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

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

    2008-10-01

    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 A in diameter, and ND was used to determine the weight fraction of the cementite precipitates. Fine core-shell structured spherical precipitates with an average radius of ~50 A, 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 A were mainly observed in the boron-free (BF) low-carbon steels. In the BA steels, the number of boron precipitates, such as BN, Fe(3)(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

  2. Deformation and Recrystallisation in Low Carbon Steels

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    Almojil, Marwan

    2010-01-01

    The annealing behaviour, including studies of recrystallisation kinetics anddevelopment of crystallographic texture, of two low carbon steels after different coldrolling reductions have been investigated using Optical Microscopy (OM), ElectronBack-Scatter Diffraction (EBSD) and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM).The primary recrystallisation behaviour of 20, 50, 70 and 90% cold rolled InterstitialFree (IF) and High Strength Low Alloy (HSLA) steels was studied. The HSLA wasinitially proces...

  3. Influence of boron on strain hardening behaviour and ductility of low carbon hot rolled steel

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    Highlights: → Unique feature of low strain hardening exponent (n) with high total elongation has been discussed in industrially produced low carbon boron containing steel. → n has been correlated with the micro structural changes occurring during deformation of steel. → This feature of low n and high % elongation has potential for higher cold reducibility. → The work is being reported for the first time on industrially produced low carbon boron containing steel. - Abstract: The beneficial effect of boron on mechanical properties of low carbon Al-killed steel has been reported in recent past. However, the effect of boron on strain hardening exponent (n) and ductility has not been fully understood. This aspect has been discussed in present work. The results of mill trials with reference to n and ductility with boron added steel are compared to those for commercial grade. The lowering of 'n' with increased total elongation in boron bearing steel has been related to the microstructural evolution as a result of boron addition.

  4. Aluminizing Low Carbon Steel at Lower Temperatures

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    Xiao Si; Bining Lu; Zhenbo Wang

    2009-01-01

    This study reports the significantly enhanced aluminizing behaviors of a low carbon steel at temperatures far below the austenitizing temperature, with a nanostructured surface layer produced by surface mechanical attrition treatment (SMAT). A much thicker iron aluminide compound layer with a much enhanced growth kinetics of η-Fe2Al5 in the SMAT sample has been observed relative to the coarse-grained steel sample. Compared to the coarse-grained sample, a weakened texture is formed in the aluminide layer in the SMAT sample. The aluminizing kinetics is analyzed in terms of promoted diffusivity and nucleation frequency in the nanostructured surface layer.

  5. Low carbon manganese-nickel-niobium steel

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    Experimental heats of a low carbon-manganese-0.5% nickel-0.15% niobium steel have been rolled to plates between 13.5 and 50 mm thickness and to a 16 mm hot strip. Various combinations of soaking temperatures form 11000C to 13000C and of finish rolling temperatures between 7100C and 9300C have been investigated. From mechanical properties obtained, one can conclude that the investigated steel composition provides very good properties e.g. for pipe steels X65 to X75. In particular, the toughness at low temperature is outstanding despite relaxed rolling conditions. Metalographic and special investigations such as electron microscopy, texture evaluation and chemical extraction, correlated with applied rolling schedules and the mechanical properties obtained resulted in a comprehensive understanding about the benefits of high niobium metallurgy combined with nickel addition. All practically applied welding processes generated mechanical properties, in particular toughness of the weldment, that meet arctic specifications.(Author)

  6. Strength enhancement possibilities of low carbon steels

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    M. Greger

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The paper analyses methods of grain refinement and demonstrates development of structure andproperties of metallic materials after severe plastic deformations (SPD.Design/methodology/approach: Technology ARB was experimentally verified. The material was rolled in 11passes. Rolling proceeded at temperature 650˚C, with heating in furnace with inert atmosphere (Ar.Findings: True strain has achieved the value 9. Basic relations between magnitude of deformation, grainrefinement and resulting mechanical properties were described. Bonding of degree was greater than 90%.Practical implications: ARB method is one of instrument for acquirement materials with ultrafine grainstructure. Is it very simply apparatus, which can be used in practical technology (classical rolling mill.Originality/value: Development of structure was verified on low carbon steel. Obtained grain size was around 0.3 μm.Properties obtained by tensile test did not achieve the expected value. Grain size was homogenous in whole volume.

  7. Precipitation Behavior in the Heat-Affected Zone of Boron-Added 9Cr-3W-3Co Steel During Post-Weld Heat Treatment and Creep Deformation

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    Liu, Yuan; Tsukamoto, Susumu; Sawada, Kota; Tabuchi, Masaaki; Abe, Fujio

    2015-05-01

    In the previous paper, we demonstrated that the addition of boron was effective in preventing type IV failure due to suppression of grain refinement in the heat-affected zone at the peak temperature of around AC3 (AC3 HAZ). However, some fine prior austenite grains (PAGs) still remained around the coarse PAG boundaries, and these fine PAGs may affect the creep property of the welded joint. In the present study, the effect of these fine PAGs on the creep property of the boron-added 9Cr-3Co-3W steel (B steel) Ac3 HAZ is investigated. Different heat treatments are carried out on B steel base metal to form different Ac3 HAZ-simulated microstructures of coarse PAG with and without fine PAGs. Ac3 HAZ microstructure shows that a lot of M23C6 carbides are formed at the block boundary in the interior of coarse PAG. On the other hand, few M23C6 carbides are formed at the fine PAG boundaries, but a number of μ phases (W6Fe7 type) cover the boundary. The formation of μ phase retards the recovery of dislocation at the fine PAG boundary and contributes to stabilizing the microstructure in the primary and transient creep regions. The μ phase transforms to the Laves phase during creep. As the growth rate of Laves phase is higher than that of M23C6 carbides during creep, the creep strength of fine PAG boundary, which is strengthened only by Laves phase, becomes a little bit lower than the other boundaries strengthened by M23C6 carbides after long-term creep. The mismatch of creep strength between the fine PAG boundary and the matrix should be taken into account to attain an excellent long-term creep property of the B steel welded joint.

  8. Research of Mold Powder for Ultra-Low Carbon Steel

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    2001-01-01

    This paper explained the mechanism of carbon pickup byultra-low-carbon steels during continuous casting and indicated that the major cause of carbon pickup is the contact of the molten steel with the enriched-carbon layer of the powder. Forming of the enriched-carbon layer is due to the existing of “carbon core”. Accordingly, the measures to reduce the carbon content and amount of the enriched-carbon layer were investigated. A kind of new powder has been developed and successfully used to minimize the carbon pickup by ultra-low carbon steels during continuous casting.

  9. Austenite Recrystallization and Controlled Rolling of Low Carbon Steels

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    DU Lin-xiu; ZHANG Zhong-ping; SHE Guang-fu; LIU Xiang-hua; WANG Guo-dong

    2006-01-01

    The dynamic recrystallization and static recrystallization in a low carbon steel were investigated through single-pass and double-pass experiments. The results indicate that as the deformation temperature increases and the strain rate decreases, the shape of the stress-strain curve is changed from dynamic recovery shape to dynamic recrystallization shape. The austenite could not recrystallize within a few seconds after deformation at temperature below 900 ℃. According to the change in microstructure during deformation, the controlled rolling of low carbon steel can be divided into four stages: dynamic recrystallization, dynamic recovery, strain-induced ferrite transformation, and rolling in two-phase region. According to the microstructure after deformation, the controlled rolling of low carbon steel can be divided into five regions: non-recrystallized austenite, partly-recrystallized austenite, fully-recrystallized austenite, austenite to ferrite transformation, and dual phase.

  10. Effect of alkali and chloride ions on pitting corrosion behaviour of boron added modified 9Cr-1Mo steel

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    Modified 9Cr-1Mo ferritic steel is used as a structural material for the steam generator of Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR) due to its high temperature corrosion and oxidation resistance. Since all the components (tube, tube sheet and shell) of steam generator are made of modified 9Cr-1Mo, it is also required to be resistant against general and localized corrosion. Modified 9Cr-1Mo steel with 100 ppm boron addition is being considered as the structural material for the steam generators of future fast reactors, owing to its improved creep properties. In the present work, an attempt has been made to study the pitting corrosion behaviour of this material in alkaline environment containing chloride ions. Alkaline environment was chosen to simulate the caustic condition generated in the steam generator due to the accidental leak of feed water containing chloride ions (as impurity) with hot sodium. Potentiodynamic anodic polarization studies were carried out in deaerated 0.1, 0.2 and 0.5M sodium hydroxide solutions containing 0.1, 0.2 and 0.5M sodium chloride. During the experiments current value was allowed to increase up to 1 mA to ensure that stable pits were developed. Pitting potentials (Epp) were determined from the anodic polarization diagrams. The pitted specimens etched in Villela's reagent were observed under an optical microscope as well as a scanning electron microscope (SEM). Most of the pits observed under optical microscope were found to be hemispherical in nature. The diameters of 30 random pits were measured (two diameters at right angles for each pit) and an average diameter for each pit was calculated

  11. Development and processing of low carbon bainitic steels

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    Suikkanen, P. (Pasi)

    2009-01-01

    Abstract The aim of this work was to study systematically the effects of composition and processing on austenite grain growth and static recrystallization (SRX) kinetics, austenite decomposition under controlled cooling as well as microstructures, mechanical properties and weldability of hot rolled low carbon bainitic (LCB) steels. The results showed that the coarsening of austenite grain structure is influenced by the chemical composition. Steels with Nb-Ti alloying exhibited fine and uni...

  12. Laser-ultrasonic absorption measurements in low carbon steels

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    Moreau, A.; Lord, M.; Levesque, D.; Dubois, M.; Bussiere, J.F. [Institut des Materiaux Industriels, Boucherville, Que. (Canada)

    2000-09-28

    We have refined the contactless laser-ultrasound reverberation technique to measure ultrasonic absorption on small metallic samples. In this technique, a sample is supported by a holder which is ultrasonically decoupled from the sample. A pulsed laser is used to generate an acoustic pulse. After the pulse has mode converted and scattered sufficiently to fully insonify the sample, the decrease in the noise-like ultrasonic signal is recorded as a function of time using a laser-interferometer. A joint time-frequency analysis technique is used to extract an absorption spectrum from the signal. In this paper, the technique is demonstrated in a frequency bandwidth ranging from 1 to 7 MHz, and in a dynamic range of 0.003 to 0.3 dB {mu}s{sup -1}. Measurements made on samples of three low-carbon steel grades, namely ultra low carbon (ULC), low carbon (LC), and high strength, low-alloy steels (HSLA), clearly show that ultrasonic absorption varies with steel grade. The technique was utilized to study the effect of a magnetic field on the ultrasonic absorption of an annealed ultra low carbon steel sample. It was found that magnetoelastic effects are responsible for a large fraction of the total absorption. (orig.)

  13. Twin structure of the lath martensite in low carbon steel

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    Pan Zhang

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available It has been well accepted that the martensites in quenched carbon steels exhibit two typical morphologies which are closely dependent on the carbon content, i.e. lath martensite in low carbon steels and lenticular martensite in high carbon steels. Based on conventional belief, the lath martensites in low carbon steels are with high density dislocations as the substructure, in contrast to twin substructure in lenticular high carbon martensite. In the present work, an intensive transmission electron microscopy investigation was made to characterize the microstructures of the lath martensite in a low carbon steel of 0.2 wt%C. It was found that lots of lath martensites consist of twin as their substructure, rather than high density dislocations. In addition, nanoscale precipitates cohering with ferrite matrix were found at the twin interfaces. The orientation relationships between the precipitates and the ferrite matrix are in good agreement with that of primitive hexagonal ω phase in titanium alloys and other bcc metals or alloys.

  14. Twin structure of the lath martensite in low carbon steel

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    Pan Zhang; Yulin Chen; Wenlong Xiao; Dehai Ping; Xinqing Zhao

    2016-01-01

    It has been well accepted that the martensites in quenched carbon steels exhibit two typical morphol-ogies which are closely dependent on the carbon content, i.e. lath martensite in low carbon steels and lenticular martensite in high carbon steels. Based on conventional belief, the lath martensites in low carbon steels are with high density dislocations as the substructure, in contrast to twin substructure in lenticular high carbon martensite. In the present work, an intensive transmission electron microscopy investigation was made to characterize the microstructures of the lath martensite in a low carbon steel of 0.2 wt%C. It was found that lots of lath martensites consist of twin as their substructure, rather than high density dislocations. In addition, nanoscale precipitates cohering with ferrite matrix were found at the twin interfaces. The orientation relationships between the precipitates and the ferrite matrix are in good agreement with that of primitive hexagonalωphase in titanium alloys and other bcc metals or alloys.&2016 Chinese Materials Research Society. Production and hosting by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access.

  15. Oxidation of ultra low carbon and silicon bearing steels

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    Suarez, Lucia [CTM - Technologic Centre, Materials Technology Area, Manresa, Barcelona (Spain)], E-mail: lucia.suarez@ctm.com.es; Rodriguez-Calvillo, Pablo [CTM - Technologic Centre, Materials Technology Area, Manresa, Barcelona (Spain)], E-mail: pablo.rodriguez@ctm.com.es; Houbaert, Yvan [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Ghent (Belgium)], E-mail: Yvan.Houbaert@UGent.be; Colas, Rafael [Facultad de Ingenieria Mecanica y Electrica, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon (Mexico)], E-mail: rcolas@mail.uanl.mx

    2010-06-15

    Oxidation tests were carried out in samples from an ultra low carbon and two silicon bearing steels to determine the distribution and morphology of the oxide species present. The ultra low carbon steel was oxidized for short periods of time within a chamber designed to obtain thin oxide layers by controlling the atmosphere, and for longer times in an electric furnace; the silicon steels were reheated only in the electric furnace. The chamber was constructed to study the behaviour encountered during the short period of time between descaling and rolling in modern continuous mills. It was found that the oxide layers formed on the samples reheated in the electric furnace were made of different oxide species. The specimens treated in the chamber had layers made almost exclusively of wustite. Selected oxide samples were studied by scanning electron microscopy to obtain electron backscattered diffraction patterns, which were used to identify the oxide species in the layer.

  16. Ultrafine-grained low carbon steels by severe plastic deformation

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    S. Dobatkin

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available The structure and properties of 0,14% C and 0,1% C - B low-carbon steels taken in two initial states, martensitic and ferritic-pearlitic, were studied after cold equal-channel angular (ECA pressing. ECA pressing leads to the formation of only partially submicrocrystalline structure with a grain size of 150 – 300 nm, depending on the steel alloying and initial state. The finest structure with the elements of 190 nm in size is obtained in the 0,1% C - B steel microalloyed with boron. The strength of the 0,1% C - B steel after cold ECA pressing (Rm = 805-1235 MPa meets the specifications of fasteners of the R80 - R120 strength grade. The strength of the deformed 0,14% C steel is close to the R80 strength grade.

  17. Mixed structures in continuously cooled low-carbon automotive steels

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    Khalid, F.; Edmonds, D.

    1993-01-01

    Mixed microstructures have been studied in low- carbon microalloyed steels suitable for automotive applications, after continuous cooling from the hot-rolled condition. Microstructural features such as polygonal ferrite, bainitic and acicular ferrite and microphase constituent are identified using transmission electron microscopy. The influence of these mixed structures on the tensile strength, impact toughness and fracture behaviour is examined. It is found that improvements in impact toughn...

  18. Elastic Sag Property of Low Carbon Martensite Spring Steel

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    LI Ye-sheng; CHEN Mi-song; WU Zi-ping; ZHU Yin-lu; DUO Tie-yun

    2004-01-01

    This paper studies the elastic sag resistance of new low-carbon martensite spring steel 35Si2CrVB developed recently and points out that the cause of elastic sag is attributed to cyclic softening of spring steel engendered during its serving,also considers that elastic sag property should be evaluated by dynamic mechanical properties of spring material such as dynamic yield strength σ'0.2, ratio of dynamic yield strength σ'0.2 vs. tensile strength σb (σ'0.2/σb) and ratio of dynamic yield strength σ' 0.2vs. static yield strengthσ0.2 (σ'0.2/σ0. 2 )etc. , which are measured by the cyclic stress-strain curve test. Compared with conventional spring steel 60Si2MnA, 35Si2CrVB has good advantages in both dynamic and static properties, which show it possesses higher elastic sag resistance than 60Si2MnA because of its lath-martensite structure tempering in low temperature different from 60Si2MnA steel's plate martensite structure tempering inmedium temperature. So it can be demonstrated that low carbon martensite spring steel is more appropriate for the demands of spring.

  19. Mechanical Properties and Corrosion Behavior of Low Carbon Steel Weldments

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    Mohamed Mahdy

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available This research involves studying the mechanical properties and corrosion behavior of “low carbon steel” (0.077wt% C before and after welding using Arc, MIG and TIG welding. The mechanical properties include testing of microhardness, tensile strength, the results indicate that microhardness of TIG, MIG welding is more than arc welding, while tensile strength in arc welding more than TIG and MIG.The corrosion behavior of low carbon weldments was performed by potentiostat at scan rate 3mV.sec-1 in 3.5% NaCl to show the polarization resistance and calculate the corrosion rate from data of linear polarization by “Tafel extrapolation method”. The results indicate that the TIG welding increase the corrosion current density and anodic Tafel slop, while decrease the polarization resistance compared with unwelded low carbon steel. Cyclic polarization were measured to show resistance of specimens to pitting corrosion and to calculate the forward and reveres potentials. The results show shifting the forward, reverse and pitting potentials toward active direction for weldments samples compared with unwelded sample.

  20. Metal magnetic memory signals from surface of low-carbon steel and low-carbon alloyed steel

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    DONG Li-hong; XU Bin-shi; DONG Shi-yun; YE Ming-hui; CHEN Qun-zhi; WANG Dan; YIN Da-wei

    2007-01-01

    In order to investigate the regularity of metal magnetic signals of ferromagnetic materials under the effect of applied load, the static tensile test of Q235 steel and 18CrNiWA steel plate specimens were conducted and metal magnetic memory signals of specimens were measured during the test process.The influencing factors of metal magnetic memory signals and the relationship between axial appliedload and signals were analyzed. The fracture and microstructure of the specimens were observed.The results show that the magnetic signals corresponding to the measured points change linearly approximately with increasing axial load.The microstructure of Q235 steel is ferrite and perlite, whereas that of l8CrNiWA steel is bainite and low-carbon martensite.The fracture of these two kinds of specimens is ductile rupture;carbon content of specimen materials and dislocation glide give much contribution to the characterisffcs of magnetic curves.

  1. Low Carbon Steel Processed by Equal Channel Angular Warm Pressing

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    Zrnik, J.

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Low carbon steel AISI 10 was subjected to a severe plastic deformation technique called Equal Angular Channel Pressing (ECAP at different increased temperatures. The steel was subjected to ECAP with channel’s angle j = 90°, at different temperature in range of 150 - 300 °C. The number of passes at each temperature was N = 3. Light, scanning electron microscopy (SEM and transmission electron microscopy (TEM of thin foils were used to study the formation of substructure and ultrafine grains in deformed specimens. The size of newly born polygonized grains (subgrains and/or submicrocrystalline grains is in range of 300 - 500 mm. The formation of such of predominant submicrocrystalline structure resulted in significant increase of yield stress [Re] and tensile strength of the steel [Rm].

  2. Characterization of Bainitic Microstrucutres in Low Carbon Hsla Steels

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    Kang, Ju Seok; Park, Chan Gyung

    The austenite phase of low carbon steels can be transformed to various bainitic microstructures such as granular bainite, acicular ferrite and bainitic ferrite during continuous cooling process. In the present study site-specific transmission electron microscope (TEM) specimens were prepared by using focused ion beam (FIB) to identify the bainitic microstructure in low carbon high strength low alloy (HSLA) steels clearly. Granular bainite was composed of fine subgrains and 2nd phase constituents like M/A or pearlite located at grain and/or subgrain boundaries. Acicular ferrite was identified as an aggregate of randomly orientated needle-shaped grains. The high angle relations among acicular ferrite grains were thought to be caused by intra-granular nucleation, which could be occur under the high cooling rate condition. Bainitic ferrite revealed uniform and parallel lath structure within the packet. In some case, however, the parallel lathes showed high angle relations due to packet overlapping during grow of bainitic ferrite, resulting in high toughness properties in bainitic ferrite based steels.

  3. Intragranular ferrite in inoculated low-carbon steels

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    Inoculated low-carbon plate steels have been developed which provide improved low temperature toughness compared with conventional HSLA steels, and also exhibit better weldability with high heat input welding processes. These characteristics make inoculated steels suitable for large structures in severe environments. The improved toughness and weldability are attributed to the formation of microstructures containing fine, intragranular ferrite which nucleates on inclusion dispersions, similar to acicular ferrite formation in weld metals. The development of various inoculated steels is described and the role of inclusions in intragranular ferrite formation is reviewed. The primary role of inclusions is to provide heterogeneous nucleation sites, but nucleation appears to be enhanced to a certain extent by a number of other phenomena at the inclusion surface. Various phases have been shown to enhance intragranular ferrite nucleation, and the most effective of these for inoculation of plate steels are phases rich in titanium and oxygen. Inoculated Ti-O steels have found limited commercial acceptance, but further development depends on achievement of reliable steelmaking technology to optimise microstructural control with particles

  4. Reduction of work hardening rate in low-carbon steels

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    Yalamanchili, Bhaskar Rao

    Low carbon grades of steel rods are used to produce finished products such as fine wire, coat hangers, staples, and roofing nails. These products are subject to ductility failures during production due to excessively high work hardening rates during wire drawing. The high work hardening rates are attributed to the presence of residuals, free nitrogen, or combinations thereof. This research concludes that the most cost-effective way to reduce the work hardening rate during wire drawing is to combine boron with nitrogen to form boron nitride, and thus reducing its work hardening contribution. The results of this study also conclude the following: (1) Boron/Nitrogen ratio is the more significant factor than rod tensile strength, which affects work hardening rate. Higher ratio is better in the 0.79 to 1.19 range. (2) Maintaining this narrow B/N range requires precise process control. (3) Process conditions such as dissolved oxygen (Steel Texas (North Star) benefited from this research by being able to provide a competitive edge in both quality and cost of its low carbon boron grades thus making North Star a preferred supplier of wire rod for these products.

  5. FINITE DIFFERENCE SIMULATION OF LOW CARBON STEEL MANUAL ARC WELDING

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    Laith S Al-Khafagy

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available This study discusses the evaluation and simulation of angular distortion in welding joints, and the ways of controlling and treating them, while welding plates of (low carbon steel type (A-283-Gr-C through using shielded metal arc welding. The value of this distortion is measured experimentally and the results are compared with the suggested finite difference method computer program. Time dependent temperature distributions are obtained using finite difference method. This distribution is used to obtain the shrinkage that causes the distortions accompanied with structural forces that act to modify these distortions. Results are compared with simple empirical models and experimental results. Different thickness of plates and welding parameters is manifested to illustrate its effect on angular distortions. Results revealed the more accurate results of finite difference method that match experimental results in comparison with empirical formulas. Welding parameters include number of passes, current, electrode type and geometry of the welding process.

  6. Subgrains and boron distribution of low carbon bainitic steels

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    Xuemin Wang; Bing Cao; Chengjia Shang; Xueyi Liu; Xinlai He

    2005-01-01

    The structure variation of deformed austenite during the relaxation stage after deformation at various temperatures in an Nb-B ultra low carbon bainitic steel and Fe-Ni alloy was studied by the thermo-simulation. Optical microscope and TEM were applied to analyze the microstructure after RPC (Relaxation-precipitation-controlling phase transformation technique) and the evolution of dislocation configuration. The particle tracking autoradiography (PTA) technique, revealing the distribution of boron, was employed to show the change of boron segregation after different relaxation times. The results indicate that during the relaxation stage the recovery occurs in the deformed austenite, the dislocations rearrange and subgrains form. During the subsequent cooling the boron will segregate at the boundaries of subgrains.

  7. Deformation Behavior of Ultra-low Carbon Steel in Ferrite Region during Warm Processing

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    XU Guang; CHEN Zhenye; LIU Li; YU Shengfu

    2008-01-01

    The hot deformation experiments of ultra-low carbon steel in ferrite range were carried out ina hot simulator in order to research hot deformation behaviors of ultra-low carbon steel in ferrite range at low temperature.The results show that the influences of deformation parameters on flow stress are different to those in austenitic deformation.The deformation characteristic parameters were calculated for ultra-low carbon steel in ferrite region.The flow stress equation for ultra-low carbon steel in ferritic deformation at low temperature was obtained.

  8. Microstructure and Properties of Ti and Ti+Nb Ultra-Low-Carbon Bake Hardened Steels

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    CHEN Ji-ping; KANG Yong-lin; HAO Ying-min; LIU Guang-ming; XIONG Ai-ming

    2009-01-01

    Hot rolling, cold rolling and continuous annealing processes of Ti bearing and Ti+ Nb stabilized ultra-low-carbon bake hardened steels were experimentally studied. The microstrueture and texture evolution, as well as the morphology, size and distribution of second phase precipitates during hot roiling, cold rolling and continuous annea-ling were also analyzed. The results showed that the size of NbC precipitates in Ti+ Nb stabilized ultra-low-carbon bake hardened steel was smaller than that of TiC precipitates in Ti bearing ultra-low-carbon bake hardened steel, which made the average grain size of Ti+ Nb stabilized ultra-low-carbon bake hardened steel finer than that of Ti bearing ultra-low-carbon bake hardened steel; for the yield strength, the former was higher than the latter; but for the γ value which reflects the deep-drawing performance, the former was lower than the latter.

  9. Parameters Optimization of Low Carbon Low Alloy Steel Annealing Process

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    Maoyu ZHAO; Qianwang CHEN

    2013-01-01

    A suitable match of annealing process parameters is critical for obtaining the fine microstructure of material.Low carbon low alloy steel (20CrMnTi) was heated for various durations near Ac temperature to obtain fine pearlite and ferrite grains.Annealing temperature and time were used as independent variables,and material property data were acquired by orthogonal experiment design under intercritical process followed by subcritical annealing process (IPSAP).The weights of plasticity (hardness,yield strength,section shrinkage and elongation) of annealed material were calculated by analytic hierarchy process,and then the process parameters were optimized by the grey theory system.The results observed by SEM images show that microstructure of optimization annealing material are consisted of smaller lamellar pearlites (ferrite-cementite)and refining ferrites which distribute uniformly.Morphologies on tension fracture surface of optimized annealing material indicate that the numbers of dimple fracture show more finer toughness obviously comparing with other annealing materials.Moreover,the yield strength value of optimization annealing material decreases apparently by tensile test.Thus,the new optimized strategy is accurate and feasible.

  10. Work-Hardening and Deformation Mechanism of Cold Rolled Low Carbon Steel

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    Wang Su-Fen; Peng Yan; Li Zhi-Jie

    2013-01-01

    The study reports the mechanical property and microstructure of cold rolled low carbon steel and its work-hardening behavior in the deformation process. The tensile test in room temperature of low carbon steel was implemented for the different cold rolling deformation, the stress-strain curve was draught according to the relationship between strength and deformation and fitted for the polynomial fitting, the strain hardening exponent (n) of test steel was calculated by the Hollomon method. In...

  11. Understanding of microstructures in the heat affected zone of boron-added modified 9Cr-1Mo steel using gleeble simulation

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    Beneficial effect of boron on improving the creep properties and resistance to Type IV cracking of the ferritic steels is now well established. It has also been shown that boron significantly influence the ferrite to austenite transformation that takes place in the heat affected zone (HAZ) of a weld joint of ferritic steel and this in turns alters the HAZ microstructure from those observed in the boron free steels and thus improving the resistance to Type IV cracking. In the present study transformation of tempered martensite to austenite for two boron containing 9Cr-1Mo steels when subjected to different weld thermal cycles were examined. Studies using Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) carried out on one of the steels showed that both Ac1 and Ac3 temperatures increased with increase in heating rates. Heating and cooling rates in weld thermal cycles is higher than that could be achieved using a DSC and Gleeble simulation of the weld thermal cycle showed that transformation temperatures obtained were still higher than that obtained using a DSC. Examination of the microstructures in the as-simulated condition and after subjecting to heat treatment of 760 C/3h confirmed there is no grain refinement, normally expected in a conventional boron free 9Cr-1Mo steel. Subsequently, these steels were given isothermal heat treatment in a furnace at temperatures of 875 and 900 C for short durations of 5-60 minutes to allow different extents of transformation of tempered martensite to austenite and their effect on the final microstructures. Stability of microstructure in boron containing two modified 9Cr-1Mo steels was studied using Gleeble thermal simulator by varying peak temperatures from 875 to 1000 C. Results of modified 9Cr-1Mo steel was used for comparison purpose. Ac1 and Ac3 transformation temperatures are found to be similar as estimated from the DSC and Gleeble thermal simulator using C strain technique. Lath martensitic microstructure was observed in both these

  12. Research on Welding Test of Grey Cast Iron and Low-Carbon Steel

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    2002-01-01

    Grey cast iron's welding itself is a complex proble m.So proper welding materials must be selected,complex welding techniques such as preheating before weldingslow cooling after welding etc,should be taken. However the carbon component in low-carbon steel is comparatively low,the carbo n of welded joint will diffuse to the low-carbon steel when it is welded with gr ey cast iron,which will cause the component of carbon greatly increased at the low-carbon steel side in HAZ,high carbon martensite and cracks ...

  13. Effect of Cr and Mo on strain ageing behaviour of low carbon steel

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    This work explores the effects of Cr (0.26-0.74 wt%) and Mo (0.09-0.3 wt%) additions on the kinetics of strain ageing process in low carbon steel. The strain ageing behaviour of the steels was investigated by using tensile tests and transmission electron microscopy. The results have shown that Mo-alloyed steels undergo the same four stages of ageing as unalloyed low carbon steel, whereas Cr-alloyed steels exhibit only three stages of ageing. At the same time, the addition of Mo accelerates the ageing response, while alloying with Cr reduces the rate of strain ageing by ∼3 times in comparison with non-alloyed low carbon steel. It especially delays the offset of Stage III. This is explained by the reduction of carbon content in ferrite due to the enrichment of cementite with Cr leading to the reduction of its equilibrium solubility in ferrite.

  14. Recent Progress in High Strength Low Carbon Steels

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    Zrník J.

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Advanced High Strength (AHS steels, among them especially Dual Phase (DP steels, Transformation Induced Plasticity (TRIP steels, Complex Phase (CP steels, Partially Martensite (PM steels, feature promising results in the field. Their extraordinary mechanical properties can be tailored and adjusted by alloying and processing. The introduction of steels with a microstructure consisting at least of two different components has led to the enlargement of the strength level without a deterioration of ductility. Furthermore, the development of ultra fine-grained AHS steels and their service performance are reviewed and new techniques are introduced. Various projects have been devoted to develop new materials for flat and long steel products for structural applications. The main stream line is High Strength, in order to match the weight lightening requirements that concern the whole class of load bearing structures and/or steel components and one of the most investigated topics is grain refinement.

  15. Influence of Molybdenum Addition on Mechanical Properties of Low Carbon HSLA-100 Steel

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    Bogucki R.; Pytel S.M.

    2014-01-01

    The results of mechanical properties and microstructure observation of low carbon copper bearing steel with high addition of molybdenum are presented in this paper. This steels were characterized by contents of molybdenum in the range from 1% to 3% wt. After the thermo -mechanical processing the steels were subsequently quenched and tempered at different temperatures (500-800 °C) for 1h. The changes of mechanical properties as function of tempering temperature were typical for the steel with ...

  16. CYCLIC RECRYSTALLIZATION OF FERRITE IN HOT-ROLLED LOW-CARBON SHEET STEEL WITH STRUCTURETEXTURAL HETEROGENEITY

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    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available It is determined that in the process of soaking at subcritical temperature 680 °C in hot-rolled rolling of low-carbon steel 08 ps recrystallization is developed with heterogeneous fu ll repeat change of the steel ferrite change by its section.

  17. Solidification Structure of Low Carbon Steel Strips with Different Phosphorus Contents Produced by Strip Casting

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    Na LI; Zhenyu LIU; Yiqing QIU; Zhaosen LIN; Xianghua LIU; Guodong WANG

    2006-01-01

    In the present paper, low carbon steel strips with different phosphorus contents were produced using a twin roll strip casting process. The solidification structure was studied and its features were analyzed in detail. It was found that the strips possessed a fine microstructure compared with the mould cast steels. With increasing phosphorus content more ferrite has been formed with finer grains.

  18. Study on temper-rapid cooling process of low carbon steel produced by CSP

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    Huajie Wu; Yangchun Liu; Jie Fu

    2007-01-01

    On the basis of the effect of carbon precipitation on the microstructure and properties of steel products below A1 temperature,a new thermal treatment method (temper-rapid cooling process) was studied. By the temper-rapid cooling process, the yield strengths of the high strength low carbon (HSLC) steel ZJ330 and SPA-H produced using the compact strip production (CSP) process increased from 340 to about 410 MPa and from 410 to about 450 MPa, respectively. The results indirectly indicated that there existed nanoscaled iron-carbon precipitates that have obvious precipitation effect on low carbon steel produced by CSP. The prospect of application is discussed.

  19. 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.

  20. A review of degradation modes of low carbon steel in brine environments

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    A literature search was conducted to review information on degradation modes of low carbon steel in brine solutions. A computer search was used to obtain articles from 1970 to present while a manual search was conducted for articles published prior to 1970. The published articles and reports indicated that uniform corrosion occurred in sea water, geothermal brines and simulated repository brines. The uniform corrosion rate increased with decreasing pH, increasing oxygen contest of brine and increasing temperature. Pitting of low carbon steel in brine solutions was related to scale formation due to presences of sulfur and heavy metal ions or mill scale present prior to exposure. Low carbon steel did not appear to be susceptible to stress corrosion cracking, but data was limited. The presence of anaerobic bacteria greatly increased the rate of corrosion of low carbon steel as compared to sterile conditions. If sufficient hydrogen is present, low carbon steel could fail due to hydrogen embrittlement in brine solutions. However, this is an area where experimental work needs to be done under more specific conditions related to salt repositories. Corrosion fatigue and stray current corrosion require specific conditions to occur which can be avoided during waste storage and were there fore not addressed. Also, galvanic effects were not addressed as it will be possible to minimize galvanic effects by design. 226 refs., 4 tabs

  1. Factors affecting the strength and toughness of ultra-low carbon steel weld metal

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    Van Slyke, Jonathon J.

    1999-01-01

    The factors that affect strength and toughness often ultra-low carbon steel weld samples (HSLA-80 and HSLA-100), welded using the gas metal arc welding (GMAW) process and new ultra-low carbon consumable electrodes, were studied. The analysis was confined only to the weld metal, and the base metal was not considered. Analysis methods included optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and transmission electron microscopy. Energy dispersive x- ray analysis was performed in the transmissi...

  2. Weldability of Low Carbon Transformation Induced Plasticity Steel

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    ZHANG Mei; LI Lin; FU Ren-yu; ZHANG Ji-cheng; WAN Zi

    2008-01-01

    Transformation induced plasticity (TRIP) steel exhibited high or rather high carbon equivalent (CE) because of its chemical composition,which was a particularly detrimental factor affecting weldability of steels.Thus the weldability of a TRIP steel (grade 600) containing (in mass percent,%) 0.11C-1.19Si-1.67Mn was extensively studied.The mechanical properties and impact toughness of butt joint,the welding crack susceptibility of weld and heat affected zone (HAZ) for tee joint,control thermal severity (CTS) of the welded joint,and Y shape 60° butt joint were measured after the gas metal arc welding (GMAW) test.The tensile strength of the weld was higher than 700 Mpa.Both in the fusion zone (FZ) and HAZ for butt joint,the impact toughness was much higher than 27 J,either at room temperature or at -20 ℃,indicating good low temperature impact ductility of the weld of TRIP 600 steel.In addition,welding crack susceptibility tests revealed that weldments were free of surface crack and other imperfection.All experimental results of this steel showed fairly good weldability.For application,the crossmember in automobile made of this steel exhibited excellent weldability,and fatigue and durability tests were also accomplished for crossmember assembly.

  3. Mechanical Properties of Cold-Drawn Low Carbon Steel for Nail Manufacture: Experimental Observation

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    N.A. Raji; O.O. Oluwole

    2013-01-01

    The objective of this study is to investigate the influence of service situation on the mechanical properties of plain nails manufactured from low carbon steel. The influence of the degree of cold drawing on the mechanical properties and strain hardening of the material is investigated by tensile test experimentation. The stress-strain relationships of the cold-drawn low carbon steel were investigated over the 20, 25, 40 and 55% degree of drawn deformation for the manufacture of 4, 3, 2½ and ...

  4. Effect of Mo Content on Microstructure and Property of Low-Carbon Bainitic Steels

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    Haijiang Hu

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available In this work, three low-carbon bainitic steels, with different Mo contents, were designed to investigate the effects of Mo addition on microstructure and mechanical properties. Two-step cooling, i.e., initial accelerated cooling and subsequent slow cooling, was used to obtain the desired bainite microstructure. The results show that the product of strength and elongation first increases and then shows no significant change with increasing Mo. Compared with Mo-free steel, bainite in the Mo-containing steel tends to have a lath-like morphology due to a decrease in the bainitic transformation temperature. More martensite transformation occurs with the increasing Mo, resulting in greater hardness of the steel. Both the strength and elongation of the steel can be enhanced by Mo addition; however, the elongation may decrease with a further increase in Mo. From a practical viewpoint, the content of Mo could be ~0.14 wt. % for the composition design of low-carbon bainitic steels in the present work. To be noted, an optimal scheme may need to consider other situations such as the role of sheet thickness, toughness behavior and so on, which could require changes in the chemistry. Nevertheless, these results provide a reference for the composition design and processing method of low-carbon bainitic steels.

  5. Evolution of Microstructure and Precipitation State during Thermomechanical Processing of a Low Carbon Microalloyed Steel

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    Valles, P.; Gómez, Manuel; Medina, Sebastián F.; Pastor, A.; Vilanova, O.

    2012-01-01

    The increasing demand of sources of energy such as oil and natural gas induces at the steel industry a development on low carbon microalloyed steels for pipeline applications in order to achieve excellent mechanical properties of strength and toughness at a reduced cost. To obtain an adequate fine-grained final structure, the strict control of thermomechanical processing and accelerated cooling is crucial. Depending on the thermomechanical processing conditions and chemical composition, pipel...

  6. Regularities of Macroscopic Localization of Plastic Deformation in the Stretching of a Low-Carbon Steel

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    Barannikova, S. A.; Kosinov, D. A.; Nadezhkin, M. V.; Lunev, A. G.; Gorbatenko, V. V.; Zuev, L. B.; Gromov, V. E.

    2014-07-01

    The special features of plastic deformation localization in the stretching of polycrystals of low-carbon steel 08 ss after hot rolling and electrolytic saturation with hydrogen are investigated. The main types and parameters of plastic flow localization in different stages of strain hardening are determined by the method of double-exposure speckle photography.

  7. In Situ Observation of Phase Transformation in Low-Carbon, Boron-Treated Steels

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    Zhang, Di; Shintaku, Yoshiaki; Suzuki, Shuichi; Komizo, Yu-Ichi

    2012-02-01

    It is known that adding the appropriate amount of boron to steels dramatically increases their hardness and toughness as a result of the transition of the microstructure from grain boundary nucleation to intragranular nucleation. In this study, precipitation and phase transformation kinetics in heat-affected zones of low-carbon, boron-treated steels are observed directly by high-temperature laser scanning confocal microscopy. The effects of boron content and austenite grain size on the phase transformation process are investigated systematically by quantifying the transformation product, the transformation start temperature, the average length of the ferrite plates, and the average number of potent nucleation sites. Finally, detailed methods for controlling and optimizing the microstructure in the heat-affected zones of low-carbon, boron-treated steels are discussed.

  8. Ferrite morphology and residual phases in continuously cooled low carbon steels

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    Although much research has been conducted on the isothermal transformation products of medium to high carbon hardenable steels, relatively little has been reported for transformation of low carbon structural steels under continuous cooling conditions. The trend towards reduced carbon levels (less than about 0.1 wt% C) has been driven by demands for formability and weldability, challenging steel designers to maintain strength by microalloying and/or thermomechanical controlled processing. Although control of the ferritic products formed in low carbon steels after hot rolling, normalising and welding is essential in order to ensure adequate strength and toughness, understanding of the microstructures formed on continuous cooling is still limited. In addition, transformation mechanisms remain controversial because of polarisation of researchers into groups championing diffusional and displacive theories for the transformation of austenite over a wide range of cooling rates. The present review compares and draws together the main ferrite classification schemes, and discusses some critical issues on kinetics and mechanisms, in an attempt to rationalise the effects of cooling rate, prior austenite structure and composition on the resulting ferrite structure and its mechanical properties. It is concluded that with increasing cooling rate the ferritic product becomes finer, more plate-like, more dislocated, more carbon supersaturated, more likely to be formed by a displacive mechanism, harder and stronger. Other conclusions are that: (i) 'bainitic ferrite', which is a pervasive form of ferrite in continuously cooled low carbon steels, is different from the conventional upper and lower bainites observed in higher carbon steels, insofar as the co-product 'phase' is typically martensite-austenite islands rather than cementite; and (ii) low carbon bainite rather than martensite is the dominant product at typical fast cooling rates (<500K/s) associated with commercial

  9. Mechanical Properties of Cold-Drawn Low Carbon Steel for Nail Manufacture: Experimental Observation

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    N.A. Raji

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study is to investigate the influence of service situation on the mechanical properties of plain nails manufactured from low carbon steel. The influence of the degree of cold drawing on the mechanical properties and strain hardening of the material is investigated by tensile test experimentation. The stress-strain relationships of the cold-drawn low carbon steel were investigated over the 20, 25, 40 and 55% degree of drawn deformation for the manufacture of 4, 3, 2½ and 2 inches nails, respectively. The true stress-strain curves were analyzed to obtain the yield strength and tensile strength of the cold drawn steel. It is shown that the yield strength, tensile strength, hardness and toughness of the low carbon steel reduce with increasing degree of cold-drawn deformation. The micrographs of the deformed samples obtained using optical microscope shows that the grain structure elongates in the direction of the drawing operation and misorientation of the grains set in at 40 and 55% degree of deformation. The difference in yield strength was attributed to the strain hardening, resulting from the different degrees of drawn deformation.

  10. Effects of tantalum content on the microstructure and mechanical properties of low-carbon RAFM steel

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    Chen, Jianguo; Liu, Chenxi; Liu, Yongchang; Yan, Biyu; Li, Huijun

    2016-10-01

    In order to explore the influence of tantalum content on the microstructure and mechanical properties of low carbon RAFM (reduced activation ferritic/martensitic) steels, three low carbon RAFM steels with different tantalum contents (0%, 0.027%, 0.073%) were designed. The precipitation behavior and effect of precipitates on the mechanical properties of the Low-C RAFM steel were investigated. The results indicate that increase of tantalum content causes decrease of the prior austenite grain size and the amount of M23C6 carbides precipitated along prior austenite grain boundaries and packet boundaries as well as increase of the amount of MX nano-sized particles within intragranular regions. The impact properties of low carbon RAFM steels are excellent regardless of the tantalum content. The impact properties and hardness are obviously improved by increasing tantalum content, which may be related to increase of the number of MX and decrease of M23C6. Furthermore, the tensile properties at elevated temperature below 600 °C are hardly changed with increase of tantalum content, yet those at 800 °C are improved with increasing tantalum content. This implies that MX carbides would be more important for tensile properties at higher temperature.

  11. Modeling of mechanical behaviour of HSLA low carbon bainitic steel thermomechanically processed

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    Santos, D. B.; Rodrigues, P. C. M.; Cota, A. B.

    2003-10-01

    A comparative study of the microstructure characterization and mechanical properties was done in a HSLA low carbon (0.08%) bainitic steel containing boron, developed by industry as a bainitic steel grade APIX80. The steel was submitted to two different thermomechanical processes. In the first one, controlled rolling followed by accelerated cooling was applied in laboratory mill. In the second processing, specimens of the same steel were submitted to hot torsion testing. The influence of cooling conditions like start cooling temperature, cooling rates and finish cooling temperature on the microstructure and mechanical properties were investigated. The final microstructure obtained was a complex mixture of polygonal ferrite, perlite, bainite and martensite/retained austenite constituent. The use of multiple regression analysis allowed the establishment of quantitative relationships between the accelerated cooling variables and mechanical properties of the steel available from Vickers microhardness and tensile tests.

  12. Low temperature superplasticity and thermal stability of a nanostructured low-carbon microalloyed steel

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    Hu, J.; Du, L.-X.; Sun, G.-S.; Xie, H.; Misra, R. D. K.

    2015-12-01

    We describe here for the first time the low temperature superplasticity of nanostructured low carbon steel (microalloyed with V, N, Mn, Al, Si, and Ni). Low carbon nanograined/ultrafine-grained (NG/UFG) bulk steel was processed using a combination of cold-rolling and annealing of martensite. The complex microstructure of NG/UFG ferrite and 50-80 nm cementite exhibited high thermal stability at 500 °C with low temperature elongation exceeding 100% (at less than 0.5 of the absolute melting point) as compared to the conventional fine-grained (FG) counterpart. The low temperature superplasticity is adequate to form complex components. Moreover, the low strength during hot processing is favorable for decreasing the spring back and minimize die loss.

  13. Non-destructive evaluation of the ultimate tensile strength for low carbon steels by ultrasound measurements

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    An opportunity for non-destructive evaluation of ultimate tensile strength for low carbon steels is proposed. The analytical dependencies of the relationships between acoustic characteristics – propagation velocity of longitudinal and transverse ultrasonic waves, attenuation coefficient and damping ratio of their spreading in the volume of material and the ultimate tensile strength are derived. Experiments were performed for determination of an ultimate tensile strength following the standard destructive tensile test procedure with a specimen manufactured by the same material. The results obtained through the destructive and the proposed by the authors non-destructive method are compared. It has been concluded after statistical analysis of respective experimental data that the accuracy with which ultimate tensile strength is estimated by non-destructive measurements is acceptable in many practical applications. Key words: ultrasonic measurements, low carbon steel, ultimate tensile strength

  14. Effect of hydrogen attack on acoustic emission behavior of low carbon steel

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    2002-01-01

    In order to investigate the effect of hydrogen attack degree on acoustic emission (AE) behavior of low carbon steel during tensiling, specimens made of low carbon steel was exposed to hydrogen gas of 18 MPa at 450 and 500℃ for 240, 480 and 720 h respectively. Experimental results show that with increase of the hydrogen attack degree, the totally AE activity decreases during tensiling. In addition, the count of AE signals with high amplitude for the specimens with hydrogen attack keeps a constant which is less than that without hydrogen attack. It is concluded that AE signals originate in the specimens with hydrogen attack from intergranular fracture induced by methane blisterings or/and microcracks on grain boundaries.

  15. Use of Artificial Neural Network for Predicting the Mechanical Property of Low Carbon Steel

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    Somkuwar, Vandana

    2013-01-01

    For product development manufacturers and designers need information about the existing materials and new material and its properties as early as possible. This paper presents a method of predicting the properties of unknown material using artificial neural network. The developed neural network model is employed for simulations of the relationship between mechanical property and the chemical composition of low carbon steel. Simulating and analyzing result shows that network model can effectiv...

  16. Structure/property relationships in HSLA steel with low carbon and manganese and increased silicon content

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    KÖthe, A.; Richter, J.; Güth, A.; MÜsgen, B.; Baumgardt, H.

    1993-01-01

    The influence of an increased Si and reduced C and Mn content on structure and mechanical properties of HSLA steel plate with low carbon equivalent is investigated. With a C content of 0.06 ... 0.08 % Mn should be ≥ 0.8 %, and Si concentrations up to 1.0 % may be used. On air cooled 30 mm plate [MATH] has been obtained.

  17. EFFECT OF ELECTRIC FIELD ON THE AUSTENIZATION OF A LOW CARBON STEEL

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    X.T.Liu; J.Z.Cui

    2004-01-01

    With an electric field during austenitizing, the martensite transformation of the low carbon steel was promoted, and more martensite were obtained. The electric field promotes the homogeneity of carbon, and reduces the free energy of austenite. The critical neuclus r* and the critical driving force G* responsible for the nucleation of proeutectoid ferrite were increased. As a result of which the diffusion controlled proeuctoid ferrite transformation was retarded and the hardenability was improved.

  18. Diagrams of supercooled austenite transformations of low-carbon and medium-carbon TRIP-steels

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    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The aim of the paper is to determine the influence of cooling conditions on a structure and a shape of CCT-diagrams of TRIP-aided steels.Design/methodology/approach: The diagrams of undeformed supercooled austenite transformations for low-carbon and medium-carbon steels were determined. The specimens were austenitized at a temperature of 1100°C and cooled from a temperature of 900°C with a rate in a range from 1 to 300°Cs-1. The dilatometric tests were carried out by the use of the DIL805A/D dilatometer with a LVDT-type measuring head.Findings: It was found that obtained CCT-diagrams of low-carbon and medium-carbon steels are favourable for manufacturing TRIP-type steels with multiphase structures. The steels are characterized by large ferritic and bainitic fields and a right-displaced pearlitic range. However, a ferrite fraction obtained after cooling with an optimum rate from a temperature of 900°C is low. Increasing the fraction of the α phase requires two-stage cooling after austenitizing.Research limitations/implications: To obtain the optimum ferrite fraction, it is necessary to modify a cooling course in a range of γ→α transformation. It should result in an effective utilization of the time for the transformation of austenite into the fine-grained ferrite.Practical implications: The obtained diagrams of supercooled austenite transformations can be useful in a determination of a cooling course from a finishing rolling temperature for sheets with a multiphase structure.Originality/value: The diagrams of the undeformed supercooled austenite for the low-carbon and medium-carbon steels containing Nb and Ti microadditions were obtained.

  19. Effect of rare earths on impact toughness of a low-carbon steel

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    Highlights: → RE as alloying element in steels instead of used to deoxidize and desulfurize. → An appropriate RE content can improve significantly the impact toughness of the low carbon steel. → Excessive RE content induces a volume of martensite precipitates at grain boundaries. → The bainite transformation is benefit from RE additions. → The ferrite reconstructive transformation might be changed by RE enrichment at grain boundaries. -- Abstract: Studies of an industrial low-carbon steel (B450NbRE) suggest that the impact toughness is unexpectedly low under its practical service, probably resulting from the unstable recovery of rare earths (RE) in steelmaking. The purpose of this work is to investigate the effect of RE on the impact toughness in low-carbon steel. The B450NbRE steels with content of 0.0012-0.0180 wt.% RE were produced by vacuum induction furnace. The impact toughness and microstructure were investigated after hot rolled. The Gleeble-1500 thermal simulator was used to validate the effect of RE on the microstructure. The results indicate that the microstructure of hot-rolled steels is characterized by polygonal ferrite, quasi-polygonal ferrite, bainite and pearlite. The impact toughness increases with RE contents reaching the peak with content of 0.0047 wt.% RE, such a change exhibits the same rule as the case of the ferrite amount. However, this improvement in impact toughness is not only due to an increase in ferrite amount, but also the fine grained structure and the cleaner grain boundaries. And content of 0.0180 wt.% RE is excessive. Such an addition of the RE resulted in the martensite precipitates at the grain boundaries, which are extremely detrimental to impact toughness.

  20. Electron-beam heat treatment of thin band of low-carbon steel

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    Using the methods of raster electron microscopy, X-ray structural and chemical analysis and also X-ray microanalysis, the change was studied in the mechanical properies of a band made of low-carbon steel 08 kp that takes place after electron-beam heat treatment. It has been shown that the above change is due to a specific character of the α reversible γ phase transition. After electron-beam treatment under optimum conditions, the properties of the band made of steel 08 kp and 0.15 mm thick (plasticity, ultimate strength, etc.) are similar to those obtained using the conventional procedures (annealing and skin pass rolling)

  1. Computer Simulation of Ferrite Transformation during Hot Working of Low Carbon Steel

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    Yunbo XU; Yongmei YU; Xianghua LIU; Guodong WANG

    2004-01-01

    On the basis of transformation kinetics and thermodynamics, the austenite-ferrite transformation start temperature during deformation was predicted for several grades of low-carbon steels under different processing conditions. Results indicate that Ar3d temperature mostly depended on alloying composition and processing parameters. Ar3d increased as strain rate or strain increased for the same steel grade. In view of enhancement of deformation on transformation,the basic kinetics model was established to simulate deformation induced transformation behavior, using which the influence of the deformation stored energy and effective deformation ledge on the nucleation and growth can be considered. The simulated results are in good agreement with experiment results.

  2. Effect of Silicon and Manganese on Mechanical Properties of Low-Carbon Plain TRIP Steel

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    LI Zhuang; WU Di; HU Rong

    2005-01-01

    A great deal of stabilized retained austenite can be obtained by means of austempering immediately after intercritical annealing in the low-carbon plain steel sheets which only contain alloying elements of silicon and manganese. Transformation from retained austenite to martensite may be induced by strain at a temperature ranging from 50 ℃ to 400 ℃ during tension testing. Transformation-induced plasticity (TRIP) may occur. Alloying of silicon improves the stability of retained austenite. Mechanical properties of the present TRIP steels containing manganese increase with increasing silicon amount when the amount of silicon is less than two percent.

  3. Dynamic Recrystallization and Grain Growth Behavior of 20SiMn Low Carbon Alloy Steel

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    DONG Lanfeng; ZHONG Yuexian; MA Qingxian; YUAN Chaolong; MA Lishen

    2008-01-01

    A senes of thermodynamics experiments were used to optimize the hot forging process of 20SiMn low-carbon alloy steel.A dynamic recrystallization and grain growth model was developed for the 20SiMn steel for common production conditions of heavy forgings by doing a nonlinear curve fit of the expenment data.Optimized forging parameters were developed based on the control of the dynamic recrystallization and the MnS secondary phase.The data shows that the initial grain size and the MnS secondary phase all affect the behavior of the 20SiMn dynamic recrystallization and grain growth.

  4. MODELING OF FERRITE GRAIN GROWTH OF LOW CARBON STEELS DURING HOT ROLLING

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    Y.T. Zhang; D.Z. Li; Y.Y. Li

    2002-01-01

    For most commercial steels the prediction of the final properties depends on accuratelycalculating the room temperature ferrite grain size. A grain growth model is proposedfor low carbon steels Q235B during hot rolling. By using this model, the initial ferritegrain size after continuous cooling and ferrite grain growing in coiling procedure canbe predicted. Finally, in-plant trials were performed in the hot strip mill of Ansteel.The calculated final ferrite grain sizes are in good agreement with the experimentalones. It is helpful both for simulation of microstructure evolution and prediction ofmechanical properties.

  5. Modeling of roughness effect on hydrogen permeation in a low carbon steel

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    Carreño, J. A.; Uribe, I.; Carrillo, J. C.

    2003-01-01

    A model is presented to evaluate the effect of the roughness and the profile of concentration of hydrogen in a low carbon steel. The model takes advantage of the Fick's Second Law, to predict the transport of hydrogen in the steel. The problem is treated as a variational one and its space solution is made numerically by means of the Finite Elements Method, while the temporal equation is solved via the Finite Differences Method, in order to determine the concentration profiles of Hydrogen in t...

  6. The influence of molybdenum on stress corrosion in Ultra Low Carbon Steels with copper addition

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    Mazur, M.; R. Bogucki; Pytel, S.

    2010-01-01

    The influence of molybdenum content on the process of stress corrosion of ultra-low carbon structural steels with the addition of copper HSLA (High Strength Low Alloy) was analyzed. The study was conducted for steels after heat treatment consisting of quenching andfollowing tempering at 600°C and it was obtained microstructure of the tempered martensite laths with copper precipitates and the phaseLaves Fe2Mo type. It was found strong influence of Laves phase precipitate on the grain boundarie...

  7. Work-Hardening and Deformation Mechanism of Cold Rolled Low Carbon Steel

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    Wang Su-Fen

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The study reports the mechanical property and microstructure of cold rolled low carbon steel and its work-hardening behavior in the deformation process. The tensile test in room temperature of low carbon steel was implemented for the different cold rolling deformation, the stress-strain curve was draught according to the relationship between strength and deformation and fitted for the polynomial fitting, the strain hardening exponent (n of test steel was calculated by the Hollomon method. In the whole cold deformation process, the work-hardening of cold rolled steel is significant, work-hardening rate has different degrees decreasewith the deformation increase. The strain hardening exponent is simple and dislocation strengthening is the major cause of hardening processing. The microstructure of test steel was observed after different deformation, the room temperature organization is the ferrite and few pearlite. The original grain is equiaxial and the average grain size is about 23.5 um, and pearlite distributes in ferrite grain boundaries. It was consequently established the cold deformation energy according to dislocation model, the cold deformation energy is main concerned on the plastic deformation to resistance and the initial stress.

  8. Development of high strength hot rolled low carbon copper-bearing steel containing nanometer sized carbides

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    A low carbon ferritic steel was alloyed with Ti, Mo and Cu with the intention of achieving greater increment in strength by multiple precipitate strengthening. The steel is hot rolled and subjected to interrupted cooling to enable precipitation of Ti–Mo carbides and copper. Thermodynamic calculations were carried out to determine equilibrium phase fractions at different temperatures. Microstructure characterization using transmission electron microscopy and composition analysis revealed that the steel contains ~5 nm size precipitates of (Ti,Mo)C. Precipitation kinetics calculations using MatCalc software showed that mainly body centered cubic copper precipitates of size < 5nm form under the cooling conditions in the present study. The steel has the high tensile strength of 853 MPa and good ductility. The yield strength increases by 420 MPa, which is more than that achieved in hot rolled low carbon ferritic steels with only copper precipitates or only carbide precipitates. The precipitation and strengthening contribution of copper and (Ti,Mo)C precipitates and their effect on the work hardening behavior is discussed

  9. Influence of Molybdenum Addition on Mechanical Properties of Low Carbon HSLA-100 Steel

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    Bogucki R.

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available The results of mechanical properties and microstructure observation of low carbon copper bearing steel with high addition of molybdenum are presented in this paper. This steels were characterized by contents of molybdenum in the range from 1% to 3% wt. After the thermo -mechanical processing the steels were subsequently quenched and tempered at different temperatures (500-800 °C for 1h. The changes of mechanical properties as function of tempering temperature were typical for the steel with the copper addition. The sudden drop of impact resistance after tempering from 575 °C to 600 °C was caused probably by precipitates of Laves phase of type Fe2Mo.

  10. The influence of molybdenum on stress corrosion in Ultra Low Carbon Steels with copper addition

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    M. Mazur

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available The influence of molybdenum content on the process of stress corrosion of ultra-low carbon structural steels with the addition of copper HSLA (High Strength Low Alloy was analyzed. The study was conducted for steels after heat treatment consisting of quenching andfollowing tempering at 600°C and it was obtained microstructure of the tempered martensite laths with copper precipitates and the phaseLaves Fe2Mo type. It was found strong influence of Laves phase precipitate on the grain boundaries of retained austenite on rate anddevelopment of stress corrosion processes. The lowest corrosion resistance was obtained for W3 steel characterized by high contents ofmolybdenum (2.94% Mo which should be connected with the intensity precipitate processes of Fe2Mo phase. For steels W1 and W2which contents molybdenum equals 1.02% and 1.88%, respectively were obtained similar courses of corrosive cracking.

  11. Influence of manganese and nickel on properties of low-carbon steels with 13% Cr

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    Studied is the influence of manganese and nickel on mechanical properties and resistance-to-corrosion of the 13% content chromium steels containing 0.1-0.2%C. It is shown that manganese introduction results is the increase of strength characteristics of hardened steels because of delta-ferrite formation suppresion and solid solution strengthening. The delayed cooling during hardening permits to increase ductility and impact strength. Low-carbon 13% content chromium steels alloyed with nickel, molybdenum and aluminium have high heat resistance at temperatures up to 500 deg C due to the precipitation of intermetallics atlading. Chrome-manganese and chrome-nickel steels have a high resistance-to-corrosion in the hardened state in the neutral and weak-acid media

  12. Mathematical modeling and validation of the carburizing of low carbon steels

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    García Mariaca, A.; Cendales, E. D.; Chamarraví, O.

    2016-02-01

    This paper shows the mathematical modeling of heat and mass transfer in transient state of cylindrical bars of low carbon steel subjected to carburizing process. The model solution for the two phenomena was performed using a one-dimensional analysis in the radius direction, using the numerical method of finite differences; also a sensitivity analysis by varying the coefficient of convective heat transfer (h) is performed. The modeling results show that this carburization steel is strongly dependent on h. These results suggest that if it can increase the value of h in this kind of process could reduce the time of process for this heat treatment. Additionally, an experimental procedure was established by carburization of a steel AISI SAE 1010, which develops cementing solid phase and the specimen steel and micrographic hardness profiles obtained from samples of the specimen analysis was performed, to determine the penetration depth of the carbon and validate this result over the values obtained by the computer model.

  13. Mechanical and service properties of low carbon steels processed by severe plastic deformation

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    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available The structure and properties of the 0,09% C-Mn-Si-Nb-V-Ti, 0,1% C-Mn-V-Ti and 0,09% C-Mo-V-Nb low-carbon steels were studied after cold equal-channel angular pressing (ECAP. ECAP leads to the formation of partially submicrocrystalline structure with a grain size of 150 – 300 nm. The submicrocrystalline 0,09% C-Mn-Si-Nb-V-Ti steel compared with the normalized steel is characterized by Re higher more than by a factor of 2 and by the impact toughness higher by a factor of 3,5 at a test temperature of -40°C. The plasticity in this case is somewhat lower. The high-strength state of the submicrocrystalline 0,1% C-Mn-V-Ti and 0,09% C-Mo-V-Nb steels after ECAP is retained up to a test temperature of 500°C. The strength properties at 600°C (i.e. the fire resistance of these steels are higher by 20-25% as compared to those of the undeformed steels. The strength of the 0,09% C-Mo-V-Nb steel at 600°C is substantially higher than that of the 0,1% C-Mn-V-Ti steel.

  14. Crack-Growth Behavior of Laser Surface-Alloyed Low-Carbon Steel

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    Šturm, Roman; Žnidaršič, Matjaž; Grum, Janez

    2013-09-01

    Crack-growth behavior of Nd:YAG laser surface-alloyed as-received low-carbon steel Fe360B was evaluated. Thin surface layer was alloyed with silicon carbide SiC. During laser surface alloying process SiC powder dissolved in the melted pool. The surface-alloyed layer had as-solidified structure composed mainly of dendrites of ferrite, fine martensite needles, and retained austenite. The micro-hardness of the laser surface-alloyed layer was about 850 HV0.1. In laser surface-alloyed layer compressive residual stresses of average amount of σ RS = -100 MPa were obtained. In crack-growth tests comparison between specimens of as-received low-carbon steel Fe360B and the same steel with laser-alloyed surface was made. As the crack propagation was perpendicular to the interface between the laser-alloyed layers and the base metal, laser surface-alloyed specimens exhibited higher crack-growth resistance in the low stress intensity factor range Δ K th than as-received steel specimens.

  15. Hot ductility behavior of a low carbon advanced high strength steel (AHSS) microalloyed with boron

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    Research highlights: → Effect of boron on the hot ductility behavior of a low carbon NiCrVCu AHSS. → Boron addition of 117 ppm improves hot ductility over 100% in terms of RA. → Hot ductility improvement is associated with segregation/precipitation of boron. → Typical hot ductility recovery at lower temperatures does not appear in this steel. → Hot ductility loss is associated with precipitates/inclusions coupled with voids. - Abstract: The current study analyses the influence of boron addition on the hot ductility of a low carbon advanced high strength NiCrVCu steel. For this purpose hot tensile tests were carried out at different temperatures (650, 750, 800, 900 and 1000 deg. C) at a constant true strain rate of 0.001 s-1. Experimental results showed a substantial improvement in hot ductility for the low carbon advanced high strength steel when microalloyed with boron compared with that without boron addition. Nevertheless, both steels showed poor ductility when tested at the lowest temperatures (650, 750 and 800 deg. C), and such behavior is associated to the precipitation of vanadium carbides/nitrides and inclusions, particularly MnS and CuS particles. The fracture mode of the low carbon advanced high strength steel microalloyed with boron seems to be more ductile than the steel without boron addition. Furthermore, the fracture surfaces of specimens tested at temperatures showing the highest ductility (900 and 1000 deg. C) indicate that the fracture mode is a result of ductile failure, while in the region of poor ductility the fracture mode is of the ductile-brittle type failure. It was shown that precipitates and/or inclusions coupled with voids play a meaningful role on the crack nucleation mechanism which in turn causes a hot ductility loss. Likewise, dynamic recrystallization (DRX) which always results in restoration of ductility only occurs in the range from 900 to 1000 deg. C. Results are discussed in terms of boron segregation towards

  16. Joining of Low-Carbon Steel Sheets with Al-Based Weld

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    Boczkal G.

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available The analysis of the connection steel/Al/steel made by resistance welding was performed. The used low-carbon steel had low content of carbon and other elements, aluminum was of 99.997 wt.% Al purity. Formation of various FeAl intermetallic phases found in the phase diagram depending on the duration of the process was analyzed. Two distinctively different types of structure depending on time of welding were observed: 1 hypoeutectic structure for samples processed for 5 s, and 2 eutectic structure for samples processed for 10 s and more. The shear test showed increase of mechanical properties of the connection for the samples welded 10 s.

  17. Modelling of Nb influence on phase transformation behaviours from austenite to ferrite in low carbon steels

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    Wang, L.; Parker, S. V.; Rose, A. J.; West, G. D.; Thomson, R. C.

    2016-03-01

    In this paper, a new model has been developed to predict the phase transformation behaviours from austenite to ferrite in Nb-containing low carbon steels. The new model is based on some previous work and incorporates the effects of Nb on phase transformation behaviours, in order to make it applicable for Nb-containing steels. Dissolved Nb atoms segregated at prior austenite grain boundaries increase the critical energy for ferrite nucleation, and thus the ferrite nucleation rate is decreased. Dissolved Nb atoms also apply a solute drag effect to the moving transformation interface, and the ferrite grain growth rate is also decreased. The overall transformation kinetics is then calculated according to the classic Johnson-Mehl-Avrami-Kolmogorov (JMAK) theory. The new model predictions are quite consistent with experimental results for various steels during isothermal transformations or continuous cooling.

  18. 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.

  19. Weldability of 1 000 MPa Grade Ultra-low Carbon Bainitic Steel

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    Qing-mei JIANG; Xiao-qiang ZHANG; Li-qing CHEN

    2016-01-01

    Maximum hardness test in weld heat-affected zone (HAZ),oblique Y-groove cracking test and mechanical property test of welding joint of 1 000 MPa grade ultra-low carbon bainitic steel were carried out,so as to research the weldability of the steel.The results show that the steel has lower cold cracking sensitivity,and preheating tem-perature of 100 ℃ can help completely eliminate cold cracks,generating good process weldability.The increase of preheating temperature can reduce the hardening degree of heat-affected zone.The strength of welding joint decreases and hardness reduces when heat inputs increase,and excellent mechanical properties can be obtained when low weld-ing heat inputs are used.Fine lath bainites of different orientations combined with a few granular bainites that effec-tively split the original coarse austenite grains are the foundation of good properties.

  20. Effect of boron on hot strips of low carbon steel produced by compact strip production

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    Hao Yu; Yonglin Kang

    2008-01-01

    The effect of boron on hot strips of low carbon steel produced by compact strip production (CSP) to reduce the strength to a certain degree was investigated, which is quite different from that of high-strength low alloy steel. The mechanical properties and microstructural evolution of the hot strip were studied using optical microscopy and tensile tests. By means of an electrolytic disso- lution technique and Thermo-Cal calculation, the precipitates containing boron were analyzed and detected. From the electron back- scattered diffraction analysis, it can be deciphered whether the microstructure has recrystallized or not. Furthermore, the effect of boron segregation on the recrystallization or non-recrystallization conditions can be distinguished. The segregation behavior of boron was investigated in boron-containing steel. The nonequilibrium segregation of boron during processing was discussed on the basis of the forming complexes with vacancies that migrate to the boundaries prior to annihilation, which was confirmed by the subsequent cold rolling with annealing experiments.

  1. Processing of low carbon steel plate and hot strip—An overview

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    B K Panigrahi

    2001-08-01

    Soaking temperature, drafting schedule, finish rolling and coiling temperatures all play important roles in processing of low carbon plate and strip. They control the kinetics of various physical and metallurgical processes, viz. austenitization, recrystallization and precipitation behaviour. The final transformed microstructures depend upon these processes and their interaction with each other. In view of increasing cost of input materials, new processing techniques such as recrystallized controlled rolling and warm rolling have been developed for production of plates and thinner hot bands with very good deep drawability respectively. Besides hybrid computer modelling is used for production of strip products with tailor made properties. Although there have been few reviews on low carbon microalloyed steels in the past the present one deals with new developments.

  2. Microstructure and crack resistance of low carbon Cr-Ni and Cr-Ni-W steel after austempering

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    Avdjieva, Tatyana; Tsutsumanova, Gichka; Russev, Stoyan; Staevski, Konstantin

    2013-09-01

    The microstructure of the low carbon Cr-Ni steel after slow cooling from austenization temperature represents a mix of granulated bainite with islands from carbon-rich martensite and carbon-poor austenite. After quick cooling throwing in salt bath from austenization temperature the microstructure is lath bainite. However, in the same treatment conditions, the microstructure of the low carbon Cr-Ni-W steel is different — clusters consist from lath ferrite and retained austenite, disposed in the frame of parent's austenite grains. The cooling velocity has no effect upon the structure making. The impact toughness of the steel with tungsten content is bigger than the steel without tungsten.

  3. Refinement of packet size in low carbon bainitic steel by special thermo-mechanical control process

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    Chengjia Shang; Xuemin Wang; Shanwu Yang; Xinlai He

    2004-01-01

    The packet size of bainitic steel can be refined by a special relaxation-precipitation-control phase transformation (RPC)technology. When processed by RPC process, the low carbon bainitic steel composes of two kinds of main intermediate transformation phases. One is ultra-fine lath-like bainitic ferrite and the lath is less than 1 μm in width and about 6 μm in length; the alignment of laths forms a refined packet, and the size of packets is about 5-7 μm in length and about 3-4 μm in width. The other is acicular structure. The morphology and distribution of these acicular structures are influenced by relaxation process, the thin and short acicular structures cut the prior austenite grain and refine the bainitic packet size. For the optimum relaxation time, the packet size can be refined to the finest. The mechanical properties are influenced by relaxation time and the 800 Mpa grade low carbon bainitic steel with excellent toughness can be obtained by RPC process.

  4. Microstructural characterization and thermodynamic analysis of precipitates in ultra-low-carbon bake hardened steel

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    Lee, Taeg-Woo [Department of Advanced Materials Science and Engineering, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon 200-701, Gangwon-do (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Sung-Il. [Sheet Products and Process Research Group, POSCO Technical Research Laboratories, 699, Gumho-dong, Gwangyang, Jeonnam 545-090 (Korea, Republic of); Hong, Moon-Hi [POSCO Center, 892 Daechi-4dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 135-777 (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Won-Yong [Gangwon Regional Division, Korea Institute of Industrial Technology, Gangneung 210-340 (Korea, Republic of); Yoo, Young-Gyu [Foundry Technology Center, Korea Institute of Industrial Technology, Incheon 404-170 (Korea, Republic of); Lim, Sung-Hwan, E-mail: shlim@kangwon.ac.kr [Department of Advanced Materials Science and Engineering, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon 200-701, Gangwon-do (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-01-05

    Highlights: • We provide the optimum amounts of Nb in ultra-low-carbon steel. • The density of fine precipitates and yield strength are closely connected. • The bake hardenability was mostly affected by a fine NbC precipitates. • The observed MnS–Cu{sub 2}S precipitate manifests a core–shell structure. -- Abstract: The effects of niobium (Nb) addition on the morphologies, size distributions, crystallography, and thermodynamics of precipitates in ultra-low-carbon bake hardened steels (ULC-BH) were investigated using energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometry (EDS), electron diffraction and high resolution transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The calculated nucleation rate of NbC precipitates indicate that the observed fine precipitates and saturation of yield strength with Nb 90 ppm steel are closely connected to thermodynamic factors. A TEM analysis was also carried out for other fine precipitates in two nitride modes: hexagonal AlN and fcc TiN. The Cu{sub 2}S–MnS complex precipitate was found to manifest a core–shell structure; the core part formed Cu{sub 2}S and the shell part formed MnS. MnS and Cu{sub 2}S have an orientation relationship between (001){sub MnS}//(001){sub Cu{sub 2S}} and [001]{sub MnS}//[001]{sub Cu{sub 2S}}.

  5. The Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of the Low Carbon Microalloy Steel by High Voltage Electropulse Heating

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    FAN Xin-min; Hui Jing; Yin sheng

    2004-01-01

    The low carbon microalloy steel samples were heated to different temperatures by high voltage electropulse discharge heating method. The temperature of sample increases with the discharge current density. Microstructures were observed by using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Results show that coexist microstructure of ultrafine ferrite grain and martensite can be obtained by proper high voltage electropulse discharge heating process parameter. The tensile testing indicate that better mechanical properties were obtained, including 758MPa yield strength, 796MPa ultimate strength and 12% total elongation.

  6. Effect of quenching techniques on the mechanical properties of low carbon structural steel

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    K. Miernik

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents the results of the impact of incomplete quenching technique on the mechanical properties of low carbon structural steel.Significant influence of the heating method to the α + γ field was observed on the strength and plasticity after hardening process. The best combination of mechanical properties was obtained for the 3th technique consisting of pre-heating the material to the austenite field, next cooling to the appropriate temperature in the α + γ and hardening from that dual phase region. The high level of toughness with relatively high strength were observed, compared to the properties obtained for the two other ways to quench annealing (incomplete hardening.

  7. [Effect of the biofilm biopolymers on the microbial corrosion rate of the low-carbon steel].

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    Borets'ka, M O; Kozlova, I P

    2007-01-01

    The relationship between exopolymer's specific production, relative carbohydrate and protein content in the biofilm exopolymers of the pure and mixed Thiobacillus thioparus and Stenotrophomonas maltophilia cultures and their corrosion activity was studied. Change of growth model of investigated cultures from plankton to biofilm led to an increase of specific exopolymer's production. In the biofilm formed by T. thioparus and S. maltophilia biofilm on the low-carbon steel surface one could observe an increase of relative protein content in the exopolymer complex in comparison with those in the pure culture. The development of such biofilms stimulatied the 7-fold corrosion activity. PMID:17977451

  8. Texture and microtexture evolution in an ultra-low carbon steel during recrystallization

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    Novillo, E.; Petite, M.M.; Bocos, J.L.; Iza-Mendia, A.; Gutierrez, I. [CEIT (Centro de Estudios e Investigaciones Tecnicas de Gipuzkoa), TECNUN, Paseo Manuel de Lardizabal 15, 20018 Donostia-San Sebastian (Spain)

    2003-08-01

    Recrystallization texture and microtexture in a cold-rolled ultra-low-carbon steel was investigated using X-ray diffraction and electron-back-scattered diffraction based orientation imaging microscopy (ESBD/OIM). Special emphasis was put on the grain coarsening of various texture components during recrystallization: grain selection with an excess in size and number of {l_brace}111{r_brace} recrystallized grains was observed, generating in the final stages of recrystallization a strong {gamma}-fibre that results in good drawing properties. (Abstract Copyright [2003], Wiley Periodicals, Inc.)

  9. STUDY OF DYNAMIC RECRYSTALLIZATION OF LOW CARBON STEEL IN THIN SLAB CONTINUOUS ROLLING PROCESS

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    X.K. Liang; X.J. Sun; Q.Y. Liu; H. Dong

    2006-01-01

    Combined with the technological characteristics of thin slab continuous rolling process (TSCR),dynamic recrystallization of an extremely coarse austenite of low carbon steel is studied by Thermecmaster-Z hot simulator. By the analysis of true stress-strain curves and the observation of microstructures at different deformation stages, the critical stress and critical strain are determined under different deformation conditions. The effect of Z parameter on dynamic recrystallization of coarse austenite is studied. The microstructure evolution in real production is also discussed.

  10. Scale formation and descaling in hot rolling of low carbon steel

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    Basabe Mancheno, Vladimir Vinicio

    In this research, the effects of gas composition, elapsed time of reaction and temperature on scale formation and descaling of low carbon steel were investigated and results were discussed from the viewpoint of the phase composition of the scales, oxidation rates, oxidation mechanisms, adhesion, fracture mechanics, porosity and residual scale. The phase composition and morphology of scales grown under conditions similar to those of reheating furnaces were analyzed. Low carbon steel was oxidized over the temperature range 1000-1250°C in gas mixtures of O 2-CO2-H2O-N2, O2-H 2O-N2 and O2-CO2-N2. The mole fraction of each phase, wustite (FeO), magnetite (Fe3O 4) and hematite (Fe2O3) was determined by the direct comparison method Two types of scales were observed. The first type was a crystalline scale with an irregular outer surface composed mostly of wustite, and a negligible amount of magnetite. The second type was the classical three-layer scale composed of wustite, magnetite and hematite. In general, the experiments showed that the furnace atmosphere, oxidation time and temperature influence the phase composition of the scales. Low carbon steel was oxidized in air over the temperature range 600-1200°C for 120 s to approximate the formation of secondary and tertiary scale in hot rolling. The mole fraction of wustite, magnetite and hematite was determined by the direct comparison method The phase composition of the scales changed with temperature and time. During the initial 30 s of oxidation, wustite was the predominant phase in the temperature range 800-1200°C, and as oxidation proceeded, the percentages of magnetite and hematite increased. In addition, the texture of the scales was investigated by orientation imaging microscopy (OIM); it was found that temperature influences the texture of the scales. The experiments indicated that 850°C is the ideal temperature for the finishing mill in order to reduce surface defects and work roll wear. The adhesion of

  11. Advanced manufacturing technologies of large martensitic stainless steel castings with ultra low carbon and high cleanliness

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    Lou Yanchun

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available The key manufacturing technologies associated with composition, microstructure, mechanical properties, casting quality and key process control for large martensitic stainless steel castings are involved in this paper. The achievements fully satisfied the technical requirements of the large 700 MW stainless steel hydraulic turbine runner for the Three Gorges Hydropower Station, and become the major technical support for the design and manufacture of the largest 700 MW hydraulic turbine generator unit in the world developed through our own efforts. The characteristics of a new high yield to tensile strength (Rp0.2/Rm ratio and high obdurability martensitic stainless steel with ultra low carbon and high cleanliness are also described. Over the next ten years, the large martensitic stainless steel castings and advanced manufacturing technologies will see a huge demand in clean energy industry such as nuclear power, hydraulic power at home and abroad. Therefore, the new high yield o tensile strength (Rp0.2/Rm ratio and high obdurability martensitic stainless steel materials, the fast and flexible manufacturing technologies of large size castings, and new environment friendly sustainable process will face new challenges and opportunities.

  12. Tailoring the gradient ultrafine-grained structure in low-carbon steel during drawing with shear

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    G. I. Raab

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Conventional drawing and drawing with shear were conducted on the rods of low-carbon steel. Deformation by simple drawing forms basically a homogenous structure and leads to a uniform change in microhardness along the billet volume. A comparative analysis of the models of these processes showed that shear drawing of steel at room temperature reduces energy characteristics in half, normal forces on the die – by 1,8, and enhances the strain intensity from 0,5 to 1,6. During drawing with shear, strain-induced cementite dissolution occurs and a gradient structure is formed, which increases the microhardness of the surface layer up to values close to 7 000 MPa.

  13. Effect of silicon and prior deformation of austenite on isothermal transformation in low carbon steels

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    Minghui CAI; Hun DING; Jiansu ZHANG; Long LI

    2009-01-01

    Isothermal transformation (TTT) behavior of the low carbon steels with two Si con-tents (0.50 wt pct and 1.35 wt pct) was investigated with and without the prior deformation. The results show that Si and the prior deformation of the austenite have significant effects on the transformation of the ferrite and bainite. The addition of Si refines the ferrite grains, accelerates the polygonal ferrite transformation and the formation of M/A constituents, leading to the improvement of the strength. The ferrite grains formed under the prior deformation of the austenite become more ho-mogeneous and refined. However, the influence of deformation on the tensile strength of both steels is dependent on the isothermal temperatures. Thermodynamic calcu-lation indicates that Si and prior deformation reduce the incubation time of both ferrite and bainite transformation, but the effect is weakened by the decrease of the isothermal temperatures.

  14. 3D phase field modelling of recrystallization in a low-carbon steel

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    Zhu, B.; Militzer, M.

    2012-12-01

    Intercritical annealing is a critical processing step to manufacture dual-phase (DP) steels. As part of modelling the microstructure evolution in an intercritical-annealing cycle, a 3D multi-phase field model has been employed to simulate recrystallization during heating of a low-carbon steel that is used to produce commercial DP600 grade. The cold-rolled microstructure obtained from metallographic observations is used as the initial structure in the model. The nucleation conditions and the effective interface mobility are employed as adjustable parameters to fit the experimentally measured kinetics of isothermal recrystallization and then applied to non-isothermal recrystallization. The model predictions are in good agreement with experimental data for recrystallization during continuous heating. The model provides realistic recrystallized microstructures as initial conditions for modelling the subsequent formation and decomposition of austenite.

  15. Modeling of Reversible γ/α Transformations of Low Carbon Steels in the Intercritical Temperature Range

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    Tam(a)s R(E)TI; Imre FELDE; Hakan G(U)R

    2004-01-01

    A phenomenological kinetic model has been developed for the prediction of non-isothermal reversible incomplete transformations in low-carbon hypoeutectoid steels. The theoretical basis of the proposed method has its origin in a possible extension of the traditional Austin-Rickett kinetic differential equation. To critically assess the applicability of the model, anumber of experiments based on computer simulations have been performed to predict the austenite/ferrite proeutectoid transformation in the temperature range of Ae1 to Ae3 on plain carbon hypoeutectoid steels. A comparison with published experimental data has verified that the model developed is reasonable both quantitatively and with respect to well-established trends. Extension of the method of prediction appears promising when the non-isothermal reactions occurring during heat treatment (such as carbide precipitation and dissolution) can be assumed to proceed in a reversible manner.

  16. Mathematical Modeling and Microstructure Analysis of Low Carbon Steel Strips Produced by Horizontal Single Belt Casting (HSBC)

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    Ge, Sa; Chang, Sheng; Wang, Tong; Calzado, Luis E.; Isac, Mihaiela; Kozinski, Janusz; Guthrie, Roderick I. L.

    2016-06-01

    The horizontal single belt casting (HSBC) process has been proposed as an efficient, economical, and environmentally friendly alternative approach to the production of ferrous alloys. Low carbon steel strips were cast using the HSBC simulator apparatus to study the characteristics and properties of the as-cast steel strips. Three-dimensional computational fluid dynamics simulations using ANSYS FLUENT 14.5 were also performed. Numerical predictions were validated against experimental casting results. Microstructural analyses and as-cast surface texture studies were conducted on low carbon steels.

  17. Microscale investigation of the corrosion performances of low-carbon and stainless steels in highly alkaline concretes

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    Itty, Pierre-Adrien

    2012-01-01

    Low-carbon steel shows good stability with respect to corrosion when embedded in ordinary portland cement concrete. This is due to the high alkaline content of the concrete pore solution favoring the formation of an iron oxide film that naturally keeps the steel in a passive state. With the rise of new types of concretes, based on different chemistries, the durability of reinforcements made out of low-carbon steel is at stake. Among the new concrete types, inorganic polymer concretes are char...

  18. Constitutive Model Constants for Low Carbon Steels from Tension and Torsion Data

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    Brar, N. S.; Joshi, V. S.; Harris, B. W.

    2007-12-01

    Low carbon C1010 steel is characterized under tension and torsion to determine Johnson-Cook (J-C) strength model constants. Constitutive model constants are required as input to computer codes to simulate projectile (fragment) impact on structural components made of this material. J-C model constants (A, B, n, C, and m) for the alloy are determined from tension and torsion stress-strain data. Reference tension tests are performed at a strain rate of ˜1/s at room temperature. Tests at high strain rates are performed at temperatures to 750 °C. Torsion tests at quasi-static and high strain rates are performed at both room and high temperatures. Equivalent plastic tensile stress-strain data are obtained from torsion data using von Mises flow rule and compared directly to measured tensile data. J-C strength model constants are determined from these data. Similar low carbon steels (1006, 1008, and 1020) have their J-C constants compared.

  19. X-Ray measurement of lattice strains in textured low carbon steel under uniaxial loading

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    Chang, C. H.; Koo, Y. M.

    1995-03-01

    To examine the effect of relative crystallite misorientations on the inhomogeneous deformation behavior, lattice strains in the crystallites of a textured low-carbon steel are measured by an in situ X-ray diffraction method under uniaxial loading. Internal microstresses of the crystallites are also determined from the lattice strains measured along different directions of the crystallites. The low-carbon steel has the rolling texture of orientation relationship: {211}, {111}. Different lattice stress-strain curves are obtained from the different crystallite groups, which show dissimilarity in the proportionality constant between the stress and lattice strain and the elastic limit of each crystallite group. The external elastic limit can be calculated from averaging the individual lattice yield points of each crystallite groups. Triaxial stress states are developed in the crystallites in the entire range of the elastic and plastic regions during uniaxial loading. The residual stresses of the specimen unloaded at a strain level of about 3 pet are in a biaxial stress state.

  20. Effect of Niobium and Titanium on Dynamic Recrystallization Behavior of Low Carbon Steels

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    MA Li-qiang; LIU Zhen-yu; JIAO Si-hai; YUAN Xiang-qian; WU Di

    2008-01-01

    Using a Gleeble 3800 thermo-mechanical simulator, the effect of niobium and titanium on the dynamic re-crystallization (DRX) behavior of low carbon steels was investigated. Isothermal single compression tests were per-formed in the temperature range of 850 to 1 150 ℃ at eonatant strain rates of 0. 1 to 5 s-1. The experimental results showed that the addition of niobium and titanium to the low carbon steels significantly increased both the peak stress and steady state stress. The activation energy of deformation Qd was larger than the activation energy associated with the steady state stress Qss. Furthermore, the difference between Qd and Qss became significant because of the addition of niobium and titanium. DRX is effeetively retarded beeause of solute dragging and dynamic precipitate pinning of niobium and titanium, resulting in higher values of the peak strain and steady state strain. Finally, the influence of niobium and titanium on the DRX kinetics and steady state grain size was determined.

  1. Effect of temper rolling on the bake-hardening behavior of low carbon steel

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    Chun-fu Kuang; Shen-gen Zhang; Jun Li; Jian Wang; Pei Li

    2015-01-01

    In a typical process, low carbon steel was annealed at two different temperatures (660°C and 750°C), and then was temper rolled to improve the mechanical properties. Pre-straining and baking treatments were subsequently carried out to measure the bake-hardening (BH) values. The influences of annealing temperature and temper rolling on the BH behavior of the steel were investigated. The results indicated that the microstructure evolution during temper rolling was related to carbon atoms and dislocations. After an apparent increase, the BH value of the steel significantly decreased when the temper rolling reduction was increased from 0%to 5%. This was attributed to the increase in solute carbon concentration and dislocation density. The maximum BH values of the steel annealed at 660°C and 750°C were 80 MPa and 89 MPa at the reductions of 3%and 4%, respectively. Moreover, increasing the annealing temperature from 660 to 750°C resulted in an ob-vious increase in the BH value due to carbide dissolution.

  2. Effects of Rolling and Cooling Conditions on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Low Carbon Cold Heading Steel

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    LI Zhuang; WU Di; LV Wei

    2012-01-01

    Effects of rolling and cooling conditions on microstructure and mechanical properties of low carbon cold heading steel were investigated on a laboratory hot rolling mill. The results have shown that the mechanical proper ties of low carbon steels exceed the standard requirements of ML30, ML35, ML40, and ML45 steel, respectively due to thermomechanical controlled processing (TMCP). This is attributed to a significant amount of pearlite and the ferrite-grain refinement. Under the condition of relatively low temperature rolling, the mechanical properties exceed standard requirements of ML45 and ML30 steel after water cooling and air cooling, respectively. Fast cooling which leads to more pearlite and finer ferrite grains is more critical than finish rolling temperatures for low carbon cold heading steel. The specimen at high finish rolling temperature exhibits very good mechanical properties due to fast cooling. This result has great significance not only for energy saving and emission reduction, but also for low-carbon economy, because the goals of the replacement of medium-carbon by low-carbon are achieved with TMCP.

  3. SPEED DEPENDENCE OF ACOUSTIC VIBRATION PROPAGATION FROM THE FERRITIC GRAIN SIZE IN LOW-CARBON STEEL

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    I. A. Vakulenko

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Purpose. It is determining the nature of the ferrite grain size influence of low-carbon alloy steel on the speed propagation of acoustic vibrations. Methodology. The material for the research served a steel sheet of thickness 1.4 mm. Steel type H18T1 had a content of chemical elements within grade composition: 0, 12 % C, 17, 5 % Cr, 1 % Mn, 1, 1 % Ni, 0, 85 % Si, 0, 9 % Ti. The specified steel belongs to the semiferritic class of the accepted classification. The structural state of the metal for the study was obtained by cold plastic deformation by rolling at a reduction in the size range of 20-30 % and subsequent recrystallization annealing at 740 – 750 ° C. Different degrees of cold plastic deformation was obtained by pre-selection of the initial strip thickness so that after a desired amount of rolling reduction receives the same final thickness. The microstructure was observed under a light microscope, the ferrite grain size was determined using a quantitative metallographic technique. The using of X-ray structural analysis techniques allowed determining the level of second-order distortion of the crystal latitude of the ferrite. The speed propagation of acoustic vibrations was measured using a special device such as an ISP-12 with a working frequency of pulses 1.024 kHz. As the characteristic of strength used the hardness was evaluated by the Brinell’s method. Findings. With increasing of ferrite grain size the hardness of the steel is reduced. In the case of constant structural state of metal, reducing the size of the ferrite grains is accompanied by a natural increasing of the phase distortion. The dependence of the speed propagation of acoustic vibrations up and down the rolling direction of the ferrite grain size remained unchanged and reports directly proportional correlation. Originality. On the basis of studies to determine the direct impact of the proportional nature of the ferrite grain size on the rate of propagation of sound

  4. Formation of Diffusion Layers by Anode Plasma Electrolytic Nitrocarburizing of Low-Carbon Steel

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    Kusmanov, S. A.; Kusmanova, Yu. V.; Naumov, A. R.; Belkin, P. N.

    2015-08-01

    The structure of the low-carbon steel after plasma electrolytic nitrocarburizing in the electrolyte containing acetonitrile was investigated. The cross-sectional microstructure, composition, and phase constituents of a modified layer under different processing conditions were characterized. It is shown that the electrolyte that contained ammonium chloride and acetonitrile provides the saturation of steel with nitrogen and carbon and the formation of the Fe4N and FeN0.05 nitrides, Fe4C carbide and other phases. The nitrogen diffusion decreases the austenitization temperature and results in the formation of martensite after the sample cooling in the electrolyte. The formation of a carbon and nitrogen source in a vapor-gas envelope (VGE) is investigated. The proposed mechanism includes evaporation of acetonitrile in the VGE, its adsorption on an anode with the following thermal decomposition, and also the acetonitrile reduction to amine with subsequent hydrolysis to ethanol that is determined with the use of chromatographic method. The aqueous solution that contained 10 wt.% NH4Cl and 10 wt.% CH3CN allows one to obtain the nitrocarburized layer with the thickness of 0.22 mm and microhardness up to 740 HV during 10 min at 850 °C. This treatment regime leads to the decrease in the surface roughness of steel R a from 1.01 μm to 0.17 μm.

  5. Spectroscopic investigation of plasma electrolytic borocarburizing on q235 low-carbon steel

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    Highlights: • The plasma discharge behaviors for PEB/C on steels were evaluated by OES. • Electron temperature, concentration, atomic ionization degree were calculated. • The decomposition mechanism of electrolyte and was analyzed. - Abstract: A plasma electrolytic borocarburizing process (PEB/C) in borax electrolyte with glycerin additive was employed to fabricate a hardening layer on Q235 low-carbon steel. Optical emission spectroscopy (OES) was utilized to investigate the spectroscopy characteristics of plasma discharge around the steel during PEB/C process. Some plasma parameters were calculated in terms of OES. The electron temperature and electron concentration in plasma discharge zone is about 3000–12,000 K and 2 × 1022 m−3–1.4 × 1023 m−3. The atomic ionization degrees of iron, carbon and boron are 10−16–10−3, and 10−23–10−6, 10−19–10−4, respectively, which depend on discharge time. The surface morphology and cross-sectional microstructure of PEB/C hardening layer were observed, and the electrolyte decomposition and plasma discharge behaviors were discussed

  6. Whole through processing understanding of rolling and recrystallization textures in low carbon steels

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    Processing steels to achieve particular useful properties is a science as well as an art. Many of the properties of modern steels are a successful combination of empiric and scientific knowledge. Deep drawing low carbon steels have been used and improved through many decades of research and technological advance. However the micro mechanisms involved in the development of particular microstructures and properties are still under discussion. The current paper shows an integrated attempt to obtain consistent microscopical data from micromechanical simulations coupled with recrystallization and phase transformation codes. The simulations are performed in a way such that the information obtained from certain temperature, level or process is used in the next step to proceed further. The goal is not avoiding experiments but having a whole through scale and time integration for judging the validity of similar parameters and assumptions during the different processing steps. The simulations include high and low temperature deformation and recrystallization in the austenite region, phase transformation to room temperature, low temperature deformation and recrystallization in the ferrite phase region. The results are compared with experiments available in the literature

  7. Mass Transfer Coefficient During Cathodic Protectionof Low Carbon Steel in Seawater

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    Ameel Mohammed Rahman

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this research is to calculate mass transfer coefficient, kd, during cathodic protection of low carbon steel in neutral seawater (3.5% W/V NaCl in distilled water with pH = 7. Two types of cathodic protection were used:First: Sacrificial anode cathodic protection (SACP were a pipeline of steel carrying seawater using zinc as a sacrificial anode and with variable temperatures ranged (0 – 45oC and volumetric flow rate ranged (5 – 900 lit/hr. It was found that the kd increases with increasing temperature and volumetric flow rate of seawater, where kd ranged (0.24×10-6 – 41.6×10-6 m/s.Second: Impressed current cathodic protection (ICCP technique adopting a rotating vertical steel cylinder in seawater with variable temperatures ranged (0 – 45oC and rotating velocity ranged (0 – 400 rpm. It was found that the kd increases with increasing temperature and rotating velocity, where kd ranged (7.25×10-6 – 36.82×10-6 m/s.

  8. Microstructural evolution and mechanical behaviour of surface hardened low carbon hot rolled steel

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    Surface hardening of low carbon hot rolled C–Mn steel has been successfully performed by high power diode laser with an achievable case depth of about 300 μm. The laser treated samples have been characterised using optical microscope, scanning electron microscope, transmission electron microscope, and X-ray diffraction techniques. Higher hardness level is achieved in laser surface hardened zone (≈300 HV) than in the base alloy region (≈140 HV). The variation in hardness as a function of distance across the laser tracks is observed during multi-track laser hardening. Laser hardened steel sheets show enhanced mechanical strength (YS: 383–443 MPa, UTS: 476–506 MPa) with the lowering of percentage total elongation (23–28%) compared to the base alloy (YS: 351 MPa, UTS: 450 MPa and total elongation is 32%). Strain hardening exponent (‘n’) has been evaluated from true tensile stress–strain diagram and it shows a similar nature for both base alloy and laser treated steels. The microstructure in the base alloy region consists of a mixture of ferrite and pearlite, whereas predominantly lath martensite is present in the laser hardened surface layer. The improvement of mechanical strength is discussed in terms of the formation of this hardened layer on the surface

  9. Nano-sized precipitation and properties of a low carbon niobium micro-alloyed bainitic steel

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    The present work focuses on microstructure evolution and precipitation strengthening during tempering at region of 550–680 °C to elucidate the structure–property relationship in the steel. The effect of tempering on the development of a 700 MPa grade high strength hot rolled cost-effective bainitic steel was studied for infrastructure applications. Granular bainite with dispersed martenisit–austenite (M–A) constituents in the bainitic ferrite matrix was obtained after hot rolling and air cooling to room temperature. The decomposition of M–A constituents to cementite carbides and the precipitation of nano-sized NbC carbides in bainitic matrix on tempering were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Nano-sized precipitates of NbC precipitated during tempering were in average diameter of ~4.1–6.1 nm. There were ~86–173 MPa increases in yield strength after tempering at region of 550–680 °C. It is noticeable that those nano-sized NbC precipitates provide an effective way to significantly increase the strength of the low carbon bainitic steel. High yield strength of 716 MPa with high ductility (uniform elongation of 9.3% and total elongation of 22.4%), low yield to tensile ratio of 0.9 and good low temperature toughness of 47 J (half thickness) at –40 °C was obtained after tempering at 680 °C for 30 min

  10. Microstructural evolution and mechanical behaviour of surface hardened low carbon hot rolled steel

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    Tewary, N.K. [Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur, Howrah 711103 (India); Syed, B. [R and D Division, Tata Steel Limited, Jamshedpur 831007 (India); Ghosh, S.K., E-mail: skghosh@metal.becs.ac.in [Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur, Howrah 711103 (India); Kundu, S. [R and D Division, Tata Steel Limited, Jamshedpur 831007 (India); Shariff, S.M.; Padmanabham, G. [Centre for Laser Processing, ARCI-Hyderabad, Balapur PO, AP 500005 (India)

    2014-06-01

    Surface hardening of low carbon hot rolled C–Mn steel has been successfully performed by high power diode laser with an achievable case depth of about 300 μm. The laser treated samples have been characterised using optical microscope, scanning electron microscope, transmission electron microscope, and X-ray diffraction techniques. Higher hardness level is achieved in laser surface hardened zone (≈300 HV) than in the base alloy region (≈140 HV). The variation in hardness as a function of distance across the laser tracks is observed during multi-track laser hardening. Laser hardened steel sheets show enhanced mechanical strength (YS: 383–443 MPa, UTS: 476–506 MPa) with the lowering of percentage total elongation (23–28%) compared to the base alloy (YS: 351 MPa, UTS: 450 MPa and total elongation is 32%). Strain hardening exponent (‘n’) has been evaluated from true tensile stress–strain diagram and it shows a similar nature for both base alloy and laser treated steels. The microstructure in the base alloy region consists of a mixture of ferrite and pearlite, whereas predominantly lath martensite is present in the laser hardened surface layer. The improvement of mechanical strength is discussed in terms of the formation of this hardened layer on the surface.

  11. Nano-sized precipitation and properties of a low carbon niobium micro-alloyed bainitic steel

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    Xie, Z.J. [School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083 (China); Department of Materials Science and Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton L8S 4L8 (Canada); Ma, X.P. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton L8S 4L8 (Canada); Shang, C.J., E-mail: cjshang@ustb.edu.cn [School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083 (China); Wang, X.M. [School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083 (China); Subramanian, S.V. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton L8S 4L8 (Canada)

    2015-08-12

    The present work focuses on microstructure evolution and precipitation strengthening during tempering at region of 550–680 °C to elucidate the structure–property relationship in the steel. The effect of tempering on the development of a 700 MPa grade high strength hot rolled cost-effective bainitic steel was studied for infrastructure applications. Granular bainite with dispersed martenisit–austenite (M–A) constituents in the bainitic ferrite matrix was obtained after hot rolling and air cooling to room temperature. The decomposition of M–A constituents to cementite carbides and the precipitation of nano-sized NbC carbides in bainitic matrix on tempering were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Nano-sized precipitates of NbC precipitated during tempering were in average diameter of ~4.1–6.1 nm. There were ~86–173 MPa increases in yield strength after tempering at region of 550–680 °C. It is noticeable that those nano-sized NbC precipitates provide an effective way to significantly increase the strength of the low carbon bainitic steel. High yield strength of 716 MPa with high ductility (uniform elongation of 9.3% and total elongation of 22.4%), low yield to tensile ratio of 0.9 and good low temperature toughness of 47 J (half thickness) at –40 °C was obtained after tempering at 680 °C for 30 min.

  12. Effect of Niobium on Isothermal Transformation of Austenite to Ferrite in HSLA Low-Carbon Steel

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    CAO Jian-chun; LIU Qing-you; YONG Qi-long; SUN Xin-jun

    2007-01-01

    Using thermomechanical simulation experiment, the kinetics of the isothermal transformation of austenite to ferrite in two HSLA low-carbon steels containing different amounts of niobium was investigated under the conditions of both deformation and undeformation. The results of optical microstructure observation and quantitative metallography analysis showed that the kinetics of the isothermal transformation of austenite to ferrite in lower niobium steel with and without deformation suggests a stage mechanism, wherein there exists a linear relationship between the logarithms of holding time and ferrite volume fraction according to Avrami equation, whereas the isothermal transformation of austenite to ferrite in high niobium steel proceeds via a two stage mechanism according to micrographs, wherein, the nucleation rate of ferrite in the initial stage of transformation is low, and in the second stage,the rate of transformation is high and the transformation of residual austenite to ferrite is rapidly complete. Using carbon extraction replica TEM, niobium carbide precipitation for different holding time was investigated and the results suggested that NbC precipitation and the presence of solute niobium would influence the transformation of austenite to ferrite. The mechanism of the effect of niobium on the isothermal transformation was discussed.

  13. Study of deformation-induced phase transformation in plain low carbon steel at low strain rate

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    Hot-deformation behavior of super-cooled austenite within the austenite-ferrite (γ-α) phase field was studied in low carbon steels (0.15 wt.%) at various strain rates. Flow softening was observed during the hot-deformation at temperatures lower than critical temperature. The critical temperature was observed to be significantly higher than T0 temperature. This was due to large shift of γ-α phase-equilibrium to a higher temperature during hot-deformation. A thermodynamic model to account the effect of non-uniform deformation-induced stress on the γ-α phase-equilibrium during hot-deformation was proposed and its prediction was in good agreement with the experimentally measured critical temperature.

  14. Static and Metadynamic Recrystallization of Low Carbon Steels During Mechanical Deformation

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    沈丙振; 方能炜; 沈厚发; 柳百成

    2004-01-01

    Static and metadynamic recrystallization models were developed with the coefficients determined by multiple nonlinear regression analyses to describe microstructure evolution in low carbon steels. The effects of initial grain size, deformation temperature, strain, and strain rate on the austenitic recrystallized volume fraction and grain size were studied using a Gleeble machine. The results show that deformation reduces the grain size when the recrystallized volume fraction is large. The static recrystallized volume fraction increases with increasing deformation temperature, strain, and strain rate, and decreasing initial grain size. The grain size during metadynamic recrystallization is independent of the deformation strain and the initial grain size. The recrystallized volume fraction, the grain size, and the grown grain size calculated by the correlations are consistent with the measured values.

  15. Effect of transient change in strain rate on plastic flow behaviour of low carbon steel

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    A Ray; P Barat; P Mukherjee; A Sarkar; S K Bandyopadhyay

    2007-02-01

    Plastic flow behaviour of low carbon steel has been studied at room temperature during tensile deformation by varying the initial strain rate of 3.3 × 10-4 s-1 to a final strain rate ranging from 1.33 × 10-3 s-1 to 2 × 10-3 s-1 at a fixed engineering strain of 12%. Haasen plot revealed that the mobile dislocation density remained almost invariant at the juncture where there was a sudden increase in stress with a change in strain rate and the plastic flow was solely dependent on the velocity of mobile dislocations. In that critical regime, the variation of stress with time was fitted with a Boltzmann type Sigmoid function. The increase in stress was found to increase with final strain rate and the time elapsed in attaining these stress values showed a decreasing trend. Both of these parameters saturated asymptotically at a higher final strain rate.

  16. Effects of deformation and boron on microstructure and continuous cooling transformation in low carbon HSLA steels

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    Jun, H.J. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang 790-784 (Korea, Republic of); Kang, J.S. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang 790-784 (Korea, Republic of); Seo, D.H. [Technical Research Laboratories, POSCO, Pohang 545-090 (Korea, Republic of); Kang, K.B. [Technical Research Laboratories, POSCO, Pohang 545-090 (Korea, Republic of); Park, C.G. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang 790-784 (Korea, Republic of)]. E-mail: cgpark@postech.ac.kr

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    The continuous-cooling-transformation (CCT) diagram and continuous cooled microstructure were investigated for low carbon (0.05 wt.% C) high strength low alloy steels with/without boron. Microstructures observed in continuous cooled specimens were composed of pearlite, quasi-polygonal ferrite, granular bainite, acicular ferrite, bainitic ferrite, lower bainite, and martensite depending on cooling rate and transformation temperature. A rapid cooling rate depressed the formation of pearlite and quasi-polygonal ferrite, which resulted in higher hardness. However, hot deformation slightly increased transformation start temperature, and promoted the formation of pearlite and quasi-polygonal ferrite. Hot deformation also strongly promoted the acicular ferrite formation which did not form under non-deformation conditions. Small boron addition effectively reduced the formation of pearlite and quasi-polygonal ferrite and broadened the cooling rate region for bainitic ferrite and martensite.

  17. Influence of high deformation on the microstructure of low-carbon steel

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    Florin Popa; Ionel Chicina; Dan Frunz; Ioan Nicodim; Dorel Banabic

    2014-01-01

    Low-carbon steel sheets DC04 used in the automotive industry were subjected to cold rolling for thickness reduction from 20%to 89%. The desired thickness was achieved by successive reductions using a rolling mill. The influence of thickness reduction on the micro-structure was studied by scanning electron microscopy. Microstructure evolution was characterized by the distortion of grains and the occur-rence of the oriented grain structure for high cold work. A mechanism of grain restructuring for high cold work was described. The occur-rence of voids was discussed in relation with cold work. The evolution of voids at the grain boundaries and inside the grains was also consid-ered. To characterize the grain size, the Feret diameter was measured and the grain size distribution versus cold work was discussed. The chemical homogeneity of the sample was also analyzed.

  18. Nondestructive characterization of recovery and recrystallization in cold rolled low carbon steel by magnetic hysteresis loops

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    Martinez-de-Guerenu, A. [CEIT, Manuel de Lardizabal 15, 20018 San Sebastian (Spain)]. E-mail: amartinez@ceit.es; Gurruchaga, K. [CEIT, Manuel de Lardizabal 15, 20018 San Sebastian (Spain); Tecnun (University of Navarra), Manuel de Lardizabal 13, 20018 San Sebastian (Spain); Arizti, F. [CEIT, Manuel de Lardizabal 15, 20018 San Sebastian (Spain); Tecnun (University of Navarra), Manuel de Lardizabal 13, 20018 San Sebastian (Spain)

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    How structure sensitive parameters derived from hysteresis loops can provide nondestructive information about the evolution of the microstructure of cold rolled low carbon steel as a result of recovery and recrystallization processes during the annealing is shown. The coercive field, remanent induction and hysteresis losses can be used to monitor the decrease in the dislocation density during recovery. These parameters are also influenced by the average grain refinement that takes place during recrystallization, which compensates the variation produced by the annihilation of dislocations during recrystallization. The maximum of the induction and of the relative differential permeability are shown to be very sensitive to the onset and to the monitoring of the recrystallization, respectively. The correlations between coercive field and remanent induction and hysteresis losses can also be used to distinguish between recovery and recrystallization.

  19. Cyclic Deformation Behavior and Fatigue Crack Propagation of Low Carbon Steel Prestrained in Tension

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    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The tests were performed on low carbon steel plate. In the tension fatigue tests, two angle values (ϕ=0° and ϕ=45°, ϕ is the angle between the loading and the rolling direction have been chosen. The influence of strain path change on the subsequent initial work softening rate and the saturation stress has been investigated. Dislocation microstructure was observed by transmission electron microscopy. It was found that the strain amount of preloading in tension has obviously affected the cyclic softening phenomenon and the initial cyclic softening rate. It was observed that the reloading axial stress for ϕ=45° case increased more than that of ϕ=0° case, due to the anisotropism of Q235. In the fatigue crack propagation tests, the experimental results show that with increasing the pretension deformation degree, the fatigue crack growth rate increases, especially at the near threshold section.

  20. Bonding Mechanisms in Resistance Microwelding of 316 Low-Carbon Vacuum Melted Stainless Steel Wires

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    Khan, M. I.; Kim, J. M.; Kuntz, M. L.; Zhou, Y.

    2009-04-01

    Resistance microwelding (RMW) is an important joining process used in the fabrication of miniature instruments, such as electrical and medical devices. The excellent corrosion resistance of 316 low-carbon vacuum melted (LVM) stainless steel (SS) wire makes it ideal for biomedical applications. The current study examines the microstructure and mechanical properties of crossed resistance microwelded 316LVM wire. Microtensile and microhardness testing was used to analyze the mechanical performance of welds, and fracture surfaces were examined using scanning electron microscopy. Finally, a bonding mechanism is proposed based on optimum joint breaking force (JBF) using metallurgical observations of weld cross sections. Moreover, comparisons with RMWs of Ni, Au-plated Ni, and SUS304 SS wire are discussed.

  1. Strong tough low-carbon bainite structural steels exposed to heat treatment and mechanical working

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    A review of results of studying the mechanical properties and structure of extremely strong construction low-pearlite and pearlite-free steels subjected to thermomechanical processing (TMP) is presented. The development of TMP of low-pearlite and pearlite-free steels has led to creation of steel of the following composition: 0.06% of C; 1.8% of Mn; 0.3% of Mo; 0.05-0.09% of Nb. Depending on the kind of TMP the most important parameters of which are the temperature of the termination of rolling and the total deformation below 900 deg C, transformation in these steels occurs partially or completely in the intermediate domain. The increased density of dislocations of beinite structure affects substantially the increase in the yield limit. High degrees of squeezing at temperatures below 870 deg C promote formation of ferrite nuclei. The laboratory rolling demonstrates that by selecting the conditions of TMP one can control the mechanical properties of a steel. The sheets of 13 mm thick allow to obtain the guaranteed values of the yield limit of 70 kgf/mm2 the transition temperature T50 = -25 deg C, whereas after rolling under different conditions the low-temperature limit of cold shortness is - 125 deg C, and the yield limit - 45 kgf/mm2. As followed from the estimate of numerous industrial experiments, with sheets 20 mm thick in hot-rolled state one can obtain the yield limit no less than 50 kgf/mm2. On rolling mills that make possible to produce large deformation at low temperature these values can be increased. For instance, with sheets 30 mm thick one can obtain the yield limit of 56 kgf/mm2 and the transition temperature of - 60 deg C. The dependence of the yield limit on the holding time in steel tempering is given. The steel possesses a considerable reserve of the increase of strength due to dispersion hardening, which after tempering at 600-625 deg C constitutes 8-12 kgf/mm2. Because of low carbon content, this steel is characterized by good weldability

  2. Effect of B and B + Nb on the bainitic transformation in low carbon steels

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    Zhu Kangying, E-mail: kangying.zhu@arcelormittal.com [ArcelorMittal Maizieres, Research and Development, BP 30320, 57283 Maizieres-les-Metz Cedex (France); Oberbillig, Carla, E-mail: carla.oberbillig@arcelormittal.com [ArcelorMittal Maizieres, Research and Development, BP 30320, 57283 Maizieres-les-Metz Cedex (France); Musik, Celine, E-mail: celine.musik@arcelormittal.com [ArcelorMittal Maizieres, Research and Development, BP 30320, 57283 Maizieres-les-Metz Cedex (France); Loison, Didier, E-mail: didier.loison@arcelormittal.com [ArcelorMittal Maizieres, Research and Development, BP 30320, 57283 Maizieres-les-Metz Cedex (France); Iung, Thierry, E-mail: thierry.iung@arcelormittal.com [ArcelorMittal Maizieres, Research and Development, BP 30320, 57283 Maizieres-les-Metz Cedex (France)

    2011-05-15

    Research highlights: {yields} B retards slightly the bainite transformation kinetics. {yields} Combined addition of B + Nb delayed dramatically bainite transformation kinetics. {yields} B refines the microstructure and promotes lath morphology of bainite. {yields} Larger packets of laths and longer laths are observed in the B + Nb steel. {yields} More free boron/finer borocarbide precipitates on {gamma} grain boundaries in B + Nb steel. - Abstract: Development of new, advanced high and ultra-high strength bainitic steels requires the selection of the optimum balance of bainite promoting elements allowing the production of the desired bainitic microstructure over a wide range of cooling rates. The addition of boron or a combined addition of boron and niobium is well known to retard strongly the polygonal ferrite formation but very little knowledge has been acquired on the bainitic transformation. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to investigate the influence of boron and boron plus niobium on the bainite transformation kinetics, microstructural evolution and mechanical properties in a low carbon steel (Fe-0.05C-1.49Mn-0.30Si). Isothermal and continuous cooling transformation diagrams were determined and followed by a detailed quantitative characterisation of the bainite microstructure and morphology using complementary advanced metallographic techniques (FEG-SEM-EBSD, SIMS and TEM). The relationship between microstructure and hardness has been evaluated. Finally, results of SIMS and TEM analyses coupled with microstructural investigations enable to propose a mechanism to explain the effect of the synergy between boron and niobium on the bainitic transformation and the resultant microstructure.

  3. Ultrafine-Grained Structure and its Thermal Stability in Low-Carbon Steel

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    Korznikov, A. V.; Safarov, I. M.; Galeyev, R. M.; Sergeev, S. N.; Potekaev, A. I.

    2015-11-01

    The influence of annealing temperature on ultrafine-grained structure (UFG) of low-carbon steel 05G2MFB, produced by multiple isothermal forging (MIF) and warm rolling is investigated. Following 1-hour annealing (from 20 to 550°C), the fibrous UFG-structure formed as a result of rolling remains virtually the same. The equiaxial UFG-structure is found to be stable as the annealing temperature is increased up to 600°C. An examination of the resulting UFG-states by the method of electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) provided a way to identify the differences in softening processes for a number of structure types. When the temperature of annealing treatment of as-rolled steel specimens is increased to 600°C, the fraction of low-angle boundaries (LAB) is found to remain at about 56%, while the average grain/subgrain size in the rod cross-section increases from 0.4 to 0.9 μm. In the MIF-processed specimens, an increase in the annealing temperature up to 625°C gives rise to a gradual decrease in the fraction of LAGBs from 53 to 30%, with the average grain/subgrain size increasing from 0.4 to 0.6 μm.

  4. Study of the Deburring Process for Low Carbon Steel by Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation

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    Li, Hongtao; Kan, Jinfeng; Jiang, Bailing; Liu, Yanjie; Liu, Zheng

    2016-08-01

    In an appropriate electrochemical environment, the discrete thermal electron emission could be induced in the micro area due to the uneven distribution of electron flux on the anode surface. Thus an oxygen molecule could be ionized at the liquid-solid interface after collision, and then oxygen plasma with distribution characteristics would be formed. The plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO) could happen at the liquid-solid interface. In this work, the low carbon steel was used to study the deburring process by PEO at a high frequency (70000 Hz) pulse DC mode. Its burr height H from 3.23 mm to 0.04 mm was removed to form a smooth surface within 6 min. The values of corrosion potential and current density for the untreated sample were -0.667 V and 6.735×10-5 A/cm2, respectively. But for the treated sample, the corrosion potential and current density were relatively lower, -0.354 V and 1.19×10-7 A/cm2. Therefore, PEO was expected to be a new deburring method of carbon steel for the material processing field. supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 51571114) and Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province, China (No. BK20130935)

  5. Artificial neural network prediction of mechanical properties of hot rolled low carbon steel strip

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    Niu Jianqing; Li Hualong

    2013-01-01

    Conventionally,direct tensile tests are employed to measure mechanical properties of industrially pro-duced products. In mass production,the cost of sampling and labor is high,which leads to an increase of total pro-duction cost and a decrease of production efficiency. The main purpose of this paper is to develop an intelligent pro-gram based on artificial neural network (ANN) to predict the mechanical properties of a commercial grade hot rolled low carbon steel strip,SPHC. A neural network model was developed by using 7 × 5 × 1 back-propagation (BP)neural network structure to determine the multiple relationships among chemical composition,product pro-cess and mechanical properties. Industrial on-line application of the model indicated that prediction results were in good agreement with measured values. It showed that 99.2%of the products’tensile strength was accurately pre-dicted within an error margin of ±10%,compared to measured values. Based on the model,the effects of chemical composition and hot rolling process on mechanical properties were derived and the relative importance of each in-put parameter was evaluated by sensitivity analysis. All the results demonstrate that the developed ANN models are capable of accurate predictions under real-time industrial conditions. The developed model can be used to sub-stitute mechanical property measurement and therefore reduce cost of production. It can also be used to control and optimize mechanical properties of the investigated steel.

  6. Production of Low-Carbon Magnetic Steel for the LHC Superconducting Dipole and Quadrupole Magnets

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    Bertinelli, F; Harlet, P; Peiro, G; Russo, A; Taquet, A

    2006-01-01

    In 1996 CERN negotiated a contract with Cockerill Sambre – ARCELOR Group for the supply of 50 000 tonnes of low-carbon steel for the LHC main magnets: this was the first contract to be placed for the project, and one of the single largest. In 2005 – after nine years of work – the contract is being successfully completed. This paper describes the steel specifically developed, known as MAGNETIL™, its manufacturing and quality control process, organization of production, logistics and contract follow-up. Extensive statistics have been collected relating to physical, mechanical and technological parameters. Specific attention is dedicated to magnetic measurements (coercivity and permeability) performed at both room and cryogenic temperatures, the equipment used and statistical results. Reference is also made to the resulting precision of the fineblanked laminations used for the magnet yoke. The technology transfer from the particle accelerator domain to industry is ongoing, for example for ...

  7. Flow Behavior and Processing Maps of a Low-Carbon Steel During Hot Deformation

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    Yang, Xiawei; Li, Wenya

    2015-12-01

    The hot isothermal compression tests of a low-carbon steel containing 0.20 pct C were performed in the temperature range of 973 K to 1273 K (700 °C to 1000 °C) and at the strain rate range of 0.001 to 1 s-1. The results show that the flow stress is dependent on deformation temperature and strain rate (decreasing with increasing temperature and/or increasing with increasing strain rate). The flow stress predicted by Arrhenius-type and artificial neural network models were both in a good agreement with experimental data, while the prediction accuracy of the latter is better than the former. A processing map can be obtained by superimposing an instability map on a power dissipation map. Finally, an FEM model was successfully established to simulate the compression test process of this steel. The processing map combined with the FEM model can be very beneficial to solve the problems of residual stress, distortion, and flow instability of components.

  8. 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.

  9. Characterizations of Dynamic Strain-induced Transformation in Low Carbon Steel

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    Luhan Hao; Mingyue Sun; Namin Xiao; Dianzhong Li

    2012-01-01

    Dynamic strain-induced transformation of the low carbon steel Q(235) at 770℃ and 850℃ leads to fine ferrite grains. The microstructure characterization and mechanism of the fine ferrite grain were studied by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and electron backscattered diffraction (EBSD) technique. The results show that strain-induced microstructure is the mixed microstructure of ferrite and pearlite, with cementite randomly distributed on ferrite grain boundaries and the grains interiors. EBSD images of grain boundaries demonstrate that high angle grain boundaries (HAGBs) are dominant in both of the deformation induced microstructures occurring below and above A(e3) , with only a few low angle grain boundaries (LAGBs) existing in the grain interiors. It implies that the dynamic strain-induced transformation (DSIT) happens above and below A(e3) temperature and has the same phase transition mechanisms. The refinement of ferrite is the cooperative effect of DSIT and continuous dynamic recrystallization (CDRX) of ferrite. Besides, DSIT is deemed as an incomplete carbon diffusion phase transition through the analysis of microstructure and the previous simulated results. The strengths of the Q(235) steel with refined ferrite and pearlite structure get doubled than the initial state without treated by DSIT and the residual stress in the refined structure is partly responsible for the ductility loss.

  10. TEM Study of the Orientation Relationship Between Cementite and Ferrite in a Bainitic Low Carbon High Strength Low Alloy Steel

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    Illescas Fernandez, Silvia; Brown, A P; He, K.; Fernández, Javier; Guilemany Casadamon, Josep Maria

    2005-01-01

    Two different bainitic structures are observed in a steel depending on the sample heat treatment. The different types of bainitic structures exhibit different orientation relationships between cementite and the ferrite matrix. Upper bainite presents a Pitsch orientation relationship and lower bainite presents a Bagaryatski orientation relationship. Different heat treatments of low carbon HSLA steel samples have been studied using TEM in order to find the orientation relationshi...

  11. Measurements of the corrosion of low-carbon steel drums under environmental conditions at Hanford: One-year test results

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    This report describes the methods used to expose low-carbon steel drums to atmospheric and soil corrosion and describes the methods used to examine specimens retrieved from both types of tests. These drums are being tested to meet requirements of radioactive waste storage for both low-level radioactive wastes and transuranic wastes

  12. Microstructural Evolution of a Low-Carbon Steel during Application of Quenching and Partitioning Heat Treatments after Partial Austenitization

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    Santofimia, M.J.; Zhao, L.; Sietsma, J.

    2008-01-01

    The “quenching and partitioning” (Q&P) process has been studied in a low-carbon steel containing 1.1 wt pct aluminum by heat treatments consisting of partial austenitization at 900 °C and subsequent rapid cooling to a quenching temperature in the range between 125 °C and 175 °C, followed by an isoth

  13. Study on microstructure and mechanical characteristics of low-carbon steel and ferritic stainless steel joints

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    Sarkari Khorrami, Mahmoud; Mostafaei, Mohammad Ali; Pouraliakbar, Hesam, E-mail: hpouraliakbar@alum.sharif.edu; Kokabi, Amir Hossein

    2014-07-01

    In this work, examinations on the microstructure and mechanical properties of plain carbon steel and AISI 430 ferritic stainless steel dissimilar welds are carried out. Welding is conducted in both autogenous and using ER309L austenitic filler rod conditions through gas tungsten arc welding process. The results indicate that fully-ferritic and duplex ferritic–martensitic microstructures are formed for autogenous and filler-added welds, respectively. Carbide precipitation and formation of martensite at ferrite grain boundaries (intergranular martensite) as well as grain growth occur in the heat affected zone (HAZ) of AISI 430 steel. It is found that weld heat input can strongly affect grain growth phenomenon along with the amount and the composition of carbides and intergranular martensite. Acquired mechanical characteristics of weld in the case of using filler metal are significantly higher than those of autogenous one. Accordingly, ultimate tensile strength (UTS), hardness, and absorbed energy during tensile test of weld metal are increased from 662 MPa to 910 MPa, 140 Hv to 385 Hv, and 53.6 J m{sup −3} to 79 J m{sup −3}, respectively by filler metal addition. From fracture surfaces, predominantly ductile fracture is observed in the specimen welded with filler metal while mainly cleavage fracture occurs in the autogenous weld metal.

  14. Modeling of roughness effect on hydrogen permeation in a low carbon steel

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    Carreño, J. A.

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available A model is presented to evaluate the effect of the roughness and the profile of concentration of hydrogen in a low carbon steel. The model takes advantage of the Fick's Second Law, to predict the transport of hydrogen in the steel. The problem is treated as a variational one and its space solution is made numerically by means of the Finite Elements Method, while the temporal equation is solved via the Finite Differences Method, in order to determine the concentration profiles of Hydrogen in the steel and to quantify the roughness effect. Simultaneously, bipotentiostatic hydrogen permeation test were performed to evaluate the coefficient of mass transfer.

    El presente trabajo modela el efecto de la rugosidad y el perfil de concentración de hidrógeno en un acero, tomando como punto de partida la segunda ley de Fick para explicar el transporte de hidrógeno en el acero. El problema se trata como un problema variacional y su solución espacial se hace numéricamente por el Método de Elementos Finitos, mientras que la temporal por el Método de Diferencias Finitas, siendo estas las herramientas utilizadas para determinar los perfiles de concentración y cuantificar el efecto superficial presentado en este tipo de fenómeno. Además, a partir de la teoría se obtienen ecuaciones algebraicas que determinan el efecto que tiene la preparación superficial y el coeficiente de transferencia de masa con la permeación y concentración de hidrógeno en el acero.

  15. Population Evolution of Oxide Inclusions in Ti-stabilized Ultra-low Carbon Steels after Deoxidation

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    Wen YANG; Ying ZHANG; Li-feng ZHANG; Hao-jian DUAN; Li WANG

    2015-01-01

    Population density function (PDF),which can eliminate the arbitrariness caused by the choice of the num-ber and the size of bins compared to the well-used histograms,was introduced to analyze the amount of inclusions. The population evolution of oxide inclusions in forms of PDF in Ti-stabilized ultra-low carbon steels after deoxidation during industrial RH refining and continuous casting processes was analyzed using an automated SEM-EDS system. It was found that after deoxidation till the early stage of casting,the alumina inclusions exhibited a lognormal PDF distribution,and three factors including the existence of a large amount of alumina clusters,the generation of alumi-na from the reduction of Al-Ti-O inclusions and the reoxidation of molten steel were estimated as the reasons.The shape parameterσwas high after deoxidation and then decreased after Ti treatment,indicating that in a short period after deoxidation,the size of alumina inclusions was widely distributed.After Ti treatment,the distribution of inclu-sion size was more concentrated.The scale parameter m decreased with time during the whole refining process,indi-cating that the proportion of large inclusions decreased during refining.Contrarily,the Al-Ti-O inclusions presented a fractal PDF distribution except at the end of casting with fractal dimension D of 4.3,and the constant of propor-tionality C decreased with time during RH refining and increased during casting process.The reoxidation of steel by slag entrapped from ladle was considered as the reason for the lognormal PDF behavior of Al-Ti-O inclusions at the end of casting.

  16. Preparation and Properties of Anti-oxidation Inorganic Nano-coating for Low Carbon Steel at an Elevated Temperature

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    WEI Lianqi; LIU Peng; YE Shufeng; XIE Yusheng; CHEN Yunfa

    2006-01-01

    A new kind of anti- oxidation inorganic nano- coating for the common low carbon steel was prepared. It included magnesite mineral, metallurgic dust and silicate adhesive as the main raw materials. The nano-coating could be sprayed directly onto the low carbon steel slab even though with hot surface as far as under 1000 ℃ . And at the same time, a compact thin nano-film was formed, and the film would inhibit the oxygen into the interface of the steel body and decrease the loss of weight because of oxidation. The loss was decreased by about 60% or more. The properties and mechanism of oxidation resistance of the coating were discussed through XRD, TG-DTA and SEM. The experimental results show that many reactions would happen among the components of the coating and then many microspheres with the size of 80- 100nm generated in the system. By using the heat of the steel body, the silicate adhesive would interact with the microspheres, and the other components of the coating would be soft and sintered so that when the coating was sprayed onto the suface of the steel slab, the intact and compact film could be formed and adhesive with the steel body. Besides the special properties of anti-oxidation, the coating could prevent the volatilization of microelement in the steel such as silicate and carbon at a high temperature. So it can improve the quality and output of steel with this new kind of nano-coating.

  17. Coordinated control of carbon and oxygen for ultra-low-carbon interstitial-free steel in a smelting process

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    Min Wang; Yan-ping Bao; Quan Yang; Li-hua Zhao; Lu Lin

    2015-01-01

    Low residual-free-oxygen before final de-oxidation was beneficial to improving the cleanness of ultra-low-carbon steel. For ul-tra-low-carbon steel production, the coordinated control of carbon and oxygen is a precondition for achieving low residual oxygen during the Ruhrstahl Heraeus (RH) decarburization process. In this work, we studied the coordinated control of carbon and oxygen for ultra-low-carbon steel during the basic oxygen furnace (BOF) endpoint and RH process using data statistics, multiple linear regressions, and thermodynamics computations. The results showed that the aluminum yield decreased linearly with increasing residual oxygen in liquid steel. When the mass ratio of free oxygen and carbon ([O]/[C]) in liquid steel before RH decarburization was maintained between 1.5 and 2.0 and the carbon range was from 0.030wt%to 0.040wt%, the residual oxygen after RH natural decarburization was low and easily controlled. To satisfy the re-quirement for RH decarburization, the carbon and free oxygen at the BOF endpoint should be controlled to be between 297 × 10−6 and 400 × 10−6 and between 574 × 10−6 and 775 × 10−6, respectively, with a temperature of 1695 to 1715°C and a furnace campaign of 1000 to 5000 heats.

  18. Mechanical properties and hot-rolled microstructures of a low carbon bainitic steel with Cu-P alloying

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    Highlights: → Mechanical properties and microstructures of low carbon bainite steel are examined. → Cu-P alloying promotes strengthening and uniform plastic deformation. → Cu-P alloying delays recovery process during rolling interval. → Lowering rolling temperature is favorable to increasing toughness. - Abstract: A low carbon bainitic steel with Cu-P alloying was developed. The new steel aims to meet the demand of high strength, high toughness and resistance to chloride ion corrosion for the components used in the environment of sea water and oceanic atmosphere. Mechanical properties of the steel were tested and strengthening and toughening mechanisms were analyzed by comparing hot-rolled microstructures of the low carbon bainitic steels with and without Cu-P alloying. The results show that Cu-P alloying provided strong solution strengthening with weak effect on ductility. The toughness loss caused by Cu-P alloying could be balanced by increasing the amount of martensite/remained austenite (M/A island) at lower finishing temperature. The static recovery process during rolling interval was delayed by the interaction of phosphorous, copper atoms with dislocations, which was favorable to the formation of bainitic plates. Super-fine Nb(C, N) particles precipitated on dislocations had coherency with bainite ferrite at 830 deg. C finishing temperature. Raising finishing temperature to 880 deg. C, Nb(C, N) particles were prone to coarsening and losing coherency. It was also found that no accurate lattice match relationship among retained austenite, martensite and bainite in granular bainitic microstructure.

  19. Mechanical properties and hot-rolled microstructures of a low carbon bainitic steel with Cu-P alloying

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    Cui, W.F., E-mail: wenfangcui@yahoo.com.cn [Key Laboratory for Anisotropy and Texture of Materials (Ministry of Education), Northeastern University, Shenyang 110004 (China); Zhang, S.X. [Key Laboratory for Anisotropy and Texture of Materials (Ministry of Education), Northeastern University, Shenyang 110004 (China); Technology Center of Laiwu Iron and Steel (Group) Co. Ltd., Laiwu 271104 (China); Jiang, Y. [School of Chemical Engineering, University of Queensland, Brisbane 4072 (Australia); Dong, J. [Technology Center of Laiwu Iron and Steel (Group) Co. Ltd., Laiwu 271104 (China); Liu, C.M. [Key Laboratory for Anisotropy and Texture of Materials (Ministry of Education), Northeastern University, Shenyang 110004 (China)

    2011-08-15

    Highlights: {yields} Mechanical properties and microstructures of low carbon bainite steel are examined. {yields} Cu-P alloying promotes strengthening and uniform plastic deformation. {yields} Cu-P alloying delays recovery process during rolling interval. {yields} Lowering rolling temperature is favorable to increasing toughness. - Abstract: A low carbon bainitic steel with Cu-P alloying was developed. The new steel aims to meet the demand of high strength, high toughness and resistance to chloride ion corrosion for the components used in the environment of sea water and oceanic atmosphere. Mechanical properties of the steel were tested and strengthening and toughening mechanisms were analyzed by comparing hot-rolled microstructures of the low carbon bainitic steels with and without Cu-P alloying. The results show that Cu-P alloying provided strong solution strengthening with weak effect on ductility. The toughness loss caused by Cu-P alloying could be balanced by increasing the amount of martensite/remained austenite (M/A island) at lower finishing temperature. The static recovery process during rolling interval was delayed by the interaction of phosphorous, copper atoms with dislocations, which was favorable to the formation of bainitic plates. Super-fine Nb(C, N) particles precipitated on dislocations had coherency with bainite ferrite at 830 deg. C finishing temperature. Raising finishing temperature to 880 deg. C, Nb(C, N) particles were prone to coarsening and losing coherency. It was also found that no accurate lattice match relationship among retained austenite, martensite and bainite in granular bainitic microstructure.

  20. Texture evolution during the recrystallization of a warm-rolled low-carbon steel

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    The texture changes taking place during the recrystallization of a warm-rolled low-carbon steel were examined using electron backscattered diffraction. The deformation textures of the warm-rolled material are similar in shape to those of cold-rolled materials, but are somewhat more intense. The recrystallization textures resemble the deformation textures but with a more extended α fibre that includes the {1 1 3} orientation; the γ fibre extends to the {5 5 4} orientation. These two orientations are related to the {1 1 2} deformed grains by near 26 deg, rotations about selected axes. Nevertheless, both orientations appear in the early stages of recrystallization, an observation that does not support the oriented growth theory. The {1 1 1} orientations are the first to recrystallize while the α fibre is present until the end of recrystallization. It is finally consumed by all types of grains as well as by subgrain coalescence. The similarities in the growth rates for the {1 1 1} and random orientations and the late disappearance of the α fibre suggest that recrystallization takes place according to the high stored energy oriented nucleation concept

  1. Recrystallization in ultra low carbon (ULC) steel: influence of the as-deformed microstructure and texture

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    Verlinden, B.; Samajdar, I.; Houtte, P. van [KU Leuven, Heverlee (Belgium). Dept. MTM; Kestens, L.

    1998-10-01

    Development of recrystallization texture in an ultra low carbon (ULC) steel was studied at four (50-90%) different cold rolling reductions. During deformation, a steady increase in {alpha} fibre (RD// left angle 110 right angle) was observed, while {gamma} fibre (ND// left angle 111 right angle) increased from 0-50% reduction but then did not change significantly. In the recrystallization texture, however, a steady and significant increase of {gamma} fibre, but no changes in {alpha}, was noted with increased reductions. Based on the as deformed state, two physical parameters were identified, which may explain the changes in recrystallization texture with strain. Those being: (1) spacings (as measured along ND) of {gamma}/{alpha} oriented deformed bands and (2) relative ability of such bands to form recrystallized grains. An estimation of (2) for different orientations may be obtained from their respective nucleation factors (N{sub i}, defined as the number of grains of a particular orientation per deformed band of the same orientation, measured/estimated along normal direction). Evidently, a decrease in {gamma} band spacing and/or an increase/decrease in {gamma}/{alpha} nucleation factors will strengthen the {gamma} recrystallization texture. With increased reductions, spacings of the {gamma} bands decreased - mainly from the geometrical considerations. On the other hand, above 70% reduction, nucleation factors for {alpha} bands, especially for I {l_brace}112{r_brace} left angle 110 right angle component, dropped significantly. (orig.) 12 refs.

  2. Texture evolution during the recrystallization of a warm-rolled low-carbon steel

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    Sanchez-Araiza, M. [Department of Metals and Materials Engineering, McGill University, 3610 University Street, Montreal, Que., H3A 2B2 (Canada)]. E-mail: miguel.sanchez-araiza@mail.mcgill.ca; Godet, S. [Department of Metals and Materials Engineering, McGill University, 3610 University Street, Montreal, Que., H3A 2B2 (Canada) and Universite Catholique de Louvain, Departement des Sciences des Materiaux et des Procedes, IMAP, Place Sainte Barbe 2, B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)]. E-mail: stephane.godet@mail.mcgill.ca; Jacques, P.J. [Universite Catholique de Louvain, Departement des Sciences des Materiaux et des Procedes, IMAP, Place Sainte Barbe 2, B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)]. E-mail: jacques@imap.ucl.ac.be; Jonas, J.J. [Department of Metals and Materials Engineering, McGill University, 3610 University Street, Montreal, Que., H3A 2B2 (Canada)]. E-mail: john.jonas@mcgill.ca

    2006-06-15

    The texture changes taking place during the recrystallization of a warm-rolled low-carbon steel were examined using electron backscattered diffraction. The deformation textures of the warm-rolled material are similar in shape to those of cold-rolled materials, but are somewhat more intense. The recrystallization textures resemble the deformation textures but with a more extended {alpha} fibre that includes the {l_brace}1 1 3{r_brace}<4 7 1> orientation; the {gamma} fibre extends to the {l_brace}5 5 4{r_brace}<2 2 5> orientation. These two orientations are related to the {l_brace}1 1 2{r_brace}<1 1 0> deformed grains by near 26 deg, rotations about selected <1 1 0> axes. Nevertheless, both orientations appear in the early stages of recrystallization, an observation that does not support the oriented growth theory. The {l_brace}1 1 1{r_brace} orientations are the first to recrystallize while the {alpha} fibre is present until the end of recrystallization. It is finally consumed by all types of grains as well as by subgrain coalescence. The similarities in the growth rates for the {l_brace}1 1 1{r_brace} and random orientations and the late disappearance of the {alpha} fibre suggest that recrystallization takes place according to the high stored energy oriented nucleation concept.

  3. Annealing Characteristics of Ultrafine Grained Low-Carbon Steel Processed by Differential Speed Rolling Method

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    Hamad, Kotiba; Ko, Young Gun

    2016-05-01

    The annealing behavior of ultrafine grained ferrite in low-carbon steel (0.18 wt pct C) fabricated using a differential speed rolling (DSR) process was examined by observing the microstructural changes by electron backscatter diffraction and transmission electron microscopy. For this purpose, the samples processed by 4-pass DSR at a roll speed ratio of 1:4 for the lower and upper rolls, respectively, were annealed isochronally at temperatures ranging from 698 K to 898 K (425 °C to 625 °C) for 1 hour. The deformed samples exhibited a complex microstructure in the ferrite phase consisting of an equiaxed structure with a mean grain size of ~0.4 µm and a lamellar structure with a mean lamellar width of ~0.35 µm. The texture evolved during deformation was characterized by the rolling and shear components with specific orientations. After annealing at temperatures lower than 798 K (525 °C), the aspect ratio of the deformed grains tended to shift toward a unit corresponding to the equiaxed shape, whereas the grain size remained unchanged as the annealing temperature increased. At temperatures above 798 K (525 °C), however, some grains with a low dislocation density began to appear, suggesting that the starting temperature of static recrystallization in the severely deformed ferrite grains was 798 K (525 °C). The annealing texture of the present sample after heat treatment showed a uniform fiber texture consisting of α- and γ-components.

  4. Constrained groove pressing of low carbon steel: Nano-structure and mechanical properties

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    In this study a severe plastic deformation method called constrained groove pressing (CGP) is used for imposing a high magnitude of strain into the low carbon steel sheets. Microstructural changes during process are examined by X-ray diffraction and optical observations. The grain size evolution during severe plastic deformation is studied using Williamson-Hall analysis on XRD pattern of the deformed samples. In effective strain of 4.64, ferrite grains with a submicron size of 200-300 nm are achieved. The results show that constrained groove pressing can effectively refine the coarse-grained structure to an ultra fine grain range. Mechanical properties changes due to microstructure evolution are measured by tensile and hardness tests. The results show that the constrained groove pressing process leads to decrease of work hardening rate and increase of strain rate sensitivity of the sheets material. Finally, in cumulative strain of 4.64, a deformed sheet with grain size of 230 nm and ultimate tensile strength of 400 MPa is obtained.

  5. Microstructure and texture evolution during tensile deformation of symmetric/asymmetric-rolled low carbon microalloyed steel

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    Cai, Minghui, E-mail: minghui.cai@deakin.edu.au [Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM), Deakin University, Geelong VIC 3217 (Australia); Wei, Xing [R & D Centre of Wuhan Iron & Steel (Group) Corp (WISCO), Wuhan 430080 (China); Rolfe, Bernard [Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM), Deakin University, Geelong VIC 3217 (Australia); Hodgson, Peter D., E-mail: minghui.cai@deakin.edu.au [Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM), Deakin University, Geelong VIC 3217 (Australia)

    2015-08-12

    The deformation and fracture mechanisms of a low carbon microalloyed steel processed by asymmetric rolling (AsR) and symmetric rolling (SR) were compared by microstructural and texture evolutions during uniaxial tensile deformation. A realistic microstructure-based micromechanical modeling was involved as well. AsR provides more effective grain refinement and beneficial shear textures, leading to higher ductility and extraordinary strain hardening with improved yield and ultimate tensile stresses as well as promoting the occurrence of ductile fracture. This was verified and further explained by means of the different fracture modes during quasi-static uniaxial deformation, the preferred void nucleation sites and crack propagation behavior, and the change in the dislocation density based on the kernel average misorientation (KAM) distribution. The equivalent strain/stress partitioning during tensile deformation of AsR and SR specimens was modeled based on a two-dimensional (2D) representative volume element (RVE) approach. The trend of strain/stress partitioning in the ferrite matrix agrees well with the experimental results.

  6. Characterization of coarse bainite transformation in low carbon steel during simulated welding thermal cycles

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    Lan, Liangyun, E-mail: lanly@me.neu.edu.cn [School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819 (China); State Key Laboratory of Rolling Technology and Automation, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819 (China); Kong, Xiangwei [School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819 (China); Qiu, Chunlin [State Key Laboratory of Rolling Technology and Automation, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819 (China)

    2015-07-15

    Coarse austenite to bainite transformation in low carbon steel under simulated welding thermal cycles was morphologically and crystallographically characterized by means of optical microscope, transmission electron microscope and electron backscattered diffraction technology. The results showed that the main microstructure changes from a mixture of lath martensite and bainitic ferrite to granular bainite with the increase in cooling time. The width of bainitic laths also increases gradually with the cooling time. For a welding thermal cycle with relatively short cooling time (e.g. t{sub 8/5} is 30 s), the main mode of variant grouping at the scale of individual prior austenite grains changes from Bain grouping to close-packed plane grouping with the progress of phase transformation, which results in inhomogeneous distribution of high angle boundaries. As the cooling time is increased, the Bain grouping of variants becomes predominant mode, which enlarges the effective grain size of product phase. - Highlights: • Main microstructure changes and the width of lath structure increases with cooling time. • Variant grouping changes from Bain zone to close-packed plane grouping with the transformation. • The change of variant grouping results in uneven distribution of high angle grain boundary. • Bain grouping is main mode for large heat input, which lowers the density of high angle boundary.

  7. Effects of transformation temperature on VC interphase precipitation and resultant hardness in low-carbon steels

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    The effects of transformation temperature on VC interphase precipitation in low-carbon steels were investigated mainly by using an Fe–0.1C–1.5Mn–0.4V–0.05Si (mass%) alloy isothermally transformed at different temperatures. The crystallographic relationship between ferrite and austenite as well as the precipitates and resultant hardness were characterized by combining electron backscatter diffraction, three-dimensional atom probe and nanoindentation measurements in the same ferrite grains. It was found that the number density of sheet-like interphase precipitation at non-K–S (Kurdjumov–Sachs) interfaces is significantly increased by decreasing the transformation temperature from 993 K to 923 K, while no great change can be obtained by further lowering the temperature to 873 K. The nanohardness of ferrite grains shows the same trend as that of VC number density. The effects of transformation temperature on VC interphase precipitation are discussed in terms of the driving force for VC nucleation. On the other hand, the temperature dependence of macroscopic hardness does not agree with that for nanohardness due to the fact that fraction of ferrite holding near the K–S orientation relationship with austenite changes substantially with transformation temperature

  8. Stress–strain behavior of ferrite and bainite with nano-precipitation in low carbon steels

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    We systematically investigate stress–strain behavior of ferrite and bainite with nano-sized vanadium carbides in low carbon steels; the ferrite samples were obtained through austenite/ferrite transformation accompanied with interphase precipitation and the bainite samples were via austenite/bainite transformation with subsequent aging. The stress–strain curves of both samples share several common features, i.e. high yield stress, relatively low work hardening and sufficient tensile elongation. Strengthening contributions from solute atoms, grain boundaries, dislocations and precipitates are calculated based on the structural parameters, and the calculation result is compared with the experimentally-obtained yield stress. The contributions from solute atoms and grain boundaries are simply additive, whereas those from dislocations and precipitates should be treated by taking the square root of the sum of the squares of two values. Nano-sized carbides may act as sites for dislocation multiplication in the early stage of deformation, while they may enhance dislocation annihilation in the later stage of deformation. Such enhanced dynamic recovery might be the reason for a relatively large elongation in both ferrite and bainite samples

  9. Effect of acicular ferrite on banded structures in low-carbon microalloyed steel

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    Lei Shi; Ze-sheng Yan; Yong-chang Liu; Xu Yang; Cheng Zhang; Hui-jun Li

    2014-01-01

    The effect of acicular ferrite (AF) on banded structures in low-carbon microalloyed steel with Mn segregation during both iso-thermal transformation and continuous cooling processes was studied by dilatometry and microscopic observation. With respect to the iso-thermal transformation process, the specimen isothermed at 550°C consisted of AF in Mn-poor bands and martensite in Mn-rich bands, whereas the specimen isothermed at 450°C exhibited two different morphologies of AF that appeared as bands. At a continuous cooling rate in the range of 4 to 50°C/s, a mixture of AF and martensite formed in both segregated bands, and the volume fraction of martensite in Mn-rich bands was always higher than that in Mn-poor bands. An increased cooling rate resulted in a decrease in the difference of martensite volume fraction between Mn-rich and Mn-poor bands and thereby leaded to less distinct microstructural banding. The results show that Mn segregation and cooling rate strongly affect the formation of AF-containing banded structures. The formation mechanism of microstructural banding was also discussed.

  10. Penetration of tritium (as tritiated water vapour) into low carbon steel and remediation using abrasive cleaning

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    The UKAEA Winfrith site is in a phase of accelerated decommissioning and de-licensing which will generate significant volumes of metal wastes some of which may be suitable for disposal as exempt wastes. If contamination is present, it is often confined within the surface layers of the metal. The UKAEA Winfrith site operates a shot-blast facility (WACM) that removes paint and surface contamination from low carbon steel enabling surface contaminated painted metal to be processed and therefore certified as exempt. A study was conducted to determine whether tritium (as tritiated water vapour) has penetrated into the metal to levels exceeding the Radioactive Substances Act (1993), Substances of Low Activity (SoLA) Exemption Order criteria, and whether processing via the WACM removes sufficient tritium contamination that the SoLA Exemption Order criteria can be met. The results of sampling and analysis show that the tritium is mainly held in the paint or outer 40 μm layer of the metal and that processing through the WACM removes these layers along with sufficient tritium to meet the SoLA Exemption Order criteria

  11. Effect of Thermomechanical Controlled Processing on Mechanical Properties of 490 MPa Grade Low Carbon Cold Heading Steel

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    LI Zhuang

    2009-01-01

    Thermomechanical controlled processing (TMCP) of low carbon cold heading steel in different austenite conditions were conducted by a laboratory hot rolling mill.Effect of various processing parameters on the mechanical properties of the steel was investigated.The results showed that the mechanical properties of the low carbon cold heading steel could be significantly improved by TMCP without heat treatment.The improvement of mechanical properties can be attributed mainly to the ferrite grain refinement due to low temperature rolling.In the experiments the better ultimate tensile strength and ductility are obtained by lowering finishing cooling temperature within the temperature range from 650 ℃ to 550 ℃ since the interlamellar space in pearlite colonies become smaller.Good mechanical properties can be obtained in a proper austenite condition and thermomechanical processing parameter.The ferrite morphology has a more pronounced effect on the mechanical behavior than refinement of the microstructure.It is possible to realize the replacement of medium-carbon by low-carbon for 490 Mpa grade cold heading steel with TMCP.

  12. Study the influence of a new ball burnishing technique on the surface roughness of AISI 1018 low carbon steel

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    Abd Alkader Ibrahim

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Hard roller burnishing with a ball tool is a surface-finishing where a free-rotating tool rolls over the machined surface under high pressures and flattens the surface roughness peaks by cold work. In the present work, a new burnishing technique has been applied which enables both single and double ball burnishing process in site after turning without releasing the specimen. Sets of experiments are conducted to investigate the influence of burnishing force, feed, speed and number of tool passes on surface roughness of AISI 1018 Low Carbon Steel specimens. Burnishing results showed significant effectiveness of the new burnishing technique in the process. The results revealed that minimum surface roughness are obtained by applying the double ball burnishing process on AISI 1018 Low Carbon Steel specimens. Improvement in surface finish can be achieved in both single and double ball burnishing by increasing the number of burnishing tool passes. The results are presented in this paper.

  13. Effect of Some Process Variables on Nickel Electroplating of Low Carbon Steel

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    Oluleke OLUWOLE

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available This research work investigated the effect of current density, bath concentration, bath solution volume and electroplating time on nickel electroplating of low carbon steel. Varying voltage between 0.3 and 0.8 V, bath concentration between 0.27 g/cm3 (0.79 mol/dm3 and 0.35 g/cm3 (1.02 mol/dm3, electroplating time between 10 and 30 minutes and bath solution volume between 200 and 700 cm3, the effect of these process variables on electroplating was studied. The temperature was kept in conformity with Watt’s method at 50 ±5°C. It was observed that a bath concentration of 0.31 g/cm3 (0.89 Mol/dm3 concentration gave the best nickel deposit at 0.5V for 15 minutes. This would correspond to a Watt solution of composition: nickel sulphate-230 g/l, nickel chloride-46.5 g/l and boric acid-30.8 g/l with a pH of 4.18. Higher Watt bath concentration did not yield good results as plating thickness decreased and there was no luster. It was also observed that increasing time of plating served to increase plating thickness and did not affect brightness of plating. However non-uniform nickel deposition was observed for longer plating time. Increase in voltage served to increase rate of electrodeposition with the exceptions of 0.7 V where a long streak of plating was observed on substrate instead of uniform plating and 0.8V where plating lacked brightness having a burnt appearance. Bath volumes of between 200-500 cm3 were observed to be best for the coupons used (15mm × 20mm. Bath volumes above 500 cm^3 gave black plating appearance.

  14. The inhibition of low carbon steel corrosion in hydrochloric acid solutions by succinic acid

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    The effect of succinic acid (SA) on the corrosion inhibition of a low carbon steel (LCS) electrode has been investigated in aerated non-stirred 1.0 M HCl solutions in the pH range (2-8) at 25 oC. Weight loss, potentiodynamic polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) techniques were applied to study the metal corrosion behaviour in the absence and presence of different concentrations of SA under the influence of various experimental conditions. Measurements of open circuit potential (OCP) as a function of time till steady-state potentials (E st) were also established. Surface analysis using energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) and scanning electron microscope (SEM) allowed us to clarify the mechanistic aspects and evaluate the relative inhibition efficiency. Results obtained showed that SA is a good 'green' inhibitor for LCS in HCl solutions. The polarization curves showed that SA behaves mainly as an anodic-type inhibitor. EDX and SEM observations of the electrode surface confirmed existence of a protective adsorbed film of the inhibitor on the electrode surface. The inhibition efficiency increases with increase in SA concentration, pH of solution and time of immersion. Maximum inhibition efficiency (∼97.5%) is obtained at SA concentrations >0.01 M at pH 8. The effect of SA concentration and pH on the potential of zero charge (PZC) of the LCS electrode in 1.0 M HCl solutions has been studied and the mechanism of adsorption is discussed. Results obtained from weight loss, polarization and impedance measurements are in good agreements

  15. On the Influence of Cross-Rolling on Shear Band Formation and Texture Evolution in Low Carbon Steel Sheets

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    Huh, M. Y.; Engler, O.; Raabe, D.

    1995-01-01

    In order to understand the influence of the crystallographic texture and the dislocation structure on the deformation mechanism in low carbon steels, the development of the texture and the microstructure in cross-rolled specimens was investigated by employing X-ray texture measurements and TEM observations. The cross-rolled specimens were obtained by rotating the rolling direction by various angles up to 90° after 30% initial straight-rolling of the hot rolled band. Whereas only few shear ban...

  16. Microstructure and mechanical properties of a low carbon carbide-free bainitic steel co-alloyed with Al and Si

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    Highlight: ► A low carbon carbide-free bainitic steel was produced. ► Co-alloying with Al and Si suppresses the precipitation of cementite. ► Fine carbide-free bainite laths and thin film-like retained austenite obtained. ► Excellent combination of strength, ductility and toughness enabled. -- Abstract: A low carbon, low alloy steel has been investigated for producing low carbon carbide-free bainitic microstructure by co-addition of alloying elements of aluminum and silicon. The influence of heat treatment process on microstructure, impact toughness as well as tensile properties was investigated by light optical microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and mechanical property tests. The results demonstrate that the co-addition of aluminum and silicon in the investigated steel plays an effective role in suppressing the precipitation of cementite. A desired microstructure consisting of mainly fine-scale carbide-free bainitic ferrite and thin film-like retained austenite located between the ferrite laths was obtained and accordingly an excellent combination of toughness, ductility and strength was achieved by optimized heat treatments, i.e. by isothermal treatment at 320 °C for ∼84 min or more. The microstructure-mechanical property relationships are discussed.

  17. Investigation of the structure dependence of diffusivity, solubility and permeability of hydrogen in hot-rolled low-carbon steels

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    A time-lag method for estimating the diffusivity, permeability and solubility of hydrogen in low-carbon hot-rolled steels has been applied. Oriani's model has been used to investigate and explain the effects of microstructure on the trapping of hydrogen. The results show that the initial microstructure of steel significantly affects the behaviour of hydrogen atoms. Of the three sites, namely: Dislocations, interstitial atoms and particles, the most effective traps seem to be interfaces between coarse particles and the matrix. (orig.)

  18. Effect of thermomechanical treatment on the resistance of low-carbon low-alloy steel to brittle fracture

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    Schastlivtsev, V. M.; Tabatchikova, T. I.; Yakovleva, I. L.; Del'gado Reina, S. Yu.; Golosienko, S. A.; Pazilova, U. A.; Khlusova, E. I.

    2015-02-01

    Structure and mechanical properties of rolled plates (20-35 mm thick) of low-carbon low-alloy steel subjected to thermomechanical treatment (TMT) according to various regimes under laboratory and industrial conditions have been studied. Structural factors that favor obtaining high mechanical properties have been established. The retarding action of TMT on softening upon tempering has been revealed. The reasons for the decrease in the resistance to brittle fracture of the steel subjected to TMT, repeated quenching from the temperature of the furnace heating, and tempering have been determined.

  19. Characteristics of martensite as a function of the Ms temperature in low-carbon armour steel plates

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    The microstructure, morphology, crystal structure and surface relief of martensite in a number of experimental armour steel plates with different Ms temperatures were analysed. Atomic force microscopy, thin foil transmission electron microscopy and scanning electron microscopy allowed the identification of three groups of low-carbon martensitic armour steels. The investigation showed that the size of individual martensite products (plates or packets, laths or blocks) increases as the Ms temperature increases. Comparison of ballistic performances suggests that the morphology (plate or lath) and size of the individual martensite products dictate the effective 'grain size' in resisting fracture or perforation due to ballistic impact.

  20. Quantitative evaluation of the structure and properties of hot rolled products of continuous ingots made of low-carbon steels

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    J. Herian

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The paper presents influence of degree processing for parameters of the structure and properties of products after hot rolling of continuous ingots made of low carbon steels.Design/methodology/approach: Ingots with cross sections of 105x105 mm and 135x135mm were rolled to wire rod and bars respectively, with applying the degree of processing λ = 6.5-115 and λ= 3-14. Tests of the microstructure parameters and their distributions were carried out on a SEM HITACHI S-4200, using the Met-Ilo computer application.Findings: Parameters of the structure and properties of steel after hot rolling of a continuous ingot made of low-carbon steel and after air-cooling, significantly depend on the degree of processing. After the hot rolling process of the continuous ingots of steel of S355J2 grade within the range of the degree of processing λ =2.97-14.15, a structure of ferritic-pearlitic steel with heterogeneous distribution on the cross-section was revealed.Practical implications: A good quality of products after hot rolling is obtain for minimal degree of processing, which will ensure obtaining an advantageous structure and properties.Originality/value: The finding of the quantitative relations between the degree of processing, the structure and properties allows for predicting the minimal value of the degree of processing, which should guarantee obtaining the required structural features and consequently, product’s functional properties.

  1. Refractories for the direct production of low carbon stainless steel with niobium and molybdenum using the double slag technique

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    The direct production of low carbon stainless steel with molybdenum and niobium was studied. Several basic crucibles with different compositions were analyzed to determine their resistance to wearing. The stainless steel was produced in an induction furnace from 1010 steel. The carbon content of the steel was lowered with briquettes containing iron oxide (scales) and lime introduced to the crucible. The first slag was removed and replaced by a second one formed only by pellets of lime; this second slag was removed before the addition of nickel and ferroalloys in the same crucible. The experimental results showed that the best resistance to wearing of the crucible was obtained with a mixture of 80% MAGNARMIX 363 and 20% Harmix Fe. (Author)

  2. Optimization of chemical compositions in low-carbon Al-killed enamel steel produced by ultra-fast continuous annealing

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    Dong, Futao, E-mail: dongft@sina.com [The State Key Laboratory of Rolling and Automation, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819 (China); Du, Linxiu; Liu, Xianghua [The State Key Laboratory of Rolling and Automation, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819 (China); Xue, Fei [College of Electrical Engineering, Hebei United University, Tangshan 063000 (China)

    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.

  3. Effect of boron addition on the microstructures and mechanical properties of thermomechanically processed and tempered low carbon bainitic steels

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    Liangyun LAN; Chunlin QIU; Ping ZHOU; Dewen ZHAO; Canming LI; Xiuhua GAO; Linxiu DU

    2011-01-01

    Thermomechanical process and tempering heat treatment were employed to produce the experimental steel plates.The effect of boron addition on the microstructure and mechanical properties of low carbon bainitic steels was studied in this paper.Microstructure observation and crystallographic features were conducted by using optical microscopy,SEM,TEM and electron back scattering diffraction (EBSD) analysis.The results showed that under the same rolling processes and heat treatment conditions,a substantial increase in strength is obtained by addition of boron into steel,but accompanied by an obvious drop in toughness.New martensite phase forms along the grain boundaries on tempering at 650 ℃ mainly due to boron segregation,which can further deteriorate impact toughness of the boron bearing steel.The EBSD analysis showed that high angle grain boundary,is not responsible for the deteriorated toughness of the boron bearing steel because it has relatively higher percentage of high angle grain boundary than the boron free steel.The low toughness of the boron bearing steel is mainly attributed to the coarse boride precipitated particles according to the results of fractograph observation.

  4. Continuous Cooling Transformation Behavior and Kinetic Models of Transformations for an Ultra-Low Carbon Bainitic Steel

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    ZHANG Zhi-min; CAI Qing-wu; YU Wei; LIXiao-lin; WANG Li-dong

    2012-01-01

    The aim was to investigate transformation behavior and transformation kinetics of an ultra-low carbon bai- nitic steel during continuous cooling. Continuous cooling transformation (CCT) curves of tested steel were measured by thermal dilatometer and metallographic structures at room temperature were observed by optical microscope. Then transformation kinetic equation of austenite to ferrite as well as austenite to bainite was established by analyzing the relationship of lnln]-l/(1--f)] and lnt in the kinetic equation on the basis of processed experimental data. Finally, the measured and calculated kinetic behaviors of the steel during continuous cooling were compared and growth pat- terns of transformed ferrite and bainite were analyzed. Results showed that calculated result was in reasonable agree- ment with the experimental data. It could be concluded that the growth modes of transformed ferrite and bainite were mainly one dimension as the Avrami exponents were between 1 and 2.

  5. Effects of Alloying Elements and Hot–Rolling Temperature on Textures and r¯ Values of Continuous–Annealed Extra Low Carbon Steel Sheets

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    Jeong, W. C.; Shin, J.C.; Chung, J. H.

    1991-01-01

    The effects of hot rolling temperature and alloying elements on the textures and r¯ values of cold rolled and annealed extra low carbon steel sheets have been investigated. The steels examined were one extra low carbon Al–killed steel and two Ti–IF (Interstitial Free) steels with or without phosphorus. (200) pole figures and relative intensities of various reflections from the rolling plane were determined for hot bands and annealed sheets. The hot rolled textures are found, when finish-rolle...

  6. Quantitative evaluation of the structure and properties of hot rolled products of continuous ingots made of low-carbon steels

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    J. Herian; R. Sułkowski

    2008-01-01

    Purpose: The paper presents influence of degree processing for parameters of the structure and properties of products after hot rolling of continuous ingots made of low carbon steels.Design/methodology/approach: Ingots with cross sections of 105x105 mm and 135x135mm were rolled to wire rod and bars respectively, with applying the degree of processing λ = 6.5-115 and λ= 3-14. Tests of the microstructure parameters and their distributions were carried out on a SEM HITACHI S-4200, using the Met...

  7. Microscopic modelling of simultaneous two-phase precipitation: application to carbide precipitation in low-carbon steels

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    A thermodynamically-based precipitation model, employing the classical nucleation and growth theories, has been adapted to deal with simultaneous precipitation of metastable and stable phases. This model gives an estimation of the precipitation kinetics (time evolution of radius and density of precipitates for both phases, as well as the evolution of solute fraction) in a wide range of temperature. Results were successfully compared with an experimental isothermal precipitation diagram (Time-Temperature-Transformation, TTT) from the literature for the precipitation of ε carbide and Fe3C in low-carbon steels

  8. Fatigue Property of Nano-grained Delaminated Low-carbon Steel Sheet

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    X. Li; T.F. Jing; M.M. Lu; R. Xu; B.Y. Liang; J.W. Zhang

    2011-01-01

    Tension-tension fatigue life tests on nano-grained delaminated Iow-carbon steel sheet under different fatigue loads are carried out to study the fatigue properties of the steel. The three-dimensional microstructures of the steel are observed by TEM. In addition, the morphology of the fatigue fracture of the specimen under different loads is observed by SEM. The results show that micro-cracks form on the weak interface of the nano-grained steel under Iow-stress conditions, which hinders the propagation of the main cracks and reduces the fatigue crack propagation rate, resulting in the extending fatigue life of the steel.

  9. Electrochemical Behavior and Microstructure of Recyclable Aluminium-magmesium Alloy Hot-dip Coating Deposited on Low Carbon Steel Substrates

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    Panomkorn KWAKHONG; Apichart ARTNASEAW; Chaiyaput KRUEHONG

    2015-01-01

    With the abundance and good corrosion resistance of aluminium, hot-dip technique was used to prepare the recycled Al with 8.2 mass% Mg alloy coating on low carbon steel substrates. Electrochemical behavior of this coating was investigated by an-odic polarization and open circuit potential measurement. Its microstructure and composition were observed by scanning electron microscope and energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometry, respectively. The long lasting corrosion performance of coated steels was in-vestigated under the salt fog spray test. From anodic polarization curves and open circuit potential, recycled Al with 8.2 mass% Mg coating performed adequate sacriifcial ability. At 0.40 V, current density of recycled Al with 8.2 mass% Mg alloy coating was about 200 000 times higher than that of pure recycled Al coating, and was about 0.5 times lower than that of Zn coating. The microstruc-ture of recycled Al with 8.2 mass% Mg alloy coating on the steel substrate consisted of Al3Mg2, Al-Fe intermetallic compound and Al matrix. The results from salt fog spray test showed that recycled Al with 8.2 mass% Mg alloy coated steel had similar corrosion resistance ability to Zn coated steel.

  10. A Study on the Low Temperature Brittleness by Cyclic Cooling-Heating of Low Carbon Hot Rolled Steel Plate

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    The ductile-brittle transition phenomenon of low carbon steel has been investigated using the standard Charpy V-notch specimen. Dry ice and acetone were used as refrigerants. Notched specimens were cut from the hot rolled plate produced at POSCO for the Olsen impact test. The effect of cyclic cooling and heating of 0.14% carbon steel on the embrittlement was extensively examined. The ductile-brittle transition temperature was found to be approximately-30 .deg. C. The transition temperature was gradually increased as the number of cooling-heating cycles increased. On a typical V-notch fracture surface it was found that the ductile fracture surface showed a thick and fibrous structure, while the brittle fracture surface a small and light grain with irregular disposition. As expected, the transition temperature was also increased as the carbon content of steel increased. Compared with the case of 0.14% carbon steel, the transition temperature of 0.17% carbon steel was found to be increased about 12 .deg. C

  11. Low-carbon transition of iron and steel industry in China: carbon intensity, economic growth and policy intervention.

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    Yu, Bing; Li, Xiao; Qiao, Yuanbo; Shi, Lei

    2015-02-01

    As the biggest iron and steel producer in the world and one of the highest CO2 emission sectors, China's iron and steel industry is undergoing a low-carbon transition accompanied by remarkable technological progress and investment adjustment, in response to the macroeconomic climate and policy intervention. Many drivers of the CO2 emissions of the iron and steel industry have been explored, but the relationships between CO2 abatement, investment and technological expenditure, and their connections with the economic growth and governmental policies in China, have not been conjointly and empirically examined. We proposed a concise conceptual model and an econometric model to investigate this crucial question. The results of regression, Granger causality test and impulse response analysis indicated that technological expenditure can significantly reduce CO2 emissions, and that investment expansion showed a negative impact on CO2 emission reduction. It was also argued with empirical evidence that a good economic situation favored CO2 abatement in China's iron and steel industry, while achieving CO2 emission reduction in this industrial sector did not necessarily threaten economic growth. This shed light on the dispute over balancing emission cutting and economic growth. Regarding the policy aspects, the year 2000 was found to be an important turning point for policy evolution and the development of the iron and steel industry in China. The subsequent command and control policies had a significant, positive effect on CO2 abatement.

  12. Microstructural evolution and consequent strengthening through niobium-microalloying in a low carbon quenched and partitioned steel

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    In the present study the determining role of niobium (Nb) on significant enhancement in mechanical properties in a low-carbon quenched and partitioned steel is elucidated. The study indicates that solute drag and precipitation pinning effect of Nb suppressed the recrystallization during hot deformation, leading to grain size refinement of hot-rolled steels. The cold-rolled and final microstructure after Q–P treatment was also refined because of refined hot rolled microstructure. Additionally, the degree of refinement was enhanced with increase in Nb-content. The tensile strength of the experimental steels was increased with increase in Nb-content from 1130 MPa in steel without Nb to 1210 MPa in steel with 0.048 wt% Nb. However, the total elongation first increased to 18% followed by a small decrease to 15%. The decrease in ductility is attributed to the consumption of carbon by precipitating NbC, which decreased the enrichment of austenite by carbon during partitioning, with consequent decrease in the stability of austenite. The decrease in the stability of retained austenite ultimately reduced the volume fraction of retained austenite and led to reduction in elongation

  13. Microstructural evolution and consequent strengthening through niobium-microalloying in a low carbon quenched and partitioned steel

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    Zhang, Jun [School of Materials and Metallurgy, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819 (China); Ding, Hua, E-mail: hding2013@163.com [School of Materials and Metallurgy, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819 (China); Misra, R.D.K. [Laboratory for Excellence in Advanced Steel Research, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso, 500W, University Avenue, El Paso, TX 79968 (United States); Wang, Chao [School of Materials and Metallurgy, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819 (China)

    2015-08-12

    In the present study the determining role of niobium (Nb) on significant enhancement in mechanical properties in a low-carbon quenched and partitioned steel is elucidated. The study indicates that solute drag and precipitation pinning effect of Nb suppressed the recrystallization during hot deformation, leading to grain size refinement of hot-rolled steels. The cold-rolled and final microstructure after Q–P treatment was also refined because of refined hot rolled microstructure. Additionally, the degree of refinement was enhanced with increase in Nb-content. The tensile strength of the experimental steels was increased with increase in Nb-content from 1130 MPa in steel without Nb to 1210 MPa in steel with 0.048 wt% Nb. However, the total elongation first increased to 18% followed by a small decrease to 15%. The decrease in ductility is attributed to the consumption of carbon by precipitating NbC, which decreased the enrichment of austenite by carbon during partitioning, with consequent decrease in the stability of austenite. The decrease in the stability of retained austenite ultimately reduced the volume fraction of retained austenite and led to reduction in elongation.

  14. Modeling of Reversible γ/α Transformations of Low Carbon Steels in the Intercritical Temperature Range

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    TamasRETI; ImreFELDE; HakanGUR

    2004-01-01

    A phenomenological kinetic model has been developed for the prediction of non-isothermal reversible incomplete transformations in low-carbon hypoeutectoid steels. The theoretical basis of the proposed method has its origin in a possible extension of the traditional Austin-Rickett kinetic differential equation. To critically assess the applicability of the model, a number of experiments based on computer simulations have been performed to predict the austenite/ferrite proeutectoid transformation in the temperature range of Ae1 to Ae3 on plain carbon hypoeutectoid steels. A comparison with published experimental data has verified that the model developed is reasonable both quantitatively and with respect to well-established trends. Extension of the method of prediction appears promising when the non-isothermal reactions occurring during heat treatment (such as carbide precipitation and dissolution) can be assumed to proceed in a reversible manner.

  15. Heat treatment and mechanical properties of low-carbon steel with dual-phase microstructure

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    A. Grajcar; J. Adamczyk

    2007-01-01

    Purpose: The aim of the paper is to design heat treatment conditions of dual-phase steel and to determine their influence on the structure and mechanical properties of steel.Design/methodology/approach: The heat treatment of the C-Mn steel in order to obtain a dual-phase ferritic – martensitic structure of desirable phase fractions was realized. To investigate the influence of heat treatment parameters on the structure light and transmission electron microscopy methods were used. Mechanical ...

  16. Microstructural characteristics and texture of hot strip low carbon steel produced by flexible thin slab rolling with warm rolling technology

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    The mechanical properties and development of microstructure and texture of a low carbon steel produced by Flexible Thin Slab Rolling (FTSR) with warm rolling technology were investigated using scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, electron back-scattered diffraction and X-ray diffraction etc. The microstructural features in the hot strip are mainly large polygonal ferrite grains with very few or hardly any pearlite colonies. The values of yield strength and tensile strength are in the range of 215-240 MPa and 305-335 MPa, respectively, and the elongation is in the range of 33-41%. The ferrite softening can be attributed to ferrite recrystallization. Even though the dominant bulk texture is the typical recrystallization texture, which can be grouped into the ND fibre ({111}) having a axis parallel to the normal direction, a weak {110} transformation texture was also observed in the final microstructure by electron back-scattered diffraction. By analysis, the large grain size is explained in terms of ferrite recrystallization and relevant growth mechanisms, and the ferrite recrystallization can be considered to play a major role in determining the grain size in the microstructure of the low carbon steel produced by FTSR with warm rolling technology

  17. Morphology and Precipitation Kinetics of MnS in Low-Carbon Steel During Thin Slab Continuous Casting Process

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    YU Hao; KANG Yong-lin; ZHAO Zheng-zhi; SUN Hao

    2006-01-01

    The morphology of manganese sulfide formed during thin slab continuous casting process in low-carbon steel produced by compact strip production (CSP) technique was investigated. Using transmission electron microscopy analysis, it was seen that a majority of manganese sulfides precipitated at austenite grain boundaries, the morphologies of which were spherical or close to the spherical shape and the size of MnS precipitates ranged from 30 nm to 100 nm. A mathematical model of the manganese sulfide precipitation in this process was developed based on classical nucleation theory. Under the given conditions, the starting and finishing precipitation temperatures of MnS in the continuous casting thin slab of the studied low-carbon steel are 1 189 ℃ and 1 171 ℃, respectively, and the average diameter of MnS precipitates is about 48 nm within this precipitation temperature range. The influences of chemical components and thermo-mechanical processing conditions on the precipitation behavior of MnS in the same process were also discussed.

  18. Mechanical properties of fine-grained dual phase low-carbon steels based on dynamic transformation

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    Haiwei Xu; Wangyue rang; Zuqing Sun

    2008-01-01

    The fine grained dual phase (FG-DP) steel with ferrite grains of 2-4.5 μm and martensite islands smaller than 3 μm was obtained through the mechanism of deformation-enhanced ferrite transformation (DEFT). Mechanical properties of the steel were tested at room temperature. The results indicated that with a similar volume fraction of martensite (about 20vol%), FG-DP steel ex-hibited a superior combination of higher strength and more rapid strain hardening at low strains compared with the coarse-grained dual phase (CG-DP) steel obtained by critical annealing. The combination of higher strength, large elongation, and more rapid strain hardening of FG-DP steel can be attributed to the fine ferrite grain and finely dispersed martensite islands. In addition, the uniformly distributed martensite islands in FG-DP steel have smaller interspaeing compared with that of CG-DP steel. So, at the initial plastic deformation stage, the plastic deformation of ferrite was restrained and more pronounced load was transferred from ferrite to marten-site. The plastic deformation of martensite in FG-DP steel started earlier.

  19. Low Carbon Low Alloy Submicro-Steel with Nano-Precipitates

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    SongHongwei; ShiBi; ZhangJunbao; WangXiufang

    2005-01-01

    A submicro-steel sheet was successfully fabricated by severe warm-wiling at 773 K through a single pass. The microstructure was characterized first and the thermal stability of the submicro-steel was investigated by annealing the steel at different temperatures.Results indicate that grains are nearly equiaxial with an average diameter of 300 nm for grains near to the surface and 600 nm for grains at the center of the sheet and the submicro-steel can be subjected to annealing at 773 K without obvious grain growth. The formation of the submicro-structure can be related to a severe plastic deformation-induced grain refinement mechanism. The unusually high thermal stability can be attributed to the pinning effect of numerous uniformly-distributed nano-precipitates in the steel. The average diameter of the larger precipitates is about 30 nm and the smaller less than 10 inn.

  20. Influence of Microstructure, Produced by Heat Treatment and Sever Plastic Deformation, on Tribological Properties of Low-carbon Steel

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    V. I. Semenov

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the results of tribological investigations conducted on steel 20 with the carbon content of up to 0.2%. The steel was studied in the three conditions: initial (hot-rolled, after heat-treatment (quenching+tempering and after heat treatment with subsequent severe plastic deformation (SPD performed by equal channel angular pressing technique (ECAP. It was stated that after various treatments the material acquires various structural conditions and possesses various strength properties and has a considerable difference in oxygen content in the surface layer. This influences the tribological properties during the contact with tool steel. The lowest values of adhesive bond shear strength, friction coefficient and wear rate are demonstrated in the material after martempering with subsequent SPD by ECAP technique. The surface of the investigated material after SPD treatment by the ECAP technique possesses a highest bearing capacity and requires more time for wearing-in in friction assemblies. Oxygen content increase in the form of metal oxides on the surface of low-carbon steels is accompanied by a decrease of the adhesive component of friction coefficien.

  1. Study of the mechanical properties of low carbon content HSLA steels

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    Illescas, S.; Fernandez, J.; Asensio, J.; Sanchez-Soto, M.; Guilemany, J. M.

    2009-07-01

    Two high strength low alloys steels (HSLA) with the same bulk composition and slight microalloying content differences were studied. The main purpose of the study was to determine the effect of different heat treatments an the influence of vanadium (V) on the microstructure and mechanical properties of the bainite present in each steel. For that purpose, standard tests were conducted to determine the hardness, toughness, tensile and yield stress of the different bainite-acicular ferrite structures found in both steels. The results show how the V content promoted the formation of acicular ferrite, resulting in a decrease in hardness and tensile strength while improving toughness. (Author) 30 refs.

  2. Toward the production of 50 000 tonnes of low-carbon steel sheet for the LHC superconducting dipole and quadrupole magnets

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    Babic, S; Beckers, F; Brixhe, F; Peiro, G; Verbeeck, T

    2002-01-01

    A total of 50 000 tonnes of low-carbon steel sheet has been ordered for the LHC main magnets. After three years of production, about 10 000 tonnes of steel sheet have been produced by Cockerill-Sambre Groupe Usinor. This paper gives a summary of the manufacturing process and improvements implemented as well as an overview of the difficulties encountered during this production. Preliminary statistics obtained for the mechanical and magnetic steel properties are presented. (6 refs).

  3. Design of duplex low carbon steels for improved strenght--weight applications

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    Koo, J.Y.; Thomas, G.

    1978-03-01

    Design principles for improved mechanical properties of Duplex Ferrite-Martensite (DFM) steels have been evaluated in order to obtain desirable microstructural characteristics which in turn result in desirable mechanical properties. A DFM alloy, of composition Fe/2 percent Si/0.1 percent C, has been developed according to the design criteria. This 2 percent Si DFM steel showed high strength and good formability, and its tensile properties are superior to a series of Cr and Mn containing DFM steels, and to some selective commercial HSLA steels including Van 80. Over the range of 15 to 80 percent martensite the ''composite'' rule for two phase mixtures appears to hold as a fairly good approximation of the tensile behavior of the duplex systems investigated. The effect of the property variations of the individual constituents, and duplex structure-property relations are also presented.

  4. Study of the mechanical properties of low carbon content HSLA steels

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    Illescas, S.; Fernández, J.; Asensio, J.; Sánchez-Soto, M.; Guilemany, J. M.

    2009-01-01

    Two high strength low alloy steels (HSLA) with the same bulk composition and slight microalloying content differences were studied. The main purpose of the study was to determine the effect of different heat treatments and the influence of vanadium (V) on the microstructure and mechanical properties of the bainite present in each steel. For that purpose, standard tests were conducted to determine the hardness, toughness, tensile and yield stress of the different bainite-acicular ferrite struc...

  5. Increased strength characteristics of low carbon micro-alloyed steel grade 10g2fb

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    Nosenko, O. P.

    2016-01-01

    Aim. The purpose of research is the search of new technological methods of increasing mechanical and performance properties of the steel grade 10G2FB for metal structures of responsible appointment. Methods. The structure of the steel samples wasstudied by qualitative and quantitative light microscopy at microscopes "Epikvant", "Neofot-2". Testing mechanical properties of tensile was carried out according to DSTU EN 10002 1:. 2006, toughness was determined on a U- and V-notch samples for Stat...

  6. Heat treatment and mechanical properties of low-carbon steel with dual-phase microstructure

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    A. Grajcar

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The aim of the paper is to design heat treatment conditions of dual-phase steel and to determine their influence on the structure and mechanical properties of steel.Design/methodology/approach: The heat treatment of the C-Mn steel in order to obtain a dual-phase ferritic – martensitic structure of desirable phase fractions was realized. To investigate the influence of heat treatment parameters on the structure light and transmission electron microscopy methods were used. Mechanical properties were determined by means of tensile test. A strain hardening exponent as a function of true strain was evaluated, too.Findings: It was found that an initial structure influences essentially the morphology of martensite in an obtained dual-phase structure. It can occur as a network, fine fibres or islands in a ferritic matrix of high dislocation density in the vicinity of diffusionless transformation products of austenite. The best combination of strength and ductile properties has a steel with the martensite in a form of fine fibres.Research limitations/implications: Investigations concerning using the thermomechanical treatment to obtain a ferritic – martensitic structure of steel are required.Practical implications: The established heat treatment conditions can be useful for manufacturing dual-phase structure sheets characterized by high strength and ductile properties as well as a good suitability for metalforming operations.Originality/value: The relationship between the initial structure and martensite morphology in dual-phase steels was specified.

  7. Influence of plastic deformation on CCT-diagrams of low-carbon and medium-carbon TRIP-steels

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    M. Opiela

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The aim of the paper is to investigate the influence of plastic deformation and cooling conditions on a structure and a shape of CCT-diagrams of new-developed TRIP-aided microalloyed steels.Design/methodology/approach: The diagrams of undeformed and plastically-deformed supercooled austenite transformations for low-carbon and medium-carbon microalloyed steels were determined. A part of the specimens were austenitized at a temperature of 1100°C, then slowly cooled to 900°C and next cooled to ambient temperature with a various rate from 1 to 300°C/s. To investigate the influence of plastic deformation on a shape of CCT (Continuous Cooling Transformations diagrams, another part of the specimens were 50% deformed at 900°C and cooled to ambient temperature with a rate from 88 to 1°C/s. The DIL805A/D dilatometer, with a LVDT-type measuring head, was used to carry out dilatometric tests.Findings: It was found that a shape of CCT diagrams of elaborated steels predisposes them for multiphase sheets manufacturing. The new-developed steels possess ferritic and bainitic bays put forward to short times and pearlitic regions put aside. However, cooling the steel with a constant rate from austenitizing temperature doesn’t lead to obtaining proper participation of ferrite. Plastic deformation of steel has a profitable influence on the shape of supercooled austenite curves. The region of γ→α transformation is translated to the left at simultaneous raise of start temperature of austenite into ferrite transformation resulting in definitely higher ferrite fraction. Moreover, significant refinement of microstructure in a whole range of cooling rate was also obtained.Research limitations/implications: To increase the ferrite fraction, modification of the cooling after hot-working finishing should be applied. In the fist stage, steel should be rapidly cooled in order to enter the range of γ→α transformation and successively slowly cooled in a

  8. Corrosion Resistance and Pitting Behaviour of Low-Carbon High-Mn Steels in Chloride Solution

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    Grajcar A.

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Corrosion resistance of the X4MnSiAlNbTi27-4-2 and X6MnSiAlNbTi26-3-3 type austenitic steels, after hot deformation as well as after cold rolling, were evaluated in 3.5% NaCl solution using potentiodynamic polarization tests. A type of nonmetallic inclusions and their pitting corrosion behaviour were investigated. Additionally, the effect of cold deformation on the corrosion resistance of high-Mn steels was studied. The SEM micrographs revealed that corrosion damage formed in both investigated steels is characterized by various shapes and an irregular distribution at the metallic matrix, independently on the steel state (thermomechanically treated or cold worked. Corrosion pits are generated both in grain interiors, grain boundaries and along the deformation bands. Moreover, corrosion damage is stronger in cold deformed steels in comparison to the thermomechanically treated specimens. EDS analysis revealed that corrosion pits preferentially nucleated on MnS and AlN inclusions or complex oxysulphides. The morphology of corrosion damage in 3.5% NaCl supports the data registered in potentiodynamic tests.

  9. Investigation on laser brazing AA6056 Al alloy to XC18 low-carbon steel

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    Jianjun Ding; Feiqun Li; Feng Qu; Patrice Peyre; Remy Fabbro

    2005-01-01

    @@ Based on the studies of influence of YAG laser heating conditions for Al alloy melt and steel on wettability,the mechanics of the laser overlap braze welding of 6056 Al and XC18 steel sheet has been investigated.Under the temperature range which is above the melting point of the Al alloy and below the melting point of the steel, two dissimilar metals can be joined by means of laser braze welding. There is no crack observed in the joining area, i.e. Al-Fe intermetallic phase (Fe3Al/FeAl/FeAl3/Fe2Al5) layer formed by solution and diffusion between liquid-solid interface. The temperature range can be defined as the process temperatures of laser braze welding of Al-Fe materials. Selecting a higher laser heating temperature can improve the wettability of Al melt to steel surface, but the intermetallic phase layer is also thicker. When the laser heating temperature is so high that the joining surface of steel is melted, there is a crack trend in the joining area.

  10. Microstructure, Wear, and Corrosion Characteristics of TiC-Laser Surface Cladding on Low-Carbon Steel

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    El-Labban, Hashem F.; Mahmoud, Essam Rabea Ibrahim; Algahtani, Ali

    2016-04-01

    Laser cladding was used to produce surface composite layer reinforced with TiC particles on low-carbon steel alloy for improving the wear and corrosion resistances. The cladding process was carried out at powers of 2800, 2000, 1500, and 1000 W, and a fixed traveling speed of 4 mm/s. The produced layers are free from any cracks. Some of the TiC particles were melted and then re-solidified in the form of fine acicular dendrites. The amount of the melted TiC was increased by increasing the laser power. The hardness of the produced layers was improved by about 19 times of the base metal. Decreasing laser power led to hardness increment at the free surface. The improvement in wear resistance was reached to about 25 times (in case of 1500 W) of the base metal. Moreover, the corrosion resistance shows remarkable improvement after the laser treatment.

  11. Identification of optimum friction stir spot welding process parameters controlling the properties of low carbon automotive steel joints

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    A.K. Lakshminarayanan

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Friction stir spot welding is a novel solid state process that has recently received considerable attention from various industries including automotive sectors due to many advantages over the resistance spot welding. However to apply this technique, the process parameters must be optimized to obtain improved mechanical properties compared to resistance spot welding. To achieve this, in this investigation, design of experiments was used to conduct the experiments for exploring the interdependence of the process parameters. A second order quadratic model for predicting the lap shear tensile strength of friction stir spot welded low carbon automotive steel joints was developed from the experimental obtained data. It is found that dwell time plays a major role in deciding the joint properties, which is followed by rotational speed and plunge depth. Further optimum process parameters were identified for maximum lap shear tensile strength using numerical and graphical optimization techniques.

  12. Effect of zirconium addition on the austenite grain coarsening behavior and mechanical properties of 900 Mpa low carbon bainite steel

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    2008-01-01

    The ultra-free bainitic microstructure of a 900 MPa low carbon bainitic Cu-Ni-Mo-B steel was obtained by a newly developed relaxation precipitation control (RPC) phase transformation processing.In a pan-cake like prior-anstenite grain,the microstructure consisted of lath bainite,a little of abnormal granular bainite,and acicular ferrite.The effect of zirconium carbonitrides on the austenite grain coarsening behavior was studied by transmission electron microscopy (TEM).The results show that,the lath is narrower with increasing cooling rate.The ratio of all kinds of bainitic microstructure is proper with the intermediate cooling rate;and Zr-containing precipitates distribute uniformly,which restrains austenite grain growing in heat-affected welding zone.

  13. Continuous Cooling Bainite Transformation Characteristics of a Low Carbon Microalloyed Steel under the Simulated Welding Thermal Cycle Process

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    Xiangwei Kong; Chunlin Qiu

    2013-01-01

    Continuous cooling transformation of a low carbon microalloyed steel was investigated after it was subjected to the simulation welding thermal cycle process and the interrupted cooling test.Microstructure observation was performed by optical microscopy and transmission electron microscopy.On the basis of the dilatometric data and microstructure observation,the continuous cooling transformation (CCT) diagram was determined,which showed that the main microstructure changes from a mixture of lath martensite and bainitic ferrite to full granular bainite with the increase in the cooling time t8/5 from 10 to 600 s,accompanied with a decrease in the microhardness.The interrupted cooling test confirmed that the bainitic ferrite can form attached to grain boundaries at the beginning of transformation even if the final microstructure contains a mixture of granular bainite and bainitic ferrite.

  14. Hardness, Microstructure, and Residual Stresses in Low Carbon Steel Welding with Post-weld Heat Treatment and Temper Bead Welding

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    Aloraier, Abdulkareem S.; Joshi, Suraj; Price, John W. H.; Alawadhi, Khaled

    2014-04-01

    This paper investigates the effects of post-weld heat treatment (PWHT) and temper bead welding (TBW) on hardness, microstructure and residual stresses in multi-layer welding on low carbon steel specimens made with two different weld geometries, viz. (1) smooth-contoured and (2) U-shaped. It was found that the PWHT technique gave overall lower hardness than the TBW technique, but the hardness values in both techniques were acceptable. Microscopy analysis showed that the TBW technique was more effective in tempering the heat affected zone as the grain size decreased slightly at the fusion line in spite of the higher temperature at the fusion line. Residual stresses measured using the hole-drilling method showed that the residual stress is not reduced below yield stress near the last bead solidified in TBW. Only PWHT gives low residual stress results in this area. High tensile residual stresses may result in sensitivity to fatigue loading.

  15. Influence of shielding gas composition on weld profile in pulsed Nd:YAG laser welding of low carbon steel

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    M Jokar

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Weld area and weld depth/width ratio can be considered to be of the most important geometrical factors in pulsed laser welding. The effects of carbon dioxide and oxygen additions to the argon shielding gas on the weld properties in pulsed laser welding of low carbon steel is investigated. Presence of carbon dioxide and oxygen up to 10 and 15 percent respectively decreases the weld geometrical factors. But, at higher levels of additions, the weld geometrical factors will increase. It is observed that the plasma plume temperature decreases from 6000K to 5500K with the addition of 15% carbon dioxide but increases to 7700K with 25% carbon dioxide addition. Increase in laser absorption coefficient, laser energy absorption, formation of oxide layer on the work-piece surface, exothermic reactions and their competitive effects can be considered as the competing phenomena involved in such a behavior in the weld profile

  16. High toughness in the intercritically reheated coarse-grained (ICRCG) heat-affected zone (HAZ) of low carbon microalloyed steel

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    Hu, Jun, E-mail: hujunral@163.com [The State Key Laboratory of Rolling and Automation, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819 (China); Du, Lin-Xiu [The State Key Laboratory of Rolling and Automation, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819 (China); Wang, Jian-Jun [Institute of Materials Research, School of Material and Metallurgy, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819 (China); Xie, Hui; Gao, Cai-Ru [The State Key Laboratory of Rolling and Automation, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819 (China); Misra, R.D.K. [Laboratory for Excellence in Advanced Steel Research, Center for Structural and Functional Materials, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA 70504-4130 (United States)

    2014-01-10

    Motivated by the small lattice mismatch between ferrite and vanadium nitride (VN), we describe here the welding thermal cycle simulation that provides high toughness in the ICRCG HAZ of low carbon V–N steel. This unique behavior is attributed to the formation of ultra-fine grained ferrite along prior austenite grain boundaries generated by the first pass welding thermal cycle with high misorientation boundaries, where V(C, N) precipitates provide potential nucleation sites for ferrite, leading to extraordinary refinement of martensite/austenite (M/A) constituent. Nitrogen stimulates the precipitation behavior of V(C, N). The nucleation of high density of V(C, N) precipitates consumes carbon-content in the austenite, leading to decrease in the carbon-content in the M/A constituent, with consequent decrease in hardness. The increase in toughness is explained in terms of Griffith's crack propagation theory.

  17. Evaluation of aging embrittlement of low-carbon austenitic stainless steel weld metal near the BWR operating temperature

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    To evaluate the rate of thermal embrittlement of type 316 low-carbon stainless steel weld metal at BWR operating temperature, aging test at 310degC, 335degC, and 400degC was carried out. Hardness of each ferrite and austenite phase of specimens was measured selectively by microhardness tester. Hardness of ferrite was increased apparently with all three aging temperatures, whereas hardness of austenite was not changed. Changes in the microstructure of ferrite aged at 310degC for 11,000h and 18,000h were analyzed by TEM. It has been revealed that hardening of ferrite with aging at 310degC was result of spinodal decomposition. Arrhenius plots for hardening rate of ferrite at each three aging temperature was plotted, and apparent activation energy was estimated. Using the apparent activation energy, hardening rate at 288degC was discussed. (author)

  18. High toughness in the intercritically reheated coarse-grained (ICRCG) heat-affected zone (HAZ) of low carbon microalloyed steel

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    Motivated by the small lattice mismatch between ferrite and vanadium nitride (VN), we describe here the welding thermal cycle simulation that provides high toughness in the ICRCG HAZ of low carbon V–N steel. This unique behavior is attributed to the formation of ultra-fine grained ferrite along prior austenite grain boundaries generated by the first pass welding thermal cycle with high misorientation boundaries, where V(C, N) precipitates provide potential nucleation sites for ferrite, leading to extraordinary refinement of martensite/austenite (M/A) constituent. Nitrogen stimulates the precipitation behavior of V(C, N). The nucleation of high density of V(C, N) precipitates consumes carbon-content in the austenite, leading to decrease in the carbon-content in the M/A constituent, with consequent decrease in hardness. The increase in toughness is explained in terms of Griffith's crack propagation theory

  19. Corrosion behavior of laser-clad Mo2NiB2 cermet coating on low carbon steel substrate

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    A Mo2NiB2 cermet coating on low carbon steel substrate was fabricated by laser cladding technique. The coating consisted of γ-(Fe, Ni) as a metallic matrix binder and Mo2NiB2 particles as a reinforced phase distributed uniformly in the microstructure. Corrosion behavior of the coating was investigated and the commercial 1Cr, 304SS, and G3 were used for comparison. G3 exhibited the highest corrosion resistance and 1Cr the lowest corrosion resistance, whereas 304SS and the coating exhibited the intermediate and similar corrosion resistance. However, the severe pitting corrosion which was observed in 304SS did not exist for the coating. (author)

  20. Corrosion protection of low-carbon steel using exopolysaccharide coatings from Leuconostoc mesenteroides

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    Corrosion is one of the most serious and challenging problems faced worldwide by industry. This research investigates the inhibition of corrosive behavior of SAE1010 steel by bacterial exopolysaccharides. Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy was used to evaluate the corrosion inhibition of diffe...

  1. Effect of Residual Stress on Fatigue Failure of Carbonitrided Low-Carbon Steel

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    Kanchanomai, C.; Limtrakarn, W.

    2008-12-01

    The effect of residual stress on fatigue behavior and mechanisms of carbonitrided AISI 1015 steel under uniaxial cyclic loading has been experimentally studied. By progressive removal of thin surface layers using an electropolishing technique and subsequent residual stress measurements using an x-ray diffraction technique, the compressive residual stress at the surface was approximately 900 MPa. The stress decreased toward the center, and became stable tensile residual stress of approximately 20 MPa. The fatigue resistance of carbonitrided AISI 1015 steel was higher than that of AISI 1015 steel due to the presence of compressive residual stress in case layer. The fatigue limit of AISI 1015 steels with and without carbonitriding was 340 and 300 MPa, respectively. Subsurface cracks initiated at the case-core interface, i.e. approximately 400 μm from the surface. With increasing number of stress cycles, the subsurface cracks coalesced and propagated intergranularly through the case layer. After some incubation cycles, the subsurface cracks reached the surface of specimen, and became a main crack. During this stage, the stress increased, and caused the formation of voids in core material. Consequently, the crack propagated through the core material, interacted with voids, and caused complete fracture.

  2. The aging by precipitation of Nb (C,N) in extra low carbon content steel

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    Carbonitride precipitation has been studied in a high-niobium acicular - ferrite - type steel. Interphase precipitation occurred only in those samples in which high transformation temperatures led to distinctly polygonal-ferrite microestructures. In this latter case, precipitation occurred during a subsequent aging treatment, with a strong tendency for heterogeneous nucleation on dislocations. (Author)

  3. Comparative of wear resistance of low carbon steel pack carburizing using different media

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    Kharia Salman Hassan

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available In this study, various carburizing compounds charcoal, cow bone, CaCO3 were added as energizer for the carburizing compounds in percentage of 10%. To produce another compound to pack carburized mild steel 1020 AISI for investigates the influence of these compounds on wear resistance. Many Cylindrical specimens for the adhesion wear tests were prepared from the used metal with dimensions (10x20mm according to ASTM (G99-04 specifications Three Heat Treatment process namely pack Carburizing Quenching, and Tempering were done. Firstly the mild steels specimens are carburized at 925° C for 2hr as soaking time and slow cooling in furnace then carburizing specimens were re heating to 870 °C for half hr. and water Quenching .Tempering was done at 160°C for 1 hour and air cooled. the Carburized and Tempered mild steels are subjected for different kind of test such as Adhesive Wear Test with pin on desk method, Hardness Test were taken using Vickers micro-hardness tester and optical microscope is used for microstructure examination X-ray diffraction for phases observation. The result showed that all carburizing compound were contributed in increasing wear resistance and the compound of cow bone with 10% CaCO3 as energizer had a carburizing case depth of 2.32 mm which gives the highest wear resistance while charcoal compound gives a case depth of 1.1 mm .The work shows that cow bone can be used as compounds and energizer in pack carburization of mild steel. The hardness profile plot of the 90 wt.% 10% caco3 cow bone carburized mild steel was also higher than the other compositions and this value contributed on improvements of wear resistance.

  4. Effects of Nitride on the Tribological Properties of the Low Carbon Alloy Steel

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    Yuh-Ping Chang

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The technology of composite heat treatment is used popularly for low friction and wear resistance of drive elements. A large number of papers about the heat treatment technology had been proposed. Especially, the nitride treatment has been used widely for the purpose of wear resistance and low friction in the industry. Therefore, the self-developed vertical ball/disk friction tester with the measurement system was used to study the effects of nitride on the tribological properties of the low carbon alloy steel—SCM415— in this study. The experiments were conducted under dry and severe wear conditions. The variations of friction coefficient and surface magnetization were simultaneously recorded during dynamic friction process. After each test, the microstructures of the wear particles were observed and analyzed under a SEM, and the depth of wear track is measured by means of a surface tester. According to the experimental results, the wear resistance of the specimens with carburizing-nitride is significantly larger than the case of nitride-carburizing. Moreover, the surface magnetization was especially larger for the case of nitride-carburizing. As a result, the wear particles always stay in the interfaces and the wear mechanism becomes complex. Therefore, it is necessary to put nitride after carburizing for the composite heat treatments.

  5. Phase-field modelling of microstructure formation during the solidification of continuously cast low carbon and HSLA steels

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    Böttger, B.; Apel, M.; Santillana, B.; Eskin, D. G.

    2012-07-01

    Cracking in continuous casting of steels has been one of the main problems for decades. Many of the cracks that occur during solidification are hot tears. To better understand the factors leading to this defect, microstructure formation is simulated for a low carbon (LCAK) and two high strength low alloyed (HSLA) steel grades during the initial stage of the process where the first solidified shell is formed inside the mould and where breakouts typically occur. 2D simulation is performed using the multiphase-field software MICRESS [1], which is coupled to the thermodynamic database TCFE6 [2] and the mobility database MOB2 [2], taking into account all elements which may have a relevant effect on the mechanical properties and structure formation during or subsequent to solidification. The use of a moving-frame boundary condition allows travelling through the entire solidification history starting from the slab surface, and tracking the morphology changes during growth of the shell. A heterogeneous nucleation model is included to permit the description of morphological transitions between the initial solidification and the subsequent columnar growth region. Furthermore, a macroscopic one-dimensional temperature solver is integrated to account for the transient and nonlinear temperature field during the initial stage of continuous casting. The external heat flux boundary conditions for this process were derived from thermal process data of the industrial slab caster. The simulation results for the three steel grades have been validated by thickness measurements of breakout shells and microstructure observation of the corresponding grades. Furthermore, the primary dendrite spacing has been measured across the whole thickness of the shell and compared with the simulated microstructures. Significant microstructure differences between the steel grades are discussed and correlated with their hot-cracking behavior.

  6. The influence of Cr and Al pack cementation on low carbon steel to improve oxidation resistance

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    Prasetya, Didik; Sugiarti, Eni; Destyorini, Fredina; Thosin, Kemas Ahmad Zaini

    2012-06-01

    Pack chromizing and aluminizing has been widely used for many years to improve hot temperature oxidation and corrosion resistance of metals. The coating process involves packing the steel in a powder mixture which contain aluminum and chromium source, and inert filler (usually alumina), and halide activator NH4Cl. Al and Cr were deposited onto carbon steel by pack cementation process using elemental Al and Cr powder as Al and Cr source, whereas NiCo alloys codeposited by electrodeposition. The position of Al and Cr could be under or over Ni-Co alloys deposited. Pack cementation was heated on dry inert gas at temperature 800 °C about 5 hours and 20 minute for Cr and Al respectively. Al and Cr was successfully deposited. Laying down effect of Al and Cr onto carbon steel whether up and down toward NiCo alloys coating have affected to oxidation resistance. The pack aluminizing as top layer given best resitance to restrain excessive oxide scale, in contrast pack chromizing reveal bad oxidation resistance, moreover occured spallation on layer.

  7. Study of the mechanical properties of low carbon content HSLA steels

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    Illescas, S.

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Two high strength low alloy steels (HSLA with the same bulk composition and slight microalloying content differences were studied. The main purpose of the study was to determine the effect of different heat treatments and the influence of vanadium (V on the microstructure and mechanical properties of the bainite present in each steel. For that purpose, standard tests were conducted to determine the hardness, toughness, tensile and yield stress of the different bainite-acicular ferrite structures found in both steels. The results show how the V content promoted the formation of acicular ferrite, resulting in a decrease in hardness and tensile strength while improving toughness.

    Se han estudiado dos aceros HSLA (high strength low alloy que presentan composiciones similares, a excepción del contenido en elementos microaleantes. El propósito del estudio es determinar el efecto del tratamiento térmico y la influencia del contenido en vanadio (V sobre la microestructura y las propiedades mecánicas de la bainita en cada uno de los aceros. Para ello, se han realizado ensayos de dureza, de impacto y de tracción para cada una de las estructuras bainíticas-ferrita acicular obtenidas por medio de los diferentes tratamientos térmicos realizados. Los resultados muestran como el contenido en V promueve la formación de ferrita acicular, presentando valores bajos de dureza y resistencia mecánica pero mejorando la tenacidad.

  8. Development of Fine-Grained, Low-Carbon Bainitic Steels with High Strength and Toughness Produced Through the Conventional Hot-Rolling and Air-Cooling

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    Dhua, Sanjay Kumar; Sarkar, Partha Pratim; Saxena, Atul; Jha, Bimal Kumar

    2016-09-01

    Low-carbon bainitic steels have created enormous interest among scientists across the world in the past few decades because of their high strength, toughness, and weldability replacing the conventional quenched and tempered medium-carbon steels. Three experimental steels with varying alloy additions were made in a 100-kg laboratory induction furnace and cast into 100-mm-diameter cylindrical ingots. These ingots were hot-rolled and air-cooled to 6-mm plates in an experimental rolling mill with selected thermomechanical parameters. Steels processed through this process provided an ultrafine low-carbon bainitic microstructure with maximum yield strength (YS) and ultimate tensile strength (UTS) 575 and 705 MPa, respectively. The Charpy impact toughness of the experimental steels was excellent, and at 253 K (-20 °C), it varied from 114 to 170 Joules. Cu-B-added steel was found to give an optimum combination of strength, YS-575 MPa, and toughness, 114 J at 253 K (-20 °C). Thus, fine-grained, low-carbon bainitic steels could be developed with a proper combination of alloying elements and thermomechanical parameters even by air-cooling.

  9. 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.

  10. NbC precipitates EELS spectra in a very low carbon microalloyed steel

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    Mancilla, J. E.

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available In this paper a characterization study by transmission electron microscopy (TEM and electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS of NbC precipitates in microalloyed steel is presented. The steel was hot rolled in a laboratory scale two-high reversing mill. The shape, size, location, and number of particles per unit area in the steel microstructure are reported. The particles were semi quantitatively analyzed for the heavier alloying elements using EDS, while EELS was used for the lighter elements, e. g. carbon and nitrogen. The EELS study of the precipitates reveals that the carbon is present as a compound (NbC without nitrogen.

    En este trabajo se presenta un estudio de caracterización por espectroscopia de pérdida de energía de electrones (EPEE realizado en un microscopio electrónico de transmisión de los precipitados de NbC en un acero microaleado. El acero se laminó en caliente en un laminador dúo reversible escala laboratorio. Las partículas de precipitados se caracterizaron en tamaños, formas y distribución y se analizaron semicuantitativamente para los elementos de aleación del acero más pesados, empleando un detector por dispersión de energías de rayos X, mientras que la EPEE se empleó para los elementos más ligeros, es decir, el carbono y el nitrógeno. El estudio por EPEE de los precipitados muestra que el carbono está presente como un compuesto (NbC sin que se haya encontrado nitrógeno en los mismos.

  11. Characterization of complex (B + C) diffusion layers formed on chromium and nickel-based low-carbon steel

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    Pertek, A.; Kulka, M

    2002-12-30

    Combined surface hardening with boron and carbon was used for low-carbon chromium and nickel-based steels. The microstructure, boron contents, carbon profiles and chosen properties of borided layers produced on the carburized steels have been examined. These complex (B+C) layers are termed borburized layers. The microhardness profiles and wear resistance of these layers have been studied. In the microstructure of the borocarburized layer two zones have been observed: iron borides (FeB+Fe{sub 2}B) and a carburized layer. The depth (70-125 {mu}m) and microhardness (1500-1800 HV) of iron borides zone have been found. The carbon content (1.2-1.94 wt.%) and microhardness (700-950 HV) beneath iron borides zone have been determined. The microhardness gradient in borocarburized layer has been reduced in comparison with the only borided layer. An increase of distance from the surface is accompanied by a decrease of carbon content and microhardness in the carburized zone. The carbon and microhardness profiles of borided, carburized and borocarburized layers have been presented. A positive influence of complex layers (B+C) on the wear resistance was determined. The wear resistance of the borocarburized layer was determined to be greater in comparison with that for only borided or only carburized layers.

  12. Effect of heat treatment and cleanness of ultra low carbon bainitic (ULCB) steel on its impact toughness

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    The small variations in sulphur and carbon concentrations can have a major influence on the impact transition temperature (ITT) of ultra low carbon HSLA-100 steel which has been quenched in water and tempered (WQ and T). Since the average carbon concentration is very low thus sensitivity of ITT to heat treatment parameters depends also on the yield strength increase due to precipitation effect of εCu phase. The regression analysis has been used to establish equations taking into account those parameters. The properties of a mixed microstructure formed from partially austenitic regions have been also considered. The fine austenitic grains transform into more desirable fine bainitic ferrite phases with lower hardness values and higher toughness. On the other hand, if cooling rate is sufficiently large, then the carbon enriched austenite transforms partially into hard martensite and some of remaining untransformed austenite being retained to ambient temperature. Because hard martensite islands are located in much softer surroundings consisting of tempered ferrite, they do not cause a general reduction in impact toughness tests. Due to further grain refinement of microstructure the measured toughness on Charpy V specimens can be very high at low temperatures. The very detrimental effect of sulphur in ULCB steel has been confirmed by presented results. (author)

  13. Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of a Dissimilar Friction Stir Weld between Austenitic Stainless Steel and Low Carbon Steel

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    M.Jafarzadegan; A.Abdollah-zadeh; A.H.Feng; T.Saeid; J.Shen; H.Assadi

    2013-01-01

    Dissimilar fusion welding of austenitic stainless steels to carbon steels has some metallurgical and technical problems.It was suggested that the solid-state nature of friction stir welding (FSW) can overcome these problems and produce a sound weld with reliable mechanical properties.In this study,plates of 304 stainless steel and st37 steel were welded together by FSW at tool rotational speed of 600 r/min and welding speed of 50 mm/min.In the stir zone (SZ) of 304 stainless steel,the results showed a refined grain structure with some features of metadynamic recrystallization.In the SZ of st37 steel,the hot deformation of material in the austenite region produced small austenite grains.These grains transformed to fine ferrite and pearlite by cooling the material after FSW.The production of fine grains increased the hardness and tensile strength in the SZ of both sides with respect to their base metals (BMs).

  14. Effect of carbon content on microstructure and mechanical properties of hot-rolled low carbon 12Cr-Ni stainless steel

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    Research highlights: → Hot-rolled ultra low carbon martensite is characterized by dislocation cells substructure. → The formation of dislocation cells is attributed to high Ms and low interstitial atoms content. → Hot-rolled ultra low carbon 12Cr-Ni stainless steel has excellent impact toughness. → Delta ferrite deteriorates the impact toughness of hot-rolled 12Cr-Ni stainless steel. - Abstract: 12Cr-Ni stainless steels containing different carbon contents from 0.004 wt.% to 0.034 wt.% were hot-rolled and air-cooled. Their corresponding microstructures were observed with optical microscope and transmission electron microscope, and the Vickers hardness, tensile and impact tests were also carried out. It was found that the martensitic morphology was significantly influenced by carbon content. The as-received ultra low carbon martensite in the steel containing 0.004 wt.% C is characterized by dislocation cells substructure. The formation of dislocation cells is attributed to high martensite finishing point (above 400 deg. C) and low interstitial atoms content. On the other hand, the martensite in the steel containing 0.034 wt.% C consists mainly of typical martensite laths because of low martensite finishing point and high interstitial atoms content which hinder dislocation motion. Furthermore, carbon content has an evident effect on the mechanical properties of 12Cr-Ni steels. The hardness and strength of the as-received steels increase with an increase in carbon content, but their elongation and impact toughness decrease with the carbon content. The steel containing 0.004 wt.% C has excellent impact toughness due to the ultra low carbon content in the martensite composed of dislocation cells.

  15. Analysis of Grain Growth in Strain Annealing of Low Carbon Steel

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    An, Sung Kwon [Union Steel MFG. Co., Ltd., Busan (Korea, Republic of); Hong, Seung Hyun [Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation, Hwasung (Korea, Republic of)

    2007-10-15

    A study has been made of the grain growth in IF steel during strain annealing. A 92.3% cold rolled and annealed IF steel sheet was temper rolled by 0.4% and subsequently annealed at 670, 750 and 850 .deg. C for various time periods in 25%H{sub 2}+75%N{sub 2}. The grains occasionally started to grow abnormally near the surface and grew into the center during strain annealing. The pole figure and EBSD measurements showed that the abnormally grown grains did not have any orientation relation with the primary recrystallization texture before temper rolling. Thus, the major coarsening mechanism was regarded to be the strain induced grain boundary migration rather than grain boundary characteristics. The permeability increased initially and then decreased along with the increased of grain size, therefore there existed an optimum grain size showing maximum value of permeability. The maximum permeability was measured up to be 13,000, then optimum grain size is 83 {mu}m at 850 .deg. C for 30 min.

  16. Corrosion of low carbon steel by microorganisms from the 'pigging' operation debris in water injection pipelines.

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    Cote, Claudia; Rosas, Omar; Sztyler, Magdalena; Doma, Jemimah; Beech, Iwona; Basseguy, Régine

    2014-06-01

    Present in all environments, microorganisms develop biofilms adjacent to the metallic structures creating corrosion conditions which may cause production failures that are of great economic impact to the industry. The most common practice in the oil and gas industry to annihilate these biofilms is the mechanical cleaning known as "pigging". In the present work, microorganisms from the "pigging" operation debris are tested biologically and electrochemically to analyse their effect on the corrosion of carbon steel. Results in the presence of bacteria display the formation of black corrosion products allegedly FeS and a sudden increase (more than 400mV) of the corrosion potential of electrode immersed in artificial seawater or in field water (produced water mixed with aquifer seawater). Impedance tests provided information about the mechanisms of the interface carbon steel/bacteria depending on the medium used: mass transfer limitation in artificial seawater was observed whereas that in field water was only charge transfer phenomenon. Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis (DGGE) results proved that bacterial diversity decreased when cultivating the debris in the media used and suggested that the bacteria involved in the whole set of results are mainly sulphate reducing bacteria (SRB) and some other bacteria that make part of the taxonomic order Clostridiales. PMID:24355513

  17. Design of duplex low-carbon steels with carbide forming elements

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    Costello, P.K.

    1978-12-01

    The design of duplex ferrite-martensite (DFM) steels with carbide forming elements were investigated. The alloys Fe/0.14 C/1.45 Si/X (X being the substitutional alloying element of Mos or Nb) were selected. The DFM microstructures are controlled by the type of alloy element and the subsequent thermal treatment. The tensile properties of specimens subjected to either the intermediate quench (IQ) or the intermediate air cool (IAC) heat treatments have been correlated with their respective microstructures. Dispersion hardening as a secondary strengthening mechanism is found to limit the ductility and increasing the strength due to carbide precipitation in the ferrite. Unusual behavior in the strength-law of mixtures relationship is observed. The differences in properties displayed by the alloys between the IG and IAC thermal treatments are primarily attributed to the connectivity of the martnesite particles. The IQ treatment provided strength and elongation ductility (i.e., total or uniform elongation to deformation) combinations which are superior to those of the IAC process. Specifically, the niobium steel displayed the best mechanical properties.

  18. RECRYSTALLIZATION BEHAVIOR AND PRIOR AUSTENITE GRAIN BOUNDARY CORROSION IN THE PLANE STRAIN COMPRESSION CONDITION FOR A LOW CARBON X70 PIPELINE STEEL

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    Y.H. Li; J. Wang; Y.S. Li; Y. Y. Shan

    2004-01-01

    Recrystallization behavior of a low carbon X70 pipeline steel was studied in the plane strain compression condition. It was found that the dynamic recovery but no dynamic recrystallization occurred in the current experimental condition. A method for examining the prior austenite grain boundary corrosion was supposed.

  19. Rapid Transformation Annealing: a Novel Method for Grain Refinement of Cold-Rolled Low-Carbon Steels

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    Lesch, C.; Álvarez, P.; Bleck, W.; Gil Sevillano, J.

    2007-09-01

    A novel heat treatment, rapid transformation annealing (RTA) is introduced, which uses the refining effect of the phase transformation during recrystallization annealing. The RTA is comprised of rapid heating including the full or partial phase transformation of cold-rolled, nonrecrystallized, or partly recrystallized α microstructure to γ microstructure combined with subsequent rapid cooling to ambient temperature. In this way, a substantial grain refinement compared to conventional industrial annealing of cold-rolled strip can be realized. Minimum homogeneous grain sizes of 2.3 μm are produced in microalloyed high-strength low-alloy (HSLA) steels. A plain low-carbon steel shows despite any microalloying grain sizes of about 2.5 μm. Grain refinement results in a substantial increase in strength and in a pronounced strain hardening in the ΘIV stage. Simultaneously, the uniform and total elongation slightly decrease, which is a physical consequence of Considère’s instability criterion. By a refinement from 4.2 to 2.3 μm, the yield and tensile strength of a HSLA grade can be increased by about 130 MPa to 535 and 650 MPa, while the total elongation is reduced by about four percentage points to 21 pct, i.e., a still moderate formability is provided. In general, the ductility-strength relationship remains similar to the conventional behavior. For all investigated steel grades, the Hall Petch (HP) relationship is fulfilled. Furthermore, it is proved that RTA cycles can be realized in pilot scale as far as induction heating devices are applied.

  20. Effects of carbon percentage, Stelmor cooling rate and laying head temperature on tensile strength gain in low carbon steels

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    Gade, Surya Prakash

    Low carbon steel wire rods are used to produce finished products such as fine wire, coat hangers, staples, and roofing nails. These products are subjected to excessively high work hardening rates during wire drawing process resulting in a variation in wire tensile strength. This research analyzes the effects of carbon percentage, StelmorRTM cooling rate and laying head temperature on the tensile strength gain in wire drawn low carbon steels using design of experiments. The probable reasons for variations in tensile strength gain are analyzed by observing the microstructural changes during experiments. Microstructural analysis was done extensively using optical microscope and Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) and it was found that the tensile strength gain variation is mainly caused by the increase in the dislocation density in wire rod and wire due to high cooling rate and high laying head temperature, within the range considered. This research concludes that a low carbon wire rod can be produced with minimum tensile strength gain, lower dislocation density and finer ferrite grain size by maintaining a low cooling rate in the StelmorRTM cooling zone and low laying head temperature, which is the temperature at which the wire rod coils are laid on the Stelmor RTM deck. It is also concluded from the results of the present study that: (1) The lowest tensile strength gain is for NS 1006T-3 (0.07 wt.% Carbon) with low cooling rate of 14°F/s and low laying head temperature of 1500°F. (2) The highest tensile strength gain is for NS 1006T-3 with high cooling rate of 26°F/s and high laying head temperature of 1650°F. (3) The effect of StelmorRTM cooling rate and laying head temperature and their interaction are found to be the significant factors causing the variation in wire tensile strength gain. The StelmorRTM cooling rate has the most significant effect on tensile strength gain among the three factors. (4) The effect of carbon percentage on wire tensile strength

  1. Low carbon steel corrosion damage prediction in rural and urban environments

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    Díaz, V.

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents an Artificial Neural Network (ANN model for the damage function of carbon steel, expressed in μm of corrosion penetration as a function of environmental variables. Working in the context of the Iberoamerican Atmospheric Corrosion Map Project, the experimental data comes as result of the corrosion of low alloy steel subtracts in three test sites in Uruguay, South America. In addition, we included experimental values obtained from short time kinetics studies, corresponding to special series from one of the sites. The ANN numerical model shows attractive results regarding goodness of fit and residual distributions. It achieves a RMSE value of 0.5 μm while a classical regression model lies in the range of 4.1 μm. Furthermore, a properly adjusted ANN model can be useful in the prediction of corrosion damage under different climatological and pollution conditions, while linear models cannot.

    Este artículo presenta la metodología de las redes neuronales artificiales (RNA como solución para el modelado de los valores experimentales obtenidos en los procesos de corrosión atmosférica. Se desarrolla el modelo de RNA para la función de daño, expresada en μm de penetración para el acero de bajo carbono en función de las variables medioambientales, en el contexto del Proyecto MICAT (Mapa Iberoamericano de Corrosión Atmosférica y programas de experimentación propios. Los datos experimentales son resultado de los estudios de calibración sobre sustratos ferrosos en tres sitios del territorio uruguayo, Sudamérica. Se incluyen, además, los valores experimentales obtenidos en los estudios de cinéticas iniciales, correspondientes a series especiales de cortos tiempos de exposición en una de las estaciones de ensayo. El modelo numérico de RNA muestra resultados con un valor de RMSE de 0,5 μm, en tanto el modelo de regresión clásico arroja un valor de 4,1 μm.

  2. An Electron Microscopy Study of Vein-like Grain Boundary Microstructure in Nitrocarburized Low Carbon Steels

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    Wanglin Chen; Cuilan Wu; Jianghua Chen; Aigui He

    2013-01-01

    The coarsened grain boundaries (GBs) with vein-like morphology frequently appear in the nitrogen diffusion layer of nitrocarburized carbon steels.The electron probe X-ray microanalysis shows that such vein-like GBs are rich in nitrogen and carbon atoms.Transmission electron microscopy and scanning electron microscopy further reveal that the coarsened GBs consist of γ'-nitrocarbide (Fe4(C,N)) and ε-nitrocarbide lamellas that are formed during nitrocarburizing due to high nitrogen concentration at GBs.it is shown that many of {111}<112> micro twins exist in the γ'-phase lamellas and thin ε-phase slices prefer to nucleate at their twin boundaries with the orientation relationship of {O001}ε//{111}γ'.Upon growing large γ'-lamellas may become faceted and thin ε-lamellas may grow thicker and become the main portions in the vein-like GBs.The microstructure evolution occurring in the vein-like GBs can be depicted as:α + [N]/[C] → γ' + [C,N] → ε-nitrocarbides.

  3. Effect of Prestrain on Fatigue Crack Growth in Low-carbon Steel

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    Melnikov B.E.

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available The current procedures of fatigue design of marine pipeline components allow for extending service life by considering a certain portion of the crack growth well before it turns into the instable phase. In structural components of transport systems material may undergo plastic pre-strain during the construction. The effect of pre-strain on the crack growth may be different depending on the material properties. Fatigue crack propagation was examined in testing symmetrically notched specimens machined from pre-strained steel plate coupons. Non-simultaneous crack initiation and propagation at the notches was reduced to symmetrical scheme by a simple coordinate transformation procedure. It was found that tensile pre-strain up to 0.01 did not substantially change the crack growth rate related to the stress intensity factor scale. Further increase of plastic pre-strain of material up to 0.15 caused almost two-times slowing down the crack growth rate compared to that of virgin material.

  4. A Conceptual Model for the Interaction between Carbon Content and Manganese Sulphide Inclusions in the Short-Term Seawater Corrosion of Low Carbon Steel

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    Robert E. Melchers

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available The critical role of manganese sulphide (MnS inclusions for the initiation of the short-term growth of pitting or localized corrosion of low carbon steels has long been recognized. Classical results show that pitting probability and pitting severity increases with increased sulphide concentration for low carbon steels as a result of magnesium sulphides acting as local cathodes for initiating pitting corrosion. However, the iron carbides (cementite in steels can also act as local cathodes for initiation of pitting corrosion. Herein it is proposed that there is competition between pits for cathodic area and that this will determine the severity of pitting and general corrosion observed in extended exposures. Preliminary experimental data for immersion exposures of up to 56 days in natural seawater of three low carbon steels show, contrary to conventional wisdom, greater pit depths for the steels with lower S content. However, the pit depth results are consistent with lower C/S ratios. This is considered to support the concept of cathodic competition between C and S. It is proposed that this offers explanations for a number of other phenomena, including the thus far unexplained apparently higher reactivity of some MnS inclusions.

  5. Effects of Heat Treatment on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Low-Carbon Steel with Magnesium-Based Inclusions

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    Zhang, Jian; Feng, Pei-Hsien; Pan, Yan-Chi; Hwang, Weng-Sing; Su, Yen-Hao; Lu, Muh-Jung

    2016-10-01

    The effects of heat treatment on the microstructure and mechanical properties of Mg-containing (7 ppm), low-carbon commercial steel (SS400) were investigated. Twenty different heat treatment paths were performed using a Gleeble 1500 thermomechanical simulator. It was observed by using an optical microscope that as the cooling rate increased and holding temperature decreased, the volume fractions of pearlite, Widmanstätten ferrite, and grain boundary allotriomorphs ferrite fell, whereas that of acicular ferrite (AF) increased. Quantifying the fractions of AF and other phases by using electron backscatter diffraction shows that the heat treatment path with a cooling rate of 20 K/s and holding temperature of 723 K (450 °C) induced the highest volume fraction (44 pct) of AF. As such, the toughness of the sample was increased 12.4 times compared with that observed in the sample containing 4 pct AF. Typical inclusions were analyzed using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. The results showed that the magnesium-based complex inclusions could act as nucleation sites of AF. Inclusions with a size of about 5 μm can serve as heterogeneous nucleation sites for AF. Mg-containing SS400 steel also has excellent hot-ductility in the temperature range of 973 K to 1273 K (700 °C to 1000 °C), and the minimum percentage reduction in area (R.A pct) value of around 63 pct at 1073 K (800 °C).

  6. Improvement in nano-hardness and corrosion resistance of low carbon steel by plasma nitriding with negative DC bias voltage

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    Alim, Mohamed Mounes; Saoula, Nadia; Tadjine, Rabah; Hadj-Larbi, Fayçal; Keffous, Aissa; Kechouane, Mohamed

    2016-10-01

    In this work, we study the effect of plasma nitriding on nano-hardness and corrosion resistance of low carbon steel samples. The plasma was generated through a radio-frequency inductively coupled plasma source. The substrate temperature increased (by the self-induced heating mechanism) with the treatment time for increasing negative bias voltages. X-rays diffraction analysis revealed the formation of nitride phases (ɛ-Fe2-3N and γ'-Fe4N) in the compound layer of the treated samples. A phase transition occurred from 3.5 kV to 4.0 kV and was accompanied by an increase in the volume fraction of the γ'-Fe4N phase and a decrease in that of the ɛ-Fe2-3N phase. Auger electron spectroscopy revealed a deep diffusion of the implanted nitrogen beyond 320 nm. The nano-hardness increased by ~400% for the nitrogen-implanted samples compared to the untreated state, the nitride phases are believed to participate to the hardening. Potentiodynamic polarization measurements revealed that the plasma nitriding has improved the corrosion resistance behavior of the material. When compared to the untreated state, the sample processed at 4.0 kV exhibits a shift of +500 mV and a reduction to 3% in its corrosion current. These results were obtained for relatively low bias voltages and short treatment time (2 h).

  7. Enhancement of Heat-Affected Zone Toughness of a Low Carbon Steel by TiN Particle

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    Zhang, Yu; Li, Xiaobao; Ma, Han

    2016-08-01

    Enhancement of heat-affected zone toughness of a weight percentage of 0.014 pct Ti-bearing low carbon steel by TiN particle was investigated. An increase in nitrogen weight percentage from 0.0031 to 0.0083 pct results in increasing of number density of TiN precipitates from 4 × 103 to 3 × 105/mm2, and reduces prior austenite grain size from 850 to 350 μm with a soaking of 1673 K (1400 °C) for 2000 seconds. Effective refinement of austenite grain prohibits formation of ferrite side plate and/or upper bainite, and densely distributed TiN particles promote intra-granular ferrite formation, which is accompanied by an increase of 40 K to 60 K (40 °C to 60 °C) in austenite decomposition temperature during continuous cooling process. The changes in transformed products improved impact toughness of heat-affected zone efficiently, ex., increase absorbed energy of less than 42 J to more than 320 J with a simulated t 8/5 of 550 seconds.

  8. Preparation Femtosecond Laser Prevention for the Cold-Worked Stress Corrosion Crackings on Reactor Grade Low Carbon Stainless Steel

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    John Minehara, Eisuke

    2004-01-01

    We report here that the femtosecond lasers like low average power Ti:Sapphire lasers, the JAERI high average power free-electron laser and others could peel off and remove two stress corrosion cracking (SCC) origins of the cold-worked and the cracking susceptible material, and residual tensile stress in hardened and stretched surface of low-carbon stainless steel cubic samples for nuclear reactor internals as a proof of principle experiment except for the third origin of corrosive environment. Because a 143 °C and 43% MgCl2 hot solution SCC test was performed for the samples to simulate the cold-worked SCC phenomena of the internals to show no crack at the laser-peered off strip on the cold-worked side and ten-thousands of cracks at the non-peeled off on the same side, it has been successfully demonstrated that the femtosecond lasers could clearly remove the two SCC origins and could resultantly prevent the cold-worked SCC.

  9. Isothermal Reduction of Oxide Scale on Hot-Rolled, Low-Carbon Steel in 10 pct H2-Ar

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    He, Yongquan; Jia, Tao; Li, Zhifeng; Cao, Guangming; Liu, Zhenyu; Li, Jun

    2016-08-01

    The isothermal reduction of oxide scale on hot-rolled, low-carbon steel strip in 10 pct H2-Ar mixtures in the temperature range of 673 K to 1073 K (400 °C to 800 °C) was investigated by using a thermo-gravimetric analyzer (TGA). During heating under an argon atmosphere, magnetite/iron eutectoid and proeutectoid magnetite in the oxide scale successively transformed into wüstite at a temperature above 843 K (570 °C). The kinetic plot of the isothermal reduction assumes a sigmoid shape, including induction, acceleration, and finally the decaying stage. Fitting the kinetic curve to mathematical models, the reaction at 1073 K (800 °C) and 773 K (500 °C) were determined to be controlled by phase-boundary-controlled reaction and three-dimensional growth of nuclei, respectively. The reduction product varies with temperature and itself affects the kinetics. Porous and dense iron were, respectively, obtained below and above 873 K (600 °C). A "rate-minimum" was observed at 973 K (700 °C) due to the formation of dense iron that blocks the gas diffusion. Due to the structural transformation of oxide scale during heating, the reactant depends on the heating process. However, compared with the oxide scale structure, the temperature is more important in determining the reduction kinetics at temperatures above 973 K (700 °C).

  10. Effect of loading direction on crack growth behavior near fusion line in low carbon stainless steel weld joints

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    SCC growth tests on the specimens machined out from SMAW and TIG weld joints of low carbon type 316L stainless steel were conducted in simulated BWR coolant condition to clarify effect of loading direction on SCC growth behavior near weld fusion line. The results obtained are as follows; (1) IGSCCs from pre-crack tips in base metal propagated toward the weld metal with branching of secondary cracks, and then, the cracks changed direction to avoid the weld metal and propagated along with the fusion line. Tendency of crack behavior of avoiding weld metal was observed remarkably in specimens, which had smaller angle between specimen neutral line and fusion line. (2) Propagation of large crack of IDSCC into weld metal was observed only in a specimen with the crack propagation direction vertical to the fusion line. (3) Result of crack length measurement for 63 secondary cracks, which propagated into weld metal showed that 80% of cracks located within 50 μm from the fusion line, and two cracks with propagation length greater than 150 μm were observed only in the specimens with the crack propagation direction vertical to the fusion line. These results suggested that SCC in the base metal tends to propagate to avoid the weld metal and the relationship between dendrite orientation and loading direction affects SCC propagation behavior into weld metal. (author)

  11. Microstructural evolution and mechanical properties of a low-carbon quenching and partitioning steel after partial and full austenitization

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    Wan-song Li; Hong-ye Gao; Hideharu Nakashima; Satoshi Hata; Wen-huai Tian

    2016-01-01

    In this work, low-carbon steel specimens were subjected to the quenching and partitioning process after being partially or fully austenitized to investigate their microstructural evolution and mechanical properties. According to the results of scanning electron micros-copy and transmission electron microscopy observations, X-ray diffraction analysis, and tensile tests, upper bainite or tempered martensite appears successively in the microstructure with increasing austenitization temperature or increasing partitioning time. In the partially austeni-tized specimens, the retained austenite grains are carbon-enriched twice during the heat treatment, which can significantly stabilize the phases at room temperature. Furthermore, after partial austenitization, the specimen exhibits excellent elongation, with a maximum elongation of 37.1%. By contrast, after full austenitization, the specimens exhibit good ultimate tensile strength and high yield strength. In the case of a specimen with a yield strength of 969 MPa, the maximum value of the ultimate tensile strength reaches 1222 MPa. During the partitioning process, carbon partitioning and carbon homogenization within austenite affect interface migration. In addition, the volume fraction and grain size of retained austenite observed in the final microstructure will also be affected.

  12. Microstructural evolution and mechanical properties of a low-carbon quenching and partitioning steel after partial and full austenitization

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    Li, Wan-song; Gao, Hong-ye; Nakashima, Hideharu; Hata, Satoshi; Tian, Wen-huai

    2016-08-01

    In this work, low-carbon steel specimens were subjected to the quenching and partitioning process after being partially or fully austenitized to investigate their microstructural evolution and mechanical properties. According to the results of scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy observations, X-ray diffraction analysis, and tensile tests, upper bainite or tempered martensite appears successively in the microstructure with increasing austenitization temperature or increasing partitioning time. In the partially austenitized specimens, the retained austenite grains are carbon-enriched twice during the heat treatment, which can significantly stabilize the phases at room temperature. Furthermore, after partial austenitization, the specimen exhibits excellent elongation, with a maximum elongation of 37.1%. By contrast, after full austenitization, the specimens exhibit good ultimate tensile strength and high yield strength. In the case of a specimen with a yield strength of 969 MPa, the maximum value of the ultimate tensile strength reaches 1222 MPa. During the partitioning process, carbon partitioning and carbon homogenization within austenite affect interface migration. In addition, the volume fraction and grain size of retained austenite observed in the final microstructure will also be affected.

  13. Isothermal Reduction of Oxide Scale on Hot-Rolled, Low-Carbon Steel in 10 pct H2-Ar

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    He, Yongquan; Jia, Tao; Li, Zhifeng; Cao, Guangming; Liu, Zhenyu; Li, Jun

    2016-10-01

    The isothermal reduction of oxide scale on hot-rolled, low-carbon steel strip in 10 pct H2-Ar mixtures in the temperature range of 673 K to 1073 K (400 °C to 800 °C) was investigated by using a thermo-gravimetric analyzer (TGA). During heating under an argon atmosphere, magnetite/iron eutectoid and proeutectoid magnetite in the oxide scale successively transformed into wüstite at a temperature above 843 K (570 °C). The kinetic plot of the isothermal reduction assumes a sigmoid shape, including induction, acceleration, and finally the decaying stage. Fitting the kinetic curve to mathematical models, the reaction at 1073 K (800 °C) and 773 K (500 °C) were determined to be controlled by phase-boundary-controlled reaction and three-dimensional growth of nuclei, respectively. The reduction product varies with temperature and itself affects the kinetics. Porous and dense iron were, respectively, obtained below and above 873 K (600 °C). A "rate-minimum" was observed at 973 K (700 °C) due to the formation of dense iron that blocks the gas diffusion. Due to the structural transformation of oxide scale during heating, the reactant depends on the heating process. However, compared with the oxide scale structure, the temperature is more important in determining the reduction kinetics at temperatures above 973 K (700 °C).

  14. On the failure of low carbon steel resistance spot welds in quasi-static tensile-shear loading

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    Failure behavior of low carbon steel resistance spot welds in quasi-static tensile-shear test is investigated. Microstructure, hardness profile and mechanical performance of the spot welds were studied. Results showed that spot welds are failed in two distinct failure modes: double-pullout and interfacial failure modes. There is a critical fusion zone size beyond which, pullout failure mode is guaranteed. Metallographic examination showed that failure is a competitive process between shear plastic deformation of weld nugget and necking of the base metal. In pullout failure mode, only the grain pattern of the base metal changes significantly and that of the fusion zone and heat affected zone remains unchanged. Strain localization was occurred in the base metal due to its low hardness. Moreover, the experimental results showed that increasing the holding time which increases the hardness of the fusion zone did not affect the peak load. It was concluded that in the pullout failure mode, the strength of the spot welds is not affected by the fusion zone strength. Fusion zone size proved to be the most important controlling factor for the spot welds' mechanical performance in terms of peak load and energy absorption.

  15. Analysis of microstructural variation and mechanical behaviors in submerged arc welded joint of high strength low carbon bainitic steel

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    Microstructural variation in high strength low carbon bainitic steel weldment was investigated in detail by means of optical microscope, transmission electron microscope and scanning electron microscope equipped with electron backscattered diffraction. The results showed that the welded joint has various microstructures such as acicular ferrite, coarse granular ferrite and fine polygonal ferrite. The martensite–austenite (MA) constituent has a variable structure in each sub-zone, which includes fully martensite and fully retained austenite. Meanwhile, the fine grained heat affected zone has higher content of retained austenite than the welded metal (WM) and coarse grained heat affected zone (CGHAZ). The orientation relationship between retained austenite and product phases in the WM and CGHAZ is close to Kurdjumov–Sachs relationship. However, the polygonal ferrite in the fine grained HAZ has no specific orientation relationship with the neighboring retained austenite. The toughness of the coarse grained region is much lower than that of the WM because the coarse bainite contains many large MA constituents to assist the nucleation of microcracks and coarse cleavage facet lowers the ability to inhibit the crack propagation.

  16. Enhancement of Heat-Affected Zone Toughness of a Low Carbon Steel by TiN Particle

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    Zhang, Yu; Li, Xiaobao; Ma, Han

    2015-11-01

    Enhancement of heat-affected zone toughness of a weight percentage of 0.014 pct Ti-bearing low carbon steel by TiN particle was investigated. An increase in nitrogen weight percentage from 0.0031 to 0.0083 pct results in increasing of number density of TiN precipitates from 4 × 103 to 3 × 105/mm2, and reduces prior austenite grain size from 850 to 350 μm with a soaking of 1673 K (1400 °C) for 2000 seconds. Effective refinement of austenite grain prohibits formation of ferrite side plate and/or upper bainite, and densely distributed TiN particles promote intra-granular ferrite formation, which is accompanied by an increase of 40 K to 60 K (40 °C to 60 °C) in austenite decomposition temperature during continuous cooling process. The changes in transformed products improved impact toughness of heat-affected zone efficiently, ex., increase absorbed energy of less than 42 J to more than 320 J with a simulated t 8/5 of 550 seconds.

  17. Analysis of microstructural variation and mechanical behaviors in submerged arc welded joint of high strength low carbon bainitic steel

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    Lan, Liangyun, E-mail: lly.liangyun@gmail.com [State Key Laboratory of Rolling Technology and Automation, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819 (China); Qiu, Chunlin; Zhao, Dewen; Gao, Xiuhua; Du, Linxiu [State Key Laboratory of Rolling Technology and Automation, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819 (China)

    2012-12-15

    Microstructural variation in high strength low carbon bainitic steel weldment was investigated in detail by means of optical microscope, transmission electron microscope and scanning electron microscope equipped with electron backscattered diffraction. The results showed that the welded joint has various microstructures such as acicular ferrite, coarse granular ferrite and fine polygonal ferrite. The martensite-austenite (MA) constituent has a variable structure in each sub-zone, which includes fully martensite and fully retained austenite. Meanwhile, the fine grained heat affected zone has higher content of retained austenite than the welded metal (WM) and coarse grained heat affected zone (CGHAZ). The orientation relationship between retained austenite and product phases in the WM and CGHAZ is close to Kurdjumov-Sachs relationship. However, the polygonal ferrite in the fine grained HAZ has no specific orientation relationship with the neighboring retained austenite. The toughness of the coarse grained region is much lower than that of the WM because the coarse bainite contains many large MA constituents to assist the nucleation of microcracks and coarse cleavage facet lowers the ability to inhibit the crack propagation.

  18. Corrosion of low-carbon steel under environmental conditions at Hanford: Two-year soil corrosion test results

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    Anantatmula, R.P. [Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States); Divine, J.R. [ChemMet Ltd., West Richland, WA (United States)

    1995-11-01

    At the Hanford Site, located in southeastern Washington state, nuclear production reactors were operated from 1944 to 1970. The handling and processing of radioactive nuclear fuels produced a large volume of low-level nuclear wastes, chemical wastes, and a combination of the two (mixed wastes). These materials have historically been packaged in US Department of Transportation (DOT) approved drums made from low-carbon steel, then handled in one of three ways: (A) Before 1970, the drums were buried in the dry desert soil. It was assumed that chemical and radionuclide mobility would be low and that the isolated, government-owned site would provide sufficient protection for employees and the public. (B) After 1970, the drums containing long-lived transuranic radionuclides were protected from premature failure by stacking them in an ordered array on an asphalt concrete pad in the bottom of a burial trench. The array was then covered with a large, 0.28-mm- (011-in.-) thick polyethylene tarp and the trench was backfilled with 1.3 m (4 ft) of soil cover. This burial method is referred to as soil-shielded burial . Other configurations were also employed but the soil-shielded burial method contains most of the transuranic drums. (C) Since 1987, US Department of Energy sites have complied with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA) regulations. These regulations require mixed waste drums to be stored in RCRA compliant large metal sheds with provisions for monitoring. These sheds are provided with forced ventilation but are not heated or cooled.

  19. Conservation Research and Development/ New Ultra-Low Carbon High Strength Steels with Improved Bake Hardenability for Enhanced Stretch Formability and Dent Resistance

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    Anthony J. DeArdo; C. Isaac Garcia

    2003-12-15

    Conservation Research and Development/New Ultra-Low Carbon High Strength Steels with Improved Bake Hardenability for Enhanced Stretch Formability and Dent Resistance. The experimental work can be divided into four phases. In each phase, the materials were received or designed, processed and tested, to evaluate the BH increment or response, as a function of compositions and processing conditions. Microstructural characterization by various techniques was performed in order to gain insights into the mechanisms of flow stress increment by bake hardening.

  20. Surface characteristic of chemically converted graphene coated low carbon steel by electro spray coating method for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell bipolar plate.

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    Kim, Jungsoo; Kim, Yang Do; Nam, Dae Geun

    2013-05-01

    Graphene was coated on low carbon steel (SS400) by electro spray coating method to improve its properties of corrosion resistance and contact resistance. Exfoliated graphite was made of the graphite by chemical treatment (Chemically Converted Graphene, CCG). CCG is distributed using dispersing agent, and low carbon steel was coated with diffuse graphene solution by electro spray coating method. The structure of the CCG was analyzed using XRD and the coating layer of surface was analyzed using SEM. Analysis showed that multi-layered graphite structure was destroyed and it was transformed in to fine layers graphene structure. And the result of SEM analysis on the surface and the cross section, graphene layer was uniformly formed with 3-5 microm thickness on the surface of substrate. Corrosion resistance test was applied in the corrosive solution which is similar to the polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) stack inside. And interfacial contact resistance (ICR) test was measured to simulate the internal operating conditions of PEMFC stack. As a result of measuring corrosion resistance and contact resistance, it could be confirmed that low carbon steel coated with CCG was revealed to be more effective in terms of its applicability as PEMFC bipolar plate. PMID:23858864

  1. Effect of laser welding mode on the microstructure and mechanical performance of dissimilar laser spot welds between low carbon and austenitic stainless steels

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    Highlights: → LSW of dissimilar SS and CS in overlapped configuration is performed successfully. → Increasing laser power leads to change of welding mode from conduction to keyhole. → Welding mode transition causes a growth of the mechanical strength of joining. -- Abstract: This paper aims at investigating metallurgical and mechanical characterization of dissimilar laser spot welds between low carbon and austenitic stainless steel sheets. Microstructural examination, microhardness test and quasi-static tensile-shear test were performed. Mechanical properties of the welds were described in terms of peak load. The effects of laser mean power on the performance of dissimilar laser spot welds have been studied. It was found that increasing laser mean power leads to the transition of laser welding mode from conduction to keyhole. This transition causes a significant growth of the fusion zone size in the lower sheet, i.e. the low carbon steel sheet; since, the keyhole acts as an effective trap for the laser beam and will greatly increase the energy absorption from the incident laser beam. It is also shown that the fusion zone size in the weaker sheet, i.e. the low carbon steel sheet is the controlling factors in determination of the mechanical strength of dissimilar austenitic/ferritic laser spot welds.

  2. Fatigue crack growth behaviors in hot-rolled low carbon steels: A comparison between ferrite–pearlite and ferrite–bainite microstructures

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    The roles of microstructure types in fatigue crack growth behaviors in ferrite–pearlite steel and ferrite–bainite steel were investigated. The ferrite–bainite dual-phase microstructure was obtained by intermediate heat treatment, conducted on ferrite–pearlite hot-rolled low carbon steel. This paper presents the results from investigation using constant stress-controlled fatigue tests with in-situ scanning electron microscopy (SEM), fatigue crack growth (FCG) rate tests, and fatigue fractography analysis. Microscopy images arrested by in-situ SEM showed that the fatigue crack propagation in F–P steel could become unstable more ealier compared with that in F–B steel. The fatigue cracks in ferrite–pearlite were more tortuous and could propagate more freely than that in ferrite–bainite microstructures. However, frequent crack branching were observed in ferrite–bainite steel and it indicated that the second hard bainite phase effectively retarded the crack propagation. The variation of FCG rate (da/dN) with stress intensity factor range (ΔK) for F–P and F–B steels was discussed within the Paris region. It was shown that FCG rate of F–P steel was higher than that of F–B steel. Moreover, the fatigue fracture surface analysis proved that grain boundaries could also play a role in the resistance of crack propagation.

  3. Microstructure, Mechanical Properties & Corrosion Behavior of Duplex 2209 in Electro-Slag Strip Cladding over low carbon steel substrate: a Review Paper

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    Harinder SinghBedi; Hitesh Arora

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this research work is todetermine the microstructure and mechanical properties of Stainless steel (Duplex 2209 and S.S 309) weld overlay on Low carbon steel plate (SA 516 Grade 70) developing multilayers. The buffer layer is done by using S.S 309 L strip electrode of 60mm width following by top layers of Duplex 2209.The Process used is Electro Slag Strip Cladding due to its unique properties like high deposition rate and low dilution level.The Microstructure charact...

  4. TEM study of bainitic low-carbon HSLA steel: the orientation relationships of cementite; TEM-Untersuchung eines kohlenstoffarmen bainitischen HSLA-Stahls: die Orientierungsbeziehungen von Zementit

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    Illescas, S.; Fernandez, J.; Guilemany, J.M. [Barcelona Univ. (Spain). Dept. de Ciencia dels Materials i Enginyeria Metallurgica; Asensio, J. [Oviedo Univ. (Spain). Dept. de Ciencia de los Materiales e Ingenieria Metalurgica

    2007-07-15

    Two different bainitic structures can be present in steel depending on the heat treatment to which the samples are subjected. The two different types of bainitic structures exhibit a different orientation relationship between the cementite and the ferrite matrix. The Pitsch orientation relationship is observed in upper bainite while the Bagaryatski orientation relationship is observed in lower bainite. Different heat treatment samples of low-carbon high strength low alloy (HSLA) steel were studied using TEM observations in order to ascertain the orientation relationship between ferrite and carbide in the different bainitic structures and to determine whether this relationship may indicate the type of bainitic structure. (orig.)

  5. Research on low carbon steel activating flux CMT welding%活性剂CMT焊接的研究

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    周方明; 宋辉

    2013-01-01

    The CO2 gas shielded welding has big spatter,and this will pollute the environment and affect the staff health.In this paper, we will study the activating flux CMT welding under the CO2 gas protection, to research a green and efficient welding technology.Through the active agent of low carbon steel CMT welding test,the results show that,CMT welding with active agent,you can make a higher degree of penetration increases, increasing 20% or more proportion.With the different active agent ingredients, the degree of weld penetration increases in different.In activating flux CMT welding,the active agent has an important impact on both the physical process of the arc electrode gas ionization and electron emission, and the active substance reduces the accession of ionization voltage to make the arc stability .The activating flux CMT welding make the penetration increase result of arc compression and surface tension.Especially, the B2O3 and SiO2 make the weld penetration increasing significantly, because of the two elements of B and Si have large resistively.%CO2气体保护焊飞溅较大,污染环境,影响人员健康.研究了CO2气体保护下的活性剂CMT焊接,旨在研究一种绿色高效的焊接技术.通过进行低碳钢的活性剂CMT焊接试验,研究结果表明:CMT焊接采用活性剂后,可以较大程度增加熔深,增加比例在20%以上.活性剂成分不同,焊缝熔深增加程度也不同.在活性剂CMT焊接中,活性剂对电弧气体电离和电极发射电子都产生重要影响,活性物质的加入使得电离电压降低,电弧稳定.活性剂CMT焊接使熔深增加是电弧压缩和表面张力共同作用的结果.其中B2O3和SiO2使焊缝熔深增加明显,与B和Si两元素具有较大的的电阻率有关.

  6. Experimental study on Ti+Nb bearing ultra-low carbon bake hardening sheet steel hot-rolled in the ferrite region

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    Ji-ping Chen; Yong-lin Kang; Ying-min Hao; Guang-ming Liu; Ai-ming Xiong

    2009-01-01

    A Ti+Nb bearing ultra-low carbon bake hardening sheet steel hot-rolled in the conventional austenite region and in the fer- rite region with lubrication was experimentally studied. Subsequent cold rolling and continuous annealing processes were also con-ducted. The results show that microstructures of ultra-low carbon bake hardening hot strips at room temperature are basically irregu-lar polygonal ferrites. The yield strength, ultimate tensile strength, n value, and r value of the No.2 specimen hot-rolled in the ferrite region with lubrication are 243 MPa, 364 MPa, 0.29, and 1.74, respectively, which are similar to those of the No.1 specimen hot-rolled in the conventional austenite region. The elongation rate and bake hardening value of No.2 specimen are 51% and 49.4 MPa, respectively, which are greater than those of No. 1 specimen. The No.2 specimen hot-rolled in the ferrite region with lubrication exhibits good mechanical properties and relatively excellent baking hardening performance. Therefore, the hot rolling experiment of Ti+Nb bearing ultra-low carbon bake hardening steel in the ferrite region with lubrication is feasible and can be considered in the fu-ture industrial trial production.

  7. Metallurgical characteristics and failure mode transition for dissimilar resistance spot welds between ultra-fine grained and coarse-grained low carbon steel sheets

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    Khodabakhshi, F.; Kazeminezhad, M., E-mail: mkazemi@sharif.edu; Kokabi, A.H.

    2015-06-18

    We studied the microstructure and mechanical characteristics of spot welded specimens, fabricated from low carbon steel sheets with different microstructures. Both ultra-fine grained (UFG) steel sheet and coarse grained (CG) steel sheet were used. The refined microstructure of the UFG steel has been produced by severe plastic deformation (SPD) using the constrained groove pressing (CGP) method. The grain size of the base metals was approximately 260 nm and 30 µm in diameter, respectively, in the UFG and CG steels. Examining the microstructure of a cross section cut through the spot weld reveals a similar grain size and phase distribution in the nugget on both the sides of the initial interface between sheets. Some recrystallization is observed in the heat affected zone on the UFG side as previously reported after the welding of symmetrical UFG–UFG spot welded specimens. The same energy deposit produces larger nuggets after the spot welding of UFG steels. Moreover, the hardness distribution across the nugget changes after welding on both sides of the initial (UFG/CG) interface. This effect is presently attributed to a change in the solidification, cooling rate and tempering after welding, likely because the higher resistance of UFG steel sheets increases the heat release by the Joule effect during spot welding. These changes in the mechanical behavior modify the transition between the interfacial failure (IF) and pull out failure (PF) mode with respect to energy deposit.

  8. Effect of Nb, V and Ti additions on the yield strength of hot direct rolled thin slab cast low carbon steel

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    Ingots of low carbon steels with additions of Nb, V and Ti were made in a manner that simulated thin slab casting, and were hot direct rolled. Mn and Si contents were kept constant at 1.4 wt% and 0.25 wt% respectively. Carbon contents were varied from 0.04-0.88 wt%, vanadium from 0.02-0.09 wt% and titanium from 0.007-0.025. The niobium content was kept constant i.e. 0.042 for all the ingots. A yield strength of 385 Mpa and a tensile strength of 470 MPa was achieved in the steel microalloyed only with Nb. It was shown that addition of vanadium alone and vanadium and titanium together to steel containing 0.042 wt% Nb did not increase yield or tensile strength further. (author)

  9. Effect of hot rolling temperature on grain size and precipitation hardening in a Ti-microalloyed low-carbon martensitic steel

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    Highlights: ► TiC precipitation can induce the grain refinement after reheating quenching. ► TiC in steel rolled at 950 °C is more and finer. ► The grain size of steel rolled at 950 °C and followed reheating is much finer. ► The strength of steel rolled at 950 °C is much higher. - Abstract: The grain refinement and strength improvement resulted from hot rolling temperature in Ti microalloyed low carbon martensitic steel was investigated in this study. Two different started hot rolling temperatures (950 °C and 1100 °C) but with the same reheating quenching process were applied to the steel. The microstructures and second precipitated particles were examined by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), electron back-scattered diffraction (EBSD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), X-rays diffraction and phase analysis method. It was found that hot rolling could induce the precipitation of TiC. Moreover, the amount of the TiC in steel rolled at 950 °C is higher and the size of the precipitates is much finer than that in steel rolled at 1100 °C. Both the large deformation without recrystallization and the precipitates in steel rolled at 950 °C are more effective on the grain refinement after the reheating process, in which the effective grain size (EGS) can be refined to 1.4 μm. In addition, the steel rolled at 950 °C exhibits a much higher strength than that rolled at 1100 °C due to the additional dislocation strengthening and more precipitation strengthening

  10. Austenitic grain growth study in a low carbon HSLA steel; Estudio del crecimiento de grano de la fase austenitica en un acero HSLA de bajo contenido en carbono

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    Illescas, S.; Fernandez, J.; Guilemany, J. M.

    2008-07-01

    The austenitic grain growth has been studied in a low carbon HSLA steel using a model of simples carbides and nitrides. A quantitative criterion for abnormal grain growth has been established and the optimal conditions of heat treatment have also been found. these optimal conditions are the time and the temperature that provide the minimum homogeneous grain size. This optimisation is important because the grain growth at the beginning of the {gamma}{yields}{alpha} determines the development of this, and the final properties of the structure. (Author) 11 refs.

  11. Corrosion Inhibitive Potential Of Hibiscus Sabdariffa Calyx Extract For Low Carbon Steel In 0.5M H2SO4 Acid Solution

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    Adzor, S. A.*1

    2014-01-01

    The inhibitive potential of Hibiscus Sabdariffa calyx extract on low carbon steel corrosion in 0.5M H2SO4 have been investigated by weight loss method which is considered more informative than other laboratory methods. The studies were carried out using extracts obtained from 5-25g dried calyx powder. The test coupons were immersed in the corroding media at the time intervals of 24-168hours. The results obtained showed that the concentration of the inhibitor in the corrodent i...

  12. Thermodynamic characterization of metal dissolution and inhibitor adsorption processes in the low carbon steel/mimosa tannin/sulfuric acid system

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    Martinez, Sanja; Stern, Ivica

    2002-10-01

    The corrosion rates in the presence of mimosa tannin as a low carbon steel corrosion inhibitor in sulfuric acid media, were measured by the weight loss method, in the range of temperatures from 20 to 60 °C. The Temkin, Frumkin and Freundlich isotherms were tested for their fit to the experimental data. The free energies and enthalpies for the adsorption process and the apparent activation energies, enthalpies and entropies of the dissolution process were determined. The fundamental thermodynamic functions were used to glean important information about the mimosa tannin inhibitory behavior. The results were explained in terms of chemical thermodynamics.

  13. Effects of AlMnCa and AlMnFe Alloys on Deoxidization of Low Carbon and Low Silicon Aluminum Killed Steels

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    ZHAN Dong-ping; ZHANG Hui-shu; JIANG Zhou-hua

    2008-01-01

    To confirm the effects of AlMnCa and AIMnFe alloys on the deoxidization and modification of Al2O3 inclu-sions, experiments of 4-heat low carbon and low silicon aluminum killed steels deoxidized by AlMnCa and AlMnFe alloys were done in a MoSi2 furnace at 1 873 K. It is found that the 1# A1MnCa alloy has the best ability of deoxidi-zation and modification of Al2 O3 inclusions than 2# A1MnCa and A1MnFe alloys. Steel A deoxidized by 1# AlMnCa alloy has the lowest total oxygen content in the terminal steel, which is 37 × 10-6. Most of the inclusions in the steel deoxidized by 1# AIMnCa alloy are spherical CaO-containing compound inclusions, and 89. 1% of them are smaller than 10 μm. The diameter of the inclusion bigger than 50 μm is not found in the final steels deoxidized by AlMnCa alloys. Whereas, for the steels deoxidized by AlMnFe alloys, most inclusions in the terminal steel are Al2O3 or Al2O3-MnO inclusions, and a few of them are spherical, and only 76. 8% of them are smaller than 10 μm. Some in-clusions bigger than 50 μm are found in the steel D deoxidized by AlMnFe alloy.

  14. Study on the Microstructure and Properties of Ultra-Low-Carbon Low Yield Point Steel%超低碳低屈服点钢组织与性能研究

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    郑建平; 黄贞益; 苑阳阳; 郝震宇

    2015-01-01

    设计了超低碳低铌、超低碳低镍和超低碳3种低屈服点抗震钢,采用相同工艺生产出70 mm 厚钢板。研究了这些钢的组织和力学性能。结果表明,超低碳低铌和超低碳低镍钢轧后综合力学性能均达到了要求;3种钢的最终组织均为单一的铁素体,但超低碳低铌钢具有最优的塑性和超低温冲击韧度,其晶粒尺寸为50~100μm。%Three types of low yield point anti-seismic steel,i.e.,ultra-low-carbon low-niobium steel,ultra-low-carbon low-nickel steel and ultra-low-carbon steel,were designed.The 70 mm-thick plates were made of these steels by the same procedure.The steels were subjected to microstructural survey and mechanical property measurements.The results show that the mechanical properties of the as-rolled ultra-low-carbon low-niobium and ultra-low-carbon low-nickel steels conform with the requirements,and that the final microstructures of the three kinds of steel are single ferrite,however,the ultra-low-carbon low-niobium steel has the best plasticity and the best ultra-low-temperature impact toughness,its grain size being 50 ~100 μm.

  15. Study of structural transformations occuring in low carbon chromium-molybdenum ferritic steels: influence of small additions of vanadium and niobium

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    This study has been carried out on several low carbon chromium-molybdenum ferritic steels: 2,25%0C to 13000C. In the case of alloys with high chromium concentration and additions of vanadium and niobium, the austenitic transformation is partial, and heat treating at higher temperatures results in increased delta transformation, a phenomenon which is accentuated by an important sensitivity to decarburization. Austenitic transformation during cooling leads to two types of CCT curves according to chromium content. Variations in chemical composition and austenitizing temperature significantly modify these diagrams, in particular those of the niobium stabilized steels. The morphology of the structures produced are very diverse, without important presence of residual austenite. The tempering behaviour in anisothermal and isothermal conditions was followed, and the temperature range limits within which precipitation reactions occur were determined in view of characterizing for each alloy the different types of precipitates formed and their influence on the mechanical resistance of the alloy after tempering

  16. The quantitative microstructural characterization of multipass TIG ultra low carbon bainitic steel weldments and correlation with mechanical properties

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    1993-01-01

    Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. The U.S. Navy has maintained a continuous research, development and certification program in ULCB steels as a possible replacement for the HY and HSLA steels currently being used in ship construction. The overall aim of this program is to develop a high strength steel with improved weldability. Improved weldability could eliminate the requirement of preheating, (a necessary and costly step required to prevent weld metal cracking in HY...

  17. 新型低碳马氏体弹簧钢35Si2CrVB的研究%Study on New Low Carbon Martensite Spring Steel

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    黎业生; 饶克

    2001-01-01

    传统中、高碳弹簧钢在性能、生产和使用上存在许多缺点,为适应汽车工业发展的需要,研究了碳含量较低的新型低碳马氏体弹簧钢35Si2CrVB。经与传统弹簧钢60Si2MnA相比较,该钢不仅有高的强度、塑韧性,良好的综合力学性能,而且具有低的脱碳敏感性、高的淬透性和高的弹减抗力等。显微组织观察发现,由于35Si2CrVB钢的含碳量降低,其淬火组织发生了变化,几乎全是具有高位错密度的板条状马氏体,而只有极少量孪晶结构的片状马氏体。%The traditional middle and high carbon spring steels have some drawbacks in properties,production and application,in order to meet the demands of rapid development of automobile,therefore,a new low carbon spring steel 35Si2CrVB has been investigated.Comparing the new spring steel 35Si2CrVB with the traditional spring steel 60Si2MnA it is shown that the new spring steel has not only high strength,good ductility,good comprehensive mechanical properties,but also low decarbonization tendency,sufficient hardenability and high elastic sag resistance etc.The microstructure change in quenched steel,caused by the decreasing of carbon content,was detected through metallographic observation.The new low carbon spring steel 35Si2CrVB after quenching is composed of almost lath martensite with high dislocation density and only a little plaste martensite with twins structure.

  18. High strength-elongation product of Nb-microalloyed low-carbon steel by a novel quenching-partitioning-tempering process

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    Zhou, S. [Shanghai Key Laboratory of Materials Laser Processing and Modification, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China); Zhang, K.; Wang, Y. [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China); Gu, J.F. [Shanghai Key Laboratory of Materials Laser Processing and Modification, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China); Rong, Y.H., E-mail: yhrong@sjtu.edu.cn [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China)

    2011-10-15

    Highlights: {yields} As-treated Q-P-T steel covers a wide spectrum of strength and elongation. {yields} High strength results from martensite laths and NbC or {epsilon}-carbides in martensite matrix. {yields} Good ductility is attributed to TRIP effect from retained austenite flakes. {yields} Si can only suppress the formation of Fe{sub 3}C in short tempering time steel. {yields} Si cannot suppress the formation of {epsilon}-carbides in low tempering temperature. - Abstract: In this article, a novel quenching-partitioning-tempering (Q-P-T) process was applied to a Fe-0.25C-1.5Mn-1.2Si-1.5Ni-0.05Nb (wt%) hot-rolled steel, and its optimized parameters were obtained by a Gleeble-3500 thermal simulator and salt baths, respectively. Mechanical property results of the as-treated Q-P-T samples show that the Nb-microalloyed low-carbon steels subjected to Q-P-T processes cover a wide spectrum of strength (1200-1500 MPa) and elongation (14-18%), and exhibit excellent product of strength and elongation (21,000-22,000 MPa%). Microstructural characterization indicates that high strength results from dislocation-type martensite laths and dispersively distributed fcc NbC or hcp {epsilon}-carbides in martensite matrix and good ductility is attributed to transformation induced plasticity (TRIP) effect from plenty of retained austenite flakes between martensite laths.

  19. Modeling of primary dendrite arm spacing variations in thin-slab casting of low carbon and low alloy steels

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    Mehrara, H; Santillana, B; Eskin, DG; Boom, R; Katgerman, L; Abbel, G

    2011-01-01

    Solidification structure of a High Strength Low Alloy (HSLA) steel, in terms of dendrite arm spacing distribution across the shell thickness, is studied in a breakout shell from a thin-slab caster at Tata Steel in IJmuiden. Columnar dendrites were found to be the predominant morphology throughout the shell with size variations across the shell thickness. Primary Dendrite Arm Spacing (PDAS) increases by increasing the distance from meniscus or slab surface. Subsequently, a model is proposed to...

  20. Influence of metallurgical phase transformation on crack propagation of 15-5PH stainless steel and 16MND5 low carbon steel

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    This study focuses on the effects of phase transformations on crack propagation. We want to understand the changes of fracture toughness during welding. In this work, fracture toughness is expressed by J-integral. There are many experimental methods to obtain the critical toughness JIC but they are impractical for our investigation during phase transformation. That is the reason why we have proposed a method coupling mechanical tests, digital image correlation and finite element simulation. The fracture tests are implemented on pre-cracked single edge notched plate sample which is easy for machining and heat conduct during phase transformation. The tests are conducted at different temperatures until rupture. Digital image correlation gives us the displacement information on every sample. Each test is then simulated by finite element where the fracture toughness is evaluated by the method G-Theta at the crack propagation starting moment found by potential drop method and digital image correlation technical. Two materials have been studied, 15Cr-5Ni martensitic precipitation hardening stainless steel and 16MND5 ferritic low carbon steel. For these two materials, different test temperatures were chosen before, during and after phase transformation for testing and failure characterization of the mechanical behavior. Investigation result shows that metallurgical phase transformation has an influence on fracture toughness and further crack propagation. For 15-5PH, the result of J1C shows that the as received 15-5PH has higher fracture toughness than the one at 200 C. The toughness is also higher than the original material after one cycle heat treatment probably due to some residual austenite. Meanwhile, pure austenite 15-5PH at 200 C has higher fracture toughness than pure martensitic 15-5PH at 200 C. For 16MND5, the result also proves that the phase transformation affects fracture toughness. The as received material has bigger J1C than the situation where it was heated

  1. Effect of annealing prior to cold rolling on magnetic and mechanical properties of low carbon non-oriented electrical steels

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    The effects of annealing prior to cold rolling on the microstructure, magnetic and mechanical properties of low-C grain non-oriented (GNO) electrical steels have been investigated. The grain structure of hot-rolled electrical steel strips is modified by annealing at temperatures between 700 and 1050 deg. C. Annealing at temperatures less than the ferrite to austenite+ferrite transformation temperature on heating (Ac1) causes a marginal effect on the grain size. However, annealing in the intercritical region at temperatures between Ac1 and Ac3 (the ferrite+austenite to austenite transformation temperature on heating) causes rapid decarburization and development of large columnar ferrite grains free of carbide particles. This microstructure leads, after cold rolling and a fast annealing treatment, to carbide free, large ferrite grain microstructures with magnetic and mechanical properties superior to those observed typically in the same steel in the industrially fully processed condition. These results are attributed to the increment in grain size and to the {1 0 0} fiber texture developed during the final annealing at temperatures up to 850 deg. C. Annealing at higher temperatures, T>Ac3, results in a strong {1 1 1} fiber texture and an increase of the quantity of second phase particles present in the microstructure, which lead to a negative effect on the final properties. The results suggest that annealing prior to cold rolling offers an attractive alternative processing route for the manufacture of fully processed low C GNO electrical steels strips. - Highlights: → Electrical steels are produced by an alternative processing route. → Annealing of the hot rolled electrical steel strips causes rapid decarburization. → Development of the //ND texture results in better magnetic properties. → Magnetic properties of electrical steels depend on the grain size and texture. → Second phase particles and grain size affect the mechanical properties.

  2. Modeling of primary dendrite arm spacing variations in thin-slab casting of low carbon and low alloy steels

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    Mehrara, H.; Santillana, B.; Eskin, D. G.; Boom, R.; Katgerman, L.; Abbel, G.

    2012-01-01

    Solidification structure of a High Strength Low Alloy (HSLA) steel, in terms of dendrite arm spacing distribution across the shell thickness, is studied in a breakout shell from a thin-slab caster at Tata Steel in IJmuiden. Columnar dendrites were found to be the predominant morphology throughout the shell with size variations across the shell thickness. Primary Dendrite Arm Spacing (PDAS) increases by increasing the distance from meniscus or slab surface. Subsequently, a model is proposed to describe the variation of the PDAS with the shell thickness (the distance from slab surface) under solidifiction conditions experienced in the primary cooling zone of thin-slab casting. The proposed relationship related the PDAS to the shell thickness and, hence, can be used as a tool for predicting solidifcation structure and optimizing the thin-slab casting of low alloy steels.

  3. Work hardening behaviors of a low carbon Nb-microalloyed Si–Mn quenching–partitioning steel with different cooling styles after partitioning

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    Zhang, Jun [School of Materials and Metallurgy, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819 (China); Ding, Hua, E-mail: hding2013@163.com [School of Materials and Metallurgy, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819 (China); Wang, Chao [School of Materials and Metallurgy, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819 (China); Zhao, Jingwei [School of Mechanical, Materials and Mechatronic Engineering, University of Wollongong, NSW 2522 (Australia); Ding, Ting [School of Materials and Metallurgy, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819 (China)

    2013-11-15

    In this paper, the strain hardening behaviors of a low carbon Nb-microalloyed Si–Mn quenching–partitioning (Q–P) steel were investigated. The microstructures were analyzed by the scanning electron microscope (SEM) and transmission electron microscope (TEM). Mechanical tests were used to evaluate the room temperature tensile properties of the steel. The work hardening behaviors of the tested specimens were analyzed using the Hollomon approach. The results showed that a two-stage work hardening behavior was observed during deformation processes. In the first stage, for the quenched samples, martensite deforms plastically and the hardening exponent decreased. For the air-cooled samples, however, the carbide-free ferrite deforms preferentially, and then, the carbide-free ferrite and martensite co-deform. In the second stage, due to the effect of transformation induced plasticity of retained austenite, the hardening exponent decreased slowly and plateaus were observed in the plots of n{sub i}–ε{sub t} until fracture. Variations of the work hardening behaviors were related to the martensite and the volume fraction of retained austenite in Q–P steels and the microstructural evolution during partitioning and following cooling process.

  4. Effect of cooling rate after hot rolling and of multistage strain aging on the drawability of low-carbon-steel wire rod

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    Taheri, A. Karimi; Maccagno, T. M.; Jonas, J. J.

    1995-05-01

    Tensile testing was used to simulate the multistage strain aging occurring in low-C steel during the relatively short intervals between dies in a multiple-die wire-drawing machine. The effects were examined of three simulated post-hot-rolling cooling rates and three thermal treatments on the strain-aging susceptibility of a high- and a low-N steel. This was measured by applying a 6 pct tensile strain, followed by aging at either 65° or 100 °C for 20 seconds, and then pulling the specimen to failure at room temperature. Increases in flow stress and decreases in the elongation to fracture both indicated high susceptibility to strain aging. It was found that the nitrogen content, the cooling rate from the hot-rolling temperature to about 300 °C, as well as the cooling rate below 300 °C, all have dramatic effects on the strain-aging behavior. Moreover, multistage strain aging is more severe than single-stage strain aging. The implications of these observations on increasing the drawability of low-carbon-steel wire are discussed.

  5. Electrochemical and quantum chemical studies of N,N'-bis(4-hydroxybenzaldehyde)-2,2-dimethylpropandiimine Schiff base as corrosion inhibitor for low carbon steel in HCl solution.

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    Jafari, Hojat; Danaee, Iman; Eskandari, Hadi; Rashvandavei, Mehdi

    2013-01-01

    A synthesized Schiff base N,N'-bis(4-hydroxybenzaldehyde)-2,2-dimethylpropandiimine (p-HBDP) was studied as green inhibitor for the corrosion of low carbon steel in 1 M HCl solution using electrochemical, surface and quantum chemical methods. Results showed that the inhibition occurs through the adsorption of the inhibitor molecules on the metal surface. The inhibition efficiency was found to increase with increasing inhibitor concentration and de-creased with increasing temper-ature, which is due to the fact that the rate of corrosion of steel is higher than the rate of adsorption. Thermodynamic parameters for adsorp-tion and activation processes were determined. Polarization data indicated that this compound act as mixed-type inhibitors and the adsorption isotherm basically obeys the Langmuir adsorption isotherm. The calculations of reactivity indices of p-HBDP such as softness and natural charge distributions together with local reactivity by means of Fukui indices were used to explain the electron transfer mechanism between the p-HBDP molecules and the steel surface.

  6. Electrochemical and quantum chemical studies of N,N'-bis(4-hydroxybenzaldehyde)-2,2-dimethylpropandiimine Schiff base as corrosion inhibitor for low carbon steel in HCl solution.

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    Jafari, Hojat; Danaee, Iman; Eskandari, Hadi; Rashvandavei, Mehdi

    2013-01-01

    A synthesized Schiff base N,N'-bis(4-hydroxybenzaldehyde)-2,2-dimethylpropandiimine (p-HBDP) was studied as green inhibitor for the corrosion of low carbon steel in 1 M HCl solution using electrochemical, surface and quantum chemical methods. Results showed that the inhibition occurs through the adsorption of the inhibitor molecules on the metal surface. The inhibition efficiency was found to increase with increasing inhibitor concentration and de-creased with increasing temper-ature, which is due to the fact that the rate of corrosion of steel is higher than the rate of adsorption. Thermodynamic parameters for adsorp-tion and activation processes were determined. Polarization data indicated that this compound act as mixed-type inhibitors and the adsorption isotherm basically obeys the Langmuir adsorption isotherm. The calculations of reactivity indices of p-HBDP such as softness and natural charge distributions together with local reactivity by means of Fukui indices were used to explain the electron transfer mechanism between the p-HBDP molecules and the steel surface. PMID:23947700

  7. Distribution of arsenic on micro-interfaces in a kind of Cr, Nb and Ti microalloyed low carbon steel produced by a compact strip production process

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    Zhu, Y.Z., E-mail: tozyz1@163.com [Key Laboratory for Ferrous Metallurgy and Resources Utilization of Ministry of Education, Wuhan University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430081 (China) and School of Materials and Metallurgy, Wuhan University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430081 (China); Li, J.C.; Liang, D.M.; Liu, P. [School of Materials and Metallurgy, Wuhan University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430081 (China)

    2011-10-17

    Highlights: {yields} We evaluate the effect of Ti, V and Nb on grain boundary segregation of arsenic in steel. {yields} Arsenic segregates strongly on grain boundary at the base-metal/scale interface. {yields} Arsenic segregates on subgrain boundaries in the hot rolled steel strip. - Abstract: Distribution of arsenic on micro-interfaces in the Cr, Nb and Ti microalloyed low carbon steel strip was investigated by SEM, TEM and EDS in a compact strip production (CSP) and a following reheating processes. It is discovered that, in the CSP processes, the arsenic content within grains at the half thickness of the strip was a little higher than that at the grain boundaries, which was attributed to a quicker occupying of vacancies by carbon, Nb and Ti atoms on grain boundaries. However, arsenic segregated strongly on grain boundaries at the interface between the base metal and the oxide scale, where it had a maximum arsenic content of 2.93 wt.%. The strongly segregation of arsenic on grain boundaries at the interface between the base metal and the oxide scale may lead to difficulties in the subsequent production galvanized sheet with the hot rolled CSP strip that contains arsenic. When the hot rolled strip (CSP) was reheated to 1100 deg. C, held for half an hour, arsenic segregated strongly on subgrain boundaries for the availability of more vacancies caused by the solid solution of alloy carbonitrides.

  8. Effects of B and Cu Addition and Cooling Rate on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties in Low-Carbon, High-Strength Bainitic Steels

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    Sung, Hyo Kyung; Shin, Sang Yong; Hwang, Byoungchul; Lee, Chang Gil; Lee, Sunghak

    2012-10-01

    The effects of B and Cu addition and cooling rate on microstructure and mechanical properties of low-carbon, high-strength bainitic steels were investigated in this study. The steel specimens were composed mostly of bainitic ferrite, together with small amounts of acicular ferrite, granular bainite, and martensite. The yield and tensile strengths of all the specimens were higher than 1000 MPa and 1150 MPa, respectively, whereas the upper shelf energy was higher than 160 J and energy transition temperature was lower than 208 K (-65 °C) in most specimens. The slow-cooled specimens tended to have the lower strengths, higher elongation, and lower energy transition temperature than the fast-cooled specimens. The Charpy notch toughness was improved with increasing volume fraction of acicular ferrite because acicular ferrites favorably worked for Charpy notch toughness even when other low-toughness microstructures such as bainitic ferrite and martensite were mixed together. To develop high-strength bainitic steels with an excellent combination of strength and toughness, the formation of bainitic microstructures mixed with acicular ferrite was needed, and the formation of granular bainite was prevented.

  9. Structure Character of M-A Constituent in CGHAZ of New Ultra-Low Carbon Bainitic Steel under Laser Welding Conditions

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    Lin ZHAO; Wuzhu CHEN; Xudong ZHANG; Jiguo SHAN

    2006-01-01

    800 MPa grade new ultra-low carbon bainitic (NULCB) steel is the recently developed new generation steel.The microstructure in the coarse-grained heat-affected zone (CGHAZ) of NULCB steel under laser welding conditions was investigated by thermal simulation. The influence of the cooling time from 800℃ to 500℃,t8/5 (0.3~30 s), on the microstructure of the CGHAZ was discussed. The experimental results indicate that the microstructure of the CGHAZ is only the granular bainite which consists of bainitic ferrite (BF) lath and M-A constituent while t8/5 is 0.3~30 s. The M-A constituent consists of twinned martensite and residual austenite, and the change of the volume fraction of the residual austenite in the M-A constituent is very small when t8/5 is between 0.3 and 30 s. The morphology of the M-A constituent obviously changes with the variation of t8/5. As t8/5 increases, the average width, gross and shape parameter of the M-A constituent increase, while the line density of the M-A constituent decreases.

  10. ANALYSIS ON THE BEHAVIOR OF PRECIPITATES IN ULTRA-THIN HOT STRIP OF PLAIN LOW CARBON STEEL PRODUCED BY COMPACT STRIP PRODUCTION

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    H. Yu; Y.L. Kang; H.B. Dong; D.L. Liu; J. Fu

    2002-01-01

    This paper investigated the mechanism of precipitation and its influence upon prop-erties of ultra-thin hot strips of low carbon steel produced by CSP techniques usingexperiment and thermodynamics theory. The experimental results show that thereare lots of fine and dispersive precipitates in microstructures. By analysis, most ofaluminum nitrides are in grains, while coexisted precipitates of MnS are along grainboundaries. Coexisted precipitates compose cation-vacancy type oxides such as Al2O3in the core, while MnS is at the fringe of surface. The precipitation behavior of AlNand MnS in the hot strip is studied by thermodynamic calculation. At last, implica-tions between strengthening effect and techniques are analyzed using obtained solubilityproducts.

  11. Evolution of recrystallization texture in a 0.78 wt.% Cr extra-low-carbon steel after warm and cold rolling

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    The detailed evolution of microstructure and microtexture during the annealing of warm-rolled (WR) and cold-rolled (CR) 0.78 wt.% Cr extra-low-carbon steels was studied via electron back-scattering diffraction (EBSD). The partially recrystallized maps were deconstructed into deformed, recovered, newly nucleated and growing grain fractions using a newly developed procedure. In the early stages of recrystallization, the WR samples contained a mixture of discontinuously recrystallized {1 1 1} newly nucleated grains and previously recovered {1 1 1} growing grains. During the later stages of annealing, continuous recrystallization was the predominant mechanism with the strengthening orientations confined mostly to the α-fibre at ∼(112)[11-bar0]. Conversely, during the annealing of the CR samples, discontinuous recrystallization took place, with the newly nucleated and growing grain fractions consisting mostly of {1 1 1} orientations.

  12. Welding-induced local maximum residual stress in heat affected zone of low-carbon austenitic stainless steel with machined surface layer and its influential factors

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    In this study, the effects of work-hardening and pre-existing stress in the machined surface layer of low-carbon austenitic stainless steel on the welding-induced residual stress were experimentally investigated through the use of weld specimens with three different surface layers; as-cutout, mechanically-polished and electrolytically-polished. The high tensile and compressive stresses exist in the work-hardened surface layer of the as-cutout and mechanically-polished specimens, respectively. Meanwhile, no stress and work-hardened surface layer exist in the electrolytically-polished specimen. TIG bead-on-plate welding under the same welding heat input conditions was performed to introduce the residual stress into these specimens. Using these welded specimens, the distributions of welding-induced residual stress were measured by the X-ray diffraction method. Similarly, the distributions of hardness in welds were estimated by the Vickers hardness test. And then, these distributions were compared with one another. Based on the results, the residual stress in the weld metal (WM) is completely unaffected by the machined surface layer because the work-hardened surface layer disappears through the processes of melting and solidification during welding. The local maximum longitudinal tensile residual stress in the heat affected zone (HAZ) depends on the work-hardening but not on the existing stress, regardless of whether tensile or compressive, in the machined surface layer before welding. At the base metal far from WM and HAZ, the residual stress is formed by the addition of the welding-induced residual stress to the pre-existing stress in the machined surface layer before welding. The features of the welding-induced residual stress in low-carbon austenitic stainless steel with the machined surface layer and their influential factors were thus clarified. (author)

  13. Material properties characterization of low carbon steel using TBW and PWHT techniques in smooth-contoured and U-shaped geometries

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    This paper investigates the effects of the temper bead welding (TBW) technique and post weld heat treatment (PWHT) on mechanical properties of multi-layer welding on low carbon steel specimens using Charpy V-notch impact testing and tensile testing. Several samples of two different weld geometries, viz. (i) smooth-contoured, and (ii) U-shaped were made with multiple bead layers using both TBW and PWHT techniques. Impact testing showed that at room temperature and below, TBW gave an impact toughness in the Heat Affected Zone (HAZ) better than both PWHT and the parent material. At temperatures higher than the room temperature but below 60 °C, PWHT gave better impact toughness in the HAZ. Above 60 °C, both TBW and PWHT showed impact toughness lower than that of the parent material. In tensile testing, both TBW and PWHT weld metal specimens produced acceptable results; however, TBW gave yield and tensile strengths closer to that of the actual material than PWHT. -- Highlights: • Effects of post weld heat treatment (PWHT) and temper bead welding (TBW) on properties are tested. • Charpy V-notch impact and tensile testing was performed on multi-layer welding of low carbon steel. • At room temperature and below, TBW gave better impact toughness than both PWHT and parent material. • Above room temperature but below 60 °C, PWHT gave better impact toughness than TBW. • Above 60 °C, both TBW and PWHT showed impact toughness lower than that of parent material

  14. Analysis of low-carbon industrial symbiosis technology for carbon mitigation in a Chinese iron/steel industrial park: A case study with carbon flow analysis

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    CO2 mitigation strategies in industrial parks are a significant component of the Chinese climate change mitigation policy, and industrial symbiosis can provide specific CO2 mitigation opportunity. Technology is important to support symbiosis, but few studies in China have focused on this topic at the industrial park level. This research presented a case study in a national iron and steel industrial park in China. Focus was given onto carbon mitigation through industrial symbiosis technology using substance flow analysis (SFA). Three typical iron and steel industry technologies, including coke dry quenching (CDQ), combined cycle power plant (CCPP), and CO2 capture by slag carbonization (CCSC) were evaluated with SFA. Technology assessment was further conducted in terms of carbon mitigation potential and unit reduction cost. Compared with the Business as usual (BAU) scenario, application with CDQ, CCPP, and CCSC reduced the net carbon emissions by 56.18, 134.43, and 222.89 kg CO2 per ton crude steel inside the industrial parks, respectively, including both direct and indirect emissions. Economic assessment revealed that the unit costs for the three technologies were also high, thereby necessitating national financial support. Finally, relevant policy suggestions and future concerns were proposed and discussed. - Highlights: • A typical carbon mitigation case study on China iron/steel industrial park. • Using carbon SFA to investigate mitigation effects of industrial symbiosis technology. • CCPP greatly reduced the indirect carbon emission embodied in power purchase. • CCSC reduced the carbon emission by distributing fixed carbon into by-product. • Specific low carbon-tech promotion policies fit to China was discussed and proposed

  15. Structure–property relationship in a 960 MPa grade ultrahigh strength low carbon niobium–vanadium microalloyed steel: The significance of high frequency induction tempering

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    Xie, Z.J.; Fang, Y.P.; Han, G.; Guo, H. [School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology, 30 Xueyuan Road, Haidian Street, Beijing 100083 (China); Misra, R.D.K. [Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX 79968 (United States); Shang, C.J., E-mail: cjshang@ustb.edu.cn [School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology, 30 Xueyuan Road, Haidian Street, Beijing 100083 (China)

    2014-11-17

    The present study describes the microstructure and precipitation behavior in an ultra-high strength low carbon niobium–vanadium microalloyed steel that was processed by quenching and high frequency induction tempering. Ultrahigh yield strength of ∼1000 MPa with high elongation of ∼15% and high low temperature toughness of 55 J (half thickness) at −40 °C was obtained after quenching from austenitization at 900 °C for 30 min, and tempering at 600 °C for 15 min by induction reheating with a reheating rate of ∼50 °C/s. While the yield strength increase on tempering was similar for both induction reheating and conventional reheating (electrical resistance reheating), there was ∼100% increase in low temperature toughness in induction reheated steel compared to the conventional reheating process. The underlying reason for the increase in toughness was attributed to the transformation of cementite film observed in conventional reheating and tempering to nanoscale cementite in induction reheating and tempering. The precipitation of nanoscale carbides is believed to significantly contribute to ultra-high strength, good ductility, and high toughness in the high frequency induction reheating and tempering process.

  16. Effects of Cooling Conditions on Microstructure, Tensile Properties, and Charpy Impact Toughness of Low-Carbon High-Strength Bainitic Steels

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    Sung, Hyo Kyung; Shin, Sang Yong; Hwang, Byoungchul; Lee, Chang Gil; Lee, Sunghak

    2013-01-01

    In this study, four low-carbon high-strength bainitic steel specimens were fabricated by varying finish cooling temperatures and cooling rates, and their tensile and Charpy impact properties were investigated. All the bainitic steel specimens consisted of acicular ferrite, granular bainite, bainitic ferrite, and martensite-austenite constituents. The specimens fabricated with higher finish cooling temperature had a lower volume fraction of martensite-austenite constituent than the specimens fabricated with lower finish cooling temperature. The fast-cooled specimens had twice the volume fraction of bainitic ferrite and consequently higher yield and tensile strengths than the slow-cooled specimens. The energy transition temperature tended to increase with increasing effective grain size or with increasing volume fraction of granular bainite. The fast-cooled specimen fabricated with high finish cooling temperature and fast cooling rate showed the lowest energy transition temperature among the four specimens because of the lowest content of coarse granular bainite. These findings indicated that Charpy impact properties as well as strength could be improved by suppressing the formation of granular bainite, despite the presence of some hard microstructural constituents such as bainitic ferrite and martensite-austenite.

  17. Structure–mechanical property relationship in a high strength low carbon alloy steel processed by two-step intercritical annealing and intercritical tempering

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    Zhou, W.H. [School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology, Beijing (China); Laboratory for Excellence in Advanced Steel Research, Center for Structural and Functional Materials, Institute for Material Research and Innovation, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, P.O. Box 44130, Lafayette, LA 70503 (United States); Wang, X.L. [School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology, Beijing (China); Venkatsurya, P.K.C. [Laboratory for Excellence in Advanced Steel Research, Center for Structural and Functional Materials, Institute for Material Research and Innovation, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, P.O. Box 44130, Lafayette, LA 70503 (United States); Guo, H. [School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology, Beijing (China); Shang, C.J., E-mail: cjshang@ustb.edu.cn [School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology, Beijing (China); Misra, R.D.K. [Laboratory for Excellence in Advanced Steel Research, Center for Structural and Functional Materials, Institute for Material Research and Innovation, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, P.O. Box 44130, Lafayette, LA 70503 (United States)

    2014-06-01

    The influence of annealing and tempering temperature on the microstructure and mechanical properties was investigated in a low carbon alloy steel that was processed by a two-step intercritical annealing and intercritical tempering heat treatment. In general, the microstructure of the processed steel comprises intercritical lath-like ferrite, bainitic/martensitic lath and acicular-type retained austenite. The lower intercritical annealing temperature resulted in lower fraction of intercritical ferrite with finer grain size and consequently higher strength. On the other hand, the intercritical tempering temperature significantly influenced retained austenite content and precipitation. High fraction of retained austenite was obtained at a temperature slightly above Ac{sub 1} temperature and retained austenite content decreased with increase in tempering temperature. This behavior is attributed to the competition between the enrichment of Mn and Ni and the fraction of reversed austenite. Fine niobium carbide precipitates of size ∼2–6 nm and copper precipitates of size range ∼10–30 nm were obtained. The optimal intercritical annealing and tempering temperatures to obtain the product of tensile strength and elongation % of ∼30 GPa% were 780 °C and 660 °C, respectively and the volume fraction of retained austenite was ∼29%.

  18. Effect of Mg Addition on Inhibiting Austenite Grain Growth in Heat Affected Zones of Ti-Bearing Low Carbon Steels%Effect of Mg Addition on Inhibiting Austenite Grain Growth in Heat Affected Zones of Ti-Bearing Low Carbon Steels

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    ZHU Kai; YANG Jian; WANG Rui-zhi; YANG Zhen-guo

    2011-01-01

    To study the effect of Mg addition on inhibiting weld heat affected zones (HAZ) austenite grain growth of Ti-bearing low carbon steels, two steels with and without Mg treated were prepared using a laboratory vacuum. The welding testing was simulated by Gleeble 3500 thermomechanical simulator. The performance of HAZ was investiga ted that the toughness was improved from 3.3 to 185 J by adding 0. 005%Mg (in mass percent) to the steel, and the fracture mechanism changed from cleavage fracture to toughness fracture. Through in-situ observation by a confocal scanning laser microscope, a significant result was found that the austenite grain of the steel with Mg treated was still keeping fine-grained structure after holding at 1 400℃ and lasting for 300 s. This inhibition of austenite grain growth was mainly attributed to the formation of pinning particles after the addition of Mg. The obtained results pro pose a potential method for improving HAZ toughness of structure steels.

  19. Experimental study on variations in Charpy impact energies of low carbon steel, depending on welding and specimen cutting method

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    Yang, Zhaorui; Kang, Hansaem; Lee, Young Seog [Chung-Ang University, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2016-05-15

    This paper presents an experimental study that examines variations of Charpy impact energy of a welded steel plate, depending upon the welding method and the method for obtaining the Charpy specimens. Flux cored arc welding (FCAW) and Gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) were employed to weld an SA516 Gr. 70 steel plate. The methods of wire cutting and water-jet cutting were adopted to take samples from the welded plate. The samples were machined according to the recommendations of ASTM SEC. II SA370, in order to fit the specimen dimension that the Charpy impact test requires. An X-ray diffraction (XRD) method was used to measure the as-weld residual stress and its redistribution after the samples were cut. The Charpy impact energy of specimens was considerably dependent on the cutting methods and locations in the welded plate where the specimens were taken. The specimens that were cut by water jet followed by FCAW have the greatest resistance-to-fracture (Charpy impact energy). Regardless of which welding method was used, redistributed transverse residual stress becomes compressive when the specimens are prepared using water-jet cutting. Meanwhile, redistributed transverse residual stress becomes tensile when the specimens are prepared using wire cutting.

  20. Diffusivity of Al and Fe near the diffusion bonding interface of Fe3Al with low carbon steel

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    Li Yajiang; Wang Juan; Yin Yansheng; Ma Haijun

    2005-02-01

    The distribution of elements near the Fe3Al/Q235 diffusion bonding interface was computed by the diffusion equation as well as measured by means of EPMA. The results indicated close agreement between the two for iron and aluminium. Diffusion coefficient in the interface transition zone is larger than that in the Fe3Al and Q235 steel at the same temperature, which is favourable to elemental diffusion. The diffusion distance near the Fe3Al/Q235 interface increased with increasing heating temperature, , and the holding time, . The relation between the width of the interface transition zone, , and the holding time, , conformed to parabolic growth law: 2 = 4.8 × 104 exp(– 133/RT) ( – 0). The width of the interface transition zone does not increase significantly for holding times beyond 60 min.

  1. Characterization and Properties of Nanostructured Surface Layer in a Low Carbon Steel Subjected to Surface Mechanical Attrition

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    2003-01-01

    A nanostructured surface layer was synthesized on a Iow carbon steel by using surface mechanical attrition (SMA)technique. The refined microstructure of the surface layer was characterized by means of different techniques,and the hardness variation along the depth was examined. Experimental results show that the microstructure isinhomogeneous along the depth. In the region from top surface to about 40μm deep, the grain size increases fromabout 10 nm to 100 nm. In the adjacent region of about 40~80μm depth, the grain size increases from about 100nm to 1000 nm. The grain refinement can be associated with the activity of dislocations. After the SMA treatment,the hardness of the surface layer is enhanced significantly compared with that of the original sample, which canprimarily be attributed to the grain refinement.

  2. Metallurgical and Corrosion Properties of Explosively Welded Ti6Al4V/Low Carbon Steel Clad

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    Nizamettin Kahraman; Beh(c)et Gülen(c)

    2005-01-01

    Titanium alloy (Ti6Al4V) and Iow carbon steel (LCS) were joined by explosive welding method using different ratios of explosive. Some metallurgical properties of joined samples were investigated. Joined samples were examined by means of optical microscope, scanning electron microscope (SEM) and tensile-shearing tests. Bending, tensile, hardness and corrosion behaviour of the samples were investigated. Separation was not occurred on the joining interface after tensile-shearing and bending tests. It is seen that hardness of both plates were increased with increasing explosive.It is found that increasing explosive ratio leads to an increase in corrosion. It is also found that corrosion rate was high at the beginning of the experiment but the rate of the corrosion decreased subsequently during the experiment.

  3. Effect of Hot Coiling Under Accelerated Cooling on Development of Non-equiaxed Ferrite in Low Carbon Steel

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    Lanjewar, H. A.; Tripathi, Pranavkumar

    2016-06-01

    Strengthening mechanisms dominant in non-equiaxed ferrite structures are not so familiar and well measured. In present study, non-equiaxed ferritic structures were generated and perceived to be strengthened by grain/crystal refinement, presence of varying substructures, solid solution strengthening, and textural hardening. A Nb-V microalloyed steel was modeled under various accelerated cooling and coiling temperature conditions in a thermo-mechanical simulator. Decrease in coiling temperature in conjunction with accelerated cooling resulted in non-equiaxed ferrite structures with array of phase morphologies. Intermediate transformation conditions produced increase in strength concurrent with observed smallness in crystallite size and high amount of microstrain in the matrix phase indicative of high dislocation densities and crystal imperfections. Increase in strength is partially attributed to solid solution and texture hardening owing to increase in (111) pole intensity in structure.

  4. Energy- and time-saving low-temperature thermomechanical treatment of low-carbon plain steel: Prihranki energije in časa pri nizkotemperaturni termomehanski obdelavi maloogljičnega ploščatega jekla:

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    Hauserova, Daniela; Jirkova, Hana; Kucerova, Ludmila; Masek, Bohuslav

    2013-01-01

    Reduction of energy is one way of cutting the cost of finished steel products. In this context heat treatment is a costly stage of the production. This paper presents a method of reducing soft-annealing times. The method termed as ASR (accelerated spheroidization and refinement) was employed for improving the cold formability of the ferrite-pearlite steel. In this study, plain low-carbon RSt-32 steel was used as the experimental material. The influence of deformation below the Asub{c1} temper...

  5. Building A Simulation Model For The Prediction Of Temperature Distribution In Pulsed Laser Spot Welding Of Dissimilar Low Carbon Steel 1020 To Aluminum Alloy 6061

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    Yousef, Adel K. M.; Taha, Ziad. A.; Shehab, Abeer A.

    2011-01-01

    This paper describes the development of a computer model used to analyze the heat flow during pulsed Nd: YAG laser spot welding of dissimilar metal; low carbon steel (1020) to aluminum alloy (6061). The model is built using ANSYS FLUENT 3.6 software where almost all the environments simulated to be similar to the experimental environments. A simulation analysis was implemented based on conduction heat transfer out of the key hole where no melting occurs. The effect of laser power and pulse duration was studied. Three peak powers 1, 1.66 and 2.5 kW were varied during pulsed laser spot welding (keeping the energy constant), also the effect of two pulse durations 4 and 8 ms (with constant peak power), on the transient temperature distribution and weld pool dimension were predicated using the present simulation. It was found that the present simulation model can give an indication for choosing the suitable laser parameters (i.e. pulse durations, peak power and interaction time required) during pulsed laser spot welding of dissimilar metals.

  6. Structure–mechanical property relationship in a low carbon Nb–Cu microalloyed steel processed through a three-step heat treatment: The effect of tempering process

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    We describe here the impact of tempering temperature and tempering time on the microstructure and mechanical property in a low carbon Nb–Cu microalloyed steel via a three-step heat treatment. After tempering process, the microstructure primarily comprised of ferrite, retained austenite and tempered bainite/martensite. The ferrite matrix with ultrafine grain size was film-like and enriched with nanometer-sized niobium-containing and copper precipitates. The volume fraction of ferrite increased with the increase in tempering temperature and tempering time. Retained austenite had average grain size less than 1 μm and was enriched with copper precipitates that contributes to enhance the stability of austenite. The retained austenite revealed high thermal stability and remained stable in the range of 20–30% when tempering temperature and time changed. High strength and good ductility were obtained in the tempering temperature range of 450–550 °C, or by prolonging tempering time at 500 °C, where the yield strength was ∼750 MPa and the product of tensile strength and % elongation was ∼32 GPa%, which is attributed to the cooperation of multiphase microstructure, stable retained austenite and nanometer-sized precipitates

  7. The Effect of the Si Content on the Morphology and Amount of Fe2SiO4 in Low Carbon Steels

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    Qing Yuan

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available In order to study the effect of the Si content on the morphology, amount, and distribution of fayalite (Fe2SiO4, three low-carbon steels with different Si contents were selected, and reheating tests were conducted in an industrial furnace in a hot strip plant. The results show that Si distributes in two forms—first, Fe2SiO4, in the innermost layer of the oxide scale, and, second, granular SiO2, dispersively distributed in the matrix near the scale. In addition, Fe2SiO4 appears in a net-like form in the innermost layer of the oxide scale close to the iron matrix when the Si content is 1.21 wt. %. However, no obvious net-like Fe2SiO4 is observed when the Si content is less than 0.25 wt. %. Moreover, the inhibition effect of the solid Fe2SiO4 on the oxidation reaction plays a more important role than the promotion effect of the liquid Fe2SiO4 during the entire oxidation reaction. Therefore, the total thickness of the scale decreases with the increase in Si content.

  8. Evolution of recrystallization texture in a 0.78 wt.% Cr extra-low-carbon steel after warm and cold rolling

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    Gazder, Azdiar A., E-mail: azdiar@uow.edu.au [School of Mechanical, Materials and Mechatronic Engineering, University of Wollongong, New South Wales 2522 (Australia); Sanchez-Araiza, Miguel; Jonas, John J. [Department of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, QC H3A 2B2 (Canada); Pereloma, Elena V. [School of Mechanical, Materials and Mechatronic Engineering, University of Wollongong, New South Wales 2522 (Australia)

    2011-07-15

    The detailed evolution of microstructure and microtexture during the annealing of warm-rolled (WR) and cold-rolled (CR) 0.78 wt.% Cr extra-low-carbon steels was studied via electron back-scattering diffraction (EBSD). The partially recrystallized maps were deconstructed into deformed, recovered, newly nucleated and growing grain fractions using a newly developed procedure. In the early stages of recrystallization, the WR samples contained a mixture of discontinuously recrystallized {l_brace}1 1 1{r_brace}<1 1 2> newly nucleated grains and previously recovered {l_brace}1 1 1{r_brace}<1 1 0> growing grains. During the later stages of annealing, continuous recrystallization was the predominant mechanism with the strengthening orientations confined mostly to the {alpha}-fibre at {approx}(112)[11-bar0]. Conversely, during the annealing of the CR samples, discontinuous recrystallization took place, with the newly nucleated and growing grain fractions consisting mostly of {l_brace}1 1 1{r_brace}<1 1 2> orientations.

  9. Crossed-Wire Laser Microwelding of Pt-10 Pct Ir to 316 Low-Carbon Vacuum Melted Stainless Steel: Part I. Mechanism of Joint Formation

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    Zou, G. S.; Huang, Y. D.; Pequegnat, A.; Li, X. G.; Khan, M. I.; Zhou, Y.

    2012-04-01

    The excellent biocompatibility and corrosion properties of Pt alloys and 316 low-carbon vacuum melted (LVM) stainless steel (SS) make them attractive for biomedical applications. With the increasing complexity of medical devices and in order to lower costs, the challenge of joining dissimilar materials arises. In this study, laser microwelding (LMW) of crossed Pt-10 pct Ir to 316 LVM SS wires was performed and the weldability of these materials was determined. The joint geometry, joining mechanism, joint breaking force (JBF), and fracture modes were investigated using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), and microtensile testing. It was shown that the mechanisms of joint formation transitioned from (1) brazing, (2) a combination of brazing and fusion welding, and (3) fusion welding with increasing pulsed laser energy. The joints demonstrated various tensile failure modes including (1) interfacial failure below a peak power of 0.24 kW, (2) partial interfacial failure that propagated into the Pt-Ir wire, (3) failure in the Pt-Ir wire, and (4) failure in the SS wire due to porosity and severe undercutting caused by overwelding. During this study, the optimal laser peak power range was identified to produce joints with good joint geometry and 90 pct of the tensile strength of the Pt-10 pct Ir wire.

  10. Experimental study of laser-oxygen cutting of low-carbon steel using fibre and CO{sub 2} lasers under conditions of minimal roughness

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    Golyshev, A A; Malikov, A G; Orishich, A M; Shulyatyev, V B [S.A. Khristianovich Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk (Russian Federation)

    2014-10-31

    The results of an experimental study of laser-oxygen cutting of low-carbon steel using fibre and CO{sub 2} lasers are generalised. The dependence of roughness of the cut surface on the cutting parameters is investigated, and the conditions under which the surface roughness is minimal are formulated. It is shown that for both types of lasers these conditions can be expressed in the same way in terms of the dimensionless variables – the Péclet number Pe and the output power Q of laser radiation per unit thickness of the cut sheet – and take the form of the similarity laws: Pe = const, Q = const. The optimal values of Pe and Q are found. We have derived empirical expressions that relate the laser power and cutting speed with the thickness of the cut sheet under the condition of minimal roughness in the case of cutting by means of radiation from fibre and CO{sub 2} lasers. (laser technologies)

  11. Effect of Fast Cooling Rate on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Low-Carbon High-Strength Steel Annealed in the Intercritical Region

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    LI Zhuang; TIAN Yong; KANG Shaopu; ZHENG Zhen; LIU Ming

    2014-01-01

    The effect of fast cooling rate on the microstructure and mechanical properties of low-carbon high-strength steel annealed in the intercritical region was investigated using a Gleeble 1500 thermomechanical simulator and a continuous annealing thermomechanical simulator. The results showed that the microstructure consisted of ferrite and bainite as the main phases with a small amount of retained austenite and martensite islands at cooling rate of 5 and 50 ℃/s, respectively. Fast cooling after continuous annealing affected all constituents of the microstructure. The mechanical properties were improved considerably. Ultimate tensile strength (UTS) increased and total elongation (TEL) decreased with increasing cooling rate in all specimens. The specimen 1 at a cooling rate of 5 ℃/s exhibited the maximum TEL and UTS×TEL (20% and 27 200 MPa%, respectively) because of the competition between weakening by presence of the retained austenite plus the carbon indigence by carbide precipitation, and strengthening by martensitic islands and precipitation. The maximum UTS and YS (1 450 and 951 MPa, respectively) were obtained for specimen 2 at a cooling rate of 50℃/s. This is attributed to the effect of dispersion strengthening of finer martensite islands and the effect of precipitation strengthening of carbide precipitates.

  12. Investigation of the Corrosion Behavior of Poly(Aniline-co-o-Anisidine)/ZnO Nanocomposite Coating on Low-Carbon Steel

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    Mobin, M.; Alam, R.; Aslam, J.

    2016-07-01

    A copolymer of aniline (AN) and o-anisidine (OA), Poly(AN-co-OA) and its nanocomposite with ZnO nanoparticles, Poly(AN-co-OA)/ZnO were synthesized by chemical oxidative polymerization using ammonium persulfate as an oxidant in hydrochloric acid medium. The synthesized compounds were characterized using FTIR, XRD, SEM-EDS, TEM, and electrical conductivity techniques. The copolymer and nanocomposite were separately dissolved in N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone and were casted on low-carbon steel specimens using 10% epoxy resin as a binder. The anticorrosive properties of the coatings were studied in different corrosive environments such as 0.1 M HCl, 5% NaCl solution, and distilled water at a temperature of 30 °C by conducting corrosion tests which include immersion test, open circuit potential measurements, potentiodynamic polarization measurements, and atmospheric exposure test. The surface morphology of the coatings prior to and after one-month immersion in corrosive solution was evaluated using SEM. It was observed that the nanocomposite coating exhibited higher corrosion resistance and provided better barrier properties in comparison with copolymer coating. The presence of ZnO nanoparticles improved the anticorrosion properties of copolymer coating in all corrosive media subjected to investigation.

  13. Structure–mechanical property relationship in a low carbon Nb–Cu microalloyed steel processed through a three-step heat treatment: The effect of tempering process

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    Zhou, W.H. [School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology, Beijing (China); Challa, V.S.A. [Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, University of Texas El Paso, TX 799968 (United States); Guo, H. [School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology, Beijing (China); Shang, C.J., E-mail: cjshang@ustb.edu.cn [School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology, Beijing (China); Misra, R.D.K. [Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, University of Texas El Paso, TX 799968 (United States)

    2015-01-03

    We describe here the impact of tempering temperature and tempering time on the microstructure and mechanical property in a low carbon Nb–Cu microalloyed steel via a three-step heat treatment. After tempering process, the microstructure primarily comprised of ferrite, retained austenite and tempered bainite/martensite. The ferrite matrix with ultrafine grain size was film-like and enriched with nanometer-sized niobium-containing and copper precipitates. The volume fraction of ferrite increased with the increase in tempering temperature and tempering time. Retained austenite had average grain size less than 1 μm and was enriched with copper precipitates that contributes to enhance the stability of austenite. The retained austenite revealed high thermal stability and remained stable in the range of 20–30% when tempering temperature and time changed. High strength and good ductility were obtained in the tempering temperature range of 450–550 °C, or by prolonging tempering time at 500 °C, where the yield strength was ∼750 MPa and the product of tensile strength and % elongation was ∼32 GPa%, which is attributed to the cooperation of multiphase microstructure, stable retained austenite and nanometer-sized precipitates.

  14. The Effect of Simulated Thermomechanical Processing on the Transformation Behavior and Microstructure of a Low-Carbon Mo-Nb Linepipe Steel

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    Cizek, P.; Wynne, B. P.; Davies, C. H. J.; Hodgson, P. D.

    2015-01-01

    The present work investigates the transformation behavior of a low-carbon Mo-Nb linepipe steel and the corresponding transformation product microstructures using deformation dilatometry. The continuous cooling transformation (CCT) diagrams have been constructed for both the fully recrystallized austenite and that deformed in uniaxial compression at 1148 K (875 °C) to a strain of 0.5 for cooling rates ranging from 0.1 to about 100 K/s. The obtained microstructures have been studied in detail using electron backscattered diffraction complemented by transmission electron microscopy. Heavy deformation of the parent austenite has caused a significant expansion of the polygonal ferrite transformation field in the CCT diagram, as well as a shift in the non-equilibrium ferrite transformation fields toward higher cooling rates. Furthermore, the austenite deformation has resulted in a pronounced refinement in both the effective grain (sheaf/packet) size and substructure unit size of the non-equilibrium ferrite microstructures. The optimum microstructure expected to display an excellent balance between strength and toughness is a mix of quasi-polygonal ferrite and granular bainite (often termed "acicular ferrite") produced from the heavily deformed austenite within a processing window covering the cooling rates from about 10 to about 100 K/s.

  15. Effects of Two-Stage Cold Rolling Schedule on Microstructure and Texture Evolution of Strip Casting Grain-Oriented Silicon Steel with Extra-Low Carbon

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    Song, Hong-Yu; Liu, Hai-Tao; Liu, Wen-Qiang; Wang, Yin-Ping; Liu, Zhen-Yu; Wang, Guo-Dong

    2016-04-01

    A 0.27 mm-thick grain-oriented silicon steel sheet with extra-low carbon was successfully produced by a novel processing route including strip casting, normalizing, two-stage cold rolling with an intermediate annealing, primary annealing, and secondary recrystallization annealing. The evolutions of microstructure and texture along the whole processing route were investigated with a special emphasis on the effects of two-stage cold rolling schedule. It was found that Goss orientation originated in the first cold rolling due to shear banding and relatively strong Goss texture evolved through the whole thickness after intermediate annealing. This is significantly different from the results in conventional process in which the origin of Goss texture is in the hot rolling stage and Goss texture only develops below the sheet surface. Besides, it was found that cold rolling schedule had significant influences on microstructure homogeneity, evolution of λ-fiber texture in primary annealed state and, thus, on secondary recrystallization. In case of appropriate cold rolling schedule, a homogeneous microstructure with Goss texture, relatively strong γ-fiber texture and medium α-fiber texture was observed in the primary annealed strip. Although Goss texture in primary annealed state was much weaker than that in two-stage route in conventional process, a perfect secondary recrystallization microstructure was produced and the magnetic induction B8 was as high as 1.85 T. By contrast, when the cold rolling schedule was inappropriate, the primary annealed strips exhibited inhomogeneous microstructure, together with weak γ-fiber texture, medium α-fiber and λ-fiber texture. Finally, the sheets showed incomplete secondary recrystallization microstructure in which a large number of fine grains still existed.

  16. Effects of frequency on fatigue behavior of type 316 low-carbon, nitrogen-added stainless steel in air and mercury for the spallation neutron source

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    Tian, H.; Liaw, P. K.; Fielden, D. E.; Brooks, C. R.; Brotherton, M. D.; Jiang, L.; Yang, B.; Wang, H.; Strizak, J. P.; Mansur, L. K.

    2006-01-01

    The high-cycle fatigue behavior of type 316 low-carbon, nitrogen-added (LN) stainless steel (SS), the prime-candidate target-container material for the spallation neutron source (SNS), was investigated in air and mercury. Test frequencies ranged from 0.2 to 10 Hz with an R ratio of -1, and 10 to 700 Hz with an R ratio of 0.1. During tension-compression fatigue studies, a significant increase in the specimen temperature was observed at 10 Hz in air, which decreased the fatigue life of the 316 LN SS relative to that at 0.2 Hz. Companion tests in air were carried out, while cooling the specimen with nitrogen gas at 10 Hz in air. In these experiments, fatigue lives were comparable at 10 Hz in air with nitrogen cooling and at 0.2 Hz in air. During tension-tension fatigue studies, a higher specimen temperature was observed at 700 than at 10 Hz. After cooling the specimen, comparable fatigue lives were found at 10 and at 700 Hz. The frequency effect on the fatigue life in mercury was found to be much less than that in air, due to the fact that mercury acts as an effective coolant during the fatigue experiment. Striation spacing on the fracture surface at different test frequencies was closely examined, relative to calculated Δ K values, during fatigue of the 316 LN SS. Specimen self-heating has to be considered in understanding fatigue characteristics of 316 LN SS in air and mercury.

  17. Susceptibility to interfacial failure mode in similar and dissimilar resistance spot welds of DP600 dual phase steel and low carbon steel during cross-tension and tensile-shear loading conditions

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    Highlights: ► IF to PF failure mode transition behavior for similar and dissimilar DP600 and LCS spot welds. ► Failure mode transition during TS loading is controlled by FZ hardness and stiffness of the join. ► Failure mode transition during CT loading is controlled by FZ fracture toughness and HAZ strength. ► DP600/LCS exhibits the lowest tendency to fail in IF mode in TS loading. ► DP600/DP600 exhibits the highest tendency to fail in IF mode in CT loading - Abstract: The paper investigates the failure mode transition from interfacial to pullout in similar and dissimilar combinations of DP600 dual phase steel and low carbon steel (LCS) under tensile-shear (TS) and cross-tension (CT) loading conditions. In both CT and TS loading conditions, a transition in the failure mode from interfacial to pullout was observed with increasing fusion zone size beyond a critical value (DC). The tendency to fail in interfacial mode during the CT loading was increased in the order of LCS/LCS, DP600/LCS and DP600/DP600. It was shown that interfacial to pullout failure mode transition during the CT test is governed by the fracture toughness of the fusion zone and strength of the pullout failure location (i.e. heat affected zone). It was shown that increasing carbon equivalent of the fusion zone promoted interfacial failure mode in CT loading condition. The high carbon equivalent of DP600 steel led to formation of hard and brittle martensite, which in turn promotes crack propagation through fusion zone. In DP600/LCS combination, decreased carbon equivalent and fusion zone hardness through dilution with the LCS promotes pullout failure at smaller weld sizes. DC during the TS loading is increased in the order of DP600/LCS, LCS/LCS and DP600/DP600. No correlation between fusion zone carbon equivalent and the tendency to fail in IF mode during TS loading was found. Failure mode transition during the TS loading is controlled by hardness of fusion zone and stiffness of the joint

  18. Susceptibility to interfacial failure mode in similar and dissimilar resistance spot welds of DP600 dual phase steel and low carbon steel during cross-tension and tensile-shear loading conditions

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    Pouranvari, M., E-mail: mpouranvari@yahoo.com [Materials and Metallurgical Engineering Department, Dezful Branch, Islamic Azad University, Dezful (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2012-06-01

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer IF to PF failure mode transition behavior for similar and dissimilar DP600 and LCS spot welds. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Failure mode transition during TS loading is controlled by FZ hardness and stiffness of the join. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Failure mode transition during CT loading is controlled by FZ fracture toughness and HAZ strength. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer DP600/LCS exhibits the lowest tendency to fail in IF mode in TS loading. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer DP600/DP600 exhibits the highest tendency to fail in IF mode in CT loading - Abstract: The paper investigates the failure mode transition from interfacial to pullout in similar and dissimilar combinations of DP600 dual phase steel and low carbon steel (LCS) under tensile-shear (TS) and cross-tension (CT) loading conditions. In both CT and TS loading conditions, a transition in the failure mode from interfacial to pullout was observed with increasing fusion zone size beyond a critical value (D{sub C}). The tendency to fail in interfacial mode during the CT loading was increased in the order of LCS/LCS, DP600/LCS and DP600/DP600. It was shown that interfacial to pullout failure mode transition during the CT test is governed by the fracture toughness of the fusion zone and strength of the pullout failure location (i.e. heat affected zone). It was shown that increasing carbon equivalent of the fusion zone promoted interfacial failure mode in CT loading condition. The high carbon equivalent of DP600 steel led to formation of hard and brittle martensite, which in turn promotes crack propagation through fusion zone. In DP600/LCS combination, decreased carbon equivalent and fusion zone hardness through dilution with the LCS promotes pullout failure at smaller weld sizes. D{sub C} during the TS loading is increased in the order of DP600/LCS, LCS/LCS and DP600/DP600. No correlation between fusion zone carbon equivalent and the tendency to fail in IF mode during

  19. 超低碳铜时效强化钢的热稳定性%Thermal stability of ultra-low-carbon copper-bearing age-hardening steel

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    刘翊之; 杨才福; 柴锋; 张永权; 苏航

    2013-01-01

    研究了400℃至800℃再加热处理后超低碳铜时效强化钢组织和性能的变化.利用光学显微镜、扫描电镜、透射电镜观察和X射线衍射分析了不同温度再加热处理后钢显微组织和ε-Cu沉淀的特征.结果表明,再加热温度不高于650℃的条件下,钢的强度和韧性未明显下降,即具有优良的热稳定性;再加热温度高于650℃则钢的屈服强度明显降低,这是由于基体组织发生明显的回复以及ε-Cu沉淀粗化;再加热温度高于700℃钢的韧性明显降低,这是大量高硬度M/A岛组织出现所造成.分析表明基体组织的回复,ε-Cu沉淀的数量和尺寸及M/A岛组织是影响超低碳铜时效强化钢热稳定性的主要因素.%Microstructure and mechamical properties of a ultra-low-carbon copper-bearing age-hardening steel under reheated treatment between 400 ℃ to 800 ℃ were investigated.OM,SEM,TEM and XRD were used to characterize microstructure and ε-Cu precipitates of the tested steel under reheat treatment at different temperatures.Strength and toughness of tested steel do not decrease significantly when reheat temperature below 650 ℃,which means the tested steel exhibits excellent thermal stability.Due to recovery of matrix microstructure and coalescence of ε-Cu precipitates,yield strength of the tested steel decreases significantly when reheat temperature above 650 ℃.Due to appearance of high hardness M/A island,toughness of the tested steel decreases markedly when reheat temperature above 700 ℃.The results indicate that recovery of matrix microstructure,size and quantity of ε-Cu precipitates and M/A island are mainly facters affecting thermal stability of the ultra-low-carbon copper-bearing age-hardening steel.

  20. 外锈层对低碳钢腐蚀影响的电化学分析%Electrochemical Analysis Outer Rust Layer Effect on Corrosion Behavior of Low Carbon Steel

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    田志强; 孔小东; 王崇碧; 王源升

    2012-01-01

    In the long-term corrosion process, the rust layer formed on the low carbon hull steel may affect its corrosion behavior. The influence mechanism of the outer rust layer on the hull steel corrosion behavior is unclear. A certain type of low carbon steel was selected to soaked in 3mass% NaCl solutions for one year, then of which the electrochemical corrosion characteristic was studied by electrochemical methods before and after removal of the formed outer rust layer. The corrosion resistance before and after the removal of the outer rust layer was compared, and the effect of the outer rust layer on the corrosion of the rust steel was analyzed by use of linear polarization, AC impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and electrochemical noise (EN). The morphology, phase constituents and elemental distribution of the corrosion products formed on the rust and base steels were characterized by EPMA and XRD respectively, then the relevant corrosion mechanism was discassed. The results show that, the corrosion resistance of the steel decreased and the corrosion rate increased after removal of outer rust layer; the removal of the outer rust layer may facilitate the oxygen inward-transportation thereby affecting the electrode process on interface of the rust layer/ metal matrix.%选用某型船用低碳钢,在3mass%NaCl溶液中浸泡一年,用电化学技术研究外锈层去除前后低碳钢的腐蚀电化学特征.运用线性极化、电化学阻抗(EIS)和电化学噪声(EN)技术比较外锈层去除前后钢的耐蚀性,分析外锈层对腐蚀的影响;通过对内、外锈层和裸钢腐蚀形貌的显微观察、对内锈层的电子探针(EMPA)和x射线衍射(XRD)分析,研究外锈层对腐蚀影响的机理.结果表明,去除外锈层使钢的耐蚀性减小,腐蚀速率增大;外锈层的去除导致氧更易于向内输送,进而影响内锈层/金属基体界面的电极过程.

  1. Influence of boron on texture of low carbon batch-annealed steel produced by compact strip production%硼对TSCR低碳罩式退火钢板织构的影响

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    王小燕; 于浩

    2011-01-01

    To study the influence of boron on the texture of low carbon batch-annealed steel with given chemistry elements produced by Compact Strip Production(CSP),the texture of B-contained and B-free low-carbon annealed steel were tested by X-ray diffraction(ODF analyses),and the hot-rolled and annealed sheets were analyzed by electrolysis chemical phase analysis.The results showed that γ-fiber texture in B-contained annealed steel was lower than that of B-free steel with almost equal AlN contents.Samples of hot-rolled and annealed steel with B or without B after electrolyzing contain some powders such as carbon,AlN and so on.Besides,the steel with B also contains boron compounds.It′s the coactions of the small AlN,BN,and Fe3(B,C) that affect the formation and development of texture,and B affects the development of texture mainly through the second phase particles such as BN affecting the deformation and growth of grain.It′s concluded that AlN is not the only determinant that affects the development of texture.%为了研究薄板坯连铸连轧(TSCR-Thin Slab Casting and Rolling)工艺生产条件以及给定化学成分下B对低碳罩式退火钢板织构的影响,对含B和无B退火板进行了X射线织构测试,并对热轧、退火板进行了电解化学相分析.试验结果表明:在AlN含量几乎相等的情况下,退火板中γ纤维织构组分含B钢低于无B钢;含B钢和无B钢热轧、退火板电解溶样均得到包含碳化物、AlN等在内的粉末,含B钢中还有B的化合物.含B钢中细小的AlN、BN及Fe的B、C化物共同作用影响织构的生成与发展,而B主要是通过BN等第

  2. Effect of heat treatment process on impact property of low carbon martensite steel%热处理工艺对低碳马氏体钢冲击性能的影响

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    彭良贵; 刘伟杰; 吴淑通; 刘相华

    2014-01-01

    对一种低碳试验钢分别采用淬火、回火、Q&P、深冷等不同工艺进行热处理,并借助落锤冲击试验机、扫描电镜、X射线衍射、透射电镜等手段对其冲击性能、断口形貌和显微组织进行研究。结果表明,深冷处理能使钢中残留奥氏体明显减少,但冲击吸收能量的变化不明显。经过Q-P处理可以显著提高残留奥氏体量,同时改善试验钢冲击性能。经过280℃×5 min回火处理后,残留奥氏体量虽有所降低,但冲击性能却有较大的提高。对低碳马氏体钢而言,可以通过Q-P处理提高残留奥氏体的热稳定性来改善其冲击性能,也可以通过低温回火处理促使ε过渡型碳化物的析出或者形成退火孪晶来提高其冲击性能。%A low-carbon steel was treated by quenching, tempering, Q&P ( quenching and partitioning) process and cryogenic treatment respectively.The impact property, fracture morphology and microstructure of the tested steel were investigated with the help of drop weight impact testing machine, SEM ( scanning electron microscope) , XRD ( X-ray diffraction) and TEM ( transmission electron microscope) .The results show that the volume fraction of retained austenite of the tested steel decreases considerably after cryogenic treatment, but its impact property does not change obviously.However, after Q-P treatment, the volume fraction of retained austenite increases significantly and meanwhile the impact property is improved.Moreover, the impact property of the tested steel increases dramatically after tempered at 280℃for 5 min even though the volume fraction of retained austenite reduces slightly.Therefore, the impact property of low-carbon martensite steel can be improved by Q-P process which strengthens the stability of retained austenite and also by low temperature tempering which results inεcarbide precipitation or annealing twins formation.

  3. Evolution of properties and structure of molybdena austenitic stainless steel with low carbon concentration to endure high temperature for a long time

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    Fast sodium cooled reactor vessels are exposed to temperatures up to 550 C, and should therefore be built of stainless austenitic steels. This study presents results of resistance tests and inter-crystalline corrosion performed on two samples of stainless steel 17-13 (with molybdenum and carbon) 15 and 70 mm thick, after spending between 10 and 30,000 hours at temperatures between 400 and 900 C. Principal changes of mechanical properties consisted of small hardening observed at temperatures between 600 and 700 C, and decreasing ductility. Loss of ductility is even greater at temperatures between 550 and 750 C as the temperature or the time spent are higher. A comparison with other stainless steel austenitic steels is performed. An extrapolation of results obtained for two samples, based on diffusion laws, permits to evaluate the level of brittleness at 550 C after a very long time of utilisation. Short performance at higher temperatures lead to comparable brittleness. Structure study (optical microscopy or electronic microscopy) performed in parallel enabled to complete the domains of precipitation observed by B. Weiss and R. Stickler for a steel of the same type and to define the mode of brittleness of material during its exposure to high temperatures

  4. The EIS investigation of powder polyester coatings on phosphated low carbon steel: The effect of NaNO2 in the phosphating bath

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    Highlights: → The effect of NaNO2 on surface morphology of iron-phosphate coatings were determined. → Better corrosion stability of polyester coating on phosphated steel without NaNO2. → EIS results and microscopic examinations correlate well with adhesion measurements. - Abstract: The effect of different type of iron-phosphate coatings on corrosion stability and adhesion characteristic of top powder polyester coating on steel was investigated. Iron-phosphate coatings were deposited on steel in the novel phosphating bath with or without NaNO2 as an accelerator. The corrosion stability of the powder polyester coating was evaluated by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), adhesion by pull-off and NMP test, while surface morphology of phosphate coatings were investigated by atomic force microscopy (AFM). The adhesion and corrosion stability of powder polyester coatings were improved with pretreatment based on iron-phosphate coating deposited from NaNO2-free bath.

  5. Radioactive waste isolation in salt: Peer review of the Office of Nuclear Waste Isolation's draft report on a multifactor test design to investigate uniform corrosion of low-carbon steel

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    Paddock, R.A.; Lerman, A.; Ditmars, J.D.; Macdonald, D.D.; Peerenboom, J.P.; Was, G.S.; Harrison, W.

    1987-01-01

    This report documents Argonne National Laboratory's review of an internal technical memorandum prepared by Battelle Memorial Institute's Office of Nuclear Waste Isolation (ONWI) entitled Multifactor Test Design to Investigate Uniform Corrosion of Low-Carbon Steel in a Nuclear Waste Salt Repository Environment. The several major areas of concern identified by peer review panelists are important to the credibility of the test design proposed in the memorandum and are to adequately addressed there. These areas of concern, along with specific recommendations to improve their treatment, are discussed in detail in Sec. 2 of this report. The twenty recommendations, which were abstracted from those discussions, are presented essentially in the order in which they are introduced in Sec. 2.

  6. The influence of initial heat treatment of low-carbon steel Fe-Mo-Nb-V-C on peculiarities of ultrafine-grained structure in high-pressure torsion

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    Maier, Galina; Koshovkina, Vera; Astafurova, Elena; Melnikov, Eugene; Naydenkin, Eugene; Smirnov, Alexander; Bataev, Vladimir; Odessky, Pavel; Dobatkin, Sergey

    2015-10-01

    The effect of initial heat treatment on peculiarities of ultrafine-grained structure and on homogeneity of strength properties (microhardness) through the specimens was studied in low-carbon steel Fe-Mo-Nb-V-C processed by high-pressure torsion. Three initial states, i.e. (I) normalized, (II) quenched and (III) quenched and tempered, with different morphologies and grain sizes were used. A noticeable effect of the initial state on characteristics of ultrafine-grained structure processed by high-pressure torsion was observed: decrease in the initial grain size causes more effective grain refinement and formation of higher value of microhardness in the middle part of disk radii (dav = 91 nm and 700 HV for normilized state, dav = 98 nm and 770 HV for quenched state and dav = 100 nm and 600 HV for initial quenched and tempered state).

  7. 回火工艺对低碳贝氏体高强钢组织与性能的影响%Effect of tempering process on microstructure and properties of a low carbon bainitic steel

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    张楠; 董现春; 章军

    2013-01-01

    采用两阶段控轧控冷工艺轧制低碳贝氏体高强钢,在不同温度下进行一定时间的回火处理,检测回火处理前后钢板的力学性能,并对比分析了显微组织.结果表明,析出强化在回火处理前后起主导作用;随着回火温度的提高,组织从粒状贝氏体向准多边形铁素体过渡;在600 ~750℃进行回火处理,试验钢中的析出相粒子均匀弥散析出,屈服强度上升了90~135 MPa,抗拉强度上升了15 ~ 55 MPa;准多边形铁素体组织在-20℃的冲击功不低于30 J.%A low carbon bainitic (LCB) steel was tempered at different temperatures after controlled rolling and controlled cooling.The mechanical properties of the LCB steel before and after tempering treatment were tested and its microstructure was also examined.The results show that the precipitation strengthening plays a key role in the rolled steel both before and after tempering.The microstructure of the rolled steel changes from granular bainite to quasi-polygonal ferrite gradually with increasing tempering temperature.The uniformly distributed precipitates are observed in the tested steel tempered at 600-750 ℃.The yield strength and tensile strength of the steel tempered at 600-750 ℃ increases by 90-135 MPa and 15-55 MPa,respectively,compared with that of the as-rolled steel while the impact energy at-20 ℃ of the tested steel with quasi-polygonal ferrite is not lower than 30 J.

  8. Low Carbon Development of Hainan

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    Yi, Feng; Kun, Zhang

    With the construction of Hainan international tourism island rising to a national strategy level, the green growth pattern based on low carbon objectives will become a significant part in the development of Hainan's economy. In this paper, low carbon electric power system and differentiation service will be discussed, and some opinions were brought up to have a good impact on Hainan's low carbon development.

  9. 低碳Q690qENH高强桥梁钢的动态再结晶行为%Dynamic Recrystallization Behaviors of Low Carbon Q690qENH High-strength Bridge Steels

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    陈俊; 唐帅; 周砚磊; 刘振宇; 王国栋; 杨颖; 陈军平

    2012-01-01

    对低碳Q690qENH高强桥梁钢进行压缩实验,研究了动态再结晶行为.结果表明,在低碳Q690qENH高强桥梁钢的轧制热变形过程中,其软化以动态回复为主,只在0.1s^-1和0.2s^-1低应变速率下才发生明显的动态再结晶.通过计算将应力因子a修正为0.0099MPa^-1,得到了实验钢的动态再结晶激活能,建立了动态再结晶动力学模型。采用P-M-K法确定了εc/εp约为0.72,且峰值应变与Z/A满足幂函数关系,建立了动态再结晶临界应变模型,其计算值与热变形中的显微组织演变规律一致。研究了温度对动态再结晶过程中界面迁移速率的影响规律。%The dynamic recrystallization behaviors of low carbon Q690qENH high-strength bridge steel were investigated by hot compression deformation using MMS-300 thermo-simulation machine. The results show the softening of low carbon Q690qENH high-strength bridge steel is mainly controlled by dynamic recovery during hot rolling deformation and the dynamic recrystallization occurs obviously at low strain rates of 0.1 s^-1 and 0.2 s^-1. The stress factor was modified as 0.0099 MPa-1, the dynamic recrystal- lization activation energies were gained, and the dynamic recrystallization kinetics model was established. The expression of εc=0.72εp was determined using P-M-K method. Correlations between peak strain and Z/A are power function, and dynamic recrystallization critical strain model was established calculation values of which are good agreement with evolution of microstructure during hot deformation. EfFects of temperature on migration-rate of interface were also investigated during dynamic recrystallization.

  10. Fluxes design for continuous casting mold of slab low carbon steels; Diseno de polvos de molde para colada continua de slabs de aceros bajo carbono

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    Cruz-Ramirez, A.; Chavez-Alcala, J. F.; Romero-Serrano, J. A.

    2004-07-01

    Commercial fluxes were characterized by laboratory tests, and their original properties were changed with additions of chemical reagents in order to establish criteria and design strategies to produce new fluxes. The characterization of the commercial fluxes reveals that they are produced by simple mechanical blend of minerals, using feldspars and clays as base materials, containing SiO{sub 2} Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}, Na{sub 2}O and in less quantity K{sub 2}O, Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3} and MnO; limestone as the main source of CaO, fluorspar (CaF{sub 2}) used to control the viscosity and graphite as carbon source. Melting-solidification tests revealed melting and fluidity temperatures and the existence of abundant mineralogical phases formed during the flux solidification. some important mineralogical compounds are the nepheline (NaAlSiO{sub 4}) and cus pidine (Ca{sub 4}Si{sub 2}O{sub 7}F{sub 2}): these species have a direct influence on the heat transfer phenomena from strand to mold and therefore on the phase transformations and the shrinkage of the steel. (Author) 8 refs.

  11. Study on analysis technique of ultra-low carbon in iron and steel%钢铁中超低碳分析技术研究

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    夏念平; 曹红霞; 闻向东; 文斌; 潘菁

    2014-01-01

    研究了应用红外碳硫分析仪测定钢铁中超低碳的分析方法。对陶瓷坩埚经过马弗炉和管式坩埚炉2次灼烧,用钨粒、锡粒、纯铁为助熔剂,获得低稳定的空白值。经无水碳酸钠基准物质校准仪器,用红外吸收法分析钢铁中超低碳取得了良好的准确度和精密度。%The infrared carbon sulfur analyzer was applied to determine the ultra-low car-bon contents in iron and steel.A series of methods had been used to reduce the blank value of carbon contents,which included igniting ceramic crucible twice respectively in muffle and in tube crucible furnace,using tungsten grain,stannum grain and pure iron as fluxing agent.By this means,a stable blank value less than 0.000 3 % was achieved. And after the benchmark substance of anhydrous sodium carbonate was used to correct the instrument.The results with good accuracy and high precision were obtained by this method.

  12. The influence of Desulfovibrio vulgaris on the efficiency of imidazoline as a corrosion inhibitor on low-carbon steel in seawater

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    Gonzalez-Rodriguez, Carlos A. [Facultad de Quimica UNAM, Ciudad Universitaria, C.P. 04510 Mexico, D.F. (Mexico)], E-mail: gorc74@yahoo.com; Rodriguez-Gomez, Francisco J.; Genesca-Llongueras, Joan [Facultad de Quimica UNAM, Ciudad Universitaria, C.P. 04510 Mexico, D.F. (Mexico)

    2008-12-01

    The action of Desulfovibrio vulgaris (Dv) during a corrosion process has been reported in literature, but the influence of imidazoline in the formation of biofilms is not clear, as well as the effect of bacteria on the efficiency of the corrosion inhibitors. The aim of this work is to determine the behavior of bacteria in the presence of imidazoline. Therefore, the growth of Dv, isolated and characterized from a morphological point of view, was monitored during 21 days, during which synthetic seawater was used as the culture medium, according to the ASTM D665-98 standard. Electrochemical noise (EN) was employed to establish the corrosion type generated by the microorganism on an AISI 1018 steel cylinder. The attack was observed using scanning electron microscopy (SEM). In order to evaluate the efficiency of the corrosion inhibitor, Tafel extrapolation was used; the optimum concentration of the inhibitor was used in the presence of sulphate-reducing bacteria (SRB). In general, two forms of corrosion were observed: localized corrosion (in the LAG phase) and mixed corrosion (in the LOG phase)

  13. Efeito do Nb na cinética de revenimento de aços de baixo carbono Effect of Nb on the tempering kinetics of low carbon steels

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    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Os efeitos da temperatura e do tempo sobre a cinética de revenimento foram estudados, utilizando chapas de um aço baixo carbono e microligado com Nb e de outro aço com composição química similar, porém sem Nb. A lei de cinética de revenimento foi estudada pela equação de Johnson, Mehl e Avrami, a partir da variação da dureza Vickers das amostras revenidas com a temperatura e com o tempo de revenimento para os dois aços. Para o aço sem Nb, verificou-se que a dureza praticamente não variou com o tempo de revenimento, para a temperatura de revenimento de 600°C, e que a dureza tende a saturar para altos tempos de revenimento, para as diferentes temperaturas de revenimento utilizadas. Para o aço com Nb, observou-se uma maior resistência ao revenimento para as temperaturas de revenimento de 500 e 600°C, associada à precipitação de partículas muito finas de carbonetos de Nb dispersos na ferrita. A energia de ativação, para o revenimento, para o aço sem Nb, é de 130kJ/mol e pode-se inferir que o mecanismo que limita a cinética de revenimento, é a difusão intersticial do carbono na ferrita. Para o aço com Nb, a energia de ativação, para o revenimento é de 180kJ/mol e pode-se inferir que o mecanismo que limita a cinética de revenimento é a difusão do Nb na ferrita.The effect of temperature and time on tempering kinetics was studied by using a low carbon steel microalloyed with Nb (0,031 and another steel with a similar chemical composition, however without Nb. After determining the Vickers hardness values, the kinetics law of tempering was studied by the Jonhson-Mehl-Avrami equation using a variation of temperatures and time for both steels. The hardness of the steel without Nb did not change with the tempering time at 600ºC and tended to saturate at high tempering times, for the different tempering temperatures used. For the tempering temperatures of 500 and 600ºC, the steel with Nb has a greater tempering

  14. Guideposts for Low Carbon Finance

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    The author proposes four guideposts for efficient low carbon finance: remove subsidies for high-carbon technologies, improve the cost-effectiveness of low-carbon subsidies, encourage private sector innovation and maintain transparent public policy tools that support cost-benefit accounting

  15. Effects of hot and warm rolling on microstructure, texture and properties of low carbon steel Efeitos dos laminados a quente e a morno na microestrutura, textura e propriedades de aços baixo carbono

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    Roberto Gerardo Bruna

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available It is well-known that variations in the thermomechanical processing can have a profound effect on the microstructure and mechanical properties of Low Carbon steels. Numerous studies have been published on the effect of composition, slab reheating temperature (SRT, hot rolling finishing temperature (FRT, coiling temperature after rolling (CT, amount of deformation during hot and cold rolling, and annealing temperature on the mechanical properties of LC steels. There are, however, some disagreements in the results presented in the literature. In this work the FRT and CT effects on the microstructure, recrystallization behavior and texture of LC steels rolled under hot and warm-rolling industrial conditions were investigated. The results in terms of the microstructure, crystallographic texture and properties are shown and discussed. In addition, this study will present the possible mechanisms responsible for the microstructure and mechanical properties observed.É conhecido que variações de processo durante o tratamento termomecânico causam efeito marcante na microestrutura e nas propriedades mecânicas de aços baixo carbono. Vários trabalhos já foram publicados sobre o efeito da composição química, temperatura de reaquecimento, temperatura de laminação de acabamento, temperatura de bobinamento, quantidade de redução durante a laminação a quente e na laminação a frio e temperatura de recozimento nas propriedades mecânicas desses aços. Existem, no entanto, alguns pontos contraditórios na literatura. Nesse trabalho, são estudados os efeitos da temperatura de término de laminação e a temperatura de bobinamento na microestrutura, recristalização e textura dos aços baixo carbono laminados a quente e a morno em condições industriais. Os efeitos na microestrutura, textura cristalográfica e propriedades são apresentados e discutidos. Adicionalmente, o presente estudo analisa os possíveis mecanismos metalúrgicos respons

  16. Effect of Ce on the Purifying Degree and Inclusion modification of Low Carbon and High-Strength Steel%Ce对低碳高强度钢液夹杂物变性的研究

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    贺磊; 侯阳; 原春阳; 郭清理; 王社斌

    2013-01-01

    用真空感应炉在800 Pa的Ar气氛中把3.0 kg工业纯铁与合金元素熔化,在1873K加入Ce元素精炼10min,制备4种0.08C-0.6Si-0.45Mn-0.3Cu-0.09P-xCe的钢样.用化学成分、SEM和EDS表征结果,研究该体系中洁净度和夹杂物的变化.结果表明[Ce]为0时,夹杂物为MnS-MgO-Al2O,系;[Ce]为0.008% ~0.020%时,夹杂物为MgO-Al2O3-Ce2O2S系;[Ce]为0.043%时,夹杂物为FePCe-Ce2O3系,且把7μn以上形状不规则的夹杂物变为2μn球状,甚至转变为0.3μm以下的球形夹杂物,钢材基体上夹杂物残留面积减少58.1%,且尺度均小于3μm.钢液深度净化的原因是,Ce脱O、S后生成的夹杂物上浮、排除,不同类型夹杂物的成因与其形成的热力学条件相关.%In order to improve the refining process of low carbon and high-strength container plates,four steel samples were prepared by adding Ce into the molten steel containing 0.08C-0.60Si-0.45Mn-0.3Cu0.09P(mass%) at 1 873 K in a 3.0 kg vacuum induction furnace under Ar atmosphere (800 Pa).The chemical composition,SEM and EDS analytic results were obtained to study the cleanliness of 0.08C-0.60 Si-0.45Mn-0.3Cu-0.09P-xCe(mass%) steel and the change of inclusions.When [Ce] content was 0,the inclusions were MnS-MgO-A12O3 system; when [Ce] content was in the range of 0.008% ~0.020%,the inclusions were MgO-Al2O3-Ce2O3 system; when [.Ce] content was 0.043%,the inclusions became FePCe-Ce2O3 system and spherical inclusions of 2 μn or even smaller than 0.3 μm were transformed from 7 μm inclusions with irregular shape.The residual area of inclusions in the steel matrix was reduced by 58.1% and the size of inclusions was below 3 μm approximately.The liquid steel was cleaned profoundly due to the floating up and removal of inclusions which were formed by Ce deoxidation and desulfuration.The formation of different kinds of inclusions was relevant to the relative thermodynamic conditions.

  17. Microbiological Corrosion in Low Carbon Steels

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    O. Medina–Custodio

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The Microbiologically Induced Corrosion affects several industries, such as oil industry where it is estimated that 20% to 30% pipes failures are related with microorganism . The chemical reactions generate ions transfer, this validate the use of electrochemical techniques for its analysis. Coupons submerged in a nutritional medium with presence and absence of three different microorganisms during two periods, 48 hours and 28 days we restudied. Polarization resistance (Rp and Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS techniques we re applied to determine the corrosivity of the systems. The results show a greater corrosive effect of abiotic system, this indicates a microorganisms protection effect to the metal, opposite to the first hypothesis. This result was ratified observing surfaces coupons by using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM technique. A possible mechanism based on Evans – Tafel graph is proposed to explain inhibitor microorganism effect.

  18. Modelagem da formação não isotérmica da austenita em um aço de baixo carbono Modeling non-isothermal austenite formation in low carbon steel

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    Geraldo Magela Rodrigues de Almeida

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available A formação da austenita em condições isócronas em um aço de baixo carbono e microligado com Nb, a diferentes taxas de aquecimento e usando curvas dilatométricas, foi estudada utilizando o modelo de Johnson-Mehl-Avrami-Kolmogorov (JMAK, em conjunção com a relação funcional entre a energia de ativação aparente e a taxa de aquecimento. Mostrou-se que essa relação funcional é logarítmica e que a energia de ativação aparente diminui de 152,5 para 118,1 kJ/mol, quando a taxa de aquecimento aumenta de 0,1 para 16 K/s, para o expoente n da equação de JMAK igual a 1,0.The austenite formation under isochronal conditions in Nb micro-alloyed low carbon steel was studied using the Johnson-Mehl-Avrami-Kolmogorov (JMAK model, for different heating rates and by means of dilatometric curves. The functional relationship between the apparent activation energy and heating rate was used in addition to this model. It was shown that this functional relationship is logarithmic and that the apparent activation energy decreases from 152.5 to 118.1 kJ/mol when the heating rate increases from 0.1 to 16 K/s, with the n exponent of the JMAK equation equal to 1.0.

  19. Fama2电解抛光对低碳钢EBSD制备的影响%Fama2 Influence of Electropolishing on EBSD Sample Preparation for Low-carbon Steel

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    楼晓明; 陈剑

    2013-01-01

      电子背散射衍射技术是微区取向分析的强有利工具,它对试样表面状态要求严格。我们以低碳钢板为试验材料,通过电解抛光的方法对表面粗糙和变形层进行剥蚀,改变电解抛光的电压和时间,观察形貌和测定粗糙度,研究电解抛光工艺对样品表面形貌的影响。最终确定最佳的制备工艺为:电压12V,抛光时间40 S,达到表面平整,粗糙度小。%Electron backscattered diffraction technique is a strong beneficial tool for micro area orientation analysis, but it re-quires strictly for sample surface state. By the electrolytic polishing method, this research focuses on removing surface roughness and deformation of denudation, changing the electrolytic polishing voltage and time, and observing morphology and determination of roughness so as to make a research of the electrolytic polishing process on the influence of sample surface morphology based on low carbon steel plate for test material. The optimal voltage is 12V, and the optimal polishing time is 40s in the preparation process. The Surface is flat and the roughness is small.

  20. Test and analysis of dynamic process for spot welding of multilayer low carbon steel sheets%低碳钢多层板点焊动态过程测试与分析

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    李桂中; 丁建; 秦玉蝉; 王文权

    2013-01-01

    In the spot welding process, the spot-welded joints of multilayer sheets were always available. The variation of the sheet thickness is obvious in the spot welding process, which makes the impedance fluctuation drastic in secondary circuit of welding power transformer. Thus, the spot welding heat also fluctuates evidently. In this case, the nugget quality cannot be guaranteed if welding heat is not regulated effectively in real time. By means of dynamic test and analysis of welding thermal process, the applicability of different monitoring methods was discussed for spot welding of multilayer low carbon steel sheets. The scientific basis therefore can be provided for manufacturing enterprises to select the exact monitoring method and to achieve the effective quality control.%在电阻点焊生产过程中,时常会遇到不同层数的搭接点焊接头.由于多层板接头在实际点焊过程的焊材厚度发生了明显的变化,使得焊机二次回路中的阻抗大幅度波动.因而焊接热量也必然产生显著波动.若不能及时有效地实时调节焊接热量,熔核质量无法保证.通过对焊接热过程的动态测试与分析,探讨了3种不同机制监控方法对低碳钢多层数点焊的适应性,为生产企业选择准确的监控模式和进行有效的质量控制提供了科学依据.

  1. Microstructure and properties of low carbon CuNiCrMnMo steel after heat treatment%低碳CuNiCrMnMo钢热处理后的组织与性能

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    程丙贵; 罗咪; 刘东升

    2011-01-01

    设计了一种低碳CuNiCrMnMo钢,并研究了3种热处理工艺(油淬+回火、水淬+回火和轧后直接淬火回火)条件下试验钢的组织与性能.试验钢经油淬和600 ℃回火1 h,屈服强度Rp0.2=645 MPa,抗拉强度Rm=745 MPa,-60 ℃冲击吸收能量为138 J;经水淬和650 ℃回火1 h,屈服强度Rp0.2= 668 MPa,抗拉强度Rm=721 MPa,-80 ℃下冲击吸收能量为216 J.经直接淬火和650 ℃回火1 h,达到最佳的强韧性匹配,即屈服强度Rp0.2=700 MPa,抗拉强度Rm=764 MPa,-80 ℃下冲击吸收能量为182 J.%A low carbon CuNiCrMnMo steel was designed and the microstructure and mechanical properties of the test steel processed by three different heat treatment conditions (oil quenching & tempering, water quenching & tempering as well as direct quenching after rolling & tempering) were investigated.The Rp0.2 of 668 MPa,Rm of 721 MPa, and impact absorbed energy (KV2 )of 138 J at -60 ℃ were achieved by oil quenching and tempering at 600 ℃ for 1 h,while the Rp0.2 of 668 MPa,Rm of 721 MPa and KV2 of 216 J at -80 ℃ were achieved by water quenching and tempering at 650 ℃ for 1 h.As expected, the best combination of strength and low temperature toughness was obtained in the direct quenched and tempered samples with the Rp0.2of 700 MPa,Rm of 764 MPa and KV2 of 182 J even at -80 ℃.

  2. Precipitation Behaviors of Nanometer-sized Carbides in a Niobium-Titanium Contained Low-Carbon Steel%含 Nb -Ti 低碳微合金钢纳米碳化物析出行为

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    李小琳; 王昭东

    2015-01-01

    采用热膨胀仪、显微硬度计和透射电镜研究了等温温度对 Nb -Ti 微合金钢组织性能及析出行为的影响规律.结果表明,在不同温度下等温淬火均得到铁素体与马氏体的双相组织,且随着等温温度的降低,铁素体的体积分数逐渐增大.实验钢中存在两种主要的析出形态,分别为相间析出和弥散析出,且随着等温温度的降低,析出形态逐渐从相间析出向弥散析出转变.通过 HRTEM确定相间析出碳化物具有 NaCl 型晶体结构,晶格常数为0.432 nm,且与铁素体基体满足 Baker -Nutting (B -N)关系.铁素体相的维氏硬度随着等温温度的降低而逐渐增大.%The microstructure,mechanical properties and precipitation behaviors in a low carbon Nb-Ti micro-alloyed steel were investigated using the dilatometer,Vickers-hardness tester and transmission electron microscope.The results showed that the microstructure of the experimental steel treated by an isothermal quenching process under different temperatures all mainly consisted of ferrite and martensite phases.The volume fraction of ferrite phase increased with the decrease of the isothermal temperature.Both of the interphase precipitation and supersaturated precipitation of carbides appeared in the samples treated by the isothermal quenching process.Along with the decrease of isothermal temperature,the precipitation form gradually changed from the interphase precipitation to supersaturated precipitation.Furthermore,the interphase-precipitated carbides had a NaCl-type crystal structure with a lattice parameter of 0.432 nm and obeyed the Baker -Nutting (B -N)orientation relationship with respect to the ferrite matrix which confirmed by HRTEM. The Vickers-hardness of the ferrite increased with the decrease of the isothermal temperature.

  3. Maldives Low Carbon Development Strategy

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    Fenhann, Jørgen Villy; Ramlau, Marianne

    This report presents the findings of a study for low carbon development strategy for Maldives. The study was implemented under the Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MEE), Maldives and URC and was financed by Danida, Denmark’s development aid agency under...

  4. EFFECT OF GRAIN SIZE ON ATMOSPHERIC CORROSION RESISTANCE OF ULTRA-LOW CARBON IF STEEL%晶粒尺寸对超低碳IF钢耐大气腐蚀性能的影响

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    汪兵; 刘清友; 王向东

    2012-01-01

    采用不同轧制及热处理工艺制备了化学成分相同而晶粒尺寸不同的3种超低碳IF钢试样.采用浸泡腐蚀、周浸腐蚀、原子力显微镜(AFM)及扫描电镜(SEM)微观分析、电化学阻抗测试等手段对晶粒尺寸与IF钢耐大气腐蚀性能之间的规律进行了研究.AFM及SEM微观分析结果表明,随着晶粒尺寸从15μm增加到220 μm,超低碳IF钢浸泡腐蚀后晶界处的局部腐蚀更加严重,腐蚀裂纹处的深度加深,裂纹宽度变宽.超低碳IF钢晶粒尺寸从15μm增加到46μm,周浸腐蚀实验后锈层中空洞和裂纹增多,锈层电阻下降,耐候性下降;晶粒尺寸进一步增大到220 μm后,锈层整体致密性得到增加,锈层电阻上升,耐候性得到增加.对晶粒尺寸影响耐大气腐蚀性能的机理进行了讨论.晶粒尺寸增大后晶界能的减少使得腐蚀表面的宏观总体缺陷数量有所减少,耐候性有所提高;但是晶粒尺寸增大后晶界处因局部腐蚀电流密度增大将会在局部造成更深的腐蚀坑槽并降低耐候性;晶粒尺寸的变化对钢铁材料耐大气腐蚀性能的影响不仅要考虑其对晶界局部腐蚀电流密度的影响,而且还必须考虑对基体整体晶界能所造成的影响.%Three kinds of ultra-low carbon IF steel with different grain sizes, and same chemical composition were prepared by different rolling and heat treat process. The relationship between grain size and atmospheric corrosion resistance of IF steel was investigated by immersion corrosion test, cyclic immersion corrosion test, AFM/SEM micro-analysis and electrochemical test. The results show that the local corrosion in grain boundary increases after immersion corrosion test, the depth of crack in grain boundary becomes deeper and the width of crack becomes wider with grain sizes of IF steel increase from 15 μm to 220 μm. The crack and cavity in the rust after cycle immersion corrosion test are increased and the atmospheric

  5. 直读光谱法测定超低碳钢板的碳含量%Determination of Carbon in Steel Sheets of Ultra-Low Carbon Content by Direct-Reading Atomic Emission Spectrography

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    李吉; 牟正明; 包雪鹏; 孙国燕

    2014-01-01

    用一系列含碳量(wC )在0.002%~0.03%范围内的标准物质在直读光谱仪上按选定的工作条件测定各样品的碳量。根据所得每一样品的一系列测定值以及各项统计量,分析并判断了直读光谱法在测定钢板中超低碳含量的准确度和精密度水平。试验结果表明:①测定结果的准确度受样品的基体背景及仪器标准化条件的影响,引入了系统误差;据此建议选择与待测样品基体匹配的标准物质校准仪器并选择合理的仪器标准化条件。②在上述含碳量范围内,所得测定值的S%值(包括10次测定和5次测定的计算值)差异较小,其极值之差为3×10-4%,但对相对标准偏差有显著影响,其最低值在2%左右,而最高值达21%。③在所选定的测定条件下,对碳含量在10-5数量级的样品而言,准确度或系统误差的波动范围在±1×10-4%范围内。%A set of CRM′s with values of wC% ranged from 0.002% to 0.03% was analyzed for their carbon contents with a direct reading AES under the specified working conditions.A statistical study was made based on data obtained,i.e.,the values ofwC% of each of the CRM′s and their statistics and levels of accuracy and precision of the method for determination of ultra-low carbon in steel sheets were assessed.It was shown that:① accuracy of the analytical results was affected by the matrix background of individual sample and standardization condition of the instrument,it is advised to choose CRM′s having similar composition with the sample for calibration of instrument and rational condition of standardization;② in the range of carbon content concerned,only small differences among values of S% (either for n=5 or 10)were obtained with difference of extreme values of 3×10-4 %,but significant differences of values of RSD% were observed with min.and max.values of 2% and 21% respectively;and ③ range of fluctuation of systematic

  6. Texture Evolution of Low-Carbon and Low-Silicon Non-Oriented Electrical Steel Produced by TSCR%TSCR试制低碳低硅无取向电工钢织构的演变

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    匡元辉; 李建军; 岳尔斌; 仇圣桃; 施哲

    2012-01-01

    研究了模拟TSCR流程生产的低碳低硅无取向电工钢在热轧-冷轧-退火过程中织构的演变。对热轧板采用EBSD技术进行织构的测定,而对冷轧板和退火板采用X射线衍射技术进行了织构的测定。结果表明:热轧板沿板厚方向织构变化比较明显,在1/10处主要织构为α纤维织构和γ纤维织构;在1/4厚度处出现了较强的γ纤维织构;在1/2厚度处主要为较强的{001}〈110〉织构,其他织构分布漫散。冷轧板表面和中心处主要织构均为α纤维织构和γ纤维织构,但是在中心处两织构强度都显著减弱。退火板表面和中心处α纤维织构基本消失,γ纤维织构织构进一步加强,出现了{110}〈001〉高斯织构和{001}〈010〉立方织构。%Texture evolution of low-carbon and low-silicon non oriented electrical steel produced by simulating TSCR in hot roiling, cold roiling and annealing process was investigated. The texture of hot rolled strip was measured by EBSD, yet the texture of cold rolled strip and annealed strip was measured by X-ray diffraction technology. The resuits show that the texture intensity along the thickness direction in the hot roiled strip change obviously, there are mostly a-fibre texture and 7-fibre texture in the 1/10 thickness. Quite strong 7 texture appears in the 1/4 thickness. There is mainly strong { 001 } (110)texture in the 1/2 thickness, and the other textrue distribute dispersedly. In the surface and center of the cold rolled strip, the main texture are a-fibre and γ fibre texture, but both of the texture are weaked obviously in the center. In the surface and center of the annealed strip, the a fibre texture disappears ba sically and the γ-fibre texture strengthen a lot. Meanwhile there are {110 } (001)goss texture and {001} (010)cubic texture.

  7. Effect of Humidity on Corrosion Behavior of Low Carbon Steel in Atmosphere Containing SO_2%含SO_2大气中湿度对低碳钢腐蚀行为的影响

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    林翠; 陈三娟; 肖志阳

    2012-01-01

    Through simulated polluted atmospheric corrosion system,the effect of relative humidity(RH) on the corrosion morphology and the growth process of corrosion products of 20 low carbon steel in atmosphere containing 5×10-6 volume fraction SO2 was studied by means of optical microscopy,SEM,XRD and XPS.The results show that the corrosion products were mainly composed of α-FeOOH,γ-FeOOH,FeSO4,Fe3O4,γ-Fe2O3 under the enviroment of different relative humidities,and the concentration of FeOOH increased with increase of RH,and the corrosion rate increased,too.When the RH were 65% and 75%,the corrosion curves was divided into two stages which respectively followed by exponential increase and the linear growth.When the RH were 85% and 95%,the corrosion curves followed by linear growth.At the enviroment of RH of 65%,the corrosion products grew in the form of corrosion-ring.With increase of RH,the filiform corrosion products were found around the corrosion-ring.When the RH was 95%,it was filiform corrosion products with cellular corrosion products,and obvious pits were observed under the cellular corrosion products.%采用模拟污染大气腐蚀系统,利用光学显微镜、SEM、XRD和XPS等研究了湿度对含体积分数为5×10-6的SO2环境中20低碳钢腐蚀形貌和腐蚀产物生长过程的影响。结果表明:在不同湿度环境中,腐蚀产物均主要由α-FeOOH、γ-FeOOH、FeSO4、Fe3O4、γ-Fe2O3组成;随湿度增大,FeOOH含量增多,低碳钢的腐蚀速率增大;在相对湿度为65%,75%时,腐蚀曲线分为指数增加和线性增加2个阶段,在85%,95%时,腐蚀曲线符合线性增长规律;在相对湿度为65%的环境中,腐蚀产物主要以腐蚀圈形式生长,随着相对湿度增加,腐蚀圈周围有短小丝状腐蚀产物出现;在相对湿度为95%时主要为丝状腐蚀产物,其上伴随有胞状腐蚀产物生成,且在胞状腐蚀产物下存在明显的腐蚀坑。

  8. 直读光谱法测定超低碳钢板的碳含量%Determination of Carbon in Steel Sheets of Ultra-Low Carbon Content by Direct-Reading Atomic Emission Spectrography

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    李吉; 牟正明; 包雪鹏; 孙国燕

    2014-01-01

    A set of CRM′s with values of wC% ranged from 0.002% to 0.03% was analyzed for their carbon contents with a direct reading AES under the specified working conditions.A statistical study was made based on data obtained,i.e.,the values ofwC% of each of the CRM′s and their statistics and levels of accuracy and precision of the method for determination of ultra-low carbon in steel sheets were assessed.It was shown that:① accuracy of the analytical results was affected by the matrix background of individual sample and standardization condition of the instrument,it is advised to choose CRM′s having similar composition with the sample for calibration of instrument and rational condition of standardization;② in the range of carbon content concerned,only small differences among values of S% (either for n=5 or 10)were obtained with difference of extreme values of 3×10-4 %,but significant differences of values of RSD% were observed with min.and max.values of 2% and 21% respectively;and ③ range of fluctuation of systematic error (or of accuracy)for determination of carbon content at the magnitude of 10-5 attained to values ranged in ±1×10-4 %.%用一系列含碳量(wC )在0.002%~0.03%范围内的标准物质在直读光谱仪上按选定的工作条件测定各样品的碳量。根据所得每一样品的一系列测定值以及各项统计量,分析并判断了直读光谱法在测定钢板中超低碳含量的准确度和精密度水平。试验结果表明:①测定结果的准确度受样品的基体背景及仪器标准化条件的影响,引入了系统误差;据此建议选择与待测样品基体匹配的标准物质校准仪器并选择合理的仪器标准化条件。②在上述含碳量范围内,所得测定值的S%值(包括10次测定和5次测定的计算值)差异较小,其极值之差为3×10-4%,但对相对标准偏差有显著影响,其最低值在2%左右,而最高值达21%。③在所选定的测

  9. Development of a New Armor Steel and its Ballistic Performance

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    S. Hakan Atapek

    2013-01-01

    In this study, a boron added armor steel was developed according to standard rolled homogenous armor steel, MIL-A-12560, and metallographic-fractographic examinations were carried out to understand its deformation characteristics and perforation mode after interaction with a 7.62 mm armor piercing projectile. The microstructure of the developed steel was characterized by light and scanning electron microscope to evaluate its matrix after application of several heat treatments consisting of au...

  10. Smelting Process Research of Ultra-low Carbon Duplex Stainless Steel of 00Cr14Ni5Mo3Al%超低碳双相不锈钢00Cr14Ni5Mo3Al冶炼工艺研究

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    赵杰; 郭淑娟; 张秀丽

    2012-01-01

    00Crl4Ni5Mo3Al is a new ultra low carbon martensite-ferrite dual phase stainless steel, it can fit well to our country color film? Film career development and application of extrusion coating technology and new materials. In this paper,combining with the high production costs status of ultra low carbon dual-phase stainless steel 00Crl4Ni5Mo3Al in Fush-un steel group, adopting the appropriate measures, the new smelting crafts was made successfully from the vacuum induction furnace -h ESR technology to electric furnace +VOD-H ESR smelting, the forging process was improved too. Results indicated that the new process was reasonable and practicable, it can not only ensure the chemical composition of the steel and good quality, but also can greatly reduce the costs of production.%00Cr14Ni5Mo3Al是一种新型的超低碳马氏体一铁素体双相不锈钢,是应我国彩色电影、胶片事业的发展而得到应用的挤压涂布工艺新材料.结合抚钢生产的超低碳双相不锈钢00Cr14Ni5Mo3Al成本较高的现状,通过制订相应的生产工艺措施,成功将真空感应炉+电渣工艺改为电炉+ VOD+电渣工艺冶炼,并进行锻造工艺改进.结果表明,新工艺合理可行,既保证了钢的化学成分及良好的内部质量,同时又大大地降低了生产成本.

  11. Some Considerations about Low-Carbon Logistics

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    LI Yifan

    2013-01-01

    More and more People have paid attention to low-carbon logistics.This article,based on the characteristics of low-carbon logistics,proposes the effective ways to achieve low-carbon logistics,including logistics information,effective supply chain management,establishing environmental logistics and reverse logistics.

  12. Deliberating on low carbon development

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    Low carbon development (LCD) is a much used word in development circles today. As such, governments are actively exploring how to achieve their growth targets through a low carbon trajectory or even through a 'carbon neutral' pathway. This is a new area that challenges how development has been done so far, calling for not only a serious rethink of old practices but also contesting entrenched value systems. In this viewpoint, we explore some of the underlying issues that are driving the process of mainstreaming climate change in development. Recognising that there are variations in LCD, we map out the diversity of understandings and interpretations with a view to lay out the range of possibilities that countries can consider. We argue that whilst countries should certainly draw lessons from the experiences of others on mainstreaming climate change in their policies and practices, the version of LCD that each country follows needs to emerge from within its own national reality, anchored in its development prospects, aspirations and capacities.

  13. Low Carbon: Do the Green Thing

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    Wang Ting

    2010-01-01

    @@ Apparently,till the end of the year 2009,the words related with climate change,Copenhagen,as well as low-carbon almost spread all over the world.Just click the web,only 0.14 seconds,nearly 27,600,000 low-carbon related results were showcasing obviously.Low carbon economy,low carbon life...the things that related with the 'low-carbon' has become a trend or a focus,gradually changing our daily life;or,the whole world cares more about their living condition and makes effort to avoid suffering the crack of doom that the '2012' told us.

  14. Research on the E347L-16 and E309L-16 Ultra-low Carbon Stainless Steel Welding Rod%E347 L-16和 E309 L-16超低碳不锈钢电焊条研制

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    林钢; 吴树雄

    2013-01-01

    Aiming at the lack of carbon control and technics performance of welding rod, the E347L-16 and E309L-16 ultra-low carbon stainless steel welding rod are designed by changing the formula.The test show the new product has same content of carbon with import welding rod and its other chemical element can meet the standard demend and is suitable for same series stainless steel and dissimilar steel welding .%针对国产焊条在碳的控制和工艺性能上的不足,通过改进的配方设计研制了E347 L-16、E309 L-16两种超低碳不锈钢焊条。通过试验发现,新研制的焊条碳含量与进口焊条相当,其它化学的成份均符合标准要求,适用于相同系列的不锈钢及异种钢焊接。

  15. Low Carbon:Do the Green Thing

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    2010-01-01

    Apparently, till the end of the year 2009, the words related with climate change, Copenhagen, as well as low-carbon almost spread all over the world. Just click the web, only 0.14 seconds, nearly 27,600,000 low-carbon related results were showcasing obviously. Low carbon economy, low carbon life…the things that related with the ’low-carbon’ has become a trend or a focus, gradually changing our daily life; or, the whole world cares more about their living condition and makes effort to avoid suffering the crack of doom that the ’2012’ told us.

  16. Overview of Low-carbon Economy Research

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    2010-01-01

    The paper has a detailed literature review in low-carbon economy research of academic circle in our country from three aspects that are conception and connotation of low-carbon economy, necessity and urgency of developing low-carbon economy and path choice of realizing low-carbon economy in our country. low-carbon economy is the "green economy" that obtains the maximum output by discharging minimum greenhouse gases with the main characteristics of "three low and three high" that are low energy consumption, low pollution, low discharge and high effect, high efficiency, high benefit. To China, developing low-carbon economy is the inevitable choice in realizing peaceful rising and sustainable development as a responsible large country. It conforms to world trends and corresponds to China’s actual conditions. Finally, the paper makes a overview of the path choice in realizing low-carbon economy in our country from eight aspects-integral countermeasures and suggestions, technology innovation, consumption pattern innovation, policy innovation, environmental and financial innovation, building low-carbon city, establishing carbon trading market and developing low-carbon agriculture.

  17. Physical and chemical evaluation of the effect of a magnetic field on the electrodeposition of Ni in low carbon steel; Evaluacion fisica y quimica del efecto de un campo magnetico en la electrodeposicion de Ni en acero bajo carbono

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    Campo G, G. A.

    2015-07-01

    In this study nickel coatings were obtained, with and without the presence of magnetic field at 60 degrees Celsius for 7, 12 and 17 minutes on substrates of AISI 1018 carbon steel, from a classical type Watts solution. The properties of the coatings were studied by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy, hardness tester and roughness tester, the electrochemical behavior of the films was also studied through RP and EIE and also capacitance calculations, corrosion rate and thickness were made. In general, the magnetic field has a negative influence on the physical and chemical properties of an electrodeposited Ni steel AISI 1018. The details are discussed in this research. (Author)

  18. Green Growth and Low Carbon Society

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    Müller, Anders Riel; Tonami, Aki

    This paper ask the question of what makes Low Carbon and Green Growth and Low Carbon Society policy concepts that have not only gained foothold in their countries of origin, but also globally. Autobiography analysis is employed to discover the stories that these concepts tell about developmental ...

  19. Ce2O3微粒对低碳钢夹杂和晶粒度的影响%Effect of Ce2O3 Particle on Crystal Grain Size and Inclusion of Low Carbon Steel

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    彭军; 王键; 李样兵; 郭瑞华; 安胜利

    2012-01-01

    The effect of Ce2O3 particle on inclusion and crystal grain size of steel product was studied by adding Ce2O3 particle into steel. The result shows the content of inclusion in steel will not increase when the particle size of Ce2O3 is lower than 1.13 |xm, but the content of inclusion will obviously increase when the size is higher than 2.34 μm. The Ce2O3 particle can combine with sulfide inclusion and deoxided product, which has the same function as adding rare earth alloy into steel partially. The Ce2O3 particle can reduce the size of crystal grain of cast structure. The average size of crystal grain is reduced from 180 μm to 90~75 μm. And it can also reduce the size of crystal grain of rolled structure. The degree is reduced from level 6.5 to level 11. The best economic and technical norms can be got when the size of Ce2O3 particle is 1.13 μm and the adding content is 0.5% of the content of metal.%通过在钢中外加Ce2O3微粒的方法,研究Ce2O3微粒对钢材夹杂物和晶粒度的影响.结果表明,Ce2O3粒度不大于1.13 μm时,钢中夹杂物含量不会增加,粒度大于2.34 μm时夹杂物含量会明显增加.外加Ce2O3微粒可以和钢中硫化物夹杂和脱氧产物结合,起到加稀土合金的部分作用.Ce2O3微粒可以细化铸态晶粒的粒度,晶粒平均尺寸由180 μm降低到90~75 μm;也可显著降低轧态组织的晶粒度,使晶粒度由6.5级降低到11级.当添加Ce2O3微粒粒度为1.13 μm,加入量为金属量的0.5%时,可以取得最好的经济技术指标.

  20. 超快速退火下超低碳钢的再结晶行为研究%RECRYSTALLIZATION OF ULTRA-LOW CARBON STEEL SHEET AFTER ULTRA-RAPID ANNEALING

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    侯自勇; 许云波; 吴迪

    2012-01-01

    对2种冷轧超低碳钢(Nb+Ti-IF钢和高Nb-IF钢)进行了再结晶退火实验,对比研究了2种钢在超快速退火(加热速率约为300℃/s)下的再结晶组织和织构特征.结果表明,在超快速退火工艺下,含C和Nb量较高的Nb-IF钢再结晶平均晶粒尺寸与普通退火工艺下无明显差别(均为(11.0±0.3)μm),再结晶织构峰值{223}的取向密度由普通退火工艺下的23.9降低到18.0,且织构类型分散.分析表明,较高的C和Nb含量在超快速退火工艺下推迟再结晶的发生,提高再结晶温度,增加了其非γ取向形核所占比率,恶化//ND取向织构,是其织构强度减弱的原因.在超快速退火工艺下,再结晶平均晶粒尺寸是否细化是高形核密度、极短的长大时间的晶粒细化效应与高晶界迁移速率的晶粒粗化效应相互竞争的结果,极大变形量和细晶作用产生的高形核密度造成形核点饱和,降低了超快速退火相对于普通退火工艺的晶粒细化效应,是晶粒细化不明显的主要因素.%A new annealing technology has been developed in order to conduct fast steel annealing. The microstructure and texture of the Nb+Ti stabilized interstitial-free (IF) steel and high Nb-IF steel highly cold deformed to a reduction of 94.2% after ultra-rapid annealing (URA) process with heating rates approximately 300 ℃/s were characterized by means of OM, TEM, EBSD and XRD. The experimental results indicate that the recrystallization process is significantly accelerated and the finish recrystallization temperature is increased after URA. Moreover, the fully recrystallization can be obtained in as short as about 0.41 s, compared with about 4 s in the conventional annealing (CA) process with heating rates approximately 20° C/s. In the fully recrystallized condition, the grain size and intensity of {445}(231) fiber in the Nb+Ti-IF steel, about 11.2 μm and 15.6, can be observed in one URA cycle, respectively. However, the grain size and

  1. Strategies for Local Low-Carbon Development

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    Zhou, Nan [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Price, Lynn [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Fridley, David [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Ohshita, Stephanie [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Khanna, Nina [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Min, Hu [Energy Foundation China, Beijing (China); Xiulian, Hu [Energy Research Inst., Beijing (China)

    2012-11-14

    Cities around the world are implementing policies and programs with the goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as well as save energy, reduce costs, and protect the local, regional, and global environment. In China, low-carbon development is a key element of the 12th Five Year Plan. Pilot low-carbon development zones have been initiated in five provinces and eight cities and many other locations around China also want to pursue a low-carbon development pathway. This booklet provides information for government officials, policy makers, program designers and implementers, provincial and city planners, and others who want an overview of the key options available for low-carbon development at local level. These Strategies for Local Low-Carbon Development draw from successful experiences from around the world. Information is provided for low-carbon actions that can be taken in the sectors of (1) Industry, (2) Buildings and Appliances, (3) Electric Power, (4) Consumption and Waste Management, (5) Transportation and Urban Form, and (6) Agriculture and Forestry. A description of each policy is provided along with information on the stakeholders involved in implementation, the conditions for successful implementation, the expected energy and carbon savings, and the policy cost-effectiveness. Case studies show how each policy has been implemented somewhere around the world. While there are many low-carbon options available for local implementation, this booklet aims to provide guidance on those that have been most successful, that have the largest impact, and that are cost-effective in order to support low-carbon development efforts in Chinese cities.

  2. Applicability Assessment of Phase Transfromation Models of Low Carbon Steel in Laminar Flow Cooling Process%层流冷却过程低碳钢相变模型的适用性分析

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    程杰锋; 唐广波; 刘正东

    2011-01-01

    Available austenite phase transformation models of C-Mn steels were collected and compared to investigate their applicability. Five groups of incubation period models (according to Scheil's additivity rule) were used to calculate ferrite transformation start temperature, seven groups of avrami equations were used to describe phase transformation kinetic process, and five groups of grain size models were used to predict ferrite grain size after transformation completion. By use of a developed integrated process modeling system in which thermal, mechanical and metallurgical processes from reheating furnace to coiling of a steel strip had been numerically and successfully coupled together. Phase transformation process was investigated under three different runout table cooling conditions (cooling rate is 10 ℃/s, 20 ℃/s and 40 ℃/s respectively) during hot strip rolling at 2050 HSM of Baosteel Co. Ltd. Applicability of phase transformation models were discussed by comparing the calculated data with experimental data. The results show that models proposed by Kwon are suitable for the incubation period,models of Avrami equations proposed by Liu, Donnay and Sun are suitable for the kinetics of phase transformation, and for the ferrite grain size, models proposed by Hodgson is suitable.%选取了现有典型的C-Mn钢相变过程的物理冶金模型,包括5组孕育期模型、7组相变动力学方程模型、5组相变后铁素体晶粒尺寸模型.利用自行开发的组织性能预报系统软件模拟计算了在3组实际冷却工艺条件下各模型的奥氏体转变过程,并对各模型进行了评价.结果表明,对于所设定的成分和工艺条件,适用性较好的孕育期模型是Kwon所提出的模型;适用性较好的动力学方程模型是Liu、Donnay和Sun所提出的模型;适用性较好的铁索体晶粒尺寸模型是Hodgson所提出的模型.

  3. Research on the static recrystallization behavior in deep drawing low carbon steel%低碳冲压钢板静态再结晶行为的研究

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    李萧; 杨平; 林瑞民; 刘西峰

    2011-01-01

    利用背散射电子衍射(EBSD)技术和X射线衍射(XRD)对SPCD冷轧钢板缓慢升温退火工艺下的再结晶取向特征、织构的形成规律及与形变织构的关系进行研究,并与快速加热退火工艺下的IF钢再结晶取向特点进行对比.结果表明:宏观织构显示冷轧态下{111}〈112〉形变织构稳定存在,随后的再结晶过程中γ线上存在{111}〈112〉与{111}〈110〉织构的竞争,其中再结晶初期{111} 〈112〉织构占主导,后期{111} 〈110〉吞食{112} 〈110〉和{001}〈110〉织构进而取代{111}〈112〉作为γ线织构的主导取向;不同取向新晶粒具有不同的再结晶形核地点:{111} 〈110〉新晶粒主要在{112}〈110〉和{111} 〈112〉形变晶粒的晶界处形核;{111}〈112〉新晶粒主要在相同取向的形变晶粒内形核;而{110} 〈001〉新晶粒主要在{111}〈112〉形变晶粒的形变带内形核.%Taking SPCD cold rolled steel sheet as the example, the nuclei orientational characteristic, the formation mechanism of recrystallization texture and the relationship between recrystallization and deformation texture were investigated during annealing with slow heating technique. In the meanwhile, the comparison with reacrystallization orientational characteristic of IF steel during annealing with rapid heating technique was further discussed. The results showed that new grains with different orientations had different recrystallization nucleation sites, {111} 〈 110〉 orientational new grains nucleated at grain boundaries of deformed grains with { 111} 〈112〉 and {112} 〈110〉 orientation, while {111} 〈112〉 nucleated at deformation bands of deformed matrix with the same orientation, and {110} 〈001〉 nucleated at deformation band of deformed grains with {111} 〈112〉. Texture evolution during the recrystallization revealed that, {111} 〈010〉formed preferentially in the early stage, then further replaced {111} 〈112〉, consuming {112

  4. Effects of cyclic cryogenic treatment on microstructure and mechanical properties of low carbon martensitic stainless bearing steel%循环冷处理对低碳马氏体不锈轴承钢组织和性能的影响

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    薛茹娜; 李绍宏; 袁晓虹; 姜雯; 孙虎代; 赵昆渝; 杨卯生

    2015-01-01

    Effects of cyclic cryogenic treatment on microstructure and mechanical properties of a Fe-Cr-Co-Ni-Mo low carbon martensitic stainless bearing steel were investigated. The results show that the martensitic laths refines. In corresponding, the hardness increases and the impact energy decreases with the cyclic cryogenic treatment and tempering time increasing. The retained austenite reduces during cryogenic treatment and at last about 2% thin film-like retained austenite is distributed between martensite laths after second tempering.%研究了循环冷处理对一种Fe-Cr-Co-Ni-Mo系低碳马氏体不锈轴承钢组织和性能的影响。结果表明,随着冷处理和高温回火次数的增加,马氏体板条细化,钢的硬度升高,相应的冲击吸收能量降低。冷处理促使钢中残留奥氏体量减少,最终约有2%的薄膜状残留奥氏体分布于马氏体板条间。

  5. Aplicación del rayo láser de CO2 para soldar laminas de acero bajo carbono // Application of the ray laser of CO2 to weld sheets of steel low carbon

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    Enrique J. Martínez D

    1999-07-01

    very thin sheets is facilitated, that which difficultly is achieved withthe processes common of welding. This technique also presents the advantage that easily you can automate, producing weldings ofhigh precision with low contamination.The study consists on carrying out an investigation on the process of welding of thin sheets using a laser of CO2 of low power incontinuous way, focusing the laser with a lens of ZnSe and using industrial argon to control the atmosphere around the treated regionand to avoid the oxidation. To carry out the process, you design a device for ' to displace the sample at 45o with regard to thetrajectory of the ray laser in precise form; the welding was carried out to it collides and without material contribution.The work was carried out on sheets of steel of low coal of caliber 24 and 26. The welded samples were subjected to: tractionrehearsal, visual analysis, analysis metalográfico and microdureza tests. The obtained results show that it can be carried out theprocess easily, by means of the control of the most important variables, in such a way that once established, the operator doesn't needa great experience in the handling of this technique to carry out the process with high quality. The carried out analyses confirm thatby means of this technique it is possible to obtain uniform welding cords, with good mechanical properties.Key words: Welding, laser.

  6. Development of Nb Microalloyed Low Carbon Steel Plate with Ultra-fine Grains in Surface Layer%Nb微合金低碳钢表层超细晶中厚板的研制

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    杜海军; 栗春; 赵德文; 王国栋

    2011-01-01

    应用中间坯加速冷却-轧制-轧后加速冷却工艺轧制的10mm表层超细晶(1~5 μm)Nb微合金高强度钢板,超细晶层厚度为0.5~2.0 mm,其屈服强度达到640 MPa,抗拉强度740 MPa,伸长率达到27%,-40℃冲击吸收功大于130 J.利用光学电镜、扫描电镜和透射电镜观察分析组织,得到如下结论:铁素体晶粒超细化的机制是过冷奥氏体应变诱导铁素体相变,先共析和应变诱导的铁素体动态再结晶;强化机制为细晶强化,Nb析出物的弥散析出强化,位错及亚结构强化;在实施中间坯加速冷却前通过再结晶区轧制得到细化的奥氏体晶粒,或未再结晶区轧制获得形变奥氏体晶粒,或在中间坯加速冷却后增大轧制压缩比,和降低轧后加速冷却的终冷温度均有利于获得表层超细晶粒,同时增大整个厚向超细晶粒比例.%A 10 mm thick Nb microalloyed high strength steel with ultra-fine grains (1~5 μm) in surface layer is obtained by applying the accelerated cooling intermediate slab-rolling-post rolling accelerated cooling process, the thickness of ultra-fine grains layer lies between 0.5 and 2.0 mm. It has 640 MPa yield strength, 740 MPa tensile strength, 27% elongation and more than 130 J impact absorbing energy at -40 ℃. Microstructure investigation is done by using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. The results show the mechanism of ultra-fined ferrite is deformation induced undercooling austenite to ferrite transformation (DIT), and conjunction with dynamic recrystallizatiun (DRX) of proeutectoid ferrite and DIF ferrite.The strengthening mechanism is fmc grain strengthening, Nb precipitation strengthening, dislocation and substructure strengthening.Before accelerated cooling of intermediate slab, to obtain refined austenite grains through recrystallization region rolling or deformed ones through non-recrystallization region rolling, or to increase the

  7. Financing low carbon energy access in Africa

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    Modern energy access in Africa is critical to meeting a wide range of developmental challenges including poverty reduction and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Despite having a huge amount and variety of energy resources, modern energy access in the continent is abysmal, especially Sub-Saharan Africa. Only about 31% of the Sub-Saharan African population have access to electricity while traditional biomass energy accounts for over 80% of energy consumption in many Sub-Saharan African countries. With energy use per capita among the lowest in the world, there is no doubt that Africa will need to increase its energy consumption to drive economic growth and human development. Africa also faces a severe threat from global climate change with vulnerabilities in several key areas or sectors in the continent including agriculture, water supply, energy, etc. Low carbon development provides opportunities for African countries to improve and expand access to modern energy services while also building low-emission and climate-resilient economies. However, access to finance from different sources will be critical in achieving these objectives. This paper sets out to explore the financial instruments available for low carbon energy access in Africa including the opportunities, markets and risks in low carbon energy investments in the continent. - Highlights: ► Access to finance will be critical to achieving low carbon energy access in Africa. ► Domestic finance will be important in leveraging private finance. ► Private sector participation in modern and clean energy in Africa is still low. ► Many financing mechanisms exist for low carbon energy access in Africa. ► The right institutional frameworks are critical to achieving low carbon energy access in Africa.

  8. Low-Carbon Innovation and Development

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    Lema, Rasmus; Johnson, Bjørn; Andersen, Allan Dahl;

    In this Thematic Review we communicate relevant insights from the Globelics research community to policy circles and development donor organisations. The key issues addressed are, firstly, how the notion of LICS can help us understand the challenges of low carbon development (LCD), and secondly...

  9. Sharing a Low-Carbon Future

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    2010-01-01

    On March 25,2010,Office Park held the "Sharing a Low-Carbon Future with You" promotional conference for its new building,Tower C,situated in the center of the Beijing CBD.More than 150 represen-tatives of agencies and media organizations in Beijing attended this grand event.The

  10. Sustainable Low Carbon Transport Scenarios for India

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    Shukla, P.R.; Dhar, Subash; Mittal, Shivika

    2014-01-01

    are delineated that would facilitate the sustainable low carbon transformation of India’s transport sector. The long term energy and emission trajectory of India’s transport sector is assessed under alternate scenarios using the integrated assessment modelling framework. Co-benefits like energy security...

  11. Brazil Low Carbon Case Study : Waste

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    2010-01-01

    This report synthesis the findings for the waste sector of a broader study, the Brazil low carbon study, which was undertaken by the World Bank in its initiative to support Brazil's integrated effort towards reducing national and global emissions of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) while promoting long term development. The purpose of the present report is to assist in the preparation of public poli...

  12. China Firmly Committed to Low Carbon Economy

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    2009-01-01

    @@ The creation of a "low carbon" economy that will provide jobs and clean up industry is now a crucial policy objective for countries trying to spend their way out of the world economic downturn. A recent report by HSBC calculates that the United States is allocating 12 per cent of its fiscal stimulus to the green economy and China, 34per cent.

  13. Developing Potential of Low-carbon Agriculture in Heilongjiang Province

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    Yang Hui; Li Cui-xia; Chen Yao; Fu Rao

    2012-01-01

    Based on the trace of origin and development process of low-carbon economy, the paper defined the concept of low- carbon agriculture. As a case, the development of low-carbon advantage and disadvantage of agriculture in Heilongjiang Province made a systematic analysis of factors; it based on the empirical and comparative analysis of low-carbon development in Heilongjiang Province and put forward countermeasures and suggestions of agriculture. At last, the low-carbon agriculture was prospected in the future.

  14. INFLUENCE RESEARCH OF COLD PLASTIC DEFORMATION ON DIFFUSION SATURATION PROCESS BY CARBON AND BORON OF THE LOW-CARBON AND BORON-CONTAINING ALLOYS

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    N. Yu. Filonenko

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available This work is devoted to the study of influence of cold prestrain with degree of deformation within the range 0…40 % on diffusion saturation with boron and carbon for low-carbon and boron steels. It is determined that the plastic prestrain with degree of deformation 20 % at temperature 750 °С for the low-carbon steel promote increasing of boron-cementation layer thickness by 25 % and microhardness of perlite layer by 20 %.

  15. Uso del Parámetro de Redondez para Evaluar la Cavitación Intergranular en un Acero de bajo Carbono Microaleado con Niobio Deformado Isotérmicamente Use of the Roundness Parameter to Evaluate Intergranular Cavitation of Low Carbon Niobium Microalloyed Steel under Isothermal Deformation

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    E. Hurtado

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Se realizaron ensayos de tracción a temperaturas de 640°C, 840°C, 900°C y 960°C para velocidades de desplazamiento de cabezal de 1.35 mm/min y 13.5 mm/min para determinar el comportamiento de la formación de cavidades en un acero de bajo carbono microaleado con niobio deformado isotérmicamente. Después de la fractura en pruebas de tensión en caliente, un corte longitudinal de la muestra permite evaluar la forma y tamaño de las cavidades por microscopía óptica y análisis de imágenes. En ambos casos se presentaron cavidades en forma de zig-zag en las muestras ensayadas a 900°C, temperatura que está dentro de un intervalo donde hay la más baja ductilidad de este acero bajo cargas de tensión. Se encontró que las cavidades formadas 1.35 mm/min, para esta misma temperatura, presentan tamaños mayores y menor valor del parámetro de redondez.Hot tensile tests were carried out on low-carbon niobium microalloyed steel at four temperatures: 640°C, 840°C, 900°C and 960°C, for crosshead speeds of 1.35 mm/min and 13.5 mm/min in order to evaluate cavity formation behavior during isothermic deformation. After fracture in a hot tensile test, transverse sample sectioning allowed the evaluation of shape and size of cavities formed during the test using optical microscopy and image analysis. In both cases zigzag shaped cavities were observed at 900°C, a temperature within the range of the lowest ductility for this steel under uniaxial tensile load conditions. It was found that cavities formed at 1.35 mm/min at this temperature were greater in size, and had a lower relative value for the roundness parameter.

  16. Steel

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    Composition of age hardening steel, % : Fe - (12.0-12.4) Cr - (2-2.7) Ni (0.5-0.6) Ti - (1.0-1.2) Mn - (0.03 - 0.04) C having high values of magnetoelastic internal friction and mechanical properties as well as an ability to operate under the conditions of alternating loadings are proposed. Damping properties of the steel permit to improve labour conditions. Data for the above steel on internal friction, impact strength and tensile properties are given

  17. Sharing a Low-Carbon Future

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    2010-01-01

    @@ On March 25,2010,Office Park held the"Sharing a Low-Carbon Future with You"promotional conference for its new building,Tower C,situated in the center of the Beijing CBD.More than 150 representatives of agencies and media organizations in Beijing attended this grand event.The purpose of the event was to announce that Tower C is now officially ready for leasing.

  18. Contribution of archaeological analogs to the estimation of average corrosion rates and long term corrosion mechanisms of low carbon steel in soil; Apport des analogues archeologiques a l'estimation des vitesses moyennes et a l'etude des mecanismes de corrosion a tres long terme des aciers non allies dans les sols

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    Neff, D

    2003-11-15

    In the context of the French nuclear waste storage, a multi-barriers disposal is envisaged. Wastes could be put in metallic overpacks disposed in a clay soil. As these overpacks could be made of low carbon steel, it is important to understand the corrosion behaviour of this material in soil during period of several centuries. Indeed, it is necessary to consolidate the empirical data by a phenomenological approach. This includes laboratory experiments and modelling of the phenomenon which have to be validated and completed by the study of archaeological artefacts. This was the aim of this PhD-work. To this purpose, an analytical protocol has been elaborated: about forty archaeological artefacts coming from five dated sites (2. to 16. centuries) have been studied on cross section in order to observe on the same sample all the constituents of the system: metallic substrate/corrosion products/environment. The corrosion products are divided into two zones: the Dense Product Layer (DPL) in contact with the metal, and the Transformed Medium (TM) which are the corrosion products formed around soil minerals (quartz grains). The metallic substrate has been studied by the classical methods of materials science (optical and scanning electron microscope, energy and wavelength dispersive spectroscopies). It has been verified that despite their heterogeneity of structure and composition, they are all hypo-eutectoids steels that can contain phosphorous until 0.5 wt%. The corrosion products have been analysed by local structural analytical methods as micro-diffraction under synchrotron radiation ({mu}XRD) and Raman micro-spectroscopy. These two complementary techniques and also the elemental composition analysis conducted to the characterisation of the corrosion forms. On the majority of the samples coming from four sites, the DPL are constituted by goethite including marbles of magnetite/maghemite. On the artefacts from the fifth site, a particular corrosion form has been

  19. A Low Carbon City Action Plan for one of China’s Low Carbon Pilot Cities

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    Jakutyte-Walangitang D.

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available In Chinese cities urbanization, industrialization and a changing life style of the population are driving growing energy consumption in buildings, industries and transportation and an increase in CO2 emissions. Facing these challenges, the National Development and Reform Commission has recognised an urgent need for transformation and designated 8 Cities and 5 Provinces in China to pioneer the planning and implementation of concrete low carbon measures, aiming to decrease the CO2 intensity of the economic development, to increase the energy efficiency of urban systems and to improve the quality of life in growing urban regions. In this context, a Sino-Austrian cooperation has been initiated between the Development and Reform Commission of Nanchang, one of the 8 selected Low Carbon Pilot Cities, and the Austrian Institute of Technology to develop a comprehensive set of Low Carbon City Measures and a Low Carbon City Action Plan, proposing specific technological and non-technological measures and concrete actions, capable of introducing important impulses targeting the increase of energy efficiency and the reduction of CO2 emissions in Nanchang. A team of experts has developed an integrated Low Carbon City Action Plan, including sectors such as buildings, energy supply and consumption, industries, transportation, agriculture and urban planning.

  20. The Influence of Low Carbon Economy on Corporate Social Responsibility

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    Jin Lv; Jing Ma; Jianting Li

    2010-01-01

    Under low carbon economy environment, as the pioneer of implementing low carbon economy, corporations have to follow current tendency, change ideas, and take their social responsibility actively, so as to win new competitiveness and achieve sustainable development per se. Firstly, we illustrate the positive influence of low carbon economy on corporate social responsibility through elaborating the internal and external pressure that low carbon economy brings to corporations. Then we propose th...

  1. Decarbonising cities mainstreaming low carbon urban development

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    Rauland, Vanessa

    2015-01-01

    This book sets out some positive directions to move forward including government policy and regulatory options, an innovative GRID (Greening, Regenerative, Improvement Districts) scheme that can assist with funding and management, and the first steps towards an innovative carbon credit scheme for the built environment. Decarbonising cities is a global agenda with huge significance for the future of urban civilisation. Global demonstrations have shown that technology and design issues are largely solved. However, the mainstreaming of low carbon urban development, particularly at the precinct

  2. Achieving Low Carbon Social Housing Through Innovation

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    Jones, Keith; Desai, Apeksha; Kaluarachchi, Yamuna

    2012-01-01

    Achieving a low carbon future continues to be one of the most challenging issues facing today’s built environment professionals. While significant advances have been made in the area of new build, the same cannot be said for the existing housing stock. In the UK 70% of the housing that will exist in 2050 has already been built. If the UK is to have any chance of meeting its 2050 carbon reduction targets, effective refurbishment strategies that significantly reduce the carbon footprint of exis...

  3. Experience and Ways of Low-carbon Agriculture Development

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    Xinmin; ZHANG; Chunhong; QIN

    2013-01-01

    Firstly,the status quo of low-carbon agriculture development in China was analyzed,and then advanced experience of developed countries in low-carbon agriculture development was introduced,finally ways of developing low-carbon agriculture in China were put forward.

  4. Standard Specification for Low-Carbon Nickel-Chromium-Molybdenum, Low-Carbon Nickel-Molybdenum-Chromium, Low-Carbon Nickel-Molybdenum-Chromium-Tantalum, Low-Carbon Nickel-Chromium-Molybdenum-Copper, and Low-Carbon Nickel-Chromium-Molybdenum-Tungsten Alloy Rod

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    2015-01-01

    Standard Specification for Low-Carbon Nickel-Chromium-Molybdenum, Low-Carbon Nickel-Molybdenum-Chromium, Low-Carbon Nickel-Molybdenum-Chromium-Tantalum, Low-Carbon Nickel-Chromium-Molybdenum-Copper, and Low-Carbon Nickel-Chromium-Molybdenum-Tungsten Alloy Rod

  5. Standard Specification for Low-Carbon Nickel-Chromium-Molybdenum, Low-Carbon Nickel-Chromium-Molybdenum-Copper, Low-Carbon Nickel-Chromium-Molybdenum-Tantalum, Low-Carbon Nickel-Chromium-Molybdenum-Tungsten, and Low-Carbon Nickel-Molybdenum-Chromium Alloy Plate, Sheet, and Strip

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    2015-01-01

    Standard Specification for Low-Carbon Nickel-Chromium-Molybdenum, Low-Carbon Nickel-Chromium-Molybdenum-Copper, Low-Carbon Nickel-Chromium-Molybdenum-Tantalum, Low-Carbon Nickel-Chromium-Molybdenum-Tungsten, and Low-Carbon Nickel-Molybdenum-Chromium Alloy Plate, Sheet, and Strip

  6. 基于Gurson-JC模型的铝合金6061T6和低碳钢Q235力学性能表征%Characterization of mechanical properties of aluminium alloy 6061T6 and low carbon steel Q235 based on Gurson-JC model

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    陆善彬; 周璐瑶; 郭赛

    2014-01-01

    T he basic sheet material fracture testing under different stress triaxialities and strain rates is carried out on specimens of low carbon steel Q 235 and aluminium alloy 6061T6 ,and the mechanical properties of these two materials under different working conditions are obtained .Six parameters of Gurson model are optimized by using LS-OPT software .This optimization method improves the effi-ciency in parameters determination and makes Gurson model applicable under a certain range of stress triaxiality .However ,Gurson model is incapable of predicting shear fracture under low stress triaxiali-ty .So an improved Gurson model with the strain failure criterion of Johnson-Cook model under low stress triaxiality is used to overcome this weakness under the shear working condition .Through the simulation and comparison of two materials under different stress triaxialities and strain rates by Gur-son model and Johnson-Cook model ,the relevant parameters of Gurson-JC model of the two materials are determined so as to satisfy the accuracy requirement under a wider range of stress triaxiality and strain rate .%文章对低碳钢Q235和铝合金6061T6试样在不同应力三轴度下进行拉伸试验,得到2种材料在不同工况下的力学性能。采用LS-OPT软件对Gurson模型相关参数进行优化,该优化方法既可以提高参数确定的效率,同时可以使Gurson模型在一定应力三轴度范围内适用。但Gurson模型不能准确预测在低应力三轴度下的失效,所以在低应力三轴度下引入Johnson-Cook模型的应变失效标准,以弥补剪切工况下的不足。通过比较Gurson模型和Johnson-Cook模型对2种材料在不同应力三轴度下的仿真结果,确定2种材料的Gurson-JC模型相关参数,以满足在较大范围内的应力三轴度下的仿真精准度。

  7. Approaches to Promote China's Low Carbon Agricultural Development%Approaches to Promote China's Low Carbon Agricultural Development

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    Chen Yao

    2012-01-01

    Low carbon agriculture is a new production mode of green agriculture development to face the challenge of the global climate change, and a kind of innovation on developing circular agriculture. Up to now, low carbon agricultural development approaches are lacking of deep and systematical researches. Therefore, the paper briefly analyzed the situation and the existing problems of China's low carbon agricultural development, and then put forward the approaches to promote the low carbon agricultural development.

  8. MICROSTRUCTURAL CHARACTERS AND TOUGHNESS OF DIFFERENT SUB-REGIONS IN THE WELDING HEAT AFFECTED ZONE OF LOW CARBON BAINITIC STEEL%低碳贝氏体钢焊接热影响区中不同亚区的组织特征与韧性

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    兰亮云; 邱春林; 赵德文; 李灿明; 高秀华; 杜林秀

    2011-01-01

    根据焊接热影响区中不同亚区的热循环特征对低碳贝氏体钢进行了焊接热模拟实验.采用示波器载荷冲击试验机检测焊接热模拟试样的冲击韧性,结合OM,SEM,TEM以及EBSD技术对模拟显微组织的观察,分析了不同亚区的显微组织特征与冲击韧性之间的关系.结果表明,当冷却时间ts/5=30 s时,各亚区的裂纹形核功相差并不太大,其值在40-70 J之间.细晶区(FGHAZ)具有良好的止裂能力,裂纹扩展功高达122 J;而部分相变区(ICHAZ)和粗晶区(CGHAZ)的裂纹扩展功较小,分别为51.8和17 J.随t8/5的延长,各亚区的裂纹形核功和扩展功均下降,其中CGHAZ的裂纹形核功和FGHAZ的裂纹扩展功的下降最为显著.不同冷却速率下,M-A组元尺寸和形态的变化是影响裂纹形核功的重要因素.对于裂纹扩展功来说,高冷却速率下,具有高密度大角晶界的FGHAZ具有良好的抗裂纹迅速扩展的能力,但当冷却速率降低,由于原始奥氏体晶粒长大而使裂纹扩展功下降.ICHAZ有效晶粒尺寸不均匀,并随冷却速率的降低,晶粒尺寸明显增大,裂纹扩展功下降.而在CGHAZ中原始奥氏体晶粒显著粗化,大角晶界密度的下降导致裂纹扩展功降低;随冷却速率的降低,原始奥氏体晶粒内的取向变得更为单一,裂纹扩展功进一步降低.%It is generally recognized that welding heat affected zone (WHAZ) is the poorest toughness region in the welded joint of low carbon bainitic steels. The thermomechanical simulator was employed to simulate the welding thermal cycle processes of different sub-regions in WHAZ of low carbon bainitic steel in this work. The toughness of simulated specimens were tested on the instrumented drop weight impact tester with oscilloscope, and miscrostructure features were observed by means of OM, SEM, TEM and EBSD. The results showed that when cooling time (t8/5) was 30 s, the crack initiation energy of various sub-regions was

  9. An economic assessment of low carbon vehicles

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    Summerton, P. [Cambridge Econometrics CE, Cambridge (United Kingdom); Harrison, P. [European Climate Foundation ECF, Brussels (Belgium)] (eds.)

    2013-03-15

    The study aimed to analyse the economic impacts of decarbonizing light duty vehicles. As part of the study, the impacts of the European Commissions proposed 2020 CO2 regulation for cars and vans have been assessed. The analysis showed that a shift to low-carbon vehicles would increase spending on vehicle technology, therefore generating positive direct employment impacts, but potentially adding 1,000-1,100 euro to the capital cost of the average new car in 2020. However, these additional technology costs would be offset by fuel savings of around 400 euro per year, indicating an effective break-even point for drivers of approximately three years. At the EU level, the cost of running and maintaining the European car fleet would become 33-35 billion euro lower each year than in a 'do nothing scenario' by 2030, leading to positive economic impacts including indirect employment gains. Data on the cost of low carbon vehicle technologies has largely been sourced from the auto industry itself, with the study supported by a core working group including Nissan, GE, the European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA), and the European Storage Battery Manufacturers Association (Eurobat). Fuel price projections for the study were based on the IEA's World Energy Outlook, while technical modelling was carried out using the transport policy scoping tool SULTAN (developed by Ricardo-AEA for the European Commission) and the Road Vehicle Cost and Efficiency Calculation Framework, also developed by Ricardo-AEA. Macro-economic modelling was done using the E3ME model, which has previously been used for several European Commission and EU government impact assessments. This report focuses on efficient use of fossil fuels in internal combustion- and hybrid electric vehicles. It will be followed by a second report, which will focus on further reducing the use of fossil fuels by also substituting them with domestically produced energy carriers, such as electricity and

  10. 76 FR 15299 - Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From India: Preliminary Rescission of...

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    2011-03-21

    ...), or both, added to stabilize carbon and nitrogen elements. HSLA steels are recognized as steels with...) steels, and the substrate for motor lamination steels. IF steels are recognized as low carbon steels with... FR 74682 (December 1, 2010). On January 3, 2011, we received from United States Steel Corporation,...

  11. How to Develop Low-carbon Agriculture in China?

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    Chengjun; ZHANG

    2015-01-01

    With the advent of low-carbon economy nowadays,the development of agriculture is necessary to adapt to the situation of global economic development,and transform the agricultural development models. This paper firstly gives an overview of low-carbon economy and lowcarbon agriculture,and then points out the possibility of developing the low-carbon agricultural economy in China,and describes the ways to develop the low-carbon agricultural economy. Finally,this paper puts forth the corresponding recommendations for the development of the lowcarbon agricultural economy.

  12. Low-carbon infrastructure strategies for cities

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    Kennedy, C. A.; Ibrahim, N.; Hoornweg, D.

    2014-05-01

    Reducing greenhouse gas emissions to avert potentially disastrous global climate change requires substantial redevelopment of infrastructure systems. Cities are recognized as key actors for leading such climate change mitigation efforts. We have studied the greenhouse gas inventories and underlying characteristics of 22 global cities. These cities differ in terms of their climates, income, levels of industrial activity, urban form and existing carbon intensity of electricity supply. Here we show how these differences in city characteristics lead to wide variations in the type of strategies that can be used for reducing emissions. Cities experiencing greater than ~1,500 heating degree days (below an 18 °C base), for example, will review building construction and retrofitting for cold climates. Electrification of infrastructure technologies is effective for cities where the carbon intensity of the grid is lower than ~600 tCO2e GWh-1 whereas transportation strategies will differ between low urban density (~6,000 persons km-2) cities. As nation states negotiate targets and develop policies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, attention to the specific characteristics of their cities will broaden and improve their suite of options. Beyond carbon pricing, markets and taxation, governments may develop policies and target spending towards low-carbon urban infrastructure.

  13. Low carbon fuel and chemical production from waste gases

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    Simpson, S.; Liew, F.M.; Daniell, J.; Koepke, M. [LanzaTech, Ltd., Auckland (New Zealand)

    2012-07-01

    LanzaTech has developed a gas fermentation platform for the production of alter native transport fuels and commodity chemicals from carbon monoxide, hydrogen and carbon dioxide containing gases. LanzaTech technology uses these gases in place of sugars as the carbon and energy source for fermentation thereby allowing a broad spectrum of resources to be considered as an input for product synthesis. At the core of the Lanzatech process is a proprietary microbe capable of using gases as the only carbon and energy input for product synthesis. To harness this capability for the manufacture of a diverse range of commercially valuable products, the company has developed a robust synthetic biology platform to enable a variety of novel molecules to be synthesised via gas fermentation. LanzaTech initially focused on the fermentation of industrial waste gases for fuel ethanol production. The company has been operating pilot plant that uses direct feeds of steel making off gas for ethanol production for over 24 months. This platform technology has been further successfully demonstrated using a broad range of gas inputs including gasified biomass and reformed natural gas. LanzaTech has developed the fermentation, engineering and control systems necessary to efficiently convert gases to valuable products. A precommercial demonstration scale unit processing steel mill waste gases was commissioned in China during the 2{sup nd} quarter of 2012. Subsequent scale-up of this facility is projected for the 2013 and will represent the first world scale non-food based low carbon ethanol project. More recently LanzaTech has developed proprietary microbial catalysts capable of converting carbon dioxide in the presence of hydrogen directly to value added chemicals, where-in CO{sub 2} is the sole source of carbon for product synthesis. Integrating the LanzaTech technology into a number of industrial facilities, such as steel mills, oil refineries and other industries that emit Carbon bearing

  14. Analysis on the Development of Low-Carbon Marine Economy

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    2011-01-01

    From the perspective of low-carbon economy,the paper analyzes the factors that influencing the development of low carbon economy.It is showed that the damage of marine ecological environment results in the low ability of oceans in absorbing green gas;environmental pollution leads to lowering capacity of ocean to deal with the wastes;development of related marine industries brings deterioration of marine environment;changes of climate threat the healthy development of marine economy.The paper points out the development routines of marine low carbon economy:accelerating the innovation of energy techniques,exploring marine renewable green energies;planning scientifically and strengthening the protection and repairmen of marine environment;developing marine recycle economy,upgrading resources using efficiency;adjusting marine industrial structures and exploring greatly the marine low carbon industries;guiding industries to chase chances and accelerating the development of low-carbon marine economy.

  15. From Green Building to Low Carbon Eco-City

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    2010-01-01

    After reviewing the development of energy-saving construction and green buildings in China,the author suggests that in order to develop low carbon cities in China,efforts should be put into both green buildings construction and low carbon ecologic city development.The paper divides the low-carbon ecologic cities into four categories and summarizes the experiences gained from the ecologic city development in Sino-Singapore Ecologic City in Tianjin and Caofeidian in Tangshan.In addition,it also introduces the general idea for low carbon city development in China and the particular requirements for the planning and construction,as well as the critical techniques for low carbon ecologic city development.

  16. 76 FR 2344 - Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From India: Notice of Preliminary Results of...

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    2011-01-13

    ... columbium), or both, added to stabilize carbon and nitrogen elements. HSLA steels are recognized as steels...'') steels, and the substrate for motor lamination steels. IF steels are recognized as low- carbon steels... Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From India, 66 FR 60194 (December...

  17. 76 FR 48143 - Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary...

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    2011-08-08

    ...), or both, added to stabilize carbon and nitrogen elements. HSLA steels are recognized as steels with...'') steels, and the substrate for motor lamination steels. IF steels are recognized as low carbon steels with...: Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From the People's Republic of China, 66 FR 59561...

  18. Effects of Mo-C dipole on the development of {l_brace}111{r_brace} recrystallization texture in Mo added low carbon steels; Mo wo fukumu teitansokoban no {l_brace}111{r_brace} saikessho shugo soshiki ni oyobosu Mo-C dipole no eikyo

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    Tagashira, K.; Mutsuji, T.; Endo, T. [Muroran Institute of Technology, Hokkaido (Japan)

    2000-07-01

    Effects of Mo-C dipole on the development of recrystallization texture are discussed in 0.03 mass% carbon steels containing 0.07 to 1.01 mass% Mo. The hot-rolled steels were annealed at 973K and then cold-rolled 85% in reduction. Decarburized and cold rolled steels were also used. These steel sheets were annealed up to 973. 1023 and 1073K with two kinds of heating rate in argon gas and then quenched. The following results were obtained. (1) The development of {gamma}-fiber in the early stage of recrystallization at 1023K is restrained in all the slow-heated carbon steels. But it is accelerated during grain growth up to 1073K in the carbon steels containing 0.51 mass% Mo or more. (2) {gamma}-fiber in all the carbon steels is not developed in quick-heating up to 1023K or 1073K. (3) {gamma}-fiber in the decarburized steels which were slow-heated up to 1073K is developed regardless of molybdenum content. (4) Either the increase of Mo-C dipoles themselves or the decrease of single solute carbon atoms as a result of formation of dipoles may contribute to the development of {gamma}-fiber during grain growth by slow-heating. (author)

  19. FAW Technology Strategies of Low-Carbon Passenger Car

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    Li Jun

    2012-01-01

    Author analyzed the global background of low-carbon technology around the world,a technology & economy analysis model called TOS was developed in the paper,author analyzed technology paths for low-carbon Car in China based on the current technologies available and technologies to he developed in China,3 possible paths are presented based on the analysis,author also explained the FAW BlueWay technology strategies for low carbon cars both for short mid and long term objectives.Author concludes the paper with illustration of powertrain lineup for FAW BlueWay Technologies.

  20. Natural Gas Based Electricity Production and Low Carbon Technology Options

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    Concerns regarding air quality, global climate change, and the national energy security impacts of the intensive use of fossil fuels and their environmental impacts in the power generation sector have raised interest in alternative low carbon electricity generation technology and...

  1. Renewable energy and low carbon economy transition in India

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    Shukla, P.R.; Dhar, Subash; Fujino, Junichi

    2010-01-01

    will be higher under a sustainable pathway. Renewable energy faces competition from low carbon technologies like nuclear and carbon capture and storage in the electricity sector. Solar, wind, biomass, and biofuels emerge as the four competitive renewable energy choices for India. Renewable development however......Cooperation of large developing countries such as India would be important in achieving a low carbon future, which can help in restricting the global temperature rise to 2 °C. Global modeling studies of such low carbon scenarios point to a prominent role for renewable energy. This paper reports...... scenarios for a low carbon future in India. An integrated modeling framework is used for assessing the alternate development pathways having equal cumulative CO2 emissions. The modeling period ranges from 2005 to 2050. The first pathway assumes a conventional development pattern together with a carbon price...

  2. Distributed Leadership in a Low-Carbon City Agenda

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    Azalia Mohamed

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available This paper uses Spillane’s (2001 theory and Gronn’s (2000 concerted efforts approach to examine distributed leadership in a low-carbon city agenda. The main purpose of the paper is to find empirical evidence of a relationship between distributed leadership and the achievement of the agenda. Eight constructs emerged that informed our understanding of distributed leadership dimensions within the low-carbon city framework: vision, organizational framework, organizational culture, consensus, instructional programs, expertise, team leader leadership, and team member leadership. The evidence shows that there is a positive relationship between distributed leadership and the outcome of the low-carbon city agenda, and that a dispersed pattern in distributing leadership is required to enhance community engagement. The findings also suggest that an organizational culture that facilitates multiple sources of leadership may largely contribute to the effectiveness of distributed leadership practices in realizing the low-carbon city agenda.

  3. Localized Corrosion of Chromium Coated Steel

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    Zhang, X.; Beentjes, P.; Mol, A.; Terryn, H.

    2006-01-01

    In this paper, we report on the studies of the local corrosion behaviour of chromium-coated ultra low carbon steel in NaCl solution using polarization, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and SVET.

  4. Low carbon development, poverty reduction and innovation system building

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    Byrne, Robert; Ockwell, David

    2013-01-01

    There is an apparent contradiction between inclusive development and low carbon development, as it seems that in order to give people access to electric energy, it is necessary to employ widely used 'old' technologies, instead of investing in innovations that may be less productive at first. However, the paper defends that there are synergies between pro-poor growth and low carbon technologies. In order for poor countries to benefit from the use of such technologies, it is essential for them ...

  5. Low carbon manufacturing: Characterization, theoretical models and implementation

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    Tridech, S; CHENG, K

    2008-01-01

    Today, the rising of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions is becoming the crucial factor for global warming especially in industrial sectors. Therefore, the research to reduce carbon intensity and enhance resources utilization in manufacturing industry is starting to be a timely topic. Low carbon manufacturing (LCM) can be referred to the manufacturing process that produces low carbon emissions intensity and uses energy and resources efficiently and effectively during the process as well. In thi...

  6. Low Carbon Footprint Mortar from Pozzolanic Waste Material

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    Taha Mehmannavaz; Salihuddin Radin Sumadi; Muhammad Aamer Rafique Bhutta; Mostafa Samadi; Seyed Mahdi Sajjadi

    2014-01-01

    Nowadays, Portland cement clinker leads to emission of CO2 into the atmosphere and therefore causes greenhouse effect. Incorporating of Palm Oil Fuel Ash (POFA) and Pulverized Fuel Ash (PFA) as partial cement replacement materials into mix of low carbon mortar decreases the amount of cement use and reduces high dependence on cements compared to ordinary mortar. The result of this research supported use of the new concept in preparing low carbon mortar for industrial constructions. Strength of...

  7. Review of Study on Development Low Carbon Industry

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    Han; LIU; Zuwen; CAO

    2013-01-01

    Through collecting and arranging research findings in recent years,connotation,necessity,power mechanism,support system and foreign experience and implications of low carbon industry are reviewed and discussed. It is believed that future study should continue to follow up foreign latest research findings. In addition,it should attach importance and strengthen study on economic performance,system and technical management of low carbon industry.

  8. Final technical report: Certification of low carbon farming practices

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    TUOMISTO HANNA LEENA; ANGILERI Vincenzo; DE CAMILLIS CAMILLO; LOUDJANI Philippe; PELLETIER NATHANIEL; HAASTRUP Palle; NISINI SCACCHIAFICHI Luigi

    2013-01-01

    In 2010, the European Parliament asked the European Commission to carry out a pilot project on the “certification of low-carbon farming practices in the European Union” to promote reductions of GHG emissions from farming. The overall aim of the project was to assess how efforts of European farmers to produce agricultural products with carbon-neutral or low-carbon-footprint farming practices might be incorporated into policy approaches (possibly via certification), so as to promote the reducti...

  9. Influencia de la cantidad de O2 adicionado al CO2 en el gas de protección sobre la microestructura del metal depositado en uniones soldadas de bordes rectos en aceros de bajo contenido de carbono con el proceso GMAW Influence of O2 content, added to CO2 in the shielding gas, on the microstructure of deposited metal in butt welded joint with straight edges, in low carbon steels using GMAW process

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    Eduardo Díaz-Cedré

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available La presencia de ferrita acicular (FA en la microestructura del cordón de soldadura, dentro de determinado rango de valores, eleva considerablemente la tenacidad de las uniones soldadas. Es por ello, que el presente trabajo trata sobre un estudio que relaciona la cantidad de ferrita acicular en el cordón en función del contenido de oxígeno presente en la mezcla activa CO2+O2, durante la realización de uniones soldadas de bordes rectos en aceros de bajo carbono con el proceso con electrodo fusible y protección gaseosa (GMAW en condiciones invariables de parámetros de proceso (corriente de soldadura, voltaje de arco, velocidad de soldadura, longitud libre y flujo de gas protector. Como resultado del trabajo se estableció la relación gráfica existente entre la ferrita acicular y el contenido de oxígeno en la mezcla.The presence of acicular ferrite (AF in the microstructure of weld bead, in a specified range of values, increase considerably the toughness of welded joints. The present paper, for that reason, study the relationship between the acicular ferrite quantity in the deposited metal and the oxygen present in the active gas mixture of CO2+O2, during the execution of butt welded joints with straight edges, in low carbon steels with consumable electrode and gas protection (GMAW in invariable conditions of process parameters (welding current, arc voltage, welding speed, electrode extension, and gas flow. The graphic relation between the acicular ferrite and the oxygen content was established, as result of the research work.

  10. STUDY OF Mn AND P SOLUTE DISTRIBUTIONS AND THEIR EFFECT ON THE TENSILE BEHAVIOR IN ULTRA LOW CARBON BAKE HARDENING STEELS%Mn和P在超低碳烘烤硬化钢中的分布形态及其对拉伸行为的影响研究

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    王华; 史文; 何燕霖; 符仁钰; 李麟

    2011-01-01

    With the increasing requirement of vehicle weight reduction and energy conservation from automobile industry, the investigation and development of high strength steel sheet has been stressed extensively. Bake hardening steel, as a new kind of automotive steel, exhibits low strength and good formability before drawing, after which increases obviously in the yield strength during baking process, and is then widely used in the outer plate of modern cars. Mn and P are often added to sheet steel to increase the strength, and their distributions have significant effect on drawability,bake hardening property and surface quality of bake hardening steels. In this paper, the distributions of Mn and P and their effect on tensile behavior in bake hardening steels were studied. For investigation,two kinds of bake hardening steels (BH-Mn and BH-P steels) were heated to 800 ℃, held for 2 min and cooled by water quenching. Three dimensional atom probe (3DAP) technique, internal friction experiments and tensile tests were carried out to analysis the effect of Mn and P distribution patterns on the interstitial atom distribution and Cottrell atmosphere in the matrix, so as to obtain the influence of solute distributions on tensile behavior. The results indicate that P segregates mainly in bake hardening steel, and part of P segregates together with C, which strongly pin the dislocations and is the main reason that induces the yield point elongation during tensile process. In BH-Mn steel,Mn hardly segregates in the matrix and C segregates very little, so the strength of BH-Mn steel is lower than that of BH-P steel, whereas the plasticity is better than BH-P steel. The segregation of P together with C and its pinning of dislocations will influence Snoek -Ke-Koster internal friction, and makes the disappearance of Snoek-Ke-Koster peak.%将2种不同成分的烘烤硬化钢(BH-Mn钢和BH-P钢)加热至800℃,保温2 min后水淬;采用3DAP技术、内耗实验及拉伸性能检测分

  11. The Structure and Mechanical Properties of Bridge Steel Weldings With Glass-Steel Liners

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    Muzalev, V. N.; Semukhin, B. S.; Danilov, V. I.

    2016-04-01

    A new technology is developed for welding multi-span bridge constructions. The mechanical properties and structure of the low-carbon bridge steel welds have been studied. The welding parameters and application of steel-glass liners provide for long-term service of steel constructions in conformity with the welding industry specifications.

  12. 76 FR 66901 - Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From the People's Republic of China: Final...

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    2011-10-28

    ...), or both, added to stabilize carbon and nitrogen elements. HSLA steels are recognized as steels with...'') steels, and the substrate for motor lamination steels. IF steels are recognized as low carbon steels with... Rescind the Review, 76 FR 48143 (August 8, 2011) (``Preliminary Results''). ] DATES: Effective...

  13. 78 FR 42039 - Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary...

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    2013-07-15

    ... (``HSLA'') steels, and the substrate for motor lamination steels. IF steels are recognized as low carbon... columbium), or both, added to stabilize carbon and nitrogen elements. HSLA steels are recognized as steels... Carbon Steel Flat Products from the People's Republic of China, 66 FR 59561 (November 29, 2001)....

  14. Wood-burning stoves in low-carbon dwellings

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    Luis Teles de Carvalho, Ricardo; Jensen, Ole Michael; Afshari, Alireza;

    2013-01-01

    The European climate change strategy intends to encourage the erection of low-carbon buildings and the upgrading of existing buildings to low-carbon level. At the same time, it is an EU vision to maximise the use of renewable energy resources. In this strategy, small-scale wood-burning is an over......The European climate change strategy intends to encourage the erection of low-carbon buildings and the upgrading of existing buildings to low-carbon level. At the same time, it is an EU vision to maximise the use of renewable energy resources. In this strategy, small-scale wood......-burning is an overlooked source for heating. A wood-burning stove is considered low-carbon technology since its fuel is based on local residual biomass. A field study investigating how modern wood-burning stoves operated in modern single-family houses showed that intermittent heat supply occasionally conflicted...... with the primary heating system and that chimney exhaust occasionally conflicted with the ventilation system causing overheating and particles in the indoor environment. Nonetheless, most of the wood-burning stoves contributed considerably to the total heating. On this background, it was concluded that better...

  15. Low Carbon Supplier Selection in the Hotel Industry

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    Chia-Wei Hsu

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available This study presents a model for evaluating the carbon and energy management performance of suppliers by using multiple-criteria decision-making (MCDM. By conducting a literature review and gathering expert opinions, 10 criteria on carbon and energy performance were identified to evaluate low carbon suppliers using the Fuzzy Delphi Method (FDM. Subsequently, the decision-making trial and evaluation laboratory (DEMATEL method was used to determine the importance of evaluation criteria in selecting suppliers and the causal relationships between them. The DEMATEL-based analytic network process (DANP and VlseKriterijumska Optimizacija I Kompromisno Resenje (VIKOR were adopted to evaluate the weights and performances of suppliers and to obtain a solution under each evaluation criterion. An illustrative example of a hotel company was presented to demonstrate how to select a low carbon supplier according to carbon and energy management. The proposed hybrid model can help firms become effective in facilitating low carbon supply chains in hotels.

  16. Investigation of Corrosion and Cathodic Protection in Reinforced Concrete. II: Properties of Steel Surface Layers

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    Koleva, D.A.; De Wit, J.H.W.; Van Breugel, K.; Lodhi, Z.F.; Ye, G.

    2007-01-01

    The present study explores the formation of corrosion products on the steel surface (using as-received low carbon construction steel) in reinforced concrete in conditions of corrosion and subsequent transformation of these layers in conditions of cathodic protection (CP).

  17. Counting the cost of carbon. Low carbon economy index 2011

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    2011-11-15

    Achieving the rates of decarbonisation needed to stay within the 2 degrees target agreed by governments in Cancun in 20101 requires a revolution in the way the world produces and uses energy. A transformation in financing will also be necessary to achieve the transition at the scale and speed needed. PwC published the first Low Carbon Economy Index ahead of the COP15 in Copenhagen, 2009. This looked at the progress of the G20 economies against a 2000-based carbon budget estimated by PwC. Carbon intensity is our preferred metric for analysing countries' movements towards a low carbon economy, as it accounts for expected economic growth, and can generate comparable targets. The carbon intensity of an economy is the emissions per unit of GDP and is affected by a country's fuel mix, energy efficiency and the proportion of industrial versus service sectors. Since COP 16 in Cancun, there has been an increasing focus on the cost of meeting the low carbon challenge and raising the capital required to finance it. This year's Low Carbon Economy Index focuses on this global financing gap and the reforms that might help to fill it. In section one we present our analysis of economic and emissions growth and ask whether we are decarbonising fast enough. The second section asks how much it will cost and can we afford it. We highlight the global financing gap, and focus on efforts to increase low carbon generation in the UK and South Africa. The report concludes by outlining some steps that could be taken to help meet the low carbon challenge.

  18. China Aims to Boost Emerging Industries for Low Carbon Economy

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    2010-01-01

    @@ China is making concrete steps in pushing forward with its low-carbon economy by boosting strategic emerging industries at home.The Chinese government will guido the development of high-tech industries such as wind and solar power equipment manufacturing as China rushed to build a low-carbon economy.In December 2009,Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao listed seven high-tech emerging industries as new energy,energy-saving and environmental protection,electric vehicles,new materials,information industry,new medicine and pharmacology,as well as biological breeding.

  19. Effect of Heat Treatment on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Low Carbon Microalloyed Steel of 1000 MPa Grade%热处理工艺对1000MPa级低碳微合金钢组织和性能的影响

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    余伟; 钱亚军

    2011-01-01

    The effect of heat treatment on the microstructure and mechanical properties of two type steels is investigated by means of using thermo-mechanical controlled process with later off-line quenching and tempering (TMCP + QT) as well as controlled rolling with later direct quenching and tempering (CR + DQ + T) process. Two type steels are C-Mn-Cr-Mo-B steel and C-Mn-Mo-Nb-Cu-B steel respectively, for developing high strength steel of 1000MPa. The microstructure and mechanical properties is investigated by means of SEM and TEM. The results show that C-Mn-Cr-Mo-B steel has excellent combination of strength and low-temperature toughness after treated by TMCP + QT process with 450 ℃ to 550 ℃ tempering for 1 hour. The yield strength is above 1 000 MPa, elongation is above 15% and impact energy at -40 ℃ is more than 30 J. A large number of e-Cu particles precipitate in C-Mn-Mo-Nb-Cu-B steel after treated by CR + DQ + T process with 450 ℃ tempering, which leads to yield strength increase. Yield strength of the steel further improves to 1 030 MPa because of carbide precipitation of niobium, vanadium and molybdenum after tempered at 500 ℃ to 600 ℃ , The yield strength is still above 1 000 MPa, the elongation is above 20% and the impact energy at -40 ℃ is more than 35 J after treated by 620 ℃ tempering.%采用C—Mn—Cr-Mo-B和C—Mn-Mo—Nb—Cu-B两种成分的低碳微合金结构钢,研究了热机械控制处理后离线调质(TMCP+QT)工艺和控轧后直接淬火回火(CR+DQ+T)工艺分别对2种钢的组织和性能的影响,利用SEM和TEM分析了显微组织、析出与位错.结果表明:C—Mn-Cr—Mo—B钢经过TMCP+QT工艺,在450~550℃回火1h可以得到最佳的强度与低温韧性组合,屈服强度大于1GPa,延伸率大于15%,-40℃冲击功大于30J,组织为回火马氏体.C—Mn-Mo—Nb—Cu—B钢在CR+DQ+T工艺条件下,回火温度在450℃以上时,ε-Cu粒子

  20. Development Status Quo and Trend of Low-carbon Agriculture

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    Cao, Liming; Pan, Xiaohua; Li, Maobai

    2013-01-01

    In order to reduce carbon emission in agricultural production, this paper has discussed the development trend of low-carbon agriculture in terms of developing precision agriculture, improving the use efficiency of fertilizer, scientific use of pesticides, water-saving irrigation, ecological control of pests as well as energy conservation and emission reduction by agricultural machinery and other agricultural practices.

  1. Basic materials in the low-carbon society transition

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    A deep decarbonization of basic materials production fundamentally requires new process technologies. The current climate policy framework tends to preserve industrial structures and reward incremental improvements rather than prepare for a low-carbon transition. G8 countries should develop policies that shift the focus from compensating carbon cost and incremental change to developing technologies and policy strategies for zero carbon emissions by 2050.

  2. Developing low carbon policies for road transport in Poland

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    Kok, R.; Rahman, S.A.

    2010-01-01

    This paper presents the results of work done for the World Bank to develop low carbon policies for road transport in Poland. Here, we outline the development of Green House Gas (GHG) emissions, develop a Business As Usual (BAU) scenario based on social-economic-, infrastructure-, car market, vehicle

  3. Funding pathways to a low-carbon transition

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    Foulds, Chris; Christensen, Toke Haunstrup

    2016-07-01

    The framing of funding programmes can sustain existing ways of conceptualizing particular problems, as well as create new ones. Yet, without more prominent roles for social sciences and humanities, the techno-economic conceptualization of energy consumers could hinder long-term low-carbon aspirations.

  4. Development of Advanced High Strength Steel for Improved Vehicle Safety, Fuel Efficiency and CO2 Emission

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    Kumar, Satendra; Singhai, Mrigandra; Desai, Rahul; Sam, Srimanta; Patra, Pradip Kumar

    2015-12-01

    Global warming and green house gas emissions are the major issues worldwide and their impacts are clearly visible as a record high temperatures, rising sea, and severe `flooding and droughts'. Motor vehicles considered as a major contributor on global warming due to its green house gas emissions. Hence, the automobile industries are under tremendous pressure from government and society to reduce green house gas emission to maximum possible extent. In present work, Dual Phase steel with boron as microalloying is manufactured using thermo-mechanical treatment during hot rolling. Dual phase steel with boron microalloying improved strength by near about 200 MPa than dual phase steel without boron. The boron added dual phase steel can be used for manufacturing stronger and a lighter vehicle which is expected to perform positively on green house gas emissions. The corrosion resistance behavior is also improved with boron addition which would further increase the life cycle of the vehicle even under corrosive atmosphere.

  5. 78 FR 64473 - Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From the People's Republic of China: Final No...

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    2013-10-29

    ... (``HSLA'') steels, and the substrate for motor lamination steels. IF steels are recognized as low carbon... columbium), or both, added to stabilize carbon and nitrogen elements. HSLA steels are recognized as steels... Results of 2011-2012 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 78 FR 42039 (July 15, 2013)...

  6. Possibilities and Challenges designing low-carbon-energy technologies

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    Bjarklev, Araceli

    study object and discusses the question: What are the main possibilities and challenges when designing low-carbon illumination technologies? To answer this question, we use a systemic approach including environmental, economic, energy and political issues using relevant concepts from the Ecological......Though there is broad consensus that one of the solutions to the current environmental challenge will be based on the use of low-carbon technologies, and even though there is a big potential to turn to a more sustainable design and innovation, there are several elements that need to be taken into...... account to be able to achieve efficient reductions of energy and CO2 emissions and at the same time design a product attractive for the consumer, in terms of price, level of service and aesthetical demands, to ensure its strategic implementation. This paper takes the Danish office lighting sector as a...

  7. Operation Mechanism of Farmers’ Professional Cooperatives from the Point of Low-Carbon Agricultural Products

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    2012-01-01

    We firstly take a look at internal logic of cluster development of low-carbon agricultural products.In combination with operation features of farmers’ professional cooperatives and actual requirements for cluster development of low-carbon agricultural products;we elaborate establishing benefit allocation mechanism,bearing education and training functions,forming low-carbon value,building low-carbon identification system,as well as realizing low-carbon value.According to these situations,we systematically analyze operation mechanism of farmers’ professional cooperatives suitable for cluster development of low-carbon agricultural products.To promote cluster development of low-carbon agricultural products,we put forward following suggestions,including government guidance and encouragement,social acceptance and active cooperation,and integration into global low-carbon development system to share benefit of low-carbon development.

  8. Low Carbon Urban Transitioning: From Local Experimentation to Urban Transformation?

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    Susie Moloney; Ralph Horne

    2015-01-01

    Climate change mitigation remains a contested political and policy issue nationally in Australia. Nevertheless, Australian cities have been actively engaging with low carbon policy for well over a decade and numerous actions and programs have resulted. A question arises as to whether such initiatives can amount to a transition; a systemic change from one dominant fossil-fuel based socio-technical regime, to another, fossil-free based socio-technical regime. In this paper, we review the crit...

  9. Low -carbon life%低碳生活

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    2012-01-01

    什么是低碳生活? 低碳生活意味着要减少二氧化碳的排放,是一种低能量、低消耗、低开支的生活方式。%What's the low-carbon life? Lowcarbon life is a kind of life style with low energy, low consumption and low cost of living which means reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

  10. China Aims to Boost Emerging Industries for Low Carbon Economy

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    2010-01-01

    @@ China has made significant efforts to pursue energy and resource efficieneies to achieve sustainable development,while the nation still faces challenges in the transition to a low-carbon economy and needs integrated solution systems.Changing energy use is the biggest of China's challenges when transforming to a green economy.China's explosive industrial development has placed great pressure on the consumption of energy and other resources.

  11. Developmental Status Quo and Trends of Low-carbon Agriculture

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    Liming; CAO; Xiaohua; PAN; Maobai; LI

    2013-01-01

    In order to reduce carbon emission in agricultural production,this paper has discussed the developmental trends of low-carbon agriculture in terms of developing precision agriculture,improving the efficiency of fertilizer utilization,scientific use of pesticides,water-saving irrigation,ecological control of pests and diseases,as well as energy conservation and emission reduction by agricultural machinery and other agricultural practices.

  12. Supply Chains and Energy Security in a Low Carbon Transition

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    Hoggett, Richard; Bolton, Ronan; Candelise, Chiara; Kern, Florian; Mitchell, Catherine; Yan, Jinyue

    2014-01-01

    This special edition to be published in Applied Energy brings together a range of papers that explore the complex, multi-dimensional and inter-related issues associated with the supply or value chains that make up energy systems and how a focus on them can bring new insights for energy security in a low carbon transition. Dealing with the trilemma of maintaining energy security, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and maintaining affordability for economies and end users are key issues for ...

  13. Transaction costs analysis of low-carbon technologies

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    Mundaca, Luis; Mansoz, Mathilde; Neij, Lena; Timilsina, Govinda R.

    2013-01-01

    Transaction costs (TCs) must be taken into account when assessing the performance of policy instruments that create markets for the diffusion and commercialization of low-carbon technologies (LCTs). However, there are no comprehensive studies on the development and application of transaction cost analysis to LCTs. In this meta-analysis, a wide-ranging evaluation of TCs associated with energy efficiency, renewable energy, and carbon market technologies is provided. There is a plethora of diffe...

  14. Low Carbon Footprint Mortar from Pozzolanic Waste Material

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    Taha Mehmannavaz

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Nowadays, Portland cement clinker leads to emission of CO2 into the atmosphere and therefore causes greenhouse effect. Incorporating of Palm Oil Fuel Ash (POFA and Pulverized Fuel Ash (PFA as partial cement replacement materials into mix of low carbon mortar decreases the amount of cement use and reduces high dependence on cements compared to ordinary mortar. The result of this research supported use of the new concept in preparing low carbon mortar for industrial constructions. Strength of low carbon mortar with POFA and PFA replacement in cement was affected and changed by replacing percent finesse, physical and chemical properties and pozzolanic activity of these wastes. Waste material replacement instead of Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC was used in this study. This in turn was useful for promoting better quality of construction and innovative systems in construction industry, especially in Malaysia. This study was surely a step forward to achieving quality products which were affordable, durable and environmentally friendly. Disposing ash contributes to shortage of landfill space in Malaysia. Besides, hazard of ash might be another serious issue for human health. The ash disposal area also might create a new problem, which is the area's sedimentation and erosion.

  15. Discussion on the Mode of China's Low-carbon Society and Construction Routes

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    Li Mingsheng; Yuan Li

    2012-01-01

    In responding to global climate change, the idea of low-carbon economy emerges as the times require. Developing low - carbon economy is based on the construction of low-carbon society. The so called "two-orientation society" (resources con- servation orientated society and environmental friendly orientated society) is the concrete representation of low-carbon society with Chinese characteristics, and an actual action for China in develop- ing low-carbon economy. Based on urban agglomeration, the paper discusses the meaning of and the route to low-carbon society which would better reflect the intrinsic requirements of such a society.

  16. 伦敦·重庆低碳之家技术解析%Technical Analysis for London & Chongqing Low-carbon House

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    杨修明; 刘长兵; 廖会志; 杨丽莉

    2014-01-01

    介绍了低碳建筑、绿色建筑的定义及第六届中国(重庆)国家绿色低碳城市建设与建设成果博览会受到广泛关注的伦敦·重庆低碳之家的基本情况,并就伦敦·重庆低碳之家所用的轻钢结构、高效节能玻璃幕墙、通风器、智能天窗、光导管、墙体、屋面绿化、太阳能光热、光伏系统、智能控制系统等典型低碳、绿色、节能技术、产品进行了解析。%The definition of low-carbon building and green building are introduced, as well as the ba-sic information of London & Chongqing low-carbon house which widely cited in the sixth China (Chongqing) National Green Low-carbon City Construction and Construction Achievements Exhibition. The typical low carbon, green and energy-efficient techniques and products are analyzed, including light steel structure, high-efficient and energy-saving glass curtain wall, ventilator, intelligent skylight, optical pipe, wall and roof greening, solar thermal and solar photovoltaic system, intelligent control system utilized in London&Chongqing low-carbon house.

  17. Development of a New Armor Steel and its Ballistic Performance

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    S. Hakan Atapek

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available In this study, a boron added armor steel was developed according to standard rolled homogenous armor steel, MIL-A-12560, and metallographic-fractographic examinations were carried out to understand its deformation characteristics and perforation mode after interaction with a 7.62 mm armor piercing projectile. The microstructure of the developed steel was characterized by light and scanning electron microscope to evaluate its matrix after application of several heat treatments consisting of austenization, quenching and tempering. The mechanical properties of the developed steel were determined by tensile test at room temperature and notched impact test at -40 ºC. The ballistic performance of developed steel was determined by its V50 ballistic protection limit according to MIL-STD-662F standard and it was found to be higher than that of MIL-A-12560 steel. After perforation deformation induced adiabatic shear bands, that have an important role on the crack nucleation, were observed close to the penetration in the etched steel and perforation occurred by typical ductile hole enlargement with certain radial flows.Defence Science Journal, 2013, 63(3, pp.271-277, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.14429/dsj.63.1341

  18. Analysis on the deformation and fracture behavior of carbon steel by in situ tensile test

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    Fan Li; Haibo Huang

    2006-01-01

    The deformation and fracture behaviors of low-carbon steel, medium-carbon steel, and high-carbon steel were studied on internal microstructure using the scanning electron microscopy in situ tensile test. The microstructure mechanism of their deformation and fracture behavior was analyzed. The results show that the deformation and fracture behavior of low-carbon steel depends on the grain size of ferrite, the deformation and fracture behavior of medium-carbon steel depends on the size of ferrite grain and pearlite lump,and the deformation and fracture behavior of high-carbon steel depends on the size of pearlite lump and the pearlitic interlamellar spacing.

  19. The Strategic Study on Low-carbon Transformation of Food Packaging Industry of Anhui Province

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    Fang Wang

    2015-01-01

    For exploring low-carbon development of packaging industry of Anhui province and abating gradual deterioration of global energy, environment and climate. Based on the related theory of the low-carbon economy, combined with the characteristics of food packaging industry of Anhui Province, the thesis is designed to explore some strategies of low-carbon transition of food packaging industry in Anhui Province from the aspects of constructing low-carbon social atmosphere, the formulating relevant ...

  20. Development Situations and Countermeasures of Low Carbon Ecological Circular Agriculture: A Case Study of Nantong City

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    Yang, Chun-he; Qiao, Qi-cheng; Gu, Wei-bing; Sun, Jia-Feng

    2012-01-01

    Developing the low carbon ecological circular agriculture is an effective approach to realizing low carbon development of agriculture. Through investigation on existing measures and performance of development of low carbon type ecological circular agriculture in Nantong City, we analyzed the potential and problems of Nantong City in developing low carbon type ecological circular agriculture. Finally, with reference to domestic and foreign research achievements and practical experience, we put...

  1. A Low Carbon Development Strategy with Chinese Characteristics

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    WANG Yi

    2009-01-01

    @@ Now one of the world largest CO2 emitters, China faces increasing pressure to reduce its emissions. Being a responsible country, it will take action to tackle climate change. When developing its mitigation target, China will consider such factors as the levels of development and technology know-how, social impacts, international image and a new international climate regime underpinned by fairness and effectiveness. China will move onto a win-win low carbon development path to achieve climate protection, quality economic development and other related policy targets.

  2. Can low-carbon societies deliver on energy security?

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    The impact of low-carbon policies on energy security depends on both the timing and intensity of these policies, and the definition of energy security: security of what?; security for whom?; and security from which threats? The priorities of the EU’s 2030 climate/energy package and energy security show little if any alignment. Global climate stabilization policies benefit the energy security of India, China, and the EU, but may have negative impacts on export revenues of the U.S. and other energy exporters.

  3. Funding pathways to a low-carbon transition

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    Foulds, Chris; Christensen, Toke Haunstrup

    2016-01-01

    The framing of funding programmes can sustain existing ways of conceptualizing particular problems, as well as create new ones. Yet, without more prominent roles for social sciences and humanities, the techno-economic conceptualization of energy consumers could hinder long-term low-carbon aspirat......The framing of funding programmes can sustain existing ways of conceptualizing particular problems, as well as create new ones. Yet, without more prominent roles for social sciences and humanities, the techno-economic conceptualization of energy consumers could hinder long-term low...

  4. Key Assets for a Sustainable Low Carbon Energy Future

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    Carre, Frank

    2011-10-01

    Since the beginning of the 21st century, concerns of energy security and climate change gave rise to energy policies focused on energy conservation and diversified low-carbon energy sources. Provided lessons of Fukushima accident are evidently accounted for, nuclear energy will probably be confirmed in most of today's nuclear countries as a low carbon energy source needed to limit imports of oil and gas and to meet fast growing energy needs. Future challenges of nuclear energy are then in three directions: i) enhancing safety performance so as to preclude any long term impact of severe accident outside the site of the plant, even in case of hypothetical external events, ii) full use of Uranium and minimization long lived radioactive waste burden for sustainability, and iii) extension to non-electricity energy products for maximizing the share of low carbon energy source in transportation fuels, industrial process heat and district heating. Advanced LWRs (Gen-III) are today's best available technologies and can somewhat advance nuclear energy in these three directions. However, breakthroughs in sustainability call for fast neutron reactors and closed fuel cycles, and non-electric applications prompt a revival of interest in high temperature reactors for exceeding cogeneration performances achievable with LWRs. Both types of Gen-IV nuclear systems by nature call for technology breakthroughs to surpass LWRs capabilities. Current resumption in France of research on sodium cooled fast neutron reactors (SFRs) definitely aims at significant progress in safety and economic competitiveness compared to earlier reactors of this type in order to progress towards a new generation of commercially viable sodium cooled fast reactor. Along with advancing a new generation of sodium cooled fast reactor, research and development on alternative fast reactor types such as gas or lead-alloy cooled systems (GFR & LFR) is strategic to overcome technical difficulties and/or political

  5. Synthesis and properties of low-carbon boron carbides

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    This paper reports on the production of boron carbides of low carbon content (3 and CCl4 at 1273-1673 K in a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) reactor. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) revealed that phase separation had occurred, and tetragonal boron carbide was formed along with β-boron or α-boron carbide under carbon-depleted gas-phase conditions. At temperatures greater than 1390 degrees C, graphite substrates served as a carbon source, affecting the phases present. A microstructure typical of CVD-produced α-boron carbide was observed. Plan view TEM of tetragonal boron carbide revealed a blocklike structure

  6. Industrial trial to produce a low clinker, low carbon cement

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    Vizcaíno-Andrés, L. M.; Sánchez-Berriel, S.; Damas-Carrera, S.; A. Pérez-Hernández; Scrivener, K. L.; Martirena-Hernández, J. F.

    2015-01-01

    A preliminary assessment of conditions for the industrial manufacture of a new cementitious system based on clinker-calcined clay and limestone, developed by the authors, referred as “low carbon cement” is presented. The new cement enables the substitution of more than 50% of the mass of clinker without compromising performance. The paper presents the follow-up of an industrial trial carried out in Cuba to produce 130 tonnes of the new cement at a cement plant. The new material proved to fulf...

  7. A proposal to finance low carbon investment in Europe

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    This year, Europe is confronted with a critical double challenge: addressing the climate change issue and pulling itself out of a persistent low growth trap. Today these two challenges are addressed separately. On the one hand, climate negotiations must reach a historical agreement in the Paris conference in December 2015. On the other hand, the Juncker Plan of 315 billion euros of investment, and above all the ECB announcement of a massive purchase of assets for an amount of around 1100 billion euros, must help to avoid a deflationary spiral and stimulate a new flow of investments. Regarding climate policies, public regulators have essentially focused on a carbon price, which remains today at an insufficient level to trigger the financing needs of the low carbon transition. The potential of the banking and saving channels (targets of the asset purchase program of the ECB) to scale up climate finance is however neglected. This 'Note d'analyse' proposes to make private low-carbon assets eligible for the ECB asset purchase program. The carbon impact of these assets would benefit from a public guarantee that would value their carbon externality at a level sufficient to compensate the absence of an adequate carbon price. This mechanism would immediately impact the investment decisions of private actors with a positive effect on growth. It would also strongly incite governments to progressively implement carbon pricing tools to ensure that the public backing of the value of the carbon assets remains neutral with respect to public budgets. (authors)

  8. Paving the way for low-carbon development strategies

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    The aim of this report is to help move forward the discussion on low-carbon development strategies (LCDS) towards a useful climate policy instrument. It does so through a historical perspective on the use of an LCDS in a national and international context in order to provide high-level guidance to governments and experts who plan the development of an LCDS. The ultimate aim of a low-carbon development strategy is to catalyse concrete actions that support development with lower emissions. Therefore the process of LCDS development should not focus narrowly on producing a strategy document. Depending on the national context, an LCDS can serve different audiences and have different purposes, adding robustness to the attainment of mitigation actions. Rather than specifying a target or producing a document, an LCDS should provide a process that, depending on the developing country's readiness, meets needs to develop and to fill capacity, knowledge and information gaps. It should bring stakeholders from government, the private sector and civil society on the same page and eventually lead to greenhouse gas emissions that are lower compared to the situation in which the LCDS process had not been undertaken. International support could be sought for an LCDS process, but should not be made obligatory.

  9. Fracture Mechanisms in Steel Castings

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    Z. Stradomski

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available The investigations were inspired with the problem of cracking of steel castings during the production process. A single mechanism of decohesion - the intergranular one - occurs in the case of hot cracking, while a variety of structural factors is decisive for hot cracking initiation, depending on chemical composition of the cast steel. The low-carbon and low-alloyed steel castings crack due to the presence of the type II sulphides, the cause of cracking of the high-carbon tool cast steels is the net of secondary cementite and/or ledeburite precipitated along the boundaries of solidified grains. Also the brittle phosphor and carbide eutectics precipitated in the final stage solidification are responsible for cracking of castings made of Hadfield steel. The examination of mechanical properties at 1050°C revealed low or very low strength of high-carbon cast steels.

  10. 低C含Cu NV-F690特厚钢板的精细组织和强韧性%FINE MICROSTRUCTURE AND TOUGHNESS OF LOW CARBON COPPER CONTAINING ULTRA HIGH STRENGTH NV-F690 HEAVY STEEL PLATE

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    刘东升; 程丙贵; 陈圆圆

    2012-01-01

    本文通过板坯连铸、钢板控轧控冷(TMCP)、固溶淬火回火(QT)工业生产流程,开发低C含Cu高强韧NV-F690特厚(厚度t为80 mm)船体和海洋平台用钢板,使用SEM,EBSD和TEM分别研究了淬火(Q)态和QT态钢板的精细组织,测试了距离钢板表面t/4处(高冷却速率)和芯部t/2处(低冷却速率)的室温硬度和拉伸性能,在-60和-80℃下进行了Charpy冲击(Charpy V notch,CVN)示波实验.结果表明,淬火速率较大有利于板条组织形成和提高大角度晶界比例,t/4处的组织为板条状贝氏体(LB),板条间存在细小片状马氏体/奥氏体(M/A)组元,晶粒间大角度晶界(>15°)体积分数为67.5%;t/2处的组织为粒状贝氏体(GB)+LB.大角度晶界体积分数为63.0%;Q态下的LB具有高位错密度,但晶粒内不存在Cu析出相.经过650℃回火150 min,钢板的强韧性匹配优良,低温下呈韧性断裂,大量含Cu弥散沉淀相在基体组织内析出.t/2处的M/A组元分解为Cr-Mo碳化物,贝氏体板条宽度为0.4 μm,大角度晶界分数为62.5%; t/4处的LB板条回复,板条内存在与基体取向差较大的亚晶,大角度晶界分数提高到71.7%,板条平均宽度为0.2 μm.在-80℃下,NV-F690钢板t/4处的韧性高于t/2处的韧性.随着纤维断裂位移的增大,韧窝断裂区比例和韧窝尺寸逐渐增大,NV-F690钢低温Charpy冲击能量逐渐提高.%Advanced NV-F690 heavy steel plates for offshore structure and shipbuilding have been produced via continuous casting of the slab, thermomechanical control rolling of the plate followed by solutionizing (austenitizing), quenching and tempering (QT) steps. The present work is to reveal the microstructure evolution and evaluate the mechanical properties of 80 mm thick plates subjected to the QT process. The microstructures were characterized with SEM, EBSD and TEM. At quarter thickness (f/4) where the cooling rate was rapid, the as quenched microstructures consist of mainly lath

  11. Research of low-carbon transition path of star hotels--A case study of Guilin

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    Tang Fengling

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available A general trend of the world economic development is the low-carbon economic transition. With a wide influencing range and rapid development, the hotel industry has prominent problems in the energy con-sumption, resources occupancy and environmental unfriendliness, so it is imperative to develop low-carbon ho-tels. This paper proposes the low-carbon transition of the star hotels in Guilin in terms of constructing the energy conservation and innovative management mode, adopting new technologies and ways, developing low-carbon hotel products and guiding low-carbon consumption through analysis about the inevitability of establishing low-carbon hotels in Guilin, the running status of the existing star hotels and the situation of energy consumption, thus further promoting the development of low-carbon tourism in Guilin.

  12. Necessity and Feasibility of Developing Low Carbon Agriculture in Xuzhou City

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    Chengkui; QIANG; Yuehua; QIN; Shengyong; WANG; Baoya; ZHOU; Wujian; FENG; Songsong; WANG

    2013-01-01

    According to the characteristics of low carbon economy and low carbon agriculture at home and abroad,and combining with actual situations of agricultural development in Xuzhou City,the necessity of developing low carbon agriculture in Xuzhou City is analyzed by the perspectives of its agricultural production conditions,agricultural modernization,comprehensive competitive power,ecological civilization and low carbon economy. Simultaneously,the feasibility of developing low carbon agriculture in the city is discussed through low carbon technology,rural land management model,agricultural input channel,agriculture-related scientific research system,agricultural research transformation mechanism and rural personnel training program to provide some references for promoting the rapid and sound development of low carbon agriculture in Xuzhou City.

  13. Policy and innovation in low-carbon energy technologies

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    Nemet, Gregory Frank

    Reducing greenhouse gas (GhG) emissions by several gigatons of CO 2-equivalents per year, while affordably meeting the world's growing demand for energy, will require the deployment of tens of terawatts of low-carbon energy production and end-use technologies over the next several decades. But improvements are needed because existing technologies are expensive, limited in availability, or not sufficiently reliable for deployment at that scale. At the same time, the presence of multiple market failures implies that private actors will under-invest in climate-related innovation without government intervention. To help resolve this impasse, policy makers will need to select from a vast set of policy instruments that may stimulate innovation in, and adoption of, these technologies. In this thesis, four studies are used to contribute to understanding the characteristics of the innovation process---and its interactions with policy---for low-carbon energy technologies. These include analyses of: (1) the trends and future prospects for U.S. energy R&D investment, (2) the effectiveness of demand-pull for wind power in California, (3) the sources of cost reductions in photovoltaics (PV), and (4) the effect of widespread deployment of PV on the earth's albedo. When considering these studies together, the uncertainty in expectations about future policies that increases the risk for investments in innovation emerges as a central problem. As observed in multiple instances in this thesis, the lags between investments in innovation and the payoffs for private actors can last several years. These distant payoffs rely heavily on the status of future government policies because externalities are pervasive for the development of climate-relevant technologies. When expectations about the future level---or existence---of these policy instruments are uncertain, then firms discount the value of these future policies and under-invest in innovation. The diffusion of institutional innovation

  14. Introduction to low-carbon innovation and development

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    Lema, Rasmus; Iizuka, Michiko; Walz, Rainer

    2015-01-01

    This special issue seeks to bring together the fields of low-carbon development (LCD) and innovation studies. It contributes to the debate by addressing how the learning, innovation, and competence-building lens adds to the discussion about the development outcomes of climate change mitigation....... The aim of this introductory article is fourfold. First, it discusses key advances in the debate about the role of innovation and competence building in LCD in developing countries. Second, it seeks to add to the debate by paying particular attention to the heterogeneity of developing countries in terms...... of the context and innovative capacity for LCD. Third, it addresses the challenges to policy arising from such differentiated starting points. Finally, it sets forth the insights from the articles in this issue and the implications for future research....

  15. Quantifying the UK's incentives for low carbon investment

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    The UK climate change programme has introduced a range of instruments to foster investment in low carbon technologies and markets. We estimate the total value of these interventions, in terms of the redirection of financial flows and directly foregone tax income, to be about 1.3 billion English pounds per year (c. Euro or US$ 2 billion per year), as from 2002 to 2003 when the renewable obligation certificates (ROCs) first take effect. About 20% of this consists of direct expenditure, the remaining 80% is in the form of indirect expenditures contained within sectors (ROCs, the energy efficiency commitments), and foregone tax revenues. Most of the energy-efficiency investment is estimated to recoup expenditure within normal life-cycles and may thus be considered profitable; the profitability of the supply-side interventions is predicated mostly upon expected cost reductions associated with the build up of the associated industries

  16. Quantifying the UK's incentives for low carbon investment

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    The UK climate change programme has introduced a range of instruments to foster investment in low carbon technologies and markets. We estimate the total value of these interventions, in terms of the redirection of financial flows and directly foregone tax income, to be about 1.3 billion pounds per year (Euro or US$: 2 billion per year), as from 2002 to 2003 when the renewable obligation certificates (ROCs) first take effect. About 20% of this consists of direct expenditure, the remaining 80% is in the form of indirect expenditures contained within sectors (ROCs, the energy efficiency commitments), and foregone tax revenues. Most of the energy-efficiency investment is estimated to recoup expenditure within normal life-cycles and may thus be considered profitable; the profitability of the supply-side interventions is predicated mostly upon expected cost reductions associated with the build up of the associated industries

  17. Energy policies for low carbon sustainable transport in Asia

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    Shukla, P.R.; Dhar, Subash

    2015-01-01

    equivalent to 2 °C stabilization. Accounting for heterogeneity of national transport systems, these papers use diverse methods, frameworks and models to assess the response of the transport system to environmental policy, such as a carbon tax, as well as to a cluster of policies aimed at diverse development......Transformation of Asia's transport sector has vital implications for climate change, sustainable development and energy indicators. Papers in this special issue show how transport transitions in Asia may play out in different socio-economic and policy scenarios, including a low carbon scenario...... measures. Authors therefore advocate policies that target multiple dividends vis-à-vis carbon mitigation, energy security and local air quality. Whereas four papers focus on emissions mitigation policies, one paper examines challenges to adapt fast growing transport infrastructures to future climate change...

  18. Low Carbon Energy Supply for South East Europe

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    Dominkovic, Dominik Franjo; Bačeković, I.; Ćosić, B.;

    2015-01-01

    -neutral. Smart energy systems’ approach has been used in planning of 100% RES, which considers significant integration of the electrical, heating and gas sectors. Many technologies have been employed in the year 2050, but the major share is put on photovoltaics and wind energy, followed by geothermal, solar......South East Europe consists of several smaller countries in terms of energy systems and thus,integrating energy systems of the whole region has significant benefits for all the countries included. However, as there are large differences between energy mixes of the countries included, careful energy...... planning needs to be carried out in order to satisfy energy needs of all the countries of the region.Due to the significant differences in geography and the climate of different parts of the region, many different technologies need to be introduced in order to have optimal, low-carbon energy mix...

  19. Barriers and possibilities for low-carbon-energy consuming technologies

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    Bjarklev, Araceli

    by 77% from 2006 to 2030. These are some of the facts that set a big question mark on how the CO2 emission goals can ever been achieved for 2020 even talking of a modest reduction of 20%. These growing tendencies still take place despite the emergence of countless numbers of energy saving devises...... consensus that one of the solutions to the current environmental challenge will be based on low-carbon-technologies, there are many issues that set a barrier for its adequate development and still many actors in these sectors are sceptical about the possibilities. Illumination is a very interesting sector...... their ecological footprint. The discussion is supported by using relevant elements of the cradle-to-grave, eco-design and environmental-innovation theories. It is based on active participation in interdisciplinary projects and face-to-face in-depth interviews with relevant actors along the entire Danish...

  20. Walking away from a low-carbon economy?

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    Mundaca T., Luis; Markandya, Anil; Nørgaard, Jørgen

    2013-01-01

    of continuous improvement (e.g. reduced energy intensity in Asia, decarbonisation of of energy supply in OECD Europe), they are incapable of offsetting the effects of economic growth and increased energy use. With the exception of Africa, most regions appear to have missed the ‘low-carbon economy opportunity......’ provided by the 2008–2009 global financial crisis. Results suggest a lack of serious environmental effectiveness of regional policy portfolios aiming at reducing CO2 emissions. Highly ambitious energy efficiency and renewable energy policies across all regions are immediately needed. Additionally, absolute...... reductions in energy use from fossil fuels and resulting CO2 emissions are urgently required in rich regions if we are to align production and consumption patterns with maintaining global warming below the 2°C threshold....

  1. Assessment of technologies to meet a low carbon fuel standard.

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    Yeh, Sonia; Lutsey, Nicholas P; Parker, Nathan C

    2009-09-15

    California's low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) was designed to incentivize a diverse array of available strategies for reducing transportation greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It provides strong incentives for fuels with lower GHG emissions, while explicitly requiring a 10% reduction in California's transportation fuel GHG intensity by 2020. This paper investigates the potential for cost-effective GHG reductions from electrification and expanded use of biofuels. The analysis indicates that fuel providers could meetthe standard using a portfolio approach that employs both biofuels and electricity, which would reduce the risks and uncertainties associated with the progress of cellulosic and battery technologies, feedstock prices, land availability, and the sustainability of the various compliance approaches. Our analysis is based on the details of California's development of an LCFS; however, this research approach could be generalizable to a national U.S. standard and to similar programs in Europe and Canada. PMID:19806719

  2. Critical Metals in Strategic Low-carbon Energy Technologies

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    Moss, R. L.

    2012-04-01

    Due to the rapid growth in demand for certain materials, compounded by political risks associated with the geographical concentration of the supply of them, shortages of materials could be a potential bottleneck to the deployment of low-carbon energy technologies. Consequently, an assessment has been carried out to ascertain whether such shortages could jeopardise the objectives of the EU's Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan), especially in the six low-carbon energy technologies of SET-Plan, namely: nuclear, solar, wind, bioenergy, carbon capture and storage (CCS) and electricity grids. The assessment identified 14 metals for which the deployment of the six technologies will require 1% or more (and in some cases, much more) of current world supply per annum between 2020 and 2030. Following a more critical examination, based on the likelihood of rapid future global demand growth, limitations to expanding supply in the short to medium term, and the concentration of supply and political risks associated with key suppliers, 5 of the 14 metals were pinpointed to be at high risk, namely: the rare earth metals neodymium and dysprosium (for wind technology), and the by-products (from the processing of other metals) indium, tellurium and gallium (for photovoltaic technologies). In addition, the work has explored potential mitigation strategies, ranging from expanding European output, increasing recycling and reuse to reducing waste and finding substitutes for these metals in their main applications. Furthermore, recommendations are provided which include closely working with the EU's Raw Materials Initiative; supporting efforts to ensure reliable supply of ore concentrates at competitive prices; promoting R&D and demonstration projects on new lower cost separation processes; and promoting the further development of recycling technologies and increasing end-of-life collection

  3. 基于低碳经济下的低碳物流发展研究%Low Carbon Economy Based on Low Carbon Content Sheds Development Research

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    温蕾

    2012-01-01

    In the global economy enters into the low carbon background, logistics and transport is one of the proportion of very large part, so the low carbon transport logistics boarded the stage of history. In the transformation of economic development idea, innovation path transportation enterprise development pattern in the process, analy- sis of the low carbon economy basic principle and connotation, in combination with low carbon content to shed the characteristic of development, research based on low carbon economy under low carbon development strategy for lo- gistics, road transport enterprises in low carbon content to flow to provide theoretical basis for the evaluation meth- od, road transport business development low carbon logistics decision making and indicate the direction, to promote the transport industry in China in the development of low - carbon economy to stride forward.%在全球经济迈入低碳的背景下,低碳物流运输登上了历史舞台。在转变经济发展观念、创新道路运输企业发展模式的过程中,分析低碳经济的基本机理与内涵,结合低碳物流发展的特点,研究基于低碳经济下发展低碳物流战略,为道路运输企业进行低碳物流评价提供理论依据,为道路运输企业发展低碳物流的决策指明方向,促进我国交通运输业在低碳经济发展过程中能够大踏步前进。

  4. High speed railway promoting development of low-carbon economy in China%High speed railway promoting development of low-carbon economy in China

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    Zhou Xinjun

    2011-01-01

    Low-carbon Economy is a kind of economic developing mode which takes low energy consumption, low pollution and low discharge as its foundation. It is another important revolution of the human society after the agriculture civilization and industry civilization. It deals with various fields including low-carbon energy, low-carbon agriculture, lowcarbon industry, low-carbon transportation and low-carbon life, etc. Among those, low-carbon transportation is one of the important contents. Since high speed railway uses electricity as driving force, it runs without discharging waste gas, and it is a kind of clean and green transportation with little dust and smoke black. Therefore, the study of the relationship between the high speed railway and low-carbon economy is becoming one of the important frontier problems that confronting the theoretic circle. With demonstration analysis and comparative analysis, this paper discusses the comparative advantages of high speed railway in terms of energy saving and environment protection, treatment of sound pollution, land saving and reduction of external cost ( mainly pollution treatment cost), etc. compared with the other transportation modes and ordinary railway. Taking Beijing~Tianjin Intercity Railway as an example, the paper further demonstrates the distinctive advantages in respect of energy conservation and emission reduction. Besides, the paper also predicates the low-carbon effects after several high speed railways is put into operation in a few years. It is concluded that the development of high speed railways will meet the need of low-carbon economy and is significant for sustainable and steady development of economy and society.

  5. The Strategic Study on Low-carbon Transformation of Food Packaging Industry of Anhui Province

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    Fang Wang

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available For exploring low-carbon development of packaging industry of Anhui province and abating gradual deterioration of global energy, environment and climate. Based on the related theory of the low-carbon economy, combined with the characteristics of food packaging industry of Anhui Province, the thesis is designed to explore some strategies of low-carbon transition of food packaging industry in Anhui Province from the aspects of constructing low-carbon social atmosphere, the formulating relevant policies and regulations, developing actively low-carbon food packaging technology, training and the introducing advanced food packaging professionals and establishing the evaluation system low-carbon food packaging in order to provide some reference for promoting the sustainable and healthy economic development in Anhui Province.

  6. Achievements of New Generation Steel Project in China

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    Weng Yuqing

    2004-01-01

    Major achievements of the national project, Fundamental Research on New Generation of Iron and Steel Materials in China (NG Steel), are reviewed in the paper. Ultrafine grained steel technology, based on deformation induced ferrite transformation (DIFT)and successive microstructure changes, is illustrated for grain refinement in both plain low carbon steel and microalloyed steel. Delayed fracture resistance of alloy structure steel can be improved through prior austenite grain refinement. It is shown by results that nano scale precipitates play an important role to grain refinement in thin slab casting and rolling (TSCR)process. Progresses on super cleanliness, high homogeneity, welding and metallurgical process simulation are also briefly introduced.

  7. IASCC crack growth rate of neutron irradiated low carbon austenitic stainless steels in simulated BWR condition

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    Chatani, K. [Nippon Nuclear Fuel Development Co. Ltd (NFD), Oarai (Japan); Takakura, K.; Ando, M.; Nakata, K. [Japan Nuclear Energy Safety Organization (JNES), Tokyo (Japan); Tanaka, S. [Toshiba Corp., Yokohama (Japan); Ishiyama, Y. [Hitachi Ltd., Hitachi (Japan); Hishida, M. [Inst. of Research and Innovation (IRI), Tokyo (Japan); Kaji, Y. [Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), Tokai (Japan)

    2007-07-01

    Crack Growth Rate (CGR) tests have been conducted with neutron irradiated Compact Tension (CT) specimens. The specimens were irradiated at core region of Japan Material Testing Reactor (JMTR) in simulated BWR water environments at 288 {sup o}C. The CGR tests of 316L and 304L base metals irradiated from 0.516 to 1.07 x 10{sup 25} n/m{sup 2} (E>1MeV), 316L and 308L weld metals irradiated up to 0.523 to 0.541 x 10{sup 25} n/m{sup 2} (E>1MeV) were performed with reversing DC potential drop method under constant load in a few stress intensity factor (K) and corrosion potential (ECP) conditions at 288 {sup o}C in water. CGRs of base metals were increased with increasing neutron fluence, Clear reductions in CGRs of base metals and weld metals were measured with decreasing ECP levels. This paper will discuss the relationship between CGR and radiation hardening / RIS. (author)

  8. Microstructure and strengthening parameters of ultra—thin hot strip of low carbon steel

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    HaoYu; YonglinKang; 等

    2002-01-01

    The microstructure and precipitation mechanism of ultra-thin hot strip produced by CSP technology were analyzed by electron back scattered diffraction(EBSD),H-800 transmission electron microscope(TEM) and thermodynamics theory.The EBSD results show that the finishing hot rolling microstructures are mixture of recrystallized and deformed austenite.After phase transformation,ferrite grains embody subastructures and dislocations that led ultra-thin hot strip high strength and relatively low elongation rate.TEM observations show that there are a lot of fine and dispersive precipitates in microstructures.Most of aluminium nitrides are in grains.While coexisted precipitates of MnS along grain boundaries,Coexisted precipitates compose cation-vacancy type oxides such as Al2O3 in the core,while MnS at the fringe of surface.At the same time,reasons for microstructure refinement and strengthening effect were invstigated.

  9. Direct measurement of carbon enrichment in the incomplete bainite transformation in Mo added low carbon steels

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    The overall kinetics and carbon enrichment in austenite during the incomplete isothermal bainite transformation in Fe–0.1C–1.5Mn–(0, 0.03, 0.3, 0.5, 1)Mo (mass%) alloys were investigated with quantitative metallography and Electron Probe Microanalysis in the transformation temperature range of 773–873 K. The incomplete transformation appears at 823–873 K when Mo addition exceeds 0.3 mass%; at 773 K substantial carbide precipitation accompanies bainite transformation and no transformation stasis is observed. Transformed fractions in the stasis stage are hardly affected by prior austenite grain size. Carbon concentrations in austenite in the stasis stage are lower than T0 line and decrease with the increase of Mo addition and temperature. T0′ limit, solute drag and WBs limit theories are used to examine the experimentally measured carbon concentration limits in austenite, and their respective flaws are pointed out

  10. Microstructure and strengthening parameters of ultra-thin hot strip of low carbon steel

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    2002-01-01

    The microstructure and precipitation mechanism of ultra-thinhot strip produced by CSP technology were analyzed by electron back scattered diffraction (EBSD), H-800 transmission electron microscope (TEM) and thermodynamics theory. The EBSD results show that the finishing hot rolling microstructures are mixture of recrystallized and deformed austenite. After phase transformation, ferrite grains embody substructures and dislocations that led ultra-thin hot strip high strength and relatively low elongation rate. TEM observations show that there are a lot of fine and dispersive precipitates in microstructures. Most of aluminium nitrides are in grains, while coexisted precipitates of MnS along grain boundaries. Coexisted precipitates compose cation-vacancy type oxides such as Al2O3 in the core , while MnS at the fringe of surface. At the same time, reasons for microstructure refinement and strengthening effect were investigated.

  11. Microbiological corrosion in low carbon steels; Corrosion microbiologica en aceros de bajo carbono

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    Medina-Custodio, O; Ortiz-Prado, A; Jacobo-Armendariz, V. H; Schouwenaars-Franssens, R [Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico, D.F. (Mexico)]. E-mail: medina_1979@yahoo.com; armandoo@servidor.unam.mx; vjacobo@dgapa.unam.mx; raf_schouweenaars@yahoo.com

    2009-01-15

    The Microbiologically Induced Corrosion affects several industries, such as oil industry where it is estimated that 20% to 30% pipes failures are related with microorganism. The chemical reactions generate ions transfer, this validate the use of electrochemical technique for its analysis. Coupons submerged in a nutritional medium with presence and absence of three different microorganisms during two periods, 48 hours and 28 days were studied. Polarization resistance (Rp) and Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) techniques were applied to determine the corrosively of the systems. The results show a greater corrosive effect of abiotic systems, this indicates a microorganisms protection effect to the metal, opposite to the first hypothesis. This result was ratified observing surface coupons by using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) technique. A possible mechanism based on Evans - Tafel graph is proposed to explain inhibitor microorganism effect. [Spanish] La corrosion microbiologica es un tipo comun de deterioro que afecta diversas industrias, una de ellas es la petrolera en la que se estiman que el 20% o 30% de fallas en las tuberias de trasporte de hidrocarburos es favorecida por microorganismos. Las reacciones quimicas que sustentan estos, generan transferencia de iones, lo que justifica el empleo de tecnicas electroquimicas para su analisis. En este trabajo, se estudiaron probetas de acero de bajo carbono SAE 1018, sumergidas en un medio nutritivo rico en cloruros en presencia y ausencia de tres diferentes cargas microbianas, en tiempos de exposicion de 48 horas y 28 dias. Se realizaron ensayos de resistencia a la polarizacion (Rp) y espectroscopia de impedancia electroquimica (EIS) para determinar el efecto corrosivo de los diferentes sistemas. Los resultados muestran que el medio abiotico causa el mayor efecto corrosivo, lo que indica un efecto protector de los microorganismos al metal contradiciendo la hipotesis inicialmente propuesta. La observacion de las superficies en el microscopio electronico de barrido (MEB) apoya lo obtenido por las tecnicas electroquimicas. Para explicar la disminucion de la corrosividad del medio en presencia de microorganismos se propone un posible mecanismo de polarizacion catodica.

  12. Optimum process of RH-MFB refining for ultra-low carbon steel

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    2002-01-01

    A mathematical model was established and applied to simulatethe decarburization of RH-MFB process in Pansteel Company. Study of the effects of , , Ar flowrate, evacuation rate and MFB lance blowing parameters on the decarburization process was carried out. The results showed that this model could give the quantitative understanding of the process, especially the behavior of MFB lance blowing. This model has realized the optimum process of RH-MFB refining for ultra-low carbonsteels in Pansteel.

  13. Analysis of Valence Electron Structure of RE in Solid Solution in Medium and Low Carbon Steel

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    朱莹光; 刘艳; 刘志林; 刘伟东

    2004-01-01

    According to EET theory,the valence electron structures of RE in the solid solution of austenite,pearlite and martensite were calculated.The influence of RE in solid solution on phase transformation of pearlite and recrystallization of martensite was explained by the valence electron structure data of phases.Calculating results indicate that C element is favorite to enhance the number of RE in the solid solution.RE in the solute solution shortens the incubation period of proeutectoid ferrite,increases its quantity and carbon content,decreases the quantity of pearlite and thickness of its lamellas and lamellar spacing,then the strength and hardness of pearlite are improved and granular pearlite can be obtained.RE dissolved in martensite intensifies martensite,enhances tempering stability of martensite,increases its recrystallization temperature and prolongs the holding time needed during tempering.

  14. Electrochemical evaluation for corrosion resistance of bacterial exopolysaccharides on low carbon steel

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    Corrosion is a global issue that affects safety and economics. There is an increasing demand for bio-based polymers for industrial applications and production of polymers by microorganisms is especially attractive. This work reports on the electrochemical and physical properties of 29 strains or fr...

  15. Effect of Cathodic Protection on the Fatigue Crack Growth Behavior of Low Carbon Alloy Steels

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    1998-01-01

    1IntroductionCathodicprotectionisanusefulmethodtopreventsteelstructuresfromcorodinginmarineenvironment.Thismethodhasbeenwidel...

  16. Developing knowledge and strategies for enabling and governing transitions to a low carbon society

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    Jørgensen, Michael Søgaard; Jørgensen, Ulrik; Lauridsen, Erik Hagelskjær

    2011-01-01

    Most of the research on low carbon society in Denmark has hitherto focused on developing scenarios and analyzing possible policy instruments, including market mechanisms, costs and impacts in relation to known options and impacts. The Danish Council of Strategic Research funds the four year research alliance “Enabling and governing transitions to a low carbon society” during 2010-2013. The aim of this alliance is to conceptualize the dynamics of transition processes towards a low carbon socie...

  17. Bridging analytical approaches for low-carbon transitions

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    Geels, Frank W.; Berkhout, Frans; van Vuuren, Detlef P.

    2016-06-01

    Low-carbon transitions are long-term multi-faceted processes. Although integrated assessment models have many strengths for analysing such transitions, their mathematical representation requires a simplification of the causes, dynamics and scope of such societal transformations. We suggest that integrated assessment model-based analysis should be complemented with insights from socio-technical transition analysis and practice-based action research. We discuss the underlying assumptions, strengths and weaknesses of these three analytical approaches. We argue that full integration of these approaches is not feasible, because of foundational differences in philosophies of science and ontological assumptions. Instead, we suggest that bridging, based on sequential and interactive articulation of different approaches, may generate a more comprehensive and useful chain of assessments to support policy formation and action. We also show how these approaches address knowledge needs of different policymakers (international, national and local), relate to different dimensions of policy processes and speak to different policy-relevant criteria such as cost-effectiveness, socio-political feasibility, social acceptance and legitimacy, and flexibility. A more differentiated set of analytical approaches thus enables a more differentiated approach to climate policy making.

  18. Challenges to China's transition to a low carbon electricity system

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    We examine the challenges to China's transition to a low carbon electricity system, in which renewable energy would play a significant role. China's electricity system currently lacks the flexibility in planning, operations, and pricing to respond to conflicting pressures from demand growth, rising costs, and environmental mandates in a way that simultaneously maintains reliability, decarbonizes the system, and keeps prices within acceptable bounds. Greater flexibility crucially requires the ability to more systematically and transparently manage and allocate costs. This will require re-orientating sector institutions still rooted in central planning, and strengthening independent regulation. Some of the necessary changes require fundamental political and legal reforms beyond the scope of energy policy. However, the system's flexibility can still be increased through the development of traditional planning and regulatory tools and approaches, such as an avoided cost basis for energy efficiency investments, more integrated planning to improve the coordination of generation, transmission, and demand-side investments, and a transparent ratemaking process. The judicious application of OECD electricity sector experience and skills can support these developments. - Research highlights: → China's electricity system currently lacks the flexibility to integrate renewables and reduce CO2 emissions on a large scale at an acceptable cost and level of reliability. The challenges to increased flexibility are more institutional than technological. → Chinese government agencies need new approaches to basic power system planning and ratemaking. → OECD countries can help address these challenges through the transfer of 'soft' technologies.

  19. Green growth: Policies for transition towards low carbon economies

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    Moe, Thorvald

    2012-11-01

    For the next fifty years and beyond, the world faces twin challenges: -Enhancing economic opportunities and living standards for a growing global population; -Addressing the environmental threats that, if left largely unaddressed, could undermine our abilities for longer term economic growth and development and the ability to reduce poverty. For twenty years the world community has attempted to face up to these challenges, notably global warming by a 'top down' international negotiation process under the auspices of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The paper discusses why this process has failed so far. To get out of this impasse, a 'bottom up' policy framework for green growth based on national preferences, possibilities and policies should be considered and is discussed in some detail. However, while green growth may enhance the transition towards low-carbon economies in the short and medium term, it is argued that a 'Global Green Deal' with regional and global rules of the game is needed to reduce the risk for unsustainable development in the longer term.(auth)

  20. Positioning infrastructure and technologies for low-carbon urbanization

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    Chester, Mikhail V.; Sperling, Josh; Stokes, Eleanor; Allenby, Braden; Kockelman, Kara; Kennedy, Christopher; Baker, Lawrence A.; Keirstead, James; Hendrickson, Chris T.

    2014-10-01

    The expected urbanization of the planet in the coming century coupled with aging infrastructure in developed regions, increasing complexity of man-made systems, and pressing climate change impacts have created opportunities for reassessing the role of infrastructure and technologies in cities and how they contribute to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Modern urbanization is predicated on complex, increasingly coupled infrastructure systems, and energy use continues to be largely met from fossil fuels. Until energy infrastructures evolve away from carbon-based fuels, GHG emissions are critically tied to the urbanization process. Further complicating the challenge of decoupling urban growth from GHG emissions are lock-in effects and interdependencies. This paper synthesizes state-of-the-art thinking for transportation, fuels, buildings, water, electricity, and waste systems and finds that GHG emissions assessments tend to view these systems as static and isolated from social and institutional systems. Despite significant understanding of methods and technologies for reducing infrastructure-related GHG emissions, physical, institutional, and cultural constraints continue to work against us, pointing to knowledge gaps that must be addressed. This paper identifies three challenge themes to improve our understanding of the role of infrastructure and technologies in urbanization processes and position these increasingly complex systems for low-carbon growth. The challenges emphasize how we can reimagine the role of infrastructure in the future and how people, institutions, and ecological systems interface with infrastructure.

  1. Exploration of low-carbon rural tourism in zhejiang: A Case Study of Tian Mu Village, Lin an County

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    Hu Jian Qiang; Lou Chu Yuan; Wang Ling

    2016-01-01

    Along with the advancement of the construction of ecological civilization, low-carbon economy and low-carbon tourism are increasingly affecting the production and life style of human beings. Low carbon tourism is in the process of tourism development, through the use of low-carbon technologies, promote carbon absorbing mechanism and advocate low carbon tourism consumption to obtain higher tourism experience quality and greater tourism economic, social and environmental benefits of a sustainab...

  2. Focus on low carbon technologies. The positive solution

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    Omer, Abdeen Mustafa [17 Juniper Court, Forest Road West, Nottingham NG7 4EU (United Kingdom)

    2008-12-15

    renewable market sector. Sustainable low-carbon energy scenarios for the new century emphasise the untapped potential of renewable resources. Energy efficiency brings health, productivity, safety, comfort and savings to homeowner, as well as local and global environmental benefits. (author)

  3. Scenarios of technology adoption towards low-carbon cities

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    Technological change has often been presented as a readily accepted means by which long-term greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions can be achieved. Cities are the future centers of economic growth, with the global population becoming predominantly urban; hence, increases or reductions of GHG emissions are tied to their energy strategies. This research examines the likelihood of a developed world city (the Greater Toronto Area) achieving an 80% reduction in GHG emissions through policy-enabled technological change. Emissions are examined from 3 major sources: light duty passenger vehicles, residential buildings and commercial/institutional buildings. Logistic diffusion curves are applied for the adoption of alternative vehicle technologies, building retrofits and high performance new building construction. This research devises high, low and business-as-usual estimates of future technological adoption and finds that even aggressive scenarios are not sufficient to achieve an 80% reduction in GHG emissions by 2050. This further highlights the challenges faced in maintaining a relatively stable climate. Urban policy makers must consider that the longer the lag before this transition occurs, the greater the share of GHG emissions mitigation that must addressed through behavioural change in order to meet the 2050 target, which likely poses greater political challenges. - Highlights: • Explores policy options in a city targeting an 80% GHG emission reduction target by 2050. • Aggressive building code changes will have minimal impact on GHG mitigation. • Support of low-carbon electricity for the majority of generation necessary by 2050. • Internal combustion engine use must be mostly eliminated from the vehicle stock. • Policies supporting elimination of physical exchange space should be promoted

  4. Shift to a low carbon society through energy systems design

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    Toshihiko; NAKATA; Mikhail; RODIONOV; Diego; SILVA; Joni; JUPESTA

    2010-01-01

    Concern about global warming calls for an advanced approach for designing an energy system to reduce carbon emissions as well as to secure energy security for each country.Conventional energy systems tend to introduce different technologies with high conversion efficiency,leading to a higher average efficiency.Advanced energy systems can be achieved not by an aggregate form of conversion technologies but by an innovative system design itself.The concept of LCS(low carbon society) is a unique approach having multi-dimensional considerations such as social,economic and environmental dimensions.The LCS aims at an extensive restructuring of worldwide energy supply/demand network system by not only replacing the conventional parts with the new ones,but also integrating all the necessary components and designing absolutely different energy networks.As a core tool for the LCS design,energy-economic models are applied to show feasible solutions in future with alternatives such as renewable resources,combined heat and power,and smart grid operations.Models can introduce changes in energy markets,technology learning in capacity,and penetration of innovative technologies,leading to an optimum system configuration under priority settings.The paper describes recent trials of energy models application related to waste-to-energy,clean coal,transportation and rural development.Although the modelling approach is still under investigation,the output clearly shows possible options having variety of technologies and linkages between supply and demand sides.Design of the LCS means an energy systems design with the modelling approach,which gives solution for complex systems,choices among technologies,technology feasibility,R&D targets,and what we need to start.

  5. Development of Low-carbon Forest Tourism with Emphasis on Construction of Urban Forest Park

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    2011-01-01

    This paper mainly points out that the urban forest tourism has so many advantages and it will hopefully become the support industry of low-carbon forestry, and the development of urban forestparks in low-carbon economy is extraordinarily important, especially when faced with some serious traditional problems. A series of proposals about revolutionary measures are put forwards.

  6. Transition to a low-carbon city: lessons learned from Suzhou in China

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    Liu Wenling, Wenling; Wang Can,; Xie Xi,; Mol, A.P.J.; Chen Jining,

    2012-01-01

    Climate change has become one of the most serious challenges facing humanity; developing a low-carbon economy provides new opportunities for addressing this issue. Building a low-carbon city has been pursued by people with a high degree of enthusiasm in China. Different from actions at the national

  7. Acoustic Emission from Arctic Steels and Fractographic Investigations

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    Hartwig, Cathrine Gjerstad

    2015-01-01

    There is a need for better understanding of brittle fracture due to an increased interest in exploring the undiscovered hydrocarbon resources in the arctic region. There is also a need for development of steels with better low temperature fracture toughness, as steels are experiencing a drastic decrease in toughness in the HAZ after welding. This thesis uses acoustic emission in the investigation of the brittle initiation and propagation micromechanisms for a low carbon HSLA steel. Acoust...

  8. Fuzzy evaluation of low carbon development levels for logistic enterprises in China

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    Peixin Zhao

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: Under the background of global warming, low carbon economy, which is based on low waste and low pollution, has become a globally focused topic. Energy conservation, emission reduction and low carbon development have become irresistible trends of social development. A new set of low carbon evaluation index system for logistics enterprises is proposed. It is helpful for the better monitor of low carbon production and provide the optimization of industrial policies in China.Design/methodology/approach: Based on the problem that logistic analyses are facing under the background of low carbon economy, this paper firstly establishes a set of new evaluation indexes system, including 5 first-level indices and 28 second-level indices, for the low carbon development levels of logistics enterprises in China. To simplify the new evaluation system, the weight judgment method is then used to select indices, the validity judgment method and reliability coefficient judgment method are respectively used to test the validity and reliability of the evaluation systems. The simplified evaluation system consists of 4 first-class indices and 20 second-class indexes. Finally, numerical examples illustrate the validity and operability of the evaluation system.Findings: From the analysis and evaluation results, it is not difficult to obtain the rank of logistics enterprise according to the selected indexes or the overall evaluation indices. Low scores of some key indexes in strategy indices and technical indices cause low carbon emission performance. Moreover, The reason for the good low carbon performance of one enterprises is that it is in the lead on the key indexes of high weighs such as Perfection degree of low carbon development strategy, Level of transportation route optimization, etc. The new evaluation index system also helps enterprises to realize the sustainable development by identifying the key factors that affect the low carbon development level

  9. Industrial trial to produce a low clinker, low carbon cement

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    Vizcaíno-Andrés, L. M.

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available A preliminary assessment of conditions for the industrial manufacture of a new cementitious system based on clinker-calcined clay and limestone, developed by the authors, referred as “low carbon cement” is presented. The new cement enables the substitution of more than 50% of the mass of clinker without compromising performance. The paper presents the follow-up of an industrial trial carried out in Cuba to produce 130 tonnes of the new cement at a cement plant. The new material proved to fulfill national standards in applications such as the manufacture of hollow concrete blocks and precast concrete. No major differences either in the rheological or mechanical properties were found when compared with Portland cement. Environmental assessment of the ternary cement was made, which included comparison with other blended cements produced industrially in Cuba. The new cement has proven to contribute to the reduction of above 30% of carbon emissions on cement manufacture.Se presenta la evaluación preliminar de las condiciones de fabricación industrial de un nuevo sistema cementicio a partir del empleo de clínquer; arcillas calcinadas y piedra caliza; desarrollado por los autores; denominado “cemento de bajo carbono”. El nuevo cemento posibilita la reducción de más de un 50% de la masa de clínquer; sin comprometer el comportamiento del material. El presente trabajo presenta el monitoreo de la producción industrial en una planta en Cuba; de 130 t del nuevo cemento. El cemento obtenido cumple con las regulaciones nacionales de calidad y su empleo tiene similar rendimiento que el cemento Pórtland para la producción de bloques y hormigón de 25 MPa. Se realiza el análisis de impacto ambiental del cemento ternario mediante la comparación con otros cementos producidos industrialmente. El nuevo cemento puede contribuir a la reducción de más del 30% de las emisiones de CO2 asociadas a la manufactura de cemento.

  10. Low carbon society scenario 2050 in Thai industrial sector

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    Highlights: • Thai industrial sector has been modelled using AIM/Enduse model. • Potential mitigation of CO2 for 2050 is approximately 20% from Baseline scenario. • Abatement cost curves show that varied counter measures are practical in the industrial sector. • Energy security is enhanced due to CO2 mitigation in the LCS scenario. - Abstract: Energy plays a dominant role in determining the individual competitiveness of a country and this is more relevant to emerging economies. That being said, energy also plays an important and ever expanding role in carbon emissions and sustainability of the country. As a developing country Thailand’s industrial sector is vibrant and robust and consumes majority of the energy. In addition, it also has the highest CO2 emissions, provided the emissions of power generation are taken into account. Industry also accounts for the highest consumption of electricity in Thailand. The objective of this study is to model the Thai industrial energy sector and estimate the mitigation potential for the timeframe of 2010–2050 using the principles of Low Carbon Society (LCS). In addition, the paper would also evaluate emission tax as a key driver of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) mitigation along with Marginal Abatement Cost (MAC) analysis. Another secondary objective is to analyse the impact of mitigation on energy security of the industrial sector. The Thai industrial sector was modelled using AIM/Enduse model, which is a recursive dynamic optimisation model belonging to the Asia–Pacific Integrated Model (AIM) family. Thai industrial sector was divided into nine sub-sectors based on national economic reporting procedures. Results suggest that the mitigation potential in 2050, compared to the Baseline scenario, is around 20% with positive impacts on energy security. The Baseline emission will approximately be 377 Mt-CO2 in the industrial sector. All four indicators of energy security, Primary Energy Intensity, Carbon Intensity, Oil Share

  11. Advances in the research of nitrogen containing stainless steels

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    2004-01-01

    The current status of nitrogen containing stainless steels at home and aboard has been introduced. The function and existing forms of nitrogen in the stainless steels, influence of nitrogen on mechanical properties and anti-corrosion properties as well as the application of nitrogen containing cast stainless steels were discussed in this paper. It is clear that nitrogen will be a potential and important alloying element in stainless steels. And Argon Oxygen Decarbonization (AOD) refining can provide an advanced manufacture process for nitrogen containing stainless steels with ultra-low- carbon and high cleanliness.

  12. A low carbon industrial revolution? Insights and challenges from past technological and economic transformations

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    Recent efforts to promote a transition to a low carbon economy have been influenced by suggestions that a low carbon transition offers challenges and might yield economic benefits comparable to those of the previous industrial revolutions. This paper examines these arguments and the challenges facing a low carbon transition, by drawing on recent thinking on the technological, economic and institutional factors that enabled and sustained the first (British) industrial revolution, and the role of ‘general purpose technologies’ in stimulating and sustaining this and subsequent industrial transformation processes that have contributed to significant macroeconomic gains. These revolutions involved profound, long drawn-out changes in economy, technology and society; and although their energy transitions led to long-run economic benefits, they took many decades to develop. To reap significant long-run economic benefits from a low carbon transition sooner rather than later would require systemic efforts and incentives for low carbon innovation and substitution of high-carbon technologies. We conclude that while achieving a low carbon transition may require societal changes on a scale comparable with those of previous industrial revolutions, this transition does not yet resemble previous industrial revolutions. A successful low carbon transition would, however, amount to a different kind of industrial revolution. - Highlights: ► Investigates lessons for a low carbon transition from past industrial revolutions. ► Explores the implications of ‘general purpose technologies’ and their properties. ► Examines analysis of ‘long waves’ of technological progress and diffusion. ► Draws insights for low carbon transitions and policy.

  13. Building low carbon communities in China: The role of individual’s behaviour change and engagement

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    Low carbon sustainability has been addressed in China’s national development strategies. This research explores individual behaviour change and engagement in building low carbon communities in China through a case study looking at the building of a low carbon campus at Fudan University, Shanghai. Individual behaviour directly influences the overall energy consumption and carbon emissions on Fudan University’s campus. Even though relevant polices have been issued for energy conservation, the energy consumption increased by 5% every year, which suggests that the “top-down” approach telling students and staff “what to do” does not work effectively. Based on a comprehensive method which includes the individual and social aspects related to the energy behaviour, the research analyses the promotion of individual engagement in building a low carbon campus through behaviour change based on four main aspects: (1) awareness raising and behaviour forming; (2) approaches to encourage behaviour change; (3) beyond the barriers and the constraints; and (4) systems and mechanisms for the long-term engagement. A low carbon management system is proposed for not only addressing management and technical solutions at the university level, but also based on the contributions from behaviour changes in establishing a low carbon campus at Fudan University at the individual level. - Highlights: • The “top-down” approach is not an effective way to building low carbon communities in China. • Individuals’ behaviour change and engagement play a key role in low carbon sustainability. • Awareness raising, proper approaches and sound mechanisms are necessary to encourage long-term behaviour changes. • An integrated management system is developed for comprehensibly establishing a low carbon campus at Fudan University

  14. Plain carbon steel bipolar plates for PEMFC

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    WANG Jianli; SUN Juncai; TIAN Rujin; XU Jing

    2006-01-01

    Bipolar plates are a multifunctional component of PEMFC. Comparing with the machined graphite and stainless steels, the plain carbon steel is a very cheap commercial metal material. In this paper, the possibility of applying the plain carbon steels in the bipolar plate for PEMFC was exploited. In order to improve the corrosion resistance of the low carbon steel in the PEMFCs' environments,two surface modification processes was developed and then the electrochemical performances and interfacial contact resistance (ICR) of the surface modified plate of plain carbon steel were investigated. The results show that the surface modified steel plates have good corrosion resistance and relatively low contact resistance, and it may be a candidate material as bipolar plate of PEMFC.

  15. Trading scheme 'key' to low-carbon economy

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    Federal Opposition Leader Kim Beazley has emphasised the importance of getting the economics of environmental policy right by introducing market-based mechanisms for pricing emissions. 'Market-based mechanisms such as emissions trading are central to moving to a low-carbon economy,' he said in his latest blueprint. 'A functioning carbon market will deliver a price signal, so there is a long-term incentive to cut emissions further, and a mechanism for trading, so that energy can be allocated efficiently in the economy. It will also encourage greater private investment in clean energy technology.' Mr Beazley said the new market would also reward the many companies who were already adapting to a carbon-constrained world. 'This includes those global companies in Australia that already operate in emissions trading markets overseas. An effective price signal for carbon in Australia will allow these companies to benefit directly from their good corporate citizenship and long-term vision.' Mr Beazley has committed a federal Labor government to work with state governments and business to establish the national trading scheme. He also criticised the Federal Government for refusing to ratify the Kyoto Protocol, which he argued excluded Australian businesses from participating in the emerging global carbon trade. This made it harder for businesses to break into the market for cleaner production technologies overseas. While again admitting Kyoto was not perfect, Mr Beazley said ratification would see Australia part of what would potentially be 'the biggest market in the world by 2020'. He said the recent Asia Pacific Climate Change Pact was a positive step but was not an alternative to Kyoto. 'Above all, it has no economic mechanisms to drive further change. 'Without ratifying Kyoto some of our businesses are missing out on effective participation in international schemes that offer substantial financial rewards for greenhouse gas reductions. 'By ratifying Kyoto and adopting

  16. Research on the Influencing Factors of Rural Low-carbon Economic Development and Government Regulation

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    2011-01-01

    This paper analyses the main factors causing sluggish development of rural low-carbon economy in China as follows:the rural energy structure is irrational;the infrastructure and technology are relatively backward;system of laws,regulations and policy is not sound;fund-raising mechanism develops slowly;farmers’ low-carbon awareness and ability are limited.On the basis of these unfavorable factors,from the perspective of government regulation,feasible strategies are put forward in line with the actual situation of rural low-carbon economic development in China.

  17. Resistance Spot Welding of dissimilar Steels

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    Ladislav Kolařík; Miroslav Sahul; Marie Kolaříková; Martin Sahul; Milan Turňa; Michal Felix

    2012-01-01

    This paper presents an analysis of the properties of resistance spot welds between low carbon steel and austenitic CrNi stainless steel. The thickness of the welded dissimilar materials was 2 mm. A DeltaSpot welding gun with a process tape was used for welding the dissimilar steels. Resistance spot welds were produced with various welding parameters (welding currents ranging from 7 to 8 kA). Light microscopy, microhardness measurements across the welded joints, and EDX analysis were used to e...

  18. Resistance Spot Welding of dissimilar Steels

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    Ladislav Kolařík

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents an analysis of the properties of resistance spot welds between low carbon steel and austenitic CrNi stainless steel. The thickness of the welded dissimilar materials was 2 mm. A DeltaSpot welding gun with a process tape was used for welding the dissimilar steels. Resistance spot welds were produced with various welding parameters (welding currents ranging from 7 to 8 kA. Light microscopy, microhardness measurements across the welded joints, and EDX analysis were used to evaluate the quality of the resistance spot welds. The results confirm the applicability of DeltaSpot welding for this combination of materials.

  19. Low carbon thermal technologies in an ageing society – What are the issues?

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    This paper is a commentary on the theme of this special issue, low carbon thermal technologies and older age, and the Conditioning Demand project. Drawing on the project findings, I discuss some key aspects of ageing that are relevant to the roll-out of low carbon technologies in domestic settings in ageing, developed societies. These include biological, cognitive, institutional and social dimensions. I conclude with some suggestions for ways of working to maximise the potential benefits of low carbon thermal technologies for older people. -- Highlights: •The specific needs of older people must be considered in low carbon transitions. •The vulnerability discourse however dominates in a way which is unhelpful. •Some physiological aspects of ageing affect person-technology fit. •Cultural aspects influence the success of integration of LCTs into domestic settings. •More inclusive design is needed if older people are to benefit from LCTs

  20. Research on the Innovative Financial Support System for Low Carbon Economy

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    Weiwei Zhang; Chen Wang; Jin Lv

    2010-01-01

    Today's world, caused by human activities, global warming and climate change has become the largest threat to human survival and development. In this respect, Effective change of economic restructure, reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, develop low-carbon economy is an inevitable choice for sustainable development. But the low-carbon economy Compared with the traditional mode of economic growth, it needs higher capital investment in the new technology and the new institutional arra...

  1. Ecological Network Analysis for a Low-Carbon and High-Tech Industrial Park

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    Yi Lu; Meirong Su; Gengyuan Liu; Bin Chen; Shiyi Zhou; Meiming Jiang

    2012-01-01

    Industrial sector is one of the indispensable contributors in global warming. Even if the occurrence of ecoindustrial parks (EIPs) seems to be a good improvement in saving ecological crises, there is still a lack of definitional clarity and in-depth researches on low-carbon industrial parks. In order to reveal the processes of carbon metabolism in a low-carbon high-tech industrial park, we selected Beijing Development Area (BDA) International Business Park in Beijing, China as case study, est...

  2. Low-carbon building assessment and multi-scale input-output analysis

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    Chen, G. Q.; Chen, H.; Chen, Z. M.; Zhang, Bo; Shao, L.; Guo, S.; Zhou, S. Y.; Jiang, M. M.

    2011-01-01

    Presented as a low-carbon building evaluation framework in this paper are detailed carbon emission account procedures for the life cycle of buildings in terms of nine stages as building construction, fitment, outdoor facility construction, transportation, operation, waste treatment, property management, demolition, and disposal for buildings, supported by integrated carbon intensity databases based on multi-scale input-output analysis, essential for low-carbon planning, procurement and supply chain design, and logistics management.

  3. Process Reengineering of Cold Chain Logistics of Agricultural Products Based on Low-carbon Economy

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    Guo, Hong-xia; Shao, Ming

    2012-01-01

    Through the process analysis of cold chain logistics of agricultural products, we find that cold chain logistics of agricultural products contradict the development model of low-carbon economy to some extent. We apply the development idea of low-carbon economy, introduce the third-party logistics companies, establish distribution center of cold chain logistics of agricultural products, and strengthen information sharing, to reengineer the process of cold chain logistics of agricultural produc...

  4. Research on Price of Railway Freight Based on Low-Carbon Economy

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    Fenling Feng; Chengguang Liu; Haihong Liu; Zhizhou Ji

    2016-01-01

    Transportation is one of the major energy consumption and carbon emission industries. Railway transport is a typical low-carbon transport. To accelerate the green low-carbon transportation development and improve the railway market share, this paper defines the concept of carbon saving profit to study the price of railway freight after the government functions were separated from railway enterprise management. First, taking full account of market factors and on the principle of utility maximi...

  5. Win-win strategies in directing low-carbon resilient development path

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    This section explores big win-win strategies in directing low carbon resilient development path. There are lots of “leapfrog” development possibilities in developing countries, which go directly from a status of under-development through to efficient and environmentally benign lifestyle. To achieve low carbon resilient paths, not only technology development but also institutional and behavioral changes are required. Science-policy nexus is also discussed.

  6. Energy transitions and uncertainty: creating low carbon investment opportunities in the UK electricity sector

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    Bolton, Ronan; Foxon, Timothy J.; Hall, Stephen

    2015-01-01

    This paper examines how actors in the UK electricity sector are attempting to deliver investment in low carbon generation. Low carbon technologies, because of their relative immaturity, capital intensity and low operational costs, do not readily fit with existing electricity markets and investment templates which were designed for fossil fuel based energy. We analyse key electricity market and infrastructure policies in the UK and highlight how these are aimed at making low car...

  7. Assessing Low-Carbon Development in Nigeria : An Analysis of Four Sectors

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    Cervigni, Raffaello; Rogers, John Allen; Dvorak, Irina

    2013-01-01

    The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) and the World Bank have agreed to carry out a Climate Change Assessment (CCA) within the framework of the Bank's Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) for Nigeria (2010-13). The CCA includes an analysis of options for low-carbon development in selected sectors, including power, oil and gas, transport, and agriculture. The goal of the low-carbon analysis...

  8. The relevancy of Masdar City for low carbon urban development in Norway

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    Moxnes, Irmelin Aamodt

    2015-01-01

    Masdar City has gained much attention for its carbon neutral and zero waste image. The thesis suggests that the carbon neutrality concept should be reconsidered as a worldwide development goal. Other more realistic and direct concepts, as low carbon development, should be used instead. The thesis studies the relevancy of Masdar City for low carbon urban development in Norway. This is conducted by studying the city planning and metabolism measures. Original goals are compared with current...

  9. Mathematical Model of Prediction of Nitrogen Pickup in Nitriding Process of Low Carbon Ferromanganese

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    Ghali, Saeed

    2014-01-01

    Low carbon ferromanganese was nitrided through gas-solid reaction. The nitriding process has been carried out on lab scale at temperature range 800°C–950°C at different nitrogen pressures. Temperature, time, and partial nitrogen pressure of nitriding process of fine low carbon ferromanganese were investigated. Nitrogen content, in weight percent, was more than 9%. MATLAB software was used to derive mathematical model to predict nitrogen content as a function of temperature and nitrogen pressu...

  10. Optimal Strategies for Low Carbon Supply Chain with Strategic Customer Behavior and Green Technology Investment

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    Wen Jiang

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Climate change is mainly caused by excessive emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. In order to reduce carbon emissions, cap and trade policy is implemented by governments in many countries, which has significant impacts on the decisions of companies at all levels of the low carbon supply chain. This paper investigates the decision-making and coordination of a low carbon supply chain consisting of a low carbon manufacturer who produces one product and is allowed to invest in green technology to reduce carbon emissions in production and a retailer who faces stochastic demands formed by homogeneous strategic customers. We investigate the optimal production, pricing, carbon trading, and green technology investment strategies of the low carbon supply chain in centralized (including Rational Expected Equilibrium scenario and quantity commitment scenario and decentralized settings. It is demonstrated that quantity commitment strategy can improve the profit of the low carbon supply chain with strategic customer behavior. We also show that the performance of decentralized supply chain is lower than that of quantity commitment scenario. We prove that the low carbon supply chain cannot be coordinated by revenue sharing contract but by revenue sharing-cost sharing contract.

  11. Geographies of energy transition: Space, place and the low-carbon economy

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    This paper makes a case for examining energy transition as a geographical process, involving the reconfiguration of current patterns and scales of economic and social activity. The paper draws on a seminar series on the ‘Geographies of Energy Transition: security, climate, governance' hosted by the authors between 2009 and 2011, which initiated a dialogue between energy studies and the discipline of human geography. Focussing on the UK Government's policy for a low carbon transition, the paper provides a conceptual language with which to describe and assess the geographical implications of a transition towards low carbon energy. Six concepts are introduced and explained: location, landscape, territoriality, spatial differentiation, scaling, and spatial embeddedness. Examples illustrate how the geographies of a future low-carbon economy are not yet determined and that a range of divergent – and contending – potential geographical futures are in play. More attention to the spaces and places that transition to a low-carbon economy will produce can help better understand what living in a low-carbon economy will be like. It also provides a way to help evaluate the choices and pathways available. - Highlights: ► Examines transition as a geographical process, reconfiguring patterns and scales of activity. ► Provides concepts for assessing geographical implications of transition to a low-carbon economy. ► Outlines location, landscape, territoriality, uneven development, scaling, and embeddedness.

  12. Approach and practices of district energy planning to achieve low carbon outcomes in China

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    District energy planning is an important methodology to assist in realizing a lower carbon target. However, district energy planning has not yet been incorporated into the statutory planning system in China, primarily because there are no clear standards and specifications for these plans. In this paper, we propose a general framework and low carbon estimation method for district energy planning, which is based on evaluating the low carbon energy planning practices of several new districts in China. In addition, several key points of concern in the planning process are extracted and discussed: overall infrastructure planning; co-operation between city planning and other special low carbon eco-planning; investment, financing and profitable operation; planning management mechanisms; and the management of the construction of the energy system to coincide with the project schedule. We carried out a case study of a low carbon energy plan for a new district of Beijing to evaluate our framework. Finally, we conclude that to realize the low carbon target, regional energy planning covering technologies, the market and management should be standardized as soon as possible. -- Highlights: •A general framework for district energy planning is proposed. •A case study of a low carbon energy plan for a new district is carried out. •District energy planning should be standardized as soon as possible. •The most suitable spatial scale for energy planning is at the municipal level

  13. Heat treatment of supermartensitic steels

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    Low carbon supermartensitic 13% Cr steels with 4-6%Ni and 0-2.5%Mo additives have been developed from type AISI 420 steels for applications in the oil industry. They offer significantly better weldability, improved general corrosion resistance, particularly in carbon dioxide environments, and some grades exhibit improved resistance to sulphide stress corrosion cracking. In this paper results of detailed investigations on a 13Cr-6Ni-2,5Mo-Ti steel after quenching and double tempering are presented. Microstructural studies were carried out using optical microscopy, transmission electron microscopy and X-ray diffractometry. The results prove the formation of austenite during tempering at both 690 and 620 oC is accompanied by intensive precipitation of Fe2Mo Laves phase particles. (author)

  14. Development Situations and Countermeasures of Low Carbon Ecological Circular Agriculture:A Case Study of Nantong City

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    YANG Chun-he; QIAO Qi-cheng; GU Wei-bing; SUN Jia-feng

    2012-01-01

    Developing the low carbon ecological circular agriculture is an effective approach to realizing low carbon development of agriculture. Through investigation on existing measures and performance of development of low carbon type ecological circular agriculture in Nantong City, we analyzed the potential and problems of Nantong City in developing low carbon type ecological circular agriculture. Finally, with reference to domestic and foreign research achievements and practical experience, we put forward countermeasures for developing low carbon type ecological circular agriculture in Nantong City from building technical system and government guidance.

  15. Structural-phase states and wear resistance of surface formed on steel by surfacing

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    Kapralov, Evgenie V.; Raykov, Sergey V.; Vaschuk, Ekaterina S.; Budovskikh, Evgenie A., E-mail: gromov@physics.sibsiu.ru; Gromov, Victor E., E-mail: gromov@physics.sibsiu.ru [Siberian State Industrial University, Novokuznetsk, 654007 (Russian Federation); Ivanov, Yuri F., E-mail: yufi55@mail.ru [Institute of High-Current Electronics SB RAS, Tomsk, 634055, Russia and National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, Tomsk, 634050 (Russian Federation)

    2014-11-14

    Investigations of elementary and phase structure, state of defect structure and tribological characteristics of a surfacing, formed on a low carbon low-alloy steel by a welding method were carried out. It was revealed that a surfacing, formed on a steel surface is accompanied by the multilayer formation, and increases the wear resistance of the layer surfacing as determined.

  16. Effect of V and N on the microstructure evolution during continuous casting of steel

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    Santillana, B; Eskin, DG; Boom, R; Katgerman, L

    2011-01-01

    Low Carbon (LC) steel is not expected to be sensitive to hot tearing and/or cracking while microalloyed steels are known for their high cracking sensitivity during continuous casting. Experience of the Direct Sheet Plant caster at Tata Steel in Ijmuiden (the Netherlands), seems to contradict this statement. It is observed that a LC steel grade has a high risk of cracking alias hot tearing, while a High Strength Low Alloyed (HSLA) steel has a very low cracking occurrence. Another HSLA steel gr...

  17. Weldability of a high purity offshore cast steel

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    Koivula, J.; Katila, R.; Liimatainen, J.; Martikainen, H.

    1989-01-01

    High purity, high strength cast steels with excellent weldability have been developed for offshore components with wall thicknesses up to 200 mm. The three new steel grades developed were given the designations OS 340, OS 540, and OS 690 according to their respective guaranteed yield strengths. The strengthening of OS steels is based mainly on solid solution hardening. Microalloying is not used because of weldability requirements. As a result of the ultra-low impurity content and low carbon contents the grain boundaries are clean of carbides, segregated impurities, and non-metallic inclusions, which contribute to the excellent toughness of these steels. (author).

  18. An understanding of HSLA-65 plate steels

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    Sampath, K.

    2006-02-01

    HSLA-65 plate steels can be produced using one of five plate manufacturing techniques: normalizing, controlled rolling (CR), controlled rolling followed by accelerated cooling (CR-AC), direct quenching and tempering (DQT), or conventional quenching and tempering (Q&T). The HSLA-65 steels are characterized by low carbon content and low alloy content, and they exhibit a low carbon equivalent that allows improved plate weldability. These characteristics in turn (a) provide the steel plate with a refined microstructure that ensures high strength and toughness; (b) eliminate or substantially reduce the need for preheating during welding; (c) resist susceptibility to hydrogen-assisted cracking (HAC) in the weld heat affected zone (HAZ) when fusion (arc) welded using low heat-input conditions; and (d) depending on section thickness, facilitate high heat-input welding (about 2 kJ/mm) without significant loss of strength or toughness in the HAZ. However, application of this plate manufacturing process and of these controls produces significant differences in the metallurgical structure and range of mechanical properties of the HSLA-65 plate steels both among themselves and versus conventional higher strength steel (HSS) plates. For example, among the HSLA-65 plate steels, those produced by Q&T exhibit minimal variability in mechanical properties, especially in thicker plates. Besides variability in mechanical properties depending on plate thickness, the CR and CR-AC plate steels exhibit a relatively higher yield strength to ultimate tensile strength (YS/UTS) ratio than do DQT and Q&T steels. Such differences in processing and properties of HSLA-65 plate steels could potentially affect the selection and control of various secondary fabrication practices, including arc welding. Consequently, fabricators must exercise extreme caution when transferring allowable limits of certified secondary fabrication practices from one type of HSLA-65 plate steel to another, even for the

  19. Low-carbon scenario and technologies in modern city --Case study of Shenyang%Low-carbon scenario and technologies in modern city --Case study of Shenyang

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    Liu Zhu; Geng Yong; Xue Bing; Dong Huijuan

    2011-01-01

    From a multi-dimensional perspective of economic development, carbon dioxide and industrial pollutant emission and resource consumption in the case study of Shenyang, this paper analyzes the resource consumption and environmental impact in the process of urban economic development and low-carbon transition and evaluates the emission reduction potential and scenario of various technologies. The results show that city plays a key role in global low-carbon economic construction, and it is pointed out that emission reduction technology in urban scale can reduce total amount of carbon emission to substantial extent. From the aspect of future development, the input of technology and economic growth pattern should be strengthened so as to realize economic development as well as the total amount reduction of pollutant emission.

  20. Benefits of Low Carbon Development Strategies in Emerging Cities of Developing Country: a Case of Kathmandu

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    Shree Raj Shakya

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Kathmandu is one of the fastest growing cities in South Asia facing various challenges related to climate change, local pollutants emissions and energy security of supply. This study analysed the greenhouse gas mitigation potential in different economic sectors of the city by using Long-range Energy Planning (LEAP frame work. It shows that the effect of implementing various low carbon development strategy options can reduce 35.2% of total greenhouse gas emission from energy use as compared to the base case scenario in 2030. This indicates the need for exploring the possibility of utilizing the global climate funds and adopting voluntary mechanisms for greenhouse gas mitigation. The estimated demand side technology investment cost of low carbon measures for different sectors ranges from less than US$ 1/tonne CO2e for residential sector to US$ 99/tonne CO2e for transport sector. The low carbon options also results co-benefits in terms of significant reduction in emission of local pollutants and improvement of energy security. As Government of Nepal has envisioned following low carbon economic development path on the long run, there is the need of establishment of regulatory framework, institutional framework and development of clear action plans for realizing the implementation of low carbon development strategy measures in the country.