surface. These new functional groups were generated by surface reactions caused by reactive oxidation of substrate species. Atomic force microscopy (AFM) images were generated to investigate morphological and roughness changes on the plasma treated surfaces. The aging effect in air after treatment was also studied.

  1. Comparison of fracture toughness and Charpy impact properties recovery by thermal annealing of irradiated reactor pressure vessel steels

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    Sokolov, M.A.; McCabe, D.E.; Iskander, S.K.; Nanstad, R.K.

    1995-12-01

    The objective of this investigation was to study the effects of thermal annealing on the recovery of the transition region toughness of reactor pressure vessel steels. The toughness was measured by Charpy V-notch impact energy and fracture initiation toughness, K{sub Jc}. The materials were A 533 grade B class 1 plate and a commercial reactor vessel submerged-arc weld irradiated at 288{degrees}C to neutron fluences of 1.0 to 2.5 {times} 101{degrees} neutrons/cm{sup 2} (> 1 MeV). The irradiated materials were annealed at 343 and 454{degrees}C for 1 week. The recently developed Weibull statistic/master curve approach was applied to analyze fracture toughness properties of unirradiated, irradiated, and irradiated/annealed pressure vessel steels. The effects of irradiation or annealing were determined by the shift in temperature of the Charpy V-notch curve at 41 J and the fracture toughness curve at 100 MPa{radical}m. After annealing at 454{degrees}C, the residual shifts in fracture toughness are approximately the same as the residual Charpy shifts. The differences observed in these residual shifts after annealing are approximately the same as differences in the radiation-induced shifts.

  2. Physico-chemical and hygienic property modifications of stainless steel surfaces induced by conditioning with food and detergent.

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    Jullien, C; Benezech, T; Gentil, C Le; Boulange-Petermann, L; Dubois, P E; Tissier, J P; Traisnel, M; Faille, C

    2008-01-01

    The effect of repeated conditioning procedures (25 runs), consisting of soiling (milk and meat products) and cleaning steps, on the hygienic status, physico-chemical properties and surface chemical composition of stainless steel (SS) surfaces, was investigated. Five SSs differing in grade and finish were used. Both soiling and surface cleaning/conditioning procedures resulted in a similar increase in the surface contamination with carbon, while the changes in the basic component of the surface free energy depended on the conditioning procedure. The passive film was also affected, the Fe/Cr ratio in particular. The hygienic status was also changed, especially with milk as shown by monitoring the number of residual adhering Bacillus cereus spores after contaminating the surface with spores followed by cleaning. The results show that in food environments, the presence and the nature of conditioning molecules play a major role in the hygienic status of SS surfaces. PMID:18348006

  3. Delamination Effect on Impact Properties of Ultrafine-Grained Low-Carbon Steel Processed by Warm Caliber Rolling

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    Inoue, Tadanobu; Yin, Fuxing; Kimura, Yuuji; Tsuzaki, Kaneaki; Ochiai, Shojiro

    2010-02-01

    Bulk ultrafine-grained (UFG) low-carbon steel bars were produced by caliber rolling, and the impact and tensile properties were investigated. Initial samples with two different microstructures, ferrite-pearlite and martensite (or bainite), were prepared and then caliber rolling was conducted at 500 C. The microstructures in the rolled bars consisted of an elongated UFG structure with a strong ?-fiber texture. The rolled bar consisting of spheroidal cementite particles that distributed uniformly in the elongated ferrite matrix of transverse grain sizes 0.8 to 1.0 ?m exhibited the best strength-ductility balance and impact properties. Although the yield strength in the rolled bar increased 2.4 times by grain refinement, the upper-shelf energy did not change, and its value was maintained from 100 C to -40 C. In the rolled bars, cracks during an impact test branched parallel to the longitudinal direction of the test samples as temperatures decreased. Delamination caused by such crack branching appeared, remarkably, near the ductile-to-brittle transition temperature (DBTT). The effect of delamination on the impact properties was associated with crack propagation on the basis of the microstructural features in the rolled bars. In conclusion, the strength-toughness balance is improved by refining crystal grains and controlling their shape and orientation; in addition, delamination effectively enhances the low-temperature toughness.

  4. Material property evaluations of bimetallic welds, stainless steel saw fusion lines, and materials affected by dynamic strain aging

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    Rudland, D.; Scott, P.; Marschall, C.; Wilkowski, G.

    1997-04-01

    Pipe fracture analyses can often reasonably predict the behavior of flawed piping. However, there are material applications with uncertainties in fracture behavior. This paper summarizes work on three such cases. First, the fracture behavior of bimetallic welds are discussed. The purpose of the study was to determine if current fracture analyses can predict the response of pipe with flaws in bimetallic welds. The weld joined sections of A516 Grade 70 carbon steel to F316 stainless steel. The crack was along the carbon steel base metal to Inconel 182 weld metal fusion line. Material properties from tensile and C(T) specimens were used to predict large pipe response. The major conclusion from the work is that fracture behavior of the weld could be evaluated with reasonable accuracy using properties of the carbon steel pipe and conventional J-estimation analyses. However, results may not be generally true for all bimetallic welds. Second, the toughness of austenitic steel submerged-arc weld (SAW) fusion lines is discussed. During large-scale pipe tests with flaws in the center of the SAW, the crack tended to grow into the fusion line. The fracture toughness of the base metal, the SAW, and the fusion line were determined and compared. The major conclusion reached is that although the fusion line had a higher initiation toughness than the weld metal, the fusion-line J-R curve reached a steady-state value while the SAW J-R curve increased. Last, carbon steel fracture experiments containing circumferential flaws with periods of unstable crack jumps during steady ductile tearing are discussed. These instabilities are believed to be due to dynamic strain aging (DSA). The paper discusses DSA, a screening criteria developed to predict DSA, and the ability of the current J-based methodologies to assess the effect of these crack instabilities. The effect of loading rate on the strength and toughness of several different carbon steel pipes at LWR temperatures is also discussed.

  5. Microstructures and mechanical properties of a Cu-bearing ODS steel fabricated by mechanical alloying and hot extrusion

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    Dou, Yuhai; Liu, Yong; Liu, Feng; Fang, Jinghua; Wen, Yuren; Zhao, Dapeng; Song, Ni

    2013-03-01

    An attractive way to improve the strength of ODS ferritic steels is to develop a Cu-bearing nanostructure. Pre-alloyed powders were prepared through mechanical alloying and consolidated by hot extrusion. After solution treatment, a nanocrystalline structure with a grain size of 200-400 nm is obtained. After aging for 3 h, the microhardness reaches a peak value of HV385, which is attributed to the precipitation of copper-rich phase. The microhardness tends to retain a stable value of HV322 after aging for 60 h. Mechanical properties tests show a much higher strength than Cu-free alloy and bimodal-grained alloy due to the strengthening effect of copper-rich phases and nanograins.

  6. Thermophysical property sensitivity effects in steel solidification

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    Overfelt, Tony

    1993-01-01

    The simulation of advanced solidification processes via digital computer techniques has gained widespread acceptance during the last decade or so. Models today can predict transient temperature fields, fluid flow fields, important microstructural parameters, and potential defects in castings. However, the lack of accurate thermophysical property data on important industrial alloys threatens to limit the ability of manufacturers to fully capitalize on the technology's benefits. A study of the sensitivity of one such numerical model of a steel plate casting to imposed variations in the data utilized for the thermal conductivity, specific heat, density, and heat of fusion is described. The sensitivity of the data's variability is characterized by its effects on the net solidification time of various points along the centerline of the plate casting. Recommendations for property measurements are given and the implications of data uncertainty for modelers are discussed.

  7. Improvement of mechanical and tribological properties in steel surfaces by using titanium-aluminum/titanium-aluminum nitride multilayered system

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    Ipaz, L.; Caicedo, J. C.; Esteve, J.; Espinoza-Beltran, F. J.; Zambrano, G.

    2012-02-01

    Improvement of mechanical and tribological properties on AISI D3 steel surfaces coated with [Ti-Al/Ti-Al-N]n multilayer systems deposited in various bilayer periods (?) via magnetron co-sputtering pulsed d.c. method, from a metallic binary target; has been studied in this work exhaustively. The multilayer coatings were characterized in terms of structural, chemical, morphological, mechanical and tribological properties by X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), atomic force microscopy (AFM), scanning electron microscopy, nanoindentation, pin-on-disc and scratch tests, respectively. The failure mode mechanisms were studied by optical microscopy. Results from X-ray diffraction analysis revealed that the crystal structure of TiAl/TiAlN multilayer coatings has a tetragonal and FCC NaCl-type lattice structures for Ti-Al and Ti-Al-N, respectively, i.e., it was found to be non-isostructural multilayers. An enhancement of both hardness and elastic modulus up to 29 GPa and 260 GPa, respectively, was observed as the bilayer periods (?) in the coatings were decreased. The sample with a bilayer period (?) of 25 nm and bilayer number n = 100 showed the lowest friction coefficient (?0.28) and the highest critical load (45 N), corresponding to 2.7 and 1.5 times better than those values for the coating deposited with n = 1, respectively. These results indicate an enhancement of mechanical, tribological and adhesion properties, comparing to the [Ti-Al/Ti-Al-N]n multilayer systems with 1 bilayer at 26%, 63% and 33%, respectively. This enhancement in hardness and toughness for multilayer coatings could be attributed to the different mechanisms for layer formation with nanometric thickness such as the novel Ti-Al/Ti-Al-N effect and the number of interfaces that act as obstacles for the crack deflection and dissipation of crack energy.

  8. Tearing Resistance Properties of Cr-Mo Steels with Internal Hydrogen Determined by the Potential Drop Method

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    Konosu, Shinji; Shimazu, Hidenori; Fukuda, Ryohei

    2015-12-01

    The tearing resistance, dJ/da, of conventional 2.25Cr-1Mo steels and a V-bearing steel (2.25Cr-1Mo-0.3V steel) with internal hydrogen was measured using the effective offset potential drop method. Internal hydrogen refers to test specimens that are precharged (thermally charged) prior to testing. In general, Cr-Mo steels, used widely in the refining and petrochemical industries, are susceptible to temper embrittlement. However, very few studies have dealt with the effects of hydrogen and temper embrittlement on the tearing resistance. Test specimens were prepared by subjecting them to normalizing, tempering, and post-weld heat treatments that simulated actual conditions. Some specimens were embrittled by step cooling. Hydrogen substantially reduced dJ/da for all samples except for that for the V-bearing steel, and temper embrittlement caused additional adverse effects on dJ/da for samples with internal hydrogen for which the temper embrittlement parameter, i.e., the J-factor, was large.

  9. The influence of severe plastic deformation by high pressure torsion on structure and mechanical properties of Hadfield steel single crystals

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    Zakharova, G. G.; Astafurova, E. G.

    2010-07-01

    Hadfield steel single crystals have been deformed by high pressure torsion at room temperature (P=5GPa) for 1, 2, 3 revolutions. The resulting microstructure has been studied by means of transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and X-ray analysis. The size of fragments decreases with increasing number of revolutions due to interaction of slip dislocations, microbands and thin twins. As a result of severe plastic deformation, the microhardness of the Hadfield steel has been increased, and a portion of epsilon, ?' martensite has been found.

  10. Properties of cryogenically worked metals. [stainless steels

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    Schwartzberg, F. R.; Kiefer, T. F.

    1975-01-01

    A program was conducted to determine whether the mechanical properties of cryogenically worked 17-7PH stainless steel are suitable for service from ambient to cryogenic temperatures. It was determined that the stress corrosion resistance of the cryo-worked material is quite adequate for structural service. The tensile properties and fracture toughness at room temperature were comparable to titanium alloy 6Al-4V. However, at cryogenic temperatures, the properties were not sufficient to recommend consideration for structural service.

  11. Hot rolling and annealing effects on the microstructure and mechanical properties of ODS austenitic steel fabricated by electron beam selective melting

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    Gao, Rui; Ge, Wen-jun; Miao, Shu; Zhang, Tao; Wang, Xian-ping; Fang, Qian-feng

    2016-03-01

    The grain morphology, nano-oxide particles and mechanical properties of oxide dispersion strengthened (ODS)-316L austenitic steel synthesized by electron beam selective melting (EBSM) technique with different post-working processes, were explored in this study. The ODS-316L austenitic steel with superfine nano-sized oxide particles of 30-40 nm exhibits good tensile strength (412 MPa) and large total elongation (about 51%) due to the pinning effect of uniform distributed oxide particles on dislocations. After hot rolling, the specimen exhibits a higher tensile strength of 482 MPa, but the elongation decreases to 31.8% owing to the introduction of high-density dislocations. The subsequent heat treatment eliminates the grain defects induced by hot rolling and increases the randomly orientated grains, which further improves the strength and ductility of EBSM ODS-316L steel.

  12. Hot rolling and annealing effects on the microstructure and mechanical properties of ODS austenitic steel fabricated by electron beam selective melting

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    Gao, Rui; Ge, Wen-jun; Miao, Shu; Zhang, Tao; Wang, Xian-ping; Fang, Qian-feng

    2015-12-01

    The grain morphology, nano-oxide particles and mechanical properties of oxide dispersion strengthened (ODS)-316L austenitic steel synthesized by electron beam selective melting (EBSM) technique with different post-working processes, were explored in this study. The ODS-316L austenitic steel with superfine nano-sized oxide particles of 30-40 nm exhibits good tensile strength (412 MPa) and large total elongation (about 51%) due to the pinning effect of uniform distributed oxide particles on dislocations. After hot rolling, the specimen exhibits a higher tensile strength of 482 MPa, but the elongation decreases to 31.8% owing to the introduction of high-density dislocations. The subsequent heat treatment eliminates the grain defects induced by hot rolling and increases the randomly orientated grains, which further improves the strength and ductility of EBSM ODS-316L steel.

  13. Study of the effect of nano-sized precipitates on the mechanical properties of boron-added low-carbon steels by neutron scattering techniques

    PubMed Central

    Seong, B. S.; Cho, Y. R.; Shin, E. J.; Kim, S. I.; Choi, S.-H.; Kim, H. R.; Kim, Y. J.

    2008-01-01

    Small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) and neutron powder diffraction (ND) techniques were used to study quantitatively the effect of nano-sized precipitates and boron addition on the mechanical properties of low-carbon steels. SANS was used to evaluate nano-sized precipitates, smaller than about 600? in diameter, and ND was used to determine the weight fraction of the cementite precipitates. Fine coreshell structured spherical precipitates with an average radius of ~50?, such as MnS and/or CuS, surrounded by BN layers were observed in the boron-added (BA) low-carbon steels; fine spherical precipitates with an average radius of ~48? were mainly observed in the boron-free (BF) low-carbon steels. In the BA steels, the number of boron precipitates, such as BN, Fe3(C,B) and MnS, surrounded by BN layers increased drastically at higher hot-rolling temperatures. The volume fraction of the fine precipitates of the BA steels was higher than that of the BF steels; this difference is related to the rapid growth of the BN layers on the MnS and CuS precipitates. Boron addition to low-carbon steels resulted in a reduction in strength and an improvement in elongation; this behaviour is related to the reduction of the solute carbon and the nitrogen contents in the ferrite matrix caused by the precipitation of BN, as well by the increase in the volume fraction of the cementites. PMID:19461851

  14. X-ray attenuation properties of stainless steel (u)

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    Wang, Lily L; Berry, Phillip C

    2009-01-01

    Stainless steel vessels are used to enclose solid materials for studying x-ray radiolysis that involves gas release from the materials. Commercially available stainless steel components are easily adapted to form a static or a dynamic condition to monitor the gas evolved from the solid materials during and after the x-ray irradiation. Experimental data published on the x-ray attenuation properties of stainless steel, however, are very scarce, especially over a wide range of x-ray energies. The objective of this work was to obtain experimental data that will be used to determine how a poly-energetic x-ray beam is attenuated by the stainless steel container wall. The data will also be used in conjunction with MCNP (Monte Carlos Nuclear Particle) modeling to develop an accurate method for determining energy absorbed in known solid samples contained in stainless steel vessels. In this study, experiments to measure the attenuation properties of stainless steel were performed for a range of bremsstrahlung x-ray beams with a maximum energy ranging from 150 keV to 10 MeV. Bremsstrahlung x-ray beams of these energies are commonly used in radiography of engineering and weapon components. The weapon surveillance community has a great interest in understanding how the x-rays in radiography affect short-term and long-term properties of weapon materials.

  15. Tribological properties of CrN coatings deposited by nitro-chromizing treatment on AISI D2 steel

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    Durmaz, M.; Kilinc, B.; Abakay, E.; Sen, U.; Sen, S.

    2015-03-01

    In this work, the wear test of uncoated and chromium nitride coated AISI D2 cold work tool steel against alumina ball realized at 0.1 m/s sliding speeds and under the loads of 2.5N, 5N and 10N. Steel samples were nitrided at 575C for 8 h in the first step of the coating process, and then chromium nitride coating was performed thermo-reactive deposition technique (TRD) in a powder mixture consisting of ferro-chromium, ammonium chloride and alumina at 1000C for 2 h. Nitro-chromized samples were characterized by X-Ray diffraction analysis (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), micro-hardness and ball on disk wear tests. The coating layer formed on the AISI D2 steel was compact and homogeneous. X-ray studies showed that the phase formed in the coated layer is Cr2N. The depth of the layer was 8.15 m. The average hardness of the layer was 216015 HV0.025. For uncoated and chromium nitride materials, wear rate increased with increasing load. The results of friction coefficient and wear rate of the tested materials showed that the CrN coating presents the lowest results.

  16. Tribological properties of CrN coatings deposited by nitro-chromizing treatment on AISI D2 steel

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    Durmaz, M. Abakay, E.; Sen, U.; Sen, S.; Kilinc, B.

    2015-03-30

    In this work, the wear test of uncoated and chromium nitride coated AISI D2 cold work tool steel against alumina ball realized at 0.1 m/s sliding speeds and under the loads of 2.5N, 5N and 10N. Steel samples were nitrided at 575°C for 8 h in the first step of the coating process, and then chromium nitride coating was performed thermo-reactive deposition technique (TRD) in a powder mixture consisting of ferro-chromium, ammonium chloride and alumina at 1000°C for 2 h. Nitro-chromized samples were characterized by X-Ray diffraction analysis (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), micro-hardness and ball on disk wear tests. The coating layer formed on the AISI D2 steel was compact and homogeneous. X-ray studies showed that the phase formed in the coated layer is Cr{sub 2}N. The depth of the layer was 8.15 µm. The average hardness of the layer was 2160±15 HV{sub 0.025}. For uncoated and chromium nitride materials, wear rate increased with increasing load. The results of friction coefficient and wear rate of the tested materials showed that the CrN coating presents the lowest results.

  17. Study of Mechanical Properties and Characterization of Pipe Steel welded by Hybrid (Friction Stir Weld + Root Arc Weld) Approach

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    Lim, Yong Chae; Sanderson, Samuel; Mahoney, Murray; Wasson, Andrew J; Fairchild, Doug P; Wang, Yanli; Feng, Zhili

    2015-01-01

    Friction stir welding (FSW) has recently attracted attention as an alternative construction process for gas/oil transportation applications due to advantages compared to fusion welding techniques. A significant advantage is the ability of FSW to weld the entire or nearly the entire wall thickness in a single pass, while fusion welding requires multiple passes. However, when FSW is applied to a pipe or tube geometry, an internal back support anvil is required to resist the plunging forces exerted during FSW. Unfortunately, it may not be convenient or economical to use internal backing support due to limited access for some applications. To overcome this issue, ExxonMobil recently developed a new concept, combining root arc welding and FSW. That is, a root arc weld is made prior to FSW that supports the normal loads associated with FSW. In the present work, mechanical properties of a FSW + root arc welded pipe steel are reported including microstructure and microhardness.

  18. Microstructure and mechanical properties of a 3 Cr-1. 5 Mo steel

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    Klueh, R.L.; Nasreldin, A.M.

    1985-09-01

    Tensile and impact properties were determined for an alloy steel (3 wt % Cr-1.5 wt % Mo-0.1 wt % V-0.1 wt % C) considered a candidate for elevated-temperature pressure-vessel applications. The steel was tested in two heat-treated conditions: normalized and tempered and quenched and tempered. Mechanical properties were determined for various tempering conditions (time and temperature) as described by a tempering parameter. Similar tempering treatments for the quenched and the normalized steels led to similar strengths. However, for the lowest tempering parameter used, the impact properties for the quenched-and-tempered steel exceeded those for the normalized-and-tempered steel, resulting in an excellent ductile-brittle transition temperature (-70/sup 0/C) and upper-shelf energy (225 J) for the quenched-and-tempered steel at a high strength (770 MPa ultimate tensile strength). Further tempering reduced the strength of the steel in both heat-treated conditions. The impact properties of the quenched steel were only slightly changed by further tempering, but those of the normalized steel improved, eventually equaling those of the quenched-and-tempered steel. Transmission electron microscopy showed that the quenched steel formed carbide-free acicular bainite and that the normalized steel formed granular bainite. The results indicate that properties might be optimized by proper heat treatment. 29 refs., 13 figs., 5 tabs.

  19. Mechanical properties of four RSP stainless steel alloys

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    Korth, G.E.

    1996-12-01

    Four austenitic stainless steel alloys were processed by consolidating rapidly solidified gas atomized power using hot extrusion. These materials were characterized by measuring grain growth, hardness, tensile properties from 24 to 800{degrees}C, and creep-rupture at 600{degrees}C.

  20. Welding and properties of welds of TMCP-steel

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    Brederholm, A.T.; Kotamies, J.M.N.; Haenninen, H.

    1995-12-31

    Thermomechanical control process (TMCP) of steel includes a multiplicity of processing schedules of combined thermal and mechanical working treatments that have been developed to optimize the resulting microstructure and mechanical properties of various steel grades. Weld metal properties of multipass submerged arc welded (SAW) TMCP steel joints were investigated in order to study the influences of different welding wires and heat inputs. Weld metal characterization consisted of tensile, Charpy-V Notch (CVN) and hardness testing, and microstructural examination. Cross-weld tensile specimens were tested principally to examine whether HAZ softening, which might have occurred, causes failure in this region. The tests verified that by using the right welding wire; it is possible to achieve weld joint which fulfills the strength requirements and gives satisfactory toughness at low temperatures.

  1. Tensile-property characterization of thermally aged cast stainless steels.

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    Michaud, W. F.; Toben, P. T.; Soppet, W. K.; Chopra, O. K.; Energy Technology

    1994-03-03

    The effect of thermal aging on tensile properties of cast stainless steels during service in light water reactors has been evaluated. Tensile data for several experimental and commercial heats of cast stainless steels are presented. Thermal aging increases the tensile strength of these steels. The high-C Mo-bearing CF-8M steels are more susceptible to thermal aging than the Mo-free CF-3 or CF-8 steels. A procedure and correlations are presented for predicting the change in tensile flow and yield stresses and engineering stress-vs.-strain curve of cast stainless steel as a function of time and temperature of service. The tensile properties of aged cast stainless steel are estimated from known material information, i.e., chemical composition and the initial tensile strength of the steel. The correlations described in this report may be used for assessing thermal embrittlement of cast stainless steel components.

  2. Tensile-property characterization of thermally aged cast stainless steels

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    Michaud, W.F.; Toben, P.T.; Soppet, W.K.; Chopra, O.K.

    1994-02-01

    The effect of thermal aging on tensile properties of cast stainless steels during service in light water reactors has been evaluated. Tensile data for several experimental and commercial heats of cast stainless steels are presented. Thermal aging increases the tensile strength of these steels. The high-C Mo-bearing CF-8M steels are more susceptible to thermal aging than the Mo-free CF-3 or CF-8 steels. A procedure and correlations are presented for predicting the change in tensile flow and yield stresses and engineering stress-vs.-strain curve of cast stainless steel as a function of time and temperature of service. The tensile properties of aged cast stainless steel are estimated from known material information, i.e., chemical composition and the initial tensile strength of the steel. The correlations described in this report may be used for assessing thermal embrittlement of cast stainless steel components.

  3. Wear of steel by rubber

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    Gent, A. N.; Pulford, C. T. R.

    1978-01-01

    Wear of a steel blade used as a scraper to abrade rubber surfaces has been found to take place much more rapidly on a cis-polyisoprene (natural rubber) surface than on a cis-polybutadiene surface, and much more rapidly in an inert atmosphere than in air. These observations are attributed to the direct attack upon steel of free-radical species generated by mechanical rupture of elastomer molecules during abrasion.

  4. Effects of Ultra Fast Cooling on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Pipeline Steels

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    Tian, Yong; Li, Qun; Wang, Zhao-dong; Wang, Guo-dong

    2015-09-01

    X70 (steel A) and X80 (steel B) pipeline steels were fabricated by ultra fast cooling (UFC). UFC processing improves not only ultimate tensile strength (UTS), yield strength (YS), yield ratio (YS/UTS), and total elongation of both steels, but also their Charpy absorbed energy ( A K) as well. The microstructures of both steels were all composed of quasi polygonal, acicular ferrite (AF), and granular bainite. MA islands (the mixtures of brittle martensite and residual austenite) are more finely dispersed in steel B, and the amount of AF in steel B is much more than that in steel A. The strength of steel B is higher than that of steel A. This is mainly attributed to the effect of the ferrite grain refinement which is resulted from UFC processing. The finely dispersed MA islands not only provide dispersion strengthening, but also reduce loss of impact properties to pipeline steels. UFC produces low-temperature transformation microstructures containing larger amounts of AFs. The presence of AF is a crucial factor in achieving desired mechanical properties for both steels. It is suggested that the toughness of the experimental steel increases with increasing the amount of AF.

  5. Properties of super stainless steels for orthodontic applications.

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    Oh, Keun-Taek; Kim, Young-Sik; Park, Yong-Soo; Kim, Kyoung-Nam

    2004-05-15

    Orthodontic stainless-steel appliances are considered to be corrosion resistant, but localized corrosion can occur in the oral cavity. This study was undertaken to evaluate the properties of super stainless steels in orthodontic applications. Accordingly, the metallurgical properties, mechanical properties, corrosion resistance, amount of the released nickel, cytotoxicity, and characteristics of the passive film were investigated. Corrosion resistances of the specimens were high and in the following order: super austenitic stainless steel (SR-50A) > super ferritic stainless steel (SFSS) = super duplex stainless steel (SR-6DX) > 316L SS > super martensitic stainless steel (SR-3Mo) in artificial saliva, 37 degrees C. At 500 mV (SCE), current densities of SR-50A, SFSS, SR-6DX, 316L SS, and SR-3Mo were 5.96 microA/cm(2), 20.3 microA/cm(2), 31.9 microA/cm(2), 805 microA/cm(2), and 5.36 mA/cm(2), respectively. Open circuit potentials of SR-50A, 316L SS, SR-6DX, SR-3Mo, and SFSS were - 0.2, - 0.22, - 0.24, - 0.43, and - 0.46 V (SCE), respectively. SR-50A, SFSS, and SR-6DX released below 3 ng/ml nickel for 8 weeks, and increased a little with immersion time, and 316L SS released about 3.5 ng/ml nickel, but SR-3Mo released a large amount of nickel, which increased with immersion time. The study demonstrated that SR-50A, SR-6DX, and SFSS have high corrosion resistance and mild or no cytotoxicity, due to the passive film enhanced by synergistic effect of Mo + N or by high addition effect of Cr + W. All super stainless steels showed very low cytotoxicity regardless of their nickel contents, although SR-3Mo was found to be relatively cytotoxic. From these studies, these steels are considered suitable for orthodontic applications. PMID:15116408

  6. Microstructures and High-Temperature Mechanical Properties of a Martensitic Heat-Resistant Stainless Steel 403Nb Processed by Thermo-Mechanical Treatment

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    Chen, Liqing; Zeng, Zhouyu; Zhao, Yang; Zhu, Fuxian; Liu, Xianghua

    2013-11-01

    Thermo-mechanical treatments (TMT) at different rolling deformation temperatures were utilized to process a martensitic heat-resistant stainless steel 403Nb containing 12 wt pct Cr and small additions of Nb and V. Microstructures and mechanical properties at room and elevated temperatures were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and hardness, tensile, and creep tests. The results showed that high-temperature mechanical behavior after TMT can be greatly improved and microstructures with refined martensitic lath and finely dispersed nanosized MX carbides could be produced. The particle sizes of M23C6 and MX carbides in 403Nb steel after conventional normalizing and tempering (NT) treatments are about 50 to 160 and 10 to 20 nm, respectively, while those after TMT at 1123 K (850 °C) and subsequent tempering at 923 K (650 °C) for 2 hours reach about 25 to 85 and 5 to 10 nm, respectively. Under the condition of 260 MPa and 873 K (600 °C), the tensile creep rupture life of 403Nb steel after TMT at 1123 K (850 °C) is 455 hours, more than 3 times that after conventional NT processes. The mechanisms for improving mechanical properties at elevated temperature were analyzed in association with the existence of finely dispersed nanosized MX particles within martensitic lath. It is the nanosized MX particles having the higher stability at elevated temperature that assist both dislocation hardening and sub-grain hardening for longer duration by pinning the movement of dislocations and sub-grain boundary migration.

  7. Mechanical properties of ferrite-perlite and martensitic Fe-Mn-V-Ti-C steel processed by equal-channel angular pressing and high-temeperature annealing

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    Zakharova, G. G.; Astafurova, E. G.; Tukeeva, M. S.; Naidenkin, E. V.; Raab, G. I.; Dobatkin, S. V.

    2011-09-01

    Using the method of equal-channel angular pressing (ECAP), submicrocrystalline structure is formed in lowcarbon Fe-Mn-V-Ti-C steel with the average grain size 260 nm in the ferrite-perlite state and 310 nm in the martensitic state. It is established that the ECAP treatment gives rise to improved mechanical properties (Hμ = 2.9 GPa, σ0 = 990 MPa in the ferrite-perlite and Hμ = 3.7 GPa, σ0 = 1125 MPa in martensitic states), decreased plasticity, and results in plastic flow localization under tensile loading. The high strength properties formed by the ECAP are shown to sustain up to the annealing temperature 500°C.

  8. Microstructure and mechanical properties of a 3Cr-1. 5Mo steel

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    Klueh, R.L.; Nasreldin, A.M.

    1988-07-01

    Tensile and impact properties were determined for a steel (3 wt pct Cr-1.5 wt pct Mo-0.1 wt pct V-0.1 wt pct C) considered a candidate for elevated-temperature pressure-vessel applications. The steel was tested in two heat-treated conditions: normalized and tempered and quenched and tempered for various tempering conditions. Similar tempering treatment for the quenched and the normalized steels led to similar strengths. However, for the lowest tempering parameter used, the impact properties for the quenched-and-tempered steel exceeded those for the normalized-and-tempered steel, resulting in an excellent ductile-brittle transition temperature (-70/sup 0/C) and upper-shelf energy (225 J) for the quenched-and-tempered steel at a high strength (770 MPa ultimate tensile strength). Further tempering reduced the strength for the steel in both heat-treated conditions. The impact properties of the quenched steel were only slightly changed by further tempering, but those for the normalized steel improved, eventually equaling those for the quenched-and-tempered steel. The difference in impact properties after the two heat treatment was attributed to a difference in bainite microstructures.

  9. Possibility of checking the magnetic properties of ultrathin electrical steel strip during production

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    Korzunin, G.S.; Alekseev, V.A.; Rimshev, F.F.

    1995-12-01

    The possibility of making a final check of the magnetic properties of ultrathin electrical steel strip during production at the Ashina Metallurgical Works by using existing texturometers, which have proven themselves well in checking the uniformity of the properties of thick steel, or by direct measurement of the principal operating characteristics of steel (the energy loss due to magnetic reversal and the value of the magnetic induction). We consider how the degree of perfection of the crystallographic texture are related to the magnetic properties of thin strip and how the results of measurements of those properties are affected by the inevitable tension of the strip during production.

  10. Microstructure and oxidation properties of 16Cr-5Al-ODS steel prepared by sol-gel and spark plasma sintering methods

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    Xia, Y. P.; Wang, X. P.; Zhuang, Z.; Sun, Q. X.; Zhang, T.; Fang, Q. F.; Hao, T.; Liu, C. S.

    2013-01-01

    The 16Cr-5Al oxide dispersion strengthened (ODS) ferritic steel was fabricated by sol-gel method in combination with hydrogen reduction, mechanical alloying (MA) and spark plasma sintering (SPS) techniques. The phase characterization, microstructure and oxidation resistance of the 16Cr-5Al-ODS steel were investigated in comparison with the Al free 16Cr-ODS steel. X-ray diffraction (XRD) patterns showed that the Al free and Al added 16Cr-ODS steels exhibited typical ferritic characteristic structure. The microstructure analysis investigated by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and energy dispersive spectrometry (EDS) revealed that Y-Ti-O complexes with particle size of 10-30 nm were formed in the Al free matrix and Y-Al-O complexes with particle size of 20-100 nm were formed in the Al contained high-Cr ODS steel matrix. These complexes are homogeneously distributed in the matrices. The fabricated 16Cr-5Al-ODS steel exhibited superior oxidation resistance compared with the Al free 16Cr-ODS steel and the commercial 304 stainless steel owing to the formation of continuous and dense Al2O3 film on the surface.

  11. Improvement of adhesion and barrier properties of biomedical stainless steel by deposition of YSZ coatings using RF magnetron sputtering

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    Sánchez-Hernández, Z.E.; Domínguez-Crespo, M.A.; Torres-Huerta, A.M.; Onofre-Bustamante, E.; Andraca Adame, J.; Dorantes-Rosales, H.

    2014-05-01

    The AISI 316L stainless steel (SS) has been widely used in both artificial knee and hip joints in biomedical applications. In the present study, yttria stabilized zirconia (YSZ, ZrO{sub 2} + 8% Y{sub 2}O{sub 3}) films were deposited on AISI 316L SS by radio-frequency magnetron sputtering using different power densities (50–250 W) and deposition times (30–120 min) from a YSZ target. The crystallographic orientation and surface morphology were studied using X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The effects of the surface modification on the corrosion performance of AISI 316L SS were evaluated in phosphate buffered saline (PBS) solution using an electrochemical test on both the virgin and coated samples. The YSZ coatings have a (111) preferred orientation during crystal growth along the c-axis for short deposition times (30–60 min), whereas a polycrystalline structure forms during deposition times from 90 to 120 min. The corrosion protective character of the YSZ coatings depends on the crystal size and film thickness. A significant increase in adhesion and corrosion resistance by at least a factor of 46 and a higher breakdown potential were obtained for the deposited coatings at 200 W (120 min). - Highlights: • Well-formed and protective YSZ coatings were achieved on AISI 316L SS substrates. • Films grown at high power and long deposition time have polycrystalline structures. • The crystal size varies from ∼ 5 to 30 nm as both power and deposition time increased. • The differences of corrosion resistance are attributed to internal film structure.

  12. Improved life of die casting dies of H13 steel by attaining improved mechanical properties and distortion control during heat treatment. Year 1 report, October 1994--September 1995

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    Wallace, J.F.; Schwam, D.

    1995-03-01

    Optimum heat treatment of dies (quenching) is critical in ensuring satisfactory service performance: rapid cooling rates increase the thermal fatigue/heat checking resistance of the steel, although very fast cooling rates can also lead to distortion and lower fracture toughness, increasing the danger of catastrophic fracture. Goal of this project is to increase die life by using fast enough quenching rates (> 30 F/min ave cooling rate from 1750 to 550 F, 1/2 in. below working surfaces) to obtain good toughness and fatigue resistance in Premium grade H-13 steel dies. An iterative approach of computer modeling validated by experiment was taken. Cooling curves during gas quenching of H-13 blocks and die shapes were measured under 2, 5, and 7.5 bar N2 and 4 bar Ar. Resulting dimensional changes and residual stresses were determined. To facilitate the computer modeling work, a database of H-13 mechanical and physical properties was compiled. Finite element analysis of the heat treated shapes was conducted. Good fit of modeled vs measured quenched rates was demonstrated for simple die shapes. The models predict well the phase transformation products from the quench. There is good fit between predicted and measured distortion contours; however magnitude of predicted distortion and residual stresses does not match well the measured values. Further fine tuning of the model is required.

  13. Thermomechanical processing and mechanical properties of hypereutectoid steels and cast irons

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    Lesuer, D.R.; Syn, C.K.; Sherby, O.D.

    1998-01-01

    Recent advances in metallurgy of hypereutectoid steels and cast irons show that unique properties, such ultrahigh hardness and strength, and superplasticity, are achievable. This book focuses on the mechanical properties of hypereutectoid steels and cast irons as influenced by thermomechanical processing and microstructure. Some topics covered are: (1) Hot workability of hypereutectoid tool steels; (2) Thermomechanical processing of austempered ductile iron: An overview; (3) Mechanical behavior of ultrahigh strength, ultrahigh carbon steel wire and rod; and (4) Tensile elongation behavior of fine-grained Fe-C alloys at elevated temperatures.

  14. Microbial-Influenced Corrosion of Corten Steel Compared with Carbon Steel and Stainless Steel in Oily Wastewater by Pseudomonas aeruginosa

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    Mansouri, Hamidreza; Alavi, Seyed Abolhasan; Fotovat, Meysam

    2015-07-01

    The microbial corrosion behavior of three important steels (carbon steel, stainless steel, and Corten steel) was investigated in semi petroleum medium. This work was done in modified nutrient broth (2 g nutrient broth in 1 L oily wastewater) in the presence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and mixed culture (as a biotic media) and an abiotic medium for 2 weeks. The behavior of corrosion was analyzed by spectrophotometric and electrochemical methods and at the end was confirmed by scanning electron microscopy. The results show that the degree of corrosion of Corten steel in mixed culture, unlike carbon steel and stainless steel, is less than P. aeruginosa inoculated medium because some bacteria affect Corten steel less than other steels. According to the experiments, carbon steel had less resistance than Corten steel and stainless steel. Furthermore, biofilm inhibits separated particles of those steels to spread to the medium; in other words, particles get trapped between biofilm and steel.

  15. Steel Microstructure Effect on Mechanical Properties and Corrosion Behavior of High Strength Low Carbon Steel

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    Barraza-Fierro, Jesus Israel; Campillo-Illanes, Bernardo; Li, Ximing; Castaneda, Homero

    2014-08-01

    Different thermomechanical treatments were applied to a high strength low carbon steel with a novel chemical composition. As a result, three different microstructures were produced with dissimilar mechanical and corrosion properties. Subsequently, a tempering heat treatment was applied to redistribute the phases in the steel. Microstructure A with 56 pct martensite and 32 pct bainite presented high strength but medium ductility; microstructure C with 95 pct ferrite and 3 pct martensite/austenite resulted in low strength and high ductility, and finally microstructure B with 98 pct bainite and 2 pct martensite/austenite resulted in high strength and ductility. Alternatively the corrosion behavior obtained by polarization curves was characterized in 0.1 M H2SO4, 3 M H2SO4, 3.5 wt pct NaCl, and NS4 solutions resulting in similar magnitudes, while the corrosion behavior acquired by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy had slightly differences in 3 M H2SO4.

  16. Dynamic nanomechanical properties of novel Si-rich intermetallic coatings growth on a medical 316 LVM steel by hot dipping in a hypereutectic Al-25Si alloy.

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    Frutos, E; Gonzlez-Carrasco, J L

    2015-06-01

    This aim of this study is to determine the elastoplastic properties of Ni-free Al3FeSi2 intermetallic coatings grown on medical stainless steel under different experimental conditions. Elastoplastic properties are defined by the plasticity index (PI), which correlates the hardness and the Young's modulus. Special emphasis is devoted to correlate the PI with the wear resistance under sliding contact, determined by scratch testing, and fracture toughness, determined by using a novel method based on successive impacts with small loads. With regard to the substrate, the developed coatings are harder and exhibit a lower Young's reduced modulus, irrespective of the experimental conditions. It has been shown that preheating of the samples prior to hot dipping and immersion influences the type and volume fraction of precipitates, which in turn also affect the nanomechanical properties. The higher the preheating temperature is, the greater the Young's reduced modulus is. For a given preheating condition, an increase of the immersion time yields a decrease in hardness. Although apparent friction coefficients of coated specimens are smaller than those obtained on AISI 316 LVM, they increase when using preheating or higher immersion times during processing, which correlates with the PI. The presence of precipitates produces an increase in fracture toughness, with values greater than those presented by samples processed on melted AlSi alloys with lower Si content (12 wt%). Therefore, these intermetallic coatings could be considered "hard but tough", suitable to enhance the wear resistance, especially when using short periods of immersion. PMID:25778350

  17. Evolution of Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Thermomechanically Processed Ultrahigh-Strength Steel

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    Bandyopadhyay, P. S.; Ghosh, S. K.; Kundu, S.; Chatterjee, S.

    2011-09-01

    In the present study, low carbon microalloyed ultrahigh-strength steel was manufactured on a pilot scale. Transformation of the aforesaid steel during continuous cooling was assessed. The steel sample was thermomechanically processed followed by air cooling and water quenching. Variation in microstructure and mechanical properties at different finish rolling temperatures (FRTs) was studied. A mixture of granular bainite and bainitic ferrite along with interlath and intralath precipitation of (Ti, Nb)CN particles is the characteristic microstructural feature of air-cooled steel. On the other hand, lath martensitic structure along with a similar type of microalloying precipitates of air-cooled steels is obtained in the case of water-quenched steel also. The best combination of strength (1440 to 1538 MPa) and ductility (11 to 16 pct) was achieved for the selected range of FRTs of water-quenched steel.

  18. HYDROGEN EFFECTS ON THE FRACTURE TOUGHNESS PROPERTIES OF FORGED STAINLESS STEELS

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    Morgan, M

    2008-03-28

    The effect of hydrogen on the fracture toughness properties of Types 304L, 316L and 21-6-9 forged stainless steels was investigated. Fracture toughness samples were fabricated from forward-extruded forgings. Samples were uniformly saturated with hydrogen after exposure to hydrogen gas at 34 MPa or 69 and 623 K prior to testing. The fracture toughness properties were characterized by measuring the J-R behavior at ambient temperature in air. The results show that the hydrogen-charged steels have fracture toughness values that were about 50-60% of the values measured for the unexposed steels. The reduction in fracture toughness was accompanied by a change in fracture appearance. Both uncharged and hydrogen-charged samples failed by microvoid nucleation and coalescence, but the fracture surfaces of the hydrogen-charged steels had smaller microvoids. Type 316L stainless steel had the highest fracture toughness properties and the greatest resistance to hydrogen degradation.

  19. High-temperature mechanical properties of near-eutectoid steel

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    Fu, Jun; Wang, Fu-ming; Hao, Fang; Jin, Gui-xiang

    2013-09-01

    The high-temperature mechanical properties of near-eutectoid steel were studied with a Gleeble-1500 simulation machine. Zero strength temperature (ZST), zero ductility temperature (ZDT), hot ductility curves, and strength curves were measured. Two brittle zones and one plastic zone were found in the temperature range from the melting point to 600°C. Embrittlement in zone I is caused by the existence of liquid film along dendritic interfaces. Ductility loss in zone III mainly results from precipitates and inclusions as well as S segregation along grain boundaries. Pearlite transformation also accounts for ductility deterioration in the temperature range of 700-600°C. Moreover, the straightening temperature of the test steel should be higher than 925°C for avoiding the initiation and propagation of surface cracks in billets.

  20. Effect of Nb Microalloying and Hot Rolling on Microstructure and Properties of Ultrathin Cast Strip Steels Produced by the CASTRIP Process

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    Xie, Kelvin Y.; Yao, Lan; Zhu, Chen; Cairney, Julie M.; Killmore, Chris R.; Barbaro, Frank J.; Williams, James G.; Ringer, Simon P.

    2011-08-01

    The microstructure and corresponding tensile properties of both plain and Nb-microalloyed grades of ultrathin cast strip (UCS) low alloy steel produced using the CASTRIP process were studied. Both as-cast and hot-rolled strip cast steels with various levels of Nb microalloying were manufactured and investigated in this study. Hot rolling had little effect on the yield strength of Nb microalloyed UCS specimens for a given chemical composition, but resulted in a slightly finer microstructure. The effect of Nb microalloying was significant, and this is attributable to the promotion of finer, tougher austenite transformation products such as bainite and acicular ferrite at the expense of large polygonal ferrite grains. A fine dispersion of Nb solute clusters was observed in all Nb-containing steels following hot rolling, and it is suggested that this also contributes to the observed strengthening.

  1. Mechanical properties of high manganese steels at cryogenic tempeatures

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    Hotiuchi, T.; Kasamatsu, Y.; Ogawa, R.; Shimada, M.; Tone, S.; Yamaga, M.

    1982-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the cryogenic properties of two kinds of high Mn steels in an attempt to develop a new cryogenic steel with a higher yield strength than 304LN or 316LN. Sample preparation as well as experimental procedure is described. Mechanical temperature-dependent test results are extensively plotted. Among these results are that high Mn steels are strengthened with N additions of more than 0.2% to meet a yield strength of more than 1 GPa at 4 K; that the fracture thoughness of high C and Mn steel increses with increases in the Mn, Ni, and Cu contents; that addition of Cr enhances the yield strength but deteriorates the fracture toughness; and that nitgroen-strengthened high Mn steels and High C and Mn steels high yield strength, excellent ductility and toughness at 4 K, and show sound EB and MIG welded joints. Results for various specific composite proportions are given.

  2. Structure and properties of nitrocarburized diffusion layers generated on high-speed steels

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    Babul, Tomasz; Nakonieczny, Aleksander; Senatorski, Jan; Kucharieva, Natalia

    2003-12-01

    This work analyzes the structure and properties of nitrocarburized diffusion cases generated on M2 type high-speed and 321 stainless steels in a thermochemical. Application of variable process temperatures in the range of 450 600 C and a variable process duration (2 6 h) enabled observation of growth kinetics of the layers on tested steel grades. Evaluation of properties of the cases obtained comprised hardness measurements and wear tests, carried out by the 3 cylinder-cone method. The evaluation showed that the nitrocarburizing process developed for high-speed and stainless steels yields hard surface layers with beneficial functional properties.

  3. Mechanical properties of weldments using irradiated stainless steel welded by the laser method for ITER blanket replacement

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    Yamada, Hirokazu; Kawamura, Hiroshi; Nagao, Yoshiharu; Takada, Fumiki; Kohno, Wataru

    2006-09-01

    In the case of a blanket module replacement in the ITER, cooling water pipe will be joined to irradiated pipe by the laser welding method. On the cooling water piping of the ITER blanket, various loads (the vibration of coolant flow, plasma disruption or deadweight of blanket) will be applied to the joint. Therefore, an evaluation of the mechanical properties of weldments using irradiated material is necessary for replacement of the cooling water piping of the ITER blanket. In this study, the bending strength of weldments on irradiated material using the laser welding method was evaluated. This study made clear that the bending strength of weldments using irradiated material with 3.3 appm He by the laser welding method was similar to that of weldments of un-irradiated material to un-irradiated material. On the weldments using irradiated material, small bubbles were observed at the grain boundaries in heat-affected zone because the coagulation of helium generated in irradiated material was accelerated by heat input from laser welding. However, small bubbles did not have a bad influence on the bending strength up to at least 300 °C.

  4. Microstructure and mechanical properties of 16 Cr-ODS ferritic steel for advanced nuclear energy system

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    Li, Shaofu; Zhou, Zhangjian; Wang, Man; Hu, Helong; Zou, Lei; Zhang, Guangming; Zhang, Liwei

    2013-03-01

    A 16Cr-0.5Ti-lW-0.35Y2O3 oxide dispersion strengthened (ODS) ferritic steel was fabricated by mechanically alloying and hot isostatic pressing (HIP). Subsequent thermo-mechanical treatments were performed to improve the microstructure homogeneous and service properties of the HIPed 16Cr-ODS steel. Nano-oxide particles were observed by TEM, which can be identified to be (Y, Ti) complex oxide by EDS and SAED. The mechanical property was measured by tensile test, and the oxidation behaviour of the ODS steel was performed at high temperature in a muffle.

  5. Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of a Nitride-Strengthened Reduced Activation Ferritic/Martensitic Steel

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    Zhou, Qiangguo; Zhang, Wenfeng; Yan, Wei; Wang, Wei; Sha, Wei; Shan, Yiyin; Yang, Ke

    2012-12-01

    Nitride-strengthened reduced activation ferritic/martensitic (RAFM) steels are developed taking advantage of the high thermal stability of nitrides. In the current study, the microstructure and mechanical properties of a nitride-strengthened RAFM steel with improved composition were investigated. Fully martensitic microstructure with fine nitrides dispersion was achieved in the steel. In all, 1.4 pct Mn is sufficient to suppress delta ferrite and assure the steel of the full martensitic microstructure. Compared to Eurofer97, the steel showed similar strength at room temperature but higher strength at 873 K (600 C). The steel exhibited very high impact toughness and a low ductile-to-brittle transition temperature (DBTT) of 243 K (-30 C), which could be further reduced by purification.

  6. Research concerning the mechanical and structural properties of warm rolled construction carbon steels

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    Medrea, C.; Negrea, G.; Domsa, S.

    2007-04-01

    Construction carbon steels represent an important steel class due to the large quantity in which it is produced. Generally, these steels are delivered in as-rolled or normalized condition heaving a ferrite-pearlite microstructure. For a given chemical composition, the mechanical characteristics of this microstructure are largely influenced by the grain size. Rolling is the deformation process which is most widely used for grain size refinement. Situated in the intermediate temperature range, warm-rolling presents certain advantages as compared to classical hot- or cold-working processes. The paper presents a study on the microstructure and mechanical properties of Ck15 carbon steel samples warm-rolled. After deformation, the microstructure was investigated by light microscopy. Hardness measurements were made on the section parallel to the rolling direction. The mechanical properties of the steel after warm-rolling were assessed by tensile and impact tests. Additional information concerning the fracture behavior of warm-rolled samples was obtained by examining the fracture surface by scanning electron microscopy. The microstructure of the steel proved to have good mechanical properties. By considering the technologic and energy aspects, the paper shows that warm-rolling can lead to the improvement of mechanical properties of construction carbon steels.

  7. Effect of Hydrogen on Tensile Properties of Ultrafine-Grained Type 310S Austenitic Stainless Steel Processed by High-Pressure Torsion

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    Mine, Yoji; Tachibana, Kazutaka; Horita, Zenji

    2011-06-01

    This study addresses a hydrogen effect on the tensile properties of a type 310S austenitic stainless steel with ultrafine-grained structures produced by high-pressure torsion (HPT) and subsequent annealing. The mean grain size was reduced to ~85 nm by the HPT processing. The grain size was increased by the post-HPT annealing, but the grain size of ~265 nm was retained after annealing at 1023 K (750 C). The tensile strength of ~1.2 GPa, which is approximately twice as much as that of the solution-treated specimen, was attained in the 1023 K (750 C) post-HPT-annealed specimen. The elongation to failure was restored up to ~15 pct by the post-HPT annealing, although it was still insufficient in comparison with the ~55 pct elongation of the solution-treated specimen. There was no change in the tensile strength of the HPT-processed specimens and the post-HPT-annealed specimens by hydrogen charging with the hydrogen content in the range of ~20 to 40 mass ppm. The HPT-processed and the 773 K (500 C) post-HPT-annealed specimens exhibited a ductility loss through the fully shear type fracture. The hydrogen charge into higher temperature post-HPT-annealed specimens with ?-FeCr precipitates led to a mild hydrogen embrittlement.

  8. Hydrogen Effect on Nanomechanical Properties of the Nitrided Steel

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    Barnoush, Afrooz; Asgari, Masoud; Johnsen, Roy; Hoel, Rune

    2013-02-01

    In situ electrochemical nanoindentation is used to examine the effect of electrochemically charged hydrogen on mechanical properties of the nitride layer on low-alloy 2.25Cr-1Mo martensitic structural steel. By application of this method, we were able to trace the changes in the mechanical properties due to the absorption of atomic hydrogen to different depths within the compound and diffusion layers. The results clearly show that the hydrogen charging of the nitriding layer can soften the layer and reduce the hardness within both the compound and the diffusion layers. The effect is completely reversible and by removal of the hydrogen, the hardness recovers to its original value. The reduction in hardness of the nitride layer does not correlate to the nitrogen concentration, but it seems to be influenced by the microstructure and residual stress within the compound and diffusion layers. Findings show that nitriding can be a promising way to control the hydrogen embrittlement of the tempered martensitic steels.

  9. Improved Life of Die Casting Dies of H13 Steel by Attaining Improved Mechanical Properties and Distortion Control During Heat Treatment

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    J. F. Wallace; D. Schwam

    1998-10-01

    The ultimate goal of this project is to increase die casting die life by using fast enough quenching rates to obtain good toughness and fatigue resistance in premium grade H-13 steel dies. The main tasks of the project were to compile a database on physical and mechanical properties of H-13; conduct gas quenching experiments to determine cooling rates of dies in difference vacuum furnaces; measure the as-quenched distortion of dies and the residual stresses; generate finite element analysis models to predict cooling rates, distortion, and residual stress of gas quenched dies; and establish rules and create PC-based expert system for prediction of cooling rates, distortion, and residual stress in vacuum/gas quenched H-13 dies. Cooling curves during gas quenching of H-13 blocks and die shapes have been measured under a variety of gas pressure. Dimensional changes caused by the gas quenching processes have been determined by accurate mapping of all surfaces with coordinate measuring machines before and after the quench. Residual stresses were determined by the ASTM E837 hole-drilling strain gage method. To facilitate the computer modeling work, a comprehensive database of H-13 mechanical and physical properties has been compiled. Finite element analysis of the heat treated shapes has been conducted using the TRAST/ABAQUS codes. There is a good fit between the predicted and measured distortion contours. However, the magnitude of the predicted distortion and residual stresses does not match well the measured values. Further fine tuning of the model is required before it can be used to predict distortion and residual stress in a quantitative manner. This last step is a prerequisite to generating rules for a reliable expert system.

  10. Influence of original microstructure on the transformation behavior and mechanical properties of ultra-high-strength TRIP-aided steel

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    Yin, Hong-xiang; Zhao, Ai-min; Zhao, Zheng-zhi; Li, Xiao; Li, Shuang-jiao; Hu, Han-jiang; Xia, Wei-guang

    2015-03-01

    The transformation behavior and tensile properties of an ultra-high-strength transformation-induced plasticity (TRIP) steel (0.2C-2.0Si-1.8Mn) were investigated by different heat treatments for automobile applications. The results show that F-TRIP steel, a traditional TRIP steel containing as-cold-rolled ferrite and pearlite as the original microstructure, consists of equiaxed grains of intercritical ferrite surrounded by discrete particles of M/RA and B. In contrast, M-TRIP steel, a modified TRIP-aided steel with martensite as the original microstructure, containing full martensite as the original microstructure is comprised of lath-shaped grains of ferrite separated by lath-shaped martensite/retained austenite and bainite. Most of the austenite in F-TRIP steel is granular, while the austenite in M-TRIP steel is lath-shaped. The volume fraction of the retained austenite as well as its carbon content is lower in F-TRIP steel than in M-TRIP steel, and austenite grains in M-TRIP steel are much finer than those in F-TRIP steel. Therefore, M-TRIP steel was concluded to have a higher austenite stability, resulting in a lower transformation rate and consequently contributing to a higher elongation compared to F-TRIP steel. Work hardening behavior is also discussed for both types of steel.

  11. Magnetic properties and internal friction of iron carbide powder steels

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    Ul`yanov, A.I.; Zagainov, A.V.; Gorkunov, E.S.

    1995-03-01

    The effect of the carbon content and the density on the magnetic properties and internal friction of iron carbide baked powder steels is investigated. It is shown that for a separate determination of the carbon content and the density of baked steels one needs to use the coercive force and the velocity of propagation of oscillations or the natural resonance frequency of the oscillations of the specimens, respectively.

  12. Weld Properties of a Free Machining Stainless Steel

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    J. A. Brooks; S. H. Goods; C. V. Robino

    2000-08-01

    The all weld metal tensile properties from gas tungsten arc and electron beam welds in free machining austenitic stainless steels have been determined. Ten heats with sulfur contents from 0.04 to 0.4 wt.% and a wide range in Creq/Nieq ratios were studied. Tensile properties of welds with both processes were related to alloy composition and solidification microstructure. The yield and ultimate tensile strengths increased with increasing Creq/Nieq ratios and ferrite content, whereas the ductility measured by RA at fracture decreased with sulfur content. Nevertheless, a range in alloy compositions was identified that provided a good combination of both strength and ductility. The solidification cracking response for the same large range of compositions are discussed, and compositions identified that would be expected to provide good performance in welded applications.

  13. Structure and properties of corrosion and wear resistant Cr-Mn-N steels

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    Lenel, U. R.; Knott, B. R.

    1987-06-01

    Steels containing about 12 pct Cr, 10 pct Mn, and 0.2 pct N have been shown to have an unstable austenitic microstructure and have good ductility, extreme work hardening, high fracture strength, excellent toughness, good wear resistance, and moderate corrosion resistance. A series of alloys containing 9.5 to 12.8 pct Cr, 5.0 to 10.4 pct Mn, 0.16 to 0.32 pct N, 0.05 pct C, and residual elements typical of stainless steels was investigated by microstructural examination and mechanical, abrasion, and corrosion testing. Microstructures ranged from martensite to unstable austenite. The unstable austenitic steels transformed to ? martensite on deformation and displayed very high work hardening, exceeding that of Hadfields manganese steels. Fracture strengths similar to high carbon martensitic stainless steels were obtained while ductility and toughness values were high, similar to austenitic stainless steels. Resistance to abrasive wear exceeded that of commercial abrasion resistant steels and other stainless steels. Corrosion resistance was similar to that of other 12 pct Cr steels. Properties were not much affected by minor compositional variations or rolled-in nitrogen porosity. In 12 pct Cr-10 pct Mn alloys, ingot porosity was avoided when nitrogen levels were below 0.19 pet, and austenitic microstructures were obtained when nitrogen levels exceeded 0.14 pct.

  14. Mechanical Properties and Microstructural Evolution of Welded Eglin Steel

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    Leister, Brett M.

    Eglin steel is a new ultra-high strength steel that has been developed at Eglin Air Force Base in the early 2000s. This steel could be subjected to a variety of processing steps during fabrication, each with its own thermal history. This article presents a continuous cooling transformation diagram developed for Eglin steel to be used as a guideline during processing. Dilatometry techniques performed on a Gleeble thermo-mechanical simulator were combined with microhardness results and microstructural characterization to develop the diagram. The results show that four distinct microstructures form within Eglin steel depending on the cooling rate. At cooling rates above about 1 C/s, a predominately martensitic microstructure is formed with hardness of 520 HV. Intermediate cooling rates of 1 C/s to 0.2 C/s produce a mixed martensitic/bainitic microstructure with a hardness that ranges from 520 - 420 HV. Slower cooling rates of 0.1 C/s to 0.03 C/s lead to the formation of a bainitic microstructure with a hardness of 420 HV. The slowest cooling rate of 0.01 C/s formed a bainitic microstructure with pearlite at the prior austenite grain boundaries. A comprehensive study was performed to correlate the mechanical properties and the microstructural evolution in the heat affected zone of thermally simulated Eglin steel. A Gleeble 3500 thermo-mechanical simulator was used to resistively heat samples of wrought Eglin steel according to calculated thermal cycles with different peak temperatures at a heat input of 1500 J/mm. These samples underwent mechanical testing to determine strength and toughness, in both the `as-simulated' condition and also following post-weld heat treatments. Mechanical testing has shown that the inter-critical heat affected zone (HAZ) has the lowest strength following thermal simulation, and the fine-grain and coarse-grain heat affected zone having an increased strength when compared to the inter-critical HAZ. The toughness of the heat affected zone in the as-simulated condition is lower than that of the base metal. Post-weld heat treatments (PWHT) have been shown to increase the toughness of the HAZ, but at the expense of strength. In addition, certain combinations of PWHTs within specific HAZ regions have exhibited low toughness caused by tempered martensite embrittlement or intergranular failure. Synchrotron X-ray diffraction data has shown that Eglin steel has retained austenite in the fine-grain HAZ in the as-simulated condition. In addition, alloy carbides (M23C 6, M2C, M7C3) have been observed in the diffraction spectra for the fine-grain and coarse-grain HAZ following a PWHT of 700 C / 4 hours. A first attempt at thermodynamic modeling has been undertaken using MatCalc to try to predict the evolution of carbides in the HAZ following thermal cycling and PWHT.

  15. The effects of hydrogen on the fracture toughness properties of upset welded stainless steel

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    Morgan, M.T.

    1995-06-01

    The effects of hydrogen on the fracture toughness properties of upset welded Type 304L stainless steel were measured and compared to those measured previously for as-received and as-welded steels. The results showed that the upset welded steels had good fracture toughness properties, but values were lower than the as-received material. The fracture toughness value of the base material was 6420 in-lbs/sq. in., while the welded steels averaged 3660 in-lbs/sq. in. Hydrogen exposure lowered the fracture toughness values of the as-received steel by 43 % to 3670 in-lbs/sq. in. and the welded steels by 21 % to 2890 in-lbs/sq. in. The fracture morphologies of the unexposed steels showed that ductile fracture occurred by the microvoid nucleation and growth process. The size of the microvoids on the fracture surfaces of the welded steels were much smaller and more closely spaced that those found on the base material fracture surfaces. The change in the size and spacing of the microvoids indicates that the fracture toughness properties of the welded steels were lower than the base steels because of the higher concentration of microscopic precipitates on the weld plane. The welds examined thus far have been {open_quotes}good{close_quotes} welds and the presence of these precipitates was not apparent in standard {open_quotes}low{close_quotes}-magnification metallographic sections of the weld planes. The results indicate that hydrogen did not weaken greatly the solid-state welds but that other inclusions or impurities present prior to welding did. Improvements in surface cleaning and preparation prior to welding should be explored as a way to improve the strength of solid-state welded joints.

  16. Mechanical properties of structural amorphous steels: Intrinsic correlations, conflicts, and optimizing strategies

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    Liu, Z. Q. Zhang, Z. F.

    2013-12-28

    Amorphous steels have demonstrated superior properties and great potentials for structural applications since their emergence, yet it still remains unclear about how and why their mechanical properties are correlated with other factors and how to achieve intended properties by designing their compositions. Here, the intrinsic interdependences among the mechanical, thermal, and elastic properties of various amorphous steels are systematically elucidated and a general trade-off relation is exposed between the strength and ductility/toughness. Encouragingly, a breakthrough is achievable that the strength and ductility/toughness can be simultaneously improved by tuning the compositions. The composition dependences of the properties and alloying effects are further analyzed thoroughly and interpreted from the fundamental plastic flow and atomic bonding characters. Most importantly, systematic strategies are outlined for optimizing the mechanical properties of the amorphous steels. The study may help establish the intrinsic correlations among the compositions, atomic structures, and properties of the amorphous steels, and provide useful guidance for their alloy design and property optimization. Thus, it is believed to have implications for the development and applications of the structural amorphous steels.

  17. Mechanical properties of structural amorphous steels: Intrinsic correlations, conflicts, and optimizing strategies

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    Liu, Z. Q.; Zhang, Z. F.

    2013-12-01

    Amorphous steels have demonstrated superior properties and great potentials for structural applications since their emergence, yet it still remains unclear about how and why their mechanical properties are correlated with other factors and how to achieve intended properties by designing their compositions. Here, the intrinsic interdependences among the mechanical, thermal, and elastic properties of various amorphous steels are systematically elucidated and a general trade-off relation is exposed between the strength and ductility/toughness. Encouragingly, a breakthrough is achievable that the strength and ductility/toughness can be simultaneously improved by tuning the compositions. The composition dependences of the properties and alloying effects are further analyzed thoroughly and interpreted from the fundamental plastic flow and atomic bonding characters. Most importantly, systematic strategies are outlined for optimizing the mechanical properties of the amorphous steels. The study may help establish the intrinsic correlations among the compositions, atomic structures, and properties of the amorphous steels, and provide useful guidance for their alloy design and property optimization. Thus, it is believed to have implications for the development and applications of the structural amorphous steels.

  18. Effects of elemental Sn on the properties and inclusions of the free-cutting steel

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    Chen, Shao-chun; Zhu, Rong; Xue, Li-qiu; Lin, Teng-chang; Li, Jing-she; Lin, Yang

    2015-02-01

    A new environment-friendly free-cutting steel alloyed with elemental Sn (Y20Sn) was developed to meet the requirements of machinability and mechanical properties according to GB/T87311988. The machinability of the steel is enhanced by the segregation of elemental Sn at grain boundaries. The effect of Sn segregation on intergranular brittle fracture at normal cutting temperature from 250C to 400C is confirmed. The formation mechanism of main inclusions MnS is influenced by the presence of Sn and the attachment of Sn around MnS itself as a surfactant, and this mechanism also explains the improvement in machinability and mechanical properties of the steel. In the steel, the relevant inclusions are mainly spherical or axiolitic, and are uniformly distributed in small volume. Such inclusions improve the machinability of the steel and do not impair the mechanical properties as well. Experimental results demonstrate that the appropriate content of Sn in the steel is 0.03wt% to 0.08wt%, and the remaining composition is close to that of standard Y20 steel.

  19. Mechanical Properties of TRIP Steel Microalloyed with Ti

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    Krizan, Daniel; De Cooman, Bruno C.

    2014-07-01

    The precipitation state, microstructure, retained austenite stability, and mechanical properties of cold-rolled Ti-microalloyed CMnAlSiP TRIP steel were investigated. The precipitation state was analyzed in each processing step by means of transmission electron microscopy, chemical analysis using the anodic dissolution method, and by model calculations. Ti additions refined the microstructure mainly by the pinning of austenite and ferrite grain boundaries by various Ti-containing precipitates. Ti additions also resulted in a refinement of the size of the retained austenite islands and caused a slight decrease of the volume fraction and carbon content of the retained austenite. The morphology of the retained austenite was also changed and the stability of the retained austenite decreased, but Ti addition still resulted in an adequate strength-ductility balance and a tensile strength close to 1 GPa.

  20. 46 CFR 54.25-20 - Low temperature operation-ferritic steels with properties enhanced by heat treatment (modifies...

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    2013-10-01

    ... section VIII of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (incorporated by reference; see 46 CFR 54.01-1... and of fracture appearance in percentage shear, which are recorded for information when complying...

  1. Influence of tensile stress on permeability properties of type 304 stainless steel

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    Kinoshita, K.

    2015-05-01

    The permeability properties of type SUS304 stainless steel (SUS304 steel) were evaluated under different values of tensile stress using the electromagnetic impedance method. The impedance-magnetic-field curve of SUS304 steel, which corresponds to the permeability-magnetic field-curve, was measured under tensile stresses of 0, 70, and 140 MPa for specimens subjected to prestrains of 5% to 40% to change the martensite fraction. The impedance curves were measured in the length (tensile) direction and the width direction. The results showed that the tensile direction was the magnetic hard axis of the martensite phase in SUS304 steel. The applied stress sensitivity of the permeability in SUS304 steel was affected by the volume fraction, residual stress, stress distribution according to the orientation angle of the martensite phase, and their interactions.

  2. Influence of thermal aging on microstructure and mechanical properties of CLAM steel

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    Huang, Lixin; Hu, Xue; Yang, Chunguang; Yan, Wei; Xiao, Furen; Shan, Yiyin; Yang, Ke

    2013-11-01

    In order to investigate the influence of thermal aging on microstructure and mechanical properties of CLAM (China low activation martensitic) steel, a comparison study was made on the as-tempered and the aged steels. The tempered CLAM steels were subjected to aging treatment at 600 C for 1100 h and 3000 h, and at 650 C for 1100 h, respectively. The changes of microstructure were characterized by both transmission electron microscope (TEM) and scanning electron microscope (SEM). The mechanical properties were evaluated by Charpy impact, tensile and Vickers hardness tests. The upper shelf energy (USE) of the thermal aged CLAM steel decreased with the extension of aging time, while the yield strength changed slightly. After long-term thermal aging, the MX type precipitates remained stable. The coarsening of M23C6 and the formation of Laves phase were confirmed by scanning/transmission electron microscopes. The Laves phase was the main factor leading to the increase of DBTT.

  3. Effects of heat treatment on the microstructures and mechanical properties of a new type of nitrogen-containing die steel

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    Li, Jing-yuan; Zhao, Peng; Yanagimoto, Jun; Sugiyama, Sumio; Chen, Yu-lai

    2012-06-01

    Nitrogen can increase the strength of steels without weakening the toughness and improve the corrosion resistance at the same time. Compared with conventional nitrogen-free die steels, a new type of nitrogen-containing die steel was developed with many superior properties, such as high strength, high hardness, and good toughness. This paper focused on the effects of heat treatment on the microstructures and mechanical properties of the new type of nitrogen-containing die steel, which were investigated by the optimized deformation process and heat treatment. Isothermal spheroidal annealing and high-temperature quenching as well as high-temperature tempering were applied in the experiment by means of an orthogonal method after the steel was multiply forged. The mechanical properties of nitrogen-containing die steel forgings are better than the standard of NADCA #207-2003.

  4. Microstructure and Corrosion Properties of AlCoCrFeNi High Entropy Alloy Coatings Deposited on AISI 1045 Steel by the Electrospark Process

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    Li, Q. H.; Yue, T. M.; Guo, Z. N.; Lin, X.

    2013-04-01

    Electrospark deposition (ESD) was employed to clad the AlCoCrFeNi high-entropy alloy (HEA) on AISI 1045 carbon steel. The relationship between the microstructure and corrosion properties of the HEA-coated specimens was studied and compared with that of the copper-molded cast HEA material. Two major microstructural differences were found between the cast HEA material and the HEA coatings. First, the cast material comprises both columnar and equiaxed crystals with a columnar-to-equiaxed transition (CET), whereas the HEA coatings consist of an entirely columnar crystal structure. The CET phenomenon was analyzed based on Hunt's criterion. Second, unlike the cast HEA material, there was no obvious Cr-rich interdendritic segregation and nano-sized precipitate distributed within the dendrites of the HEA coating. With regard to corrosion properties, the corrosion current of the HEA-coated specimen was significantly lower than for the 1045 steel and the cast HEA material. This was attributed to the ESD specimen having a relatively high Cr oxide and Al oxide content at the surface. Moreover, for the ESD specimen, the absence of Cr-rich interdendritic phase and second-phase precipitation resulted in a relatively uniform corrosion attack, which is different from the severe galvanic corrosion attack that occurred in the cast specimen.

  5. Regression relations for estimating the mechanical properties of steels subjected to solid-solution hardening

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    Protopopov, E. A.; Val'ter, A. I.; Protopopov, A. A.; Malenko, P. I.

    2015-07-01

    An approach is proposed to obtain regression relations to estimate the mechanical properties of steels subjected to solid-solution hardening. The applicability of the developed approach is shown for hot-rolled sheet austenitic iron-nickel and nickel alloys after quenching, toughened low-alloy structural steels with a sorbite structure in the case of full hardenabilty, sheet corrosion-resistant ferritic steels after softening heat treatment, and corrosion-resistant austenitic steels after austenitization. The derived regression relations serve as the basis for correcting the chemical composition of a metal melt to ensure the required level of the mechanical properties of ready products by controlling the degree of solid-solution hardening.

  6. Effect of tin addition on the microstructure and properties of ferritic stainless steel

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    Li, Yang; Han, Ji-peng; Jiang, Zhou-hua; He, Pan

    2015-01-01

    This article reports the effects of Sn on the inclusions as well as the mechanical properties and hot workability of ferritic stainless steel. Precipitation phases and inclusions in Sn-bearing ferritic stainless steel were observed, and the relationship between the workability and the microstructure of the steel was established. Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopic analysis of the steel reveals that an almost pure Sn phase forms and MnS-Sn compound inclusions appear in the steel with a higher Sn content. Little Sn segregation was observed in grain boundaries and in the areas around sulfide inclusions; however, the presence of Sn does not adversely affect the workability of the steel containing 0.4wt% Sn. When the Sn content is 0.1wt%-0.4wt%, Sn improves the tensile strength and the plastic strain ratio and also improves the plasticity with increasing temperature. A mechanism of improving the workability of ferritic stainless steel induced by Sn addition was discussed: the presence of Sn lowers the defect concentration in the ultra-pure ferritic lattice and the good distribution of tin in the lattice overcomes the problem of hot brittleness that occurs in low-carbon steel as a result of Sn segregation.

  7. Burst properties of irradiated oxide dispersion strengthened ferritic steel claddings

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    Yoshitake, T.; Ohmori, T.; Miyakawa, S.

    2002-12-01

    The effects of fast neutron irradiation on the burst properties of oxide dispersion strengthened (ODS) ferritic steel claddings which were previously manufactured by warm working as the first trial cladding tube manufacturing in Japan Nuclear Cycle Development Institute, were investigated. The samples were irradiated in the experimental fast reactor JOYO using the core material irradiation rig (CMIR) at temperatures between 723 and 878 K to fast neutron fluences ranging from 2.1 to 4.210 26 n/m 2 ( E>0.1 MeV). The burst tests were conducted on a total of four irradiation conditions. The result of burst tests showed that the burst strength of the irradiated claddings was higher than that of unirradiated at the test temperatures up to 873 K and that the diametrical strain just before rupture of irradiated specimens was almost similar to unirradiated one. It was suggested that there was no irradiation embrittlement under the irradiation conditions examined.

  8. Investigation of the structure and properties of titanium-stainless steel permanent joints obtained by laser welding with the use of intermediate inserts and nanopowders

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    Cherepanov, A. N.; Orishich, A. M.; Pugacheva, N. B.; Shapeev, V. P.

    2015-03-01

    Results of an experimental study of the structure, the phase composition, and the mechanical properties of laser-welded joints of 3-mm thick titanium and 12Kh18N10T steel sheets obtained with the use of intermediate inserts and nanopowdered modifying additives are reported. It is shown that that such parameters as the speed of welding, the radiation power, and the laser-beam focal spot position all exert a substantial influence on the welding-bath process and on the seam structure formed. In terms of chemical composition, most uniform seams with the best mechanical strength are formed at a 1-m/min traverse speed of laser and 2.35-kW laser power, with the focus having been positioned at the lower surface of the sheets. Under all other conditions being identical, uplift of the focus to workpiece surface or to a higher position results in unsteady steel melting, in a decreased depth and reduced degree of the diffusion-induced mixing of elements, and in an interpolate connection formed according to the soldering mechanism in the root portion of the seam. The seam material is an over-saturated copper-based solid solution of alloying elements with homogeneously distributed intermetallic disperse particles (Ti(Fe, Cr)2 and TiCu3) contained in this alloy. Brittle fracture areas exhibiting cleavage and quasi-cleavage facets correspond to coarse Ti(Fe, Cr)2 intermetallic particles or to diffusion zones primarily occurring at the interface with the titanium alloy. The reported data and the conclusions drawn from the numerical calculations of the thermophysical processes of welding of 3-mm thick titanium and steel sheets through an intermediate copper insert are in qualitative agreement with the experimental data. The latter agreement points to adequacy of the numerical description of the melting processes of contacting materials versus welding conditions and focal-spot position in the system.

  9. Impact Welding of Aluminum to Copper and Stainless Steel by Vaporizing Foil Actuator: Effect of Heat Treatment Cycles on Mechanical Properties and Microstructure

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    Vivek, Anupam; Hansen, Steven; Benzing, Jake; He, Mei; Daehn, Glenn

    2015-10-01

    This work studies the mechanical property effect of microstructure on impact welds of aluminum alloy AA6061 with both copper alloy Cu 110 and stainless steel AISI 304. AA6061-T6 and T4 temper aluminum sheets of 1 mm thickness were launched toward copper and stainless steel targets using the vaporizing foil actuator technique. Flyer plate velocities, measured via photonic Doppler velocimetry, were observed to be approximately 800 m/s. The welded aluminum-copper samples were subjected to instrumented peel testing, microhardness testing, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, and scanning electron microscopy. The welded joints exhibited cracks through their continuous intermetallic layers. The cracks were impeded upon encountering a ductile metallic wave. The welds created with T6 temper flyer sheets were found to have smaller intermetallic-free and wavy interface regions as compared to those created with T4 temper flyer sheets. Peel strength tests of the two weld combinations resulted in failure along the interface in the case of the T6 flyer welds, while the failure generally occurred in the parent aluminum for the T4 temper flyer welds. Half of the T4 flyer welds were subjected to aging for 18 h at 433 K (160 °C) to convert the aluminum sheet to the T6 condition. Although the aged flyer material did not attain the hardness of the as-received T6 material, it was found to be significantly stronger than the T4 material. These welds retained their strength after the aging process, and diffusion across the interface was minimal. The welded aluminum-stainless steel samples were analyzed on a more basic level than aluminum-copper samples, but were found to exhibit similar results.

  10. Influence of Steel Melting Processes on Tensile Properties of 14Cr-15Ni-Ti Stainless Steel

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    Nandagopal, M.; Parameswaran, P.; Vijayanand, V. D.; Laha, K.; Mathew, M. D.

    2011-06-01

    A titanium-modified 14Cr-15Ni-2Mo austenitic stainless steel, known as alloy D9, has been chosen as the material for the fuel cladding and hexagonal wrapper of the Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor presently under construction at Kalpakkam. The alloy is generally produced by double vacuum melting process consisting of Vacuum Induction Melting (VIM) followed by Vacuum Arc Remelting (VAR). An alternate route consisting of vacuum induction melting followed by electro slag refining (ESR) has been employed to produce the alloy with lower inclusion content Tensile studies were carried out at various temperatures between ambient and 1023 K at an interval of 50 K and strain rate of 1.2 10-3 s-1 on the steels in 20% coldworked condition. Tensile properties of both VAR grade and ESR grade material were found to be similar. The influence of the secondary processing routes on the mechanical properties of alloy D9 is studied.

  11. EFFECT OF VANADIUM ON STRUCTURE-PROPERTY RELATIONS OF DUAL PHASE Fe/Mn/Si/0.1C STEELS

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    Nakagawa, Alvin; Koo, J.Y.; Thomas, G.

    1981-03-01

    The role of vanadium on the structure-property relations of dual phase Fe/Mn/Si/0.1C steels has been investigated. After intercritical annealing at 800C, the steels with and without V were either iced brine quenched or air cooled. The steels were also solution treated at 900C and subsequently air cooled. Although V modified the resultant microstructure, especially the morphology of carbides, the corresponding mechanical properties are not significantly affected by the modified microstructures. It is concluded that V is not beneficial to such dual phase low carbon steels.

  12. IRRADIATION CREEP AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF TWO FERRITIC-MARTENSITIC STEELS IRRADIATED IN THE BN-350 FAST REACTOR

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    Porollo, S. I.; Konobeev, Yu V.; Dvoriashin, A. M.; Budylkin, N. I.; Mironova, E. G.; Leontyeva-Smirnova, M. V.; Loltukhovsky, A. G.; Bochvar, A. A.; Garner, Francis A.

    2002-09-01

    Russian ferritic/martensitic steels EP-450 and EP-823 were irradiated to 20-60 dpa in the BN-350 fast reactor in the form of pressurized creep tubes and small rings used for mechanical property tests. Data derived from these steels serves to enhance our understanding of the general behavior of this class of steels. It appears that these steels exhibit behavior that is very consistent with that of Western steels. Swelling is relatively low at high neutron exposure and confined to temperatures less then 420 degrees C, but may be camouflaged somewhat by precipitation-related densification. The irradiation creep studies confirm that the creep compliance of F/M steels is about one-half that of austenitic steels, and that the loss of strength at test temperatures above 500 degrees C is a problem generic to all F/M steels. This conclusion is supported by post-irradiation measurement of short-term mechanical properties. At temperatures below 500 degrees C both steels retain their high strength (yield stress 0.2=550-600 MPa), but at higher test temperatures a sharp decrease of strength properties occurs. However, the irradiated steels still retain high post-irradiation ductility at test temperatures in the range of 20-700 degrees C.

  13. MICROSTRUCTURE AND MECHANICAL PROPERTY PERFORMANCE OF COMMERCIAL GRADE API PIPELINE STEELS IN HIGH PRESSURE GASEOUS HYDROGEN

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    Stalheim, Mr. Douglas; Boggess, Todd; San Marchi, Chris; Jansto, Steven; Somerday, Dr. B; Muralidharan, Govindarajan; Sofronis, Prof. Petros

    2010-01-01

    The continued growth of the world s developing countries has placed an ever increasing demand on traditional fossil fuel energy sources. This development has lead to increasing research and development of alternative energy sources. Hydrogen gas is one of the potential alternative energy sources under development. Currently the most economical method of transporting large quantities of hydrogen gas is through steel pipelines. It is well known that hydrogen embrittlement has the potential to degrade steel s mechanical properties when hydrogen migrates into the steel matrix. Consequently, the current pipeline infrastructure used in hydrogen transport is typically operated in a conservative fashion. This operational practice is not conducive to economical movement of significant volumes of hydrogen gas as an alternative to fossil fuels. The degradation of the mechanical properties of steels in hydrogen service is known to depend on the microstructure of the steel. Understanding the levels of mechanical property degradation of a given microstructure when exposed to hydrogen gas under pressure can be used to evaluate the suitability of the existing pipeline infrastructure for hydrogen service and guide alloy and microstructure design for new hydrogen pipeline infrastructure. To this end, the 2 Copyright 2010 by ASME microstructures of relevant steels and their mechanical properties in relevant gaseous hydrogen environments must be fully characterized to establish suitability for transporting hydrogen. A project to evaluate four commercially available pipeline steels alloy/microstructure performance in the presences of gaseous hydrogen has been funded by the US Department of Energy along with the private sector. The microstructures of four pipeline steels were characterized and then tensile testing was conducted in gaseous hydrogen and helium at pressures of 800, 1600 and 3000 psi. Based on measurements of reduction of area, two of the four steels that performed the best across the pressure range were selected for evaluation of fracture and fatigue performance in gaseous hydrogen at 800 and 3000 psi. This paper will describe the work performed on four commercially available pipeline steels in the presence of gaseous hydrogen at pressures relevant for transport in pipelines. Microstructures and mechanical property performances will be compared. In addition, recommendations for future work related to gaining a better understanding of steel pipeline performance in hydrogen service will be discussed.

  14. Microstructure and mechanical properties of quenched and tempered 300M steel

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    Youngblood, J. L.; Raghavan, M.

    1978-01-01

    Type 300M steel, which is being used for the landing gear on the space shuttle orbiter, was subjected to a wide range of quenched and tempered heat treatments. The plane-strain fracture toughness and the tensile ultimate and yield strengths were evaluated. Cryogenic mechanical properties were obtained for conventionally heat-treated steel. The microstructure of all heat-treated test coupons was studied both optically and by transmission electron microscopy. Fracture surfaces were studied by means of scanning electron microscopy. Results indicate that substantial improvement in toughness with no loss in strength can be accomplished in quenched and tempered steel by austenitizing at 1255 K or higher. Low fracture toughness in conventionally austenitized 300M steel (1144 K) appears to be caused by undissolved precipitates, seen both in the submicrostructure and on the fracture surface, which promote failure by quasi-cleavage. The precipitates appeared to dissolve in the range 1200 to 1255 K.

  15. Effect of Alloying Elements on Tensile Properties, Microstructure, and Corrosion Resistance of Reinforcing Bar Steel

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    Panigrahi, B. K.; Srikanth, S.; Sahoo, G.

    2009-11-01

    The effect of copper, phosphorus, and chromium present in a semikilled reinforcing bar steel produced by in-line quenching [thermomechanical treatment (TMT)] process on the tensile properties, microstructure, and corrosion resistance of steel in simulated chloride environment has been investigated. The results have been compared with that of a semikilled C-Mn reinforcing bar steel without these alloying elements produced by the same process route. Though the amount of phosphorus (0.11 wt.%) was higher than that specified by ASTM A 706 standard, the Cu-P-Cr steel exhibited a composite microstructure, and good balance of yield stress, tensile stress, elongation, and ultimate tensile to yield stress ratio. Two conventional test methods, namely, the salt fog, and potentiodynamic polarization tests, were used for the corrosion test. The rust formed on Cu-P-Cr steel was adherent, and was of multiple colors, while the corrosion products formed on the C-Mn steel were weakly adherent and relatively darker blue. Also, the free corrosion potential of the Cu-P-Cr steel was nobler, and the corrosion current was markedly lower than that of a C-Mn rebar. The Cu-P-Cr steel did not develop any pits/deep grooves on its surface even after the prolonged exposure to salt fog. The improved corrosion resistance of the Cu-P-Cr steel has been attributed to the presence of copper, phosphorus, and small amount of chromium in the dense, adherent rust layer on the surface of reinforcing steel bar. A schematic mechanism of charge transfer has been proposed to explain the improved corrosion resistance of the Cu-P-Cr alloyed TMT rebar.

  16. Comparison between properties of steels implanted with unseparated ions and a selected ion

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    Iwaki, Masaya; Okabe, Yoshio; Namba, Susumu; Yoshida, Kiyota

    1981-10-01

    Wear and corrosion properties of implanted steels with unseparated ions have been examined by comparing them with those of specimens implanted with selected ions. The gate-valve with a simple target chamber was made for performance of ion implantation without mass separation. Ion beams were produced by an rf-type ion-gun for gaseous elements and by the hollow-cathode type ion-gun for metal elements in order to achieve as pure a beam of ions as possible. When nitrogen or chromium is used as a main element, implanted steels have almost the same properties as those implanted with a single element. The results show that ion implantation in steels even without mass separation is beneficial enough to improve the surface properties.

  17. Effects of Aging Structures and Humidity on Fatigue Properties of Maraging Steel

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    Hayashi, Kousuke; Nagano, Takanori; Moriyama, Michihiko; Wang, Xishu; Kawagoishi, Norio

    Effects of aging structures and humidity on fatigue properties of 350 grade 18% Ni maraging steel were investigated under rotating bending in relative humidity of 25% and 85%. Aging conditions tested were a conventional single aging and a double one which was aged at low temperature after the conventional aging. In each aging, under and peak aged steels were prepared. Tensile strength was increased by the double aging without reduction of the ductility. Proportional relation between fatigue limit and Vickers hardness held until 750HV in low humidity. However fatigue strength was largely decreased by high humidity, especially in the peak aged steel at the single aging. The decrease in fatigue strength by high humidity was mainly caused by the acceleration of a crack initiation due to the anodic dissolution. The acceleration of a crack initiation was larger in the steel peak aged at the single aging with larger precipitated particles.

  18. Application of the Materials-by-Design Methodology to Redesign a New Grade of the High-Strength Low-Alloy Class of Steels with Improved Mechanical Properties and Processability

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    Grujicic, M.; Snipes, J. S.; Ramaswami, S.

    2015-12-01

    An alternative to the traditional trial-and-error empirical approach for the development of new materials is the so-called materials-by-design approach. Within the latter approach, a material is treated as a complex system and its design and optimization is carried out by employing computer-aided engineering analyses, predictive tools, and available material databases. In the present work, the materials-by-design approach is utilized to redesign a grade of high-strength low-alloy (HSLA) class of steels with improved mechanical properties (primarily strength and fracture toughness), processability (e.g., castability, hot formability, and weldability), and corrosion resistance. Toward that end, a number of material thermodynamics, kinetics of phase transformations, and physics of deformation and fracture computational models and databases have been developed/assembled and utilized within a multi-disciplinary, two-level material-by-design optimization scheme. To validate the models, their prediction is compared against the experimental results for the related steel HSLA100. Then the optimization procedure is employed to determine the optimal chemical composition and the tempering schedule for a newly designed grade of the HSLA class of steels with enhanced mechanical properties, processability, and corrosion resistance.

  19. Application of the Materials-by-Design Methodology to Redesign a New Grade of the High-Strength Low-Alloy Class of Steels with Improved Mechanical Properties and Processability

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    Grujicic, M.; Snipes, J. S.; Ramaswami, S.

    2016-01-01

    An alternative to the traditional trial-and-error empirical approach for the development of new materials is the so-called materials-by-design approach. Within the latter approach, a material is treated as a complex system and its design and optimization is carried out by employing computer-aided engineering analyses, predictive tools, and available material databases. In the present work, the materials-by-design approach is utilized to redesign a grade of high-strength low-alloy (HSLA) class of steels with improved mechanical properties (primarily strength and fracture toughness), processability (e.g., castability, hot formability, and weldability), and corrosion resistance. Toward that end, a number of material thermodynamics, kinetics of phase transformations, and physics of deformation and fracture computational models and databases have been developed/assembled and utilized within a multi-disciplinary, two-level material-by-design optimization scheme. To validate the models, their prediction is compared against the experimental results for the related steel HSLA100. Then the optimization procedure is employed to determine the optimal chemical composition and the tempering schedule for a newly designed grade of the HSLA class of steels with enhanced mechanical properties, processability, and corrosion resistance.

  20. Mechanical Properties of Heat Affected Zone of High Strength Steels

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    Sefcikova, K.; Brtnik, T.; Dolejs, J.; Keltamaki, K.; Topilla, R.

    2015-11-01

    High Strength Steels became more popular as a construction material during last decade because of their increased availability and affordability. On the other hand, even though general use of Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS) is expanding, the wide utilization is limited because of insufficient information about their behaviour in structures. The most widely used technique for joining steels is fusion welding. The welding process has an influence not only on the welded connection but on the area near this connection, the so-called heat affected zone, as well. For that reason it is very important to be able to determine the properties in the heat affected zone (HAZ). This area of investigation is being continuously developed in dependence on significant progress in material production, especially regarding new types of steels available. There are currently several types of AHSS on the world market. Two most widely used processes for AHSS production are Thermo-Mechanically Controlled Processing (TMCP) and Quenching in connection with Tempering. In the presented study, TMCP and QC steels grade S960 were investigated. The study is focused on the changes of strength, ductility, hardness and impact strength in heat affected zone based on the used amount of heat input.

  1. Mechanical properties of low activating martensitic 8?10% CrWVTa steels of type OPTIFER

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    Schfer, L.; Schirra, M.; Ehrlich, K.

    1996-10-01

    A series of low activating steels (OPTIFER-Ia, Ib, II, III and IV) has been developed as materials for the first wall and blanket structures of a future fusion device. The steels have been characterized by metallurgical examinations and by tests of the mechanical properties using tensile, impact bending and creep rupture tests. In comparison with conventional martensitic 9-12% CrMoVNb steels (e.g., MANET and P91 steels) a strong improvement of upper shelf impact energy and a remarkable shift to lower DBTT = -118C was obtained, whereas other mechanical data are similar. Fracture toughness can be optimized by proper selection of austenitization temperature, quenching and tempering treatment with a preference of a lower austenitizing temperature.

  2. Corrosion inhibition of steel by bacteria

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    Hernandez, G.; Kucera, V.; Thierry, D.; Pedersen, A. ); Hermansson, M. . Dept. of General and Marine Microbiology)

    1994-08-01

    Mild steel was exposed to Pseudomonas sp. S9 or Serratia marcescens in synthetic seawater. An increase in corrosion resistance over that i natural seawater was monitored by electrochemical techniques. Biological analyses were performed to characterize the system. The inhibition effect also was observed when mild steel was coated with bacteria and then immersed in synthetic seawater. When specimens coated with bacteria were transferred to a natural seawater flow system, the inhibition effect disappeared during the first 2 weeks.

  3. A Novel Ni-Containing Powder Metallurgy Steel with Ultrahigh Impact, Fatigue, and Tensile Properties

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    Wu, Ming-Wei; Shu, Guo-Jiun; Chang, Shih-Ying; Lin, Bing-Hao

    2014-08-01

    The impact toughness of powder metallurgy (PM) steel is typically inferior, and it is further impaired when the microstructure is strengthened. To formulate a versatile PM steel with superior impact, fatigue, and tensile properties, the influences of various microstructures, including ferrite, pearlite, bainite, and Ni-rich areas, were identified. The correlations between impact toughness with other mechanical properties were also studied. The results demonstrated that ferrite provides more resistance to impact loading than Ni-rich martensite, followed by bainite and pearlite. However, Ni-rich martensite presents the highest transverse rupture strength (TRS), fatigue strength, tensile strength, and hardness, followed by bainite, pearlite, and ferrite. With 74 pct Ni-rich martensite and 14 pct bainite, Fe-3Cr-0.5Mo-4Ni-0.5C steel achieves the optimal combination of impact energy (39 J), TRS (2170 MPa), bending fatigue strength at 2 106 cycles (770 MPa), tensile strength (1323 MPa), and apparent hardness (38 HRC). The impact energy of Fe-3Cr-0.5Mo-4Ni-0.5C steel is twice as high as those of the ordinary high-strength PM steels. These findings demonstrate that a high-strength PM steel with high-toughness can be produced by optimized alloy design and microstructure.

  4. Effects of Ce on Inclusions, Microstructure, Mechanical Properties, and Corrosion Behavior of AISI 202 Stainless Steel

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    Cai, Guojun; Li, Changsheng

    2015-10-01

    The sizes and morphologies of nonmetallic inclusions, microhardness, tensile strength, and Charpy impact toughness in AISI 202 stainless steel with different Ce contents were synthetically analyzed by means of SEM, TEM, microhardness tester, and tensile and Charpy impact tests. Effects of Ce addition on the corrosion behavior were investigated in 5 wt.% H2SO4 solution for different periods of time through measuring AC impedance. The EIS measurements indicate that the steels with Ce addition exhibit higher R p values than those without Ce, which illustrates the relative resistance to uniform corrosion is accompanied by an increasing Ce addition. Ce addition to AISI 202 stainless steel improves its uniform corrosion resistance owing to metamorphic inclusions and the improvement of electrode potential in matrix. Upon increasing Ce addition, the indentation morphology of samples transfers from sink-in types to pile-up types, explaining good machinability of steels containing Ce. It is witnessed from the fracture mode that Ce refines the grain size of steels, significantly increasing the strength; in the meantime, its plasticity is improved, thereby solving the contradiction between the strength and the plasticity of steels. It is concluded that AISI 202 stainless steel with 0.016 wt.% Ce addition in the mass fraction has the best mechanical properties and the uniform corrosion resistance.

  5. High Strength Stainless Steel Properties that Affect Resistance Welding

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    Kanne, W.R.

    2001-08-01

    This report discusses results of a study on selected high strength stainless steel alloy properties that affect resistance welding. The austenitic alloys A-286, JBK-75 (Modified A-286), 21-6-9, 22-13-5, 316 and 304L were investigated and compared. The former two are age hardenable, and the latter four obtain their strength through work hardening. Properties investigated include corrosion and its relationship to chemical cleaning, the effects of heat treatment on strength and surface condition, and the effect of mechanical properties on strength and weldability.

  6. The microstructural stability and mechanical properties of two low activation martensitic steels

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    Victoria, M.; Marmy, P.; Batawi, E.; Peters, J.; Briguet, C.; Rezai-Aria, F.; Gavillet, D.

    1996-12-31

    A desirable feature of future magnetically confined fusion reactors is the prospect of producing low level radioactive waste. In order to minimize the volume of radioactive material, in particular from the first wall and blanket structures, reduced long term activation alloys are being developed. Here, a low activation composition of a martensitic 9% Cr steel has been studied, based on the DIN (Deutsches Inst. fuer Normung) 1.4914 composition (MANET) but replacing Ni, Mo and Nb by the low activation elements W, V and Ta. Two casts were produced from high purity components, in which the effects of controlled additions of Mn (0.58 and 0.055 wt. %) and N (7 and 290 wt. ppm) were studied, so that the final compositions resulted in one cast with high Mn and low N (steel A) and the other with the opposite conditions (steel B). The two steels were evaluated in terms of structural stability and mechanical properties under tensile, fatigue and fracture toughness tests. It has been found that both alloys have a DBTT below room temperature, which in the case of the steel A is 70 K below that of MANET. Although the tensile strength is somewhat below that of the parent steel, both steels have longer fatigue life.

  7. Effects of silicon additions on the mechanical properties and microstructure of high speed steels

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    Pan, F.; Ding, P.; Zhou, S.; Kang, M.; Edmonds, D.V.

    1997-11-01

    The effects of silicon additions up to 3.5 wt% on the mechanical properties and microstructure of high speed steels 6W3Mo2Cr4V, W3Mo2Cr4V and W9Mo3Cr4V have been investigated. In order to understand these effects further, a Fe-16Mo-0.9C alloy is also used. The results show silicon additions can increase the temper hardness of steels Fe-16Mo-0.9C, 6W3Mo2Cr4V and W3Mo2Cr4V, bu yield an opposite influence on the temper hardness in W9Mo3Cr4V steels. A critical tempering temperature exists for the bending strength of high speed steels containing silicon. If tempering is carried out at temperatures lower than the critical temperature, the bending strength of the high speed steels can be improved by the addition of silicon, otherwise their bending strength is decreased. Transmission electron microscopy reveals that silicon additions can obviously refine secondary hardening carbides and inhibit the formation of M{sub 3}C cementite at peak temperature. However, they are also found to accelerate both the depletion of martensite and the formation of coarse M{sub 6}C precipitates during tempering. The mechanism whereby silicon additions affect the secondary hardness of high speed steels is discussed in detail, and the types of high speed steel in which silicon additions can be used are suggested.

  8. Cryogenic properties of new austenitic stainless steel for fusion reactor superconducting magnets

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    Nohara, Kiyohiko; Shimotomai, Michio; Habu, Yasuhiro

    1989-12-01

    A non-magnetic austenitic stainless steel has been developed, which has an adequate combination of yield strength and fracture toughness at liquid helium temperature, as a candidate structural material for fusion reactor superconducting magnets. The salient feature of the steel is its low-temperature toughness preserved after aging equivalent to the wind-and-react heat treatment of Nb 3Sn superconducting coil. The steel also keeps its toughness after electron beam welding. Its composition is characterized by addition of vanadium and nitrogen to 25Cr-14Ni-0.5Mo austenitic stainless steel. Microscopic observations have suggested that finely dispersed precipitates, presumably vanadium carbonitrides, are responsible for the excellent cryogenic mechanical properties.

  9. Effect of neutron irradiation on mechanical properties of ferritic steels

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    Kass, S.B.; Murty, K.L.

    1995-12-31

    Effect of neutron radiation exposure was investigated in various ferritic steels with the main emphasis being the effects of thermal neutrons on radiation hardening. Pure iron of varied grain sizes was also used for characterizing the grain size effects on the source hardening before and after neutron irradiation. While many steels are considered in the overall study, the results on 1020, A516 and A588 steels are emphasized. Radiation hardening due to fast neutrons was seen to be sensitive to the composition of the steels with A354 being the least resistant and A490 the least sensitive. Majority of the radiation hardening stems from friction hardening, and source hardening term decreased with exposure to neutron radiation apparently due to the interaction of interstitial impurities with radiation produced defects. Inclusion of thermal neutrons along with fast resulted in further decrease in the source hardening with a slight increase in the friction hardening which revealed a critical grain size below which exposure to total (fast and thermal) neutron spectrum resulted in a slight reduction in the yield stress compared to the exposure to only fast neutrons. This is the first time such a grain size effect is reported and this is shown to be consistent with known radiation effects on friction and source hardening terms along with the observation that low energy neutrons have a nonnegligible effect on the mechanical properties of steels. In ferritic steels, however, despite their small grain size, exposure to total neutron spectrum yielded higher strengths than exposure to only fast neutrons. This behavior is consistent with the fact that the source hardening is small in these alloys and radiation effect is due only to friction stress.

  10. Dynamic Material Property Measurement of Steel Thin Sheets using Laser-Based Ultrasonics

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    Nagata, Y.; Yamada, H.; Hashiguchi, S.; Lim, C. S.; Park, H. C.; Huh, H. J.; Kang, M. K.; Oh, K. J.

    2014-06-01

    A material property measurement system for steel sheets using laser-based ultrasonics was developed. The system consists of a pulsed Nd:YAG laser for ultrasonic generation and multi-channel interferometer coupled with a CW single frequency laser for ultrasonic detection. The system can measure the frequency of the S1 Lamb wave mode of zero group velocity (S1f) as well as the longitudinal resonance frequencies without ablative damage to the steel surface. It was confirmed that Poisson's ratio could be directly obtained by combining the measured S1f value and the longitudinal resonance frequencies. To evaluate the applicability of this system in an actual steel production setting, the system was installed in hot rolling pilot plant that produces steel samples. As a result, it was demonstrated that the system can measure dynamic changes in Poisson's ratio values within steel sheets, even in the hot rolling pilot plant environment. Material property data, such as Poisson's ratio, during the thin sheet production process will be very useful for manufacturing high value-added steel, such as sheets with uniform quality.

  11. Effects of Manganese Content on Solidification Structures, Thermal Properties, and Phase Transformation Characteristics in Fe-Mn-C Steels

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    Yang, Jian; Wang, Yu-Nan; Ruan, Xiao-Ming; Wang, Rui-Zhi; Zhu, Kai; Fan, Zheng-Jie; Wang, Ying-Chun; Li, Cheng-Bin; Jiang, Xiao-Fang

    2015-02-01

    The solidification structures and the thermal properties of Fe-Mn-C steel ingots containing different manganese contents have been investigated and the phase transformation characteristics have been revealed by Thermo-Calc to assist development of the continuous casting technology of Fe-Mn-C steels. The results show that the thermal conductivity of the 0Mn steel is higher than that of the 3Mn steel. The thermal conductivity of the 6Mn steel is the lowest in the three kinds of steels below 1023 K (750 °C) and the highest above 1173 K (900 °C). The 0Mn steel has the highest value of the proportion of equiaxed grain zone area in the three kinds of steels, whereas the 3Mn steel has the lowest value of it in the steels. Manganese has the effect of promoting the coarsening of grains. The microstructure is martensite and a little retained austenite (3.8 mass pct) in the 6Mn steel, whereas the microstructure is bainite in the 3Mn steel. The 0Mn steel is characterized by ferrite and pearlite. The mean thermal expansion coefficients of the steels are in the range from 1.0 × 10-5 to 1.6 × 10-5 K-1, and the determinations of mold tapers of the 6Mn and 3Mn steels can refer to low-carbon steel. Using RA <60 pct as the criterion, the third brittle temperature region of the 6Mn steel is 873 K to 1073 K (600 °C to 800 °C), whereas those of the 3Mn steel and the 0Mn steel are 873 K to 1123 K (600 °C to 850 °C) and 873 K to 1173 K (600 °C to 900 °C), respectively. In the 6Mn and 3Mn steels, the deformation-induced ferrite (DIF) forms in sufficient quantities cause the recovery of the ductility at the low temperature end. However, since low strains are present when straightening, sufficient quantities of DIF cannot be formed. Thus, the ductility of the 6Mn and 3Mn steels cannot be improved during the continuous casting process. Manganese has the effect of enlarging the austenite phase region and reducing the δ-ferrite phase region and α-ferrite phase region.

  12. Mechanical and tribological properties of the TiC-TiB2 composite coating deposited on 40Cr-steel by electro spark deposition

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    Tang, Jingming

    2016-03-01

    In the present investigation, TiC-TiB2 composite coating was deposited by electrical discharge hardening onto the surface of 40Cr steel with a TiC-TiB2 composite rod as electrode. The composite coating structure and phase compositions were characterized by SEM and XRD, the hardness and its distribution along coating were measured on micro-hardness machine. Wear resistance of composite coating was evaluated on MM-200 wear experiment machine. The results suggest that the major phases of the composite coating are TiB2, TiC and Fe3C. The micro hardness distribution along depth of composite coating is inhomogeneous, the micro hardness value of the composite coating is about 4 times of the substrate. The wear mechanism of 40Cr steel is mainly attributed to micro-cutting and adhesive wear, but the wear mechanism of composite coating is mainly attributed to micro-cutting, scratch and fatigue abrasion. The results show that the change of wear mechanism between the samples because of the hard particles and higher hardness of composite coating. Compared with the substrate, wear resistance of composite coating is 5 times higher than that of the substrate, friction coefficient of the coating decreased by 0.12-0.17 under the same wear environment. The erosion mechanism of the TiC-TiB2 composite coating is ploughing and cutting at low impact angles, but it failure in fatigue cracking and spalling at high impact angles.

  13. Effect of rolling with shear on the properties of steel 08G2S rods and wire

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    Pashinskaya, E. G.; Tolpa, A. A.; Myshlyaev, M. M.; Grishaev, V. V.; Zavdoveev, A. V.

    2011-11-01

    The hereditary effect of the structure of a wire rod on the structure and physicomechanical properties of the steel 08G2S wire produced by rolling with shear is studied in comparison with the wire produced according to the standard technology in OAO Metal Steel Krivoi Rog.

  14. Magnetic properties of maraging steels in relation to nickel concentration

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    Ahmed, M.; Nasim, I.; Ayub, H.; Hasnain, K.

    1995-07-01

    Magnetic properties of maraging steels have been investigated as a function of nickel concentration. The alloys nickel content varied from 12 to 24 wt pct, while other alloying constituents were kept at a level maintained in the 18Ni-2,400 MPA-grade maraging steel. The magnetic properties were determined following aging for 1 hour in the temperature range of 450 to 750 C. In every alloy investigated, the coercive field increased with aging temperature, reaching a maximum around 670 C {+-} 30 C. The saturation magnetization values were lowest around temperatures where maximum coercive field was observed. The coercive field increased from {approximately}55 to {approximately}175 Oe ({approximately}4,380 to {approximately} 13,900 amp/meter) and the corresponding saturation magnetization decreased from {approximately}18,500 to {approximately}4,000 G ({approximately}1.85 to {approximately}0.4 T) in the alloys containing 12 and 24 wt pct Ni, respectively. The reverted austenite increased from 25 vol pct at 12 wt pct Ni to 10 vol pct at 24 wt pct Ni. The hardness and Charpy impact strength of the alloys have also been determined. An attempt has been made to correlate magnetic properties with different phase transformations occurring in maraging steels.

  15. The Mechanical and material properties of 316LN austenitic stainless steel for the fusion application in cryogenic temperatures

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    Sas, J.; Weiss, K.-P.; Jung, A.

    2015-12-01

    Due to the constant increase of claims for all materials used in superconducting magnets in "magnetic fusion reactors", the article deals with the possibilities of increasing the mechanical properties of austenitic stainless steel tested at cryogenic conditions that ensure the transport of Helium to magnets. The aim of the experimental plan was to increase the mechanical properties of the steel grade 316LN tested at 4.2K from the original value Steel A: YS = 1045 MPa, UTS = 1528 MPa, A = 33% to the value of YS = 1204 MPa,UTS = 1642 MPa, A = 34% and Steel B: YS = 1173 MPa, UTS = 1541 MPa, A = 28% to the value of YS = 1351 MPa, UTS = 1645 MPa, A = 17%. The increase in mechanical properties of the steel grade under examination has been made by means of heat processing in the conditions of annealing: Th1 = 625 ° C / th1 = 696 h. The mechanical properties of steel were evaluated using static tension tests at 4,2 K. The samples were placed in a cryostat filled with liquid helium. Except for the mechanical properties, there were also evaluated structural changes depending on the conditions of heat processing by light optical microscopy and EBSD (Electron Backscatter Diffraction). The increase of steel properties used in low temperatures was achieved by heat processing.

  16. Stabilization of small deformations of maraging steels by stress relaxation

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    Alekseeva, L.E.; Koritskaya, G.I.; Talalakina, E.I.

    1988-05-01

    The possibility of increasing the forming accuracy with small degrees of deformation of maraging steel by aging of it under stress after deformation was investigated. Aging under stress of water hardened VNS-2 maraging steel was done in the elastic area and after deformation to epsilon = 6% at 450/degree/: No. 12, (Dec 1987)C, a temperature corresponding to the maximum degree of dispersion hardening. The influence of the degree of deformation on the mechanical properties of the steel, the residual deformation, and stabilization of the ratio of the residual to the total deformations were determined. The structural condition of the martensite and the degree of solid solution decomposition were studied by x-ray diffraction analysis. The proposed treatment led to complete stabilization of the specified deformations with simultaneous strengthening and made it possible to obtain high accuracy in production of small curvature parts.

  17. An investigation into the protective properties of a VCI modified acrylic film for protective steel applications

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    Groysman, A.

    1998-12-31

    This paper describes the protective properties of water-based VCI (Volatile Corrosion Inhibitors) modified acrylic film intended for the temporary protection from corrosion of carbon steel equipment during transportation and storage in the open air. The protective properties of water-based VCI modified acrylic film were studied by means of electrochemical methods and compared under outdoor atmospheric industrial conditions. The polarization curves showed that the VCI compound investigated was of the anodic type. The steel panels coated by the water-based VCI modified acrylic system of various film thickness (0--25 microns) were examined under atmospheric oil refinery industrial conditions. This examination showed that these films protect the carbon steel surfaces for at least 10 months.

  18. Evaluation of Microstructure and Mechanical Properties in Dissimilar Austenitic/Super Duplex Stainless Steel Joint

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    Rahmani, Mehdi; Eghlimi, Abbas; Shamanian, Morteza

    2014-10-01

    To study the effect of chemical composition on microstructural features and mechanical properties of dissimilar joints between super duplex and austenitic stainless steels, welding was attempted by gas tungsten arc welding process with a super duplex (ER2594) and an austenitic (ER309LMo) stainless steel filler metal. While the austenitic weld metal had vermicular delta ferrite within austenitic matrix, super duplex stainless steel was mainly comprised of allotriomorphic grain boundary and Widmanstätten side plate austenite morphologies in the ferrite matrix. Also the heat-affected zone of austenitic base metal comprised of large austenite grains with little amounts of ferrite, whereas a coarse-grained ferritic region was observed in the heat-affected zone of super duplex base metal. Although both welded joints showed acceptable mechanical properties, the hardness and impact strength of the weld metal produced using super duplex filler metal were found to be better than that obtained by austenitic filler metal.

  19. Ultrasonic investigations of cermets elastic properties in dependence on steel concentration and temperature of sintering

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    Abramovich, A.

    2012-12-01

    Cermets is a ceramic-metal composite usually produced by sintering a precompacted mixture of the initial powders. These composite materials were created for industrial applications to produce engineering structures possessing a high strength, thermal stability and resistance to aggressive media. In the present work elastic properties of cermets samples, obtained by sintering of corundum (?-Al2O3) and stainless steel powders were investigated in dependence on steel concentration 5 - 35% wt. and on temperature of sintering in vacuum 1400-1700C. It was stated that values of elastic moduli are in complex dependence on concentration and temperature, reach maxima at steel concentration 15 - 20% wt. and increase with sintering temperature rise. In the work also the results of cermets microstructure researches and discussion of these results are presented. The results are discussed from stand view of ultrasound propagation through medium having grain boundaries which influence on the physical properties of composite.

  20. Effect of cooling parameters on the microstructure and properties of Mo-bearing and Cr-bearing steels

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    Huo, Xiang-Dong; Li, Yu-Qian; Zhao, Yu-Tao; Zhang, Hai-Wang; Li, Zhao-Hui

    2011-10-01

    To develop low-cost low carbon bainitic steel, Mo-bearing and Cr-bearing steels were melted in a vacuum induction furnace and were researched by thermal simulation and hot rolling at the laboratory. As the cooling rate increases from 0.2 to 50C/s, the transformation temperatures of two steels lie between 650 and 400C, and the final microstructures of them change from quasi-polygonal ferrite and granular bainite to lath bainite. Compared with cooling in air or by interrupted cooling, Mo-bearing and Cr-bearing steel plates cooled by sprayed water boast higher strength and superior toughness, for large-size islands are responsible for the poor mechanical properties. Compared to Mo, Cr is effective to isolate the bainitic reaction in low carbon steel, and the bainitic microstructure can also be obtained in Cr-bearing steel cooled at a wide range of cooling rate.

  1. Meso- and microstructural features of steel 12GBA produced by different methods of thermomechanical treatment

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    Derevyagina, Lyudmila S.; Panin, Viktor E.; Korznikov, Aleksandr V.; Gordienko, Antonina I.

    2015-10-01

    The effect of uniform isothermal forging (UF) and warm rolling (WR) on the structure of low-carbon tube steel 12GBA has been studied. It is shown that the structures of the treated steel differ significantly by the effective grain size, density of all boundaries, percentage of density of high angle boundaries (HABs) and low angle boundaries (LABs), carbide phase morphology in the perlite zone and texture of the ferrite phase. After forging steel has the greatest degree of grain refinement, maximum boundary density, and overrepresentation of LABs. This structural state of steel is characterized by a double-component texture: (001) + (111), <001> + <101>, while after warm rolling steel has a mono-component texture (111) <101>. The evident differences in the steel structure treated by WR and UF may have dual effect on the strength and plasticity properties of steel and its fracture behavior.

  2. Cyclic Material Properties Test to Determine Hardening/Softening Characteristics of HY-80 Steel

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    S.C. Hodge; J.M. Minicucci; T.F. Trimble

    2003-04-30

    The Cyclic Material Properties Test was structured to obtain and provide experimental data for determining cyclic hardening/softening characteristics of HY-80 steel. The inelastic strain history data generated by this test program and the resulting cyclic stress-strain curve will be used to enhance material models in the finite element codes used to perform nonlinear elastic-plastic analysis.

  3. Mechanical properties of isothermally aged high-nitrogen stainless steel

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    Simmons, John W.

    1995-08-01

    The effects of nitride (Cr2N) precipitation on the tensile, impact, and hardness properties of a typical high-nitrogen, low-carbon austenitic stainless steel (SS), nominally Fe-19Cr-5Mn-5Ni-3Mo-0.024C0.69N, were determined. Annealed and cold-rolled (20 pct reduction in thickness) specimens were isothermally aged at 700 C and 900 C for times ranging from 0.1 to 10 hours. Only grain boundary Cr2N precipitation occurred in annealed materials aged at 700 C. Precipitation at 900 C occurred sequentially at grain boundaries, by cellular precipitation, and, finally, by transgranular precipitation within the matrix. Nitride precipitation had little effect on yield and ultimate strengths but reduced tensile ductility and impact toughness. Embrittlement occurred due to grain boundary separation (700 C and 900 C) and fracture through cellular precipitate regions, initiated at nitrides (900 C). Prior deformation increased precipitation kinetics and had a controlling influence on nitride morphology, enhancing grain boundary and transgranular Cr2N and retarding cellular precipitation. Nitride structures produced in cold-rolled materials were just as detrimental to material plasticity as those produced in annealed materials, but prior deformation increased the kinetics of embrittlement. Due to strain recovery, the yield and ultimate strengths of cold-rolled materials decreased with aging timeand temperature.

  4. Mechanical properties of isothermally aged high-nitrogen stainless steel

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    Simmons, John W.

    1995-10-01

    The effects of nitride (Cr2N) precipitation on the tensile, impact, and hardness properties of a typical high-nitrogen, low-carbon austenitic stainless steel (SS), nominally Fe-19Cr-5Mn-5Ni-3Mo-0.024C0.69N, were determined. Annealed and cold-rolled (20 pct reduction in thickness) specimens were isothermally aged at 700 C and 900 C for times ranging from 0.1 to 10 hours. Only grain boundary Cr2N precipitation occurred in annealed materials aged at 700 C. Precipitation at 900 C occurred sequentially at grain boundaries, by cellular precipitation, and, finally, by transgranular precipitation within the matrix. Nitride precipitation had little effect on yield and ultimate strengths but reduced tensile ductility and impact toughness. Embrittlement occurred due to grain boundary separation (700 C and 900 C) and fracture through cellular precipitate regions, initiated at nitrides (900 C). Prior deformation increased precipitation kinetics and had a controlling influence on nitride morphology, enhancing grain boundary and transgranular Cr2N and retarding cellular precipitation. Nitride structures produced in cold-rolled materials were just as detrimental to material plasticity as those produced in annealed materials, but prior deformation increased the kinetics of embrittlement. Due to strain recovery, the yield and ultimate strengths of cold-rolled materials decreased with aging time and temperature.

  5. Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Plasma Arc Brazed AISI 304L Stainless Steel and Galvanized Steel Plates

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    Jin, Yajuan; Li, Ruifeng; Yu, Zhishui; Wang, Yu

    2016-03-01

    Plasma arc brazing is used to join the AISI 304L stainless steel and galvanized steel plate butt joints with the CuSi3Mn1 filler wire. The effect of parameters on weld surface appearance, interfacial microstructure, and composition distribution in the joint was studied. The microhardness and mechanical tests were conducted to determine the mechanical properties of the welded specimens. The results indicated that good appearance, bead shape, and sufficient metallurgical bonding could be obtained when the brazing process was performed with a wire feeding speed of 0.8 m/min, plasma gas flow rate of 3.0 l/min, welding current of 100 A, and welding speed of 27 cm/min. During plasma arc brazing process, the top corner of the stainless steel and galvanized steel plate were heated and melted, and the melted quantity of stainless steel was much more than that of the galvanized steel due to the thermal conductivity coefficient difference between the dissimilar materials. The microhardness test results shows that the microhardness value gradually increased from the side of the galvanized steel to the stainless steel in the joint, and it is good for improving the mechanical properties of joint. The tensile strength was a little higher than that of the brazing filler, and the fracture position of weld joint was at the base metal of galvanized steel plate.

  6. Uncertainty analysis of mechanical properties from miniature tensile testing of high strength steels

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    Malpally, Deepthi Rao

    Boat samples extracted from scheduled maintenance shutdowns of piping and pressure vessels provide opportunities for testing for mechanical properties of the service exposed components. However, it is not clear whether testing of miniature specimens machined from boat samples which are about 2 in. long can be a viable replacement for the standard-sized mechanical testing. Three steels, stainless steel Type 304, sensitized Type 304, and SA516 Grade 70 carbon steel, are tested by standard-sized specimen and miniature specimen tensile tests. Mechanical properties as affected by the specimen geometry and tensile testing procedure for miniature specimen testing are compared to that of conventional specimens tested according to ASTM A370-10. The miniature tensile testing results are analyzed by using Monte Carlo Method (MCM) for uncertainty estimation in order to quantify the probability distribution of mechanical properties. For the steels under study, miniature specimens with a cross-sectional area of 3 mm2 and 12 mm gauge length are found to produce equivalent mechanical properties as tested from standard-sized specimens.

  7. Mechanical and physical properties of irradiated type 348 stainless steel

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    Beeston, J.M.

    1980-01-01

    A type 348 stainless steel in-pile tube irradiated to a fluence of 3 x 10/sup 22/ n/cm/sup 2/, E > 1 MeV (57 dpa), was destructively examined. The service had resulted in a maximum total creep of 1.8% at the high fluence. The metal temperature ranged between 623 and 652/sup 0/K, hence the thermal creep portion of the total was negligible. Total creep was greater than had been anticipated from creep data for austenitic stainless steels irradiated in other reactors. The objectives of the destructive examination were to determine the service-induced changes of mechanical and physical properties, and to assess the possibility of adverse effects of both these changes and the greater total creep on the prospective service life of other tubes.

  8. Influence of martensite content and morphology on tensile and impact properties of high-martensite dual-phase steels

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    Bag, A.; Ray, K.K.; Dwarakadasa, E.S.

    1999-05-01

    A series of dual-phase (DP) steels containing finely dispersed martensite with different volume fractions of martensite (V{sub m}) were produced by intermediate quenching of a boron- and vanadium-containing microalloyed steel. The volume fraction of martensite was varied from 0.3 to 0.8 by changing the intercritical annealing temperature. The tensile and impact properties of these steels were studied and compared to those of step-quenched steels, which showed banded microstructures. The experimental results show that DP steels with finely dispersed microstructures have excellent mechanical properties, including high impact toughness values, with an optimum in properties obtained at {approximately}0.55 V{sub m}. A further increase in V{sub m} was found to decrease the yield and tensile strengths as well as the impact properties. It was shown that models developed on the basis of a rule of mixtures are inadequate in capturing the tensile properties of DP steels with V{sub m} > 0.55. Jaoul-Crussard analyses of the work-hardening behavior of the high-martensite volume fraction DP steels show three distinct stages of plastic deformation.

  9. A mechanistic study of the effects of nitrogen on the corrosion properties of stainless steels

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    Levey, P.R.; Bennekom, A. van

    1995-12-01

    The effects of nitrogen alloying on the corrosion properties of stainless steels (SS) is a matter of debate. A number of apparently contradictory results have been presented by various researchers. The actual mechanism by which nitrogen alloying influences the corrosion properties of SS has been the topic of even more controversy. The effects of nitrogen on the corrosion and mechanical properties of SS were reviewed. Various proposals relating to the mechanistic effect of nitrogen alloying on the corrosion properties of SS were evaluated critically by comparing the various theories.

  10. Mechanical Properties and Microstructure of Dissimilar Friction Stir Welds of 11Cr-Ferritic/Martensitic Steel to 316 Stainless Steel

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    Sato, Yutaka S.; Kokawa, Hiroyuki; Fujii, Hiromichi T.; Yano, Yasuhide; Sekio, Yoshihiro

    2015-12-01

    Dissimilar joints between ferritic and austenitic steels are of interest for selected applications in next generation fast reactors. In this study, dissimilar friction-stir welding of an 11 pct Cr ferritic/martensitic steel to a 316 austenitic stainless steel was attempted and the mechanical properties and microstructure of the resulting welds were examined. Friction-stir welding produces a stir zone without macroscopic weld-defects, but the two dissimilar steels are not intermixed. The two dissimilar steels are interleaved along a sharp zigzagging interface in the stir zone. During small-sized tensile testing of the stir zone, this sharp interface did not act as a fracture site. Furthermore, the microstructure of the stir zone was refined in both the ferritic/martensitic steel and the 316 stainless steel resulting in improved mechanical properties over the adjacent base material regions. This study demonstrates that friction-stir welding can produce welds between dissimilar steels that contain no macroscopic weld-defects and display suitable mechanical properties.

  11. High strain rate properties of fatigued advanced high strength steel sheets

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    Verleysen, P.; Vanduynslager, P.; van Slycken, J.; Vermeulen, M.; Degrieck, J.

    2006-08-01

    Before a possible crash, energy absorbing structural elements in cars are often subjected to an important number of loading cycles. It is known that the mechanical properties of the material used for these elements can be significantly influenced by an possible fatigue. Therefore, the influence of the fatigue on the impact-dynamic behaviour of three advanced high strength steel sheets is investigated. Next to static experiments, a series of split Hopkinson tensile bar experiments is performed on a dual phase steel (DP600Z), a TRIP steel (TRIP700 Z) and an austenitic stainless steel (301LN 2B). During these experiments as-received and fatigued material is subjected to strain rates ranging from 250/s to 1200/s. The experiments clearly show that both the deformation properties and the yield stresses, and thus the energy absorbing potential, are strongly influenced by the fatigue. Due to the fatigue, the strength of all materials considered in this study increases considerably, however the material becomes significantly more brittle. The influence of is most pronounced for the austenitic steel.

  12. Effects of Constituent Properties on Performance Improvement of a Quenching and Partitioning Steel

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    Choi, Kyoo Sil; Hu, Xiaohua; Sun, Xin; Taylor, Mark D.; De Moor, Emmanuel; Speer, John; Matlock, David K.

    2014-04-01

    In this paper, a two-dimensional microstructure-based finite element modeling method is adopted to investigate the effects of material parameters of the constituent phases on the macroscopic tensile behavior of Q&P steel and then to do a computational materials design approach for its performance improvement. For this purpose, a model Q&P steel is first produced and various experiments are then performed to characterize the steel. Actual microstructure-based model is generated based on the information from EBSD, SEM and nano-indentation test, and the material properties for the constituent phases are determined based on the initial constituents’ properties from HEXRD test and the subsequent calibration of model prediction to tensile test results. Influence of various material parameters of the constituents on the macroscopic behaviors is then investigated by separately adjusting them by small amount. Based on the observation on the respective influence of constituents’ material parameters, a new set of material parameters are devised, which results in better performance in ductility. The results indicate that various material parameters may need to be concurrently adjusted in a cohesive way in order to improve the performance of Q&P steel. In summary, higher austenite stability, less strength difference between the phases, higher hardening exponents of the phases are generally beneficial for the performance improvement. The information from this study can be used to devise new Q&P heat-treating parameters to produce the Q&P steels with better performance.

  13. Helium effects on the mechanical properties of neutron-irradiated Cr-Mo ferritic steels

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    Klueh, R.L.

    1990-01-01

    In the first wall of a fusion rector, large amounts of transmutation helium will be produced simultaneously with the displacement damage caused by high-energy neutrons from the fusion reaction. One method used to simulate irradiation effects for ferritic steels is to add nickel to the steels and irradiate them in a mixed-spectrum reactor. Fast neutrons in the spectrum produce displacement damage, while transmutation helium is produced by a two-step reaction of {sup 58}Ni with thermal neutrons. This technique has been used to investigate the effect of helium on tensile properties and toughness. Results from these studies are summarized.

  14. Superhydrophobic surface on steel substrate and its anti-icing property in condensing conditions

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    Wang, Nan; Xiong, Dangsheng; Li, Mengtong; Deng, Yaling; Shi, Yan; Wang, Kun

    2015-11-01

    A superhydrophobic surface (SHS) was prepared on steel via the synergetic corrosion of H2O2 and H2SO4, followed by the modification of silanes. Flower-like hierarchical structures were obtained by the following two etching aspects: the non-uniform ions concentration around O2, and the selective corrosion for steel substrate. Surface grafting was manifested to preferentially be realized on the oxidized area, and the H2O2 is crucial for the grafting efficiency. Moreover, the resultant surface exhibited superior anti-icing property in extremely condensing condition. In addition, surface with C-F bond exhibited outstanding UV-durability.

  15. Effects of Aluminum Addition on Tensile and Cup Forming Properties of Three Twinning Induced Plasticity Steels

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    Hong, Seokmin; Shin, Sang Yong; Kim, Hyoung Seop; Lee, Sunghak; Kim, Sung-Kyu; Chin, Kwang-Geun; Kim, Nack J.

    2012-06-01

    In the present study, a high Mn twinning induced plasticity (TWIP) steel and two Al-added TWIP steels were fabricated, and their microstructures, tensile properties, and cup formability were analyzed to investigate the effects of Al addition on deformation mechanisms in tensile and cup forming tests. In the high Mn steel, the twin formation was activated to increase the strain hardening rate and ultimate tensile strength, which needed the high punch load during the cup forming test. In the Al-added TWIP steels, the twin formation was reduced, while the slip activation increased, thereby leading to the decrease in strain hardening rate and ultimate tensile strength. As twins and slips were homogeneously formed during the tensile or cup forming test, the punch load required for the cup forming and residual stresses were relatively low, and the tensile ductility was sufficiently high even after the cup forming test. This indicated that making use of twins and slips simultaneously in TWIP steels by the Al addition was an effective way to improve overall properties including cup formability.

  16. High-Mn steel weldment mechanical properties at 4 K

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    Chan, J.W.; Sunwoo, A.J.; Morris, J.W. Jr.

    1988-06-01

    Advanced high-field superconducting magnets of the next generation of magnetic confinement fusion devices will require structural alloys with high yield strength and high toughness at cryogenic temperatures. Commercially available alloys used in the current generation of magnets, such as 300 series stainless steels, do not have the required properties. N-strengthened, high-Mn alloys meet base plate requirements in the as-rolled condition. However, the property changes associated with weld microstructural and chemical changes in these alloys have not been well characterized. In this work welding induced cryogenic mechanical property changes of an 18Mn-16Cr-5Ni-0.2N alloy are correlated with as-solidified weld microstructures and chemistries. 30 refs., 12 figs., 3 tabs.

  17. Fracture properties evaluation of stainless steel piping for LBB applications

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    Kim, Y.J.; Seok, C.S.; Chang, Y.S.

    1997-04-01

    The objective of this paper is to evaluate the material properties of SA312 TP316 and SA312 TP304 stainless steels and their associated welds manufactured for shutdown cooling line and safety injection line of nuclear generating stations. A total of 82 tensile tests and 58 fracture toughness tests on specimens taken from actual pipes were performed and the effect of various parameters such as the pipe size, the specimen orientation, the test temperature and the welding procedure on the material properties are discussed. Test results show that the effect of the test temperature on the fracture toughness was significant while the effects of the pipe size and the specimen orientation on the fracture toughness were negligible. The material properties of the GTAW weld metal was in general higher than those of the base metal.

  18. The magnetic properties of pearlitic steels as a function of carbon content

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    Thompson, S. M.; Tanner, B. K.

    1993-05-01

    Specially prepared low-carbon steels with pearlite fractions varying from 0.19 to 100% have been used to study the independent effect of carbon content and microstructure on the structure-sensitive magnetic properties of low-carbon pearlitic steels. Increased magnetic hardness with carbon content has been observed in the initial magnetisation and hysteresis curves. The changes in the magnetisation processes were investigated by studying the Barkhausen moise emissions and observing the domain wall motion directly using Lorentz electron microscopy. The increase in pearlite content significantly enhanced the effectiveness of cementite lamellae at pinning domain walls.

  19. Influence of banded structure on the mechanical properties of a high-strength maraging steel

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    Ahmed, M.; Salam, I.; Hashmi, F.H.; Khan, A.Q.

    1997-04-01

    Chemical inhomogeneity results in the formation of banded structure in high-strength maraging steels. Segregation of titanium and molybdenum was found to be the primary cause of banded structure formation. When the concentrations of these elements increased beyond certain critical levels, bands comprising different grain sizes formed. The inclusions existed preferentially along the interface of the bands. A high-temperature homogenization treatment substantially reduced or eliminated the banded structure. The large grain size resulting from the homogenization treatment was subsequently reduced by a grain refinement treatment. The mechanical properties of the steel substantially improved following homogenization and grain refinement.

  20. Properties of submerged arc welded TMCP-steel weldments

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    Kotamies, J.M.N.; Brederholm, A.T.; Haenninen, H.E.

    1996-12-01

    In this investigation weldability, mechanical properties and effects of different heat inputs and welding consumables on the properties of weldments of the thermomechanically control processed (TMCP) steel, RAEX 500M were examined. The hardness measurements and transverse tensile tests showed that HAZ softening was insignificant in the TMCP-steel weldments studied. The weld metal strength properties were equal to or higher than those of the base metal through the heat input range of 2.0 to 6.0 kJ/mm. The required low temperature impact toughness of 40 J was achieved with plate thickness of 40 mm at {minus}60 C with all the filler materials used except with S2Ni2 (welding energy 5.8 kJ/mm) and S2Ni2 with metal powder addition (welding energy 5.9 kJ/mm). With high welding energies and longer cooling times (t{sub 8/5}) favorable weld metal microstructures were achieved with Mo-, Ti- and B-alloyed filler materials.

  1. Microstructural Developments and Tensile Properties of Lean Fe-Mn-Al-C Lightweight Steels

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    Sohn, S. S.; Lee, S.; Lee, B.-J.; Kwak, J.-H.

    2014-09-01

    Concepts of Fe-Al-Mn-C-based lightweight steels are fairly simple, but primary metallurgical issues are complicated. In this study, recent studies on lean-composition lightweight steels were reviewed, summarized, and emphasized by their microstructural development and mechanical properties. The lightweight steels containing a low-density element of Al were designed by thermodynamic calculation and were manufactured by conventional industrial processes. Their microstructures consisted of various secondary phases as ?-carbide, martensite, and austenite in the ferrite matrix according to manufacturing and annealing procedures. The solidification microstructure containing segregations of C, Mn, and Al produced a banded structure during the hot rolling. The (ferrite + austenite) duplex microstructure was formed after the annealing, and the austenite was retained at room temperature. It was because the thermal stability of austenite nucleated from fine ?-carbide was quite high due to fine grain size of austenite. Because these lightweight steels have outstanding properties of strength and ductility as well as reduced density, they give a promise for automotive applications requiring excellent properties.

  2. Enhancing the Mechanical Properties and Formability of Low Carbon Steel with Dual-Phase Microstructures

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    Habibi, M.; Hashemi, R.; Sadeghi, E.; Fazaeli, A.; Ghazanfari, A.; Lashini, H.

    2016-02-01

    In the present study, a special heat treatment cycle (step quenching) was used to produce a dual-phase (DP) microstructure in low carbon steel. By producing this DP microstructure, the mechanical properties of the investigated steel such as yield stress, tensile strength, and Vickers hardness were increased 14, 55, and 38%, respectively. In order to investigate the effect of heat treatment on formability of the steel, Nakazima forming test was applied and subsequently finite element base modeling was used to predict the outcome on forming limit diagrams. The results show that the DP microstructure also has a positive effect on formability. The results of finite element simulations are in a good agreement with those obtained by the experimental test.

  3. Dual-phase steel structure visualized by extremely slow electrons.

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    Mikmekov, rka; Yamada, Katsumi; Noro, Hisato

    2015-12-01

    Mechanical properties of complex steels are affected by their multi-phase structure. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) is routinely used for characterizing dual-phase (DP) steels, although the identification of steel constituents is not straightforward. In fact, there are several ways of enabling the ferrite-martensite segmentation by SEM, and a wide range of electron energies can be utilized. This study demonstrates the phase identification of DP steels at high, low and extremely low landing energies of the primary electrons from tens of keV to tens of eV. Visualization of the specimen surface at very low landing energies has been achieved by inserting an earthed detector between the pole piece and the negatively biased specimen. This 'cathode lens mode' enables the use of the full energy range up to the primary electron energies. It has been found that extremely slow electrons (<100 eV) are exceptionally suitable for separation of the martensite from the ferrite matrix due to high surface sensitivity, enabling visualization of very fine features. Moreover, the channelling contrast is significantly suppressed at the landing energy of tens of eV of the primary electrons, which enables separation of the phases clearly even in the images acquired at low magnification. The contrast between the phases at tens of eV can be explained by the different thickness of native oxide covering the martensite and the ferrite phase. PMID:26497974

  4. Effect of thermal aging on mechanical properties of cast stainless steels

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    Chopra, O.K.

    1995-03-01

    A procedure and correlations are presented for predicting mechanical properties of cast stainless steels in service at temperatures <450{degrees}C from known material information. The ``saturation`` fracture properties of a cast stainless steel, i.e., the minimum values that would be achieved for the material after long-term service, are estimated from the chemical composition of the steel. Fracture properties as a function of time and temperature of service are estimated from the kinetics of embrittlement, which are also determined from chemical composition. The correlations successfully predict fracture toughness, Charpy-impact, and tensile properties of cast stainless steels from the Shippingport-, Ringhals-, and Gundremmingen-reactor components.

  5. Variations in the Steel Properties and the Excitation Characteristics of FMI Dipoles

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    Martin, P. S.; Harding, D. J.; Ostiguy, J. F.; Pewitt, E. G.; Russell, A. D.

    1997-05-01

    The Fermilab Main Injector project is building 344 dipoles, for which over 7000 tons of steel are required. Budgetary and logistic constraints prevented purchasing all of the steel required prior to production. Run to run variations in the magnetic properties of the steel have produced variations in the excitation curves of the dipoles. The variations in the B(H) curves for the steel as a function of run number, and the excitation characterisitics of the dipoles, are discussed.

  6. Effects of Inclusions on Delayed Fracture Properties of Three TWinning Induced Plasticity (TWIP) Steels

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    Hong, Seokmin; Shin, Sang Yong; Kim, Hyoung Seop; Lee, Sunghak; Kim, Sung-Kyu; Chin, Kwang-Geun; Kim, Nack J.

    2013-02-01

    In the present study, delayed fracture properties of a high-Mn TWinning Induced Plasticity (TWIP) steel and two Al-added TWIP steels were examined by dipping tests of cup specimens in the boiled water, after which the microcrack formation behavior was analyzed. The TWIP steels contained a small amount of elongated MnS inclusions, spherical-shaped AlN particles, and submicron-sized (Fe,Mn)3C carbides. Since MnS inclusions worked as crack initiation sites, longitudinal cracks were formed along the cup forming direction mostly by MnS inclusions. These cracks were readily grown when high tensile residual stresses affected the cracking or hydrogen atoms were gathered inside cracks, which resulted in the delayed fracture. In the Al-added steels, MnS inclusions acted as crack initiation and propagation sites during cup forming or boiled-water dipping test, but residual stresses applied to MnS might be low for the crack initiation and growth. Thus, longitudinal cracks formed by MnS inclusions did not work much for delayed fracture. AlN particles present in the Al-added steels hardly acted as crack initiation or growth sites for the delayed fracture because of their spherical shape.

  7. Mechanical properties and fracture toughness of rail steels and thermite welds at low temperature

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    Wang, Yuan-qing; Zhou, Hui; Shi, Yong-jiu; Feng, Bao-rui

    2012-05-01

    Brittle fracture occurs frequently in rails and thermite welded joints, which intimidates the security and reliability of railway service. Railways in cold regions, such as Qinghai-Tibet Railway, make the problem of brittle fracture in rails even worse. A series of tests such as uniaxial tensile tests, Charpy impact tests, and three-point bending tests were carried out at low temperature to investigate the mechanical properties and fracture toughness of U71Mn and U75V rail steels and their thermite welds. Fracture micromechanisms were analyzed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) on the fracture surfaces of the tested specimens. The ductility indices (percentage elongation after fracture and percentage reduction of area) and the toughness indices (Charpy impact energy A k and plane-strain fracture toughness K IC) of the two kinds of rail steels and the corresponding thermite welds all decrease as the temperature decreases. The thermite welds are more critical to fracture than the rail steel base metals, as indicated by a higher yield-to-ultimate ratio and a much lower Charpy impact energy. U71Mn rail steel is relatively higher in toughness than U75V, as demonstrated by larger A k and K IC values. Therefore, U71Mn rail steel and the corresponding thermite weld are recommended in railway construction and maintenance in cold regions.

  8. Microstructures and Mechanical Properties of High-Mn TRIP Steel Based on Warm Deformation of Martensite

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    Guo, Zhikai; Li, Longfei; Yang, Wangyue; Sun, Zuqing

    2015-04-01

    High-Mn TRIP steel with about 5 wt pct Mn was prepared by a thermo-mechanical treatment based on warm deformation of martensite and subsequent short-time annealing in the intercritical region. The microstructural evolution and the mechanical properties of the used steel during such treatment were investigated. The results indicate that during warm deformation of martensite in the intercritical region, the decomposition of martensite was accelerated by warm deformation and the occurrence of dynamic recrystallization of ferrite led to the formation of equiaxed ferrite grains. Meanwhile, the reverse transformation of austenite was accelerated by warm deformation to some extent. During subsequent annealing in the intercritical region, static recrystallization of ferrite led to the increase in the fraction of equiaxed ferrite grains, and the formation of the reversed austenite was accelerated by the addition of the deformation-stored energy, while the stability of the reversed austenite was improved by the accelerated diffusions of C atoms and Mn atoms. As a whole, the mechanical properties of the used steel by the thermo-mechanical treatment based on warm deformation of martensite and subsequent short-time annealing in the intercritical region were comparable to the steels with similar compositions subjected to intercritical annealing for hours after cold rolling of martensite.

  9. Effect of welding process on the microstructure and properties of dissimilar weld joints between low alloy steel and duplex stainless steel

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    Wang, Jing; Lu, Min-xu; Zhang, Lei; Chang, Wei; Xu, Li-ning; Hu, Li-hua

    2012-06-01

    To obtain high-quality dissimilar weld joints, the processes of metal inert gas (MIG) welding and tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding for duplex stainless steel (DSS) and low alloy steel were compared in this paper. The microstructure and corrosion morphology of dissimilar weld joints were observed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM); the chemical compositions in different zones were detected by energy-dispersive spectroscopy (EDS); the mechanical properties were measured by microhardness test, tensile test, and impact test; the corrosion behavior was evaluated by polarization curves. Obvious concentration gradients of Ni and Cr exist between the fusion boundary and the type II boundary, where the hardness is much higher. The impact toughness of weld metal by MIG welding is higher than that by TIG welding. The corrosion current density of TIG weld metal is higher than that of MIG weld metal in a 3.5wt% NaCl solution. Galvanic corrosion happens between low alloy steel and weld metal, revealing the weakness of low alloy steel in industrial service. The quality of joints produced by MIG welding is better than that by TIG welding in mechanical performance and corrosion resistance. MIG welding with the filler metal ER2009 is the suitable welding process for dissimilar metals jointing between UNS S31803 duplex stainless steel and low alloy steel in practical application.

  10. Characterization of Properties in Friction Welded Stainless Steel and Copper Materials

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    Sahin, Mumin; Çıl, Ender; Misirli, Cenk

    2013-03-01

    The aim of this study is to investigate the metallurgical and mechanical properties of friction welded stainless steel-copper joints. One of the manufacturing methods used to produce parts made from different materials is the friction welding method. Application of classical welding techniques to such materials is difficult because of they have different thermal properties. Stainless steel-copper joints are inevitable for certain applications due to unique performances such as higher electric conductivity, heat conductivity, corrosion resistance, and mechanical properties. In the present study, austenitic stainless steel and copper parts were joined by friction welding. Tensile, fatigue, and notch-impact tests were applied to friction welded specimens, and the results were compared with those for the original materials. Microstructure, energy dispersive x-ray, and x-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis and hardness variations were conducted on the joints. Results showed that various intermetallic phases such as FeCu4 and Cu2NiZn occurred at the interface. It was found from the microstructure and XRD analysis that intermetallic phases formed in the interface which further caused a decrease in the strength of the joints. However, hardness of the copper increased slightly, whereas the hardness of steel decreases slightly on the horizontal distance from the center.

  11. Hardening of aged duplex stainless steels by spinodal decomposition.

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    Danoix, F; Auger, P; Blavette, D

    2004-06-01

    Mechanical properties, such as hardness and impact toughness, of ferrite-containing stainless steels are greatly affected by long-term aging at intermediate temperatures. It is known that the alpha-alpha' spinodal decomposition occurring in the iron-chromium-based ferrite is responsible for this aging susceptibility. This decomposition can be characterized unambiguously by atom probe analysis, allowing comparison both with the existing theories of spinodal decomposition and the evolution of some mechanical properties. It is then possible to predict the evolution of hardness of industrial components during service, based on the detailed knowledge of the involved aging process. PMID:15233853

  12. Microstructure and properties of dual-phase steels containing fine precipitates

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    Gau, J.S.; Koo, J.Y.; Nakagawa, A.; Thomas, G.

    1981-07-01

    Very fine particles (carbides or carbonitrides) of the order of 20 A were extensively examined in the ferrite regions of dual-phase steels subjected to intercritical annealing followed by fast quenching to room temperature. These particles are probably formed during quenching after intercritical annealing. The driving force for the precipitation reaction may arise from the supersaturation of carbon (or nitrogen) in the ferrite phase. These precipitates in certain alloy compositions cause a deviation from the generally observed two phase mixture rule in that the strength of the dual-phase steels having a higher volume fraction of martensite is lower than that having a lower volume fraction of martensite. Thus, the influence of such precipitates must be considered in the structure-property relations of dual-phase steels when fast quenching is employed after intercritical annealing.

  13. Development of ultrafine grains and related properties in Hadfield manganese steels. [Superplasticity

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    Goldberg, A.; Sherby, O.D.

    1987-06-16

    Through appropriate thermomechanical processing ultrafine grains were developed in Hadfield manganese steels. The austenite grains, 2- to 8-..mu..m size, were stabilized against grain growth by dispersions of fine carbides, typically less than 1 ..mu..m. The steels contained from 1.2 to 1.7 wt % carbon and 12.3 to 16.3 wt % manganese. The processed materials were evaluated for superplastic properties at elevated temperatures (750 to 900/sup 0/C). Values for the strain-rate sensitivity exponent (m) in the expression sigma = k epsilon dot/sup m/ ranged from 0.37 to 0.65. The value of m was found to depend on composition, grain size, temperature, and strain rate. At 23/sup 0/C the fine-grain steels showed higher yield strengths and hardness values, but lower ductility, relative to values reported for commercially processed materials.

  14. Deformation, fracture, and mechanical properties of low-temperature-tempered martensite in SAE 43xx steels

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    Saeglitz, M.; Krauss, G.

    1997-02-01

    Uniaxial tensile tests were performed on 4330, 4340, and 4350 steels in the as-quenched (AQ) condition and after quenching and tempering at 150 C, 175 C, and 200 C for times of 10 minutes, 1 hour, and 10 hours, respectively. Strength parameters decreased and ductility parameters increased continuously with increasing tempering. Mechanical properties are presented as a function of tempering conditions and steel carbon content, and hardness and ultimate strength changes are given as a function of Hollomon-Jaffe tempering parameters. All tempered specimens, except for some lightly tempered 4350 specimens, deformed plastically through necking instability and failed by ductile fracture. The stresses required for the ductile fracture, estimated from an analysis of the interfacial stresses at particles in the neck at fracture, showed no systematic variation with carbon content of tempering conditions despite significant variations in deformation and strain hardening. The AQ specimens of the 4340 and 4350 steels, and some of the lightly tempered 4350 steels, failed by brittle mechanisms. The deformation and fracture of the low-temperature-tempered 43xx steels are discussed in terms of the changes in fine structure, namely, the formation of transition carbides and a rearranged dislocation substructure that evolve from an AQ martensitic substructure consisting of dislocations with and without carbon atom segregation.

  15. Influence of Zn Coating on Interfacial Reactions and Mechanical Properties During Laser Welding-Brazing of Mg to Steel

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    Li, Liqun; Tan, Caiwang; Chen, Yanbin; Guo, Wei; Hu, Xinbin

    2012-12-01

    To investigate the influence of Zn coating on the joining of magnesium alloy AZ31 to Zn-coated steel, dissimilar metal joining both with and without Zn coating was performed by the laser welding-brazing (LWB) process. Welding characteristics including joint appearance, identification of interfacial reaction layers, and mechanical properties were comparatively studied. The results indicated that the presence of Zn coating promoted the wetting of liquid filler wire on the steel substrate. Heterogeneous interfacial reaction layers formed along the interface between the Mg alloy and Zn-coated steel, whereas no distinct reaction layer and increased concentration of Al were identified at the interface between the Mg alloy and noncoated steel. The maximum tensile-shear strength of Mg/steel lap joint with Zn coating reached 180 N/mm, which was slightly higher than that achieved without Zn coating (160 N/mm). Failure of joint in both cases occurred at the interface; however, the fracture mode was found to differ. For Zn-coated steel, the crack propagated along the Mg-Zn reaction layer and Fe-Al phase, with little Mg-Zn reaction phases remaining on the steel side. As for noncoated steel, some remnants of the seam adhered to the steel substrate.

  16. Correlations between Nanoindentation Hardness and Macroscopic Mechanical Properties in DP980 Steels

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    Taylor, Mark D.; Choi, Kyoo Sil; Sun, Xin; Matlock, David K.; Packard, Corrine; Xu, Le; Barlat, Frederic

    2014-03-01

    Multiphase advanced high strength steels (AHSS) are being increasingly used in the automotive industry due to their low cost, good availability and excellent combination of strength and ductility. There is a keen interest from the automotive and steel industry for more fundamental understandings on the key microstructure features influencing the macroscopic properties, i.e., tensile properties, hole-expansion ratio and localized formability of AHSS. In this study, the micro- and macro-level properties for eight commercial DP980 steels are first characterized and quantified with various experimental methods. Correlations between macroscopic-level properties and relationships between various micro- and macro- properties for these steels are then established based on the experimental measurements. It is found that, despite their differences in their chemistry, processing parameters and sheet thickness, the eight DP980 steels do have common microstructural level properties governing their specific macroscopic properties in terms of strength, elongation and hole expansion performance.

  17. Effect of rust on the wettability of steel by water

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    Lu, W.; Chung, D.D.L.

    1998-04-01

    Rust, as formed on steel by immersion of low-carbon steel in water, was found to improve the wettability of steel by water. The advancing contact angle decreased from 87{degree} to 32{degree}, and the receding contact angle decreased from 81{degree} to 29{degree}. Cleansing of steel by acetone also helped improve the wettability, but the advancing angle only decreased from 87{degree} to 73{degree}, and the receding angle only decreased from 81{degree} to 41{degree}.

  18. Effects of Manganese Content on Solidification Structures, Thermal Properties, and Phase Transformation Characteristics in Fe-Mn-Al-C Steels

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    Yang, Jian; Wang, Yu-Nan; Ruan, Xiao-Ming; Wang, Rui-Zhi; Zhu, Kai; Fan, Zheng-Jie; Wang, Ying-Chun; Li, Cheng-Bin; Jiang, Xiao-Fang

    2015-04-01

    To assist developments of the continuous-casting technology of Fe-Mn-Al-C steels, the solidification structures and the thermal properties of Fe-Mn-Al-C steel ingots with different manganese contents have been investigated and the phase transformation characteristics have been revealed by FactSage (CRCT-ThermFact Inc., Montréal, Canada). The results show that the thermal conductivity of the 0Mn steel is the highest, whereas the thermal conductivity of the 8Mn steel is slightly higher than that of the 17Mn steel. Increasing the manganese content promotes a columnar solidification structure and coarse grains in steel. With the increase of manganese content, the mass fraction of austenite phase is increased. Finally, a single austenite phase is formed in the 17Mn steel. The mean thermal expansion coefficients of the steels are in the range from 1.3 × 10-5 to 2.3 × 10-5 K-1, and these values increase with the increase of manganese content. The ductility of the 17Mn steel and the 8Mn steel are higher than 40 pct in the temperature range from 873 K to 1473 K (600 °C to 1200 °C), and the cracking during the straightening operation should be avoided. However, the ductility of the 0Mn steel is lower than 40 pct at 973 K and 1123 K (700 °C and 850 °C), which indicates that the temperature of the straightening operation during the continuous-casting process should be above 1173 K (900 °C). Manganese has the effect of enlarging the austenite phase region and reducing the δ-ferrite phase region and α-ferrite phase region. At the 2.1 mass pct aluminum level, the precipitate temperature of AlN is high. Thus, the formed AlN is too coarse to deteriorate the hot ductility of steel.

  19. Effect of Nb on Microstructures and Mechanical Properties of an Ultrafine-Grained Dual Phase Steel

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    Ghatei Kalashami, Ali; Kermanpur, Ahmad; Najafizadeh, Abbas; Mazaheri, Yousef

    2015-08-01

    The effect of Nb addition from 0.06 to 0.18 wt.% on microstructural evolutions, mechanical properties, strain-hardening behavior, and fracture mechanism of an ultrafine-grained dual phase (UFG-DP) steel was investigated. The DP steels were cold rolled up to 80% thickness reduction followed by intercritical annealing at 770 C for 6 min to form the UFG structures. Results showed that increasing Nb content up to 0.12 wt.% increased the volume fraction of martensite and decreased the average grain size of ferrite; however, lower martensite content with no further grain refinement was detected in the steel containing 0.18 wt.% Nb. The variations of strength, elongation, strain-hardening exponent, and fracture behavior of the Nb-bearing UFG-DP specimens were explained in terms of the microstructural features. The UFG-DP steel containing 0.12 wt.% Nb showed a superior strength-elongation balance (UTS UE ? 116 MPa) compared to both the as-received ferritic-pearlitic and the commercially used DP980 steels.

  20. Characterization of thermal aging of duplex stainless steel by SQUID

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    Isobe, Y.; Kamimura, A.; Aoki, K.; Nakayasu, F.

    1995-08-01

    Thermal aging is a growing concern for long-term-aged duplex stainless steel piping in nuclear power plants. Superconducting QUantum Interference Device (SQUID) was used for the detection of thermal aging of SUS329 rolled duplex stainless steel and SCS16 cast duplex stainless steel. It was found that the SQUID output signal pattern in the presence of AC magnetic field applied to the specimen was sensitive to the changes in electromagnetic properties due to thermal aging.

  1. The effect of heat treatment on the hardness and impact properties of medium carbon steel

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    Mazni Ismail, Noor; Khatif, Nurul Aida Amir; Aliff Kamil Awang Kecik, Mohamad; Hanafiah Shaharudin, Mohd Ali

    2016-02-01

    This paper covers the effect of heat treatment on the mechanical properties of medium carbon steel. The main objective of this project is to investigate the hardness and impact properties of medium carbon steel treated at different heat treatment processes. Three types of heat treatment were performed in this project which are annealing, quenching and tempering. During annealing process, the specimens were heated at 900°C and soaked for 1 hour in the furnace. The specimens were then quenched in a medium of water and open air, respectively. The treatment was followed by tempering processes which were done at 300°C, 450°C, and 600°C with a soaking time of 2 hours for each temperature. After the heat treatment process completed, Rockwell hardness test and Charpy impact test were performed. The results collected from the Rockwell hardness test and Charpy impact test on the samples after quenching and tempering were compared and analysed. The fractured surfaces of the samples were also been examined by using Scanning Electron Microscope. It was observed that different heat treatment processes gave different hardness value and impact property to the steel. The specimen with the highest hardness was found in samples quenched in water. Besides, the microstructure obtained after tempering provided a good combination of mechanical properties due to the process reduce brittleness by increasing ductility and toughness.

  2. Hydrogen effects on tensile properties of EUROFER 97 and ODS-EUROFER steels

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    Yagodzinskyy, Y.; Malitckii, E.; Ganchenkova, M.; Binyukova, S.; Emelyanova, O.; Saukkonen, T.; Hänninen, H.; Lindau, R.; Vladimirov, P.; Moeslang, A.

    2014-01-01

    Hydrogen effects on the mechanical tensile properties of the ferrite-martensite EUROFER 97 and ODS-EUROFER steels were studied after electrochemical hydrogen charging at room temperature. Hydrogen was introduced into the steels from 0.1 N NaOH solution under controlled cathodic potential. Hydrogen TDS measurements show that yttria nanoparticles increase considerably the hydrogen uptake in ODS-EUROFER steel in comparison to that in EUROFER 97 steel. Hydrogen has only a minor effect on the yield stress and tensile strength of the studied steels. EUROFER 97 and ODS-EUROFER steels manifest rather different sensitivity to hydrogen embrittlement. It is shown that hydrogen reduces markedly elongation to fracture of ODS-EUROFER steel, if hydrogen concentration exceeds a certain critical value. FEG-SEM fractography observations evidence the intergranular fracture mode of ODS-EUROFER steel. The possible role of yttria nanoparticles in the hydrogen embrittlement mechanism is discussed.

  3. Properties of copper?stainless steel HIP joints before and after neutron irradiation

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    Thtinen, S.; Laukkanen, A.; Singh, B. N.; Toft, P.

    2002-12-01

    The tensile and fracture behaviour of CuCrZr and CuAl25 IG0 alloys joint to 316L(N) stainless steel by hot isostatic pressing (HIP) have been determined in unirradiated and neutron-irradiated conditions. The tensile and fracture behaviour of copper alloy HIP joint specimens are dominated by the properties of the copper alloys, and particularly, by the strength mismatch and mismatch in strain hardening capacities between copper alloys and stainless steel. The test temperature, neutron irradiation and thermal cycles primarily affect the copper alloy HIP joint properties through changing the strength mismatch between the base alloys. Changes in the loading conditions i.e. tensile, bend ( JI) and mixed-mode bend ( JI/ JII) lead to different fracture modes in the copper alloy HIP joint specimens.

  4. Corrosion inhibition of reinforcing steel by using acrylic latex

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    Wang, S.X.; Lin, W.W.; Ceng, S.A.; Zhang, J.Q.

    1998-05-01

    Acrylic latex was introduced into steel-reinforcing steel concrete as concrete admixtures or rebar coatings in order to prevent corrosion of steel reinforcements. The results showed that applying the latex by both methods took effect in different ways, while the latter was more noticeable. The corrosion prevention mechanism and the surface state of the steel rebar were also explored, based on which suggestions for enhancing the corrosion-resistant ability were made.

  5. Report on thermal aging effects on tensile properties of ferritic-martensitic steels.

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    Li, M.; Soppet, W.K.; Rink, D.L.; Listwan, J.T.; Natesan, K.

    2012-05-10

    This report provides an update on the evaluation of thermal-aging induced degradation of tensile properties of advanced ferritic-martensitic steels. The report is the first deliverable (level 3) in FY11 (M3A11AN04030103), under the Work Package A-11AN040301, 'Advanced Alloy Testing' performed by Argonne National Laboratory, as part of Advanced Structural Materials Program for the Advanced Reactor Concepts. This work package supports the advanced structural materials development by providing tensile data on aged alloys and a mechanistic model, validated by experiments, with a predictive capability on long-term performance. The scope of work is to evaluate the effect of thermal aging on the tensile properties of advanced alloys such as ferritic-martensitic steels, mod.9Cr-1Mo, NF616, and advanced austenitic stainless steel, HT-UPS. The aging experiments have been conducted over a temperature of 550-750 C for various time periods to simulate the microstructural changes in the alloys as a function of time at temperature. In addition, a mechanistic model based on thermodynamics and kinetics has been used to address the changes in microstructure of the alloys as a function of time and temperature, which is developed in the companion work package at ANL. The focus of this project is advanced alloy testing and understanding the effects of long-term thermal aging on the tensile properties. Advanced materials examined in this project include ferritic-martensitic steels mod.9Cr-1Mo and NF616, and austenitic steel, HT-UPS. The report summarizes the tensile testing results of thermally-aged mod.9Cr-1Mo, NF616 H1 and NF616 H2 ferritic-martensitic steels. NF616 H1 and NF616 H2 experienced different thermal-mechanical treatments before thermal aging experiments. NF616 H1 was normalized and tempered, and NF616 H2 was normalized and tempered and cold-rolled. By examining these two heats, we evaluated the effects of thermal-mechanical treatments on material microstructures and associated mechanical properties during long-term aging at elevated temperatures. Thermal aging experiments at different temperatures and periods of time have been completed: 550 C for up to 5000 h, 600 C for up to 7500 h, and 650 C for more than 10,000 h. Tensile properties were measured on thermally aged specimens and aging effect on tensile behavior was assessed. Effects of thermal aging on deformation and failure mechanisms were investigated by using in-situ straining technique with simultaneous synchrotron XRD measurements.

  6. Effect of magnetic properties of non-oriented electrical steel on torque characteristics of interior-permanent-magnet synchronous motor

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    Fujimura, Hiroshi; Nitomi, Hirokatsu; Yashiki, Hiroyoshi

    The torque characteristics of interior-permanent-magnet synchronous motor (IPMSM), in which core materials were our conventional non-oriented electrical steel 35SX250 and our developed steels 35SXH, 27SXH with high permeability, were measured by a pulse wave modulation (PWM) inverter control. The torque characteristics of the motor with developed steels were superior to that of conventional steel. The advantage of developed steels was remarkable in the high-toque region. Experimental torque separation using current phase control showed that reluctance torque was strongly affected by the magnetic properties of core materials. And we did magnetic field analysis of the motors by finite element method (FEM). The flux density in the teeth of the stator core was higher in the high permeability steels than that in the conventional steel under the same current condition. The developed steels are expected to be suited to the stator material of IPMSM used as drive motors for electric vehicles and compressor motors for air conditioner.

  7. Titanium effect on the microstructure and properties of laminated high boron steel plates

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    Yuan, Lin-lin; Han, Jing-tao; Liu, Jing; Wei, Dong-bin; Abathun, Mehari Zelalem

    2015-05-01

    High-boron steel is an important material used for thermal neutron shielding. The appropriate amount of added boron must be determined because excessive boron may deteriorate the steel's workability. A uniform microstructure can be formed by adding titanium to boron steel. In this study, casting and hot rolling were used to fabricate laminated high-boron steel plates whose cores contained 2.25wt% boron and 0wt%-7.9wt% titanium. The effects of titanium content and hot-rolling and heat-treatment processes on the microstructure and properties of the laminated plates were studied. The results indicated that the optimum titanium content was 5.7wt% when the boron content was 2.25wt%, and that the best overall properties were obtained after heat treatment at 1100C for 4 h. The tensile strength, yield strength, and elongation at the specified temperature and holding time were as high as 526.88 MPa, 219.36 MPa, and 29%, respectively.

  8. Microstructure and mechanical properties of duplex stainless steel subjected to hydrostatic extrusion

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    Maj, P.; Adamczyk-Cieślak, B.; Mizera, J.; Pachla, W.; Kurzydłowski, K.J.

    2014-07-01

    The nanostructure and mechanical properties of ferritic-austenitic duplex stainless steel subjected to hydrostatic extrusion were examined. The refinement of the structure in the initial state and in the two deformation states (ε = 1.4 and ε = 3.8) was observed in an optical microscope (OM) and a transmission electron microscope (TEM). The results indicate that the structure evolved from microcrystalline with a grain size of about 4 μm to nanocrystalline with a grain size of about 150 nm in ferrite and 70 nm in austenite. The material was characterized mechanically by tensile tests performed in the two deformation states. The ultimate strength appeared to increase significantly compared to that in the initial deformation stages, which can be attributed to the grain refinement and plastic deformation. The heterogeneity observed in microregions results from the dual-phase structure of the steel. The results indicate that hydrostatic extrusion is a highly potential technology suitable for improving the properties of duplex steels. - Highlights: • Duplex stainless steel was hydro extruded to a total strain of 3.8 • After the last stage of deformation heterogeneous structure was obtained in the material • As a result of stresses non-diffusive transformation γ→α’ occurred in the material • Nanometric (sub)grains were obtained in the austenite regions.

  9. Elevated-Temperature Mechanical Properties of an Advanced Type 316 Stainless Steel

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    Brinkman, C.R.

    1999-08-01

    Type 316FR stainless steel is a candidate material for the Japanese Demonstration Fast Breeder Reactor Plant to be built in Japan early in the next century. Like type 316L(N), it is a low-carbon grade of stainless steel with a more closely specified nitrogen content and chemistry optimized to enhance elevated-temperature performance. Early in 1994, under sponsorship of The Japan Atomic Power Company, work was initiated at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) aimed at obtaining an elevated-temperature mechanical-properties database on a single heat of this material. The product form was 50-mm plate manufactured by the Nippon Steel Corporation. Data include results from long-term creep-rupture tests conducted at temperatures of 500 to 600 C with test times up to nearly 40,000 h, continuous-cycle strain-controlled fatigue test results over the same temperature range, limited creep-fatigue data at 550 and 600 C, and tensile test properties from room temperature to 650 C. The ORNL data were compared with data obtained from several different heats and product forms of this material obtained at Japanese laboratories. The data were also compared with results from predictive equations developed for this material and with data available for type 316 and type 316L(N) stainless steel.

  10. Molybdate adsorption from steel slag eluates by subsoils.

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    Matern, K; Rennert, T; Mansfeldt, T

    2013-11-01

    Steel slags are industrial by-products which are generated in large amounts worldwide, e.g. 150-23010(6) Mg in 2012, and which are partly used for construction. Molybdenum (Mo) can be added during steel processing in order to harden the steel. The objective of this study was to evaluate the adsorption behaviour of molybdate (MoO4(2-)) from slag eluates in subsoils. Molybdate batch adsorption experiments were carried out with eluates obtained from two different kinds of steel slags (i) LD slag (Linz-Donawitz operation, LDS) and (ii) electric arc furnace slag (EAF) to assess the risk that may arise from the contamination of groundwater by the leaching of molybdate. Six different subsoils were chosen in order to provide a wide range of chemical properties (pH 4.0-7.6; dithionite-extractable Fe 0.73-14.7 g kg(-1)). Molybdate adsorption experiments were carried out at the pH of the steel slag eluates (pH 11-12) as well as at pH values adjusted to the soil pH. The data were evaluated with the Freundlich equation. Molybdate adsorption exhibited a maximum near pH 4 for steel slag eluates adjusted to the soil pH, and decreased rapidly with increasing pH until adsorption was virtually zero at pH>11. Adsorption was greater for soils with high amounts of dithionite-extractable Fe oxides. The extent and behaviour of molybdate adsorption from both eluates was similar. After a reaction time of 24h, the pH of the EAF slag eluate was lower than that of the LD steel slag eluate, which was caused by different acid buffer capacities. Some soils were able to decrease the pH of the EAF slag eluates by about 4 pH units, enhancing the adsorption of molybdate. Transport simulations indicated that molybdate discharge is low in acidic soils. PMID:23973286

  11. Changes in physical-mechanical properties and structure of ferritic-pearlitic steel 15Kh2NMFA caused by severe low-temperature deformation and exposure to alternating magnetic field

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    Sokolenko, V. I.; Mats, A. V.; Karas', V. I.; Okovit, V. S.; Chernyak, N. A.; Gorbatenko, V. M.

    2015-04-01

    It is shown for the low-plasticity ferritic-pearlitic steel 15Kh2NMFA (2Cr, 1Ni, 0.5Mn, 0.5Mo), subjected to severe rolling deformation at 90 K, that the treatment by the alternating magnetic field results in a substantial decrease of the yield strength and an increase of fracture stress, total elongation, necking and dynamic shear modulus. This is accompanied by reduction of the internal friction background and coercive force. The changes in the physical-mechanical properties and the structure are related to magnetic- and electrical-nature processes giving rise to stress relaxation in the microvolumes with a high density of deformation defects.

  12. Microstructure and mechanical properties of Selective Laser Melted 18Ni-300 steel

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    Kempen, K.; Yasa, E.; Thijs, L.; Kruth, J.-P.; Van Humbeeck, J.

    Selective Laser Melting (SLM) is an Additive Manufacturing process in which a part is built in a layer by layer manner. A laser source selectively scans the powder bed according to the CAD data of the part to be produced. The high intensity laser beam makes it possible to completely melt the metal powder particles to obtain almost fully dense parts. In this work, the influence of process parameters in SLM (e.g. scan speed and layer thickness) and various age hardening treatments on the microstructure and mechanical properties of 18Ni-300 steel is investigated. It is shown that almost fully dense parts with mechanical properties comparable to those of conventionally produced maraging steel 300 can be produced by SLM.

  13. Effect of tempering temperature on properties of 00Cr16Ni5Mo stainless steel

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    Qin, B. Wang, Z.Y.; Sun, Q.S.

    2008-08-15

    Specimens of 00Cr16Ni5Mo low carbon martensitic stainless steel were normalized at 1000 deg. C followed by tempering at 525 deg. C, 550 deg. C, 575 deg. C, 600 deg. C and 625 deg. C. After heat treatment, mechanical properties and pitting potential were determined through tensile, impact and electrochemical polarization tests. The results showed that the samples tempered at 550 deg. C and 600 deg. C for 2 h had an excellent combination of tensile strength, elongation, impact energy, hardness and corrosion resistance. Scanning electron microscopy, and X-ray diffraction examinations were conducted. These revealed that the properties of the steel were affected by the structure of the lath martensite, {delta}-ferrite, retained austenite and carbides.

  14. The effect of tantalum on the mechanical properties of a 9Cr 2W 0.25V 0.07Ta 0.1C steel

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    Klueh, R. L.; Alexander, D. J.; Rieth, M.

    1999-07-01

    An Fe-9Cr-2W-0.25V-0.07Ta-0.1C (9Cr-2WVTa) steel has excellent strength and impact toughness before and after irradiation in the Fast Flux Test Facility (FFTF) and the High Flux Reactor (HFR). The ductile-brittle transition temperature (DBTT) increased only 32C after 28 dpa at 365C in FFTF, compared to a shift of ?60C for a 9Cr-2WV steel the same as the 9Cr-2WVTa steel but without tantalum. This difference occurred despite the two steels having similar tensile properties before and after irradiation. The 9Cr-2WVTa steel has a smaller prior-austenite grain size, but otherwise microstructures are similar before irradiation and show similar changes during irradiation. The irradiation behavior of the 9Cr-2WVTa steel differs from the 9Cr-2WV steel and other similar steels in two ways: (1) the shift in DBTT of the 9Cr-2WVTa steel irradiated in FFTF does not saturate with fluence by ?28 dpa, whereas for the 9Cr-2WV steel and most similar steels, saturation occurs at <10 dpa, and (2) the shift in DBTT for 9Cr-2WVTa steel irradiated in FFTF and HFR increased with irradiation temperature, whereas it decreased for the 9Cr-2WV steel, as it does for most similar steels. The improved properties of the 9Cr-2WVTa steel and the differences with other steels were attributed to tantalum in solution.

  15. Elevated temperature mechanical properties of a reactor pressure vessel steel

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    McCoy, H. E.; Rittenhouse, P. L.

    1990-04-01

    A testing program is in progress to define the tensile and creep properties of SA533 Grade B Class 1 steel at temperatures from 371 to 538 C. The overall objective is to provide the data necessary to obtain ASME Code approval for use of this material for the Modular High-Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor (MHTGR) vessel during short-term temperature excursions above 371 C. Testing and evaluation involve three heats of base metal, two submerged arc welds, and a shielded metal arc weld. The creep strengths of the base metal heats and the weldments were found to be equivalent; the weld metal itself is slightly stronger. The data obtained indicate that stress to produce 1% strain will likely be the controlling factor in setting the allowable stresses for design.

  16. Structure and mechanical and corrosion properties of new high-nitrogen Cr-Mn steels containing molybdenum

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    Berezovskaya, V. V.; Savrai, R. A.; Merkushkin, E. A.; Makarov, A. V.

    2012-05-01

    The structure, mechanical properties, and pitting corrosion of nickel-free high-nitrogen (0.8% N) austenitic 06Kh18AG19M2 and 07Kh16AG13M3 steels have been studied in various structural states obtained after hot deformation, quenching, and tempering at 300 and 500°C. Both steels are shown to be resistant to the γ → α and γ → ɛ martensite transformations irrespective of the decomposition of a γ solid solution (06Kh18AG19M2 steel). Austenite of the steel with 19 wt % Mn shows lower resistance to recrystallization, which provides its higher plasticity (δ5) and fracture toughness at a lower strength as compared to the steel with 13 wt % Mn. Electrochemical studies of the steels tempered at 300 and 500°C show that they are in a stable passive state during tests in a 3.5% NaCl solution and have high pitting resistance up to a potential E pf = 1.3-1.4 V, which is higher than that in 12Kh18N10T steel. In the quenched state, the passive state is instable but pitting formation potentials E pf retain their values. In all steels under study, pitting is shown to form predominantly along the grain boundaries of nonrecrystallized austenite. The lowest pitting resistance is demonstrated by the structure with a double grain boundary network that results from incomplete recrystallization at 1100°C and from the existence of initial and recrystallized austenite in the 07Kh16AG13M3 steel. To obtain a set of high mechanical and corrosion properties under given rolling conditions (1200-1150°C), annealing of the steels at temperatures no less than 1150°C (for 1 h) with water quenching and tempering at 500°C for 2 h are recommended.

  17. Mechanical properties of 1950's vintage Type 304 stainless steel weldment components

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    Stoner, K.J.; Sindelar, R.L.; Awadalla, N.G. ); Hawthorne, J.R.; Hiser, A.L.; Cullen, W.H. )

    1990-01-01

    The primary coolant piping systems of the nuclear production reactors constructed in the 1950's at Savannah River Site are comprised of Type 304 stainless steel. A program has been completed which assessed the material properties of archival large diameter piping having approximately six years of service at temperatures between 25 and 125{degree}C. An extensive database of mechanical properties was produced for examination of material variability and to provide properties for engineering analysis, including piping fracture resistance assessment. Tensile properties, Charpy-V notch ductility, and elastic-plastic fracture toughness were established for base metal, weld metal and weld heat-affected-zone (HAZ) materials. A total of 375 mechanical specimens representing ASTM L-C and C-L orientations were tested at temperatures of 25 or 125{degree}C. The effect of dynamic loading on tensile and fracture toughness properties was also explored. The time-to-specimen maximum load ({approx}80 milliseconds) was chosen to simulate a seismic loading event. The mechanical properties of the vintage piping material were found typical of those of recently-produced commercial melts of Type 304 stainless steel piping and are consistent with ASME Code Section II design values. The toughness properties of welds fabricated by the Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding process (multipass, Type 308 stainless steel filler), were found similar to the base materials, yielding a high fracture resistance. Practical applications of the mechanical properties database in piping fracture assessments are illustrated with the methodology for an elastic-plastic analysis. 10 refs., 9 figs., 8 tabs.

  18. Adsorption properties and inhibition of mild steel corrosion in 15% HCl by 3-((1H-indol-3-yl)(4-methoxyphenyl)methyl)-1H-indole:electrochemical study

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    Behera, Debasis; Kumar, Sushil; Sinha, Rajesh Ranjan; Yadav, Mahendra

    2014-04-01

    The inhibiting effect of 3-((1H-indol-3-yl)(4-methoxyphenyl)methyl)-1H-indole (IMMI) on the corrosion of mild steel (MS) in 15% HCl solution has been studied by using potentiodynamic polarization technique. The polarization data revealed that IMMI acts as a mixed type inhibitor for mild steel in acid solution.. The adsorption of the inhibitors on the mild steel surface was found to obey Langmuir's adsorption isotherm. Inhibition efficiency was found to be greater than 95% and inhibition is governed by both physical adsorption and chemisorption mechanism.

  19. Correlation Between Microstructure and Mechanical Properties Before and After Reversion of Metastable Austenitic Stainless Steels

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    Fargas, Gemma; Zapata, Ana; Roa, Joan Josep; Sapezanskaia, Ina; Mateo, Antonio

    2015-12-01

    Reversion treatments are a way to improve the mechanical response of metastable austenitic stainless steels by means of grain refinement. To effectively apply those treatments, the steel must be previously deformed to induce a significant amount of martensitic transformation. In this work, the effect of reversion treatments was studied on a commercial AISI 301LN grade subjected to an industrial cold rolling process, with thickness reductions not higher than 40 pct. Microstructural changes and evolution of both monotonic and cyclic mechanical properties were investigated after cold rolling and upon reversion treatments. Results revealed that the finer austenitic microstructure obtained after reversion leads to an interesting combination of properties, with strong increments in hardness and yield strength, and also fatigue limit improvement, as compared to the initial annealed condition.

  20. Properties of Galvanized and Galvannealed Advanced High Strength Hot Rolled Steels

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    V.Y. Guertsman; E. Essadiqi; S. Dionne; O. Dremmailova; R. Bouchard; B. Voyzelle; J. McDermid; R. Fourmentin

    2008-04-01

    The objectives of the project were (i) to develop the coating process information to achieve good quality coatings on 3 advanced high strength hot rolled steels while retaining target mechanical properties, (ii) to obtain precise knowledge of the behavior of these steels in the various forming operations and (iii) to establish accurate user property data in the coated conditions. Three steel substrates (HSLA, DP, TRIP) with compositions providing yield strengths in the range of 400-620 MPa were selected. Only HSLA steel was found to be suitable for galnaizing and galvannealing in the hot rolled condition.

  1. Mechanical properties and microstructure evolution of CLAM Steel in tube fabrication and test blanket module assembly

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    Huang, Bo; Huang, Qunying; Li, Yanfen; Li, Chunjing; Wu, Qingsheng; FDS Team

    2013-11-01

    The first wall of the China dual functional lithium lead-test blanket module (DFLL-TBM) will be assembled with China low activation martensitic (CLAM) steel rectangular tubes and plates by hot isostatic pressing (HIP) - diffusion welding. The objective of this study is to evaluate CLAM rectangular tubes and investigate mechanical property and microstructure evolution of CLAM steel in tube fabrication and TBM assembly. In this work, CLAM rectangular tubes with lengths of 1500 mm were fabricated, and the dimensional accuracy met the requirement for HIP joining. In the tube fabrication process, the CLAM steel was annealed to improve its ductility. In addition, the anisotropy in mechanical properties and microstructure introduced by tube rolling was eliminated according to the simulation of HIP heat treatment in TBM preparation. The tensile strength of the CLAM tubes with final heat treatment was slightly higher than that of CLAM steel with the published standard heat treatment, while the total elongation was reduced. This revealed that a post-HIP heat treatment was required before the final heat treatment. An annealing treatment at 1253 K transformed martensite to ferrite, decreased the tensile strength, and increase the ductility; Rolling deformation introduced microstructural anisotropy, increased the Vickers hardness, and created an inhomogeneous hardness distribution; A simulated HIP heat treatment schedule removed these differences in hardness and tensile strength due to the anisotropy; The tensile strength of CLAM tube material given the published standard heat treatment (with the simulated HIP heat treatment) was higher than that of previously published CLAM steel results and the elongation was reduced. Therefore, a post-HIP heat treatment for CLAM tube material appears to be required before applying a final heat treatment based on the prior standard heat treatment in order to preserve the overall tensile elongation.

  2. High-temperature properties and microstructure of Mo microalloyed ultra-high-strength steel

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    Han, Qi-Hang; Kang, Yong-Lin; Zhao, Xian-Meng; Gao, Lu-Feng; Qiu, Xue-Song

    2011-08-01

    The high-temperature mechanical properties and microstructure of forging billets of C-Si-Mn-Cr and C-Si-Mn-Cr-Mo ultra-high-strength cold-rolled steels (tensile strength?1000 MPa, elongation?10%) were studied. Through the comparison of reduction in area and hot deformation resistance at 600-1300C, the Mo-containing steel was found to possess a higher strength and a better plasticity than the Mo-free one. The equilibrium phase diagram and atom fraction of Mo in different phases at different temperatures were calculated by Thermo-Calc software (TCW). The results analyzed by using transmission electron microscopy and TCW show that precipitates in the Mo-containing steel are primarily M23C6, which promote pearlite formation. The experimental data also show that a lower ductility point existing in the Mo-free steel at 850C is eliminated in the Mo-containing one. This is mainly due to the segregation of Mo at grain boundaries investigated by electron probe microanalysis (EPMA), which improves the strength of grain boundaries.

  3. TRITIUM AGING EFFECTS ON THE FRACTURE TOUGHNESS PROPERTIES OF STAINLESS STEEL BASE METAL AND WELDS

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    Morgan, M.

    2009-07-30

    Tritium reservoirs are constructed from welded stainless steel forgings. While these steels are highly resistant to the embrittling effects of hydrogen isotopes and helium from tritium decay; they are not immune. Tritium embrittlement is an enhanced form of hydrogen embrittlement because of the presence of helium-3 from tritium decay which nucleates as nanometer-sized bubbles on dislocations, grain boundaries, and other microstructural defects. Steels with decay helium bubble microstructures are hardened and less able to deform plastically and become more susceptible to embrittlement by hydrogen and its isotopes. Ductility, elongation-to-failure, and fracture toughness are reduced by exposures to tritium and the reductions increase with time as helium-3 builds into the material from tritium permeation and radioactive decay. Material and forging specifications have been developed for optimal material compatibility with tritium. These specifications cover composition, mechanical properties, and select microstructural characteristics like grain size, flow-line orientation, inclusion content, and ferrite distribution. For many years, the forming process of choice for reservoir manufacturing was high-energy-rate forging (HERF), principally because the DOE forging facility owned only HERF hammers. Today, some reservoir forgings are being made that use a conventional, more common process known as press forging (PF or CF). One of the chief differences between the two forging processes is strain rate: Conventional hydraulic or mechanical forging presses deform the metal at 4-8 ft/s, about ten-fold slower than the HERF process. The material specifications continue to provide successful stockpile performance by ensuring that the two forging processes produce similar reservoir microstructures. While long-term life storage tests have demonstrated the general tritium compatibility of tritium reservoirs, fracture-toughness properties of both conventionally forged and high-energy-rate forged are needed for designing and establishing longer tritium-reservoir lifetimes, ranking materials, and, potentially, for qualifying new forging vendors or processes. Measurements on the effects of tritium and decay helium on the fracture toughness properties of CF stainless steels having similar composition, grain size, and mechanical properties to previously studied HERF steels are needed and have not been conducted until now. The compatibility of stainless steel welds with tritium represents another concern for long-term reservoir performance. Weldments have not been well-characterized with respect to tritium embrittlement, although a recent study was completed on the effect of tritium and decay helium on the fracture toughness properties of Type 304L weldments. This study expands the characterization of weldments through measurements of tritium and decay helium effects on the fracture toughness properties of Type 21-6-9 stainless steel. The purpose of this study was to measure and compare the fracture toughness properties of Type 21-6-9 stainless steel for conventional forgings and weldments in the non-charged, hydrogen-charged and tritium-charged-and-aged conditions.

  4. Comparative cavitation erosion test on steels produced by ESR and AOD refining

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    Dojčinović, M.

    2011-09-01

    Cavitation erosion studies of steels produced by Electroslag Refining (ESR) and Argon Oxygen Decarburization (AOD refining) have been carried out. The experiments were conducted using the modified ultrasonically induced cavitation test method. Erosion rates were measured and the morphology of damages under cavitation action was studied by scanning electron microscopy and optical microscopy techniques. The present work is aimed at understanding the cavitation erosion behaviour of electroslag refined steel (ESR) compared with the steel produced by Argon Oxygen Decarburization (AOD refining), commonly used in the production of hydraulic machinery parts (Pelton blades). The results exhibited lower cavitation rate of ESR steel compared with AOD steel, as a consequence of its better mechanical properties and homogeneous and fine-grained microstructure.

  5. Thermophysical Properties of a Hot-Work Tool-Steel with High Thermal Conductivity

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    Kaschnitz, E.; Hofer, P.; Funk, W.

    2013-05-01

    In the highly productive permanent mold-casting process, the released enthalpy of the solidifying metal has to be transported through the surrounding hot-work tool-steel to the cooling system. For that reason, the thermal conductivity is a key property of the employed tool-steel. Recently, a new type of steel (Rovalma HTCS 130) has been developed and superior thermal properties have been claimed. In this study, measurements of the thermal diffusivity, heat capacity, and thermal expansion as a function of temperature are described for this steel and results of the computed thermal conductivity are reported. There is quite a discrepancy between the specification of the steel supplier and the results of this study; however, an improvement of the thermal conductivity for this type of steel can be confirmed.

  6. Effect of thermal cycling on the mechanical properties of 350-grade maraging steel

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    Viswanathan, U.K.; Kishore, R.; Asundi, M.K.

    1996-03-01

    The effects of retained austenite produced by thermal cycling on the mechanical properties of a precipitation-hardened 350-grade commercial maraging steel were examined. The presence of retained austenite caused decreases in the yield strength (YS) and ultimate tensile strength (UTS) and effected a significant increase in the tensile ductility. Increased impact toughness was also produced by this treatment. The mechanical stability of retained austenite was evaluated by tension and impact tests at subambient temperatures. A deformation-induced transformation of the austenite was manifested as load drops on the load-elongation plots at subzero temperatures. This transformation imparts excellent low-temperature ductility to the material. A wide range of strength, ductility, and toughness can be obtained by subjecting the steel to thermal cycling before the precipitation-hardening treatment.

  7. The effect of carbon concentration and plastic deformation on ultrasonic higher order elastic properties of steel

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    Heyman, J. S.; Allison, S. G.; Salama, K.

    1985-01-01

    The behavior of higher order elastic properties, which are much more sensitive to material state than are second order properties, has been studied for steel alloys AISI 1016, 1045, 1095, and 8620 by measuring the stress derivative of the acoustic natural velocity to determine the stress acoustic constants (SAC's). Results of these tests show a 20 percent linear variation of SAC's with carbon content as well as even larger variations with prestrain (plastic deformation). The use of higher order elastic characterization permits quantitative evaluation of solids and may prove useful in studies of fatigue and fracture.

  8. Improving Joint Properties of Friction Welded Joint of High Tensile Steel

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    Kimura, Masaaki; Kusaka, Masahiro; Seo, Kenji; Fuji, Akiyoshi

    This report describes the improvements in the joint properties of friction welded joint of 780MPa class high tensile steel. Welded joint made by a continuous drive friction welding machine, the conventional method, had not obtained 100% joint efficiency despite applying forge pressure. This was due to the softening of the welded interface zone for heat input during braking times. Therefore, we developed a continuous drive friction welding machine with an electromagnetic clutch to prevent heat input during braking time. We proposed the process as The Low Heat Input Friction Welding Method (the LHI method). In this case, the joint had the same tensile strength as the base metal at friction time when the friction torque reached the initial peak torque. That is, the welded joint obtained 100% joint efficiency by using only the friction stage up to the initial peak torque without the forge (upsetting) stage, despite the existence of a slightly softened region adjacent to the welded interface. Furthermore, the softened region was hardly generated when this joint was made by applying forge pressure at the initial peak torque. In conclusion, a welded joint of high tensile steel made by only the friction stage of the LHI method had excellent joint properties. The LHI method has a lot of advantages for joining such materials as super fine grain steel with which conventional fusion welding processes have difficulty.

  9. Microstructures and mechanical properties of Fe-14Cr-3W-Ti-Y 2O 3 steel with 1 wt.% Cu addition fabricated by a new method

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    Liu, Feng; Liu, Yong; Wen, Yuren; Dou, Yuhai; Zhao, Dapeng; Liu, C. T.

    2011-07-01

    Effect of 1 wt.% copper addition on microstructures and mechanical properties of Fe-14Cr-3W-0.4Ti-0.4Y 2O 3 (wt.%) alloy has been investigated. Mechanically alloyed powders and pre-alloyed powders were blended and consolidated by hot extrusion. A bimodal grain structure with large grains (10-20 ?m) and nanometer grains was formed. Through aging treatment, ?-Cu phase with face cubic centered lattice structure precipitated from the supersaturated solid solution. After aging for 6 h, the microhardness reached a peak value of HV326, which was attributed to precipitation of copper-rich phase. The alloy exhibited a high strength due to the strengthening of both copper-rich precipitates and Y-Ti-O nanoclusters, and an excellent ductility due to its bimodal structure.

  10. The influence of Cr content on the mechanical properties of ODS ferritic steels

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    Li, Shaofu; Zhou, Zhangjian; Jang, Jinsung; Wang, Man; Hu, Helong; Sun, Hongying; Zou, Lei; Zhang, Guangming; Zhang, Liwei

    2014-12-01

    The present investigation aimed at researching the mechanical properties of the oxide dispersion strengthened (ODS) ferritic steels with different Cr content, which were fabricated through a consolidation of mechanical alloyed (MA) powders of 0.35 wt.% nano Y2O3 dispersed Fe-12.0Cr-0.5Ti-1.0W (alloy A), Fe-16.0Cr-0.5Ti-1.0W (alloy B), and Fe-18.0Cr-0.5Ti-1.0W (alloy C) alloys (all in wt.%) by hot isostatic pressing (HIP) with 100 MPa pressure at 1150 C for 3 h. The mechanical properties, including the tensile strength, hardness, and impact fracture toughness were tested by universal testers, while Young's modulus was determined by ultrasonic wave non-destructive tester. It was found that the relationship between Cr content and the strength of ODS ferritic steels was not a proportional relationship. However, too high a Cr content will cause the precipitation of Cr-enriched segregation phase, which is detrimental to the ductility of ODS ferritic steels.

  11. Forming patterns and mechanical properties of austenitic chromium-nickel steel due to strain aging

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    Kamyshanchenko, N. V.; Krasilnikov, V. V.; Nikulin, I. S.; Gal'tsev, A. V.; Belenko, V. A.; Gal'tseva, I. N.

    2016-02-01

    The work presents the results of studies of forming patterns and mechanical properties of martensite transformation, found in the chromium-nickel steels of 08X18H10T grade, subjected to pre-heat treatment followed by deformation aging. Internal energy state is determined by using acoustic emission. The observed patterns improve the mechanical parameters of steels quenched and plastically deformed at low temperature and then subjected to temper under load in the optimum temperature being associated with obtaining a more stable condition of the structure through the processes of relaxation of internal stresses, high dispersion and uniform distribution of carbides and intermetallic particles, increasing the density of dislocations as well as through other processes occurring during deformation aging martensite. Start your abstract here...

  12. Determination of tribological properties of ion-nitrided AISI 5140 steel

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    Alsaran, Akguen

    2002-09-15

    AISI 5140 low-alloy steel is ion-nitrided under different process parameters, including time (1, 4, and 8 h), temperature (450, 500, and 550 deg. C), and various gas mixtures at a working pressure of 5 mbar. The ion-nitriding behaviors of AISI 5140 steel have been assessed by evaluating tribological properties, surface hardness, surface roughness, compound layer thickness, and case depth by using a pin-on-disk wear machine, microhardness tester, surface profilometer, and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). It is found that ion nitriding improves the wear rate, and the presence of a hard and brittle compound layer on the surface causes an increase in wear of specimen surface. It is finally observed that ion nitriding parameters have no dominant effect on the friction coefficient.

  13. Effect of Austempering Conditions on the Microstructure and Tensile Properties of Low Alloyed Sintered Steel

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    Campos, M.; Sicre-Artalejo, J.; Muoz, J. J.; Torralba, J. M.

    2010-07-01

    Because of the combination of strength and toughness, much interest has been focused on austempered sintered low-alloyed steels. Implementation of this treatment for powder metal components has been limited by interaction between the open porosity of the material and the cooling fluid. This work discusses the influence of different austempering environments and parameters on the microstructure and, as a consequence, on the final properties. The sintered steels selected are based on two different prealloyed powders, Fe-1.5Cr-0.2Mo and Fe-1.5Mo, with the addition of 0.6 wt pct graphite. Green samples with medium density (7.3 g/cm3) were sintered at 1393 and 1523 K (1120 and 1250 C) to ensure a decrease in open porosity. The austempering treatment process requires austenitizing at 1133 K (860 C) for 2 hours followed by quenching in different baths at 563 K (290 C). The final strength and ductility are dependent upon the relative amounts of ferrite, pearlite, and bainite phases present in the austempered steel. Discussion of the experimental results compares the as-sintered and the austempered observations as well as the relationship between mechanical properties and the phases present in the final microstructures.

  14. TRITIUM AGING EFFECTS ON THE FRACTURE TOUGHNESS PROPERTIES OF FORGED STAINLESS STEEL

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    Morgan, M

    2008-04-14

    The fracture toughness properties of Type 21-6-9 stainless steel were measured for forgings in the unexposed, hydrogen-exposed, and tritium-exposed-and-aged conditions. Fracture toughness samples were cut from conventionally-forged and high-energy-rate-forged forward-extruded cylinders and mechanically tested at room temperature using ASTM fracture-toughness testing procedures. Some of the samples were exposed to either hydrogen or tritium gas (340 MPa, 623 K) prior to testing. Tritium-exposed samples were aged for up to seven years and tested periodically in order to measure the effect on fracture toughness of {sup 3}He from radioactive tritium decay. The results show that hydrogen-exposed and tritium-exposed samples had lower fracture- toughness values than unexposed samples and that fracture toughness decreased with increasing decay {sup 3}He content. Forged steels were more resistant to the embrittling effects of tritium and decay {sup 3}He than annealed steels, although their fracture-toughness properties depended on the degree of sensitization that occurred during processing. The fracture process was dominated by microvoid nucleation, growth and coalescence; however, the size and spacing of microvoids on the fracture surfaces were affected by hydrogen and tritium with the lowest-toughness samples having the smallest microvoids and finest spacing.

  15. Fatigue Properties of Heat-Treated 30MSV6 Vanadium Microalloyed Steel

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    Hajisafari, M.; Nategh, S.; Yoozbashizadeh, H.; Ekrami, A.

    2013-03-01

    In the present study, 30MSV6 microalloyed steel was heat treated under different conditions, and the relation between its microstructure and mechanical properties was investigated. Scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy were used to characterize the microstructure of the heat-treated steel, and the effect of microstructure on tensile strength and fatigue behavior was determined. Microstructural analysis indicated that precipitates were formed at different sites such as grain boundaries and sub-grain boundaries. Furthermore, microstructural studies accompanied by the evaluation of mechanical properties revealed that the optimal heat treatment cycle of 30MSV6 microalloyed steel involved austenitization at 1223 K for 1 h and cooling in air to room temperature, followed by aging at 873 K for 1.5 h. The optimal heat treatment cycle resulted in significant improvement in the fatigue strength, tensile strength, and ductility because of the development of a uniform distribution of fine precipitates in a refined microstructure. The fatigue limit under optimum conditions (~384 MPa) was greater than that under other conditions (~321 and 312 MPa).

  16. Permanent effect of a cryogenic spill on fracture properties of structural steels

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    Keseler, H.; Westermann, I.; Kandukuri, S. Y.; Nøkleby, J. O.; Holmedal, B.

    2015-12-01

    Fracture analysis of a standard construction steel platform deck, which had been exposed to a liquid nitrogen spill, showed that the brittle fracture started at a flaw in the weld as a consequence of low-temperature embrittlement and thermal stresses experienced by the material. In the present study, the permanent effect of a cryogenic spill on the fracture properties of carbon steels has been investigated. Charpy V-notch impact testing was carried out at 0 °C using specimens, from the platform deck material. The average impact energy appeared to be below requirements only for transverse specimens. No pre-existing damage was found when examining the fracture surfaces and cross sections in the scanning electron microscope. Specimens of the platform deck material and a DOMEX S355 MCD carbon steel were tensile tested immersed in liquid nitrogen. Both steels showed a considerable increase in yield- and fracture strength and a large increase in the Lüders strain compared to the room temperature behavior. A cryogenic spill was simulated by applying a constant tensile force to the specimens for 10 min, at -196 C. Subsequent tensile tests at room temperature showed no significant influence on the stress-strain curve of the specimens. A small amount of microcracks were found after holding a DOMEX S355 MCD specimen at a constant force below the yield point. In a platform deck material tensile tested to fracture in liquid nitrogen, cracks associated with elongated MnS inclusions were found through the whole test region. These cracks probably formed as a result of the inclusions having a higher thermal contraction rate than the steel, causing decohesion at the inclusion-matrix interface on cooling. Simultaneous deformation may have caused formation of cracks. Both the microcracks and sulphide related damage may give permanently reduced impact energy after a cryogenic exposure.

  17. Effect of Pre-intercritical Annealing Treatments on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of 0.33% Carbon Dual-Phase Steel

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    Shukla, Neha; Das, Suvajeet; Maji, Sumanta; Chowdhury, Subhro Roy; Show, Bijay Kumar

    2015-12-01

    The present study is aimed at understanding the effect of different prior heat treatments on the microstructure and mechanical properties of 0.33% carbon dual-phase (DP) steel. For this purpose, different dual-phase steels were produced by subjecting the as-received steel to `hardening' (DP-H), `hardening + tempering' (DP-HT), and `austempering' (DP-AT) treatments prior to the intercritical annealing treatment. The study reveals that the prior hardening treatment in DP-H steel results in significant refinement of ferrite grains and formation of fine elongated martensite plates having an aspect ratio = 6.1 ± 3. These fine elongated martensites are responsible for poor ductility in DP-H steel. Although DP steel without any prior treatment (DP-AR) and DP-AT steel exhibit high strength and hardness, their ductility is limited by the presence of very hard martensite islands which act as the failure initiation sites in these steels. On the other hand, prior `hardening + tempering' treatment in DP-HT steel results in the formation of nearly spherical-shaped martensite (aspect ratio = 1.24 ± 0.13) along with coarse martensite laths. In addition, the presence of fine carbides is also found along the lath boundaries. These fine spherical martensites and fine carbides provide higher strain hardening to DP-HT steel. Accordingly, DP-HT steel exhibits adequate ductility as well as strength. Therefore, prior `hardening + tempering' treatment was found to the best prior treatment in the present study.

  18. Effect of silicon on the microstructure and mechanical properties of reduced activation ferritic/martensitic steel

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    Chen, Shenghu; Rong, Lijian

    2015-04-01

    The effect of Si in the range of 0.05-0.77 wt.% on the microstructure, tensile properties and impact toughness of reduced activation ferritic/martensitic (RAFM) steels has been investigated. An increase in Si content affected the prior austenite grain size resulting in an increase in the tensile strength at room temperature. The tensile strength of steels tested above 773 K did not change significantly with the addition of Si, which was due to the diminished carbide hardening effect and boundary strengthening effect. Detailed fractographic analysis revealed that tear fractures occurred in the samples tensile tested at room temperature, while cup and cone fractures were found in samples tensile tested at temperatures above 773 K, which were induced by the easing of dislocation pile-ups. The ductile-to-brittle transition temperature (DBTT) decreased when the Si content increased to 0.22 wt.%. However, the DBTT increased when the Si content reached 0.77 wt.% and this was due to the precipitation of Laves phase. The RAFM steel with approximately 0.22 wt.% Si content was found to possess an optimized combination of microstructure, tensile properties and impact toughness.

  19. Effect of Intercritical Annealing on Microstructural Evolution and Properties of Quenched & Partitioned (Q&P) Steels

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    Wu, Riming; Jin, Xuejun; Wang, Chenglin; Wang, Li

    2016-03-01

    Transformation of metastable austenite into martensite in novel quenched & partitioned (Q&P) steels improves sheet formability, allowing this class of high-strength steels to be used for automotive structural components. The current work studies the microstructural evolution by varying intercritical annealing time (t a), as well as its influence on the martensite-austenite constituent and mechanical properties of Q&P steels. As the t a was prolonged, the morphology of retained austenite progressively transformed from block to a mixture of block and film, and finally changed to totally film. Based on electron back-scatter diffraction (EBSD) measurements and uniaxial tensile response, the holding time of 600 s at 760 °C was determined to produce the best results in terms of highest volume fraction of retained austenite (f γ = 15.8%) and largest strain (26.8%) at the ultimate tensile strength (892 MPa). This difference in work-hardening behavior corresponds directly to the transformation rate of retained austenite with different morphology. The slower rate of transformation of filmy austenite allowed for work hardening to persist at high strains where the transformation effect had already been exhausted in the blocky one. There is great potential for properties improvement through adjustment of metastability of retained austenite.

  20. Strain hardening and plastic instability properties of austenitic stainless steels after proton and neutron irradiation

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    Byun, T. S.; Farrell, K.; Lee, E. H.; Hunn, J. D.; Mansur, L. K.

    2001-10-01

    Strain hardening and plastic instability properties were analyzed for EC316LN, HTUPS316, and AL6XN austenitic stainless steels after combined 800 MeV proton and spallation neutron irradiation to doses up to 10.7 dpa. The steels retained good strain-hardening rates after irradiation, which resulted in significant uniform strains. It was found that the instability stress, the stress at the onset of necking, had little dependence on the irradiation dose. Tensile fracture stress and strain were calculated from the stress-strain curve data and were used to estimate fracture toughness using an existing model. The doses to plastic instability and fracture, the accumulated doses at which the yield stress reaches instability stress or fracture stress, were predicted by extrapolation of the yield stress, instability stress, and fracture stress to higher dose. The EC316LN alloy required the highest doses for plastic instability and fracture. Plastic deformation mechanisms are discussed in relation to the strain-hardening properties of the austenitic stainless steels.

  1. Statistical modeling and analysis of the correlation between chemical composition and magnetic properties of structural steels after heat treatment

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    Kostin, V.N.; Tsar`kova, T.P.; Bida, G.V.

    1995-06-01

    On the basis of statistical treatment of experimental results obtained with 25 marques of steel for a number of fixed tempering temperatures we calculated linear models describing the dependence of the coercive force and of relaxation magnetization on the chemical composition and tempering temperature of structural steels. The heuristic suitabilities of the models are verified by comparing the calculated and experimental values of the magnetic properties. The article shows that the set of models can be used for a qualitative evaluation of the nature of change of the values of coercive force and relaxation magnetization upon change of tempering temperatures of hardened steels with a chemical composition close to that of the investigated steels.

  2. Almen intensity effect on microstructure and mechanical properties of low carbon steel subjected to severe shot peening

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    Unal, Okan; Varol, Remzi

    2014-01-01

    This paper discusses alteration of microstructure and mechanical properties of low carbon steel after severe shot peening process. An ultra fine grained surface layer was formed on AISI 1017 mild steel by means of severe shot peening process. Surface characteristics were affirmed using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM). Nano hardness measurements were taken along the depth from shot peened surface using nanoindentation methods. The results showed that severe (unconventional) air blast shot peening process is an effective way to obtain ultra fine grained surface layer and to obtain superior mechanical properties.

  3. Tribological properties of nitrogen implanted and boron implanted steels

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    Kern, K.T.; Walter, K.C.; Griffin, A.J. Jr.; Kung, H.; Lu, Y.; Nastasi, M.; Tesmer, J.R.; Fayeulle, S.

    1996-06-01

    Samples of a steel with high chrome content was implanted separately with 75 keV nitrogen ions and with 75 keV boron ions. Implanted doses of each ion species were 2-, 4-, and 8 {times} 10{sup 17}/cm{sup 2}. Retained doses were measured using resonant non-Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometry. Tribological properties were determined using a pin-on-disk test with a 6-mm diameter ruby pin with a velocity of 0.94 m/min. Testing was done at 10% humidity with a load of 377 g. Wear rate and coefficient of friction were determined from these tests. While reduction in the wear rate for nitrogen implanted materials was observed, greater reduction (more than an order of magnitude) was observed for boron implanted materials. In addition, reduction in the coefficient of friction for high-dose boron implanted materials was observed. Nano-indentation revealed a hardened layer near the surface of the material. Results from grazing incidence x-ray diffraction suggest the formation of Fe{sub 2}N and Fe{sub 3}N in the nitrogen implanted materials and Fe{sub 3}B in the boron implanted materials. Results from transmission electron microscopy will be presented.

  4. Surface electrical properties of stainless steel fibres: An AFM-based study

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    Yin, Jun; D'Haese, Ccile; Nysten, Bernard

    2015-03-01

    Atomic force microscopy (AFM) electrical modes were used to study the surface electrical properties of stainless steel fibres. The surface electrical conductivity was studied by current sensing AFM and I-V spectroscopy. Kelvin probe force microscopy was used to measure the surface contact potential. The oxide film, known as passivation layer, covering the fibre surface gives rise to the observation of an apparently semiconducting behaviour. The passivation layer generally exhibits a p-type semiconducting behaviour, which is attributed to the predominant formation of chromium oxide on the surface of the stainless steel fibres. At the nanoscale, different behaviours are observed from points to points, which may be attributed to local variations of the chemical composition and/or thickness of the passivation layer. I-V curves are well fitted with an electron tunnelling model, indicating that electron tunnelling may be the predominant mechanism for electron transport.

  5. Inhibitory properties of ocean vegetation products in the corrosion of steel

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    Popelyukh, G.M.; Talavira, L.I.

    1988-05-01

    The inhibitory properties of byproducts from the processing of Black Sea red algae Phyllophora nervosa were investigated in solutions of sulfuric and nitric acids, tap water, and sea water. Corrosion tests were conducted gravimetrically on St3, St40, and St60 steels, and on titanium alloy VT-1. Inhibitor effectiveness was measured by corrosion rate, the inhibition coefficient, and the extent of protection. A complete factor matrix was taken. Experimental results were expressed as a partial quadratic equation. The behavior of iron ions in the corrosion process was assessed. Tests established that the byproducts, referred to as inhibitor IFKhI, can be used in steel pickling treatments in sulfuric acid solutions over a wide temperature range.

  6. Influence of nickel and molybdenum on the phase stability and mechanical properties of maraging steels

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    Ahmed, M.; Nasim, I.; Husain, S.W. )

    1994-04-01

    The effect of nickel and molybdenum concentrations on the phase transformation and mechanical properties of conventional 10Ni(350) maraging steel has been investigated. Both of these elements act as strong austenite stabilizers. When the concentration of molybdenum or nickel is greater than 7.5 or 24 wt%, respectively, the austenite phase remains stable up to room temperature. In both molybdenum- and nickel-alloyed steels, the austenite phase could be transformed to martensite by either dipping the material in liquid nitrogen or subjecting it to cold working. When 7.5 wt% Mo and 24 wt% Ni were added in combination, however, the austenite phase obtained at room temperature did not transform to martensite when liquid-nitrogen quenched or even when cold rolled to greater than 95% reduction. The aging response of these materials has also been investigated using optical, scanning electron, and scanning transmission electron microscopy.

  7. THE EFFECTS OF HYDROGEN, TRITIUM, AND HEAT TREATMENT ON THE DEFORMATION AND FRACTURE TOUGHNESS PROPERTIES OF STAINLESS STEEL

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    Morgan, M.; Tosten, M.; Chapman, G.

    2013-09-06

    The deformation and fracture toughness properties of forged stainless steels pre-charged with tritium were compared to the deformation and fracture toughness properties of the same steels heat treated at 773 K or 873 K and precharged with hydrogen. Forged stainless steels pre-charged with tritium exhibit an aging effect: Fracture toughness values decrease with aging time after precharging because of the increase in concentration of helium from tritium decay. This study shows that forged stainless steels given a prior heat treatment and then pre-charged with hydrogen also exhibit an aging effect: Fracture toughness values decrease with increasing time at temperature. A microstructural analysis showed that the fracture toughness reduction in the heat-treated steels was due to patches of recrystallized grains that form within the forged matrix during the heat treatment. The combination of hydrogen and the patches of recrystallized grains resulted in more deformation twinning. Heavy deformation twinning on multiple slip planes was typical for the hydrogen-charged samples; whereas, in the non-charged samples, less twinning was observed and was generally limited to one slip plane. Similar effects occur in tritium pre-charged steels, but the deformation twinning is brought on by the hardening associated with decay helium bubbles in the microstructure.

  8. Mechanical properties of cobalt-chromium wires compared to stainless steel and ?-titanium wires

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    Alobeid, Ahmad; Hasan, Malak; Al-Suleiman, Mahmoud; El-Bialy, Tarek

    2014-01-01

    Background: Previous studies have reported on mechanical properties of different orthodontic wires. However, there is a paucity of information that comparing the mechanical properties of Blue Elgiloy (BE) when compared to stainless steel and TMA, as finishing wires as received by different companies. Aims: The aim of this study was to evaluate the mechanical properties of BE wires compared to stainless steel (SS) and titanium Molybdenum alloy (TMA) also known as ? titanium as provided by two companies. Materials and Methods: Six 0.016 x 0.022-14mm-samples of each wire were fixed individually to Instron machine and were tested in loading and unloading for three times. The initial load was set for 500 Kg at a speed of 1mm/min and displacement was adjusted for (0.5, 1mm in loading and 0.5 mm unloading at 25C). Statistics Analysis: Variables were compared between groups by ANOVA test using SPSS statistical software. Results: BE shows comparable forces to SS when loaded 0.5 and showed decreased forces in 1mm loading compared to SS, and higher than TMA. BE also showed no forces at unloading and high deformation. Conclusion: BE from the two companies showed comparable mechanical properties while SS and TMA were different. The deformation of BE and its decreased forces in unloading may limit its clinical use. PMID:25426458

  9. Relationship between Material Properties and Local Formability of DP980 Steels

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    Choi, Kyoo Sil; Soulami, Ayoub; Li, Dongsheng; Sun, Xin; Khaleel, Mohammad A.; Xu, Le; Barlat, Frederic

    2012-04-24

    A noticeable degree of inconsistent forming behaviors has been observed for the 1st generation advanced high strength steels (AHSS) in production, and they appear to be associated with the inherent microstructural-level inhomogeneities for various AHSS. This indicates that the basic material property requirements and screening methods currently used for the mild steels and high strength low alloys (HSLA) are no longer sufficient for qualifying todays AHSS. In order to establish more relevant material acceptance criteria for AHSS, the fundamental understandings on key mechanical properties and microstructural features influencing the local formability of AHSS need to be developed. For this purpose, in this study, DP980 was selected as model steels and eight different types of DP980 sheet steels were acquired from various steel suppliers. Various experiments were then performed on the eight different DP980 steels such as chemical composition analysis, static tensile test, hole expansion test, channel forming test. Scanning electron microscope (SEM) pictures of the DP980 steels were also obtained, and image processing tools were then adopted to those SEM pictures in order to quantify their various microstructural features. The results show that all DP980 steels show large discrepancy in their performance and that the tensile properties and hole expansion properties of these steels do not correlate with their local formability. According to the results up to date, it is not possible to correlate the microstructural features alone to the macroscopically measured deformation behaviors. In addition to image analysis, other experiments (i.e., nano-indentation test) are also planned to quantify the individual phase properties of the various DP steels.

  10. Effect of Welding Current on the Structure and Properties of Resistance Spot Welded Dissimilar (Austenitic Stainless Steel and Low Carbon Steel) Metal Joints

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    Shawon, M. R. A.; Gulshan, F.; Kurny, A. S. W.

    2015-04-01

    1.5 mm thick sheet metal coupons of austenitic stainless steel and plain low carbon steel were welded by resistance spot welding technique. The effects of welding current in the range 3-9 kA on the structure and mechanical properties of welded joint were investigated. The structure was studied by macroscopic, microscopic and scanning electron microscopy techniques. Mechanical properties were determined by tensile testing and microhardness measurements. Asymmetrical shape weld nugget was found to have formed in the welded joint which increased in size with an increase in welding current. The fusion zone showed cast structure with coarse columnar grain and dendritic with excess delta ferrite in austenitic matrix. Microhardness of the weld nugget was maximum because of martensite formation. An increase in welding current also increased tensile strength of the weld coupon. An attempt has also been made to relate the mode of fracture with the welding current.

  11. Influence of Martensite Mechanical Properties on Failure Mode and Ductility of Dual Phase Steels

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    Choi, Kyoo Sil; Liu, Wenning N.; Sun, Xin; Khaleel, Mohammad A.

    2009-04-01

    In this paper, the effects of the mechanical properties of the martensite phase on the failure mode and ductility of dual phase (DP) steels are investigated using a micromechanics-based finite element method. Actual microstructures of DP sheet steels obtained from scanning electron microscopy are used as representative volume element (RVE) in two-dimensional plane-stress finite element calculations. Failure is predicted as plastic strain localization in the RVE during deformation. The mechanical properties of the ferrite and martensite phases in a commercial DP 980 steel are obtained based on the in-situ X-ray diffraction measurements of a uniaxial tensile test. Computations are then conducted on the RVE in order to investigate the influence of the martensite mechanical properties and volume fraction on the macroscopic behavior and failure mode of DP steels. The computations show that, as the strength and volume fraction of the martensite phase increase, the ultimate tensile strength (UTS) of DP steels increases but the UTS strain and failure strain decrease. These results agree well with the general experimental observations on DP steels. Additionally, shear dominant failure modes usually develop for DP steels with lower martensite strengths, whereas split failure modes typically develop for DP steels with higher martensite strengths.

  12. Inhibition of steel corrosion by thiourea derivatives

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    Singh, I. )

    1993-06-01

    The thiourea group of sulfur compounds has important theoretical and practical applications. Thioureas have been studied extensively, but their inhibition mechanism is not fully understood. The effect of thiourea; allylthiourea; N,N[prime]-diethylthiourea; N,N[prime]-di-isopropylthiourea; phenylthiourea; thiocarbanilide; and symdiotolylthiourea on the corrosion reaction and on the amount of H[sub 2] absorbed by cold-rolled mild steel in 1 N H[sub 2]SO[sub 4] at 40 C was studied. Inhibitor efficiency increased with increases in molecular weight and inhibitor concentration. Higher inhibitor concentrations decreased H[sub 2] pickup. Thiourea accelerated corrosion reactions and H[sub 2] pickup at higher concentrations. Potential studies showed cathodic reactions were inhibited at lower concentrations and anodic reactions were inhibited at higher concentrations. Results were based on the adsorption theory, and all inhibitors studied followed the Langmuir isotherm.

  13. Creation of superhydrophobic stainless steel surfaces by acid treatments and hydrophobic film deposition.

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    Li, Lester; Breedveld, Victor; Hess, Dennis W

    2012-09-26

    In this work, we present a method to render stainless steel surfaces superhydrophobic while maintaining their corrosion resistance. Creation of surface roughness on 304 and 316 grade stainless steels was performed using a hydrofluoric acid bath. New insight into the etch process is developed through a detailed analysis of the chemical and physical changes that occur on the stainless steel surfaces. As a result of intergranular corrosion, along with metallic oxide and fluoride redeposition, surface roughness was generated on the nano- and microscales. Differences in alloy composition between 304 and 316 grades of stainless steel led to variations in etch rate and different levels of surface roughness for similar etch times. After fluorocarbon film deposition to lower the surface energy, etched samples of 304 and 316 stainless steel displayed maximum static water contact angles of 159.9 and 146.6°, respectively. However, etching in HF also caused both grades of stainless steel to be susceptible to corrosion. By passivating the HF-etched samples in a nitric acid bath, the corrosion resistant properties of stainless steels were recovered. When a three step process was used, consisting of etching, passivation and fluorocarbon deposition, 304 and 316 stainless steel samples exhibited maximum contact angles of 157.3 and 134.9°, respectively, while maintaining corrosion resistance. PMID:22913317

  14. Corrosion properties of austenitic Cr-Mn-Ni-N steels with various manganese concentrations

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    Berezovskaya, V. V.; Kostina, M. V.; Blinov, E. V.; Bannykh, I. O.; Bobrova, V. E.; Mel'Nik, V. P.

    2008-02-01

    The structure and corrosion properties of two high-nitrogen 05Kh20AN8MF steels additionally alloyed with 9 and 17% Mn have been studied. Metallographic, X-ray diffraction, and fractographic studies show that both steels have an austenitic structure and high plasticity properties after quenching from 1100 and 1100C and subsequent aging at 500C for 2 h. The steel alloyed with 9% Mn and 0.58% V exhibit a higher strength. Both steels have a higher corrosion resistance in a 3.5% NaCl aqueous solution than 12Kh18N9T steel. After aging at 400 600C, the corrosion rate and the sensitivity to stress corrosion cracking increase.

  15. Processing and properties of extruded tungsten-hafnium and tungsten-steel composites

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    Ohriner, E.K.; Sikka, V.K.; Kapoor, D.

    1995-02-01

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the processing behavior and properties of tungsten-hafnium (W-Hf) and W-steel composites produced by hot extrusion of canned powders. The W-Hf composite was consolidated by extrusion of blended powders with preheat temperatures over the temperature range of 1100 to 1400{degrees}C. All extrusions produced fully dense material which exhibits elongation of the tungsten phase within the hafnium matrix. The flow stress, as characterized by the extrusion constant, decreases with increasing temperature up to 1300{degrees}C and increases substantially at 1400{degrees}C as significant quantities of intermetallic phase are formed during preheating. The room-temperature (RT) hardness and compressive yield stress increase modestly with increased extrusion ratio and are not affected by extrusion temperature in the range 1100 to 1300{degrees}C. The microstructures are essentially fully recrystallized at the 1300{degrees}C preheat temperature and partially recrystallized at lower temperatures. Additionally, a mixture of tungsten and steel powder was consolidated to full density by hot extrusion at a 1000{degrees}C preheat temperature and a reduction ratio of 4.2. Increased reduction of the W-steel composite results in increased RT hardness.

  16. Mechanical properties of austenitic stainless steels irradiated at 323 K in the Japan Materials Testing reactor

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    Matsui, Yoshinori; Niimi, Motoji; Hoshiya, Taiji; Sakurai, Fumio; Jitsukawa, Shiro; Tsukada, Takashi; Ohmi, Masao; Sakai, Haruyuki; Oyamada, Rokuro; Onchi, Takeo

    1996-10-01

    The austenitic stainless steels of type 304 and type 316 and the precipitation hardened type 630 stainless steel were irradiated to doses ranging from 5 10 24 to 1.2 10 26 at 323 K in the Japan Materials Testing reactor (JMTR). Tensile and fracture toughness tests have been carried out at 293 K. Type 304 and 316 steels in the solution annealed condition hardened by irradiation to about 700 MPa. Fracture toughness values for these steels decreased with dose. Only a small hardening occurred after irradiation for cold worked type 304 and precipitation hardened type 630 steels. The effect of irradiation on the fracture surfaces was small.

  17. Physicomechanical properties of spring steel 70S2KhA after different heat treatments

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    Kuznetsov, I.A.; Rodionova, S.S.; Nikiforov, A.P.

    1995-10-01

    We have studied the magnetic, electrical, thermoelectric, and mechanical properties of steel 70S2KhA as a function of various quenching and tempering conditions. We examine the effect of a change in the chemical composition (within the grade limits) on the physical properties of the steel and the conditions for monitoring the heat treatment for the example of the coercive force, the relaxation coercive force, and the magnetic susceptibility.

  18. Modern structural steels with improved properties through accelerated cooling

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    Tschersich, H.J.; Schriever, U.; Bobbert, J.; Kuntze, C.

    1995-12-31

    The last decade has seen an enormous increase in the stringency of the demands placed on steels. The main characteristics involved are higher strength and toughness, better suitability for welding and, in certain cases, corrosion resistance. The reason for these heightened demands resides in the higher strains to which the material is exposed in structural applications and in a greater need for safety. In many areas, the steel industry has succeeded in offering appropriate solutions through improved metallurgical and rolling techniques. Accelerated cooled steel grades are one example.

  19. Phase stability in austenitic stainless steels -- New approaches, results, and their relation to properties

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    Vitek, J.M.; David, S.A.

    1995-12-31

    In recent years, the phase stability of austenitic stainless steels, and its effect on the mechanical properties of stainless steels, have been the subject of much interest. With the availability of new experimental techniques, new theoretical methods, and new computational procedures, significant advances have been made in understanding, and being able to predict, phase stability and mechanical properties of stainless steel welds. This paper reviews some of these developments, with an emphasis on recent work that has been done at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

  20. Effect of superrapid crystallization on the structure and properties of maraging steels

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    Chernysheva, T.A.; Lyul'kina, T.V.; Kalita, V.I.; Kobylkin, A.N.; Revyakina, O.K.

    1988-07-01

    Results are presented for a study of the features of the structure and properties of industrial maraging steel 01N17K12M5T prepared with superrapid crystallization of the melt. It is shown that superrapid crystallization of melts for maraging steels has a considerable effect on the nature of their phase transformation, structures, and properties. Depending on solidification rate and subsequent cooling it is possible to form in the steel, structures of the following types: entirely martensitic; entirely ferritic; a mixture of martensitic and austenitic components.

  1. Phase transformation and impact properties in the experimentally simulated weld heat-affected zone of a reduced activation ferritic/martensitic steel

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    Moon, Joonoh; Lee, Chang-Hoon; Lee, Tae-Ho; Jang, Min-Ho; Park, Min-Gu; Han, Heung Nam

    2014-12-01

    In this work, the phase transformation and impact properties in the weld heat-affected zone (HAZ) of a reduced activation ferritic/martensitic (RAFM) steel are investigated. The HAZs were experimentally simulated using a Gleeble simulator. The base steel consisted of tempered martensite through normalizing at 1000 C and tempering at 750 C, while the HAZs consisted of martensite, ?-ferrite and a small volume of autotempered martensite. The impact properties using a Charpy V-notch impact test revealed that the HAZs showed poor impact properties due to the formation of martensite and ?-ferrite as compared with the base steel. In addition, the impact properties of the HAZs further deteriorated with an increase in the ?-ferrite fraction caused by increasing the peak temperature. The impact properties of the HAZs could be improved through the formation of tempered martensite after post weld heat treatment (PWHT), but they remained lower than that of the base steel because the ?-ferrite remained in the tempered HAZs.

  2. Helium effects on creep properties of Fe-14CrWTi ODS steel at 650 C

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    Chen, J.; Jung, P.; Rebac, T.; Duval, F.; Sauvage, T.; de Carlan, Y.; Barthe, M. F.

    2014-10-01

    In the present paper, the effects of helium on creep properties of Fe-14CrWTi ODS steel were studied by in-beam and post He-implantation creep tests. In-situ creep was performed in an in-beam creep device under uniaxial tensile stresses from 350 to 370 MPa during homogeneous helium implantation. Helium ions of energies varying from 0 to 25 MeV were implanted at a rate of 6 10-3 appm/s (corresponding to a displacement dose rate of 1.5 10-6 dpa/s). The average temperature was controlled to 650 C within 2 C. In addition, post He-implantation creep tests were conducted at 650 C as well. Subsequently, fracture surfaces and helium bubble evolution were studied in detail by SEM and TEM observations, respectively. Preliminary creep results show that helium slightly shortens the creep life time of ODS steel at 650 C. Fracture surfaces of reference as well as implanted specimens, show areas with various grades of deformation. Areas of highest deformation can be interpreted as necking, while areas of low deformation show in helium implanted specimens a more granular structure. The results are discussed in terms of possible embrittlement of ODS steels by helium.

  3. Effect of technological factors on the properties of forged austenitic stainless steels

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    Napara-Volgina, S.G.

    1994-11-01

    The conditions for the production of austenitic stainless steel Kh18N10, Kh18N12M2, and Kh23N18 (i.e., Cr18Ni10, Cr18N12Mo2, and Cr23Ni18) by forging porous blanks have been studied and optimized. In many cases, the properties of these steels are determined by the production technology: the duration, temperature, and heating medium used in the presintering and the duration and temperature of the heating for forging the blanks. In each specific case the choice of fabrication conditions depends on the shape and purpose of the part. Simple parts with plane-parallel ends without changes in section along the height can be produced by hot forging without presintering of the powder blanks. Complex parts require hot forging at high temperatures (1150-1200{degrees}C) of presintered blanks. If the stainless steels do not have to meet stringent ductility requirements but must possess high strength, the blanks can be heated at 950-1050{degrees}C without a protective gas atmosphere.

  4. Wetting Properties of Liquid Lithium on Stainless Steel and Enhanced Stainless Steel Surfaces

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    Fiflis, P.; Xu, W.; Raman, P.; Andruczyk, D.; Ruzic, D. N.; Curreli, D.

    2012-10-01

    Research into lithium as a first wall material has proven its ability to effectively getter impurities and reduce recycling of hydrogen ions at the wall. Current schemes for introducing lithium into a fusion device consist of lithium evaporators, however, as these devices evolve from pulsed to steady state, new methods will need to be employed such as the LIMIT concept of UIUC, or thin flowing film lithium walls. Critical to their implementation is understanding the interactions of liquid lithium with various surfaces. One such interaction is the wetting of materials by lithium, which may be characterized by the contact angle between the lithium and the surface. Experiments have been performed at UIUC into the contact angle of liquid lithium with a given surface, as well as methods to increase it. To reduce the oxidation rate of the droplets, the experiments were performed in vacuum, using a lithium injector to deposit drops on each surface. Among the materials investigated are stainless steel, both untreated and coated with a diamond like carbon (DLC) layer, molybdenum, and boronized molybdenum. The contact angle and its dependence on temperature is measured.

  5. Fracture properties of a neutron-irradiated stainless steel submerged arc weld cladding overlay

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    Corwin, W.R.; Berggren, R.G.; Nanstad, R.K.

    1984-01-01

    The ability of stainless steel cladding to increase the resistance of an operating nuclear reactor pressure vessel to extension of surface flaws depends greatly on the properties of the irradiated cladding. Therefore, weld overlay cladding irradiated at temperatures and fluences relevant to power reactor operation was examined. The cladding was applied to a pressure vessel steel plate by the submerged arc, single-wire, oscillating-electrode method. Three layers of cladding provided a thickness adequate for fabrication of test specimens. The first layer was type 309, and the upper two layers were type 308 stainless steel. The type 309 was diluted considerably by excessive melting of the base plate. Specimens were taken from near the base plate-cladding interface and also from the upper layers. Charpy V-notch and tensile specimens were irradiated at 288/sup 0/C to a fluence of 2 x 10/sup 23/ neutrons/m/sup 2/ (>1 MeV). 10 refs., 16 figs., 4 tabs.

  6. Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of 316L Stainless Steel Filling Friction Stir-Welded Joints

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    Zhou, L.; Nakata, K.; Tsumura, T.; Fujii, H.; Ikeuchi, K.; Michishita, Y.; Fujiya, Y.; Morimoto, M.

    2014-10-01

    Keyhole left at 316L stainless steel friction stir welding/friction stir processing seam was repaired by filling friction stir welding (FFSW). Both metallurgical and mechanical bonding characteristics were obtained by the combined plastic deformation and flow between the consumable filling tool and the wall of the keyhole. Two ways based on the original conical and modified spherical keyholes, together with corresponding filling tools and process parameters were investigated. Microstructure and mechanical properties of 316L stainless steel FFSW joints were evaluated. The results showed that void defects existed at the bottom of the refilled original conical keyhole, while excellent bonding interface was obtained on the refilled modified spherical keyhole. The FFSW joint with defect-free interface obtained on the modified spherical keyhole fractured at the base metal side during the tensile test due to microstructural refinement and hardness increase in the refilled keyhole. Moreover, no σ phase but few Cr carbides were formed in the refilled zone, which would not result in obvious corrosion resistance degradation of 316L stainless steel.

  7. Microstructure/property relationships in dissimilar welds between duplex stainless steels and carbon steels

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    Barnhouse, E.J.; Lippold, J.C.

    1998-12-01

    The metallurgical characteristics, toughness and corrosion resistance of dissimilar welds between duplex stainless steel Alloy 2205 and carbon steel A36 have been evaluated. Both duplex stainless steel ER2209 and Ni-based Alloy 625 filler metals were used to join this combination using a multipass, gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) process. Defect-free welds were made with each filler metal. The toughness of both the 625 and 2209 deposits were acceptable, regardless of heat input. A narrow martensitic region with high hardness was observed along the A36/2209 fusion boundary. A similar region was not observed in welds made with the 625 filler metal. The corrosion resistance of the welds made with 2209 filler metal improved with increasing heat input, probably due to higher levels of austenite and reduced chromium nitride precipitation. Welds made with 625 exhibited severe attack in the root pass, while the bulk of the weld was resistant. This investigation has shown that both filler metals can be used to joint carbon steel to duplex stainless steels, but that special precautions may be necessary in corrosive environments.

  8. Characterization of microstructures and mechanical properties of Inconel 617/310 stainless steel dissimilar welds

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    Shah Hosseini, H. Shamanian, M.; Kermanpur, A.

    2011-04-15

    The microstructure and mechanical properties of Inconel 617/310 austenitic stainless steel dissimilar welds were investigated in this work. Three types of filler materials, Inconel 617, Inconel 82 and 310 austenitic stainless steels were used to obtain dissimilar joint using the gas tungsten arc welding process. Microstructural observations showed that there was no evidence of any possible cracking in the weldments achieved by the nickel-base filler materials. The welds produced by 617 and 310 filler materials displayed the highest and the lowest ultimate tensile strength and total elongation, respectively. The impact test results indicated that all specimens exhibited ductile fracture. Among the fillers, Inconel 617 exhibited superlative fracture toughness (205 J). The mechanical properties of the Inconel 617 filler material were much better than those of other fillers. - Research Highlights: {yields} A fine dendritic structure was seen for the Inconel 617 weld metal. {yields} A number of cracks were initiated when the 310 SS filler metal was used. {yields} All welded samples showed ductile fracture. {yields} The Inconel 617 filler material presents the optimum mechanical properties.

  9. Tensile properties and deformation mechanisms of a 14Cr ODS ferritic steel

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    Steckmeyer, A.; Praud, M.; Fournier, B.; Malaplate, J.; Garnier, J.; Bchade, J. L.; Tourni, I.; Tancray, A.; Bougault, A.; Bonnaillie, P.

    2010-10-01

    The search for a new cladding material is part of the research studies carried out at CEA to develop a sodium-cooled fast reactor meeting the expectations of the Generation IV International Forum. In this study, the tensile properties of a ferritic oxide dispersion strengthened steel produced by hot extrusion at CEA have been evaluated. They prove the studied alloy to be as resistant as and more ductile than the other nano-reinforced alloys of literature. The effects of the strain rate and temperature on the total plastic strain of the material remind of diffusion phenomena. Intergranular damage and intergranular decohesion are clearly highlighted.

  10. Strain-Magnetization Properties and Domain Structures of Silicon Steel Sheets

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    Notoji, Atsushi; Saito, Akihiko; Hayakawa, Motozo

    The effects of tensile stress and strain on magnetization and magnetic domains in silicon steel sheets were investigated. The magnetization of elastic deformation regions decreased with increase of strain and the strain-magnetization properties of plastic deformation regions under stress showed peculiar characteristics. The magnetization increased with decreasing strain. We observed Lancet and other domains in a sample, especially around the boundary of crystal, after removing stress applied to a plastic deformation region. This phenomenon can be explained by changes in the domain structures, which were partly observed. This results obtained in this investigation can be applied to the nondestructive detection of fatigue in metallic magnetic materials.

  11. Influence of heat treatment on mechanical properties of 300M Steel

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    Youngblood, J. L.; Raghavan, M. R.

    1975-01-01

    The plane strain fracture toughness and tensile strength response of 300M Steel to a wide variety of austenitizing and tempering temperatures were investigated. The results make it possible for one to select heat treatments which provide an optimum combination of strength and toughness for a variety of structural applications. In particular, improvements in toughness on the order of 20% were found possible with no loss in tensile properties by increasing the austenitizing temperature from the currently employed 1144 K to 1255 K or higher, and this change in heat treatment therefore appears worthy of general implementation.

  12. LITERATURE SURVEY OF GASEOUS HYDROGEN EFFECTS ON THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF CARBON AND LOW ALLOY STEELS

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    Lam, P; Robert Sindelar, R; Thad Adams, T

    2007-04-18

    Literature survey has been performed for a compendium of mechanical properties of carbon and low alloy steels following hydrogen exposure. The property sets include yield strength, ultimate tensile strength, uniform elongation, reduction of area, threshold stress intensity factor, fracture toughness, and fatigue crack growth. These properties are drawn from literature sources under a variety of test methods and conditions. However, the collection of literature data is by no means complete, but the diversity of data and dependency of results in test method is sufficient to warrant a design and implementation of a thorough test program. The program would be needed to enable a defensible demonstration of structural integrity of a pressurized hydrogen system. It is essential that the environmental variables be well-defined (e.g., the applicable hydrogen gas pressure range and the test strain rate) and the specimen preparation be realistically consistent (such as the techniques to charge hydrogen and to maintain the hydrogen concentration in the specimens).

  13. LITERATURE SURVEY OF GASEOUS HYDROGEN EFFECTS ON THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF CARBON AND LOW ALLOY STEELS

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    Lam, P; Andrew Duncan, A; Robert Sindelar, R; Thad Adams, T

    2009-04-27

    Literature survey has been performed for a compendium of mechanical properties of carbon and low alloy steels following hydrogen exposure. The property sets include yield strength, ultimate tensile strength, uniform elongation, reduction of area, threshold stress intensity factor, fracture toughness, and fatigue crack growth. These properties are drawn from literature sources under a variety of test methods and conditions. However, the collection of literature data is by no means complete, but the diversity of data and dependency of results in test method is sufficient to warrant a design and implementation of a thorough test program. The program would be needed to enable a defensible demonstration of structural integrity of a pressurized hydrogen system. It is essential that the environmental variables be well-defined (e.g., the applicable hydrogen gas pressure range and the test strain rate) and the specimen preparation be realistically consistent (such as the techniques to charge hydrogen and to maintain the hydrogen concentration in the specimens).

  14. Effects of Annealing Treatment Prior to Cold Rolling on Delayed Fracture Properties in Ferrite-Austenite Duplex Lightweight Steels

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    Sohn, Seok Su; Song, Hyejin; Kim, Jung Gi; Kwak, Jai-Hyun; Kim, Hyoung Seop; Lee, Sunghak

    2016-02-01

    Tensile properties of recently developed automotive high-strength steels containing about 10 wt pct of Mn and Al are superior to other conventional steels, but the active commercialization has been postponed because they are often subjected to cracking during formation or to the delayed fracture after formation. Here, the delayed fracture behavior of a ferrite-austenite duplex lightweight steel whose microstructure was modified by a batch annealing treatment at 1023 K (750 °C) prior to cold rolling was examined by HCl immersion tests of cup specimens, and was compared with that of an unmodified steel. After the batch annealing, band structures were almost decomposed as strong textures of {100}<011> α-fibers and {111}<112> γ-fibers were considerably dissolved, while ferrite grains were refined. The steel cup specimen having this modified microstructure was not cracked when immersed in an HCl solution for 18 days, whereas the specimen having unmodified microstructure underwent the delayed fracture within 1 day. This time delayed fracture was more critically affected by difference in deformation characteristics such as martensitic transformation and deformation inhomogeneity induced from concentration of residual stress or plastic strain, rather than the difference in initial microstructures. The present work gives a promise for automotive applications requiring excellent mechanical and delayed fracture properties as well as reduced specific weight.

  15. Studies of Evaluation of Hydrogen Embrittlement Property of High-Strength Steels with Consideration of the Effect of Atmospheric Corrosion

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    Akiyama, Eiji; Wang, Maoqiu; Li, Songjie; Zhang, Zuogui; Kimura, Yuuji; Uno, Nobuyoshi; Tsuzaki, Kaneaki

    2013-03-01

    Hydrogen embrittlement of high-strength steels was investigated by using slow strain rate test (SSRT) of circumferentially notched round bar specimens after hydrogen precharging. On top of that, cyclic corrosion tests (CCT) and outdoor exposure tests were conducted prior to SSRT to take into account the effect of hydrogen uptake under atmospheric corrosion for the evaluation of the susceptibility of high-strength steels. Our studies of hydrogen embrittle properties of high-strength steels with 1100 to 1500 MPa of tensile strength and a prototype ultrahigh-strength steel with 1760 MPa containing hydrogen traps using those methods are reviewed in this article. A power law relationship between notch tensile strength of hydrogen-precharged specimens and diffusible hydrogen content has been found. It has also been found that the local stress and the local hydrogen concentration are controlling factors of fracture. The results obtained by using SSRT after CCT and outdoor exposure test were in good agreement with the hydrogen embrittlement fracture property obtained by means of long-term exposure tests of bolts made of the high-strength steels.

  16. Effects of Annealing Treatment Prior to Cold Rolling on Delayed Fracture Properties in Ferrite-Austenite Duplex Lightweight Steels

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    Sohn, Seok Su; Song, Hyejin; Kim, Jung Gi; Kwak, Jai-Hyun; Kim, Hyoung Seop; Lee, Sunghak

    2015-11-01

    Tensile properties of recently developed automotive high-strength steels containing about 10 wt pct of Mn and Al are superior to other conventional steels, but the active commercialization has been postponed because they are often subjected to cracking during formation or to the delayed fracture after formation. Here, the delayed fracture behavior of a ferrite-austenite duplex lightweight steel whose microstructure was modified by a batch annealing treatment at 1023 K (750 C) prior to cold rolling was examined by HCl immersion tests of cup specimens, and was compared with that of an unmodified steel. After the batch annealing, band structures were almost decomposed as strong textures of {100}<011> ?-fibers and {111}<112> ?-fibers were considerably dissolved, while ferrite grains were refined. The steel cup specimen having this modified microstructure was not cracked when immersed in an HCl solution for 18 days, whereas the specimen having unmodified microstructure underwent the delayed fracture within 1 day. This time delayed fracture was more critically affected by difference in deformation characteristics such as martensitic transformation and deformation inhomogeneity induced from concentration of residual stress or plastic strain, rather than the difference in initial microstructures. The present work gives a promise for automotive applications requiring excellent mechanical and delayed fracture properties as well as reduced specific weight.

  17. Effect of Impurity Tin on the Creep Properties of a P91 Heat-Resistant Steel

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    Song, S.-H.; Xu, Y.-W.; Yang, H.-F.

    2014-09-01

    The creep properties of P91 steel specimens undoped and doped with 0.058 wt pct tin, which was normalized from 1328 K (1055 °C) and tempered at 1033 K (760 °C), were examined under different engineering stresses (150 to 210 MPa) and temperatures [873 K to 923 K (600 °C to 650 °C)]. The creep behavior followed the temperature-compensated power law and Monkman-Grant equations. In the temperature-compensated power law equation, the apparent activation energy and stress exponent for creep were approximately 541 kJ/mol and 12 for the undoped steel and 527 kJ/mol and 11 for the Sn-doped one, respectively. In the Monkman-Grant relation, the values of constants m and C were around 1.062 and 0.0672 for the undoped steel, and 1.012 and 0.0650 for the Sn-doped one, respectively. The 100 MPa stress creep lifetime at 873 K (600 °C) was estimated as 100641 hours for the undoped steel and 35290 hours for the Sn-doped steel, respectively. These indicated that Sn substantially deteriorated the creep properties of the steel. It was found that grain or subgrain boundary segregation of Sn could promote the nucleation of cavities or microcracks, thereby leading to the deterioration of the steel creep properties.

  18. Effect of grain size on the mechanical properties of dual phase Fe/Si/C steels

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    Ahn, J.H.

    1983-08-01

    For an Fe/2Si/0.1C steel with an intermediate quenching heat treatment, it was found that as the prior austenite grain size is refined, significant improvements in total elongation, reduction in area and impact toughness can be achieved, while uniform elongation, yield and tensile strengths are not affected. These improvements are analyzed in terms of microstructure and fracture characteristics. The cleavage cracks propagate nearly straight without deviation at the ferrite/martensite interfaces within the sub-units of the DFM structure, but change their path at high angle sub-unit boundaries. The crack is less likely to be deflected at the ferrite/martensite interface because the interface is coherent. Comparison of optical micrographs and SEM fractographs has shown that there is close agreement between the sub-unit size and cleavage facet size. The observations lead to the conclusion that the sub-unit size is the basic microstructure unit controlling the fracture behavior of DFM steels produced by the intermediate quenching heat treatment. A controlled rolling process was undertaken to obtain grain refined DFM steels. Results showed that this produces micro-duplex structures with attractive mechanical properties in an economicl way.

  19. Formation Energies and Electronic Properties of Vanadium Carbides Found in High Strength Steel Alloys

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    Limmer, Krista; Medvedeva, Julia

    2013-03-01

    Carbide formation and stabilization in steels is of great interest owing to its effect on the microstructure and properties of the Fe-based alloys. The appearance of carbides with different metal/C ratios strongly depends on the carbon concentration, alloy composition as well as the heat treatment. Strong carbide-forming elements such as Ti, V, and Nb have been used in microalloyed steels; with VC showing an increased solubility in the iron matrix as compared with TiC and NbC. This allows for dissolution of the VC into the steel during heating and fine precipitation during cooling. In addition to VC, the primary vanadium carbide with cubic structure, a wide range of non-stoichiometric compositions VCy with y varying from 0.72 to 0.88, has been observed. This range includes two ordered compounds, V8C7 and V6C5. In this study, first-principles density functional theory (DFT) is employed to examine the stability of the binary carbides by calculating their formation energies. We compare the local structures (atomic coordination, bond distances and angles) and the density of states in optimized geometries of the carbides. Further, the effect of alloying additions, such as niobium and titanium, on the carbide stabilization is investigated. We determine the energetically preferable substitutional atom location in each carbide and study the impurity distribution as well as its role in the carbide formation energy and electronic structure.

  20. Phase transformations in steel studied by 3DXRD microscopy

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    Offerman, S. E.; van Dijk, N. H.; Sietsma, J.; Lauridsen, E. M.; Margulies, L.; Grigull, S.; Poulsen, H. F.; van der Zwaag, S.

    2006-05-01

    The ferrite grain nucleation mechanism during the austenite/ferrite phase transformation is studied in situ in the bulk of three different steel grades by three-dimensional X-ray diffraction (3DXRD) microscopy. The main difference between the three steel grades is the carbon concentration. For each steel grade the ferrite fraction, nucleus density and nucleation rate are measured simultaneously during continuous cooling. By comparing the measured nucleation rate to the classical nucleation theory it is concluded that the activation energy for ferrite nucleation is about two orders of magnitude smaller than the current models predict for the three steel grades. During slow cooling the same nucleation behaviour is found for the three steel grades concerning the balance between the energy that is released by the elimination of interfaces and the energy that is required for the formation new interfaces during ferrite nucleation.

  1. An internal friction peak caused by hydrogen in maraging steel

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    Usui, Makoto; Asano, Shigeru

    1996-01-01

    Internal friction in hydrogen-charged iron and steel has so far been studied by a large number of investigators. For pure iron, a well-defined peak of internal friction has been observed under the cold-worked and hydrogen-charged conditions. This is called the hydrogen cold-work peak, or the Snoek-Koester relaxation, which originates from the hydrogen-dislocation interaction. In the present study, a high-strength maraging steel (Fe-18Ni-9Co-5Mo) was chosen as another high-alloy steel which is known to be very susceptible to hydrogen embrittlement. The purpose of this paper is to show a new internal friction peak caused by hydrogen in the maraging steel and to compare it with those found in stainless steels which have so far been studied as typical engineering high-alloy materials.

  2. Recycling zinc by dezincing steel scrap

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    Dudek, F.J.; Daniels, E.J.; Morgan, W.A.

    1995-06-01

    In response to the worldwide increase in consumption of galvanized steel for automobiles in the last fifteen years, and the increased cost of environmental compliance associated with remelting larger quantities of galvanized steel scrap, a process is being developed to separate and recover the steel and zinc from galvanized ferrous scrap. The zinc is dissolved from the scrap in hot caustic using anodic assistance and is recovered electrolytically as dendritic powder. The designed ferrous scrap is rinsed and used directly. The process is effective for zinc, lead, and aluminum removal on loose and baled scrap and on all types of galvanized steel. The process has been pilot tested in Hamilton, Ontario for batch treatment of 900 tonnes of mostly baled scrap. A pilot plant in East Chicago, Indiana has designed in a continuous process mode 900 tonnes of loose stamping plant scrap; this scrap typically has residual zinc below 0.1% and sodium dragout below 0.001%. This paper reviews pilot plant performance and the economics of recycling galvanized steel and recovering zinc using a caustic process.

  3. [Study of the distribution of chrome in 17 Cr stainless steel by autoradiography using 51Cr (author's transl)].

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    Niizuma, K; Gunji, K

    1981-08-01

    The segregation of alloying elements in steels even as small as undetectable in X-ray microanalysers seems to affect physical properties for instance, the ridging phenomenon in a 17 Cr stainless steel sheet due to fine wrinkles of the surface by drawing, the mechanism of which is not yet clear. Study was made of a method for detecting small segregations by autoradiography using 51Cr for the 17 Cr stainless steel. In results. (1) in the steel containing a 0.025% carbon or no carbon content, a small variation in photographic density relating to the concentration of chromium was found. (2) In the case of the steel with a 0.05% carbon content, similar one to commercial steel, a clear photographic density variation was observed which was considered to be a cause of the ridging. (3) The autoradiography is suitable to investigation of the small segregation undetected by an X-ray microanalyser. PMID:7335916

  4. Effects of Tungsten Addition on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Microalloyed Forging Steels

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    Zhao, Jingwei; Lee, Taekyung; Lee, Jeong Hun; Jiang, Zhengyi; Lee, Chong Soo

    2013-08-01

    In the current study, the effects of tungsten (W) addition on the microstructure, hardness, and room/low [223 K and 173 K (-50 C and -100 C)] temperature tensile properties of microalloyed forging steels were systematically investigated. Four kinds of steel specimens were produced by varying the W additions (0, 0.1, 0.5, and 1 wt pct). The microstructure showed that the addition of W does not have any noticeable effect on the amount of precipitates. The precipitates in W-containing steels were all rich in W, and the W concentration in the precipitates increased with the increasing W content. The mean sizes of both austenite grains and precipitates decreased with the increasing W content. When the W content was equal to or less than 0.5 pct, the addition of W favored the formation of allotriomorphic ferrite, which subsequently promoted the development of acicular ferrite in the microalloyed forging steels. The results of mechanical tests indicated that W plays an important role in increasing the hardness and tensile strength. When the testing temperature was decreased, the tensile strength showed an increasing trend. Both the yield strength and the ultimate tensile strength obeyed an Arrhenius type of relation with respect to temperature. When the temperature was decreased from 223 K to 173 K (from -50 C to -100 C), a ductile-to-brittle transition (DBT) of the specimen with 1 pct W occurred. The addition of W favored a higher DBT temperature. From the microstructural and mechanical test results, it is demonstrated that the addition of 0.5 pct W results in the best combination of excellent room/low-temperature tensile strength and ductility.

  5. Evaluation of the wear properties of high interstitial stainless steels

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    Tylczak, J.H.; Rawers, J.C.; Alman, D.E.

    2007-04-01

    Adding carbon to high nitrogen steels increases interstitial concentrations over what can be obtained with nitrogen addition alone. This can results in an increase in hardness, strength, and wear resistance. The alloys produced for this study were all based on commercially available high-nitrogen Fe-18Cr-18Mn stainless steel. This study is the first significant wear study of these new high interstitial nitrogen-carbon stainless steel alloys. Wear tests included: scratch, pin-on-disk abrasion, dry sand/rubber wheel abrasion, impeller impact, and jet erosion. Increasing interstitial concentration increased strength and hardness and improved wear resistance under all test conditions. The results are discussed in terms of overall interstitial alloy concentration.

  6. Effect of Intercritical Temperature on the Structure Property Correlation of Multiphase High-C Spheroidized Steel

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    Monia, S.; Varshney, A.; Gouthama; Sangal, S.; Kundu, S.; Samanta, S.; Mondal, K.

    2016-01-01

    The present investigation deals with the development of multiphase steels combining spheroidal carbides and bainite in a ductile ferrite matrix. An attempt is made to get a promising combination of high strength and ductility through changes of microstructure by heat treatment. A high-carbon (0.61 wt.%) and high-silicon (1.71 wt.%) spring steel (EN45) was annealed to obtain an initial ferrite pearlite microstructure. The samples were given 10% cold working followed by holding at a temperature just below Ac1 for 180 min. Then the samples were held at intercritical temperatures of 770 and 800 C for different durations varying from 10 to 30 min for partial re-austenitization followed by quenching in a salt bath kept at 350 C and holding there for 10 min for bainite transformation. The samples were finally water quenched. The heat-treated samples were characterized by optical microscopy, x-ray diffraction, and scanning electron microscopy. The effects of intercritical temperature and holding time on the microstructure and mechanical properties were studied. With more bainitic transformation, the strength values went up considerably with a compromised elongation. The best combination of tensile strength (~805 MPa) with high elongation (~28%) was obtained. Finally, structure property correlation was established.

  7. Effect of Intercritical Temperature on the Structure Property Correlation of Multiphase High-C Spheroidized Steel

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    Monia, S.; Varshney, A.; Gouthama; Sangal, S.; Kundu, S.; Samanta, S.; Mondal, K.

    2016-02-01

    The present investigation deals with the development of multiphase steels combining spheroidal carbides and bainite in a ductile ferrite matrix. An attempt is made to get a promising combination of high strength and ductility through changes of microstructure by heat treatment. A high-carbon (0.61 wt.%) and high-silicon (1.71 wt.%) spring steel (EN45) was annealed to obtain an initial ferrite pearlite microstructure. The samples were given 10% cold working followed by holding at a temperature just below Ac1 for 180 min. Then the samples were held at intercritical temperatures of 770 and 800 °C for different durations varying from 10 to 30 min for partial re-austenitization followed by quenching in a salt bath kept at 350 °C and holding there for 10 min for bainite transformation. The samples were finally water quenched. The heat-treated samples were characterized by optical microscopy, x-ray diffraction, and scanning electron microscopy. The effects of intercritical temperature and holding time on the microstructure and mechanical properties were studied. With more bainitic transformation, the strength values went up considerably with a compromised elongation. The best combination of tensile strength (~805 MPa) with high elongation (~28%) was obtained. Finally, structure property correlation was established.

  8. Fabrication of superhydrophobic textured steel surface for anti-corrosion and tribological properties

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    Zhang, Hongmei; Yang, Jin; Chen, Beibei; Liu, Can; Zhang, Mingsuo; Li, Changsheng

    2015-12-01

    We describe a simple and rapid method to fabricate superhydrophobic textured steel surface with excellent anti-corrosion and tribological properties on S45C steel substrate. The steel substrate was firstly ground using SiC sandpapers, and then polished using diamond paste to remove scratches. The polished steel was subsequently etched in a mixture of HF and H2O2 solution for 30 s at room temperature to obtain the textured steel surface with island-like protrusions, micro-pits, and nano-flakes. Meanwhile, to investigate the formation mechanism of the multiscale structures, the polished steel was immersed in a 3 wt% Nital solution for 5 s to observe the metallographic structures. The multiscale structures, along with low-surface-energy molecules, led to the steel surface that displayed superhydrophobicity with the contact angle of 158 ± 2° and the sliding angle of 3 ± 1°. The chemical stability and potentiodynamic polarization test indicated that the as-prepared superhydrophobic surface had excellent corrosion resistance that can provide effective protection for the steel substrate. The tribological test showed that the friction coefficient of the superhydrophobic surface maintained 0.11 within 6000 s and its superhydrophobicity had no obvious decrease after the abrasion test. The theoretical mechanism for the excellent anti-corrosion and tribological properties on the superhydrophobic surface were also analyzed respectively. The advantages of facile production, anti-corrosion, and tribological properties for the superhydrophobic steel surface make it to be a good candidate in practical applications.

  9. Stress corrosion cracking properties of 15-5PH steel

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    Rosa, Ferdinand

    1993-01-01

    Unexpected occurrence of failures, due to stress corrosion cracking (SCC) of structural components, indicate a need for improved characterization of materials and more advanced analytical procedures for reliably predicting structures performance. Accordingly, the purpose of this study was to determine the stress corrosion susceptibility of 15-5PH steel over a wide range of applied strain rates in a highly corrosive environment. The selected environment for this investigation was a highly acidified sodium chloride (NaCl) aqueous solution. The selected alloy for the study was a 15-5PH steel in the H900 condition. The slow strain rate technique was selected to test the metals specimens.

  10. Mechanical properties and machinability of a high-strength, medium-carbon, microalloyed steel

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    Ollilainen, V.; Hurmola, H.; Pontinen, H.

    1984-03-01

    The development of a high-strength (tensile strength beyond 900 N/mm/sup 2/), medium-carbon, vanadium microalloyed steel for hot-forged automotive components reviewed in the paper. The influence of different alloying elements was investigated. The most effective elements to increase the strength were chromium and manganese. In TEM investigation, it was found that, in comparison with the lower-strength melt chromium plus manganese alloyed steel showed a high density of small V(C,N) precipitates. Most mechanical properties of the microalloyed and quenched and tempered steel were essentially equal. Exceptions were the lower impact strength and higher fatigue strength of the microalloyed steel. Possibilities to improve the impact strength of the microalloyed steel are being considered. Machinability was tested in different operations. Generally, the machinability was comparable with quenched and tempered steels; however, a different behavior was found in deep-hole drilling. The use of calcium treatment to improve machinability is discussed. The high-strength microalloyed grade developed can substitute for alloyed quenched and tempered steels in most components. When weight saving is desired, the possibility of substituting the high-strength grade for lower-strength microalloyed steels is considered.

  11. Effects of Strain Rates on Mechanical Properties and Fracture Mechanism of DP780 Dual Phase Steel

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    Li, Shengci; Kang, Yonglin; Zhu, Guoming; Kuang, Shuang

    2015-06-01

    The mechanical properties of DP780 dual phase steel were measured by quasi-static and high-speed tensile tests at strain rates between 0.001 and 1000 s-1 at room temperature. The deformation and fracture mechanisms were analyzed by observation of the tensile fracture and microstructure near the fracture. Dynamic factor and feret ratio quantitative methods were applied to study the effect of strain rate on the microstructure and properties of DP780 steel. The constitutive relation was described by a modified Johnson-Cook and Zerilli-Armstrong model. The results showed that the strain rate sensitivity of yield strength is bigger than that of ultimate tensile strength; as strain rate increased, the formation of microcracks and voids at the ferrite/martensite interface can be alleviated; the strain rate effect is unevenly distributed in the plastic deformation region. Moreover, both models can effectively describe the experimental results, while the modified Zerilli-Armstrong model is more accurate because the strain-hardening rate of this model is independent of strain rate.

  12. Microstructure and mechanical properties of friction stir processed ODS ferritic steels

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    Noh, Sanghoon; Kasada, Ryuta; Kimura, Akihiko; Park, Seung Hwan C.; Hirano, Satoshi

    2011-10-01

    Oxide dispersion strengthened (ODS) steels are considered to be one of the candidate structural materials for advanced blanket systems because of its excellent properties in fusion environments. For more applications of the ODS steels to fusion systems with a huge and complex structure, development of joining technologies is a key issue to be solved. To reserve nano-oxide particles in the matrix homogeneously, the friction stir welding (FSW) is a suitable way to get good welding characteristics as a solid-state processing technique. In this research, effects of friction stir processing (FSP) on microstructure and mechanical properties of a ODS steel were studied to apply FSW process to ODS steels. The microstructure of FSPed ODS steel consists of stirred zone (SZ) and base metal (BM), as reported for other ferritic steels. Although equiaxed grain coarsening occurred through dynamic recrystallization during FSP, the nano-oxide particles in SZ showed fewer change in the size distribution. This resulted that FSP is effective to suppress the anisotropy and minimize the change of nano-oxide particles dispersion morphologies of ODS steel.

  13. Effects of Manufacturing Processes and In-Service Temperature Variations on the Properties of TRIP Steels

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    Sun, Xin; Stephens, Elizabeth V.; Khaleel, Mohammad A.

    2007-04-30

    This paper examines key aspects of the manufacturing process that “Transformation Induced Plasticity” (TRIP) steels would be exposed to, and systematically evaluate how the forming and thermal histories affect final strength and ductility of the material. The paper evaluates in-service temperature variations, such as under hood and hot/cold cyclic conditions, to determine whether these conditions influence final strength, ductility and energy absorption characteristics of several available TRIP steel grades. As part of the manufacturing thermal environment evaluations, stamping process thermal histories are included in the studies. As part of the in-service conditions, different pre-straining levels are also included. Materials from four steel suppliers world wide are examined. The material properties are established over a full range of expected thermal histories and selected loading modes. Establishing these relationships will allow OEM designers to select TRIP steels for proper vehicle applications, and to specify manufacturing process conditions that yield reliable final material property levels.

  14. Behaviour of Steel Arch Stabilized by a Textile Membrane

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    Svoboda, O.; Machacek, J.

    2015-11-01

    Behaviour of the slender steel arch supporting textile membranes in a membrane structure with respect to in-plane and out-of plane stability is investigated in the paper. In the last decades the textile membranes have been widely used to cover both common and exclusive structures due to progress in new membrane materials with eminent properties. Nevertheless, complex analysis of such membranes in interaction with steel structure (carbon/stainless steel perimeter or supporting elements) is rather demanding, even with specialized software. Laboratory model of a large membrane structure simulating a shelter roof of a concert stage was tested and the resulting stress/deflection values are presented. The model of a reasonable size was provided with prestressed membrane of PVC coated polyester fabric Ferrari® Précontraint 702S and tested under various loadings. The supporting steel structure consisted of two steel arch tubes from S355 grade steel and perimeter prestressed cables. The stability behaviour of the inner tube was the primary interest of the investigation. The SOFiSTiK software was used to analyse the structural behaviour in 3D. Numerical non-linear analysis of deflections and internal forces of the structure under symmetrical and asymmetrical loadings covers various membrane prestressing and specific boundary conditions. The numerical results are validated using test results. Finally, the preliminary recommendations for appropriate numerical modelling and stability design of the supporting structure are presented.

  15. Effects of plastic deformations on microstructure and mechanical properties of ODS-310 austenitic steel

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    Wang, Man; Zhou, Zhangjian; Sun, Hongying; Hu, Helong; Li, Shaofu

    2012-11-01

    ODS-310 austenitic steel (Fe-25Cr-20Ni-0.35Y2O3-0.5Ti) was fabricated by the process of mechanical alloying and hot isostatic pressing. Plastic deformations, including forging and hot rolling, were applied to the as-hipped samples to improve the ductility. Microstructural evolutions in samples under different fabrication conditions were characterized by TEM. Tensile properties were tested at 23 C and 700 C. Dispersed oxide particles with sizes between 10 nm and 50 nm were characterized to be rich in Y-Ti-O. UTS and elongation of the as-hipped sample were 904 MPa and 11% respectively at 23 C. Elongation increased two times after plastic deformations while there was only slight decrease in strength properties.

  16. Service properties of Cr-Mo-V steels in different structural conditions

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    Mints, I.I.; Shul'gina, N.G.; Smirnova, A.P.

    1986-05-01

    The authors study the influence on heat-treatment cycles on the service properties of 12Kh1MF steel. Variations in heat analysis within specification limits do not have a marked influence on the stress-rupture strength of 15Kh1M1F steel in the investigated temperature-time interval but do significantly influence its long-term plasticity. The higher the stress-rupture strength of the material, the stronger this influence.

  17. Study of TRIP-Aided Bainitic Ferritic Steels Produced by Hot Press Forming

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    Chen, Shangping; Rana, Radhakanta; Lahaije, Chris

    2014-04-01

    A study is reported to produce high strength ductile steels by controlled cooling following hot press forming, instead of quenching, as is practiced in the traditional press hardened steels. Heat treatments of several specially designed low carbon steels were carried out by interrupting the fast cooling from the austenization temperature at temperatures between T 0 and Ms and then cooling in controlled rates to room temperature. The effect of the interrupt temperature and the cooling rate afterward on the microstructures and tensile properties was studied. The microstructures were characterized using dilatometry, optical microscopy, X-ray diffraction, and TEM. A multi-phase microstructure including bainite, martensite, and retained austenite was obtained in the simulated hot press forming process. Volume fraction bainite was found to increase with an increase in interrupt temperature and a decrease in cooling rate. Structure-property correlations of the studied steels heat treated at different conditions were developed. Improved tensile properties were obtained by controlling the interrupt temperature and cooling rate which produced an optimum bainite content of 60 to 75 pct and retained austenite. Unfortunately, the bainite in the simulated samples was not completely carbide free even though the steels contained about 1.6 wt pct of Si.

  18. Oxygen effect on low-alloy steel weld metal properties

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    Potapov, N.N. . Welding Dept.)

    1993-08-01

    It is shown that the weld metal oxygen content in submerged arc low-alloy steel welds, as well as in low-carbon steel welds is dependent on the concentration of oxides decomposed at low temperatures in a weld pool slag phase. The oxygen is mainly in the form of fine dispersed oxide inclusions of less than 0.03 [mu]m. Differentiated evaluation of silicon reduction effects in submerged arc welded low-alloy steels revealed that weld metal brittle fracture strength depends to a considerable degree on total weld metal oxide inclusion content than on silicon increment in the weld. Therefore, the increase of weld metal brittle fracture susceptibility with the growth of weld oxide inclusion content is important to know. Welds with lowered oxygen content [0] [<=] 0.02% also display the tendency to decrease in plasticity because (1) the ferritic-pearlitic matrix of improved purity is likely to generate unbalanced structures on cooling and, (2) when there are no oxide inclusions, the shape of sulfur and phosphor precipitation from the melt changes from globular to film-like. Optimal low-alloy steel weld metal oxygen content is defined in the range of 0.02-0.035.

  19. The modeling of structure and properties of carburized low-chromium hypereutectoid steels

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    Przylecka, M.

    1996-04-01

    Research of carburized high-carbon bearing LH15 (52100) steel is presented. Problems analyzed include thermodynamic and kinetic basis of carburizing in two-phase field (austenite-cementite), carbon content influence in diffusive layer on utilization properties of the examined steel, and functional carbon content influence on chemical and phase composition of carbonized layer. An understanding of these problems enables modeling of functional properties and chemical and phase composition diffusion layers, obtained at definite carburizing parameters. That is the choice of carburizing process parameters (temperature, time, carbon potential) for the best utilizable properties.

  20. HYDROGEN EFFECTS ON THE BURST PROPERTIES OF TYPE 304L STAINLESS STEEL FLAWED VESSELS

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    Morgan, M; Monica Hall, M; Ps Lam, P; Dean Thompson, D

    2008-03-27

    The effect of hydrogen on the burst properties Type 304L stainless steel vessels was investigated. The purpose of the study was to compare the burst properties of hydrogen-exposed stainless steel vessels burst with different media: water, helium gas, or deuterium gas. A second purpose of the tests was to provide data for the development of a predictive finite-element model. The burst tests were conducted on hydrogen-exposed and unexposed axially-flawed cylindrical vessels. The results indicate that samples burst pneumatically had lower volume ductility than those tested hydraulically. Deuterium gas tests had slightly lower ductility than helium gas tests. Burst pressures were not affected by burst media. Hydrogen-charged samples had lower volume ductility and slightly higher burst pressures than uncharged samples. Samples burst with deuterium gas fractured by quasi-cleavage near the inside wall. The results of the tests were used to improve a previously developed predictive finite-element model. The results show that predicting burst behavior requires as a material input the effect of hydrogen on the plastic strain to fracture from tensile tests. The burst test model shows that a reduction in the plastic strain to fracture of the material will result in lower volume ductility without a reduction in burst pressure which is in agreement with the burst results.

  1. Microstructural Features Controlling Mechanical Properties in Nb-Mo Microalloyed Steels. Part II: Impact Toughness

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    Isasti, Nerea; Jorge-Badiola, Denis; Taheri, Mitra L.; Uranga, Pello

    2014-10-01

    The present paper is the final part of a two-part paper where the influence of coiling temperature on the final microstructure and mechanical properties of Nb-Mo microalloyed steels is described. More specifically, this second paper deals with the different mechanisms affecting impact toughness. A detailed microstructural characterization and the relations linking the microstructural parameters and the tensile properties have already been discussed in Part I. Using these results as a starting point, the present work takes a step forward and develops a methodology for consistently incorporating the effect of the microstructural heterogeneity into the existing relations that link the Charpy impact toughness to the microstructure. In conventional heat treatments or rolling schedules, the microstructure can be properly described by its mean attributes, and the ductile-brittle transition temperatures measured by Charpy tests can be properly predicted. However, when different microalloying elements are added and multiphase microstructures are formed, the influences of microstructural heterogeneity and secondary hard phases have to be included in a modified equation in order to accurately predict the DB transition temperature in Nb and Nb-Mo microalloyed steels.

  2. Recent developments in the study of phase stability of austenitic stainless steels and its relation to properties

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    Vitek, J.M.; David, S.A.

    1995-12-31

    Much work has been done over the years in alloy development of stainless steels and in the characterization of stainless steel microstructures and properties. However, in recent years there have been significant new advances made, and insights gained, into the physical metallurgy of these materials. In particular, advanced techniques have led to new information on the phase stability of stainless steels and the influence of the phase stability on mechanical properties. This paper will highlight some of these new advances, with an emphasis on work that has been done at ORNL on these alloys. For stainless steel alloys, the phase stability can be influenced by several factors. They include solidification behavior, the ferrite/austenite solid-state transformation, other high temperature phase transformations, and low temperature phase transformations. Recent advances in theoretical and experimental methods have led to new developments in understanding and characterizing these factors. Advanced solidification theory has been applied to understand the influence of rapid solidification on phase formation during solidification. New thermodynamic evaluation methods have shown great potential in providing details on the overall phase stability, including details on the influence of composition on phase stability. finite-difference techniques have been applied to the stainless steel alloy system to gain much insight into the ferrite/austenite transformation behavior. Finally, advanced techniques such as analytical electron microscopy, atom probe field ion microscopy, nano-indentation techniques, and specimen miniaturization techniques have provided valuable information on the response of stainless steel microstructures and properties to thermal treatment. All of these new methods and approaches are described in detail in this presentation.

  3. Effect of Ti addition on the microstructure and mechanical properties of a cast Fe-Ni-Mo-Mn maraging steel

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    Nejad, S. Hossein; Nili Ahmadabadi, M.

    2003-10-01

    To study the effect of Ti on the age hardening behavior of Fe-Ni-Mn maraging steels, a Fe-Ni-Mo-Mn steel was alloyed with Ti then mechanical properties and aging behavior of two cast steels were investigated. In this regard, two heats of nominal compositions of Fe-10Ni-6Mo-3Mn and Fe-lONi-6Mo-3Mn-0. 7Ti were induction melted in air and vacuum respectively and cast in iron mold. After homogenizing at 1473K for 21.6ks and water quenching, solution annealing was performed at 1223K for 3.6ks followed by air cooling. Age hardening behavior at 773Kin the range of 0.36-172. 8 ks was determined. Tensile properties and Charpy impact toughness were measured in the solution annealed and peak-aged conditions. Fractographic features were studied by scanning electron microscope equipped with EDX microanalyses. Tensile properties of the alloys in the peakaged condition were in the range of grade 200 standard maraging steel. It has been found that Ti addition resulted in increasing of hardness and strength in aged condition and decreasing of Charpy impact toughness in both solution annealed and aged conditions. Ti addition also changes type and morphology of inclusions and fracture mechanism from semi-ductile intergranular mode to semi-ductile transgranular one.

  4. Integrated thermal-microstructure model to predict the property gradients in resistance spot steel welds

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    Babu, S.S.; Riemer, B.W.; Santella, M.L.; Feng, Z.

    1998-11-01

    An integrated model approach was proposed for relating resistance welding parameters to weldment properties. An existing microstructure model was used to determine the microstructural and property gradients in resistance spot welds of plain carbon steel. The effect of these gradients on the weld integrity was evaluated with finite element analysis. Further modifications to this integrated thermal-microstructure model are discussed.

  5. Thermophysical Properties of a Chromium Nickel Molybdenum Steel in the Solid and Liquid Phases

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    Wilthan, B.; Reschab, H.; Tanzer, R.; Schützenhöfer, W.; Pottlacher, Gernot

    2008-02-01

    Numerical simulation of vacuum arc re-melting, pressurized or protective electro-slag re-melting, and ingot casting have become quite important in the metal industry. However, a major drawback of these simulation techniques is the lack of accurate thermophysical properties for temperatures above 1,500 K. Heat capacity, heat of fusion, density, and thermal conductivity are important input parameters for the heat transfer equation. Since, direct measurements of thermal conductivity of alloys in the liquid state are almost impossible, its estimation from electrical conductivity using the Wiedemann Franz law is very useful. The afore-mentioned thermophysical properties of several steels are investigated within the context of an ongoing project. Here, we present a full set of thermophysical data for the chromium nickel molybdenum steel meeting the standard DIN 1.4435 (X2CrNiMo18-14-3); these values will be used by our partner to simulate various re-melting and solidification processes. Wire-shaped samples of the steel are resistively volume-heated, as part of a fast capacitor discharge circuit. Time-resolved measurements with sub-μs resolution of current through the specimen are performed with a Pearson probe. The voltage drop across the specimen is measured with knife-edge contacts and ohmic voltage dividers, the temperature of the sample with a pyrometer, and the volumetric expansion of the wire with a fast acting CCD camera. These measurements enable the heat of fusion, the heat capacity, and the electrical resistivity to be determined as a function of temperature in the solid and liquid phases. The thermal conductivity and thermal diffusivity are estimated via the Wiedemann Franz law.

  6. Influence of neutron irradiation at 55/sup 0/C on the properties of austenitic stainless steels

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    Wiffen, F.W.; Maziasz, P.J.

    1981-01-01

    Types 316 and 316 + 0.23 wt % Ti stainless steels and 16-8-2 weldment were irradiated in HFIR at 55/sup 0/C to fluences up to 1.35 x 10/sup 26/ neutrons/m/sup 2/ (< 0.1 MeV), which produced up to 10.5 dpa and 520 at. ppM He. Examination showed no swelling, no cavities, no precipitates, but a high concentration of dislocations. Tensile tests showed large increases in the 35/sup 0/C strength properties, with the weldments the weakest of the materials. The ductility of all materials was reduced by the irradiation, the uniform elongation to only 0.4% in the cold-worked material. Tests at temperatures above the irradiation temperature showed an approach to unirradiated properties as the temperature was increased from 200 to 600/sup 0/C. Helium embrittlement at 700/sup 0/C severely reduced elongation.

  7. Improved field emission properties of carbon nanotubes grown on stainless steel substrate and its application in ionization gauge

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    Li, Detian; Cheng, Yongjun; Wang, Yongjun; Zhang, Huzhong; Dong, Changkun; Li, Da

    2016-03-01

    Vertically aligned carbon nanotube (CNT) arrays were fabricated by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) technique on different substrates. Microstructures and field emission characteristics of the as-grown CNT arrays were investigated systematically, and its application in ionization gauge was also evaluated preliminarily. The results indicate that the as-grown CNT arrays are vertically well-aligned relating to the substrate surfaces, but the CNTs grown on stainless steel substrate are longer and more crystalline than the ones grown on silicon wafer substrate. The field emission behaviors of the as-grown CNT arrays are strongly dependent upon substrate properties. Namely, the CNT array grown on stainless steel substrate has better field emission properties, including lower turn on and threshold fields, better emission stability and repeatability, compared with the one grown on silicon wafer substrate. The superior field emission properties of the CNT array grown on stainless steel substrate are mainly attributed to low contact resistance, high thermal conductivity, good adhesion strength, etc. In addition, the metrological behaviors of ionization gauge with the CNT array grown on stainless steel substrate as an electron source were investigated, and this novel cathode ionization gauge extends the lower limit of linear pressure measurement to 10-8 Pa, which is one order of magnitude lower than the result reported for the same of gauge with CNT cathode.

  8. The experiments for mechanical properties of 20Cr2Ni4 steel and the coefficient definition of constitutive equation

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    Pang, L.; Liu, G. C.; Lu, J. P.

    2015-12-01

    The 20Cr2Ni4 alloy steel has the properties of high strength, toughness and hardness. It is used in large cross-section carburized parts, such as gears, shafts and components which are required high strength and good toughness. In order to study the static mechanical properties and dynamic mechanical properties of 20Cr2Ni4 steel, the static compression experiment and the Hopkinson Pressure Bar test are conducted. The stress-strain relationship within the scope of 25?400C is obtained by experiments, and softening effect of strain rate and strengthening effect of temperature is comprehensively analyzed. The paper has a more comprehensive understanding on mechanical response of 20Cr2Ni4 steel within the scope of 25?400C. Based on the experiment data the parameters in Johnson-Cook constitutive equation of 20Cr2Ni4 have been gotten. The research results of this paper lay a foundation for the further applications of 20Cr2Ni4 steel.

  9. Microstructure and mechanical properties of heat-resistant 12% Cr ferritic-martensitic steel EK-181 after thermomechanical treatment

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    Polekhina, N. A.; Litovchenko, I. Yu.; Tyumentsev, A. N.; Astafurova, E. G.; Chernov, V. M.; Leontyeva-Smirnova, M. V.

    2015-10-01

    The effect of high-temperature thermomechanical treatment (TMT) with the deformation in the austenitic region on the features of microstructure, phase transformations and mechanical properties of low-activation 12% Cr ferritic-martensitic steel EK-181 is investigated. It is established, that directly after thermomechanical treatment (without tempering) the sizes and density of V(CN) particles are comparable with those after a traditional heat treatment (air quenching and tempering at 720C, 3 h), where these particles are formed only during tempering. It causes the increasing of the yield strength of the steel up to ?1450 MPa at room temperature and up to ?430 MPa at the test temperature T = 650C. The potential of microstructure modification by this treatment aimed at improving heat resistance of steel is discussed.

  10. Oxidation resistance in LBE and air and tensile properties of ODS ferritic steels containing Al/Zr elements

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    Gao, R.; Xia, L. L.; Zhang, T.; Wang, X. P.; Fang, Q. F.; Liu, C. S.

    2014-12-01

    The effects of Al and Zr addition on improvement of oxidation resistance in lead-bismuth eutectic (LBE) and in air as well as the tensile properties were investigated for the oxide dispersion strengthened (ODS) steels. The 16Cr-4Al-0.8Zr-ODS steel samples were fabricated by a sol-gel method combining with spark plasma sintering technique. The tests in LBE at 600 C for 1000 h indicate the good oxidation resistance comparing with the specimens without Zr/Al elements. The samples also exhibit superior oxidation resistance in air due to formation of dense and continuous aluminum oxide film. Minor Zr addition prevents the Al element induced coarsening of the oxide particles in ODS steels and significantly improves the ultimate tensile stress and total elongation of the samples.

  11. Investigation of aluminum-steel joint formed by explosion welding

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    Kovacs-Coskun, T.; Volgyi, B.; Sikari-Nagl, I.

    2015-04-01

    Explosion welding is a solid state welding process that is used for the metallurgical joining of metals. Explosion cladding can be used to join a wide variety of dissimilar or similar metals [1]. This process uses the controlled detonation of explosives to accelerate one or both of the constituent metals into each other in such a manner as to cause the collision to fuse them together [2]. In this study, bonding ability of aluminum and steel with explosion welding was investigated. Experimental studies, microscopy, microhardness, tensile and bend test showed out that, aluminum and steel could be bonded with a good quality of bonding properties with explosion welding.

  12. 10. DETAIL, SOUTHEAST SPAN THROUGH CANAL, VIEW BLOCKED BY STEEL, ...

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    10. DETAIL, SOUTHEAST SPAN THROUGH CANAL, VIEW BLOCKED BY STEEL, CLAD COUNTER WEIGHT, WATER SPAN RAISED OUT OF VIEW - Cape Cod Canal Lift Bridge, Spanning Cape Cod Canal, Buzzards Bay, Barnstable County, MA

  13. Stainless-steel elbows formed by spin forging

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    1964-01-01

    Large seamless austenitic stainless steel elbows are fabricated by spin forging /rotary shear forming/. A specially designed spin forging tool for mounting on a hydrospin machine has been built for this purpose.

  14. 27. STAINLESS STEEL FERMENTING CASKS MADE BY ZERO MANG OF ...

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    27. STAINLESS STEEL FERMENTING CASKS MADE BY ZERO MANG OF WASHINGTON, MISSOURI. VIEW LOOKING NORTH TOWARD VAULT OF THE TWELVE APOSTLES - Stone Hill Winery, 401 West Twelfth Street, Hermann, Gasconade County, MO

  15. Machinability of a Stainless Steel by Electrochemical Discharge Microdrilling

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    Coteata, Margareta; Pop, Nicolae; Slatineanu, Laurentiu; Schulze, Hans-Peter; Besliu, Irina

    2011-05-04

    Due to the chemical elements included in their structure for ensuring an increased resistance to the environment action, the stainless steels are characterized by a low machinability when classical machining methods are applied. For this reason, sometimes non-traditional machining methods are applied, one of these being the electrochemical discharge machining. To obtain microholes and to evaluate the machinability by electrochemical discharge microdrilling, test pieces of stainless steel were used for experimental research. The electrolyte was an aqueous solution of sodium silicate with different densities. A complete factorial plan was designed to highlight the influence of some input variables on the sizes of the considered machinability indexes (electrode tool wear, material removal rate, depth of the machined hole). By mathematically processing of experimental data, empirical functions were established both for stainless steel and carbon steel. Graphical representations were used to obtain more suggestive vision concerning the influence exerted by the considered input variables on the size of the machinability indexes.

  16. 42. Photocopy of original 1938 plans by Truscon Steel Products ...

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    42. Photocopy of original 1938 plans by Truscon Steel Products (original in possession of Michigan Department of Transportation) 2ND FLOOR FRAMING - Blue Water Bridge Plaza, 410 Elmwood Street, Port Huron, St. Clair County, MI

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    40. Photocopy of original 1938 plans by Truscon Steel Products (original in possession of Michigan Department of Transportation) FOUNDATION - Blue Water Bridge Plaza, 410 Elmwood Street, Port Huron, St. Clair County, MI

  18. 43. Photocopy of original 1938 plans by Truscon Steel Products ...

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    43. Photocopy of original 1938 plans by Truscon Steel Products (original in possession of Michigan Department of Transportation) ROOF FRAMING - Blue Water Bridge Plaza, 410 Elmwood Street, Port Huron, St. Clair County, MI

  19. 41. Photocopy of original 1938 plans by Truscon Steel Products ...

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    41. Photocopy of original 1938 plans by Truscon Steel Products (original in possession of Michigan Department of Transportation) WALLS - Blue Water Bridge Plaza, 410 Elmwood Street, Port Huron, St. Clair County, MI

  20. Influence of rolling temperature on structure, phase composition and mechanical properties of austenitic steel Fe-17Cr-13Ni-3Mo

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    Melnikov, Eugene; Kozlova, Tatiana; Maier, Galina; Vinokurov, Vladimir; Astafurova, Elena

    2015-10-01

    We investigated the effect of temperature of plain rolling on structural peculiarities, phase composition and mechanical properties of austenitic steel (Fe-17Cr-13Ni-3Mo-0.01C, wt %, 316L-type). Plain rolling of steel Fe-17Cr-13Ni-3Mo provides a fragmentation of initial grain structure, formation of a high density of twin boundaries, slip dislocation and shear bands, and increases steel strength properties. Decrease in the deformation temperature increases the density of twin boundaries and causes an additional hardening effect. The plastic deformation at room temperature does not produce a substantial volume fraction of ?-martensite and does not go with the ?-?'-martensitic transformation. Plain rolling of specimens with interpass cooling to 77 K is accompanied by ?-?, ?-?'-phase transformations, but their volume fraction is small (<5% each). The lower rolling temperature provides higher strength properties in steel.

  1. Positron Annihilation in Steel Samples Deformed by Uniaxial Tension

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    Rudzi?ska, W.; Szuszkiewicz, M.; Bujnarowski, G.; Kluza, A. A.

    2008-05-01

    Angular distributions of the positron annihilation quanta were measured for steel ST2 SAL samples deformed by uniaxial tension up to different deformation degrees. The dependences of the S parameter on the relative elongation of the samples are presented. The positron annihilation data for steel are compared with the results obtained previously for polycrystalline iron samples deformed by uniaxial tension up to different deformation degrees in the proportionality and limited proportionality regions.

  2. Effect of Partial Replacement of Si with Al on the Microstructures and Mechanical Properties of 1000 MPa TRIP Steels

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    Wang, Chao; Ding, Hua; Zhang, Jun; Di, Huafang

    2014-11-01

    Two newly synthesized C-Mn-Si-Mo-Nb transformation-induced plasticity (TRIP) steels with and without Al addition were designed in order to achieve significant improvements in the mechanical properties. The effect of substitution of Si by Al on tensile properties and the microstructure of cold-rolled C-Mn-Si TRIP steel was investigated under different heat treatments. It was shown that a complex ultrafine microstructure composed of different phases was formed and two types of morphology for ferrite were detected (equiaxial and polygonal). The distribution of alloying elements was observed by using electron probe microanalysis. It was clear that C was concentrated in the retained austenite (RA) and small M/A (austenite/martensite) islands. The Al addition facilitated the formation of polygonal ferrite and increased the stability of the RA. The strain-hardening behavior was studied in detail. All the investigated specimens showed a very high strain-hardening exponent (instantaneous n) but their strain dependence was different. For the C-Mn-Si-Mo-Nb TRIP steel, the maximum n value was achieved when the strain was only about 0.04, while the n value of the Al substituted TRIP steel increased gradually until strains in the range of 0.07-0.10 were reached and the maximum value was achieved. As a result, the elongations of the steel with Al addition increased considerably without obvious deterioration of strength. It was the first time to find microtwinned martensite located between ferrite and bainitic ferrite after tensile deformation in the low alloy TRIP steel with Al.

  3. Investigation of Mechanical Properties of Steel Fibre- Reinforced Concrete

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    Ryabchikov, A.; Tamme, V.; Laurson, M.

    2015-11-01

    Steel fibre-reinforced concrete (SFRC) is widely used in the structural elements of buildings: industrial floors, slabs, walls, foundation, etc. When a load is applied to a fibre- reinforced composite consisting of a low-modulus matrix reinforced with high-strength, high- modulus fibres, the plastic flow of the matrix under stress transfers the load to the fibre; this results in high-strength, high-modulus material which determines the stiffness and stress of the composite. In this study the equivalent flexural strength, equivalent flexural ratio Re,3 and the compressing strength of SFRC are investigated. Notched test specimens with five different dosages of steel fibres (20, 25, 30, 35, 40 kg/m3) were prepared using industrial concrete. Determination of flexural tension strength was carried out according to the EU norm EVS-EN 14651:2005+A1:2007. The equivalent flexural strength and subsequent equivalent flexural ratio Re,3 of SFRC with a dosage of 20, 25, 30, 35 kg/m3 similar to their average values and with a dosage of 40 kg/m3 were 31% higher than their average values. The compressive strength of the steel fibre-reinforced concrete was slightly higher compared to plain concrete, except specimens with the dosage of 40 kg/m3 where the increase was 30%.

  4. Surface enhancement of cold work tool steels by friction stir processing with a pinless tool

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    Costa, M. I.; Verdera, D.; Vieira, M. T.; Rodrigues, D. M.

    2014-03-01

    The microstructure and mechanical properties of enhanced tool steel (AISI D2) surfaces produced using a friction stir welding (FSW) related procedure, called friction stir processing (FSP), are analysed in this work. The surface of the tool steel samples was processed using a WC-Co pinless tool and varying processing conditions. Microstructural analysis revealed that meanwhile the original substrate structure consisted of a heterogeneous distribution of coarse carbides in a ferritic matrix, the transformed surfaces consisted of very small carbides, homogenously distributed in a ferrite- bainite- martensite matrix. The morphology of the surfaces, as well as its mechanical properties, evaluated by hardness and tensile testing, were found to vary with increasing tool rotation speed. Surface hardness was drastically increased, relative to the initial hardness of bulk steel. This was attributed to ferrite and carbide refinement, as well as to martensite formation during solid state processing. At the highest rotation rates, tool sliding during processing deeply compromised the characteristics of the processed surfaces.

  5. Thermal aging of cast stainless steels in LWR systems: Estimation of mechanical properties

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    Chopra, O.K.

    1991-11-01

    A procedure and correlations are presented for predicting Charpy-impact energy, tensile flow stress, fracture toughness J-R curve, and J{sub IC} of aged cast stainless steels from known material information. The saturation'' impact strength and fracture toughness of a specific cast stainless steel, i.e., the minimum value that would be achieved for the material after long-term service, is estimated from the chemical composition of the steel. Mechanical properties as a function of time and temperature of reactor service are estimated from impact energy and flow stress of the unaged material and the kinetics of embrittlement, which are also determined from chemical composition. The J{sub IC} values are determined from the estimated J-R curve and flow stress. Examples of estimating mechanical properties of cast stainless steel components during reactor service are presented. A common lower-bound'' J-R curve for cast stainless steels of unknown chemical composition is also defined for a given grade of steel, ferrite content, and temperature.

  6. Thermal aging of cast stainless steels in LWR systems: Estimation of mechanical properties

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    Chopra, O.K.

    1991-11-01

    A procedure and correlations are presented for predicting Charpy-impact energy, tensile flow stress, fracture toughness J-R curve, and J{sub IC} of aged cast stainless steels from known material information. The ``saturation`` impact strength and fracture toughness of a specific cast stainless steel, i.e., the minimum value that would be achieved for the material after long-term service, is estimated from the chemical composition of the steel. Mechanical properties as a function of time and temperature of reactor service are estimated from impact energy and flow stress of the unaged material and the kinetics of embrittlement, which are also determined from chemical composition. The J{sub IC} values are determined from the estimated J-R curve and flow stress. Examples of estimating mechanical properties of cast stainless steel components during reactor service are presented. A common ``lower-bound`` J-R curve for cast stainless steels of unknown chemical composition is also defined for a given grade of steel, ferrite content, and temperature.

  7. Estimation of mechanical properties of cast stainless steels during thermal aging in LWR systems

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    Chopra, O.K.

    1991-10-01

    A procedure and correlations are presented for predicting Charpy- impact energy, tensile flow stress, fracture toughness J-R curve, and J{sub IC} of aged cast stainless steels from known material information. The ``saturation`` impact strength and fracture toughness of a specific cast stainless steel, i.e., the minimum value that would be achieved for the material after long-term service, is estimated from the chemical composition of the steel. Mechanical properties as a function of time and temperature of reactor service are estimated from impact energy and flow stress of the unaged material and the kinetics of embrittlement, which are also determined from chemical composition. The J{sub IC} values are determined from the estimated J-R curve and flow stress. Examples of estimating mechanical properties of cast stainless steel components during reactor service are presented. A common ``lower-bound`` J-R curve for cast stainless steels of unknown chemical composition is also defined for a given grade of steel, ferrite content, and temperature.

  8. Estimation of mechanical properties of cast stainless steels during thermal aging in LWR systems

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    Chopra, O.K.

    1991-10-01

    A procedure and correlations are presented for predicting Charpy-impact energy, tensile flow stress, fracture toughness J-R curve, and J{sub IC} of aged cast stainless steels from known material information. The ``saturation`` impact strength and fracture toughness of a specific cast stainless steel, i.e., the minimum value that would be achieved for the material after long-term service, is estimated from the chemical composition of the steel. Mechanical properties as a function of time and temperature of reactor service are estimated from impact energy and flow stress of the unaged material and the kinetics of embrittlement, which are also determined from chemical composition. The J{sub IC} values are determined from the estimated J-R curve and flow stress. Examples of estimating mechanical properties of cast stainless steel components during reactor service are presented. A common predicted lower-bound J-R curve for cast stainless steels of unknown chemical composition is also defined for a given grade of steel, ferrite content, and temperature.

  9. Galvanised steel to aluminium joining by laser and GTAW processes

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    Sierra, G.; Peyre, P.; Deschaux Beaume, F. Stuart, D.; Fras, G.

    2008-12-15

    A new means of assembling galvanised steel to aluminium involving a reaction between solid steel and liquid aluminium was developed, using laser and gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) processes. A direct aluminium melting strategy was investigated with the laser process, whereas an aluminium-induced melting by steel heating and heat conduction through the steel was carried out with the GTAW process. The interfaces generated during the interaction were mainly composed of a 2-40 {mu}m thick intermetallic reaction layers. The linear strength of the assemblies can be as high as 250 N/mm and 190 N/mm for the assemblies produced respectively by laser and GTAW processes. The corresponding failures were located in the fusion zone of aluminium (laser assemblies), or in the reaction layer (GTAW assemblies)

  10. Effects of heat input on mechanical properties of metal inert gas welded 1.6 mm thick galvanized steel sheet

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    Rafiqul, M. I.; Ishak, M.; Rahman, M. M.

    2012-09-01

    It is usually a lot easier and less expensive to galvanize steel before it is welded into useful products. Galvanizing afterwards is almost impossible. In this research work, Galvanized Steel was welded by using the ER 308L stainless steel filler material. This work was done to find out an alternative way of welding and investigate the effects of heat input on the mechanical properties of butt welded joints of Galvanized Steel. A 13.7 kW maximum capacity MIG welding machine was used to join 1.6 mm thick sheet of galvanized steel with V groove and no gap between mm. Heat inputs was gradually increased from 21.06 to 25.07 joules/mm in this study. The result shows almost macro defects free welding and with increasing heat input the ultimate tensile strength and welding efficiency decrease. The Vickers hardness also decreases at HAZ with increasing heat input and for each individual specimen; hardness was lowest in heat affected zone (HAZ), intermediate in base metal and maximum in welded zone. The fracture for all specimens was in the heat affected zone while testing in the universal testing machine.

  11. Low-temperature mechanical and magnetic properties of the reduced activation martensitic steel

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    Ding, Hui-Li; Zhang, Tao; Gao, Rui; Wang, Xian-Ping; Fang, Qian-Feng; Liu, Chang-Song; Suo, Jin-Ping

    2015-09-01

    Mechanical and magnetic properties as well as their relationship in the reduced activation martensitic (RAM) steel were investigated in the temperature range from -90C to 20C. Charpy impact tests show that the ductile-to-brittle transition temperature (DBTT) of the RAM steel is about -60C. Low-temperature tensile tests show that the yield strength, ultimate tensile strength and total elongation values increase as temperature decreases, indicating that the strength and plasticity below the DBTT are higher than those above the DBTT. The coercive field ( H C) in the scale of logarithm decreases linearly with the increasing temperature and the absolute value of the slope of ln H C versus temperature above the DBTT is obviously larger than that below the DBTT, also confirmed in the T91 steel. The results indicate that the non-destructive magnetic measurement is a promising candidate method for the DBTT detection of ferromagnetic steels.

  12. Microstructure and Mechanical Property of 12Cr Oxide Dispersion Strengthened Steel

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    Xu, Haijian; Lu, Zheng; Jia, Chunyan; Gao, Hao; Liu, Chunming

    2016-03-01

    Nanostructured oxide dispersion strengthened (ODS) steels with nominal compositions (wt%): Fe-12Cr-2W-0.3Ti-0.3Y2O3 were produced by mechanical alloying and hot isostatic pressing. The microstructure was characterized by means of electron microscopy (EBSD, TEM and HRTEM) and the hardness and the tensile properties at different temperatures were measured. The results showed that the ultimate tensile strength of the fabricated 12Cr-ODS steel reached nearly 1,100 MPa at room temperature and maintained around 340 MPa at 700°C. Nano-oxide particles with size ranging from several nm to 30 nm and the number density was 3.6 × 1020/m3 were observed by TEM. Following heat treatment, including normalizing at 1,100°C for 1 h and tempering at 750°C for 2 h, the average grain size was a little decreased. The number of nano-oxide particles increased and the number density was 8.9 × 1020/m3. Specimens showed much higher ductility and there was a slight increase of ultimate tensile strength and Vickers hardness at the same time.

  13. Microstructure, properties, and age hardening behavior of a thermomechanically processed ultralow-carbon Cu-bearing high-strength steel

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    Ghosh, A.; Mishra, B.; Das, S.; Chatterjee, S.

    2005-03-01

    An ultralow-carbon steel alloyed with Ni, Mn, Mo, and Cu and microalloyed with Nb and Ti was subjected to a three-stage controlled rolling operation followed by water quenching. The effect of thermomechanical processing on the microstructure, mechanical properties, and age-hardening behavior of the steel was evaluated. The precipitation behavior of Cu at different aging temperatures was studied by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The high strength values obtained in the present steel are due to the fine-lath martensite structure along with tiny precipitates of microalloying carbide and carbonitride of Ti and Nb at all finish rolling temperatures (FRTs). The increased strength value at the lower FRT is due to the finer lath width and packet size of martensite. The large TiN particles and the coarse martensite-austenite (MA) constituents impaired the impact-toughness value of the steel at subambient temperature. On aging at different temperatures, a wide variation in structure and properties has been obtained. At low aging temperatures, coherent Cu particles form and a peak strength is obtained due to the formation of fine ?-Cu precipitates. On increasing aging temperatures, the Cu particle size increases, with a simultaneous decrease in dislocation density in the matrix resulting in a continuous decrease in strength.

  14. Correlations between mechanical properties and cavitation erosion resistance for stainless steels with 12% Chromium and variable contents of Nickel

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    Bordeasu, I.; Popoviciu, M. O.; Mitelea, I.; Ghiban, B.; Ghiban, N.; Sava, M.; Duma, S. T.; Badarau, R.

    2014-03-01

    The running time of hydraulic machineries in cavitation conditions, especially blades and runners, depend on both chemical composition and mechanical properties of the used steels. The researches of the present paper have as goal to obtain new materials with improved behavior and reduced costs. There are given cavitation erosion results upon eight cast steels with martensite as principal structural constituent. The chromium content was maintained constant at approximate 12% but the nickel content was largely modified. The change of chemical content resulted in various proportions of austenite, martensite and ferrite and also in different cavitation erosion behavior. From the eight tested steels four have greater carbon content (approximately 0.1%) and the other four less carbon content (approximate 0.036%). All steels were tested separately in two laboratory facilities: T1 with magnetostrictive nickel tube (vibration amplitude 94 μm, vibration frequency 7000 ± 3% Hz, specimen diameter 14 mm and generator power 500 W) and T2 is respecting the ASTM G32-2010 Standard (vibration amplitude 50μm, vibration frequency 20000 ± 1% Hz, specimen diameter 15.8 mm and generator power 500 W). Analyzing the results it can be seen that the cavitation erosion is correlated with the mechanical properties in the way shown in 1960 by Hammitt and Garcia but is influenced by the structural constituents.

  15. Microstructural modification of austenitic stainless steels by rapid solidification

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    Vitek, J. M.; Dasgupta, A.; David, S. A.

    1983-09-01

    The microstructural modifications in three austenitic stainless steels (types 308, 310, and 312) were evaluated after rapid solidification. These three steels are commonly used weld filler metals. Two methods of rapid solidification were investigated, autogenous laser welding and arc-hammer splat quenching. The structure of 310 stainless steel was found to be 100 pct austenite, and did not vary over the range of conditions studied. On the contrary, the structures of types 308 and 312 steels were very sensitive to the cooling rates and solidification conditions. With the highest cooling rates, the type 308 structure was fully austenitic while the type 312 structure was fully ferritic. At lower cooling rates, the structures were duplex ferrite plus austenite. The results were interpreted in terms of faster kinetics of solidification of austenite compared to ferrite under the conditions examined. A comparison of the structures produced by the two rapid solidification techniques indicated the cooling rates are comparable.

  16. Microstructural modification of austenitic stainless steels by rapid solidification

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    Vitek, J.M.; Dasgupta, A.; David, S.A.

    1983-09-01

    The microstructural modifications in three austenitic stainless steels (types 308, 310, and 312) were evaluated after rapid solidification. These three steels are commonly used weld filler metals. Two methods of rapid solidification were investigated, autogenous laser welding and arc-hammer splat quenching. The structure of 310 stainless steel was found to be 100% austenite, and did not vary over the range of conditions studied. On the contrary, the structures of types 308 and 312 steels were very sensitive to the cooling rates and solidification conditions. With the highest cooling rates, the type 308 structure was fully austenitic while the type 312 structure was fully ferritic. At lower cooling rates, the structures were duplex ferrite plus austenite. The results were interpreted in terms of faster kinetics of solidification of austenite compared to ferrite under the conditions examined. A comparison of the structures produced by the two rapid solidification techniques indicated the cooling rates are comparable.

  17. Graded High-Strength Spring-Steels by a Special Inductive Heat T reatment

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    Tump, A.; Brandt, R.

    2016-03-01

    A method for effective lightweight design is the use of materials with high specific strength. As materials e.g. titanium are very expensive, steel is still the most important material for manufacturing automotive components. Steel is cost efficient, easy to recycle and its tensile strength easily exceeds 2,000 MPa by means of modern QT-technology (Quenched and Tempered). Therefore, lightweight design is still feasible in spite of the high density of steel. However, a further increase of tensile strength is limited, especially due to an increasing notch sensitivity and exposure to a corrosive environment. One solution is a special QT-process for steel, which creates a hardness gradient from the surface to the core of the material. This type of tailored material possesses a softer layer, which improves material properties such as fracture toughness and notch sensitivity. This leads to a better resistance to stress corrosion cracking and corrosion fatigue. Due to this optimization, a weight reduction is feasible without the use of expensive alloying elements. To understand the damage mechanism a comprehensive testing procedure was performed on homogeneous and gradient steels. Some results regarding the fracture mechanic behavior of such steels will be discussed.

  18. Mechanical and metallurgical properties of ion-nitrided austenitic-stainless steel welds

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    Çetinarslan, C. S.; Sahin, M.; Karaman Genç, S.; Sevil, C.

    2012-12-01

    Ion nitriding is an operation widely used in industry to harden materials surface. Nowadays, friction welding is one of the special welding methods used for welding the same or different kinds of materials. Especially in industry, it can be necessary to use materials after having operated them with different techniques or to use materials obtained by different manufacturing techniques. Investigating the mechanical and metallurgical properties of this kind of materials can be crucial. In this study, austenitic-stainless steel was used as an experimental material. Additionally, the samples of austenitic stainless steel with a diameter of 10 mm were joined by friction welding. The samples were subjected to ion nitriding process at 550 °C for 24 and 60 h. Then, tensile, fatigue, notch-impact and hardness tests were applied to the weldless and welded parts, and metallographic examinations were carried out. It was found that chromium and iron nitrides precipitated along the grain boundaries and in the middle of the grains. Spectrum patterns revealed that the most dominant phases resulted from the formation of CrN, Fe4N and Fe3N. However, the tests revealed that high temperature and longer time of ion nitriding caused a decrease in the values of fatigue and tensile strengths as well as in the notch-impact toughness in the ion nitrided joints.

  19. Aging behavior and mechanical properties of maraging steels in the presence of submicrocrystalline Laves phase particles

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    Mahmoudi, A.; Ghavidel, M.R. Zamanzad; Nedjad, S. Hossein; Heidarzadeh, A.; Ahmadabadi, M. Nili

    2011-10-15

    Cold rolling and annealing of homogenized Fe-Ni-Mn-Mo-Ti-Cr maraging steels resulted in the formation of submicrocrystalline Fe{sub 2}(Mo,Ti) Laves phase particles. Optical and scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, tensile and hardness tests were used to study the microstructure, aging behavior and mechanical properties of the annealed steels. The annealed microstructures showed age hardenability during subsequent isothermal aging at 753 K. Ultrahigh fracture stress but poor tensile ductility was obtained after substantial age hardening in the specimens with 2% and 4% chromium. Increasing chromium addition up to 6% toughened the aged microstructure at the expense of the fracture stress by increasing the volume fraction of retained austenite. The Laves phase particles acted as crack nucleation sites during tensile deformation. - Highlights: {yields} Laves phases dispersed in a BCC iron matrix by annealing of cold rolled samples. {yields} The samples showed age hardenability during subsequent isothermal aging at 753 K. {yields} Ultrahigh fracture stress but poor ductility was obtained after age hardening. {yields} Increasing chromium addition toughened the aged microstructure. {yields} Laves phase particles acting as crack nucleation sites during tensile deformation.

  20. Microstructure Characterization and Corrosion Properties of Nitrocarburized AISI 4140 Low Alloy Steel

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    Fattah, M.; Mahboubi, F.

    2012-04-01

    Plasma nitrocarburizing treatments of AISI 4140 low alloy steel have been carried out in a gas mixture of 85% N2-12% H2-3% CO2. All treatments were performed for 5 h at a chamber pressure of 4 mbar. Different treatment temperatures varying from 520 to 620 C have been used to investigate the effect of treatment temperature on the corrosion and hardness properties and also microstructure of the plasma nitrocarburized steel. Scanning electron and optical microscopy, x-ray diffraction, microhardness measurement, and potentiodynamic polarization technique in 3.5% NaCl solution were used to study the treated surfaces. The results revealed that plasma nitrocarburizing at temperatures below 570 C can readily produce a monophase ? compound layer. The compound layer formed at 620 C is composed of two sub-layers and is supported by an austenite zone followed by the diffusion layer. The thickest diffusion layer was related to the sample treated at 620 C. Microhardness results showed a reduction of surface hardness with increasing the treatment temperature from 520 to 620 C. It has also been found that with increasing treatment temperature from 520 to 545 C the corrosion resistance increases up to a maximum and then decreases with further increasing treatment temperature from 545 to 620 C.

  1. Mechanically robust superhydrophobic steel surface with anti-icing, UV-durability, and corrosion resistance properties.

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    Wang, Nan; Xiong, Dangsheng; Deng, Yaling; Shi, Yan; Wang, Kun

    2015-03-25

    A superhydrophobic steel surface was prepared through a facile method: combining hydrogen peroxide and an acid (hydrochloric acid or nitric acid) to obtain hierarchical structures on steel, followed by a surface modification treatment. Empirical grid maps based on different volumes of H2O2/acid were presented, revealing a wettability gradient from "hydrophobic" to "rose effect" and finally to "lotus effect". Surface grafting has been demonstrated to be realized only on the oxidized area. As-prepared superhydrophobic surfaces exhibited excellent anti-icing properties according to the water-dripping test under overcooled conditions and the artificial "steam-freezing" (from 50 °C with 90% humidity to the -20 °C condition) test. In addition, the surfaces could withstand peeling with 3M adhesive tape at least 70 times with an applied pressure of 31.2 kPa, abrasion by 400 grid SiC sandpaper for 110 cm under 16 kPa, or water impacting for 3 h without losing superhydrophobicity, suggesting superior mechanical durability. Moreover, outstanding corrosion resistance and UV-durability were obtained on the prepared surface. This successful fabrication of a robust, anti-icing, UV-durable, and anticorrosion superhydrophobic surface could yield a prospective candidate for various practical applications. PMID:25749123

  2. The microstructural, mechanical, and fracture properties of austenitic stainless steel alloyed with gallium

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    Kolman, D. G.; Bingert, J. F.; Field, R. D.

    2004-11-01

    The mechanical and fracture properties of austenitic stainless steels (SSs) alloyed with gallium require assessment in order to determine the likelihood of premature storage-container failure following Ga uptake. AISI 304 L SS was cast with 1, 3, 6, 9, and 12 wt pct Ga. Increased Ga concentration promoted duplex microstructure formation with the ferritic phase having a nearly identical composition to the austenitic phase. Room-temperature tests indicated that small additions of Ga (less than 3 wt pct) were beneficial to the mechanical behavior of 304 L SS but that 12 wt pct Ga resulted in a 95 pct loss in ductility. Small additions of Ga are beneficial to the cracking resistance of stainless steel. Elastic-plastic fracture mechanics analysis indicated that 3 wt pct Ga alloys showed the greatest resistance to crack initiation and propagation as measured by fatigue crack growth rate, fracture toughness, and tearing modulus. The 12 wt pct Ga alloys were least resistant to crack initiation and propagation and these alloys primarily failed by transgranular cleavage. It is hypothesized that Ga metal embrittlement is partially responsible for increased embrittlement.

  3. Influence of Short Austenitization Treatments on the Mechanical Properties of Low-Alloy Steels for Hot Forming Applications

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    Holzweissig, Martin Joachim; Lackmann, Jan; Konrad, Stefan; Schaper, Mirko; Niendorf, Thomas

    2015-07-01

    The current work elucidates an improvement of the mechanical properties of tool-quenched low-alloy steel by employing extremely short austenitization durations utilizing a press heating arrangement. Specifically, the influence of different austenitization treatmentsinvolving austenitization durations ranging from three to 15 secondson the mechanical properties of low-alloy steel in comparison to an industrial standard furnace process was examined. A thorough set of experiments was conducted to investigate the role of different austenitization durations and temperatures on the resulting mechanical properties such as hardness, bending angle, tensile strength, and strain at fracture. The most important finding is that the hardness, the bending angle as well as the tensile strength increase with shortened austenitization durations. Furthermore, the ductility of the steels exhibits almost no difference following the short austenitization durations and the standard furnace process. The enhancement of the mechanical properties imposed by the short heat treatments investigated, is related to a refinement of microstructural features as compared to the standard furnace process.

  4. Effects of Heat Treatment on Microstructure and Tensile Properties of a Fe-27Mn-12Al-0.8C Low-Density Steel

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    Park, Kyung-Tae; Hwang, Si Woo; Son, Chang Young; Lee, Jae-Kon

    2014-09-01

    A low-density duplex steel of Fe-27Mn-12Al-0.8C (density 6.53 g/cm3) was directly quenched to room temperature and ordering treated at 500C and 700C after solution treatment. The heat-treated microstructures and corresponding room-temperature tensile properties were investigated. The ? phase precipitated in austenite in all the cases such that its size became coarser with increasing ordering temperature. Ferrite of the as-quenched steel consisted of the B2 domains and disordered ferrite with uniformly distributed nanosized D03 particles. Ferrite of the 700C ordering steel exhibited basically identical features to the as-quenched steel, but with the coarser B2 domains, finer D03 particles, and less disordered ferrite. By contrast, the D03 domains were mainly observed in ferrite of the 500C ordering steel. The yield strength of the 500C ordering steel was higher than other two steels, which showed the similar yield strengths. The elongation of the as-quenched steel was higher than two ordering-treated steels. Deformation of austenite was manifested by the ? phase shearing by planar gliding dislocations. Intensive interactions of superdislocations were mainly observed in ferrite, depending on the type of the ordered phase. Factors influencing the strength and deformation behavior of the low-density duplex steel were discussed based on observation of deformed microstructure. Overall, the high-Mn/Al duplex steels with the ordered phases exhibit the high specific strength, the low density, and the moderate strain hardening that are suitable for the structural use requiring high strength and light weight.

  5. Microstructures and Mechanical Properties of Nano/Ultrafine-Grained N-Bearing, Low-Ni Austenitic Stainless Steels

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    Saeedipour, S.; Kermanpur, A.; Najafizadeh, A.; Abbasi, M.

    2015-02-01

    The nitrogen (N)-bearing austenitic stainless steels are new materials with interesting mechanical properties such as high strength and ductility, desirable toughness and work hardening, and good corrosion resistance. This work attempted to investigate the effect of N addition from 0.08 to 0.35 wt.% on grain refinement of the 201L austenitic stainless steel using the martensite thermomechanical process. This process was composed of cold rolling up to the thickness reduction of 90 % followed by reversion annealing at 800 C for 60 and 1800 s. It was found that increasing N content resulted in an increase in the austenite grain size for short annealing duration (e.g. 60 s), but caused a decrease in the austenite grain size for long annealing duration (e.g. 1800 s). The smallest austenite grain size of about 150 nm was achieved for the 201L steel containing 0.08 wt.% N after reversion annealing at 800 C for 60 s. The mechanical properties of the reversion-annealed N-bearing steels were enhanced due to both N alloying and grain refinement.

  6. Surface microstructures and antimicrobial properties of copper plasma alloyed stainless steel

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    Zhang, Xiangyu; Huang, Xiaobo; Jiang, Li; Ma, Yong; Fan, Ailan; Tang, Bin

    2011-12-01

    Bacterial adhesion to stainless steel surfaces is one of the major reason causing the cross-contamination and infection in many practical applications. An approach to solve this problem is to enhance the antibacterial properties on the surface of stainless steel. In this paper, novel antibacterial stainless steel surfaces with different copper content have been prepared by a plasma surface alloying technique at various gas pressures. The microstructure of the alloyed surfaces was investigated using glow discharge optical emission spectroscopy (GDOES) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The viability of bacteria attached to the antibacterial surfaces was tested using the spread plate method. The antibacterial mechanism of the alloyed surfaces was studied by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The results indicate that gas pressure has a great influence on the surface elements concentration and the depth of the alloyed layer. The maximum copper concentration in the alloyed surface obtained at the gas pressure of 60 Pa is about 7.1 wt.%. This alloyed surface exhibited very strong antibacterial ability, and an effective reduction of 98% of Escherichia coli (E. coli) within 1 h was achieved by contact with the alloyed surface. The maximum thickness of the copper alloyed layer obtained at 45 Pa is about 6.5 ?m. Although the rate of reduction for E. coli of this alloyed surface was slower than that of the alloyed surface with the copper content about 7.1 wt.% over the first 3 h, few were able to survive more than 12 h and the reduction reached over 99.9%. The XPS analysis results indicated that the copper ions were released when the copper alloyed stainless steel in contact with bacterial solution, which is an important factor for killing bacteria. Based on an overall consideration of bacterial killing rate and durability, the alloyed surface with the copper content of 2.5 wt.% and the thickness of about 6.5 ?m obtained at the gas pressure of 45 Pa is expected to be useful as antimicrobial materials that may have a promising future in antimicrobial applications.

  7. Fracture and strength properties of selected austenitic stainless steels at cryogenic temperatures

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    Read, D. T.; Reed, R. P.

    Austenitic stainless steels have an excellent combination of mechanical and physical properties for load-bearing structures of large superconducting magnets for plasma containment in magnetic fusion experiments. To assess their relative suitability fracture toughness, fatigue crack growth, and tensile properties data for five austenitic steels at 295, 76, and 4 K have been obtained. The steels were AISI 304, 316, 304LN, and 316LN, and an Fe-21cr-12Ni-5Mn alloy with a higher nitrogen content than the other four grades. The two principal findings were the systematic variation of yield strength with nitrogen content and a systematic inverse correlation between fracture toughness and yield strength. Data from previous studies are reviewed which confirm the trends of the present data.

  8. Effect of yttrium addition on the microstructure and mechanical properties of ODS RAF steels

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    Auger, M. A.; de Castro, V.; Leguey, T.; Tarcsio-Costa, J.; Monge, M. A.; Muoz, A.; Pareja, R.

    2014-12-01

    An oxide dispersion strengthened (ODS) alloy with nominal composition Fe-14Cr-2W-0.3Ti-0.24Y (wt.%) was produced by mechanical alloying using elemental powders, and subsequent hot isostatic pressing. The microstructure of the material and characteristics of the oxide particle dispersion were investigated by electron microscopy. The effect of heat treatments on the microhardness and tensile properties at room temperature was also studied. The results show that a fine dispersion of Y-O-rich nanoparticles is achieved, together with larger (Cr, Ti)-rich precipitates. The absence of Ti is apparent in the majority of these nanoparticles, in contrast with reported results for ODS Ti-modified steels processed with Y2O3 addition.

  9. Response of Phase Transformation Inducing Heat Treatments on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Reduced Activation Ferritic-Martensitic Steels of Varying Tungsten Contents

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    Chandravathi, K. S.; Laha, Kinkar; Sasmal, C. S.; Parameswaran, P.; Nandagopal, M.; Tailor, H. M.; Mathew, M. D.; Jayakumar, T.; Rajendra Kumar, E.

    2014-09-01

    Microstructure and mechanical properties of 9Cr-W-0.06Ta Reduced Activation Ferritic-Martensitic (RAFM) steels having various tungsten contents ranging from 1 to 2 wt pct have been investigated on subjecting the steels to isothermal heat treatments for 5 minutes at temperatures ranging from 973 K to 1473 K (700 C to 1200 C) (below Ac1 to above Ac3) followed by oil quenching and tempering at 1033 K (760 C) for 60 minutes. The steels possessed tempered martensite structure at all the heat-treated conditions. Prior-austenitic grain size of the steels was found to decrease on heating in the intercritical temperature range (between Ac1 and Ac3) and at temperatures just above the Ac3 followed by increase at higher heating temperatures. All the steels suffered significant reduction in hardness, tensile, and creep strength on heating in the intercritical temperature range, and the reduction was less for steel having higher tungsten content. Strength of the steels increased on heating above Ac3 and was higher for higher tungsten content. Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) investigations of the steels revealed coarsening of martensitic substructure and precipitates on heating in the intercritical temperature range, and the coarsening was relatively less for higher tungsten content steel, resulting in less reduction in tensile and creep strength on intercritical heating. Tensile and creep strengths of the steels at different microstructural conditions have been rationalized based on the estimated inter-barrier spacing to dislocation motion. The study revealed the uniqueness of inter-barrier spacing to dislocation motion in determining the strength of tempered martensitic steels subjected to different heat treatments.

  10. Mechanical Properties and Microstructural Evolution of Simulated Heat-Affected Zones in Wrought Eglin Steel

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    Leister, Brett M.; DuPont, John N.; Watanabe, Masashi; Abrahams, Rachel A.

    2015-12-01

    A comprehensive study was performed to correlate the mechanical properties and microstructural evolution in the heat-affected zone of Eglin steel. A Gleeble 3500 thermo-mechanical simulator was used to simulate weld thermal cycles with different peak temperatures at a heat input of 1500 J/mm. These samples underwent mechanical testing to determine strength and toughness in the as-welded and post-weld heat-treated conditions. The inter-critical heat-affected zone (HAZ) had the lowest strength following thermal simulation, while the fine-grain and coarse-grain heat-affected zone exhibited increased strength when compared to the inter-critical HAZ. The toughness of the heat-affected zone in the as-simulated condition is lower than that of the base metal in all regions of the HAZ. Post-weld heat treatments (PWHTs) increased the toughness of the HAZ, but at the expense of strength. In addition, certain combinations of PWHTs within specific HAZ regions exhibited low toughness caused by tempered martensite embrittlement or intergranular failure. Synchrotron X-ray diffraction data have shown that Eglin steel has retained austenite in the fine-grain HAZ in the as-simulated condition. In addition, alloy carbides (M23C6, M2C, M7C3) have been observed in the diffraction spectra for the fine-grain and coarse-grain HAZ following a PWHT of 973 K (700 C)/4 hours.

  11. Degradation of mechanical properties of stainless steel cladding due to neutron irradiation and thermal aging

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    Haggag, F.M.

    1994-09-01

    Thermal aging of three-wire series-arc stainless steel weld overlay cladding at 288{degrees}C for 1605 h resulted in an appreciable decrease (16%) in the Charpy V-notch (CVN) upper-shelf energy (USE), but the effect on the 41-J transition temperature shift was very small (3{degrees}C). The combined effect following neutron irradiation at 288{degrees}C to a fluence of 5 X 10{sup 19} neutrons/cm{sup 2} (>1 MeV) was a 22% reduction in the USE and a 29{degrees}C shift in the 41-J transition temperature. The effect of thermal aging on tensile properties was very small. However, the combined effect of irradiation and aging was an increase in the yield strength (6 to 34% at test temperatures from 288 to -125{degrees}C) and no apparent change in ultimate tensile strength or total elongation. Neutron irradiation reduced the initiation fracture toughness (J{sub {kappa}}) much more than did thermal aging alone. However, irradiation slightly decreased the tearing modulus but no reduction was caused by thermal aging alone. The effects of long-term thermal exposure times (20,000 and 50,000 h) will be investigated when the specimens become available. Also, long-term thermal exposure of the three-wire cladding as well as type 308 stainless steel weld materials at 343{degrees}C is in progress.

  12. Tensile Properties and Work Hardening Behavior of Laser-Welded Dual-Phase Steel Joints

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    Farabi, N.; Chen, D. L.; Zhou, Y.

    2012-02-01

    The aim of this investigation was to evaluate the microstructural change after laser welding and its effect on the tensile properties and strain hardening behavior of DP600 and DP980 dual-phase steels. Laser welding led to the formation of martensite and significant hardness rise in the fusion zone because of the fast cooling, but the presence of a soft zone in the heat-affected zone was caused by partial vanishing and tempering of the pre-existing martensite. The extent of softening was much larger in the DP980-welded joints than in the DP600-welded joints. Despite the reduction in ductility, the ultimate tensile strength (UTS) remained almost unchanged, and the yield strength (YS) indeed increased stemming from the appearance of yield point phenomena after welding in the DP600 steel. The DP980-welded joints showed lower YS and UTS than the base metal owing to the appearance of severe soft zone. The YS, UTS, and strain hardening exponent increased slightly with increasing strain rate. While the base metals had multi-stage strain hardening, the welded joints showed only stage III hardening. All the welded joints failed in the soft zone, and the fracture surfaces exhibited characteristic dimple fracture.

  13. An Ultra-low Carbon, Thermomechanically Controlled Processed Microalloyed Steel: Microstructure and Mechanical Properties

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    Shukla, R.; Das, S. K.; Ravi Kumar, B.; Ghosh, S. K.; Kundu, S.; Chatterjee, S.

    2012-12-01

    In the current study, a novel ultra-low carbon, high-molybdenum-bearing microalloyed steel has been thermomechanically processed. Transformation of this steel during continuous cooling has been assessed. Variation in the microstructure and mechanical properties at different finish rolling temperatures has been studied. The average grain size, misorientation of grain boundary, and distribution of ferrite grains have been analyzed by using electron backscatter diffraction. The lower yield strength (251 to 377 MPa) with moderate tensile strength (406 to 506 MPa) along with high ductility (30 to 47 pct) has been achieved in the selected range of finish rolling temperatures. Superior impact toughness value in the range of 153 to 162 J is obtained in the subsize specimen even at subzero temperatures (233 K [-40 C]), which is attributed to fine average ferrite grain size. The acicular ferrite dominated microstructure obtained at the 1023 K (750 C) finish rolling temperature is the most attractive microstructure for pipeline applications due to its excellent combination of strength and toughness.

  14. Investigation on Mechanical Properties of 9%Cr/CrMoV Dissimilar Steels Welded Joint

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    Liu, Xia; Lu, Fenggui; Yang, Renjie; Wang, Peng; Xu, Xiaojin; Huo, Xin

    2015-04-01

    Advanced 9%Cr steel with good heat resistance and CrMoV with good toughness were chosen as candidate materials to fabricate combined rotor for steam turbine operating at over 620 °C. But the great difference in base metals properties presents a challenge in achieving sound defect-free joint with optimal properties in dissimilar welded rotor. In this paper, appropriate selection of filler metal, welding parameters, and post-weld heat treatment was combined to successfully weld 1100-mm-diameter 9%Cr/CrMoV dissimilar experimental rotor through ultra-narrow gap submerge arc welding. Some properties such as hardness, low-cycle fatigue (LCF), and high-cycle fatigue (HCF) combined with microstructural characterization qualify the integrity of the weld. Microstructural analysis indicated the presence of high-temperature tempered martensite as the phase responsible for the improved properties obtained in the weld. The Coffin-Manson parameters were obtained by fitting the data in LCF test, while the conditional fatigue strength was derived from the HCF test based on S-N curve. Analysis of hardness profile showed that the lowest value occurred at heat-affected zone adjacent to base metal which represents the appropriate location of fracture for the samples after LCF and HCF tests.

  15. Evaluation of High Temperature Properties and Microstructural Characterization of Resistance Spot Welded Steel Lap Shear Joints

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    Gupta, R. K.; Anil Kumar, V.; Panicker, Paul G.

    2016-02-01

    Joining of thin sheets (0.5 mm) of stainless steel 304 and 17-4PH through resistance spot welding is highly challenging especially when joint is used for high temperature applications. Various combinations of stainless steel sheets of thickness 0.5 mm are spot welded and tested at room temperature as well as at high temperatures (800 K, 1,000 K, 1,200 K). Parent metal as well as spot welded joints are tested and characterized. It is observed that joint strength of 17-4PH steel is highest and then dissimilar steel joint of 17-4PH with SS-304 is moderate and of SS-304 is lowest at all the temperatures. Joint strength of 17-4PH steel is found to be >80% of parent metal properties up to 1,000 K then drastic reduction in strength is noted at 1,200 K. Gradual reduction in strength of SS-304 joint with increase in temperature from 800 to 1,200 K is noted. At 1,200 K, joint strength of all combinations of joints is found to be nearly same. Microstructural evaluation of weld nugget after testing at different temperatures shows presence of tempered martensite in 17-4PH containing welds and homogenized structure in stainless steel 304 weld.

  16. Corrosion inhibition of stainless steel by a sulfate-reducing bacteria biofilm in seawater

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    Li, Fu-shao; An, Mao-zhong; Duan, Dong-xia

    2012-08-01

    Corrosion inhibition of stainless steel due to a sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB) biofilm in seawater was studied. By atomic force microscopy, a layer of fish-scale-like biofilm was found to form as stainless steel coupons were exposed to the culture media with SRB, and this biofilm grew more and more compact. As a result, coupons' surface under the biofilm turned irregular less slowly than that exposed to the sterilized culture media. Then, physicoelectric characteristics of the electrode/biofilm/solution interface were investigated by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), and the coverage of the biofilm as well as the relative irregularity of coupons' surface was also recorded by EIS spectra. Finally, anodic cyclic polarization results further demonstrated the protective property of the biofilm. Therefore, in estimation of SRB-implicated corrosion of stainless steel, not only the detrimental SRB metabolites but also the protective SRB biofilm as well should be taken into account.

  17. Effect of 0.2 and 0.5% Ti on the microstructure and mechanical properties of 13Cr supermartensitic stainless steel

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    Lian, Yong; Huang, Jinfeng; Zhang, Jin; Zhang, Cheng; Gao, Wen; Zhao, Chao

    2015-11-01

    The effect that a 0, 0.2, and 0.5 wt.% titanium content has on the microstructure and mechanical properties of 13Cr supermartensitic stainless steel was investigated using an optical microscope, transmission electron microscope, and X-ray diffraction. The resultant microstructures of the three steels were tempered martensite with a reversed austenite dispersed throughout the matrix. Additionally, the formation of Cr-rich carbides was suppressed by stable Ti(C, N), which improved the strength without severely decreasing in the Ti-microalloyed steel toughness. Nano-precipitation of Ni3Ti was found for the 0.5 wt.% Ti steel during tempering, which significantly increased the strength, but decreased the toughness. The reversed austenite volume fraction also significantly influenced the mechanical properties.

  18. Microstructure, corrosion and tribological and antibacterial properties of Ti-Cu coated stainless steel.

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    Jin, Xiaomin; Gao, Lizhen; Liu, Erqiang; Yu, Feifei; Shu, Xuefeng; Wang, Hefeng

    2015-10-01

    A Ti-Cu coated layer on 316L stainless steel (SS) was obtained by using the Closed Field Unbalanced Magnetron Sputtering (CFUBMS) system to improve antibacterial activity, corrosion and tribological properties. The microstructure and phase constituents of Ti-Cu coated layer were characterized by using X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and glow discharge optical emission spectrometry (GDOES). The corrosion and tribological properties of a stainless steel substrate, SS316L, when coated with Ti-Cu were investigated in a simulated body fluid (SBF) environment. The viability of bacteria attached to the antibacterial surface was tested using the spread plate method. The results indicate that the Ti-Cu coated SS316L could achieve a higher corrosion polarization resistance and a more stable corrosion potential in an SBF environment than the uncoated SS316L substrate. The desirable corrosion protection performance of Ti-Cu may be attributable to the formation of a Ti-O passive layer on the coating surface, protecting the coating from further corrosion. The Ti-Cu coated SS316L also exhibited excellent wear resistance and chemical stability during the sliding tests against Si3N4 balls in SBF environment. Moreover, the Ti-Cu coatings exhibited excellent antibacterial abilities, where an effective reduction of 99.9% of Escherichia coli (E.coli) within 12h was achieved by contact with the modified surface, which was attributed to the release of copper ions when the Ti-Cu coatings are in contact with bacterial solution. PMID:26093948

  19. Fracture toughness and tensile properties of nano-structured ferritic steel 12YWT

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    Sokolov, M. A.; Hoelzer, D. T.; Stoller, R. E.; McClintock, D. A.

    2007-08-01

    The oxide dispersion strengthened (ODS) steels are being developed and investigated for fission and fusion structural applications in Japan, Europe, and the United States. In this paper, the fracture toughness and tensile properties of an ODS steel with nominal composition Fe-12Cr-2.5W-0.4Ti-0.25Y 2O 3 (designated 12YWT) were investigated and compared to commercial reduced-activation ferritic/martensitic (RAFM) steels. Small, 1.6-mm thick and 3.2-mm wide, 3-point bend specimens were used for fracture toughness characterization of this steel. Specimens were fatigue pre-cracked to initial crack length ( a) to width ( W) ratio of 0.45 and tested quasi-statically in the temperature range from -50 C to 550 C. Specimens tested up to 50 C exhibited elastic-plastic cleavage fracture that was typical for the transition region in ferritic steels. The master curve transition temperature, T0, for the 12YWT alloy was determined to be 102 C. Specimens tested at 100 C and higher exhibited ductile stable crack growth. In these cases, the J-integral at the onset of stable crack growth ( JIc) was determined from the J- R curves. Their equivalent values in terms of stress intensity factor, K, were about 93 MPa?m at 100 C and decreased to 53 MPa?m at 550 C. This study showed that oxide dispersion strengthening resulted in significant decreases in the toughness properties compared to commercial RAFM steels, although appreciable level of toughness was still retained. Tensile tests were performed at temperatures between room temperature and 800 C. As expected, this material exhibited very high yield strength, 1300 MPa, at room temperature. For comparison, the yield strength of commercial RAFM steels is about 550 MPa. Yield strength of 12YWT decreases as test temperature increases and at 800 C it is about 323 MPa.

  20. Low cycle fatigue properties of a reduced activation Cr?Mn austenitic stainless steel

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    Marchionni, M.; Boerman, D. J.

    1996-02-01

    The low cycle fatigue properties of a newly developed low activation austenitic stainless steel, the IF-B alloy for fusion reactor first wall components, have been determined at 450C. The results are analysed and compared with those of AISI 316L and AMCR-0033 alloys. The fatigue life of the IF-B alloy is better than AISI 316L below a total strain range of 1.5% and better than AMCR-0033 in the whole testing range. The presence of a marked strain hardening is observed which saturates at different values of stress and number of cycles depending on the total strain range imposed. The analysis of fracture surfaces by scanning electron microscopy shows that crack initiation occurs on the surface of the specimens and propagates in the transgranular mode with the presence of fatigue striations.

  1. Determination of mechanical and fracture properties of laser beam welded steel joints

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    Cam, G.; Kocak, M.; Erim, S.; Yeni, C.

    1999-06-01

    In the present work, two similar joints, namely, ferritic-ferritic and austenitic-austenitic and one dissimilar ferritic-austenitic joint were produced with a CO{sub 2} laser using 6-mm-thick steel plates. In addition to the testing of flat microtensile specimens, the mechanical properties were examined by microhardness survey and conventional transverse and round tensile specimens. The results of the microtensile specimens were compared with standard round tensile specimens, and this clearly showed the suitability of the microtensile specimen technique for such joints. The crack tip opening displacement (CTOD) tests were also performed to determine the fracture toughness of the LB welds using three-point bend specimens. The effect of strength heterogeneity (mismatching) across the weld joint and at the vicinity of the crack tip on the CTOD fracture toughness values was also discussed.

  2. Antimicrobial and osteogenic properties of silver-ion-implanted stainless steel.

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    Qin, Hui; Cao, Huiliang; Zhao, Yaochao; Jin, Guodong; Cheng, Mengqi; Wang, Jiaxin; Jiang, Yao; An, Zhiquan; Zhang, Xianlong; Liu, Xuanyong

    2015-05-27

    Prevention of implant loosening and infection is crucial to orthopedic and dental surgeries. In this work, the surface of stainless steel (SS) was modified by silver-sourced plasma immersion ion implantation (Ag-PIII). Metallic silver nanoparticles with various diameters and distributions were fabricated on the SS surfaces after treatment with Ag-PIII for 0.5 and 1.5 h, respectively. The osteogenic activity and antimicrobial properties of SS before and after Ag-PIII treatment were evaluated using in vitro and in vivo tests. The results demonstrated that Ag-PIII treatment not only promoted the antibacterial activity of SS but also enhanced the osteogenic differentiation of human bone marrow stromal cells. PMID:25952114

  3. Tensile and transient burst properties of advanced ferritic/martensitic steel claddings after neutron irradiation

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    Yano, Y.; Yoshitake, T.; Yamashita, S.; Akasaka, N.; Onose, S.; Takahashi, H.

    2007-08-01

    The effects of fast neutron irradiation on tensile and transient burst properties of advanced ferritic/martensitic steel claddings for fast breeder reactors were investigated. Specimens were irradiated in the experimental fast reactor JOYO using the material irradiation rig at temperatures between 773 and 1013 K to fast neutron doses ranging from 11 to 102 dpa. The post-irradiation tensile and temperature-transient-to-burst tests were carried out. The results of mechanical tests showed that there was no significant degradation in tensile and transient burst strengths after neutron irradiation below 873 K. This was attributed to grain boundary strengthening caused by precipitates that preferentially formed on prior-austenite grain boundaries. Both strengths at neutron irradiation above about 903 K up to 102 dpa decreased due to radiation enhanced recovery of lath martensite structures and recrystallization.

  4. Influence of explosive density on mechanical properties of high manganese steel explosion hardened

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    Hu, Xiaoyan; Shen, Zhaowu; Liu, Yingbin; Liu, Tiansheng; Wang, Fengying

    2013-12-01

    The explosion hardening tests of high manganese steel were carried out by using two kinds of explosives of the same composition but different density, respectively. The detonation velocities were tested and the relevant mechanical properties were studied. The results show that the stronger single impulse acting on the specimen, the more hardness of surface increases and the more impact toughness decreases. Compared with the explosive of 1.48 g/cm3 density, the hardness, elongation rate, and impact toughness of the sample for triple explosion with explosive of 1.38 g/cm3 density are larger at the same hardening depth. In addition, the tensile strength of the sample for triple explosion with density of 1.38 g/cm3 is higher from the surface to 15 mm below the surface hardened.

  5. Effect of sintering atmosphere on properties of porous stainless steel for biomedical applications.

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    Dudek, Agata; Włodarczyk, Renata

    2013-01-01

    This study discusses manufacturing of metallic biomaterials by means of powder metallurgy with consideration for their unquestionable advantages, i.e. opportunities of obtaining materials with controllable porosity. The paper focuses on properties of 316 L stainless steel obtained using the method of powder metallurgy with respect to compacting pressure and sintering atmosphere. All the specimens were compacted at 700, 400 and 225 MPa, and sintered at 1250 °C. In order to analyze the sintering atmosphere, three different media were used: dissociated ammonia, hydrogen and vacuum. The study covered sintering density, porosity, microstructure analysis and corrosion resistance. The proposed method of powder metallurgy allowed for obtaining materials with predictable size and distribution of pores, depending on the parameters of sinter preparation (compaction force, sinter atmosphere). High corrosion resistance of the materials (sintering in the atmosphere of hydrogen and in vacuum) and high porosity in the sinters studied offer opportunities for using them for medical purposes. PMID:25428092

  6. Enhanced Mechanical Properties of a Hot-Stamped Advanced High-Strength Steel via Tempering Treatment

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    Naderi, M.; Abbasi, M.; Saeed-Akbari, A.

    2013-04-01

    The hot stamping process has an extensive range of applications due to its advantages over the traditionally used stamping techniques developed in the past. To enhance the mechanical properties of the indirectly hot-stamped parts, the quenching and partitioning (Q&P) process has been recently applied on boron-alloyed steel. In the current research, it was observed that the tempering treatment on the directly hot-stamped boron steel resulted in better mechanical properties and higher formability index compared with the reported results using the Q&P process. The nano-carbide formation and the dislocation annihilation during the tempering treatment were suggested as the evident reasons for the occurrence of the mentioned robust properties. The ease of the practical implementation of the tempering route together with the markedly enhanced mechanical properties of the tempered parts make the suggested method privileged. Additionally, the variations in the yield strength before and after tempering were quantitatively evaluated.

  7. Effect of Zr, Nb and Ti addition on injection molded 316L stainless steel for bio-applications: Mechanical, electrochemical and biocompatibility properties.

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    Gulsoy, H Ozkan; Pazarlioglu, Serdar; Gulsoy, Nagihan; Gundede, Busra; Mutlu, Ozal

    2015-11-01

    The research investigated the effect of Zr, Nb and Ti additions on mechanical, electrochemical properties and biocompatibility of injection molded 316L stainless steel. Addition of elemental powder is promoted to get high performance of sintered 316L stainless steels. The amount of additive powder plays a role in determining the sintered microstructure and all properties. In this study, 316L stainless steel powders used with the elemental Zr, Nb and Ti powders. A feedstock containing 62.5 wt% powders loading was molded at different injection molded temperature. The binders were completely removed from molded components by solvent and thermal debinding at different temperatures. The debinded samples were sintered at 1350C for 60 min. Mechanical, electrochemical property and biocompatibility of the sintered samples were performed mechanical, electrochemical, SBF immersion tests and cell culture experiments. Results of study showed that sintered 316L and 316L with additives samples exhibited high corrosion properties and biocompatibility in a physiological environment. PMID:26275484

  8. Microstructure, Texture, and Mechanical Property Analysis of Gas Metal Arc Welded AISI 304 Austenitic Stainless Steel

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    Saha, Saptarshi; Mukherjee, Manidipto; Pal, Tapan Kumar

    2015-03-01

    The present study elaborately explains the effect of welding parameters on the microstructure, texture, and mechanical properties of gas metal arc welded AISI 304 austenitic stainless steel sheet (as received) of 4 mm thickness. The welded joints were prepared by varying welding speed (WS) and current simultaneously at a fixed heat input level using a 1.2-mm-diameter austenitic filler metal (AISI 316L). The overall purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of the variation of welding conditions on: (i) Microstructural constituents using optical microscope and transmission electron microscope; (ii) Micro-texture evolution, misorientation distributions, and grain boundaries at welded regions by measuring the orientation data from electron back scattered diffraction; and (iii) Mechanical properties such as hardness and tensile strength, and their correlation with the microstructure and texture. It has been observed that the higher WS along with the higher welding current (weld metal W1) can enhance weld metal mechanical properties through alternation in microstructure and texture of the weld metal. Higher δ-ferrite formation and high-angle boundaries along with the <101> + <001> grain growth direction of the weld metal W1 were responsible for dislocation pile-ups, SFs, deformation twinning, and the induced martensite with consequent strain hardening during tensile deformation. Also, fusion boundary being the weakest link in the welded structure, failure took place mainly at this region.

  9. A mechanical property and stress corrosion evaluation of Custom 455 stainless steel alloy

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    Montano, J. W.

    1972-01-01

    The mechanical and stress corrosion properties are presented of vacuum melted Custom 455 stainless steel alloy bar (1.0-inch diameter) and sheet (0.083-inch thick) material aged at 950 F, 1000 F, and 1050 F. Low temperature mechanical properties were determined at temperatures of 80 F, 0 F, -100 F, and -200 F. For all three aging treatments, the ultimate tensile and 0.2 percent offset yield strengths increased with decreasing test temperatures while the elongation held fairly constant down to -100 F and decreased at -200 F. Reduction in Area decreased moderately with decreasing temperature for the longitudinal round (0.250-inch diameter) specimens. Notched tensile strength and charpy V-notched impact strength decreased with decreasing test temperature. For all three aging treatments, no failures were observed in the unstressed specimens or the specimens stressed to 50, 75, and 100 percent of their yield strengths for 180 days of alternate immersion testing in a 3.5 percent NaCl solution. As indicated by the results of tensile tests performed after alternate immersion testing, the mechanical properties of Custom 455 alloy were not affected by stress or exposure under the conditions of the evaluation.

  10. Tribological properties and surface structures of ion implanted 9Cr18Mo stainless steels

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    Fengbin, Liu; Guohao, Fu; Yan, Cui; Qiguo, Sun; Min, Qu; Yi, Sun

    2013-07-01

    The polished quenched-and-tempered 9Cr18Mo steels were implanted with N ions and Ti ions respectively at a fluence of 2 1017 ions/cm2. The mechanical properties of the samples were investigated by using nanoindenter and tribometer. The results showed that the ion implantations would improve the nanohardness and tribological property, especially N ion implantation. The surface analysis of the implanted samples was carried out by using XRD, XPS and AES. It indicated that the surface exhibits graded layers after ion implantation. For N ion implantation, the surface about 20 nm thickness is mainly composed of supersaturated interstitial N solid solution, oxynitrides, CrxCy phase and metal nitrides. In the subsurface region, the metal nitrides dominate and the other phases disappear. For Ti ion implantation, the surface of about 20 nm thickness is mainly composed of titanium oxides and carbon amorphous phase, the interstitial solid solution of Ti in Fe is abundant in the subsurface region. The surface components and structures have significant contributions to the improved mechanical properties.

  11. Non-destructive electromagnetic-acoustic evaluation methods of anisotropy and elastic properties in structural alloy steel rolled products

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    Muraviev, V. V.; Muravieva, O. V.; Gabbasova, M. A.

    2015-10-01

    Application opportunities of acoustic structural analysis methods for evaluation of elastic properties and anisotropy by the example of cold-rolled sheets and spring steel rods are presented. Methods are based on application of non-contact electromagnetic-acoustic transducers of encircling and laid-on types developed by the authors and measurements of volume, Rayleigh and Lamb waves parameters. The methods developed can be used as a research tool of material structural analysis, anisotropy of properties when choosing heat treatment techniques and conditions, under intensive plastic deformation and other external energy deposition, including non-conventional material production with hierarchy structure and development of new technologies and safe constructions.

  12. Effects of alloying elements on the mechanical properties and corrosion behaviors of 2205 duplex stainless steels

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    Liou, Horng-Yih; Tsai, Wen-Ta; Pan, Yeong-Tsuen; Hsieh, Rong-Iuan

    2001-04-01

    The effects of alloying elements on the microstructure, mechanical properties, and corrosion behaviors of duplex stainless steels (DSSs) have been investigated in this study. Experimental alloys were prepared by varying the concentrations of the constituent elements in DSSs. Hot ductility test, tensile test, charpy impact test, and corrosion test were performed to evaluate the properties of the experimental alloys. The results showed that the extent of edge cracking of DSSs increased with the increasing value of the crack sensitivity index (CSI). The higher the hot ductility index (HDI) was, the better the hot ductility of DSSs achieved. Austenite ( ?) stabilizer generally caused a decrease in the strength and an increase in the charpy impact absorbed energy of the stainless steel. On the contrary, ferrite ( ?) former exerted its beneficial effect on the strength but became detrimental to the toughness of DSSs. The presences of sulfur and boron also caused a decrease in the impact energy, but nitrogen and carbon hardly affected the toughness within the concentration range tested in this study. The value of pitting nucleation potential ( E np ) of different nitrogen contents in 3.5 wt.% NaCl solution at room temperature was almost the same, but the value of pitting protection potential ( E pp ) among these alloys was increased with increasing the content of nitrogen. The susceptibility to stress corrosion cracking (SCC) of DSSs was high when tested in boiling 45 wt.% MgCl2 solution. On the other hand, the time to failure of the experimental steels in 40 wt.% CaCl2 solution at 100 C was longer than that in MgCl2 solution. Nitrogen could affect the SCC behavior of DSSs in CaCl2 solution through the combinative effects by varying the pitting resistance and the slip step dissolution. An optimum nitrogen (N) content of 0.15 wt.% was found where the highest SCC resistance could be obtained. Although ? phase exhibited better resistance to SCC, cracks were found to penetrate through ? and ? grains or to propagate along the ?/? interface. As a result, a mixed transgranular plus intergranular mode of fracture surface was observed.

  13. Effects of sour crude oil on fatigue properties of steel plates for shipbuilding

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    Ouchi, H.; Kobayashi, J.; Ishikawa, T.; Takezawa, H.; Ebara, R.; Yamada, Y.

    1994-12-31

    The concentration of diffusible hydrogen introduced into steel was measured, and fatigue crack growth tests and fatigue life tests were carried out in sour crude oil containing a high concentration of hydrogen sulfide and under electrolytic hydrogen-charging conditions in neutral solution, using a high strength steel produced by the thermo-mechanical control process (TMCP) and a mild steel which are steels for hull plates. Comparison of the results demonstrated that a very small amount of hydrogen such as that introduced into steel from sour crude oil under atmospheric pressure accelerated the fatigue crack growth in the high {Delta}K regime and shortened the fatigue life in the high stress range region, but did not shorten the fatigue life in the low stress region. The electrolytic hydrogen-charging condition appeared to be appropriate as a fatigue-crack-growth test environment to simulate sour crude oil. The deterioration of fatigue characteristics of the TMCP high strength steel was similar with that of the mild steel.

  14. Effect of tempering on the microstructure, electrical, and magnetic properties of Eurofer-97 steel

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    Sandim, M. J. R.; Farro, F. U.; Oliveira, V. B.; Bredda, E. H.; Santos, A. D.; dos Santos, C. A. M.; Sandim, H. R. Z.

    2015-06-01

    Reduced-activation ferritic-martensitic Eurofer-97 steel is a potential candidate for structural application in future nuclear fusion reactors. Samples of Eurofer-97 steel were cold rolled to 80% reduction in thickness, austenitized at 1050 and 1150 C for 30 min and tempered at several temperatures up to 800 C for 2 h each. The microstructural characterization of the samples was performed using Vickers microhardness testing and electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD). Electrical resistivity and coercive field measurements were also performed to follow microstructural changes during isothermal tempering. Results were discussed with focus on the precipitation of MX and M23C6 carbides and related changes in these properties.

  15. Structural and mechanical properties of welded joints of reduced activation martensitic steels

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    Filacchioni, G.; Montanari, R.; Tata, M. E.; Pilloni, L.

    2002-12-01

    Gas tungsten arc welding and electron beam welding methods were used to realise welding pools on plates of reduced activation martensitic steels. Structural and mechanical features of these simulated joints have been investigated in as-welded and post-welding heat-treated conditions. The research allowed to assess how each welding technique affects the original mechanical properties of materials and to find suitable post-welding heat treatments. This paper reports results from experimental activities on BATMAN II and F82H mod. steels carried out in the frame of the European Blanket Project - Structural Materials Program.

  16. Effects of mechanical alloying time on microstructure and properties of 9Cr-ODS steels

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    Xie, Rui; Lu, Zheng; Lu, Chenyang; Liu, Chunming

    2014-12-01

    Pre-alloyed powders of oxide dispersion strengthened (ODS) steels were produced by atomization. The atomized powders without mechanical alloying (MA) and with short-time MA were consolidated by hot isostatic pressing (HIP). The morphology and microstructure of the atomized and the MA powders were studied by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The microstructure of 9Cr-ODS steels with different MA time was characterized by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) and atom probe tomography (APT). The results showed that high-density of nanosized precipitates and ultrafine grains are formed in the ODS steels using the processing route, which remarkably reduce MA time. The yield strength and ultimate tensile strength of ODS steels are improved with the increase of MA time.

  17. Evolution of mechanical properties of M50 bearing steel due to rolling contact fatigue

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    Allison, Bryan D.

    Current bearing life models significantly under predict the life of bearings made of modern ultra-clean steels. New life models that include the constitutive response of the material are needed. However, the constitutive response of bearing steel is known to change during bearing operation. In the current study, the evolution of the mechanical properties of M50 bearing steel due to rolling contact fatigue (RCF) was investigated. A combination of M50 balls and rods were subjected to RCF testing under various conditions (e.g. number of RCF cycles, applied Hertzian stress, and interacting material). Additionally, some of the balls tested went through a proprietary mechanical process to induce compressive residual stresses over the first several hundred microns into the depth of the ball prior to RCF testing. After RCF testing, the specimens were subjected to a number of tests. First, the residual stresses within the subsurface RCF affected region were measured via x-ray diffraction. The residual stresses within the mechanically processed (MP) balls were found to not significantly change due to RCF, while a linear relationship was found between the maximum residual stress with the RCF affected zone and the Hertzian stress for the unprocessed balls. Then, the specimens were sectioned, polished, and chemically etched to study the evolution of the microstructure due to RCF. A similar relationship was found between the size of the dark etching region (DER) and the Hertzian stress. Formation of a light etching region (LER) is demonstrated to not correlate with a decrease in material strength and hardness, but it does serve as a predictor for failure due to spall. Micro-indentation was performed within subsurface to estimate the local yield stress. Micro-indentation is not able to provide information about the stress-strain response, only the yield strength. Hence, a novel method to extract and test miniature compression specimens from within the RCF affected regions of balls after RCF was developed. Using this method, it is possible to determine the full stress-strain response of material after material that has undergone RCF. The micro-hardness of the material within the RCF affected region was found to increase by nearly 10% and yield strength increased 13% when high contact stress levels were employed in fatigue experiments. It was demonstrated that the number of cycles does contribute to hardness increase, but the applied Hertzian stress is the dominant factor. Mechanical processing was found to significantly retard the rate of mechanical property evolution, implying that it would also significantly improve the life. Similarly, it was observed that the rate of hardening is slower when silicon nitride is used to interact with the M50 specimen than another M50 component. This supports the idea that hybrid bearings last longer than more traditional all-steel bearings. Finally, an empirical model of the evolution of the constitutive response of the bearing material within the RCF affected region was developed based on the results of these analyses. This model can be used to predict the constitutive response of the material within the RCF affected region of an M50 steel ball, given the initial hardness, number of RCF cycles, and applied Hertzian stress. Further, it is now possible to solve the local yield strength as a function of depth within the RCF affected region given these same parameters.

  18. Diffusion of Aluminum Into Steel Substrates By Means Of Hot Dip Aluminizing

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    Husain, Hishamuddin Hj.; Razak Daud, Abdul; Daud, Muhamad

    2010-01-05

    Surface coating is an efficient and economical method to obtain desirable material surfaces properties. As compared to other coating techniques, hot dip coating can be considered as the most economical way to protect steel surfaces. Hot dip aluminizing technique was investigated in this study. Experiments have been conducted on the mild steel substrates with 10 mm diameter. The substrates were dipped into the molten aluminum maintained at temperature 750 deg. C for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 minutes. Optical microscopy, scanning electron microscope and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy were used in this investigation. From the microstructure observation, it showed the appearance of intermetallic layer covered by the top layer of Al on the mild steel substrate increased with the increase in dipping time. The result of EDX analysis revealed the existence of Fe and Al in form of new Al-Fe phase. This indicated the possible formation of the intermetallic layers.

  19. Formation of Wear Resistant Steel Surfaces by Plasma Immersion Ion Implantation

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    Maendl, S.; Rauschenbach, B.

    2003-08-26

    Plasma immersion ion implantation (PIII) is a versatile and fast method for implanting energetic ions into large and complex shaped three-dimensional objects where the ions are accelerated by applying negative high voltage pulses to a substrate immersed in a plasma. As the line-of-sight restrictions of conventional implanters are circumvented, it results in a fast and cost-effective technology. Implantation of nitrogen at 30 - 40 keV at moderate temperatures of 200 - 400 deg. C into steel circumvents the diminishing thermal nitrogen activation encountered, e.g., in plasma nitriding in this temperature regime, thus enabling nitriding of additional steel grades. Nitride formation and improvement of the mechanical properties after PIII are presented for several steel grades, including AISI 316Ti (food industry), AISI D2 (used for bending tools) and AISI 1095 (with applications in the textile industry)

  20. Formation of Wear Resistant Steel Surfaces by Plasma Immersion Ion Implantation

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    Mndl, S.; Rauschenbach, B.

    2003-08-01

    Plasma immersion ion implantation (PIII) is a versatile and fast method for implanting energetic ions into large and complex shaped three-dimensional objects where the ions are accelerated by applying negative high voltage pulses to a substrate immersed in a plasma. As the line-of-sight restrictions of conventional implanters are circumvented, it results in a fast and cost-effective technology. Implantation of nitrogen at 30 - 40 keV at moderate temperatures of 200 - 400 C into steel circumvents the diminishing thermal nitrogen activation encountered, e.g., in plasma nitriding in this temperature regime, thus enabling nitriding of additional steel grades. Nitride formation and improvement of the mechanical properties after PIII are presented for several steel grades, including AISI 316Ti (food industry), AISI D2 (used for bending tools) and AISI 1095 (with applications in the textile industry).

  1. Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Mn-Containing Maraging Steels

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    Hamed Zargari, Habib; Hossein Nedjad, Syamak

    2015-09-01

    An attempt to the modification of the microstructure and mechanical properties of affordable, Mn-containing maraging alloys is reported. These alloys have demonstrated strong age hardening but suffered with premature intergranular brittleness despite their potential applications in tooling, dies, and machinery industries. An Fe-10Ni-6Mo-3Mn-1Ti (wt.%) alloy was prepared by vacuum melting and processed by homogenization (1250 °C/48 h), cold rolling, solution annealing (950 °C/1 h), and aging treatments (500 °C/4 h). It presented tensile strength of about 2.65 GPa, a few percent of tensile elongation and a mixed ductile-brittle fracture mode. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) revealed the precipitation of a nearly spherical phase. Crystal symmetry of the second phase precipitates was identified hexagonal close-packed corresponding reasonably to the Fe2Mo Laves phase having lattice parameters of a = 0.4745 and c = 0.7754 nm. Precipitation of a Mo-enriched second-phase particle was occasionally found at prior austenite grain boundaries but the pronounced grain boundary precipitation was never identified. Energy-filtering transmission electron microscopy using the Mo-M4,5 post edge revealed remarkable segregation of Mo at grain boundaries.

  2. Residual stresses and microstructure of H13 steel formed by combining two different direct fabrication methods

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    Maziasz, P.J.; Payzant, E.A.; Schlienger, M.E.; McHugh, K.M.

    1998-10-13

    Direct fabrication (DF) of tool and die steels by rapid solidification techniques can produce near-net-shape parts and components with unique properties, and without the distortions caused by conventional normalizing and tempering heat-treatments. When combined with sophisticated 3-dimensional computer control to build complex solid metallic shapes, one has the capability of using DF for rapid prototyping. Spray forming using a circular converging/diverging atomizer is a DF process being developed at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) for rapid manufacturing of tool and die steels like H-13. Laser Engineered Net Shaping (LENS{trademark}) is a DF process being developed at Sandia National laboratory (SNL). LENS involves laser-processing fine powder metal sprays into complex, fully-dense 3-dimensional shapes with fine-detail control that would allow rapid prototyping of tools or dies. One logical combination of the two processes is to combine spray forming to replicate most of the die surface and backing, and then t o build other die-surface fine-features with LENS. Premium H-13 steel was used because it belongs to the widely used group of hot-work steels that have good resistance to heat, pressure and abrasion for metal-forging and aluminum die-casting applications. The microstructure and residual stresses that exist across the interface of a composite metal produced by these two DF methods are critical parameters in producing crack-free components with functional properties. The purpose of this work is to combine unique neutron-diffraction facilities at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) for measuring bulk residual stresses with these two different DF processes to characterize LENS deposits of H-13 steel made on a spray-formed base of that same steel.

  3. Multilayered titanium-steel composite produced by explosive welding

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    Malyutina, Yu. N.; Skorohod, K. A.; Shevtsova, K. E.; Chesnokova, A. V.

    2015-10-01

    Multilayered titanium-steel composite consisting of alternating high-strength and ductile metallic materials were produced by explosive welding. Different types of weld joints formed in the composite were recognized by methods of microstructural analysis. Wave-shaped and flat geometry of welds are typical of steel and titanium layers, respectively. Structural features such as lack of penetration, shear bands, recrystallized metals and martensitic structure were detected in the vortex and weld-adjacent zones of impacted materials. The impact strength of the layered composite was 65% higher as compared to that of VT23 titanium alloy. A favorable role of interlayers in the multilayered composite has been confirmed by toughness tests.

  4. Predictions of the Mechanical Properties and Microstructure Evolution of High Strength Steel in Hot Stamping

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    Cui, Junjia; Lei, Chengxi; Xing, Zhongwen; Li, Chunfeng; Ma, Shumei

    2012-11-01

    Hot stamping is an innovative operation in metal-forming processes which virtually avoids the cracking and wrinkling of high strength steel (HSS) sheets. Examining the phase transformation and mechanical properties of HSS by means of experiments is challenging. In this article, a numerical model of the hot stamping process including forming, quenching, and air cooling was developed to reveal the microstructure evolution and to predict the final mechanical properties of hot-stamped components after multi-process cycles. The effects of the number of process cycles and the holding times on the temperature of HSS were examined using the model. The microstructure evolution of HSS under variable holding times is illustrated. The mechanical properties, particularly hardness and tensile strength, were predicted. It was found that the martensitic content increased with increasing holding time, and the martensitic content of the formed component at the flange and end was higher than for the sidewall, and lowest for the bottom. The hardness trend was consistent with the martensitic content. After six process cycles, the predictive errors of the model for hardness and tensile strength were acceptable for practical applications in engineering. Comparison between the predicted results and the experiment results showed that the developed model was reliable.

  5. GASEOUS HYDROGEN EFFECTS ON THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF CARBON AND LOW ALLOY STEELS (U)

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    Lam, P

    2006-06-08

    This report is a compendium of sets of mechanical properties of carbon and low alloy steels following the short-term effects of hydrogen exposure. The property sets include the following: Yield Strength; Ultimate Tensile Strength; Uniform Elongation; Reduction of Area; Threshold Cracking, K{sub H} or K{sub th}; Fracture Toughness (K{sub IC}, J{sub IC}, and/or J-R Curve); and Fatigue Crack Growth (da/dN). These properties are drawn from literature sources under a variety of test methods and conditions. However, the collection of literature data is by no means complete, but the diversity of data and dependency of results in test method is sufficient to warrant a design and implementation of a thorough test program. The program would be needed to enable a defensible demonstration of structural integrity of a pressurized hydrogen system. It is essential that the environmental variables be well-defined (e.g., the applicable hydrogen gas pressure range and the test strain rate) and the specimen preparation be realistically consistent (such as the techniques to charge hydrogen and to maintain the hydrogen concentration in the specimens).

  6. Effect of crystalline grain structures on the mechanical properties of twinning-induced plasticity steel

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    Wang, Kun; Wang, Dan; Han, Fusheng

    2016-02-01

    In order to improve the mechanical properties of twinning-induced plasticity steel, the grain morphology was tailored by different solidification technologies combined with deformation and heat treatment processing routes. Three typical grain morphologies, i.e., equiaxed, columnar as well as equiaxed/columnar grains were formed, and their mechanical behaviors were comparatively studied. Among the three materials, the equiaxed grain material exhibited the highest strength but the lowest plasticity. Depending on the grain size, the smaller the grain size, the higher the strength, but the lower the elongation. The columnar grain material possessed the most excellent plasticity but the weakest strength. These properties presented a non-monotonic dependence on the dendrite spacing, and the moderate spacing resulted in the optimum combination of strength and plasticity. The equiaxed/columnar grain coexisted material showed interesting properties, i.e., the strength and plasticity were just between those of single grain-shaped materials. The three materials also presented different strain hardening behaviors particularly in the uniform deformation stage. The equiaxed grain material showed a constant strain hardening rate, while the columnar grain and equiaxed/columnar grain materials showed a progressively increasing rate with increasing the true strain.

  7. Effects of heat treatment on microstructure and mechanical properties of Ni60/h-BN self-lubricating anti-wear composite coatings on 304 stainless steel by laser cladding

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    Lu, Xiao-Long; Liu, Xiu-Bo; Yu, Peng-Cheng; Zhai, Yong-Jie; Qiao, Shi-Jie; Wang, Ming-Di; Wang, Yong-Guang; Chen, Yao

    2015-11-01

    Laser clad Ni60/h-BN self-lubricating anti-wear composite coating on 304 stainless steel were heat treated at 600 °C (stress relief annealing) for 1 h and 2 h, respectively. Effects of the phase compositions, microstructure, microhardness, nano-indentation and tribological properties of the composite coatings with and without heat treatment had been investigated systemically. Results indicated that three coatings mainly consist of the matrix γ-(Ni, Fe) solid solution, the CrB ceramic phases and the h-BN lubricating phases. The maximum microhardness of the coatings was first increased from 667.7 HV0.5 to 765.0 HV0.5 after heat treatment for 1 h, and then decreased to 698.3 HV0.5 after heat treatment for 2 h. The hardness of γ-(Ni, Fe) solid solution without heat treatment and after heat treatment 1 h and 2 h were 5.09 GPa, 7.20 GPa and 3.77 GPa, respectively. Compared with the coating without heat treatment, the friction coefficients of the coating after heat treatment were decreased obviously. Effects of the heat treatment time on friction coefficient were negligible, but were significant on wear volume loss. Comparatively speaking, the laser clad self-lubricating anti-wear composite coating after heat treatment for 1 h presented the best anti-wear and friction reduction properties.

  8. Paediatric electrical burn: outlet injury caused by steel chopstick misuse.

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    Lee, Jong-wook; Jang, Young-chul; Oh, Suk-joon

    2004-05-01

    Electrical burn in children in compared with adults is rare due to less chance of exposure to electricity. Although studies have been reported regarding pediatric electrical injury, there are no reports concerning outlet injury, especially those suffered by placing a steel chopstick as conducting material into the wall socket. Steel chopsticks are widely used for eating food in Korea. Children have sometimes injured themselves by inserting these into wall sockets (220 V). A retrospective study was conducted to obtain information about the characteristics of pediatric electrical injury resulting from steel chopstick misuse between January 1996 to June 2002. A total of 57 children with outlet injury were involved. Wounds were multiple and localized within the hand. The prevalent age was about 3 years old. The children studied with low voltage minor electrical injuries were deeply injured, had a high operation rate and remarkable sequelae, although wounds were small and localized. PMID:15082352

  9. Prevention of ductility loss in hydrogen-charged steel by gamma-ray irradiation

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    Miki, T.; Ikeya, M.; Touge, M.

    1984-11-01

    Hydrogen is known as a constituent which degrades the mechanical properties of metals and alloys, particularly their ductility. The degradation of mechanical properties, called hydrogen embrittlement, is a serious problem in metals and alloys under a hydrogen environment, e.g., pickling, welding, plating, etc. Although many researches have been made to clarify the nature and the mechanism of hydrogen embrittlement in steels (1), little has been reported on the method of prevention of hydrogen embrittlement except for works by Pressouyre and Bernstein (2,3). They showed that the susceptibility of ferrous alloys to hydrogen embrittlement is reduced by addition of titanium. Recently, we found that hydrogen in stainless steels is outgassed upon exposure to ionizing radiation (4-7). Therefore, hydrogen embrittlement in steels is expected to be influenced by ionizing radiation. This study was undertaken to determine the extent of prevension of hydrogen embrittlement by examining the effect of gammairradiation on the ductility in a low carbon steel electrolytically charged with hydrogen.

  10. Experimental Study on Dynamic Mechanical Properties of 30CrMnSiNi2A Steel.

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    Huang, Fenglei; Yao, Wei; Wu, Haijun; Zhang, Liansheng

    2009-06-01

    Under dynamic conditions, the strain-rate dependence of material response and high levels of hydrostatic pressure cause the material behavior to be significantly different from what is observed under quasi-static condition. The curves of stress and strain of 30CrMnSiNi2A steel in different strain rates are obtained with SHPB experiments. Metallographic analyses show that 30CrMnSiNi2A steel is sensitive to strain rate, and dynamic compression leads to shear failure with the angle 45^o as the small carbide which precipitates around grain boundary changes the properties of 30CrMnSiNi2A steel. From the SHPB experiments and quasi-static results, the incomplete Johnson-Cook model has been obtained: σ=[1587+382.5(ɛ^p)^0.245][1+0.017ɛ^*], which can offer parameters for theory application and numerical simulation.

  11. Evaluation of fatigue properties of 316FR stainless steel welded joints at elevated temperature

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    Kaguchi, Hitoshi; Koto, Hiroyuki; Fujioka, Terutaka; Taguchi, Kosei; Sukekawa, Masayuki

    1996-12-01

    316FR is an improved version of type 316 stainless steel for elevated temperature use with lower carbon content than conventional type 316 stainless steel. Fatigue properties of GTAW joints of 316FR stainless steel have been investigated. Heat affected zone (HAZ) of 316FR becomes harder than base metal. A method based on the stress-strain relationship of three elements, which are base metal, HAZ and weld portions, has been proposed and applied to the evaluations of fatigue tests. The tri-metal analysis model gives good agreements between experimental results and predicted fatigue lives of the 316FR welded joints. This material is to be used in the DFBR reactor in Japan.

  12. Mechanical properties of thermally aged cast stainless steels from shippingport reactor components.

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    Chopra, O. K.; Shack, W. J.; Energy Technology

    1995-06-07

    Thermal embrittlement of static-cast CF-8 stainless steel components from the decommissioned Shippingport reactor has been characterized. Cast stainless steel materials were obtained from four cold-leg check valves, three hot-leg main shutoff valves, and two pump volutes. The actual time-at-temperature for the materials was {approx}13 y at {approx}281 C (538 F) for the hot-leg components and {approx}264 C (507 F) for the cold-leg components. Baseline mechanical properties for as-cast material were determined from tests on either recovery-annealed material, i.e., annealed for 1 h at 550 C and then water quenched, or material from the cooler region of the component. The Shippingport materials show modest decreases in fracture toughness and Charpy-impact properties and a small increase in tensile strength because of relatively low service temperatures and ferrite content of the steel. The procedure and correlations developed at Argonne National Laboratory for estimating mechanical properties of cast stainless steels predict accurate or slightly lower values for Charpy-impact energy, tensile flow stress, fracture toughness J-R curve, and JIC of the materials. The kinetics of thermal embrittlement and degree of embrittlement at saturation, i.e., the minimum impact energy achieved after long-term aging, were established from materials that were aged further in the laboratory. The results were consistent with the estimates. The correlations successfully predicted the mechanical properties of the Ringhals 2 reactor hot- and crossover-leg elbows (CF-8M steel) after service of {approx}15 y and the KRB reactor pump cover plate (CF-8) after {approx}8 y of service.

  13. Mechanical properties of thermally aged cast stainless steels from Shippingport reactor components

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    Chopra, O.K.; Shack, W.J.

    1995-04-01

    Thermal embrittlement of static-cast CF-8 stainless steel components from the decommissioned Shippingport reactor has been characterized. Cast stainless steel materials were obtained from four cold-leg check valves, three hot-leg main shutoff valves, and two pump volutes. The actual time-at-temperature for the materials was {approximately}13 y at {approximately}281 C (538 F) for the hot-leg components and {approximately}264 C (507 F) for the cold-leg components. Baseline mechanical properties for as-cast material were determined from tests on either recovery-annealed material, i.e., annealed for 1 h at 550 C and then water quenched, or material from the cooler region of the component. The Shippingport materials show modest decreases in fracture toughness and Charpy-impact properties and a small increase in tensile strength because of relatively low service temperatures and ferrite content of the steel. The procedure and correlations developed at Argonne National Laboratory for estimating mechanical properties of cast stainless steels predict accurate or slightly lower values for Charpy-impact energy, tensile flow stress, fracture toughness J-R curve, and J{sub IC} of the materials. The kinetics of thermal embrittlement and degree of embrittlement at saturation, i.e., the minimum impact energy achieved after long-term aging, were established from materials that were aged further in the laboratory. The results were consistent with the estimates. The correlations successfully predicted the mechanical properties of the Ringhals 2 reactor hot and crossover-leg elbows (CF-8M steel) after service of {approximately} 15 y and the KRB reactor pump cover plate (CF-8) after {approximately} 8 y of service.

  14. Nanoscale precipitation in a maraging steel studied by APFIM.

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    Stiller, Krystyna; Hättestrand, Mats

    2004-06-01

    This article summarizes findings from our previous investigations and recent studies concerning precipitation in a maraging steel of type 13Cr-9Ni-2Mo-2Cu (at.%) with small additions of Ti (1 at.%) and Al (0.7 at.%). The material was investigated after aging at 475 degrees C up to 400 h using both conventional and three-dimensional atom-probe analyses. The process of phase decomposition in the steel proved to be complicated. It consisted of precipitation of several phases with different chemistry. A Cu-rich phase was first to precipitate and Mo was last in the precipitation sequence. The influence of the complex precipitation path on the material properties is discussed. The investigation clearly demonstrated the usefulness of the applied techniques for investigation of nanoscale precipitation. It is also shown that, complementary methods (such as TEM and EFTEM) giving structural and chemical information on a larger scale must be applied to explain the good properties of the steel after prolonged aging. PMID:15233852

  15. Nanoscale Precipitation in a Maraging Steel Studied by APFIM

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    Stiller, Krystyna; Hättestrand, Mats

    2004-06-01

    This article summarizes findings from our previous investigations and recent studies concerning precipitation in a maraging steel of type 13Cr-9Ni-2Mo-2Cu (at.%) with small additions of Ti (1 at.%) and Al (0.7 at.%). The material was investigated after aging at 475°C up to 400 h using both conventional and three-dimensional atom-probe analyses. The process of phase decomposition in the steel proved to be complicated. It consisted of precipitation of several phases with different chemistry. A Cu-rich phase was first to precipitate and Mo was last in the precipitation sequence. The influence of the complex precipitation path on the material properties is discussed. The investigation clearly demonstrated the usefulness of the applied techniques for investigation of nanoscale precipitation. It is also shown that, complementary methods (such as TEM and EFTEM) giving structural and chemical information on a larger scale must be applied to explain the good properties of the steel after prolonged aging.

  16. Effect of Vanadium Nitride Precipitation on Martensitic Transformation and Mechanical Properties of CrMnNi Cast Austenitic Steels

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    Wendler, Marco; Reichel, Benedikt; Eckner, Ralf; Fabrichnaya, Olga; Krüger, Lutz; Weiß, Andreas; Mola, Javad

    2016-01-01

    The microstructural evolution and mechanical properties of two cast Fe-15Cr-6Mn-3Ni-0.5Si-0.2N-0.1C (concentrations in wt pct) steels containing no vanadium and 0.65 wt pct vanadium were investigated under uniaxial tensile loading for room temperature (RT) and 373 K (100 °C). The alloy development was focused on the formation of nanosized vanadium nitride precipitates in the austenite to serve as obstacles to dislocation motion. The austenitic steels exhibited transformation- and twinning-induced plasticity (TRIP/TWIP) effects and the planar glide of dislocations in the austenite. The triggering stress for the RT strain-induced σ γ→ α' formation increased by 190 MPa, and the transformation occurred at higher strain levels due to the presence of VN precipitates. The occurrence of the TWIP effect during tensile testing at 373 K (100 °C) of both steels resulted in engineering strains above 50 pct. The yield strength (YS) of the VN-containing steel was 420 MPa at RT, 52 MPa higher than the vanadium-free alloy. The difference increased to 59 MPa at 373 K (100 °C) with the VN-containing alloy exhibiting a YS of 311 MPa.

  17. Factors Affecting on Mechanical Properties of Soft Martensitic Stainless Steel Castings

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    Iwabuchi, Yoshitaka

    This paper details the factors affecting mechanical properties of soft martensitic stainless steel castings that have lower carbon contents and increased nickel contents of up to 6% compared with normal martensitic stainless steel castings. The effect of alloying elements and impurities on the microstructural features and tempering characteristics was considered in detail, with special reference to reverted austenite and temper embrittlement. The mechanical properties were also investigated, and it was shown that the best combination of strength and toughness is obtained when tempered at around 900K. Addition of Mo was shown to improve toughness degradation due to slow cooling from the tempering temperature. Lowering P and S contents leads to superior toughness and fatigue properties. The threshold stress intensity range was shown to decrease with increasing stress ratio, depending on P content.

  18. Rapid reduction of Staphylococcus aureus populations on stainless steel surfaces by zeolite ceramic coatings containing silver and zinc ions.

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    Bright, K R; Gerba, C P; Rusin, P A

    2002-12-01

    This study demonstrates the anti-Staphylococcus aureus properties of stainless steel surfaces coated with zeolite containing 2.5% silver and 14% zinc ions. Stainless steel panels with and without the heavy-metal-containing coatings were inoculated with S. aureus and incubated at room temperature. Survival of S. aureus was significantly reduced by the silver/zinc coatings within 1 h. Many hospital surfaces could be constructed of stainless steel with silver/zinc zeolite coatings. Such measures may reduce rates of hospital-acquired S. aureus infection. PMID:12473478

  19. Tensile and Charpy impact properties of irradiated reduced-activation ferritic steels

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    Klueh, R.L.; Alexander, D.J.

    1996-10-01

    Tensile tests were conducted on 8 reduced-activation Cr-W steels after irradiation to 15-17 and 26-29 dpa, and Charpy impact tests were conducted on steels irradiated to 26-29 dpa. Irradiation was in Fast Flux Test Facility at 365 C on steels containing 2.25-12% Cr, varying amounts of W, V, and Ta, and 0.1%C. Previously, tensile specimens were irradiated to 6-8 dpa and Charpy specimens to 6-8, 15- 17, and 20-24 dpa. Tensile and Charpy specimens were also thermally aged to 20,000 h at 365 C. Thermal aging had little effect on tensile properties or ductile-brittle transition temperature (DBTT), but several steels showed a slight increase in upper-shelf energy (USE). After 7 dpa, strength increased (hardened) and then remained relatively unchanged through 26-29 dpa (ie, strength saturated with fluence). Post-irradiation Charpy impact tests after 26-29 dpa showed that the loss of impact toughness (increased DBTT, decreased USE) remained relatively unchanged from the values after 20-24 dpa, which had been relatively unchanged from the earlier irradiations. As before, the two 9Cr steels had the most irradiation resistance.

  20. The effect of preheat on the material properties of copper and steel in a lens process

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    Styrcula, Matt

    Working with pure copper powder deposited on a steel substrate is difficult in a laser additive manufacturing process due to the relatively high thermal conductivity and reflectivity of copper. In addition to these properties, the difference in thermal conductivity between the copper and steel presents an environment where cracking and porosity is present in the copper-steel transition. One application is the creation of steel-copper die casts for improved thermal management. Removing cracks and limiting porosity is of the utmost importance to this application. Through recent research at NIU, it has been observed that adding preheat while depositing copper and steel in a LAM process all but eliminates this transitional zone along with the cracking and porosity associated with it. This thesis will explore the effects of preheat, laser power, powder feed rate, and laser travel speed on the size of the transitional layer, the presence of cracks, porosity within the deposit, hardness, and all of the parameters effects on the bead and heat affected zone geometry.

  1. Reactor Materials Program: Mechanical properties of irradiated Types 304 and 304L stainless steel weldment components

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    Sindelar, R.L.; Caskey, G.R. Jr.

    1991-12-01

    The vessels (reactor tanks) of the Savannah River Site nuclear production reactors constructed in the 1950's are comprised of Type 304 stainless steel with Type 308 stainless steel weld filler. Irradiation exposure to the reactor tank sidewalls through reactor operation has caused a change in the mechanical properties of these materials. A database of as-irradiated mechanical properties for site-specific materials and irradiation conditions has been produced for reactor tank structural analyses and to quantify the effects of radiation-induced materials degradation for evaluating reactor service life. The data has been collected from the SRL Reactor Materials Program (RMP) irradiations and testing of archival stainless steel weldment components and from previous SRL programs to measure properties of irradiated reactor Thermal Shield weldments and reactor tank (R-tank) sidewall material. Irradiation programs of the RMP are designed to quantify mechanical properties at tank operating temperatures following irradiation to present and future tank wall maximum exposure conditions. The exposure conditions are characterized in terms of fast neutron fluence (E{sub n} > 0.1 MeV) and displacements per atom (dpa){sup 3}. Tensile properties, Charpy-V notch toughness, and elastic-plastic fracture toughness were measured for base, weld, and weld heat-affected zone (HAZ) weldment components from archival piping specimens following a Screening Irradiation in the University of Buffalo Reactor (UBR) and following a Full-Term Irradiation in the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR).

  2. Reactor Materials Program: Mechanical properties of irradiated Types 304 and 304L stainless steel weldment components

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    Sindelar, R.L.; Caskey, G.R. Jr.

    1991-12-01

    The vessels (reactor tanks) of the Savannah River Site nuclear production reactors constructed in the 1950`s are comprised of Type 304 stainless steel with Type 308 stainless steel weld filler. Irradiation exposure to the reactor tank sidewalls through reactor operation has caused a change in the mechanical properties of these materials. A database of as-irradiated mechanical properties for site-specific materials and irradiation conditions has been produced for reactor tank structural analyses and to quantify the effects of radiation-induced materials degradation for evaluating reactor service life. The data has been collected from the SRL Reactor Materials Program (RMP) irradiations and testing of archival stainless steel weldment components and from previous SRL programs to measure properties of irradiated reactor Thermal Shield weldments and reactor tank (R-tank) sidewall material. Irradiation programs of the RMP are designed to quantify mechanical properties at tank operating temperatures following irradiation to present and future tank wall maximum exposure conditions. The exposure conditions are characterized in terms of fast neutron fluence (E{sub n} > 0.1 MeV) and displacements per atom (dpa){sup 3}. Tensile properties, Charpy-V notch toughness, and elastic-plastic fracture toughness were measured for base, weld, and weld heat-affected zone (HAZ) weldment components from archival piping specimens following a Screening Irradiation in the University of Buffalo Reactor (UBR) and following a Full-Term Irradiation in the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR).

  3. Metal-induced embrittlement of low-carbon steel by indium in association with tellurium

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    Yaguchi, Hiroshi )

    1993-02-01

    Liquid metal embrittlement is harmful to mechanical properties such as ductility and toughness, and thus, should be prevented. However, there is one case for which liquid metal embrittlement is useful: it is believed to be at least one of the machinability improvement mechanisms by Pb and Bi in steel and Al alloys. It is known that tellurium compounds, such as PbTe and the MnTe-MnS eutectic, also cause liquid metal embrittlement around their melting temperatures of 923 C and 810 C, respectively. However, their melting points are believed to be too high for machinability improvement. The typical temperature range in the shear zones during conventional machining of low carbon steels is believed to be between 150 and 800 C. The In-Te binary phase diagram suggests that several intermetallic compounds could be formed. Thus, if any of these compounds are formed in steel, different machinability behavior could be expected. However, no thermodynamic data are available to indicate whether or not these intermetallic compounds can form in solid steel. Thus, this investigation was initiated to study (1) whether or not tellurium and indium form intermetallic compounds in steel and (2) if so, how these compounds affect liquid metal embrittlement behavior.

  4. Fatigue Properties and Fracture Mechanism of Steel Coated with Diamond-Like Carbon Films

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    Akebono, Hiroyuki; Kato, Masahiko; Sugeta, Atsushi

    Diamond-like carbon (DLC) films have attracted much attention in many industrial fields because of their excellent tribological properties, high hardness, chemical inertness and biocompatibility. In order to examine the fatigue properties and to clear the fracture mechanism of DLC coated materials, AISI4140 steel coated with DLC films by using unbalanced magnetron sputtering method was prepared and two types of fatigue test were carried out by using a tension and compression testing machine with stress ratio -1 and a bending testing machine with stress ratio -1 with a focused on the fatigue crack behavior in detail. The fracture origin changed from the slip deformation to micro defects at surface whose size didn't affect the fatigue crack initiation behavior in the case of Virgin series because the hard coating like DLC films make the defect sensitivity of coated material higher. However, DLC series indicated higher fatigue strengths in finite life region and fatigue limit compared with Virgin series. From the continuously observation by using a plastic replicas technique, it is clear that there are no noticeable differences on fatigue crack propagation rate between the Virgin and DLC series, however the fatigue crack initiation of DLC series was delayed significantly by existence of DLC films compared with Virgin series.

  5. Effect of mechanical alloying atmosphere on the microstructure and Charpy impact properties of an ODS ferritic steel

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    Oksiuta, Z.; Baluc, N.

    2009-04-01

    Two types of oxide dispersion strengthened (ODS) ferritic steels, with the composition of Fe-14Cr-2W-0.3Ti-0.3Y 2O 3 (in weight percent), have been produced by mechanically alloying elemental powders of Fe, Cr, W, and Ti with Y 2O 3 particles either in argon atmosphere or in hydrogen atmosphere, degassing at various temperatures, and compacting the mechanically alloyed powders by hot isostatic pressing. It was found in particular that mechanical alloying in hydrogen yields a significant reduction in oxygen content in the materials, a lower dislocation density, and a strong improvement in the fast fracture properties of the ODS ferritic steels, as measured by Charpy impact tests.

  6. Research on the illumination model based on light scattering properties of steel surface

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    Liu, Yuanjiong; Kong, Jianyi; Xu, Pan; Liu, Cancan; Zheng, Guo

    2015-12-01

    Experimental scheme was designed based on the steel production process, surface optical characteristics and BRDF (Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function) illumination model theory. The relationship between the light incidence angle, surface roughness and laws of light scattering under a particular light-source conditions were found through a series of light scattering characteristics experiments for different steel plate surface. The results showed that there was an apparent specular reflection peak on steel surface. surface light scattering was influenced greatly by light incidence angle and surface roughness, and it showed the law of exponential distribution functions. Thus the improved semi-empirical light scattering mathematical model which based on roughness factor and surface Gaussian distribution of micro-plane components has been formed through non-linear model fitting and optimization. The surface illumination model has been proposed to accurately describe the light intensity distribution of steel plate surface and provide a theoretical method for the design of optimal imaging system.

  7. 2. DETAIL OF BUILDER'S PLATE: 'SUPERSTRUCTURE BUILT BY STROBEL STEEL ...

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    2. DETAIL OF BUILDER'S PLATE: 'SUPERSTRUCTURE BUILT BY STROBEL STEEL CONSTRUCTION CO., CHICAGO, ILL., 1913, SUBSTRUCTURE BUILT BY FITZSIMONS & CONNELL D&D CO., CHICAGO, ILL.' - Chicago River Bascule Bridge, Grand Avenue, Spanning North Branch Chicago River at Grand Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, IL

  8. Influence of Aging and Thermomechanical Treatments on the Mechanical Properties of a Nanocluster-Strengthened Ferritic Steel

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    Zhang, Z. W.; Liu, C. T.; Wen, Y. R.; Hirata, A.; Guo, S.; Chen, G.; Chen, M. W.; Chin, Bryan A.

    2012-01-01

    This study investigated the effect of aging and thermomechanical treatments on the mechanical properties of a nanocluster-strengthened ferritic steel, Fe-1.5Mn-2.5Cu-4.0Ni-1.0Al (wt pct). The effect of thermomechanical treatments on the microhardness and tensile properties were measured at room temperature and correlated with microstructural features. Cu-rich precipitates were characterized by transmission electron microscopy and were found to coarsen slowly during long-time aging. The microhardness measurements indicate a typical precipitation hardening behavior during aging at 773 K (500 C). Tensile tests showed that thermomechanical treatments can improve the mechanical strength and ductility of the nanocluster-strengthened ferritic steel significantly compared with those without the treatments. Fractography results indicated that the high yield strength resulted from precipitation hardening makes the steel more susceptible to grain-boundary decohesion, which can be suppressed by grain refinement. Atmosphere adsorption and diffusion along grain boundaries were found to intensify brittle intergranular fracture, and this embrittlement can be avoided by vacuum heat treatment.

  9. Influence of the PM-Processing Route and Nitrogen Content on the Properties of Ni-Free Austenitic Stainless Steel

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    Lefor, Kathrin; Walter, M.; Weddeling, A.; Hryha, E.; Huth, S.; Weber, S.; Nyborg, L.; Theisen, W.

    2015-03-01

    Ni-free austenitic steels alloyed with Cr and Mn are an alternative to conventional Ni-containing steels. Nitrogen alloying of these steel grades is beneficial for several reasons such as increased strength and corrosion resistance. Low solubility in liquid and ?-ferrite restricts the maximal N-content that can be achieved via conventional metallurgy. Higher contents can be alloyed by powder-metallurgical (PM) production via gas-solid interaction. The performance of sintered parts is determined by appropriate sintering parameters. Three major PM-processing routes, hot isostatic pressing, supersolidus liquid phase sintering (SLPS), and solid-state sintering, were performed to study the influence of PM-processing route and N-content on densification, fracture, and mechanical properties. Sintering routes are designed with the assistance of thermodynamic calculations, differential thermal analysis, and residual gas analysis. Fracture surfaces were studied by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, secondary electron microscopy, and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. Tensile tests and X-ray diffraction were performed to study mechanical properties and austenite stability. This study demonstrates that SLPS process reaches high densification of the high-Mn-containing powder material while the desired N-contents were successfully alloyed via gas-solid interaction. Produced specimens show tensile strengths >1000 MPa combined with strain to fracture of 60 pct and thus overcome the other tested production routes as well as conventional stainless austenitic or martensitic grades.

  10. Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Ultra-High Carbon Steel Containing Aluminum

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    Syn, C K; Lesuer, D R; Goldberg, A; Tsai, H C; Sherby, O D

    2005-10-03

    The properties of ultrahigh carbon steels (UHCS) are strongly influenced by aluminum additions. Hardness studies of quenched UHCS-Al alloys reveal that the temperature for the start of transformation increases with increases in aluminum content. It is shown that this change is a function of the atomic percent of solute and of the valence state when comparisons are made with UHCSs containing silicon and tin as solutes. The thermal expansion of UHCSs with dilute aluminum additions shows no discontinuity in the vicinity of the ferrite-austenite transformation temperature. This is the result of a three phase region of ferrite, carbides and austenite. The slope of the expansion curve is higher in the austenite range than in the ferrite range as a result of the dissolution of carbon in austenite with temperature. Processing to achieve a fine grain size in UHCS-Al alloys was principally by hot and warm working (HWW) followed by isothermal warm working (IWW). The high temperature mechanical properties of a UHCS-10Al-1.5C material show nearly Newtonian-viscous behavior at 900 to 1000 C. Tensile elongations of 1200% without failure were achieved in the 1.5%C material. The high oxidation corrosion resistance of the UHCS-10Al materials is described.

  11. Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Ultra-High Carbon Steel Containing Aluminum

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    Syn, C K; Lesuer, D R; Goldberg, A; Tsai, H; Sherby, O D

    2006-01-31

    The properties of ultrahigh carbon steels (UHCS) are strongly influenced by aluminum additions. Hardness studies of quenched UHCS-Al alloys reveal that the temperature for the start of transformation increases with increases in aluminum content. It is shown that this change is a function of the atomic percent of solute and of the valence state when comparisons are made with UHCSs containing silicon and tin as solutes. The thermal expansion of UHCSs with dilute aluminum additions shows no discontinuity in the vicinity of the ferrite-austenite transformation temperature. This is the result of a three phase region of ferrite, carbides and austenite. The slope of the expansion curve is higher in the austenite range than in the ferrite range as a result of the dissolution of carbon in austenite with temperature. Processing to achieve a fine grain size in UHCS-Al alloys was principally by hot and warm working (HWW) followed by isothermal warm working (IWW). The high temperature mechanical properties of a UHCS-10Al-1.5C material show nearly Newtonian-viscous behavior at 900 to 1000 C. Tensile elongations of 1200% without failure were achieved in the 1.5%C material. The high oxidation corrosion resistance of the UHCS-10Al materials is described.

  12. Corrosion and Mechanical Properties of Austenic Steel Weld Joints

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    Kuznetsov, M. A.; Zernin, E. A.; Danilov, V. I.; Kolmogorov, D. E.; Zoubenko, L. N.

    2015-09-01

    This paper presents results of experiments on how tungsten, molybdenum and aluminum oxyhydroxide nanopowders, imbedded into the weld pool, affect corrosion resistance and mechanical properties of welded joints. It is shown that nanopowders have a significant effect on the intergranular corrosion of the weld.

  13. Microstructure-Property Relationship in the Thermomechanically Processed C-Mn-Si-Nb-Al-(Mo) TRIP Steels before and after PS/BH Treatment

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    Timokhina, I. B.; Enomoto, M; Miller, Michael K; Pereloma, E. V.

    2012-01-01

    The effect of prestraining and bake hardening (PS/BH) on the development of microstructures and mechanical properties in thermomechanically processed transformation-induced plasticity (TRIP) steels with additions of Nb, Mo, and Al was studied by atom probe tomography (APT) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). An increase in number density and sizes of clusters and nanoscale precipitates was observed in both steels but was more significant in the Nb-Al-Mo steel than in the Nb-Al steel. This increase could be explained by the possible fast diffusion of Nb and Mo atoms at low temperatures, as was observed for surface diffusivity. The contributions of cluster strengthening and precipitation strengthening to the yield strength increment after PS/BH were estimated.

  14. Comparison of the tribological properties at 25 C of seven different polyimide films bonded to 301 stainless steel

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    Fusaro, R. L.

    1980-01-01

    A pin-on-disk type of friction and wear apparatus was used to study the tribological properties of seven different polyimide films bonded to AISI 301 stainless steel disks at 25 C. It was found that the substrate material was extremely influential in determining the lubricating ability of the polyimide films. All seven films spalled in less than 1000 cycles of sliding. This was believed to be caused by poor adherence to the 301 stainless steel or the inability of the films to withstand the high localized tensile stresses imparted by the deformation of the soft substrate under sliding conditions. The friction coefficients obtained for six of the polyimides varied between 0.21 to 0.32 while one varied between 0.32 to 0.39.

  15. Effect of Annealing Temperature on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Bulk 316L Stainless Steel with Nano- and Micro-crystalline Dual Phases

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    La, Peiqing; Wei, Fuan; Lu, Xuefeng; Chu, Chenggang; Wei, Yupeng; Wang, Hongding

    2014-10-01

    Microstructures and mechanical properties of 316L stainless steels with dual phases austenite prepared by an aluminothermic reaction casting were explored. It is found that the steels consist of nano- and micro-crystalline austenite phases, a little ? ferrite and contaminations. Before and after annealing at 1073 K and 1273 K (800 C and 1000 C), average grain sizes of the nanocrystalline austenite phase are about 32, 31, 38 nm, respectively. Tensile strength increases first from 371 to 640 MPa and then decreases to 454 MPa. However, elongation ratio increases gradually from 16 to 23 and then 31 pct after annealing. The results illustrate that the steel after annealing at 1073 K (800 C) has better properties, also indicating that combination of dual nano- and micro-crystalline austenite phase is conductive to improving tensile properties of materials.

  16. Microstructure and Properties of SAE 2205 Stainless Steel After Salt Bath Nitrocarburizing at 450 C

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    Yan, Jing; Wang, Jun; Lin, Yuanhua; Gu, Tan; Zeng, Dezhi; Huang, Runbo; Ji, Xiong; Fan, Hongyuan

    2014-04-01

    Nitrocarburizing of the type SAE 2205 duplex stainless steel was conducted at 450 C, using a type of salt bath chemical surface treatment, and the microstructure and properties of the nitrided surface were systematically researched. Experimental results revealed that a modified layer transformed on the surface of samples with the thickness ranging from 3 to 28 ?m changed with the treatment time. After 2205 duplex stainless steel was subjected to salt bath nitriding at 450 C for time less than 8 h, the preexisting ferrite zone in the surface transformed into austenite by active nitrogen diffusion. The main phase of the nitrided layer was the expanded austenite. When the treatment time was extended to 16 h, the preexisting ferrite zone in the expanded austenite was decomposed and transformed partially into ?-nitride precipitate. When the treatment time extended to 40 h, the preexisting ferrite zone in the expanded austenite was transformed into ?-nitride and CrN precipitate. Further, a large amount of nitride precipitated from preexisting austenite zone. The nitrided layer depth thickness changed intensively with the increasing nitriding time. The growth of the nitride layer takes place mainly by nitrogen diffusion according to the expected parabolic rate law. The salt bath nitriding can effectively improve the surface hardness. The maximum values measured from the treated surface are observed to be approximately 1400 HV0.1 after 8 h, which is about 3.5 times as hard as the untreated material (396 HV0.1). Low-temperature nitriding can improve the erosion/corrosion resistance. After nitriding for 4 h, the sample has the best corrosion resistance.

  17. Effect of constituent phase on mechanical properties of 9Cr-1WVTa reduced activation ferritic-martensitic steels

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    Lee, Chang-Hoon; Moon, Joonoh; Park, Min-Gu; Lee, Tae-Ho; Jang, Min-Ho; Kim, Hyoung Chan; Suh, Dong-Woo

    2014-12-01

    Influence of the formation of ferrite and accompanying carbides in martensite matrix on the tensile and Charpy impact properties was investigated for reduced activation ferritic-martensitic (RAFM) 9Cr-1WVTa steel. As the fractions of ferrite and carbide adjacent to the ferrite grain boundary increase, both tensile and Charpy impact properties deteriorated in as-normalized condition. In particular, the tensile strength and elongation decreased simultaneously, which is believed to be led by the localized deformation in ferrite which is softer than martensite, promoting the formation and growth of voids. In addition, the formation of ferrite was also detrimental to the Charpy impact properties regarding to the absorbed energy because the precipitation of carbides around ferrite were vulnerable to the nucleation and propagation of cleavage cracks. The degradation of tensile properties can be recovered by tempering, but the DBTT temperature still increases with presence of ferrite.

  18. The Effect of Cooling Rate, and Cool Deformation Through Strain-Induced Transformation, on Microstructural Evolution and Mechanical Properties of Microalloyed Steels

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    Mousavi Anijdan, S. H.; Yue, Steve

    2012-04-01

    In this article, a detailed study was conducted to evaluate the microstructural evolution and mechanical properties of microalloyed steels processed by thermomechanical schedules incorporating cool deformation. Cool deformation was incorporated into a full scale simulation of hot rolling, and the effect of prior austenite conditioning on the cool deformability of microalloyed steels was investigated. As well, the effect of varying cooling rate, from the end of the finishing stage to the cool deformation temperature, 673 K (400 C), on mechanical properties and microstructural evolution was studied. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) analysis, in particular for Nb containing steels, was also conducted for the precipitation evaluation. Results show that cool deformation greatly improves the strength of microalloyed steels. Of the several mechanisms identified, such as work hardening, precipitation, grain refinement, and strain-induced transformation (SIT) of retained austenite, SIT was proposed, for the first time in microalloyed steels, to be a significant factor for strengthening due to the deformation in ferrite. Results also show that the effect of precipitation in ferrite for the Nb bearing steels is greatly overshadowed by SIT at room temperature.

  19. Influence of high pressure hydrogen environment on tensile and fatigue properties of stainless steels at low temperatures

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    Ogata, T.

    2012-06-01

    Hydrogen environment embrittlement (HEE) of stainless steels in the environment of high pressure and low temperature hydrogen gas was evaluated using a very simple mechanical properties testing procedure. In the method, the high-pressure hydrogen environment is produced just inside the hole in the specimen. In this work, the effects of HEE on fatigue properties for austenitic stainless steels SUS304L and SUS316L were evaluated at 298 and 190 K. The effects of HEE on the tensile properties of higher strength stainless steels, such as strain-hardened 316, SUS630, and other alloys, SUH660 and Alloy 718 were also examined. The less effect of HEE on fatigue properties of SUS316L and tensile properties of strain-hardened 316 were observed compared with SUS304L and other steels at room temperature and 190 K.

  20. Microstructure, Mechanical and Corrosion Properties of Friction Stir-Processed AISI D2 Tool Steel

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    Yasavol, Noushin; Jafari, Hassan

    2015-05-01

    In this study, AISI D2 tool steel underwent friction stir processing (FSP). The microstructure, mechanical properties, and corrosion resistance of the FSPed materials were then evaluated. A flat WC-Co tool was used; the rotation rate of the tool varied from 400 to 800 rpm, and the travel speed was maintained constant at 385 mm/s during the process. FSP improved mechanical properties and produced ultrafine-grained surface layers in the tool steel. Mechanical properties improvement is attributed to the homogenous distribution of two types of fine (0.2-0.3 ?m) and coarse (1.6 ?m) carbides in duplex ferrite-martensite matrix. In addition to the refinement of the carbides, the homogenous dispersion of the particles was found to be more effective in enhancing mechanical properties at 500 rpm tool rotation rate. The improved corrosion resistance was observed and is attributed to the volume fraction of low-angle grain boundaries produced after friction stir process of the AISI D2 steel.

  1. Tensile and charpy impact properties of irradiated reduced-activation ferritic steels

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    Klueh, R.L.; Alexander, D.J.

    1996-10-01

    Tensile tests were conducted on eight reduced-activation Cr-W steels after irradiation to 15-17 and 26-29 dpa, and Charpy impact tests were conducted on the steels irradiated to 26-29 dpa. Irradiation was in the Fast Flux Test Facility at 365{degrees}C on steels containing 2.25-12% Cr, varying amounts of W, V, and Ta, and 0.1%C. Previously, tensile specimens were irradiated to 6-8 dpa and Charpy specimens to 6-8, 15-17, and 20-24 dpa. Tensile and Charpy specimens were also thermally aged to 20000 h at 365{degrees}C. Thermal aging had little effect on the tensile behavior or the ductile-brittle transition temperature (DBTT), but several steels showed a slight increase in the upper-shelf energy (USE). After {approx}7 dpa, the strength of the steels increased and then remained relatively unchanged through 26-29 dpa (i.e., the strength saturated with fluence). Post-irradiation Charpy impact tests after 26-29 dpa showed that the loss of impact toughness, as measured by an increase in DBTT and a decrease in the USE, remained relatively unchanged from the values after 20-24 dpa, which had been relatively unchanged from the earlier irradiations. As before, the two 9Cr steels were the most irradiation resistant.

  2. Effect of the carbide phase on the tribological properties of high-manganese antiferromagnetic austenitic steels alloyed with vanadium and molybdenum

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    Korshunov, L. G.; Kositsina, I. I.; Sagaradze, V. V.; Chernenko, N. L.

    2011-07-01

    Effect of special carbides (VC, M 6C, Mo2C) on the wear resistance and friction coefficient of austenitic stable ( M s below -196C) antiferromagnetic ( T N = 40-60C) steels 80G20F2, 80G20M2, and 80G20F2M2 has been studied. The structure and the effective strength (microhardness H surf, shear resistance ?) of the surface layer of these steels have been studied using optical and electron microscopy. It has been shown that the presence of coarse particles of primary special carbides in the steels 80G20F2, 80G20M2, and 80G20F2M2 quenched from 1150C decreases the effective strength and the resistance to adhesive and abrasive wear of these materials. This is caused by the negative effect of carbide particles on the toughness of steels and by a decrease in the carbon content in austenite due to a partial binding of carbon into the above-mentioned carbides. The aging of quenched steels under conditions providing the maximum hardness (650C for 10 h) exerts a substantial positive effect on the parameters of the effective strength ( H surf, ?) of the surface layer and, correspondingly, on the resistance of steels to various types of wear (abrasive, adhesive, and caused by the boundary friction). The maximum positive effect of aging on the wear resistance is observed upon adhesive wear of the steels under consideration. Upon friction with enhanced sliding velocities (to 4 m/s) under conditions of intense (to 500-600C) friction-induced heating, the 80G20F2, 80G20M2, and, especially, 80G20F2M2 steels subjected to quenching and aging substantially exceed the 110G13 (Hadfield) steel in their tribological properties. This is due to the presence in these steels of a favorable combination of high effective strength and friction heat resistance of the surface layer, which result from the presence of a large amount of special carbides in these steels and from a high degree of alloying of the matrix of these steels by vanadium and molybdenum. In the process of friction, there are formed nanocrystalline austenitic structures possessing high effective strength and wear resistance on the wear surface of these steels.

  3. The effect of high pressure torsion on structural refinement and mechanical properties of an austenitic stainless steel.

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    Krawczynska, Agnieszka Teresa; Lewandowska, Malgorzata; Pippan, Reinhard; Kurzydlowski, Krzysztof Jan

    2013-05-01

    In the present study, the high pressure torsion (HPT) was used to refine the grain structure down to the nanometer scale in an austenitic stainless steel. The principles of HPT lay on torsional deformation under simultaneous high pressure of the specimen, which results in substantial reduction in the grain size. Disks of the 316LVM austenitic stainless steel of 10 mm in diameter were subjected to equivalent strains epsilon of 32 at RT and 450 degrees C under the pressure of 4 GPa. Furthermore, two-stage HPT processes, i.e., deformation at room temperature followed by deformation at 450 degrees C, were performed. The resulting microstructures were investigated in TEM observations. The mechanical properties were measured in terms of the microhardness and in tensile tests. HPT performed at two-stage conditions (firstly at RT next at 450 degrees C) gives similar values of microhardness to the ones obtained after deforming only at 450 degrees C but performed to higher values of the overall equivalent strain epsilon. The effect of high pressure torsion on structural refinement and mechanical properties of an austenitic stainless steel was evaluated. PMID:23858838

  4. Evolution of mechanical properties of boron/manganese 22MnB5 steel under magnetic pulse influences

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    Falaleev, A. P.; Meshkov, V. V.; Vetrogon, A. A.; Shymchenko, A. V.

    2016-02-01

    The boron/manganese 22MnB5 steel can be noted as the widely used material for creation of details, which must withstand high amount of load and impact influences. The complexity and high labor input of restoration of boron steel parts leads to growing interest in the new forming technologies such as magnetic pulse forming. There is the investigation of the evolution of mechanical properties of 22MnB5 steel during the restoration by means of magnetic pulse influence and induction heating. The heating of 22MnB5 blanks to the temperature above 9000C was examined. The forming processes at various temperatures (800, 900 and 9500C) were performed during the experiments. The test measurements allowed to obtain the relationships between the strain and the operation parameters such as induced current, pulse discharge time and the operation temperature. Based on these results the assumption about usage of these parameters for control of deformation process was made. Taking into account the load distribution and the plasticity evolution during the heating process, the computer simulation was performed in order to obtain more clear strain distribution through the processed area. The measurement of hardness and the comparison with the properties evolution during hot stamping processes confirmed the obtained results.

  5. Nanohardness, corrosion and protein adsorption properties of CuAlO2 films deposited on 316L stainless steel for biomedical applications

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    Chang, Shih-Hang; Chen, Jian-Zhang; Hsiao, Sou-Hui; Lin, Guan-Wei

    2014-01-01

    This study preliminarily assesses the biomedical applications of CuAlO2 coatings according to nanoindentation, electrochemical, and protein adsorption tests. Nanoindentation results revealed that the surface hardness of 316L stainless steel increased markedly after coating with CuAlO2 films. Electrochemical tests of corrosion potential, breakdown potential, and corrosion current density showed that the corrosion resistance properties of 316L stainless steel are considerably improved by CuAlO2 coatings. Bicinchoninic acid (BCA) protein assay results revealed that the protein adsorption behavior of 316L stainless steel did not exhibit notable differences with or without CuAlO2 coatings. A CuAlO2 coating of 100 nm thickness improved the surface nanohardness and corrosion resistance ability of 316L stainless steel. CuAlO2 is a potential candidate for biomaterial coating applications, particularly for surface modification of fine, delicate implants.

  6. Structure and properties of an R6M5K5 high-speed steel-titanium carbide composite in the form of a hot-forged bilayer product

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    Svistun, L. I.; Pavlygo, T. M.; Dmitrenko, D. V.

    2009-06-01

    The structure of a bilayer powder composite consisting of a working wear-resistant layer (carbidosteel) based on R6M5K5 high-speed steel with disperse titanium carbide inclusions and of a substrate made of a plain carbon steel is studied. This carbidosteel is fabricated by hot forging of powder workpieces. The structures of the hot-forged and sintered steels in the zone of steel-titanium carbide interaction are compared. The physicomechanical properties and wear resistance of a bilayer product with a wear-resistant carbidosteel layer produced by hot forging are estimated and compared to carbidosteels produced by other methods.

  7. Influence of neutron irradiation on the microstructure and mechanical properties of 15Kh2MFA steel

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    Pav, T.; Kocik, J.; Keilova, E.

    1993-12-01

    The mechanical properties and microstructural changes in 15Kh2MFA steel after neutron irradiation of the base metal and the weld metal have been studied. The surveillance specimens of a nuclear power plant reactor with a low copper (Cu) content (Cu < 0.08 wt% for the base metal, Cu < 0.06 wt% for the weld metal) were used for the investigation. The characteristic radiation-induced defects were found by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) starting from a neutron fluence of 4 {times} 10{sup 23} n/m{sup 2} (E > 1 MeV). Black dots concentrating to dislocation lines coexist with small resolvable dislocation loops at higher neutron fluences. Refinement of the vanadium carbide (VC) particles has been demonstrated also in the ferritic grains of the weld metal. The mechanical properties of both the base metal and the weld metal result in a high radiation stability. The observed microstructural changes correspond to the measured values of the radiation embrittlement and strengthening, but the increase in the flow stress cannot be explained on the basis of the visible radiation damage alone.

  8. Evaluation of microstructure and mechanical properties in friction stir processed SKD61 tool steel

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    Chen, Y.C.; Nakata, K.

    2009-12-15

    A SKD61 tool steel was friction stir processed using a polycrystalline cubic boron nitride tool. Microstructure, tensile properties and wear characteristic were evaluated. Fine grains with a martensite structure were produced in the friction stir processed zone, which led to the increase of the microindentation hardness. The grains became finer when the heat input was lowered. The transverse tensile strength of the friction stir processed zone was equal to that of base metal and all the tensile specimens fractured at base metal zone. The wear width and depth of the friction stir processed zone at the load of 1.96 N were 339 {mu}m and 6 {mu}m, as compared to 888 {mu}m and 42 {mu}m of the base metal, decreased by 62% and 86%. Findings of the present study suggest that low heat input is an effective method to produce a friction stir processed zone composed of relatively fine grain martensitic structure with good tensile properties and wear characteristic.

  9. Influence of reverted austenite on the texture and magnetic properties of 350 maraging steel

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    Abreu, Hamilton F. G.; Silva, Jean J.; Silva, Manoel R.; Gomes da Silva, Marcelo J.

    2015-11-01

    The aging temperature to improve magnetic properties in Maraging-350 steel (Mar-350) is limited by the onset of austenite reversion. The traditional process of cooling after aging is to remove the piece from the oven and then to air cool it. The purpose of this research was to characterize the reverted austenite and to investigate the effect of cooling below the martensite start temperature (Ms) on the magnetic properties. The Mar350 samples aged at temperatures above 550 °C, and subsequently cooled in liquid nitrogen presented less austenite than samples cooled in air, resulting in higher magnetization saturation and a lower coercive force. A combination of optical microscopy (OM), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) techniques were used to characterize the presence of reverted austenite. The crystallographic texture of both martensite and reverted austenite were analyzed. The texture of the reverted austenite coincides with the texture of the parent austenite indicating that a phenomenon of texture memory is present.

  10. Comparative studies on shielding properties of some steel alloys using Geant4, MCNP, WinXCOM and experimental results

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    Singh, Vishwanath P.; Medhat, M. E.; Shirmardi, S. P.

    2015-01-01

    The mass attenuation coefficients, ?/? and effective atomic numbers, Zeff of some carbon steel and stainless steel alloys have been calculated by using Geant4, MCNP simulation codes for different gamma ray energies, 279.1 keV, 661.6 keV, 662 keV, 1115.5 keV, 1173 keV and 1332 keV. The simulation results of Zeff using Geant4 and MCNP codes have been compared with possible available experimental results and theoretical WinXcom, and good agreement has been observed. The simulated ?/? and Zeff values using Geant4 and MCNP code signifies that both the simulation process can be followed to determine the gamma ray interaction properties of the alloys for energies wherever analogous experimental results may not be available. This kind of studies can be used for various applications such as for radiation dosimetry, medical and radiation shielding.

  11. Structural, mechanical, and magnetic properties of ferrite-austenite mixture in evaporated 304 stainless steel thin films

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    Merakeb, Noureddine; Messai, Amel; Djelloul, Abdelkader; Ayesh, Ahmad I.

    2015-11-01

    In this paper, we investigate the structure, composition, magnetic, and mechanical properties of stainless steel thin films formed by thermal evaporation technique. These thin films reveal novel structural and physical properties where they were found to consist of nanocrystals that are ~90 % body-centred cubic crystal structure which holds ferromagnetic properties (α-phase), and ~10 % face-centred cubic crystal structure which is paramagnetic at room temperature (γ-phase). The presence of the above phases was quantified by X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, and conversion electron Mössbauer spectroscopy. The magnetic properties were evaluated by a superconducting quantum interference device magnetometer, and they confirmed the dual-phase crystal structure of the stainless thin films, where the presence of γ-phase reduced the magnetization of the produced thin films. In addition, the fabricated stainless steel thin films did not contain micro-cracks, and they exhibit a tensile stress of about 1.7 GPa, hardness of 7.5 GPa, and elastic modulus of 104 GPa.

  12. Optimization of ferrous burden high temperature properties to meet blast furnace requirements in British Steel

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    Bergstrand, R.

    1996-12-31

    The high temperature properties of ferrous burden materials have long been an important consideration in the operation of British Steel blast furnaces. Previous research presented at this conference has shown that the behavior of materials in the lower stack and bosh can have a significant effect on furnace permeability and stability of operation. However, with increasing levels of hydrocarbon injection via the tuyeres, the reduction conditions inside British Steel blast furnaces have significantly altered over recent years. This paper focuses on the further work that has been undertaken to study the effect on ferrous burden high temperatures properties of the widely differing reduction regimes which can be experienced in today`s blast furnaces. The implications of the findings, and how they have been used in optimizing blast furnace operation and burden quality, are discussed.

  13. Interaction of Benzimidazoles and Benzotriazole: Its Corrosion Protection Properties on Mild Steel in Hydrochloric Acid

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    Ramya, K.; Mohan, Revathi; Joseph, Abraham

    2014-11-01

    Synergistic hydrogen-bonded interaction of alkyl benzimidazoles and 1,2,3-benzotrizole and its corrosion protection properties on mild steel in hydrochloric acid at different temperatures have been studied using polarization, EIS, adsorption, surface studies, and computational methods. The extent of synergistic interaction increases with temperature. Quantum chemical approach is used to calculate some electronic properties of the molecules and to ascertain the synergistic interaction, inhibitive effect, and molecular structures. The corrosion inhibition efficiencies and the global chemical reactivity relate to some parameters, such as total energy, E HOMO, E LUMO, and gap energy (? E). 1,2,3-Benzotrizole interacts with benzimidazoles derivatives up to a bond length of approximately 1.99 . This interaction represents the formation of a hydrogen bond between the 1,2,3-benzotrizole and benzimidazoles. This synergistic interaction of 1,2,3-benzotrizole and benzimidazole derivatives offers extended inhibition efficiency toward mild steel in hydrochloric acid.

  14. Microstructure, Mechanical Properties, and Unlubricated Sliding Wear Behavior of Air-Cooled MnSiCrB Cast Steels

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    Luo, Kaishuang; Bai, Bingzhe

    2011-08-01

    Two medium carbon low-alloy MnSiCrB cast steels containing different Si contents (0.5 and 1.5 wt.%) were designed, and the effects of Si contents on the microstructure, mechanical properties, and unlubricated sliding wear behavior of the cast steels after air-cooling from 850 C and subsequent tempering at 220 C was studied. The results show that the microstructure of the cast steel containing 0.5 wt.% Si consists of granular bainite and lower bainite/martensite multi-phase. In the cast steel containing 1.5 wt.% Si, granular bainite was not observed. The microstructure consists of carbide-free bainite/martensite multi-phase. Excellent hardenability can be obtained at both low and high Si levels. The cast steel containing 0.5 wt.% Si exhibits excellent combination of strength, ductility, and impact toughness superior to the cast steel containing 1.5 wt.% Si. Also, the wear-resistance of the former steel is better than that of the latter in the unlubricated sliding wear condition. The air-cooled MnSiCrB cast steel containing low Si levels, with excellent mechanical properties and wear-resistance, is a potential high-performance and low-cost wear-resistant cast steel for unlubricated sliding wear condition.

  15. Evaluation of ageing-induced embrittlement in an austenitic stainless steel by instrumented impact testing

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    Samuel, K. G.; Sreenivasan, P. R.; Ray, S. K.; Rodriguez, P.

    1987-09-01

    Fracture properties of a thermally aged Type 316 stainless steel have been investigated at room temperature by an instrumented impact test. The impact energy is found to depend on the heat treatment conditions. Several alternative estimates for toughness are evaluated and compared with the conventional Charpy impact energy, C v, to assess the degree of embrittlement. Sensitivity of these parameters to monitor the ageing-induced embrittlement in comparison with C v is discussed.

  16. Influence of initial structure of tube steel on its mechanical properties after quenching from intercritical range

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    Makovetskii, A. N.; Mirzaev, D. A.

    2014-06-01

    The effect of the initial microstructure of low-alloy tube steel 13KhFA on its mechanical properties after quenching from the intercritical temperature range (ICR) has been studied. It has been established that the maximum impact toughness KCV-80 is achieved in the case of the initial quenched structure, and the lowest values correspond to the initial annealing. The dependences of the KCV-80 on the temperature of the second quenching for these initial states are fundamentally different as well.

  17. Influence of Microstructural Inhomogeneity and Residual Stress on Very High Cycle Fatigue Property of Clean Spring Steel

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    Li, Wei; Sakai, Tatsuo; Wang, Ping

    2013-09-01

    The present study investigated the very high cycle fatigue (VHCF) properties of a spring steel SUP7-T386 under the conditions of surface grinding and electro-polishing by performing the axial loading test at a stress ratio of -1. The influence of the microstructural inhomogeneity (MI) generated in the process of heat treatment and the residual stress induced by surface grinding on the VHCF properties was discussed. This steel with surface grinding exhibits the continuously descending S-N characteristics, corresponding to the surface flaw-induced failure at high stress level and the interior flaw-induced failure at low stress level. Otherwise, with surface electro-polishing, it exhibits continuously descending S-N characteristics with lower fatigue strength, but only corresponding to the surface flaw-induced failure even at low stress level. Compared with the evaluated maximum inclusion size of about 11.5 μm, the larger MI size and the compressive residual stress play a key role in determining fatigue failure mechanism of this steel under axial loading in the VHCF regime. From the viewpoint of fracture mechanics, MI-induced crack growth behavior belongs to the category of small crack growth, and threshold stress intensity factors controlling surface and interior crack growth are evaluated to be 2.85 and 2.51 MPa m1/2, respectively. The predicted maximum MI size of about 27.6 μm can be well used to evaluate surface and interior fatigue limit of this steel under axial loading in the VHCF regime, combined with the correction of residual stress.

  18. TEM analysis of centreline sulphide precipitates modified by titanium additions to low carbon steel.

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    Aminorroaya, S; Dippenaar, R

    2008-10-01

    Elongated inclusions, particularly MnS, contribute significantly to reduced ductility and toughness in hot rolled steel but earlier research indicated that these properties can be improved by titanium additions. Such additions to a steel result in titanium being dissolved in manganese sulphide or MnS being replaced by TiS and/or titanium carbosulphides. In the present study, a steel was designed to decrease alloying element segregation and to evaluate the effect of titanium on centreline sulphide precipitates. Precipitates were identified by using scanning electron microscopy and characterized by the use of transmission electron microscopy following sample preparation by focused ion beam milling techniques. Iron-titanium-sulphides form in close proximity to MnS precipitates that contain iron. Evidence is provided that an increase in the titanium content of steel leads to an increase in the percentage of titanium contained in the iron sulphides and a decrease in the iron content of MnS inclusions. PMID:19017209

  19. Rhenium Uptake as Analogue 96Tc by Steel Corrosion Products

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    K.M. Krupka, C.F. Brown, H. Todd Schaef, S. M. Heald, M. M. Valenta, B. W. Arey

    2006-04-30

    Static batch experiments were used to examine the sorption of dissolved perrhenate [Re(VII)], as a surrogate for pertechnetate [Tc(VII)], on corrosion products of A-516 carbon steel coupons contacted with synthetic groundwater or dilute water. After 109 days of contact time, the concentration of dissolved Re(VII) in the synthetic groundwater matrix decreased by approximately 26%; the dilute water matrix experienced a 99% decrease in dissolved Re(VII) over the same time period. Bulk x-ray diffraction (XRD) results for the corroded steel coupons showed that the corrosion products consisted primarily of maghemite, lepidocrocite, and goethite. Analyses of the coupons by scanning electron microscopy/energy dispersive spectroscopy (SEM/EDS) indicated that Re was present with the morphologically complex assemblages of Fe oxide/hydroxide corrosion products for samples spiked with the highest dissolved Re(VII) concentration (1.0 mmol/L) used for these experiments. Analyses of corroded steel coupons contacted with solutions containing 1.0 mmol/L Re(VII) by synchrotron-based methods confirmed the presence of Re sorbed with the corrosion product on the steel coupons. Analyses showed that the Re sorbed on these corroded coupons was in the +7 oxidation state, suggesting that the Re(VII) uptake mechanism did not involve reduction of Re to a lower oxidation state, such as +4. The results of our studies using Re(VII) as an analogue for {sup 99}Tc(VII) suggest that {sup 99}Tc(VII) would also be sorbed with steel corrosion products and that the inventory of {sup 99}Tc(VII) released from breached waste packages would be lower than what is now conservatively estimated.

  20. Particles into 410L Stainless Steel by a Powder Metallurgy Route

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    Zeybek, A.; Barroso, S. Pirfo; Chong, K. B.; Edwards, L.; Fitzpatrick, M. E.

    2014-06-01

    Addition of yttria to steels has been proposed for the fabrication of oxide-dispersion-strengthened materials for nuclear power applications. We have investigated materials prepared from 12 Cr martensitic stainless steel, AISI 410L, produced by powder metallurgy. Materials were produced with and without yttria addition, and two different sizes of yttria were used, 0.9 m and 50 nm. Tensile and mini-creep tests were performed to determine mechanical properties. Optical microscopy, SEM, TEM, and EDX analysis were used to investigate the microstructures and deformation mechanisms and to obtain information about non-metallic inclusion particles. SiO2, MnS, and Y2Si2O7 inclusion particles were observed. An SiO2 and Y2O3 interaction was seen to have occurred during the ball milling, which impaired the final mechanical properties. Small-angle neutron scattering experiments showed that the matrix chemistry prevented effective dissolution of the yttria.

  1. Effect of bainite transformation and retained austenite on mechanical properties of austempered spheroidal graphite cast steel

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    Takahashi, Toshio; Abe, Toshihiko; Tada, Shuji

    1996-06-01

    Austempered ductile iron (ADI) has excellent mechanical properties, but its Young's modulus is low. Austempered spheroidal graphite cast steel (AGS) has been developed in order to obtain a new material with superior mechanical properties to ADI. Its carbon content (approximately 1.0 pct) is almost one-third that of a standard ADI; thus, the volume of graphite is also less. Young's modulus of AGS is 195 to 200 GPa and is comparable to that of steel. Austempered spheroidal graphite cast steel has an approximately 200 MPa higher tensile strength than ADI and twice the Charpy absorbed energy of ADI. The impact properties and the elongation are enhanced with increasing volume fraction of carbon-enriched retained austenite. At the austempering temperature of 650 K, the volume fraction of austenite is approximately 40 pct for 120 minutes in the 2.4 pct Si alloy, although it decreases rapidly in the 1.4 pct Si alloy. The X-ray diffraction analysis shows that appropriate quantity of silicon retards the decomposition of the carbon-enriched retained austenite. For austempering at 570 K, the amount of the carbon-enriched austenite decreases and the ferrite is supersaturated with carbon, resulting in high tensile strength but low toughness.

  2. Prior thermo-mechanical processing to modify structure and properties of severely deformed low carbon steel

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    Zrnik, J.; Lapovok, R.; Raab, G. I.

    2014-08-01

    The article focuses on the severe plastic deformation (SPD) of low carbon steel AISI 1010 performed at increased temperature. The grain refinement of ferrite structure is monitored and described with respect to different initial steel structure modified by thermal and thermomechanical (TM) treatment (TM) prior severe plastic deformation. The refinement of coarse initial ferrite structure with grain size in range of 30 - 50 gm resulted from solutioning was conducted then in two steps. Preliminary structure refinement has been achieved due to multistep open die forging process and quite uniform ferrite structure with grain size of the order of gm was obtained. The further grain refinement steel structure was then accomplished during warm Equal Channel Angular Pressing (ECAP phi = 120) at 300C, introducing different strain in range of ?ef = 2.6 -4. The change of microstructure in dependence of the effective strain was evaluated by SEM and TEM study of thin foils. The high straining of steel resulted in extensive deformation of ferrite grains and formation of mixture of submicron grains structure in banded deformed structure with dense dislocation network and subgrains. The dynamic polygonization process, due to increased ECAP temperature, modified the submicrocrystalline structure formation. There was only indistinctive difference observed in structure refinement when considering different initial structure of steel. The tensile behaviour was characterized by strength increase followed by softening. None work hardening phenomenon appeared at tensile deformation of deformed bars.

  3. Grafting of HEMA onto dopamine coated stainless steel by 60Co-γ irradiation method

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    Jin, Wanqin; Yang, Liming; Yang, Wei; Chen, Bin; Chen, Jie

    2014-12-01

    A novel method for grafting of 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA) onto the surface of stainless steel (SS) was explored by using 60Co-γ irradiation. The surface of SS was modified by coating of dopamine before radiation grafting. The grafting reaction was performed in a simultaneous irradiation condition. The chemical structures change of the surface before and after grafting was demonstrated by Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrometer. The hydrophilicity of the samples was determined by water contact angle measurement in the comparison of the stainless steel in the conditions of pristine, dopamine coated and HEMA grafted. Surface morphology of the samples was characterized by atomic force microscope (AFM) and scanning electron microscope (SEM). The corrosion resistance properties of the samples were evaluated by Tafel polarization curve. The hemocompatibility of the samples were tested by platelet adhesion assay.

  4. Effects of laser power density on static and dynamic mechanical properties of dissimilar stainless steel welded joints

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    Wei, Yan-Peng; Li, Mao-Hui; Yu, Gang; Wu, Xian-Qian; Huang, Chen-Guang; Duan, Zhu-Ping

    2012-10-01

    The mechanical properties of laser welded joints under impact loadings such as explosion and car crash etc. are critical for the engineering designs. The hardness, static and dynamic mechanical properties of AISI304 and AISI316 L dissimilar stainless steel welded joints by CO2 laser were experimentally studied. The dynamic strain-stress curves at the strain rate around 103 s-1 were obtained by the split Hopkinson tensile bar (SHTB). The static mechanical properties of the welded joints have little changes with the laser power density and all fracture occurs at 316 L side. However, the strain rate sensitivity has a strong dependence on laser power density. The value of strain rate factor decreases with the increase of laser power density. The welded joint which may be applied for the impact loading can be obtained by reducing the laser power density in the case of welding quality assurance.

  5. Effect of Grain Refinement on the Mechanical Properties of a Nickel- and Manganese-Free High Nitrogen Austenitic Stainless Steel

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    Akbari, Alireza; Mohammadzadeh, Roghayeh

    2015-04-01

    Grain coarsening due to the high temperature exposure deteriorates mechanical properties of the high nitrogen austenitic stainless steels (HNASSs) produced by solution nitriding. To improve mechanical properties, the grains of nickel and manganese-free Fe-23Cr-2.4Mo-1.2N HNASS plates fabricated by pressurized solution nitriding were refined using a two-stage heat treatment process. Structural and mechanical properties were investigated using X-ray diffraction, optical microscopy, scanning and transmission electron microscopy, hardness and tensile testing and compared with that of the conventional AISI 316L steel. The results show that the as-produced HNASS exhibits uniform deformation up to failure without necking and brittle inter-granular fracture. By grain refinement, the yield and tensile strengths as well as the elongation to failure are increased by 17.8, 21.2, and 108.3 pct, respectively, as compared to the as-produced HNASS. However, despite more than a double increase in tensile toughness and elongation to failure, the brittle inter-granular fracture is not suppressed. The HNASSs plastically deform through formation of straight slip bands. TEM observations indicate development of planar arrays of dislocations in tensile-deformed HNASSs. The enhancement in tensile strength and toughness by grain refinement is discussed on the basis of straight slip bands formation, number of dislocations in pile-ups, and incompatibility strain developed between adjacent grains.

  6. Natural and synthetic rubber coatings for steel: Properties and compositions. (Latest citations from World Surface Coatings abstracts). Published Search

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    Not Available

    1994-04-01

    The bibliography contains citations concerning the application of compositions containing natural and synthetic rubbers to steel. Polyurethane elastomers, chlorinated rubber coatings, and rubber containing acrylic adhesives are among the coatings discussed. Studies of the degradation of rubber coatings applied to steel are included. Bonding properties, adhesion strength, weathering, and anticorrosive properties are discussed. Additional information on anticorrosive coatings may be found in other bibliographies. (Contains a minimum of 180 citations and includes a subject term index and title list.)

  7. Natural and synthetic rubber coatings for steel: Properties and compositions. (Latest citations from World Surface Coatings Abstracts). Published Search

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    Not Available

    1993-03-01

    The bibliography contains citations concerning the application of compositions containing natural and synthetic rubbers to steel. Polyurethane elastomers, chlorinated rubber coatings, and rubber containing acrylic adhesives are among the coatings discussed. Studies of the degradation of rubber coatings applied to steel are included. Bonding properties, adhesion strength, weathering, and anticorrosive properties are discussed. Additional information on anticorrosive coatings may be found in other bibliographies. (Contains a minimum of 147 citations and includes a subject term index and title list.)

  8. Prediction of carbon steel heat-affected zone microstructure induced by electroslag cladding

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    Li, M.V.; Atteridge, D.G.

    1994-12-31

    One of the major concerns in developing electroslag cladding technique is the mechanical properties of the clad heat-affected zone. During the cladding operation, the base metal adjacent to the clad deposit undergoes intensive heating and fast cooling. Mechanical properties of this area are different from, and in most cases inferior to, those of the base metal due to the formation of undesirable microstructure which results from the thermal cycle. To optimize mechanical properties of clad components, steps must be taken to optimize the HAZ microstructure, which is determined by the cladding heat input, geometry of the components, chemistry of the steel, and the thermodynamics and kinetics of phase transformations. There are four main methods for predicting HAZ hardness and microstructure: weld simulation experiments, CCT diagrams, regression analysis based on the carbon equivalents of steels and hardenability studies, and the computational models based on phase transformationkineticss and thermodynamics. The computational approach was adopted in the study to predict the carbon steel HAZ microstructure evolution during electroslag cladding because it is a general approach applicable to a wide range of chemical compositions and welding conditions. The computation model in the study incorporates a grain growth model and a model for austenite decomposition. The empirical grain growth kinetics models and the reaction kinetics model for austenite decomposition originally proposed by Kirkaldy and Venugopalan were calibrated with experimental studies and then coded into a computer program to predict microstructure development. Reasonable agreement was observed between the computer predictions and experimental observations; discrepanciesweree also discussed.

  9. Mechanical Properties of Laser Heat Treated 6 mm Thick UHSS-Steel

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    Jaervenpaeae, Antti; Maentyjaervi, Kari; Maeaettae, Antti; Hietala, Mikko; Merklein, Marion; Karjalainen, Jussi

    2011-05-04

    In this work abrasion resistant (AR) steel with a sheet thickness of 6 mm was heat treated by a 4 kW Nd:YAG and a 4 kW Yb:Yag-laser, followed by self-quenching. In the delivered condition, test material blank (B27S) is water quenched from 920 deg. C. In this condition, fully martensitic microstructure provides excellent hardness of over 500 HB. The test material is referred to AR500 from now onwards. Laser heat treatment was carried out only on top surface of the AR500 sheet: the achieved maximum temperature in the cross-section varies as a function of the depth. Consequently, the microstructure and mechanical properties differ between the surfaces and the centre of the cross-section (layered microstructure). For better understanding, all layers were tested in tensile tests. For a wide heat treatment track, the laser beam was moved by scanning. Temperatures were measured using thermographic camera and thermocouples. Laser heat treated AR500 samples were tested in hardness tests and by air bending using a press brake machine. Microstructures were studied using a light microscope and FE-SEM/SEM-EBSD. At least three kind of microstructure layers were observed: 1) Dual-Phase ferritic/martensitic (T = A{sub C1}-A{sub C3}), 2) ferritic (T{approx}A{sub C3}) and 3) bainitic/martensitic (T>A{sub C3}).

  10. Microstructure and property examination of the weld HAZ in Grade 100 microalloyed steel

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    Poorhaydari-Anaraki, Kioumars

    The microstructure and mechanical property variations across different regions of the heat-affected zone (HAZ) of a Grade 100 microalloyed steel were examined for a range of heat inputs from 0.5 to 2.5 kJ/mm. Autogenous gas tungsten arc welding was performed on plates of Grade 100 steel to create the HAZ. The weld thermal cycles were recorded by embedding thermocouples at different locations in the plates. Examination of precipitate alterations (dissolution, coarsening and reprecipitation) was carried out theoretically and/or experimentally using transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Iron matrix phase transformations and grain size changes were examined with optical microscopy as well as TEM (both thin foils and carbon replicas). Hardness measurements (macro-, micro- and nano-hardness) were mainly used for examination of mechanical properties across the HAZ. Hardness measurements across the HAZ showed hardening in 0.5 kJ/mm weld samples and softening in the 1.5 and 2.5 kJ/mm weld samples. This was mainly due to the difference in cooling rates, since fast cooling results in microstructures with finer structures (especially grain size) and higher levels of solutes and sub-structure in the matrix. The coarse-grained HAZ (CGHAZ) had a higher hardness relative to the fine-grained HAZ (FGHAZ), regardless of the heat input, due to the formation of bainitic and martensitic fine structures (laths/plates) inside large prior austenite grains. The CGHAZ-0.5 kJ/mm consisted of packets of untempered lath martensite and coarse regions of autotempered martensite or aged massive ferrite. Increasing the heat input to 1.5 and 2.5 kJ/mm resulted in mainly bainitic microstructures (e.g., granular bainite) with some acicular ferrite and grain-boundary ferrite in the CGHAZ. The FGHAZ was mainly made up of polygonal ferrite, with considerable amounts of bainitic ferrite in the case of the 0.5 kJ/mm weld sample. Nb-rich carbides mostly survived the thermal cycles experienced in FGHAZ, but were dissolved in the CGHAZ due to exposure to higher temperatures. Ti-rich nitrides mostly survived even in the CGHAZ, but they had limited contribution to grain growth control due to their coarse distribution in the base metal. Transformation twins were observed in some regions across the HAZ. Their formation is believed to relieve high thermal, solidification-induced and transformation-induced stresses, at places where deformation by slipping was not achievable.

  11. Near-threshold fatigue crack growth properties at elevated temperature for 1Cr-1Mo-0.25V steel and 12Cr stainless steel

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    Matsuoka, Saburo; Takeuchi, Etsuo; Nishijima, Satoshi; McEvily, Arthur J.

    1989-04-01

    Near-threshold fatigue crack growth properties were investigated for a low-alloy steel 1Cr-1Mo-0.25V and a stainless steel SUS403 (13Cr) in the temperature range from 25 to 550C. Fatigue tests were conducted at frequencies of 0.5, 5, and 50 Hz, in a manner designed to avoid crack closure. The effective value of threshold stress intensity range increased with increasing temperature and with decreasing frequency for the Cr-Mo-V steel, whereas the effective threshold stress intensity range was independent of temperature and frequency in the case of the SUS403 steel. At a given ? K value, the fatigue crack growth rates accelerated with increasing temperature and with decreasing frequency for the Cr-Mo-V steel. However, although the rate of fatigue crack growth was independent of frequency at a given temperature for the SUS403 steel, the rate did increase with temperature. The observed threshold levels and crack growth behavior were closely related to the oxidation process of the bare surface formed at the crack tip during each load cycle.

  12. Development of low-temperature high-strength integral steel castings for offshore construction by casting process engineering

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    Lim, Sang-Sub; Mun, Jae-Chul; Kim, Tae-Won; Kang, Chung-Gil

    2014-12-01

    In casting steels for offshore construction, manufacturing integral casted structures to prevent fatigue cracks in the stress raisers is superior to using welded structures. Here, mold design and casting analysis were conducted for integral casting steel. The laminar flow of molten metal was analyzed and distributions of hot spots and porosities were studied. A prototype was subsequently produced, and air vents were designed to improve the surface defects caused by the release of gas. A radiographic test revealed no internal defects inside the casted steel. Evaluating the chemical and mechanical properties of specimens sampled from the product revealed that target values were quantitatively satisfied. To assess weldability in consideration of repair welding, the product was machined with grooves and welded, after which the mechanical properties of hardness as well as tensile, impact, and bending strengths were evaluated. No substantive differences were found in the mechanical properties before and after welding.

  13. Magnetic properties of maraging steel in relation to deformation and structural phase transformations

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    Ahmed, M.; Ali, A.; Hashmi, F.; Khan, A.Q. ); Hasnain, S.K. . Dept. of Physics)

    1994-03-01

    Magnetic properties in annealed and cold rolled conditions have been investigated for maraging steel grade 18%Ni-2,400. The austenite content, coercive field, saturation magnetization and remanence were determined after aging for 1 h in the temperature range from 400 to 800 C. The results show that the degree of deformation imparted to martensite influences both the amount of reverted austenite and the magnetic properties obtained following aging. Transmission electron microscopy was carried out in order to investigate the structural changes taking place during reversion of austenite.

  14. Effect of Nb and Cu on the high temperature creep properties of a high MnN austenitic stainless steel

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    Lee, Kyu-Ho; Suh, Jin-Yoo; Huh, Joo-Youl; Park, Dae-Bum; Hong, Sung-Min; Shim, Jae-Hyeok; Jung, Woo-Sang

    2013-09-15

    The effect of Nb and Cu addition on the creep properties of a high MnN austenitic stainless steel was investigated at 600 and 650 C. In the original high MnN steel, which was initially precipitate-free, the precipitation of M{sub 23}C{sub 6} (M = Cr, Fe) and Cr{sub 2}N took place mostly on grain boudaries during creep deformation. On the other hand, the minor addition of Nb resulted in high number density of Z-phases (CrNbN) and MX (M = Nb; X = C, N) carbonitrides inside grains by combining with a high content of N, while suppressing the formation of Cr{sub 2}N. The addition of Cu gave rise to the independent precipitation of nanometer-sized metallic Cu particles. The combination of the different precipitate-forming mechanisms associated with Z-phase, MX and Cu-rich precipitates turned out to improve the creep-resistance significantly. The thermodynamics and kinetics of the precipitation were discussed using thermo-kinetic simulations. - Highlights: The creep rupture life was improved by Nb and Cu addition. The creep resistance of the steel A2 in this study was comparable to that of TP347HFG. The size of Z-phase and MX carbonitride did not change significantly after creep test. The nanometer sized Cu-rich precipitate was observed after creep. The predicted size of precipitates by MatCalc agreed well with measured size.

  15. The Effects of Cooling Mode on Precipitation and Mechanical Properties of a Ti-Nb Microalloyed Steel

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    Hu, Zhangwei; Xu, Guang; Yang, Hailin; Zhang, Chen; Yu, Ru

    2014-12-01

    Laboratory experiments of a high-strength Ti-Nb microalloyed steel were conducted with two cooling modes, i.e., a large (35 C s-1) cooling rate in the initial stage followed by slow (8.5 C s-1) cooling rate (termed as FFC) and a slow (8.5 C s-1) cooling rate in the initial stage followed by large (35 C s-1) cooling rate (LFC) during cooling process. Based on the results of laboratory experiments, an industrial trial was performed with similar steel on a continuous hot strip production mill. The grain size in LFC sample (2.83 ?m) is smaller than that in FFC sample (3.80 ?m), and the volume fraction of precipitates in LFC sample (1.04%) is more than that in FFC sample (0.81%). Both results of laboratory experiments and industrial tests confirm that the strengthening effect of the LFC mode is much better than that of the FFC mode from the viewpoints of both fine-grain strengthening and precipitation strengthening. The present study provides a new approach to improve the property of microalloyed steels produced by continuous hot rolling technology.

  16. Effect of Cyclic Aging on Mechanical Properties and Microstructure of Maraging Steel 250

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    Tariq, Fawad; Naz, Nausheen; Baloch, Rasheed Ahmed

    2010-10-01

    The effects of thermal cyclic aging on mechanical properties and microstructure of maraging steel 250 were studied using hardness tester, tensile testing machine, impact tester, optical, scanning electron, and stereo microscopy. Samples were solution annealed at 1093 K for 1 h followed by air cooling to form bcc martensite. Cyclic aging treatments were carried out at 753 and 773 K for varying time periods. Increase in hardness and strength with corresponding decrease in ductility and impact strength was observed with increasing aging cycles. Reverted austenite was detected by x-ray diffraction technique formed as a result of cyclic aging. The presence of reverted γ was also confirmed by EDX-SEM analysis and attributed to the formation of Mo- and Ni-rich regions which transformed to γ on cooling. Heterogeneity in composition and amount of reverted γ was found to increase with increase in aging cycles and aging time. Fractography reveals the change in fracture mode from ductile dimple-like to brittle cleavage with increase in hardness and strength due to cyclic aging.

  17. Effect of vanadium and titanium on mechanical properties of chromium-tungsten steels*1

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    Klueh, R. L.; Alexander, D. J.

    1994-09-01

    Increasing the vanadium content from 0.1 to 0.50% in a 2.25Cr-2W-0.1C steel (all concentrations are in wt%) increased the yield stress 20% and resulted in a higher ductile-brittle transition temperature (DBTT). When vanadium was increased to 0.5%, a further slight increase in strength occurred with a large increase in DBTT. Thus, optimum strength and impact toughness is achieved at an intermediate vanadium concentration. With the addition of 0.02% Ti to 2.25Cr-0.25V-0.1C, 2.25Cr-2W-0.1C, and 2.25Cr-2W-0.25V-0.1C steels, yield stress decreased 10 to 30%. An increase in impact toughness accompanied the strength loss. The toughness may have been affected by a decrease in the prior austenite grain size. There was little difference in the DBTT of the Ti-modified steels tempered at 700 or 750C. The use of a Ti-modified steel tempered at 700C might offset the strength advantage of steels without titanium, which have to be tempered at the higher temperature.

  18. Effect of thermo-mechanical treatments on the microstructure and mechanical properties of an ODS ferritic steel

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    Oksiuta, Z.; Mueller, P.; Sptig, P.; Baluc, N.

    2011-05-01

    The Fe-14Cr-2W-0.3Ti-0.3Y 2O 3 oxide dispersion strengthened (ODS) reduced activation ferritic (RAF) steel was fabricated by mechanical alloying of a pre-alloyed, gas atomised powder with yttria nano-particles, followed by hot isostatic pressing and thermo-mechanical treatments (TMTs). Two kinds of TMT were applied: (i) hot pressing, or (ii) hot rolling, both followed by annealing in vacuum at 850 C. The use of a thermo-mechanical treatment was found to yield strong improvement in the microstructure and mechanical properties of the ODS RAF steel. In particular, hot pressing leads to microstructure refinement, equiaxed grains without texture, and an improvement in Charpy impact properties, especially in terms of the upper shelf energy (about 4.5 J). Hot rolling leads to elongated grains in the rolling direction, with a grain size ratio of 6:1, higher tensile strength and reasonable ductility up to 750 C, and better Charpy impact properties, especially in terms of the ductile-to-brittle transition temperature (about 55 C).

  19. Tensile properties of explosively formed 316L(N)-IG stainless steel with and without an electron beam weld

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    Hegeman, J. B. J.; Luzginova, N. V.; Jong, M.; Groeneveld, H. D.; Borsboom, A.; Stuivinga, M. E. C.; van der Laan, J. G.

    2011-10-01

    The mechanical properties of two explosively formed saddle shaped 60 mm thick plates of 316L(N)-IG steel with and without an electron beam weld have been investigated. Two different conditions have been characterized: (1) Reference condition and (2) ITER relevant condition. The reference material exhibits consistent results for both plates, mechanical properties of reference material are similar to the properties previously observed for 316L(N)-IG steels. No significant difference in mechanical properties and microstructure between different positions in the 60 mm plate is observed. Tensile properties for ITER relevant materials are found to comply both with the RCC-MR code qualified data for 316L(N) steel used for the structural design and with ITER Materials Properties Handbook. As expected total elongation and uniform elongation for weld material are lower than the average curves obtained for the base material.

  20. Bridging the Design-Manufacturing-Materials Data Gap: Material Properties for Optimum Design and Manufacturing Performance in Light Vehicle Steel-Intensive Body Structures

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    Zuidema, Blake K.

    2012-09-01

    As safety and fuel economy regulations become increasingly more challenging around the world, light vehicle manufacturers are facing increasing pressure to reduce the weight of their vehicles cost effectively while maintaining or improving safety performance. Optimum light vehicle steel body structure weight and performance are achieved when the constraints of design, manufacturing, and material properties are considered simultaneously. ArcelorMittal has invested heavily over the past several years to close the gap between material property knowledge and the inter-relation between material performance and design and manufacturing efficiency. Knowledge gained through this process is presented and the importance of achieving this simultaneous 3-way optimization is illustrated by a lightweight steel door design example from ArcelorMittal's S-in motion catalog of lightweight steel solutions.

  1. Influence of hot rolling and high speed hydrostatic extrusion on the microstructure and mechanical properties of an ODS RAF steel

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    Oksiuta, Z.; Lewandowska, M.; Kurzydlowski, K. J.; Baluc, N.

    2011-02-01

    An argon gas atomized, pre-alloyed Fe-14Cr-2W-0.3Ti (wt.%) reduced activation ferritic (RAF) steel powder was mechanically alloyed with 0.3wt.% Y 2O 3 nano-particles in an attritor ball mill and consolidated by hot isostatic pressing at 1150 C under a pressure of 200 MPa for 3 h. In the aim to improve its mechanical properties the ODS steel was then submitted to a thermo-mechanical treatment (TMT): hot rolling (HR) at 850 C or high speed hydrostatic extrusion (HSHE) at 900 C, followed by heat treatment (HT). Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) observations of the ODS alloys after TMT and heat treatment revealed the presence of elongated grains in the longitudinal direction, with an average width of 8 ?m and an average length of 75 ?m, and equiaxed grains, a few microns in diameter, in the transverse direction. Two populations of oxide particles were observed by TEM: large Ti-Al-O particles, up to 250 nm in diameter, usually located at the grain boundaries and small Y-Ti-O nanoclusters, about 2.5 nm in diameter, uniformly distributed in the matrix. Charpy impact tests revealed that the HSHE material exhibits a larger upper shelf energy (5.8 J) than the HR material (2.9 J). The ductile-to-brittle transition temperature of both alloys is relatively high, in the range of 55-72 C. Tensile mechanical properties of both ODS alloys were found satisfactory over the full range of investigated temperatures (23-750 C). The HSHE material exhibits better tensile strength and ductility than the HR material. These results indicate that HSHE can be considered as a promising TMT method for improving the mechanical properties of ODS RAF steels.

  2. Structure and properties of P/M 40N2M steel after isothermal quenching

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    Gurevich, Yu.G.; Ivashko, A.G.; Rakhmanov, V.I.; Pan'shin, I.F.

    1988-04-01

    The effect of isothermal quenching on steel produced by hot forging was studied. Specimens were austenitized by heat and cooled in molten tin and then in air. Diagrams of isothermal austenite decomposition and structure transformation rates were constructed. Isothermal quenching improved the impact strength, hardness, and fracture toughness, and decreased the brittle rupture susceptibility of the steel when compared to orthodox quenching procedures. This was attributed to a more homogeneous bainitic structure with lower phase and thermal stresses compared with an ordinary martensitic structure.

  3. Charpy toughness and tensile properties of a neutron irradiated stainless steel submerged-arc weld cladding overlay

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    Corwin, W.R.; Berggren, R.G.; Nanstad, R.K.

    1984-01-01

    The possibility of stainless steel cladding increasing the resistance of an operating nuclear reactor pressure vessel to extension of surface flaws is highly dependent upon the irradiated properties of the cladding. Therefore, weld overlay cladding irradiated at temperatures and fluences relevant to power reactor operation was examined. The cladding was applied to a pressure vessel steel plate by the submerged-arc, single-wire, oscillating electrode method. Three layers of cladding were applied to provide a cladding thickness adequate for fabrication of test specimens. The first layer was type 309, and the upper two layers were type 308 stainless steel. There was considerable dilution of the type 309 in the first layer of cladding as a result of excessive melting of the base plate. Specimens for the irradiation study were taken from near the base plate/cladding interface and also from the upper layers of cladding. Charpy V-notch and tensile specimens were irradiated at 288/sup 0/C to neutron fluences of 2 x 10/sup 23/ n/m/sup 2/ (E > 1 MeV). When irradiated, both types 308 and 309 cladding showed a 5 to 40% increase in yield strength accompanied by a slight increase in ductility in the temperature range from 25 to 288/sup 0/C. All cladding exhibited ductile-to-brittle transition behavior during impact testing.

  4. Influence of Cu-Interlayer Thickness on Microstructures and Mechanical Properties of MIG-Welded Mg-Steel Joints

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    Wang, X. Y.; Sun, D. Q.; Sun, Y.

    2016-02-01

    The joining of AZ31B Mg alloy to Q235 steel was realized by metal inert-gas arc welding using Cu-interlayer. Microstructure characteristics and mechanical properties of Mg-steel joints with Cu-interlayer of different thicknesses were investigated. The results indicated that acceptable joints with sound appearance could be obtained by adjusting the thickness to the range of 0.1-0.2 mm. In particular, at the thickness of 0.15 mm, the average tensile strength reached a maximum of 190 MPa, representing a 79% joint efficiency relative to the Mg base metal. Further increasing the thickness would cause more formation of coarse and thick Mg-Cu eutectic structure and Mg-Al-Cu ternary phase, which resulted in the decrease of joint strength. Therefore, the best thickness of Cu-interlayer to obtain high strength of Mg-steel MIG-welded joint was in the range of 0.1-0.15 mm. The average microhardness reached the maximum value in the reaction layer because of the presence of FeAl intermetallic compounds.

  5. Weld microstructure development and properties of precipitation-strengthened martensitic stainless steels

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    Brooks, J.

    1994-12-31

    Precipitation-strengthened martensitic stainless steels provide excellent strength (170--220 ksi Y.S.) with high corrosion resistance. However, upon aging, a large reduction in toughness may also occur. The gas tungsten arc (GTA) cold wire feed process was used to weld half inch thick plates of PH 13-8 Mo and Custom 450 from which both tensile and Charpy specimens were machined. A fundamental understanding of the details of weld microstructural evolution was developed by liquid tin quenching GTA welds in which the solidification behavior, primary phase of solidification, microsegregation, and solid-state transformations could be followed. For both alloys studied, the as-welded yield strengths were similar to those of the unaged base material, 130 ksi. Weld properties were very similar to those of the base materials for both alloy systems. Weld strength increases significantly upon aging and achieves a maximum at intermediate aging temperatures. The increase in strength is accompanied by a large decrease in Charpy impact energy; however, the minimum in toughness occurs at aging temperatures slightly less than those resulting in peak strengths. The evolution of the weld microstructure was found to support predictions of microstructural modeling. Although a high degree of alloying partitioning occurs during solidification, a large degree of homogenization occurs upon further solidification and cooling as a result of solid-state diffusion.

  6. Susceptibility to LME of 316L and T91 steels by LBE: Effect of strain rate

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    Hamouche-Hadjem, Zehoua; Auger, Thierry; Guillot, Ivan; Gorse, Dominique

    2008-06-01

    The effect of liquid lead-bismuth eutectic on 316L and T91 steels at 160 °C has been studied as a function of strain rate, using a centre cracked in tension specimen adapted for the study of crack propagation. Brittle fracture, characterized by elongated river cracks on all the fracture surfaces, indicates that T91 is sensitive to the embrittlement by LBE. This embrittlement effect is very pronounced at low deformation rate (˜10 -5 mm s -1). A ductile-brittle transition is observed in the high strain rate range investigated. In the transitory regime, there is a competition between the growth of dimples and brittle cracking induced by the liquid metal. Ductility recovery is complete at the highest investigated deformation rate. The mechanical properties of the 316L steel are not clearly affected by the presence of LBE, in spite of a modification in the plastic deformation mode which strongly affects fracture surfaces.

  7. Investigation of Failure Mode Induced by Plasticity Localization in Dual Phase Steel by Numerical Simulation

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    Liu, Wenning N.; Sun, Xin; Khaleel, Mohammad A.

    2008-04-01

    Due to the random composite microstructure of DP steels, its failure mode is unstable and the failure mechanism is still unclear. In this paper, the failure mode and mechanism of DP steel are studied by making use of the finite element numerical method, based on real microstructure of DP steel. 2D microstructure of DP steel is recorded by SEM and is used to numerical analysis after numerical image process. The work hardening plasticity of the ferrite phase is determined by synchrotron-based high-energy X-ray diffraction (HEXRD) technique. The work hardening performance of martensite phase is calibrated and determined by the re-analysis of the uniaxial tensile test of the DP steel sample. At different loading cases, the different failure modes due to plastic localization are predicted. It was found that the local failure mode is closely related to the stress state in the material.

  8. Changes in Microstructural and Mechanical Properties of AISI Type 316LN Stainless Steel and Modified 9Cr-1Mo Steel on Long-Term Exposure to Flowing Sodium in a Bi-Metallic Sodium Loop

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    Sivai Bharasi, N.; Pujar, M. G.; Thyagarajan, K.; Mallika, C.; Kamachi Mudali, U.; Dhaul, Anuradha; Nandagopal, M.; Moitra, A.; Chandramouli, S.; Rajan, K. K.

    2015-12-01

    AISI Type 316LN stainless steel (SS) and modified 9Cr-1Mo steel were exposed to flowing sodium at 798 K (525 °C) for 30000 hours in a bi-metallic sodium loop. The changes in microchemical, microstructural, and mechanical properties were evaluated and compared with the as-received and thermally aged specimens. Effective carbon diffusion coefficient {( {D_{C}^{eff} } )} was calculated to be 6.8 × 10-19 m2/s. Depth of carburization analyzed by secondary ion mass spectroscopy technique was around 100 µm for sodium-exposed 316LN SS. Selective leaching of nickel occurred across depth from the surface of sodium-exposed 316LN SS with the formation of 10 µm ferrite layer, and it showed an increase in yield strength by 15 pct, reduction in ductility by 60 pct, and a decrease in impact energy by 15 pct vis-a-vis the as-received and thermally aged specimens. This reduction in ductility occurred due to extensive precipitation of sigma phase as a result of long-term thermal aging. No significant changes were observed in the sodium/modified 9Cr-1Mo steel interfacial microstructure as well as tensile properties of sodium-exposed modified 9Cr-1Mo steel. Although modified 9Cr-1Mo neither showed carburization nor decarburization on sodium exposure, it showed a drastic reduction in the impact strength, which was attributed to the presence of Laves phase, observed in X-ray diffraction patterns.

  9. Effect of in site strain on passivated property of the 316L stainless steels.

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    Jinlong, Lv; Tongxiang, Liang; Chen, Wang; Ting, Guo

    2016-04-01

    The effect of the strain of 316L stainless steel on its corrosion resistance in borate buffer solution was investigated by in site tensile test and the electrochemical impedance spectroscopy measurements. It was found that the corrosion resistance of the 316L stainless steel decreased with the increasing of in site strain. The lower corrosion resistance of the stainless steel during in site strain was mainly attributed to the higher doping concentration in passive film. Especially, with the increasing of in site strain, the concentrations of acceptor (i.e., cation vacancies) in the passive films significantly increased. More acceptor concentrations reduced the compactness of the passive film and its corrosion resistance. Moreover, two exponential relationships were found between in site strain and the charge transfer resistance of the passive film and between in site strain and total doping concentrations in passive film, respectively. PMID:26838820

  10. The effect of aluminium on mechanical properties and deformation mechanisms of hadfield steel single crystals

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    Zakharova, E. G.; Kireeva, I. V.; Chumlyakov, Y. I.; Shul'Mina, A. A.; Sehitoglu, H.; Karaman, I.

    2004-06-01

    On single crystals of Hadfield steel (Fe-13Mn-1.3C, Fe-13Mn-2.7Al-1.3C, wt.%) the systematical investigations of deformation mechanisms - slip and twinning, stages of plastic flow, strain hardening coefficient depending on orientation of tensile axis have been carried out by methods of optical and electron microscopy, x-ray analysis. Is has been shown that the combination of low stacking fault energy (?{SF}=0.03J/m^2) with high concentration of carbon atoms in aluminium-free steel results in development of the mechanical twinning at room temperature in all crystal orientations. The new type of twinning with formation of extrinsic stacking fault has been found out in [001] single crystals. Experimentally it has been established that alloying with aluminium leads to increase of stacking fault energy of Hadfield steel and suppresses twinning in all orientations of crystals at preservation of high values of strain-hardening coefficients ?.

  11. Tensile Properties of Under-Matched Weld Joints for 950 MPa Steel.

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    Yamamoto, Kouji; Arakawa, Toshiaki; Akazawa, Nobuki; Yamamoto, Kousei; Matsuo, Hiroki; Nakagara, Kiyoyuki; Suita, Yoshikazu

    In welding of 950 MPa-class high tensile strength steel, preheating is crucial in order to avoid cold cracks, which, however, eventually increases welding deformations. One way to decrease welding deformations is lowering preheating temperature by using under-matched weld metal. Toyota and others clarify that although breaking elongation can decrease due to plastic constraint effect under certain conditions, static tensile of under-matched weld joints is comparable to that of base metal. However, there has still been no report about joint static tensile of under-matched weld joints applied to 950 MPa-class high tensile strength steel. In this study, we aim to research tensile strength and fatigue strength of under-matched weld joints applied to 950 MPa-class high tensile steel.

  12. Mechanical properties and oxidation and corrosion resistance of reduced-chromium 304 stainless steel alloys

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    Stephens, J. R.; Barrett, C. A.; Gyorgak, C. A.

    1979-01-01

    An experimental program was undertaken to identify effective substitutes for part of the Cr in 304 stainless steel as a method of conserving the strategic element Cr. Although special emphasis was placed on tensile properties, oxidation and corrosion resistance were also examined. Results indicate that over the temperature range of -196 C to 540 C the yield stress of experimental austenitic alloys with only 12 percent Cr compare favorably with the 18 percent Cr in 304 stainless steel. Oxidation resistance and in most cases corrosion resistance for the experimental alloys were comparable to the commercial alloy. Effective substitutes for Cr included Al, Mo, Si, Ti, and V, while Ni and Mn contents were increased to maintain an austenitic structure.

  13. Experimental Investigation of the Effect of Burnishing Force on Service Properties of AISI 1010 Steel Plates

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    Gharbi, F.; Sghaier, S.; Morel, F.; Benameur, T.

    2015-02-01

    This paper presents the results obtained with a new ball burnishing tool developed for the mechanical treatment of large flat surfaces. Several parameters can affect the mechanical behavior and fatigue of workpiece. Our study focused on the effect of the burnishing force on the surface quality and on the service properties (mechanical behavior, fatigue) of AISI 1010 steel hot-rolled plates. Experimental results assert that burnishing force not exceeding 300 N causes an increase in the ductility. In addition, results indicated that the effect of the burnishing force on the residual surface stress was greater in the direction of advance than in the cross-feed direction. Furthermore, the flat burnishing surfaces did not improve the fatigue strength of AISI 1010 steel flat specimens.

  14. Mechanical properties of types 304 and 316 stainless steel after long-term aging and exposure

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    Horak, J.A.; Sikka, V.K.; Raske, D.T.

    1983-01-01

    Because designs for Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor (LMFBR) power plants include plant lifetimes to 40 years, an understanding of the mechanical behavior of the structural alloys used is required for times of approx. 2 to 2.5 x 10/sup 5/ h. Most of the alloys used for LMFBR out-of-core structures and components are in a metastable state at the beginning of plant lifetime and evolve to a more stable state and, therefore, microstructure during plant operation. We reviewed mechanical properties and microstructures after prolonged elevated-temperature exposure of types 304 and 316 stainless steel, two alloys used extensively in fast breeder systems. Aging alters properties; in particular, it decreases toughness and tensile ductility, but the properties are still adequate for service. Because stable microstructures have been reached in long-term exposures achieved so far, properties can be expected to remain adequate for service life exposures.

  15. 17. Baltimore through truss steel bridge (1905), built by the ...

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    17. Baltimore through truss steel bridge (1905), built by the American Bridge Company. The bridge is 15 to 20 feet wide, with a wooden deck, and connects the Sullivan Machine Co. with the Foundry. The enclosed bridge in the background was constructed ca. 1920, and connects the Chain Machine Building with its power plant, foundry, and pattern shop. - Sullivan Machinery Company, Main Street between Pearl & Water Streets, Claremont, Sullivan County, NH

  16. National Steel's by-product modifications

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    Kalinowsky, R.P. . Great Lakes Division); Platts, M. )

    1993-07-01

    The original 6-meter No. 5 coke battery and by-product plant operated from 1970 through 1986. Davy/Still Otto received a contract in Dec. 1990 to engineer and rebuild the by-products plant, and coal and coke material handling facilities. The rebuilt facilities began operation in Nov. 1992. Coal handling facilities were reused with repairs and modifications, such as new vibrating bin bottoms, bin blasters and variable speed belts with weigh scales for an accurate coal blend. Coke handling consists of two new fixed blade rack and pinion driven coke plows, new conveyors and screening station. The by-product plant processes 48 million cu ft/day of coke-oven gas, through two rehabilitated primary coolers, one of two rehabilitated exhausters, two new tar precipitators in parallel, two new ammonia scrubbers with secondary cooling in series and two rehabilitated light oil scrubbers in series. Coke-oven gas is used for battery underfire, boilers, hot strop mill and annealing furnaces. By-products produced and sold are light, oil, tar and sodium phenolate. Environmental facilities include ammonia stills, catalytic ammonia destruction reactors with waste heat boilers and complete gas blanketing for benzene control. All facilities are PLC and DCS controlled with data trending capability.

  17. Mechanical properties of the European reference RAFM steel (EUROFER97) before and after irradiation at 300 °C

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    Lucon, Enrico; Chaouadi, Rachid; Decréton, Marc

    2004-08-01

    EUROFER97 is the European candidate RAFM steel for use as a structural material in fusion energy systems. It is presently under investigation by several European laboratories, within the long term programme of EFDA (European Fusion Development Agreement). This paper presents the outcome of the mechanical characterization of this steel that has been carried out at SCK • CEN (Belgian Center for Nuclear Studies), in the unirradiated condition and after irradiation during three different campaigns in the BR2 reactor (300 °C, doses between 0.3 and 1.6 dpa). Tensile, Charpy impact, and fracture toughness specimens have been irradiated and tested, in order to obtain an experimental assessment of the main effects of neutron exposure on tensile and toughness properties; namely, irradiation hardening (increase of mechanical resistance and loss of ductility) and irradiation embrittlement (shift of ductile-to-brittle transition temperature and degradation of upper shelf energy). Comparisons with another well-known IEA reference RAFM steel, F82H, are provided.

  18. Effect of Strain-Induced Martensite on Tensile Properties and Hydrogen Embrittlement of 304 Stainless Steel

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    Kim, Young Suk; Bak, Sang Hwan; Kim, Sung Soo

    2015-10-01

    Room temperature tensile tests have been conducted at different strain rates ranging from 2 10-6 to 1 10-2/s on hydrogen-free and hydrogen-charged 304 stainless steel (SS). Using a ferritescope and neutron diffraction, the amount of strain-induced martensite (SIM) has been in situ measured at the center region of the gage section of the tensile specimens or ex situ measured on the fractured tensile specimens. The ductility, tensile stress, hardness, and the amount of SIM increase with decreasing strain rate in hydrogen-free 304 SS and decrease in hydrogen-charged one. Specifically, SIM that forms during tensile tests is beneficial in increasing the ductility, strain hardening, and tensile stress of 304 SS, irrespective of the presence of hydrogen. A correlation of the tensile properties of hydrogen-free and hydrogen-charged 304 SS and the amount of SIM shows that hydrogen suppresses the formation of SIM in hydrogen-charged 304 SS, leading to a ductility loss and localized brittle fracture. Consequently, we demonstrate that hydrogen embrittlement of 304 SS is related to hydrogen-suppressed formation of SIM, corresponding to the disordered phase, according to our proposition. Compelling evidence is provided by the observations of the increased lattice expansion of martensite with decreasing strain rate in hydrogen-free 304 SS and its lattice contraction in hydrogen-charged one.

  19. Fatigue Properties of SUS304 Stainless Steel after Ultrasonic Nanocrystal Surface Modification (unsm)

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    Zhang, K. Y.; Pyoun, Y. S.; Cao, X. J.; Wu, B.; Murakami, R.

    The changing of materials surface properties method always was taken into improving the fatigue strength. In this paper, an ultrasonic nanocrystal surface modification(UNSM) technique was used on the SUS 304 stainless steel to form a nanostructured surface layer with different static load(70N, 90N, 110N, 130N) and the vibration strike number was about 20,000times/mm2. The untreated and different condition specimens fatigue strength was all tested by a dual-spindle rotating bending fatigue test machine. SPring-8(a large synchrotron radiation facility) was used to test the surface nanocrystallization components. The X-ray diffraction (XRD), the scanning electron microscopy (SEM), optical microscope and a micro-Vickers hardness tester (MVK-E3, Akashi) were separately used to get the surface residual stresses, fracture surface after fatigue testing, metallographic structure and the microhardness of the nanostructured surface layer. The result showed that martensite transformation took place on the surface of specimens, the surface residual stresses had only a small increase and some cracks occurred between the martensite layer and the austenite layer, but the fatigue strength of 90N improved 81%.

  20. TRITIUM AND DECAY HELIUM EFFECTS ON THE FRACTURE TOUGHNESS PROPERTIES OF STAINLESS STEEL WELDMENTS

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    Morgan, M; Scott West, S; Michael Tosten, M

    2007-08-31

    J-Integral fracture toughness tests were conducted on tritium-exposed-and-aged Types 304L and 21-6-9 stainless steel weldments in order to measure the combined effects of tritium and its decay product, helium-3 on the fracture toughness properties. Initially, weldments have fracture toughness values about three times higher than base-metal values. Delta-ferrite phase in the weld microstructure improved toughness provided no tritium was present in the microstructure. After a tritium-exposure-and-aging treatment that resulted in {approx}1400 atomic parts per million (appm) dissolved tritium, both weldments and base metals had their fracture toughness values reduced to about the same level. The tritium effect was greater in weldments (67 % reduction vs. 37% reduction) largely because the ductile discontinuous delta-ferrite interfaces were embrittled by tritium and decay helium. Fracture toughness values decreased for both base metals and weldments with increasing decay helium content in the range tested (50-200 appm).

  1. Effect of tritium and decay helium on the fracture toughness properties of stainless steel weldments

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    Morgan, M. J.; West, S.; Tosten, M. H.

    2008-07-15

    J-Integral fracture toughness tests were conducted on tritium-exposed-and- aged Types 304L and 21-6-9 stainless steel weldments in order to measure the combined effects of tritium and its decay product, helium-3 on the fracture toughness properties. Initially, weldments have fracture toughness values about three times higher than base-metal values. Delta-ferrite phase in the weld microstructure improved toughness provided no tritium was present in the microstructure. After a tritium-exposure-and-aging treatment that resulted in {approx}1400 atomic parts per million (appm) dissolved tritium, both weldments and base metals had their fracture toughness values reduced to about the same level. The tritium effect was greater in weldments (67 % reduction vs. 37% reduction) largely because the ductile discontinuous delta-ferrite phase was embrittled by tritium and decay helium. For both base metals and weldments, fracture toughness values decreased with increasing decay helium content in the range tested (50-800 appm). (authors)

  2. Microstructure and Properties of Cast B-Bearing High Speed Steel

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    Fu, Hanguang; Ma, Shengqiang; Hou, Jianqiang; Lei, Yongping; Xing, Jiandong

    2013-04-01

    Microstructure, mechanical properties, and wear resistance of B-bearing high-speed steel (HSS) roll material containing 0.90-1.00% C, 1.3-1.5% B, 0.8-1.5% W, 0.8-1.5% Mo, 4.6-5.0% Cr, 1.0-1.2% V, and 0.15-0.20% Ti were studied by means of the optical microscopy (OM), the scanning electron microscopy (SEM), x-ray diffraction (XRD), hardness, impact toughness, and pin-on-disk abrasion tests. The results showed that as-cast structure of B-bearing HSS consisted of ?-Fe-, M23(B,C)6-, M3(B0.7C0.3)-, and M2(B,C)-type borocarbides, a small quantity of retained austenite, and a small amount of TiC. The hardness and impact toughness values of as-cast B-bearing HSS reached 65-67 HRC and 80-85 kJ/cm2, respectively. There were many M23(B,C)6-precipitated phases in the matrix after tempering, and then, with increasing temperature, the amount of precipitated phases increased considerably. Hardness of B-bearing HSS gradually decreased with the increasing tempering temperature, and the change of tempering temperature had no obvious effect on impact toughness. B-bearing HSS tempered at 500 C has excellent wear resistance, which can be attributed to the effect of boron.

  3. Effect of Strain-Induced Martensite on Tensile Properties and Hydrogen Embrittlement of 304 Stainless Steel

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    Kim, Young Suk; Bak, Sang Hwan; Kim, Sung Soo

    2016-01-01

    Room temperature tensile tests have been conducted at different strain rates ranging from 2 × 10-6 to 1 × 10-2/s on hydrogen-free and hydrogen-charged 304 stainless steel (SS). Using a ferritescope and neutron diffraction, the amount of strain-induced martensite (SIM) has been in situ measured at the center region of the gage section of the tensile specimens or ex situ measured on the fractured tensile specimens. The ductility, tensile stress, hardness, and the amount of SIM increase with decreasing strain rate in hydrogen-free 304 SS and decrease in hydrogen-charged one. Specifically, SIM that forms during tensile tests is beneficial in increasing the ductility, strain hardening, and tensile stress of 304 SS, irrespective of the presence of hydrogen. A correlation of the tensile properties of hydrogen-free and hydrogen-charged 304 SS and the amount of SIM shows that hydrogen suppresses the formation of SIM in hydrogen-charged 304 SS, leading to a ductility loss and localized brittle fracture. Consequently, we demonstrate that hydrogen embrittlement of 304 SS is related to hydrogen-suppressed formation of SIM, corresponding to the disordered phase, according to our proposition. Compelling evidence is provided by the observations of the increased lattice expansion of martensite with decreasing strain rate in hydrogen-free 304 SS and its lattice contraction in hydrogen-charged one.

  4. Effect of heat treatment and plastic deformation on the structure and the mechanical properties of nitrogen-bearing 04N9Kh2A steel

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    Blinov, V. M.; Bannykh, O. A.; Lukin, E. I.; Kostina, M. V.; Blinov, E. V.

    2014-11-01

    The effect of the conditions of heat treatment and plastic deformation on the structure and the mechanical properties of low-carbon martensitic nickel steel (9 wt % Ni) with an overequilibrium nitrogen content is studied. The limiting strain to failure of 04N9Kh2A steel is found to be 40% at a rolling temperature of 20°C and 80% at a rolling temperature of 900°C. Significant strengthening of the steel (σ0.2 = 1089 MPa) is obtained after rolling at a reduction of 40% at 20°C. The start and final temperatures of the α → γ transformation on heating and those of the γ → α transformation on cooling are determined by dilatometry. The specific features of the formation of the steel structure have been revealed as functions of the annealing and tempering temperatures. Electron-microscopic studies show that, after quenching from 850°C and tempering at 600°C for 1 h, the structure contains packet martensite with thin interlayers of retained austenite between martensite crystals. The strength of the nitrogen-bearing 04N9Kh2A steel after quenching from 850 and 900°C, cooling in water, and subsequent tempering at 500°C for 1 h is significantly higher than that of carboncontaining 0H9 steel used in cryogenic engineering.

  5. Plasma transferred arc boriding of a low carbon steel: microstructure and wear properties

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    Bourithis, L.; Papaefthymiou, S.; Papadimitriou, G. D.

    2002-11-01

    Borided coatings on AISI 1018 steel with different boron contents were produced using plasma transferred arc (PTA) melting. The thickness of the coatings ranged from 1 to 1.5 mm and their hardness from 400 to 1600 HV. Hypoeutectic or hypereutectic compositions consisting of primary ferrite or primary Fe 2B borides, respectively, and a eutectic constituent of α-Fe+Fe 2B were obtained. The presence of FeB attested in coatings with the highest boron contents seems to be responsible for the intergranular cracks extending from the surface of the coatings to the substrate. Crack free coatings corresponding to the minimum quantity of eutectic and with a minor quantity of FeB were subjected to pin on disk wear testing and compared to the steel of the substrate. It was found that the wear rate of the borided coatings was about four orders of magnitude lower than the wear rate of the steel substrate. A transition from mild to severe wear was observed for the steel substrate material, but it was absent in the case of the borided coatings for the entire range of the applied loads examined. It is shown that the transition in the case of steel occurs when grooving and plastic deformation is replaced by intense cracking of the material above a critical load. In the case of the borided layer the dominant wear mechanism is delamination of the eutectic, however, the platelike borides are able to support the load and remain in the mild wear range for all the loads tested. Both borided and plain steel surfaces have the same friction coefficient after a short transition period, because both develop an oxide layer leading roughly to the same tribosystem with the alumina counterbody.

  6. The effects of novel surface treatments on the wear and fatigue properties of steel and chilled cast iron

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    Carroll, Jason William

    Contact fatigue driven wear is a principal design concern for gear and camshaft engineering of power systems. To better understand how to engineer contact fatigue resistant surfaces, the effects of electroless nickel and hydrogenated diamond-like-carbon (DLC) coatings on the fatigue life at 108 cycles of SAE 52100 steel were studied using ultrasonic fatigue methods. The addition of DLC and electroless nickel coatings to SAE 52100 bearing steel had no effect on the fatigue life. Different inclusion types were found to affect the stress intensity value beyond just the inclusion size, as theorized by Murakami. The difference in stress intensity values necessary to propagate a crack for Ti (C,N) and alumina inclusions was due to the higher driving force for crack extension at the Ti (C,N) inclusions and was attributed to differences in the shape of the inclusion: rhombohedral for the Ti (C,N) versus spherical for the oxides. A correction factor was added to the Murakami equation to account for inclusion type. The wear properties of DLC coated SAE 52100 and chilled cast iron were studied using pin-on-disk tribometry and very high cycle ultrasonic tribometry. A wear model that includes sliding thermal effects as well as thermodynamics consistent with the wear mechanism for DLCs was developed based on empirical results from ultrasonic wear testing to 108 cycles. The model fit both ultrasonic and classic tribometer data for wear of DLCs. Finally, the wear properties of laser hardened steels - SAE 8620, 4140, and 52100 - were studied at high contact pressures and low numbers of cycles. A design of experiments was conducted to understand how the laser processing parameters of power, speed, and beam size, as well as carbon content of the steel, affected surface hardness. A hardness maximum was found at approximately 0.7 wt% carbon most likely resulting from increased amounts of retained austenite. The ratcheting contact fatigue model of Kapoor was found to be useful in predicting the wear results. The empirical model of Clayton and Su and extended by Afferente and Ciavarella, also provided reasonable semi-quantitative contact fatigue life models for these steels.

  7. Alloy Design, Combinatorial Synthesis, and Microstructure-Property Relations for Low-Density Fe-Mn-Al-C Austenitic Steels

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    Raabe, D.; Springer, H.; Gutierrez-Urrutia, I.; Roters, F.; Bausch, M.; Seol, J.-B.; Koyama, M.; Choi, P.-P.; Tsuzaki, K.

    2014-09-01

    We present recent developments in the field of austenitic steels with up to 18% reduced mass density. The alloys are based on the Fe-Mn-Al-C system. Here, two steel types are addressed. The first one is a class of low-density twinning-induced plasticity or single phase austenitic TWIP (SIMPLEX) steels with 25-30 wt.% Mn and <4-5 wt.% Al or even <8 wt.% Al when naturally aged. The second one is a class of κ-carbide strengthened austenitic steels with even higher Al content. Here, κ-carbides form either at 500-600°C or even during quenching for >10 wt.% Al. Three topics are addressed in more detail, namely, the combinatorial bulk high-throughput design of a wide range of corresponding alloy variants, the development of microstructure-property relations for such steels, and their susceptibility to hydrogen embrittlement.

  8. Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Laser Clad and Post-cladding Tempered AISI H13 Tool Steel

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    Telasang, Gururaj; Dutta Majumdar, Jyotsna; Wasekar, Nitin; Padmanabham, G.; Manna, Indranil

    2015-05-01

    This study reports a detailed investigation of the microstructure and mechanical properties (wear resistance and tensile strength) of hardened and tempered AISI H13 tool steel substrate following laser cladding with AISI H13 tool steel powder in as-clad and after post-cladding conventional bulk isothermal tempering [at 823 K (550 C) for 2 hours] heat treatment. Laser cladding was carried out on AISI H13 tool steel substrate using a 6 kW continuous wave diode laser coupled with fiber delivering an energy density of 133 J/mm2 and equipped with a co-axial powder feeding nozzle capable of feeding powder at the rate of 13.3 10-3 g/mm2. Laser clad zone comprises martensite, retained austenite, and carbides, and measures an average hardness of 600 to 650 VHN. Subsequent isothermal tempering converted the microstructure into one with tempered martensite and uniform dispersion of carbides with a hardness of 550 to 650 VHN. Interestingly, laser cladding introduced residual compressive stress of 670 15 MPa, which reduces to 580 20 MPa following isothermal tempering. Micro-tensile testing with specimens machined from the clad zone across or transverse to cladding direction showed high strength but failure in brittle mode. On the other hand, similar testing with samples sectioned from the clad zone parallel or longitudinal to the direction of laser cladding prior to and after post-cladding tempering recorded lower strength but ductile failure with 4.7 and 8 pct elongation, respectively. Wear resistance of the laser surface clad and post-cladding tempered samples (evaluated by fretting wear testing) registered superior performance as compared to that of conventional hardened and tempered AISI H13 tool steel.

  9. Mechanical Properties of Steel Surfaces Coated with HfN/VN Superlattices

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    Escobar, C.; Villarreal, M.; Caicedo, J. C.; Aperador, W.; Prieto, P.

    2014-09-01

    Mechanical and tribological evolution on 4140 steel surfaces coated with hafnium nitride/vanadium nitride [HfN/VN] n multilayer systems deposited in various bilayer periods (?) via magnetron sputtering has been exhaustively studied in this work. The coatings were characterized in terms of structural, chemical, morphological, mechanical, and tribological properties by x-ray diffraction (XRD), x-ray photo electron spectroscopy (XPS), atomic force microscopy, scanning and transmission electron microscopy, nanoindentation, pin-on-disk, and scratch tests. Moreover, the failure mode mechanisms were observed via scanning electron microscopy. The XRD results showed preferential growth in the face-centered cubic (111) crystal structure for [HfN/VN] n multilayered coatings. The best enhancement of the mechanical behavior was obtained when the bilayer period (?) 15 nm (n = 80), yielding the highest hardness (37 GPa), and elastic modulus (351 GPa). The values for the hardness and elastic modulus were 1.48 and 1.32 times greater than the coating with n = 1, respectively, as well the lowest friction coefficient (~0.15) and the highest critical load (72 N). These results indicated significant enhancements in mechanical, tribological, and adhesion properties, compared to HfN/VN multilayered systems with bilayer period (?) of 1200 nm (n = 1). This hardness and toughness enhancement in the multilayered coatings could be attributed to the different mechanisms that produce the layer formation with nanometric thickness due to the number of interfaces acting as obstacles for crack deflection and dissipation of crack energy. Due to the emergent characteristics of the synthesized multilayered, the developed adaptive coating could be considered as higher ordered tool machining systems, capable of sustaining extreme operating conditions for industrial applications.

  10. Mechanical Properties of Steel Surfaces Coated with HfN/VN Superlattices

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    Escobar, C.; Villarreal, M.; Caicedo, J. C.; Aperador, W.; Prieto, P.

    2014-11-01

    Mechanical and tribological evolution on 4140 steel surfaces coated with hafnium nitride/vanadium nitride [HfN/VN] n multilayer systems deposited in various bilayer periods (?) via magnetron sputtering has been exhaustively studied in this work. The coatings were characterized in terms of structural, chemical, morphological, mechanical, and tribological properties by x-ray diffraction (XRD), x-ray photo electron spectroscopy (XPS), atomic force microscopy, scanning and transmission electron microscopy, nanoindentation, pin-on-disk, and scratch tests. Moreover, the failure mode mechanisms were observed via scanning electron microscopy. The XRD results showed preferential growth in the face-centered cubic (111) crystal structure for [HfN/VN] n multilayered coatings. The best enhancement of the mechanical behavior was obtained when the bilayer period (?) 15 nm ( n = 80), yielding the highest hardness (37 GPa), and elastic modulus (351 GPa). The values for the hardness and elastic modulus were 1.48 and 1.32 times greater than the coating with n = 1, respectively, as well the lowest friction coefficient (~0.15) and the highest critical load (72 N). These results indicated significant enhancements in mechanical, tribological, and adhesion properties, compared to HfN/VN multilayered systems with bilayer period (?) of 1200 nm ( n = 1). This hardness and toughness enhancement in the multilayered coatings could be attributed to the different mechanisms that produce the layer formation with nanometric thickness due to the number of interfaces acting as obstacles for crack deflection and dissipation of crack energy. Due to the emergent characteristics of the synthesized multilayered, the developed adaptive coating could be considered as higher ordered tool machining systems, capable of sustaining extreme operating conditions for industrial applications.

  11. Characterization of microstructural and mechanical properties of a reduced activation ferritic oxide dispersion strengthened steel

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    Eiselt, Ch. Ch.; Klimenkov, M.; Lindau, R.; Mslang, A.

    2011-09-01

    For specific blanket and divertor applications in future fusion power reactors a replacement of presently considered Reduced Activation Ferritic Martensitic (RAFM) steels as structural material by suitable oxide dispersion strengthened (ODS) ferritic martensitic steels would allow a substantial increase of the operating temperature from 823 K to about 923 K. Temperatures above 973 K in the He cooled modular divertor concept necessitate the use of Reduced Activation Ferritic (RAF)-ODS-steels, which are not limited by a phase transition. The development concentrates on the ferritic ODS-steel Fe-13Cr-1W-0.3Ti-0.3Y 2O 3. The microstructures of a mechanically alloyed powder particle are observed by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Ageing experiments for 1000 h and 3000 h at 1123.5 K and 1223.5 K of compacted Fe-13Cr-1W-0.3Ti-0.3Y 2O 3 were executed. The impact especially on the oxide particles in terms of segregation and decomposition effects were monitored by electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS). Long term vacuum creep experiments have been performed with rolled Fe-13Cr-1W-0.3Ti-0.3Y 2O 3 at 923.5 K and 1023.5 K, which will be compared to reference alloys.

  12. Effects of Start and Finish Cooling Temperatures on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Low-Carbon High-Strength and Low-Yield Ratio Bainitic Steels

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    Sung, Hyo Kyung; Lee, Sunghak; Shin, Sang Yong

    2014-04-01

    The effects of start and finish cooling temperatures on microstructure and mechanical properties of low-carbon high-strength and low-yield ratio bainitic steels were investigated in this study. Four kinds of low-carbon high-strength and low-yield ratio bainitic steels were fabricated by varying the start and finish cooling temperatures and cooling rates, and their microstructure and mechanical properties such as tensile and Charpy impact properties were measured. In the steels cooled down from the high start cooling temperature above Ar1 [978 K (705 C)], the volume fraction of acicular ferrite is lower than in the steels cooled down from the low start cooling temperature below Ar1 [978 K (705 C)]. The finish cooling temperatures and cooling rates affect the formation of bainitic ferrite, granular bainite, and martensite-austenite (MA) constituents. According to the correlation between microstructure and mechanical properties, the tensile strength increases with increasing the volume fractions of bainitic ferrite and MA constituents, whereas the elongation decreases. The yield ratio decreases as the volume fraction of MA constituents increases. Charpy impact absorbed energy is proportional to the volume fraction of acicular ferrite, and is inversely proportional to the volume fraction of granular bainite.

  13. Tribological properties of novel imidazolium ionic liquids bearing benzotriazole group as the antiwear/anticorrosion additive in poly(ethylene glycol) and polyurea grease for steel/steel contacts.

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    Cai, Meirong; Liang, Yongmin; Zhou, Feng; Liu, Weimin

    2011-12-01

    The imidazolium ionic liquids (ILs) bearing benzotriazole group were synthesized and evaluated as antiwear (AW) and anticorrosion additive in poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) and polyurea grease for steel/steel contacts at room temperature and 150 C. The physical properties of the synthetic ILs and PEG with the additive were measured. The anticorrosion property of the synthetic ILs was assessed via the accelerated corrosion test and copper strip corrosion test, which reveals the excellent anticorrosion properties in comparison with pure PEG and the selected conventional ILs having no benzotriazole group. Tribological results indicated that these ILs as the additives could effectively reduce friction and wear of sliding pairs in PEG and also in polyurea grease. The tribological properties were generally better than the normally used zincdialkyldithiophosphate-based additive package (T204) in polyurea grease. The wear mechanisms are tentatively discussed according to the morphology observation of worn surfaces of steel discs by scanning electron microscope (SEM) and the surface composition analysis by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). PMID:22026637

  14. Effects of cryomilling on the microstructures and high temperature mechanical properties of oxide dispersion strengthened steel

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    Gwon, Jin-Han; Kim, Jeoung-Han; Lee, Kee-Ahn

    2015-04-01

    The effects of cryomilling on the microstructures and high temperature mechanical properties of oxide dispersion-strengthened (ODS) steel were examined. Cryomilling was newly tried on this ODS steel to control oxides, grains, and dislocation microstructures. Fe-14Cr-3W-0.4Ti (wt.%) alloy powder and 0.3 wt.%Y2O3 powder were mixed and were mechanically alloyed (MA) through ball milling at each of room temperature (RT) and -150 °C and then hot isostatic pressing (HIP), hot rolling, and annealing processes were implemented to manufacture two types of ODS ferritic steel, K1 (RT) and K4 (-150 °C). Oxide particles were shown to be finer and more uniformly distributed in K4 (5-10 nm size distribution) than in K1 (average size 30 nm). The two alloys were subjected to high temperature compression (RT ∼ 900 °C) tests. K4 represented higher yield strength under all temperature conditions. However, K4 showed rapid strength decreases at high temperatures exceeding 700 °C and showed similar levels of strengths to K1 at 900 °C. This is considered attributable to the fact that although cryomilling increased the number density of oxide particles, it simultaneously reduced grain sizes too much, so that grain boundary weakening at high temperatures could not be sufficiently prevented.

  15. Fracture toughness properties of high-strength martensitic steel within a wide hardness range

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    Abd-Allah, N. M.; El-Fadaly, M. S.; Megahed, M. M.; Eleiche, A. M.

    2001-10-01

    Fracture toughness tests were carried out on six grades of high-strength martensitic steel within the hardness range from 270 to 475 HB. Four types of tests were performed: (a) Charpy V-notch (CVN) impact over the temperature range -120 to 60 C, (b) plane strain fracture toughness, K IC , near the onset of crack growth, (c) fracture toughness, J IC , near the initiation of slow crack growth, and (d) fracture toughness, J iC , and crack tip opening displacement (CTOD iC ) at the onset of slow crack growth using direct current potential drop (DCPD) technique. Further, true plane strain fracture toughness, K o , at the onset of crack initiation was determined. Fracture toughness behavior including the measured and determined values of CVN, K IC , K o , J IC , K iC , and CTOD iC have been interrelated over the entire hardness range using the various analytical and empirical correlations reported in the literature. The results indicate that the steel acquires the optimum fracture toughness properties at a hardness of 305 HB, corresponding to a tempering temperature of 630 C. Further, the steel exhibits a slight 300 C temper embrittlement phenomenon.

  16. Optimization of chemical compositions in low-carbon Al-killed enamel steel produced by ultra-fast continuous annealing

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    Dong, Futao; Du, Linxiu; Liu, Xianghua; Xue, Fei

    2013-10-15

    The influence of Mn,S and B contents on microstructural characteristics, mechanical properties and hydrogen trapping ability of low-carbon Al-killed enamel steel was investigated. The materials were produced and processed in a laboratory and the ultra-fast continuous annealing processing was performed using a continuous annealing simulator. It was found that increasing Mn,S contents in steel can improve its hydrogen trapping ability which is attributed by refined ferrite grains, more dispersed cementite and added MnS inclusions. Nevertheless, it deteriorates mechanical properties of steel sheet. Addition of trace boron results in both good mechanical properties and significantly improved hydrogen trapping ability. The boron combined with nitrogen segregating at grain boundaries, cementite and MnS inclusions, provides higher amount of attractive hydrogen trapping sites and raises the activation energy for hydrogen desorption from them. - Highlights: We study microstructures and properties in low-carbon Al-killed enamel steel. Hydrogen diffusion coefficients are measured to reflect fish-scale resistance. Manganese improves hydrogen trapping ability but decrease deep-drawing ability. Boron improves both hydrogen trapping ability and deep-drawing ability. Both excellent mechanical properties and fish-scale resistance can be matched.

  17. Microstructure, mechanical and fretting wear properties of TiC-stainless steel composites

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    Akhtar, F. Guo, S.J.

    2008-01-15

    This study deals with the processing, microstructure, and wear behavior of TiC-reinforced stainless steel matrix composites, containing 50 to 70 wt.% TiC. Powder technology was used to successfully fabricate the composites. The microstructure of the composite was characterized by scanning electron microscopy. The microstructural study revealed that the TiC particles were distributed uniformly in the steel matrix phase. Interface debonding and microcracks were not observed in the composite. The composite hardness increased with TiC content. The fretting wear resistance of the composites was studied against high speed steel. The wear mechanisms are discussed by means of microscopical observations on the worn surfaces. The wear was severe at higher wear loads and lower TiC content. Microplowing of the stainless steel matrix was found to be the dominant wear mechanism. Heavy microplowing and rapid removal of material from the wear surface was observed at high wear load. The variation of wear loss with volume fraction and mean free path of the binder phase is also reported.

  18. Inhibition of stainless steel pitting corrosion in acidic medium by 2-mercaptobenzoxazole

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    Refaey, S. A. M.; Taha, F.; Abd El-Malak, A. M.

    2004-09-01

    The corrosion behavior of stainless steel samples (304L and 316L) in HCl and H 2SO 4 solution has been studied using potentiodynamic, cyclic voltammogram, EDX and scanning electron microscope (SEM) techniques. The inhibition characteristics of 2-mercaptobenzoxazole (MBO) on 316L stainless steel (316L SS) in HCl solutions were investigated at different temperatures (25, 40, 50 and 60 C). MBO compound has proven to be efficient inhibitors for general and pitting corrosion of 316L SS in HCl solution. The inhibitive property of MBO may be argued to the formation of very low soluble bis-benzoxazolyl disulfide (BBOD) layer and a compact Fe-MBO complex film on the electrode surface. Some samples were examined by scanning electron microscope. The inhibition efficiencies increased with the increasing of MBO concentration but decreased with increasing temperature. The activation energy and thermodynamic parameters were calculated.

  19. The Effect of the Ausforging-and-Tempering on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Steel 86CrMoV7

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    Xiao, Furen; Liao, Bo; Qiao, Guiying; Guan, Shuzhe

    2008-12-01

    Thermomechanical treatment as an effective method has been carried out in order to obtain a better combination of high strength and excellent toughness. In this work, the hot deformation behavior of 86CrMoV7 steel has been studied, and then the process of ausforging has been designed. The microstructures and mechanical properties of 86CrMoV7 steel by (1) direct quenching after forging (ausforging) and tempering, (2) quenching-and-tempering and spheroidizing annealing have been investigated. The results show ausforging-and-tempering provides high strength but same toughness as classical quenching-and-tempering.

  20. Microstructure and Mechanical Behavior of 17-4 Precipitation Hardenable Steel Processed by Selective Laser Melting

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    Rafi, H. Khalid; Pal, Deepankar; Patil, Nachiket; Starr, Thomas L.; Stucker, Brent E.

    2014-09-01

    The mechanical behavior and the microstructural evolution of 17-4 precipitation hardenable (PH) stainless steel processed using selective laser melting have been studied. Test coupons were produced from 17-4 PH stainless steel powder in argon and nitrogen atmospheres. Characterization studies were carried out using mechanical testing, optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and x-ray diffraction. The results show that post-process heat treatment is required to obtain typically desired tensile properties. Columnar grains of smaller diameters (<2 m) emerged within the melt pool with a mixture of martensite and retained austenite phases. It was found that the phase content of the samples is greatly influenced by the powder chemistry, processing environment, and grain diameter.

  1. Microstructure and Mechanical Behavior of 17-4 Precipitation Hardenable Steel Processed by Selective Laser Melting

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    Rafi, H. Khalid; Pal, Deepankar; Patil, Nachiket; Starr, Thomas L.; Stucker, Brent E.

    2014-12-01

    The mechanical behavior and the microstructural evolution of 17-4 precipitation hardenable (PH) stainless steel processed using selective laser melting have been studied. Test coupons were produced from 17-4 PH stainless steel powder in argon and nitrogen atmospheres. Characterization studies were carried out using mechanical testing, optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and x-ray diffraction. The results show that post-process heat treatment is required to obtain typically desired tensile properties. Columnar grains of smaller diameters (<2 m) emerged within the melt pool with a mixture of martensite and retained austenite phases. It was found that the phase content of the samples is greatly influenced by the powder chemistry, processing environment, and grain diameter.

  2. Material property relationships for pipeline steels and the potential for application of NDE

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    Smart, Lucinda; Bond, Leonard J.

    2016-02-01

    The oil and gas industry in the USA has an extensive infrastructure of pipelines, 70% of which were installed prior to 1980, and almost half were installed during the 1950s and 1960s. Ideally the mechanical properties (i.e. yield strength, tensile strength, transition temperature, and fracture toughness) of a steel pipe must be known in order to respond to detected defects in an appropriate manner. Neither current in-ditch methods nor the ILI inspection data have yet determined and map the desired mechanical properties with adequate confidence. In the quest to obtain the mechanical properties of a steel pipe using a nondestructive method, it is important to understand that there are many inter-related variables. This paper reports a literature review and an analysis of a sample set of data. There is promise for correlating the results of NDE measurement modalities to the information required to develop relationships between those measurements and the mechanical measurements desired for pipelines to ensure proper response to defects which are of significant threat.

  3. Evolution of the structure and properties of silicon steels in the austenite-bainite phase transition

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    Kaletin, A. Yu.; Kaletina, Yu. V.

    2015-01-01

    The specific features of the structure of low-alloy silicon steels have been studied after the phase transition in the temperature range of the bainite transformation. It has been shown that the bainite transformation exhibits a pronounced two-stage character. At the first stage, the completely carbide-free bainite is formed, which contains up to 45% of residual austenite that is stable during deep cooling. The mechanical properties are studied as functions of the morphology and the carbon inhomogeneity of phases formed during the isothermal transformation in the bainite region.

  4. The effect of easy axis misorientation on the low induction hysteresis properties of non-oriented electrical steels

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    Gallaugher, Matthew; Ghosh, Pampa; Knight, Andy M.; Chromik, Richard R.

    2015-05-01

    The coercivity and hysteresis losses of non-oriented electrical steels (NOES) are determined by metallurgical parameters evolved during their manufacturing process. Although the links between grain size, inclusion content, orientation and these magnetic properties are well established, the effects of misorientation, especially with respect to the magnetic easy axis, are mostly unexplored. From this work examining NOES samples with "typical" grain size and inclusion distributions, but with texture variations induced by lab processing, the major factors determining the coercivity and hysteresis losses were limited to the magnetocrystalline anisotropy energy (Ea) and EAM, a newly created easy axis misorientation parameter. It is believed that Ea is a measure of the contribution of domain rotation processes, while EAM is a representation of the ability of the sample to nucleate reverse magnetic domains. The utilization of EAM allows for a better understanding of the influence of metallurgical parameters on the magnetic properties, especially for samples with large differences in processing and texture.

  5. Effect of Aluminum Content on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Hypereutectoid Steels

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    Jang, Yoon Soo; Phaniraj, M. P.; Kim, Dong-Ik; Shim, Jae-Hyeok; Huh, Moo-Young

    2010-08-01

    Hypereutectoid steels with 0, 0.69, 1.29, and 1.95 wt pct aluminum were prepared. The samples were hot rolled at 1100 C followed by cooling in air. The microstructure of the as-rolled samples was characterized using field emission-scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM). The electron backscattered diffraction (EBSD) technique was used to identify the grain boundary phases. The steels have a pearlitic microstructure with different amounts of grain boundary cementite. A continuous grain boundary cementite network is present in the 0 wt pct Al steel. Grain boundary cementite formation is completely suppressed in the 1.29 wt pct Al steel. Phase diagram calculations show that aluminum increases the eutectoid temperature. However, the interlamellar spacing and pearlite colony size decrease with increase in aluminum content. Dilatometry measurements show that aluminum addition increases the undercooling below the eutectoid temperature. The yield strength increases with the decrease in interlamellar spacing and colony size. Very high ultimate tensile strengths (1200 to 1400 MPa) and improved elongations to failure (7 to 9 pct) are achieved in the as-rolled condition.

  6. Influence of material quality on the magnetic and mechanical properties of steel sheet for salient pole electrical machines

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    De Wulf, Marc; Jacobs, Sigrid; Melkebeek, Jan

    2003-01-01

    Different steel qualities have been investigated for their suitability as pole sheets in synchronous machines with salient poles, which are applied in hydro-electric power stations. The European standard EN 10265: 1995 on magnetic materialsspecification for steel sheet and strip with specified mechanical properties and magnetic permeabilityserved as a guideline. Attention is devoted to the measurement of DC magnetic properties of the material. A survey on the mechanical and magnetic properties of the examined material qualities (hot rolled and cold rolled materials) is given.

  7. Annealing effects on the microstructure and mechanical properties ofhot-rolled 14Cr-ODS steel

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    Gao, R.; Zhang, T.; Ding, H. L.; Jiang, Y.; Wang, X. P.; Fang, Q. F.; Liu, C. S.

    2015-10-01

    The oxide dispersion strengthened ferritic steels with nominal composition (weight percent) of Fe-14Cr-2W-0.5Ti-0.06Si-0.2V-0.1Mn-0.05Ta-0.03C-0.3Y2O3 were fabricated by sol-gel method, mechanical alloying, and hot isostatic pressing techniques. The evolution of microstructure and mechanical properties of the hot-rolled specimens with heat treatment was investigated. Tensile strength and hardness of hot-rolled ODS steel are significantly enhanced due to the formation of mechanical twins and high density dislocations. Uniformly dispersed oxide particles (10-40nm) and fine-grained structure (200-400nm) are responsible for the superior mechanical properties of the hot-rolled specimen annealed between 650C and 850C. With further increasing annealing temperature, the grain size of the hot-rolled specimens increases while the size of oxide particles decreases, which leads to lower strength and hardness but better ductility. The tensile strength and total elongation of samples in the rolling direction are higher than those in the transverse direction after the same treatments owing to the grain anisotropy induced by the large mechanical deformation.

  8. Preliminary Comparison of Properties between Ni-electroplated Stainless Steel Parts Fabricated with Laser Additive Manufacturing and Conventional Machining

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    Mäkinen, Mika; Jauhiainen, Eeva; Matilainen, Ville-Pekka; Riihimäki, Jaakko; Ritvanen, Jussi; Piili, Heidi; Salminen, Antti

    Laser additive manufacturing (LAM) is a fabrication technology, which enables production of complex parts from metallic materials with mechanical properties comparable to those of conventionally machined parts. These LAM parts are manufactured via melting metallic powder layer by layer with laser beam. Aim of this study is to define preliminarily the possibilities of using electroplating to supreme surface properties. Electrodeposited nickel and chromium as well as electroless (autocatalytic) deposited nickel was used to enhance laser additive manufactured and machined parts properties, like corrosion resistance, friction and wearing. All test pieces in this study were manufactured with a modified research AM equipment, equal to commercial EOS M series. The laser system used for tests was IPG 200 W CW fiber laser. The material used in this study for additive manufacturing was commercial stainless steel powder grade named SS316L. This SS316L is not equal to AISI 316L grade, but commercial name of this kind of powder is widely known in additive manufacturing as SS316L. Material used for fabrication of comparison test pieces (i.e. conventionally manufactured) was AISI 316L stainless steel bar. Electroplating was done in matrix cell and electroless was done in plastic sink properties of plated parts were tested within acetic acid salt spray corrosion chamber (AASS, SFS-EN-ISO 9227 standard). Adhesion of coating, friction and wearing properties were tested with Pin-On-Rod machine. Results show that in these preliminary tests, LAM parts and machined parts have certain differences due to manufacturing route and surface conditions. These have an effect on electroplated and electroless parts features on adhesion, corrosion, wearing and friction. However, further and more detailed studies are needed to fully understand these phenomena.

  9. Elevated-temperature tensile and creep properties of several ferritic stainless steels

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    Whittenberger, J. D.

    1977-01-01

    The elevated-temperature mechanical properties of several ferritic stainless steels were determined. The alloys evaluated included Armco 18SR, GE 1541, and NASA-18T-A. Tensile and creep strength properties at 1073 and 1273 K and residual room temperature tensile properties after creep testing were measured. In addition, 1273 K tensile and creep tests and residual property testing were conducted with Armco 18SR and GE 1541 which were exposed for 200 hours to a severe oxidizing environment in automotive thermal reactors. Aside from the residual tensile properties for Armco 18SR, prior exposure did not affect the mechanical properties of either alloy. The 1273 K creep strength parallel to the sheet-rolling direction was similar for all three alloys. At 1073 K, NASA-18T-A had better creep strength than either Armco 18SR or GE 1541. NASA-18T-A possesses better residual properties after creep testing than either Armco 18SR or Ge 1541.

  10. Variation in Mechanical Properties and Heterogeneity in Microstructure of High-Strength Ferritic Steel During Mill Trial

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    Ghosh, M.; Barat, K.; Das, S. K.; Ravi Kumar, B.; Pramanick, A. K.; Chakraborty, J.; Das, G.; Hadas, S.; Bharathy, S.; Ray, S. K.

    2014-06-01

    HS600 and HS800 are two new generation, high-strength advanced ferritic steels that find widespread application in automobiles. During commercial production of the same grades with different thicknesses, it has been found that mechanical properties like tensile strength and stretchability varied widely and became inconsistent. In the current endeavor, two different thicknesses have been chosen from a mill trial sample of HS600 and HS800. An in-depth structural characterization was carried out for all four alloys to explain the variation in their respective mechanical and shear punch properties. The carbon content was smaller and Ti + Mo quantity was higher in case of HS800 with respect to HS600. The microstructure of both steels consisted of the dispersion of (Ti,Mo)C in a ferrite matrix. The grain size of HS800 was little larger than HS600 due to an increased coiling temperature (CT) of the former in comparison to the latter. It was found that in case of same grade of steel with a different thickness, a variation in microstructure occurred due to change in strain, CT, and cooling rate. The strength and stretch formability of these two alloys were predominantly governed by a microalloyed carbide. In this respect, carbides with a size range above 5 nm were responsible for loosing coherency with ferrite matrix. In case of HS600, both ?5 and >5-nm size (Ti,Mo)C precipitates shared a nearly equal fraction of microalloyed precipitates. However, for HS800, >5-nm size (Ti,Mo)C carbide was substantially higher than ?5-nm size alloy carbides. The ultimate tensile strength and yield strength of HS800 was superior to that of HS600 owing to a higher quantity of microalloyed carbide with a decreased column width and interparticle distance. A higher degree of in-coherency of HS800 made the alloy prone to crack formation with low stretchability.

  11. Investigation of the influence of different cutting procedures on the global and local magnetic properties of non-oriented electrical steel

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    Naumoski, H.; Riedmüller, B.; Minkow, A.; Herr, U.

    2015-10-01

    The process of manufacturing iron cores for electric machines out of electrical steel sheets can strongly affect the magnetic properties of the material. In order to better understand the influence of cutting on the iron losses, a characterization of the magnetization behavior near the cutting edge is needed. The local magnetic properties of the material are modified by the cutting process which leads to an increase in the iron losses measured for 5 mm wide ring core samples by nearly 160% at low inductions. We present investigations on the effect of cutting by observation of the magnetic domain structure of 0.35 mm thick non-oriented electrical steel. By using the magneto-optical Kerr-effect on a ring samples the local magnetic properties of the material after processing are characterized in the form of domain wall displacements under an applied external ac-field. The influence of various cutting techniques on the magnetic properties was studied before and after stress relief annealing. This method allows a quantitative analysis of the influence of different cutting techniques on the micro-magnetic properties of non-oriented electrical steel for rotating machines.

  12. Effect of microstructure on the mechanical properties of a commercial 12Cr-1Mo steel (HT-9)

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    Lechtenberg, T.A.

    1981-08-01

    The microstructure of a commercial 12Cr-1Mo steel (HT-9) and its associated effect on strength and toughness properties is being studied in a continuing program aimed at qualifying the alloy for use in fusion energy machines. Interim results show this alloy is subject to a degree of tempered martensite embrittlement and temper embrittlement. For applications projected for fusion machines at lower temperatures, a new heat treatment (1000/sup 0/C, 1 h, air-cooled followed by 650/sup 0/C tempering) at lower temperatures and shorter times than the vendor-recommended heat treatment has been identified. Microstructural differences between the treatments are discussed, and mechanical properties are correlated. 6 figures.

  13. The effect of long-term aging on the impact properties of modified 9Cr-1Mo steel

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    Alexander, D.J.; Maziasz, P.J.; Brinkman, C.R.

    1992-12-31

    The Charpy impact and room-temperature tensile properties of two heats of modified 9Cr-1Mo steel have been examined after aging at temperatures from 482 to 704C for times up to 75,000 h. In general, aging at lower temperatures (482, 538, or 593C) resulted in little change in the room-temperature tensile properties, but rapid increases in the transition temperature, with the greatest increase for an aging time of 25,000 h. The upper-shelf energy level decreased, reaching a minimum at 25,000 h, followed by recovery at 50,000-h aging. At higher aging temperatures (649 and 704C) there was little change in the transition temperatures, but significant softening at room temperature, and large increases in the upper-shelf energy.

  14. Correlation of flux composition and inclusion characteristics with submerged arc weld metal properties in HY-100 steel

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    Kettell, Kent W.

    1993-09-01

    Submerged arc weldments of HY-100 steel prepared under standard conditions with five commercially available fluxes were analyzed to discern a basis for the variation in mechanical properties associated with different flux use. The variations in flux chemistry resulted in alloyed weldments with diverse weld metal mechanical properties as evident by Charpy impact, tensile, dynamic tear, and microhardness tests. The microstructures and macrostructures were examined using optical and electron microscopy in order to determine the basis for the variations in strength and toughness. Scanning electron microscope and energy dispersive x-ray experiments were performed to determine the size, type, distribution and volume fraction of the non-metallic inclusions in the weld metal. Inclusion characterization revealed that the role of the flux in alloying had a more significant effect on the strength and toughness than did the presence of specific inclusions.

  15. Fatigue and fracture properties of a super-austenitic stainless steel at 295 K and 4 K

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    McRae, D. M.; Walsh, R. P.; Dalder, E. N. C.; Litherland, S.; Trosen, M.; Kuhlmann, D. J.

    2014-01-01

    The tie plate structure for the ITER Central Solenoid (CS) is required to have high strength and good fatigue and fracture behavior at both room temperature and 4 K. A super-austenitic stainless steel - UNS 20910, commonly referred to by its trade name, Nitronic 50 (N50) - has been chosen for consideration to fulfill this task, due to its good room temperature and cryogenic yield strengths and weldability. Although N50 is often considered for cryogenic applications, little published data exists at 4 K. Here, a full series of tests have been conducted at 295 K and 4 K, and static tensile properties of four forgings of commercially-available N50 are reported along with fatigue life, fatigue crack growth rate (FCGR), and fracture toughness data. This study makes a significant contribution to the cryogenic mechanical properties database of high strength, paramagnetic alloys with potential for superconducting magnet applications.

  16. Corrosion protection of galvanized steels by silane-based treatments

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    Yuan, Wei

    The possibility of using silane coupling agents as replacements for chromate treatments was investigated on galvanized steel substrates. In order to understand the influence of deposition parameters on silane film formation, pure zinc substrates were first used as a model for galvanized steel to study the interaction between silane coupling agents and zinc surfaces. The silane films formed on pure zinc substrates from aqueous solutions were characterized by ellipsometry, contact angle measurements, reflection absorption infrared spectroscopy, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and atomic force microscopy. The deposition parameters studied include solution concentration, solution dipping time and pH value of the applied solution. It appears that silane film formation involved a true equilibrium of hydrolysis and condensation reactions in aqueous solutions. It has been found that the silane film thickness obtained depends primarily on the solution concentration and is almost independent of the solution dipping time. The molecular orientation of applied silane films is determined by the pH value of applied silane solutions and the isoelectric point of metal substrates. The deposition window in terms of pH value for zinc substrates is between 6.0 and 9.0. The total surface energy of the silane-coated pure zinc substrates decreases with film aging time, the decrease rate, however, is determined by the nature of silane coupling agents. Selected silane coupling agents were applied as prepaint or passivation treatments onto galvanized steel substrates. The corrosion protection provided by these silane-based treatments were evaluated by salt spray test, cyclic corrosion test, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, and stack test. The results showed that silane coupling agents can possibly be used to replace chromates for corrosion control of galvanized steel substrates. Silane coatings provided by these silane treatments serve mainly as physical barriers. Factors that affect the performance of a silane coupling agent in the application of corrosion control include chemical reactivity, hydrophobic character, siloxane crosslinker network, and film thickness. Good protections afforded by the silane treatments are a synergetic effect of all these factors.

  17. Exploration of surface hydrophilic properties on AISI 304 stainless steel and silicon wafer against aging after atmospheric pressure plasma treatment

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    Chuang, Shang-I.; Duh, Jenq-Gong

    2014-11-01

    The aim of this work is to seek the enhanced surface hydrophilic properties on AISI 304 stainless steel and silicon wafer after atmospheric pressure plasma treatment using a specifically designed atmospheric pressure plasma jet. The aging tendency of surface hydrophilic property under air is highlighted. It is concluded that both of the silicon wafer and stainless steel treated with plasma generated from supply gas of argon 15 slm mixed with oxygen 40 sccm shows a better tendency on remaining high water contact angle as compared to that with pure argon and nitrogen addition. Additional peaks of O I (777, 844 nm), O II (408 nm) are detected by optical emission spectroscope indicating the presence of the oxygen radicals and ionic species, which interact with surfaces and thus contribute to low water contact angle (WCA) surfaces. Moreover, the result acquired from X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) indicates that the increase in the oxygen-related bonding exhibits a better contribution on remaining high surface energy over a period of time.

  18. Influence of repair welding of aged 18Ni 250 maraging steel weldments on tensile and fracture properties

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    Sinha, P.P.; Arumugham, S.; Nagarajan, K.V. . Materials and Metallurgy Group)

    1993-08-01

    The effects of repair welding on tensile strength and fracture toughness of aged weldments of 18 Ni 250-grade maraging steel have been studied. It has been established that aged weldments in the steel can be repaired and approximately 95% of the tensile strength of the initial welds could be achieved by postrepair aging treatment. Also, the repairs had practically no effect on the fracture toughness (K[sub IC]) of the weldment. These results have been discussed in terms of microstructural conditions in the various affected and unaffected zones of the initial weld. One important inference that emerges from the mechanical properties-microstructural correlation in the study is that (K[sub IC]) of the weld is independent of the gross microstructural features of the dendritic size and shapes in the ranges observed in this study. It has, however, been cautioned that the above statement is not valid in cases in which heavy segregation occurs along the interdendritic boundaries resulting in heavily banded microstructure. This can result from faulty weld parameters such as excessive heat input. A second aging to recover the mechanical properties of the repaired zone has additional beneficial effects on tensile strengths and helps in maintaining fracture toughness to the original level of the initial weld.

  19. Restoration of engraved marks on steel surfaces by etching technique.

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    Zaili, Mohd Azlan Mohd; Kuppuswamy, R; Harun, Hafizah

    2007-08-24

    It is known that restoration of erased engraved identification marks on the engine and the chassis of a car or on a firearm has low success rate. Unlike stamping, engraving on a metal surface leaves no pronounced, permanent subsurface deformation in the crystalline structure, also called dislocation that can be revealed by suitable methods. Hence, the current research work investigated whether metallographic reagents used in the restoration of stamp (compression) marks could be applied to recover engraved marks on steel surfaces and also to establish the sensitivity and effectiveness of some of these reagents for the restoration of the marks. Experiments were conducted by mechanically engraving alphanumeric characters on several steel plates using a computer controlled engraving machine called Gravograph. The markings were later erased from the above steel plates by removing the metal in stages of 0.01 mm through 0.04 mm below the bottom of the engraving. Several plates were thus prepared wherein each one had been abraded to a specific depth. Then eight metallographic reagents were tested on each one of the above erased plates using a swabbing technique. The results had shown that while most of the reagents were able to restore marks up to certain levels of erasure, the reagent 5 g copper sulphate, 60 ml water, 30 ml concentrated ammonium hydroxide and 60 ml concentrated hydrochloric acid restored marks erased to a depth of 0.04 mm below the engraving depth, thus presenting itself the most sensitive reagent. Quite significantly, the above reagent was also able to decipher successfully the original engraved marks that had been erased and engraved with a new number, or obliterated by centre punching. The results of this research work should benefit the forensic practitioners engaged in the serial number recovery on vehicles, firearms and other objects. PMID:17088038

  20. Gigacycle Fatigue Properties of High-Strength Steels According to Inclusion and ODA Sizes

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    Furuya, Y.; Hirukawa, H.; Kimura, T.; Hayaishi, M.

    2007-08-01

    Gigacycle fatigue tests were conducted for several versions of JIS-SCM440 low-alloy and JIS-SUJ2 bearing steels using 20-kHz ultrasonic fatigue testing to elucidate the relationship of the inclusion size and type to fish-eye fracture properties. The total number of tested specimens was over 200. Most of the specimens revealed Al2O3 or (Cr, Fe)3C inclusion-originating types of fish-eye fractures, while TiN inclusions and the matrix also caused fish-eye fractures in some specimens. Based on these fatigue test results, 109-cycle fatigue limits were estimated according to inclusion size by resorting the obtained data points according to their inclusion sizes at the fish-eye fracture origin. The estimated fatigue limits revealed saturation when the inclusion sizes were smaller than 15 ?m, while those fatigue limits depended on the inclusion sizes to the -1/6th power in the case of inclusions above 15 ?m in size. The saturation of the 109-cycle fatigue limits was considered to be caused by the effects of the optically dark areas (ODAs). Moreover, the fatigue limits also depended on inclusion type. In comparing the Al2O3 and (Cr, Fe)3C inclusions, the key features causing the difference in the fatigue limits were likely to be bonding between the inclusion and the matrix, i.e., the (Cr, Fe)3C inclusions were tightly bonded to the matrix, unlike the Al2O3 inclusions, although both inclusions were of the hard type.