Effect of microstructural features on hardness in simulated heat affected zone of an advanced low-alloyed steel

Z. S. Yu, F. Sun, J. X. Zhang, H. Z. Wang, Y. Yuan, L. Zhao, X. Liu

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Abstract

The low-alloyed creep-resistant T24 steel was designed as prospective material for membrane water walls in modern ultra-super critical power generation. In this study, T24 steel was subjected to welding thermal simulation. After simulation, short time thermal exposure at different temperatures was conducted to study the effect of microstructural evolution on related hardness in the simulated heat affected zone. The results of Vickers hardness tests measurements exhibit a slight decrease at 750 °C in base T24 steel. While, the hardness decreases obviously at 650 °C in the heat-affected zone after welding thermal simulation due to the carbide formation at the grain interior and coarsening at grain boundaries with the increasing thermal exposure time. At 750 °C, the coarsening of bainite lath in thickness direction occurs in base steel and heat-affected zone after welding thermal simulation. Detailed microstructure features at the grain interior and grain boundaries were investigated and analyzed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)86-89
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Volume697
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Hardness
  • Heat-affected zone
  • Microstructure
  • T24 steel
  • Transmission electron microscopy (TEM)
  • Welding thermal simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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