Evolution of microstructure and mechanical properties of a 25Cr-20Ni heat resistant alloy after long-term service

Jingbo Yan, Yuefeng Gu, Fei Sun, Yaxin Xu, Yong Yuan, Jintao Lu, Zhen Yang, Yingying Dang

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Abstract

This work investigated the effect of long-term service on the evolution of microstructure and properties of HR3C alloy. Its results show that large amount of discontinuous chromium carbide is accompanied by a chromium depletion area that is formed along the grain boundary. This depletion area promotes the crack nucleation and propagation at the carbide-matrix interface at the grain boundary, leading to a decrease in the alloy ductility at room temperature. However, this deteriorative effect is not obvious at high temperatures primarily because the fast drop of the grain strength. Therefore, the crack propagates easily across the grain during the alloy deformation at high temperatures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-298
Number of pages10
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering A
Volume675
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Oct 15
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Aging
  • Alloy
  • Carbide
  • Grain Boundary

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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