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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. Texture and grain growth characteristics in a boron added interstitial free steel after severe cold rolling and annealing

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    A boron added interstitial free steel was cold rolled (CR) 90% and 98%, followed by batch annealing for different lengths of time at 650 deg. C. Crystallographic textures were determined for the cold rolled, partially recrystallized and the fully recrystallized materials. The overall texture of the 98% cold rolled sample was sharper than that of the 90% cold rolled material, though both showed the presence of the gamma and the alpha fibres. Recrystallization led to a decrease in the texture intensity of the 90% cold rolled steel, while reverse was the case for the 98% cold rolled material. The r bar value of the 98% cold rolled and recrystallized steel was only marginally less than that of its 90% counterpart. Selective growth of grains with {5 5 4} and {1 1 1} orientations (for the 98% cold rolled material) and with {1 1 3} and {2 2 3} orientations (for the 90% cold rolled material) was observed after recrystallization. The Σ11 and the Σ13b CSL boundaries appeared to be involved in this process.

  3. 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...

  4. 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.

  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. Investigation of boron segregation in low carbon steel

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    J. Lis; Lis, A; Kolan, C.

    2011-01-01

    Traces of born in the range 0,002-0,009 % are usually added to many grades of steel. The effect of boron on phase transformations and hardenability of low carbon low alloy steels depends on the form of its behavior in solid solution either in segregations or in precipitations. Temperature and cooling rate determine the existence of boron segregations on grain boundaries. In present paper simulations of boron concentrations were calculated with computer programme DICTRA for low carbon 0,08 %C ...

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. 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...

  13. Nondestructive evaluation of residual stress in low-carbon steel

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    Salama, K.

    1984-01-01

    The effects of the preferred orientation on the temperature dependence of ultrasonic velocity in low carbon steels are investigated. The sensitivity of the acousto-elastic constant to changes in microstructure is assessed as well as the possibility of determining some mechanical properties of a material by measuring the acousto-elastic constant.

  14. 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.)

  15. Investigation of boron segregation in low carbon steel

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    J. Lis

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Traces of born in the range 0,002-0,009 % are usually added to many grades of steel. The effect of boron on phase transformations and hardenability of low carbon low alloy steels depends on the form of its behavior in solid solution either in segregations or in precipitations. Temperature and cooling rate determine the existence of boron segregations on grain boundaries. In present paper simulations of boron concentrations were calculated with computer programme DICTRA for low carbon 0,08 %C steel with 0,006 % boron. Investigations were carried out for temperature 1300 – 700°C and cooling rates from 1°C/s to 100°C/s. The changes of boron concentrations in austenite and ferrite after commencement of γ→α phase transformation were established.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. Draft guideline of NDI for low carbon stainless steel

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    The in-service inspection for the equipment at the nuclear power plants is obligated for to the electric power utilities and is implemented as the periodical utility inspection. On the other hand, the stress corrosion cracks emerge in low carbon stainless steel and the verification of the non-destructive inspection technologies becomes urgent business. JNES implemented a verification test about flaw detectability and sizing accuracy of the non-destructive inspection technologies to the reactor core shroud and the nuclear reactor recirculation pipe made of the low carbon stainless steel, and worked out the draft guideline of the non-destructive inspection. In this paper, we reports on the part of the result of the verification test which JNES implemented. (author)

  19. 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...

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Ultra low carbon bainitic (ULCB) steels after quenching and tempering

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    The mechanical and Charpy V impact strength properties of new advanced ultra low carbon bainitic (ULBC) steels after water quenching and tempering (WQT) have been investigated. Their chemical compositions are given. The nine continuous cooling transformation diagrams (CCT) of the new ULCB steel grades have been established. The CCT diagrams for ULCBNi steels containing 9% Ni - grade 10N9 and 5% Ni - grade HN5MVNb are given. The comparison between CCT diagrams of 3.5%Ni + 1.5%Cu containing steels grade HSLA 100 and HN3MCu is shown. The effect of the increase in carbon and titanium contents in the chemical composition of ULCBMn steels 04G3Ti, 06G3Ti and 09G3Ti on the kinetics of phase transformations during continuous cooling is presented by the shifting CCT diagrams. The Charpy V impact strength and brittle fracture occurence curves are shown. The effect of tempering temperature on tensile properties of WQT HN3MCu steel is shown and Charpy V impact strength curves after different tempering conditions are shown. The optimum tempering temperatures region of HN3MCu steel for high Charpy V impact toughness at law temperatures - 80oC(193 K) and -120oC(153 K) is estimated. The effect of tempering temperature on mechanical properties of HN5MVNb steel is given. The low temperature impact Charpy V toughness of HN5MVNb steel is shown. The optimum range of tempering temperature during 1 hour for high toughness of WQT HN5MVNb steel is given. HN3MCu and HN5MVNb steels after WQT have high yield strength YS≥690 MPa and high Charpy V impact toughness KV≥80 J at -100oC (173K) and KCV≥50 J/cm2 at - 120oC (153K) so they may be used for cryogenic applications

  4. 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].

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. Nondestructive inspection technologies for low-carbon stainless steel

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    This report summarized modification and additional items of 'ultrasonic testing guide for in-service inspection of light-water type nuclear power plant components' (JEAG4207-2004) for ultrasonic testing method for Primary Loop of Recirculation system (PLR) piping and core shrouds on the base of four year project on nondestructive inspection technologies for low-carbon stainless steel, which investigated defect detection capability and sizing accuracy for PLR piping and core shrouds, and their explanatory notes on ultrasonic testing method, indication length measurement, phased-array method and defect depth measurement for PLR piping, and indication length measurement and defect depth measurement for core shrouds. 'Eddy current testing guide using upper coil (draft)' for core shrouds was proposed with detailed explanatory notes. (T. Tanaka)

  8. Characterization of D2 tool steel friction surfaced coatings over low carbon steel

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    Highlights: • Solid state coating by friction surfacing method. • D2 tool steel is coated over relatively softer low carbon steel. • Defect free interface between tool steel coating and low carbon steel substrate. • D2 coatings exhibited higher hardness and good wear resistance. • Highly refined martensitic microstructure in the coating. - Abstract: In this work D2 tool steel coating is produced over a low carbon steel substrate using friction surfacing process. The process parameters are optimized to get a defect free coating. Microstructural characterization is carried out using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction. Infrared thermography is used to measure the thermal profile during friction surfacing of D2 steel. Wear performance of the coating is studied using Pin-on-Disk wear tests. A lower rotational speed of the consumable rod and higher translational speed of the substrate is found to result in thinner coatings. Friction surfaced D2 steel coating showed fine-grained martensitic microstructure compared to the as-received consumable rod which showed predominantly ferrite microstructure. Refinement of carbides in the coating is observed due to the stirring action of the process. The infrared thermography studies showed the peak temperature attained by the D2 coating to be about 1200 °C. The combined effect of martensitic microstructure and refined carbides resulted in higher hardness and wear resistance of the coating

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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...

  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. 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

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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 ...

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

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    A. M. Nesterenko

    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.

  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. 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

  20. Risk management for low carbon steels in the reactor coolant loop

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    The codes and regulations give engineers some flexibility in the materials to be used in nuclear power for the power train. As long as multiple levels of containment are in place, it is low carbon steels for such items as pumps, pipes, valves and other fittings. This paper proposes the use of low carbon steels in many places where stainless steels have been used traditionally. The risk of materials failure is shown to be equal, or less than, with stainless steels. This is evidenced with a discussion of the mechanisms by which failure occurs. The benefits of using low carbon steels are multiple: cost, ease of maintenance, less down time and availability of replacement parts. It is also proposed that use of low carbon steels will make the individual components more safe, because mass produced, commercially-tested products are used instead of special-order, single-source items. The authors presume that additional safety measures will be needed to compensate for the higher perceived safety offered by stainless steel materials. These are suggested to be additional controls, in the form of sensors, monitoring points and other electronic devices linked to a central computer monitor

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

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    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. Stress state evaluation in low carbon and TRIP steels by magnetic permeability

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    Kouli, M.-E.; Giannakis, M.

    2016-03-01

    Magnetic permeability is an indicative factor for the steel health monitoring. The measurements of magnetic permeability lead to the evaluation of the stress state of any ferromagnetic steel. The magnetic permeability measurements were conducted on low carbon and TRIP steel samples, which were subjected to both tensile and compressive stresses. The results indicated a direct correlation of the magnetic permeability with the mechanical properties, the stress state and the microstructural features of the examined samples.

  3. 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.

  4. Stress corrosion cracking in low carbon stainless steel components in BWRs

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    In recent years, numbers of SCC have occurred in core shrouds and primary loop recirculation piping made of low carbon stainless steels that had been recognized to be an SCC-resistant material. These incidents resulted in long-term shutdown of Japanese boiling water reactors and have drawn social as well as technical interests. This paper will provide an introductory review on (1) background of SCC observed in low carbon stainless steel components in BWRs, (2) characteristics of SCC in core shrouds and PLR piping, (3) structural integrity evaluation, (4) SCC mitigation techniques, (5) SCC mechanism and (6) research topics that should be covered regarding these issues. (author)

  5. 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 ...

  6. Corrosion Behaviour of Nickel Plated Low Carbon Steel in Tomato Fluid

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    Oluleke OLUWOLE; Oluwadamilola OLAWALE

    2010-01-01

    This research work investigated the corrosion resistance of nickel plated low carbon steel in tomato fluid. It simulated the effect of continuous use of the material in a tomato environment where corrosion products are left in place. Low carbon steel samples were nickel electroplated at 4V for 20, 25, 30 and 35 mins using Watts solution.The plated samples were then subjected to tomato fluid environment for for 30 days. The electrode potentials mV (SCE) were measured every day. Weight loss was...

  7. Stress corrosion cracking tests for low carbon stainless steels with work hardened layer

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    To avoid introduction of Cr depletion at grain boundaries by welding process, low carbon stainless steels (SSs) were used in corrosive environment as one of countermeasures for Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC). Recently, it is reported that SCCs were introduced at portion with work hardened layer although low carbon SSs had been used at core shrouds and primary loop recirculation piping in Boiling Water Reactors. To simulate and examine the phenomenon, mechanical working, metallographic observation, hardness test and SCC tests in chloride solutions were conducted for low carbon SSs. From the results of metallographic observation and hardness test, it was confirmed that slip bands were observed around the surface and hardened layer was introduced by mechanical working. From the results of SCC tests, it was noticed that cracks which introduced from the surface, had grown into the matrix. It is thought that low carbon SSs with work hardened layer have susceptibility to SCC from the above. (author)

  8. Molybdenum-containing ultra low-carbon bainitic steels for heavy plate applications

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    A new family of molybdenum-containing ultra low-carbon bainitic (ULCB) structural steels has been investigated. These new steels were developed to replace conventional quenched plus tempered (Q+T) high yield strength steels. The results to date have indicated that a proper choice of alloy design and thermomechanical processing can lead to a very attractive family of steels with good mechanical properties in the as-hot rolled condition in sections up to 25.4 mm (1 in.) thick. Studies in progress have indicated that these steels can be used in heavy plate sections up to 100 mm (4 in.) with different molybdenum and nickel combinations than those reported in this paper. Another major advantage of the ULCB steels is that the weldability of these steels and their resistance to underbead cracking should both be considerably improved because of the very low carbon content in these molybdenum-containing ULCB steels. Preliminary weldability studies currently in progress indicate that these new steels have good weldability without the need for pre- and post-heating as that required for Q+T steels

  9. 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...

  10. The study of retained austenite morphology in low-carbon silico manganese steels

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    The experimental results of a retained austenite morphology in low-carbon steels of a chemical composition of 0.2% C, 1.5% Mn, and 1.5% Si are presented. The microstructure of retained austenite after martensitic transformation in samples quenched from austenite region, dual phase region and suggested isothermal bainitic transformation were analysed. (author)

  11. Influence of plasma nitriding on the hardness of AISI 304 and low carbon steel

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    Nitriding with plasma/ion nitriding technique for surface treatment of AISI 304 and low carbon steel as a machine component material has been done. Surface treatment is meant to improve the surface quality of metal especially its hardness. To reach the optimum condition it has been done a variation of nitriding pressure, while to analyse the result it has been done the hardness and microstructure test, and the nitrogen content. Result of the test indicates that: the optimum hardness obtained at 1.8 mbar of pressure that is 624.9 VHN or 2.98 times while the initial hardness is 210.3 VHN for AISI 304 and 581.6 VHN or 3.07 times compare with initial hardness 142.9 VHN for low carbon steel. The thickness of nitride layer for AISI 304 and low carbon steel is around 30 µm. Nitrogen contents after nitriding are 10.74% mass or 30.32% atom for AISI 304 and 6.81% mass or 21.76% atom for low carbon steel. (author)

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. Stages of austenitization of cold-worked low-carbon steel in intercritical temperature range

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    Panov, D. O.; Simonov, Y. N.; Spivak, L. V.; Smirnov, A. I.

    2015-08-01

    Austenization processes in 10Kh3G3MF low-carbon steel in the initially cold-worked state are investigated during its continuous heating in an intercritical temperature range. The austenization of this steel has three stages, which is shown by dilatometry, differential scanning calorimetry, and transmission electron microscopy. The thermokinetic diagram of the austenite formation in 10Kh3G3MF steel is constructed. Critical points A c1 and A c2 and temperature ranges of austenite formation at every stage of the α → γ transformation at heating rates of 0.6-400 K/s are determined.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. Study of the Effect of Shrinkage Porosity on Strength Low Carbon Cast Steel

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    Ol'khovik, E.

    2015-09-01

    Today there are many computer systems for modeling of the casting technology processes. All of them allow calculating the availability and distribution of the shrinkage porosity in the test casting, but this information allows only making changes in existing casting technology. In this paper you obtain the information about changes in the local and structural mechanical properties of the casting in the presence of its volume shrinkage porosity. Article presents the results of direct experimental studies of technological defects (shrinkage and gas porosity) impact on the mechanical properties of low carbon steel castings. Methods of investigation are also disclosed, including the methods for producing of molded samples obtained at different process conditions and the crystallization apparatus which is described for the measuring of the density of the samples. There are the mathematical relationship for the elastic modulus, yield stress, elongation and fatigue characteristics fracture cast steel with low carbon content in the presence of the volumetric shrinkage porosity.

  19. 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.

  20. 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

  1. 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.

  2. Austenite reconstruction via EBSD measurements: a tool to understand low Carbon martensite steel properties

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    Bracke Lieven; Sanchez Laura Moli; Bernier Nicolas

    2015-01-01

    The basic characterization of the austenite grain size and shape prior to quenching to martensite was already used in the past to optimize the mechanical properties and impact toughness of low Carbon martensitic steel. This basic characterization can typically be done by optical microscopy. To better understand the mechanisms that generate the different properties, however, a more detailed analysis is required. An algorithm has been developed to calculate the austenite orientation starting fr...

  3. Analysis of the cyclic stress-strain response in low carbon steel

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    Petrenec, Martin; Tobiáš, Jiří; Polák, Jaroslav

    Vol. 7. Mickolctapolca : Bay Zoltán Foundation for Applied Research, 2007. [New Trends in Fatigue and Fracture-NT2F7. 03.05.2007-04.05.2007, Miskolctapolca] R&D Projects: GA AV ČR IAA100480704 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z20410507 Keywords : Hysteresis loop * Low carbon steel * Internal and effective Stress * Cyclic hardening/softening curves * Persistent slip markings Subject RIV: JL - Materials Fatigue, Friction Mechanics

  4. 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...

  5. Effect of laser cutting parameters on surface quality of low carbon steel (S235)

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    I. Miraoui; M. Boujelbene; D. Katundi; E. Bayraktar; M. Zaied

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: This work analysis surface roughness parameters as a function of Laser power and cutting speed. The surface roughness parameters are determined after statistical analysis (ANOVA) and propose a simple mathematical model.Design/methodology/approach: Machining were carried out by Laser cutting (CO2) of sheet metal (low carbon steel, S235) produces different surface quality. The statistical processing of the experimental results enabled development of a mathematical model to calculate th...

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

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

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    A. Grajcar

    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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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.

  14. Effect of asymmetric rolling with cone-shaped rolls on microstructure of low-carbon steel

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    A. D. Mekhtiev; Azbanbayev, E. M.; Isagulov, A. Z.; A. R. Karipbayeva; Sv. S. Kvon; Zakariya, N. B.; N. Z. Yermaganbetov

    2015-01-01

    Effect of asymmetric rolling with cone-shaped rolls (ARCSR) on the evolution of microstructure of low-carbon steel was investigated. Steel containing 0,15 % C (wt. %) billet with initial grain size of 60 μm was deformed up to thickness of 5 mm with diameters ratio of 1,5, as well as in cylindrical rolls. Rolling was conducted at three different temperatures: 900 °C, 1 000 °C and 1 100 °C. Final thickness is obtained through four passes of ARCSR with total reduction of 61,7 %. It has been show...

  15. 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)

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. Microstructural characteristic of low carbon microalloyed steels produced by thermo-mechanical controlled process

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    The microstructural characteristic of the low carbon microalloyed steels produced by thermo-mechanical controlled processing was investigated by means of optical and transmission electron microscopies. Polygonal ferrite and acicular ferrite were found in OM; under TEM, acicular ferrite with high dislocation density, ultra-fine grain ferrite, layer of thin martensite film and precipitate phase were identified in 560 MPa grade Ti-Nb and Ti-Nb-V microalloyed steels. An ultra-fine dispersion of precipitate phase was also found in Ti-Nb-V steel. These fine-scale microstructures exhibit excellent strength and fracture toughness, which is the main reason that TMCP is widely used in the production of high-strength low-alloy steels

  19. 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

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

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

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    J. Zrnik

    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.

  3. Microstructural characteristics and mechanical properties of low-carbon, high-strength steels

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    Properties of low-carbon steels for use in pipeline systems were studied. Yield strength values approaching 71.4 ksi have been obtained on low-carbon steel plate containing molybdenum and niobium, and with manganese contents up to 2 percent. Such strength levels depend on the achievement of microstructures, with a predominantly acicular morphology. For a given chemistry, these microstructures are established by the cooling rate, and, for the plate thicknesses encountered in industrial practice, are often accompanied by the formation of polygonal ferrite. From a practical viewpoint, every point within the thickness of a plate develops its own characteristic cooling rate, resulting in a mixed, heterogeneous microstructure with the different constituents present in various amounts. Such microstructural characteristics influence the impact transition temperature of the alloy. The optimum transition temperature values are obtained in very thin plate which develops very fine, homogeneous microstructures free of polygonal ferrite. In contrast to the strength properties, the ductility and toughness of these steels were found to be strongly dependent on the rolling schedule, thus establishing the importance of austenite deformation on these properties. The choice of appropriate rolling schedules allows the achievement of transition temperatures similar to those realized with lower strength steels based on a fine-grained, polygonal ferrite microstructure. The latter microstructure, however, still represents the most desirable one with regard to the upper shelf impact energy level

  4. Influence of the chemical composition on transformation behaviour of low carbon microalloyed steels

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    In order to design thermomechanical schedules for processing low carbon microalloyed steels, the various critical transformation temperatures, i.e. the start and finish of the austenite transformation (Ar3, Ar1) and the non-recrystallization temperature (Tnr), must be determined. Continuous cooling torsion and compression testing are useful ways to measure these values. In this study six low carbon microalloyed steels with different additions (Nb, Cu, Si and Mo) were examined using these techniques. Moreover, the equilibrium phase diagrams for each alloy were calculated using FactSage. The comparison of the thermomechanical testing results with the thermodynamic calculations leads to a better understanding of the effect of the different elements on the transformation behaviour of pipeline steels. Regarding transformation temperatures, Cu in residual contents showed a strong effect on decreasing both Ar3 and Ar1, which indicates a hardenability effect of this element. On the other hand, increasing Nb contents increased Tnr by accelerating Nb(C,N) precipitation. However, when Si was added to a Nb-microalloyed steel, the Tnr decreased.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. Development of a ferritic low-carbon steel for elevated temperature service

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    A readily weldable 12Cr-2Mo steel with excellent creep-rupture characteristics has been developed. The outstanding weldability of the new steel results from its low carbon content, nominally 0.075%, and the high creep resistance of the steel is due to its martensitic microstructure strengthened with dispersed austenite. In addition to 12% Cr and 2% Mo the steel contains 0.6% Mn, 6% Ni, 0.25% V, 0.1% Nb, and 0.04% N. The tempering response of the new steel is essentially flat for a wide range of tempering conditions. When tempered for 1 hour at 7000C (12900F), the steel exhibits room temperature yield and tensile strengths of 790 and 1080 MPa (115 and 156 ksi), respectively, with 15% elongation and 64% area reduction. Elevated temperature tensile properties at 6490C (12000F) include yield and tensile strengths of 345 and 405 MPa (50 and 58 ksi), respectively, with 32% elongation and 89% area reduction. The steel exhibits 100% ductile fracture in room temperature Charpy V-notch (CVN) impact tests, with a typical impact energy of 135 J (100 ft-lb). In creep-rupture tests at 6490C (12000F) the steel exhibits rupture strengths and minimum creep rates at least comparable to those of Type 316 stainless steel. The steel is easily hot worked and is weldable without the need for pre-heat or post-weld stress relief. The combination of very high strength, excellent weldability, and stable, predominantly ferritic microstructure makes this steel an attractive candidate for use in nuclear energy applications

  8. 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.

  9. Precipitation strengthening and mechanical properties of ultra low carbon bainitic steel with Cu addition

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    Effect of ageing parameters on tensile properties and impact energy of ultra low carbon bainitic steel (ULCB) was established. The investigated HN3MCu1.5 steel belongs to a new group of structural steels, which are going to be applied for constructions working at low temperatures.. The chemical composition of the steel is given. The microstructure of the steel after ageing at temperature 640oC during to 100 hours was observed by optical and electron microscopy. Special attention was paid to study primary austenite grain size, which determines the average diameter of bainite-martensite packet size and thus the impact transition temperature according to empirical equations. Then the quantitative determination of the average diameter of precipitates and the interparticle spacing was studied to calculate the precipitation strengthening effect on yield strength. The empirical equation, which relates effect of ageing time to the yield strength was determined. It was established that the optimum mechanical properties of HN3MCu1.5 steel aged at 649oC are achieved for ageing time in the range of 1 - 10 hours. For the above ageing parameters the investigated steels had: YS = 700-661 MPa, TS = 814-741 MPa and impact energy KCV = 150-170 J determined on Charpy V specimens at temperature -80oC. (author)

  10. New low carbon Q and P steels containing film-like intercritical ferrite

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    In this work, the application of the Quenching and Partitioning (Q and P) process to two low-carbon steels has led to the development of a new kind of steel microstructure formed by laths of martensite separated by films of intercritical ferrite and retained austenite. The chemical compositions of the steels have been specially designed for this process, containing 3.5 wt.% Mn to retard the formation of bainite and combinations of Si and Al to avoid cementite precipitation. The microstructural changes occurring during the application of the heat treatments are discussed in terms of the current knowledge of the Q and P process and the experimental observations. A significant amount of retained austenite has been obtained in both steels after application of appropriate heat treatments, especially in the steel alloyed with higher amount of Si, in which the volume fraction of retained austenite reached values up to 0.19. Tensile tests in some selected specimens of both materials have shown outstanding combinations of strength and ductility, indicating that the designed Q and P steels are a promising candidate for the development of a new generation of advanced high strength steels.

  11. Mechanical properties and warm prestress of ultra-low carbon steel at 4 K

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    The yield strength of ultra-low carbon steel increases from 137 MPa at 295 K to 705 MPa at 4 K. In liquid helium the material is brittle and cleaves in tension. Consequently it is difficult or impossible to properly fatigue-precrack toughness specimens for tests at 4 K. The authors precracked a series of compact specimens at room temperature and then fractured them at 4 K. The toughness measurements at 4 K are affected by precracking at 295 K, and they provide only an estimate of KIC for this steel: 15 MPa·m1/2. The tensile properties of the steel at 295 and 4 K are reported, and the effects of prestress on the tensile and fracture properties at 4 K are discussed

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

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

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    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–Cu2S 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 Cu2S–MnS complex precipitate was found to manifest a core–shell structure; the core part formed Cu2S and the shell part formed MnS. MnS and Cu2S have an orientation relationship between (001)MnS//(001)Cu2S and [001]MnS//[001]Cu2S

  18. Three-dimensional analysis of mesoscale deformation phenomena in welded low-carbon steel

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    Highlights: → Mesoscale deformation phenomena in welded low-carbon steel specimens are analysed numerically. → A polycrystalline microstructure is introduced in calculations explicitly. → A double-limit yield criterion is used to describe Lueders band propagation. → Several kinds of interfaces are found to be responsible for different degrees of stress concentration at the mesoscale level. → Cracks are expected to occur on the surface under tension and in the bulk under compression. - Abstract: A three-dimensional numerical analysis of the mesoscale deformation behavior of welded low-carbon steel specimens is performed. A weld-affected polycrystalline microstructure is designed to reproduce gradual changes of the grain size throughout the base metal and heat-affected zone regions. A mathematical model based on a double-limit yield criterion is used to describe Lueders band propagation characteristic of this type of steel. The effects of the free surface, grain boundaries and interfaces between the fusion zone and the heat-affected zone, and between the heat-affected zone and the base metal are discussed.

  19. 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}}.

  20. 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.

  1. [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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.)

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Influence of hydrogen-oxidizing bacteria on the corrosion of low carbon steel: Local electrochemical investigations.

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    Moreira, Rebeca; Schütz, Marta K; Libert, Marie; Tribollet, Bernard; Vivier, Vincent

    2014-06-01

    Low carbon steel has been considered a suitable material for component of the multi-barrier system employed on the geological disposal of high-level radioactive waste (HLW). A non negligible amount of dihydrogen (H2) is expected to be produced over the years within the geological repository due to the anoxic corrosion of metallic materials and also to the water radiolysis. The influence of the activity of hydrogen-oxidizing bacteria (HOB) and iron-reducing bacteria (IRB) on carbon steel corrosion is considered in this study because of the high availability of energetic nutriments (H2, iron oxides and hydroxides) produced in anoxic disposal conditions. Local electrochemical techniques were used for investigating the activity of IRB as a promoter of local corrosion in the presence of H2 as electron donor. A local consumption of H2 by the bacteria has been evidenced and impedance measurements indicate the formation of a thick layer of corrosion products. PMID:24177135

  9. Revealing the Intrinsic Nanohardness of Lath Martensite in Low Carbon Steel

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    He, B. B.; Huang, M. X.

    2015-02-01

    The mechanical property of martensite blocks in low carbon steel is studied by nanoindentation combined with scanning electron microscopy, electron backscattered diffraction, and transmission electron microscopy. The average nanohardnesses of small and large martensite blocks are 6.9 and 5.4 GPa, respectively. A size effect that the smaller is stronger is thus observed. This size effect was ascribed to the different formation sequence of martensite blocks during quenching. Therefore, the present work suggests that the as-quenched martensite may be considered as a composite material with the small but strong martensite blocks embedded in the large but soft martensite block matrix, which is important information for modeling the tensile stress-strain behavior of martensitic steel.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

    2016-03-01

    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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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...

  14. Film forming kinetics and reaction mechanism of γ-glycidoxypropyltrimethoxysilane on low carbon steel surfaces

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    The film forming kinetics and reaction mechanism of γ-GPS on low carbon steel surfaces was investigated by FTIR-ATR, AFM, NSS and theoretical calculation method. The results from experimental section indicated that the reaction of γ-GPS on low carbon steel surfaces followed the conventional reaction mechanism, which can be described as reaction (I) (Me (Metal)-OH + HO-Si → Me-O-Si + H2O) and reaction (II) (Si-OH + Si-OH → Si-O-Si + H2O). During film forming process, the formation of Si-O-Fe bond (reaction (I)) exhibited oscillatory phenomenon, the condensation degree of silanol monomers (reaction (II)) increased continuously. The metal hydroxyl density had significant influence on the growth mechanisms and corrosion resisting property of γ-GPS films. The results from theoretical calculation section indicated that the patterns of reaction (I) and reaction (II) were similar, involving a nucleophilic attack on the silicon center. The formation of Si-O-Fe bond (reaction (I)) was kinetically and thermodynamically preferred, which had catalytic effect on its condensation with neighboring silanol monomers (reaction (II)). Our DFT calculations were good consistent with the experimental measurements.

  15. Modeling of the peritectic reaction and macro-segregation in casting of low carbon steel

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    El-Bealy, M.; Fredriksson, H.

    1996-12-01

    Macro-microscopic models have been developed to describe the macrosegregation behavior associated with the peritectic reaction of low carbon steel. The macrosegregation model has been established on the basis of previously published work and experimental data. A microscopic model of a three-phase reaction L+ δ→ γ has been modeled by using Fredriksson’s approach. Four horizontal and unidirectional solidified experimental groups simulating continuous casting have been performed with a low carbon steel containing 0.13 wt pct carbon. The extent of macrosegregation of carbon was determined by wet chemical analysis of millings. It is confirmed, by comparing calculated results with experimental results, that this model successfully predicts the occurrence of macrosegregation. The results indicate that a peritectic reaction which is associated with a high cooling rate generates high thermal contraction and a high tensile strain rate at the peritectic temperature. Therefore, the macrosegregation, particularly at the ingot surface, is very sensitive to the cooling rate, where extremely high positive segregation was observed in the case of a high cooling rate. However, in the case of slow cooling rate, negative segregation was noted. The mechanism of macrosegregation with peritectic reaction is discussed in detail.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. Study of the kinetics of recrystallization and precipitation in low carbon content steels

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    The kinetics of precipitation and recrystallization in low carbon steels was studied, from the point of view of the interaction between both phenomena, in a series of experiments involving interrupted annealing. Two kinds of steel with very different nitrogen content were used, and an aluminum nitrate dissolution treatment at a temperature of 1220oC was carried out during three hours, after which the steel was air cooled, when AIN precipitation was not attained. An aluminum nitrate precipitation treatment was also carried out at 800oC for eight hours, after which, the air was cooled. A treatment of interrupted conventional annealing was performed, measuring the recrystallized fraction based on measurements of hardness. The activation energy for the recrystallization was determined in each case, with the AIN precipitation producing a delay in the recrystallization, shown by the greater activation energies for the corresponding recrystallization in those samples where the nitrogen was free at the start of the annealing treatment (522 kJ/mol against 469 kJ/mol). The steels that contained all the precipitated nitrogen had lower activation energies, which suggests that the aluminum nitride precipitation during recrystallization produces a delay, probably due to the decreased mobility of the grain edges from the effect of the precipitates (CW)

  20. Mechanical properties and microstructure of resistance spot welded severely deformed low carbon steel

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    Highlights: → Resistance spot welding is successfully used for severely deformed steel sheet. → Microstructures of FZ and HAZ are refined to lower sizes at higher pass number. → Mechanical properties in FZ and HAZ are increased with increasing the pass number. → Electrode dip and nugget diameter are increased with increasing the pass number. - Abstract: The welding of nanostructured low carbon steel sheets produced by severe plastic deformation (SPD) has been considered in the present paper. Constrained groove pressing (CGP) method is used for imposing the severe plastic deformation to the steel sheets as a large pre-strain. The SPDed sheets are joined using resistance spot welding (RSW) process. The results show that severe plastic deformation can effectively increase the electrical resistivity of steel sheets; therefore it can affect the microstructure and mechanical properties of spot welds. Microstructure and mechanical properties of fusion zone, heat affected zone (HAZ), recrystallized zone and base metal of SPDed sheets are investigated and the results are compared with those of as-received specimens. The results show that with increasing the large pre-strain in sheets, at constant welding parameters (welding current and time), the fusion zone size, electrode indentation and nugget diameter are increased. Thus, peak load and hardness in fusion zone and HAZ are increased with increasing the CGP pass number. Also, the microstructures of fusion zone and HAZ are refined to lower sizes for larger pre-strained specimens.

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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)

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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.

  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. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Corrosion of low-carbon cast steel in concentrated synthetic groundwater at 80 to 150 C

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    Corrosion properties of American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) A216-Grade WCA low-carbon steel were evaluated in concentrated synthetic groundwater at 80 to 150 C. The evaluation provides information on the use of the steel as a container material in the proposed Yucca Mountain high-level waste repository. Uniform corrosion rates measured over 4 months ranged from 10 to 40 microm/year, in initially aerated static solutions under gamma irradiation at 1.3 x 106 rad/h. Irradiation effects on uniform corrosion rates were not discernible after 4 months. Pitting corrosion was also found, but the pitting factor was small. Microstructural effects on corrosion were not significant. During corrosion under irradiation, there was an indication of a large amount of hydrogen absorption in the steel. Constant extension rate tests showed evidence for environmental assisted cracking under free corrosion conditions, and strong evidence of hydrogen embrittlement and moisture-induced ductility loss. The use of the test results in support of the Yucca Mountain project is discussed

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  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

    2006-04-25

    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. Effect of Asymmetric Rolling on Plastic Anisotropy of Low Carbon Steels during Simple Shear Tests

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    Simple shear tests are performed on low carbon steel pre-deformed in conventional, asymmetric and orthogonal-asymmetric rolling. The simple-shear tests were carried out at 0 deg. , 45 deg. and 135 deg. with respect to the previous rolling direction. For a reduction ratio of 15%, a transient stagnation in the hardening rate is observed at reloading for all changes in strain path. The shear stress level, the hardening rate and extent of the plateau appear to be insensitive to the preliminary applied rolling conditions. After a reduction ratio of 50%, plastic instability was detected at reloading for all the changes of strain path and rolling conditions studied. A specific heat treatment was then designed allowing the material to become ductile after rolling while retaining the fine microstructure and therefore the high strength. Promising results were obtained essentially for 45 deg. shear tests.

  18. Conversion electron Moessbauer study of low carbon steel polarized in aqueous sulfate solution containing sulfite in low concentration

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    The passivation of low carbon steel was studied in aqueous solution of 0.5 M Na2SO4+0.001 M NaHSO3 at pH=3.5 and 6.5. The found major components at pH=3.5 were: γ-FeOOH and Fe3C, and also FeSO4.H2O could be identified on the surface of the low carbon steel as a minor component. At pH=6.5, the passive film contained only amorphous iron(III)-oxide or oxyhydroxide. (orig.)

  19. Nanoscopic strength analysis of work-hardened low carbon austenitic stainless steel, 316SS

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    Stress corrosion cracking (SCC) occurs in shrouds and piping of low carbon austenitic stainless steels at nuclear power plants. A work-hardened layer, where the transgranular SCC initiates, is considered to be one of the probable cause for this occurrence. In order to clarify the microstructural characteristics of work-hardened layer at the surface of shrouds or piping, the strengthen analysis of low carbon austenitic stainless steel, 316SS, rolled at the reduction in area, RA, of 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50% at room temperature were conducted on a nanoscopic scale, using an ultra-microhardness tester, TEM and SEM. TEM and SEM observation showed that the microstructural parameters are the dislocation cell size, dcel, coarse slip spacing, lcsl, and austenitic grain size, dγ. Referring 10dcel and 10lcsl, Vickers hardness, HV, corresponding to macro strength was expressed as Hυ=Hυ*bas + Hυ*sol + Hυ*dis + Hυ*cel + Hυ*csl. Hυ*bas (=100) is the base hardness, Hυ*sol is the solid solution strengthening hardness, Hυ*dis is the dislocation strengthening hardness in the dislocation cell, and Hυ*cel and Hυ*csl are the fine grain strengthening hardness due to the dislocation cell and coarse slip. Hυ*sol was about 50, independently of RA. Hυ*dis was zero at RA 30%. Hυ*cel and Hυ*csl increased with increasing in RA and were kept constant at about 50 and 120 at RA=20 and 30%, respectively. It was suggested from these results that all dislocations introduced by rolling might be dissipated for the creation of dislocation cells and coarse slips at RA 30%. (author)

  20. Effect of laser cutting parameters on surface quality of low carbon steel (S235

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    I. Miraoui

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: This work analysis surface roughness parameters as a function of Laser power and cutting speed. The surface roughness parameters are determined after statistical analysis (ANOVA and propose a simple mathematical model.Design/methodology/approach: Machining were carried out by Laser cutting (CO2 of sheet metal (low carbon steel, S235 produces different surface quality. The statistical processing of the experimental results enabled development of a mathematical model to calculate the cut surface quality according to the cutting parameters used in the present work.Findings: The prediction of surface roughness values according to the mathematical model are very precisely analysis and determining of surface roughness values is a very practical tool by the experimental design method. It enables a high quality range in analysing experiments and achieving optimal exact values. A rather small experimental data are required to generate useful information and thus develop the predictive equations for surface roughness values as Ra, Rt and Rz. Depending on the surface roughness data provided by the experimental design, a first-order predicting equation has been developed in this paper.Practical implications: A simple and practical tool was proposed with the experimental design for predicting the surface roughness values as a function of variables of Laser power and cutting speed for a low carbon steel (S235. This type of analysis gives detailed information on the effect of Laser cutting parameters on the surface roughness.Originality/value: Experimental data was compared with modelling data to verify the adequacy of the model prediction. As shown in this work, the factor of cutting speed the most important influence on the surface roughness.

  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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    Research highlights: → B retards slightly the bainite transformation kinetics. → Combined addition of B + Nb delayed dramatically bainite transformation kinetics. → B refines the microstructure and promotes lath morphology of bainite. → Larger packets of laths and longer laths are observed in the B + Nb steel. → More free boron/finer borocarbide precipitates on γ 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. 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.

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  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. 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...

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

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

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    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−3 to 79 J m−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

  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. 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.

  15. 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.

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

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

    2015-12-01

    Low residual-free-oxygen before final de-oxidation was beneficial to improving the cleanness of ultra-low-carbon steel. For ultra-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 requirement 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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

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

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    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. t8/5 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

  1. 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.

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

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    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

  3. Effects of silicon, molybdenum, and nitrogen on elevated temperature properties of low carbon austenitic stainless steels

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    To improve the high temperature mechanical properties of low carbon medium nitrogen type 316 stainless steels (316FR) the effect of Si addition on high temperature properties was investigated in relation to Mo and N which are the strengthening elements of 316FR. Tensile and creep rupture tests at 550degC and aging test at 550, 600, and 650degC were conducted. The microstructures of ruptured specimens and aged ones were examined with an electron microscope and extracted residues analysis. The addition of 3 mass% Si, 2% Mo, and 0.08% N increased both tensile strength and elongation. Creep rupture strength was slightly increased by the addition of Si with or without Mo and N, while the addition of Mo or N remarkably increased rupture strength. Although rupture elongation increased by the addition of Si to a base alloy and a MO containing one, it did not changed with Si in case of a Mo and N containing alloy. The addition of Si to base alloy caused precipitation of G phase on grain boundaries, while in case of a Mo containing alloys Si remarkably accelerated precipitation of G phase on grain boundaries and Laves phase in matrix. (author)

  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. 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

  6. The susceptibility of low carbon steel welded joint to sulphide stress cracking (SSC)

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    Alshwigi, Mohamed A. M.; Musa, Salem. M.; Basir, Ali

    2013-12-01

    The resistance of low carbon steel pipes API 5L GR.B as welded joints to sulphide stress cracking SSC was tested using NACE Standard test method TM 0177_Method (C). Two stress levels of the material's yield strength were applied, 75 % σy and 100 % σy in three different conditions; as received, as welded, and stress relieved samples. Total of seventeen samples were tested; two as received samples without any welding process, six samples as heat treated, and nine samples as welded. The effect of hardness level on material's susceptibility to sulphide stress cracking was examined. Raw Natural Gas was used as a source of Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S) in the test, which represents the real environment that the material was exposed to. Results show that samples with high hardness (higher than 22 HRC) were failed the test which was expected as in the NACE Standard MR175. Samples with low hardness (lower than 22 HRC) were passed the test which was expected as in the NACE Standard MR175. The received samples of low hardness failed the test which was not expected.

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  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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    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. 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

  14. 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.

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

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    Jokar, M.; F MalekGhaini; M J Torkamany; Sheikhi, M.

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    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 observ...

  17. 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.

  18. Effect of surface nanocrystallization induced by fast multiple rotation rolling on mechanical properties of a low carbon steel

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    Highlights: ► Effect of surface nanocrystallization on a low carbon steel. ► A novel and efficient surface nanocrystallization technique was developed. ► Average grain size is about 14 nm in the top surface layer. ► The mechanical properties were markedly improved by the new method. -- Abstract: Fast multiple rotation rolling (FMRR), a novel and efficient surface nanocrystallization technique, was used to fabricate a nanostructured layer in the surface of low carbon steel. The microstructure of the surface layer was characterized by transmission electron microscopy, optical microscope and scanning electron microscopy, and mechanical properties were investigated by microhardness measurements, tensile measurements and friction and wear tests. In addition, the fracture and wear scars morphologies were observed by scanning electron microscopy. Experimental results indicated that a deformation layer with thickness about 200 μm is clearly observed in the FMRR sample surface. A nanostructured layer of 30 μm thick is obtained, with grain size ranging from 8 to 18 nm and average grain size about 14 nm in the top surface layer. The microhardness of the FMRR sample change gradiently along the depth from about 316 HV in the top surface layer to about 160 HV in the matrix, which is nearly twice harder than that of the original sample. The ultimate tensile strength has also been markedly improved. And the friction and wear experiments show that tribological properties of the low carbon steel have been enhanced by FMRR treatment.

  19. Influence of mechanical stress level in preliminary stress-corrosion testing on fatigue strength of a low-carbon steel

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    Effect of corrosion and mechanical factors of preliminary stress corrosion of a metal in its fatigue strength, has been investigated. Smooth cylindrical samples of 20 steel have been tested. Preliminary corrosion under stress has been carried out under natural sea conditions. It is shown that mechanical stresses in the case of preliminary corrosion affect fatigue strength of low-carbon steels, decreasing the range of limited durability and fatigue limit. This effect increases with the increase of stress level and agressivity of corrosive medium

  20. 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.)

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

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    Unal, Okan; Varol, Remzi

    2014-01-01

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

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

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    Unal, Okan, E-mail: ounal@bartin.edu.tr [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bartin University, 74100, Bartin (Turkey); Varol, Remzi, E-mail: remzivarol@sdu.edu.tr [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Suleyman Demirel University, 32260 Isparta (Turkey)

    2014-01-30

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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)

  6. International symposium on low-carbon steels for the 90's

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    The purpose of this symposium is to provide a forum for technical exchange on the latest research and development in steel technology as well as future technical challenges. Subject areas covered are: steel processing; precipitation and computer modeling; plate and structural steels; sheet steels; interstitial-free steels; and welding. Separate abstracts were prepared for 71 papers in this conference

  7. 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.

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

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    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

  9. Corrosion behavior of each phase in low carbon microalloyed ferrite–bainite dual-phase steel: Experiments and modeling

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    Highlights: •Establishing a model for describing the corrosion behavior of multiphase steel. •Quantitatively assessing the corrosion rate of each phase in multiphase steel. •Establishing a function to predict the surface roughness of corrosion morphology. •Defining an index to assess galvanic corrosion at phase-scale in multiphase steel. •The phase distribution affects the service safety of multiphase steel. -- Abstract: In situ observation of the initial corrosion behavior of a low carbon microalloyed ferrite–bainite dual-phase steel showed that the corrosion originated from the inside of ferrite and ferrite boundary. In addition, a model for describing the corrosion behavior of each phase in multiphase steel was established. Based on this model, a method to quantitatively assess the corrosion rate of each phase was presented by white light interference, and the relationship between the surface roughness and corrosion morphology was also established. Meanwhile, the galvanic corrosion at phase-scale and the influence of phase distribution on service safety of multiphase steel were discussed

  10. 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.

  11. 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...

  12. Comparison of the monotonic and cyclic mechanical properties of ultrafine-grained low carbon steels processed by continuous and conventional equal channel angular pressing

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    Highlights: ► UFG low-carbon steel was successfully processed by continuous ECAP-Conform. ► Continuously processed UFG steel shows high performance. ► High monotonic strength and good ductility. ► Microstructural stability under cyclic loading in the LCF regime. ► Established concepts can be used for predicting the properties. - Abstract: In the current study the mechanical properties of ultra-fine grained low carbon steel processed by conventional equal channel angular pressing and a continuous equal channel angular pressing-Conform process were investigated. Both monotonic and cyclic properties were determined for the steel in either condition and found to be very similar. Microstructural analyses employing electron backscatter diffraction were used for comparison of the low carbon steels processed by either technique. Both steels feature very similar grain sizes and misorientation angle distributions. With respect to fatigue life the low carbon steel investigated shows properties similar to ultra-fine grained interstitial-free steel processed by conventional equal channel angular pressing, and thus, the general fatigue behavior can be addressed following the same routines as proposed for interstitial-free steel. In conclusion, the continuously processed material exhibits very promising properties, and thus, equal channel angular pressing-Conform is a promising tool for production of ultra-fine grained steels in a large quantity

  13. Progress and teachings of stress corrosion cracking of low-carbon stainless steels used in BWR NPP (4)

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    In the structural integrity evaluations of low-carbon stainless- or austenitic steel- made shrouds and primary loop recirculation (PLR) pipes used in Boiling Water Reactor Nuclear Power Plants, the stress corrosion crack propagation rates (crack depth) near shroud and near PLR pipe weld joints are assessed from the welding residual stress distribution obtained by the finite element method and by mockup testing, respectively. The structural integrity is evaluated by the plastic and the elastic-plastic fracture mechanics evaluation methods, respectively. (K. Kato)

  14. 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...

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. An ultra low carbon Cu bearing steel: influence of thermomechanical processing and aging heat treatment on structure and properties

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    An ultra low carbon Cu bearing steel, micro alloyed with Nb was thermo-mechanically processed. Variation in microstructures and associated mechanical properties at different finish rolling temperatures was studied. Microstructures in hot rolled steels showed a mixture of acicular ferrite and bainitic ferrite with inter-lath or intra-lath precipitation of microalloying NbC/Nb(CN) precipitates. Second phase particles were observed, mostly at lath boundaries and were identified as retained austenite, twinned martensite islands or martensite austenite constituents. Variation in strength at different finish rolling temperatures was due to variation in volume fraction of bainitic ferrite and dislocation substructure in the matrix. Precipitation behaviour of Cu was studied by differential scanning calorimetry and transmission electron microscopy. At peak age hardening condition, coherent bcc Cu particles were formed and activation energy for this reaction was evaluated. At higher aging temperature, growth of fcc ε-Cu particles and recovery of structure occurred which decreased the strength value

  1. A study on low temperature transformation ferrite in ultra low carbon IF steels (I) - effects of manganese and annealing conditions

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    An investigation was made to determine the effects of Mn content and annealing conditions on the formation of the low temperature transformation products in ultra low carbon interstitial free steels. With increasing the Mn content, yield and tensile strengths increased, but yield ratio decreased. The Mn was found to be effective to decrease the yield point elongation, causing continuous yielding in 3% Mn steel. Low temperature transformation ferrites such as quasi-polygonal ferrite, granular bainitic ferrite, and bainitic ferrite more easily formed with higher Mn content, higher annealing temperature, longer annealing time, and faster cooling rate. Polygonal ferrite grain was readily identified in the light microscope and was characterized by the polyhedral and equiaxed shape while quasi-polygonal ferrite showed the irregular changeful grain boundaries. It was found that both granular bainitic and bainitic ferrites revealed some etching evidence of substructures in the light microscope

  2. Strain-induced transformation of retained austenite in low-carbon low-silicon TRIP steel containing aluminum and vanadium

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    Effects of intercritical annealing temperature on the microstructure and mechanical properties in low-carbon low-silicon TRIP (transformation-induced plasticity) steel containing aluminum and vanadium were investigated. The highest volume fraction of retained austenite of samples annealed at 1053 K was approximately 18%, while the product of strength and elongation of samples annealed at 1033 K was up to 22,000 MPa%. In addition, the retained austenite transformation kinetics were measured by tensile test and fitted by the function y = 1 - e-Ax. The correlation between the experimental and fitting results was good. A in the function might be a more effective factor to measure the mechanical properties of TRIP steel than the volume fraction of retained austenite

  3. 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.

  4. The CCT diagrams of ultra low carbon bainitic steels and their impact toughness properties

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    The CCT diagrams of ULCBNi steels, HN3MV, HN3MVCu having 5.1% Ni and 3.5% Ni and Cu bearing steels; HN3M1.5Cu, HSLA 100 have been determined. The reduced carbon concentration in steel, in order to prevent the formation of cementite, allowed for using nickel, manganese, chromium and molybdenum to enhance hardenability and refinement of the bainitic microstructures by lowering BS temperature. Copper and microadditions of vanadium and niobium are successfully used for precipitation strengthening of steel both in thermomechanically or heat treated conditions. Very good fracture toughness at low temperatures and high yield strength properties of HN3MVCu and HN3MV steels allowed for fulfillment of the requirements for steel plates for pressure vessels and cryogenic applications. (author)

  5. ICC resistance of thin-walled tubes of super low carbon steel Kh17N14M3, alloyed with nitrogen

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    The tendency to intercrystallite corrosion (ICC) in the range of 400-750 deg CV and 1-1000 h of thin-walled (0.3 mm) tubes of steel Kh17N14M3 was studied. Electrochemical investigations confirmed high ICC resistance of the tubes from particularly low-carbon experimental steels

  6. 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

  7. A study of electrochemically-induced corrosion of low carbon steel in a medium modelling acid rain

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    Complementary electrochemical, spectrophotometric and electron microsopic investigations were made in addition to the conversion electron Moessbauer spectroscopic (CEMS) measurements to learn more about the mechanism of corrosion of low carbon steel samples in aqueous sulfate and sulfite containing sulfate solutions (pH 3.5, 6.5 and 8.5). Passivation of iron in pure sulfate solution was studied in detail in earlier papers. In the present work, we used a solution containing both sulfate and sulfite anions to obtain more information about the effect of acid rain on low carbon steel samples. The compositions and thicknesses of the passive films formed due to the electrochemical treatments were determined from the CEM spectra. γ-FeOOH was found in each case on the surface of the samples; nevertheless, at pH 3.5 the sextet belonging to Fe3C appears in the CEM spectra, and also FeSO4 . H2O was detected in low concentration after the shortest polarization time (90 min). The results of the applied methods proved that the sulfite ions induce pitting corrosion at pH 3.5 and 6.5, while the measurements referred to suppressed pitting at pH 8.5. (orig.)

  8. A novel blister test to evaluate the interface strength between nickel coating and low carbon steel substrate

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    A novel blister test theory model was developed based on the bending theory of beams for assessing the interface strength of the nickel coating/low carbon steel substrate material system. The strain energy of the debonded nickel coating was calculated analytically and by finite element analysis, respectively. The analytic solutions agree well with the FE calculation results. Some blister tests were carried out on the WII-5 Computer Controlled Material Mechanical Properties Testing Machine, using four nickel-coated specimens type-A, -B, -C and -D which were electrodeposited on low carbon steel substrate. Here, types A, B, C and D correspond to the nickel coating thickness of 5 μm, 10 μm, 15μm and 25μm, respectively. The interface strength, evaluated by this blister test method, is 196.86 J/m2 and 269.40 J/m2 for type-C and -D specimens, respectively. However the tests demonstrate that the type-A and -B specimens were cut through by the spindle and no delaminations between the coating and the substrate could be found

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. Influence of cooling paths on microstructural characteristics and precipitation behaviors in a low carbon V–Ti microalloyed steel

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    Based on ultra fast cooling, the microstructural characteristics, precipitation behaviors and mechanical properties of a low-carbon V–Ti microalloyed steel were investigated in details using optical microscope, electron back-scattered diffraction and transmission electron microscope. The results show that the ferrite grains can be slightly refined, the sheet spacings of interphase precipitation can be also slightly reduced and the number fraction of ferrite grains with higher precipitation hardening can be significantly enhanced by increasing cooling rate (by comparisons of air cooling and furnace cooling), and a ferritic steel precipitation-strengthened by nanometer-sized carbides was developed to produce hot rolled high strength steel with the tensile strength of ∼810 MPa, elongation of ∼24% and yield ratio of ∼0.82. While for furnace cooling after ultra fast cooling, its tensile strength, elongation and yield ratio is only ∼750 MPa, ∼22% and ∼0.84, respectively. The interphase precipitation in V–Ti microalloyed steel was observed, and these nanometer-sized carbides were detected as (V, Ti)C using energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy spectra. In addition, the precipitation hardening was estimated as ∼313 MPa and ∼293 MPa for air cooling and furnace cooling after ultra fast cooling, respectively

  13. High-Temperature Mechanical Behavior and Fracture Analysis of a Low-Carbon Steel Related to Cracking

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    Santillana, Begoña; Boom, Rob; Eskin, Dmitry; Mizukami, Hideo; Hanao, Masahito; Kawamoto, Masayuki

    2012-12-01

    Cracking in continuously cast steel slabs has been one of the main problems in casting for decades. In recent years, the use of computational models has led to a significant improvement in caster performance and product quality. However, these models require accurate thermomechanical properties as input data, which are either unreliable or nonexistent for many alloys of commercial interest. A major reason for this lack of reliable data is that high-temperature mechanical properties are difficult to measure. Several methods have been developed to assess the material strength during solidification, especially for light alloys. The tensile strength during solidification of a low carbon aluminum-killed (LCAK; obtained from Tata Steel Mainland Europe cast at the DSP plant in IJmuiden, the Netherlands) has been studied by a technique for high-temperature tensile testing, which was developed at Sumitomo Metal Industries in Japan. The experimental technique enables a sample to melt and solidify without a crucible, making possible the accurate measurement of load over a small solidification temperature range. In the current study, the tensile test results are analyzed and the characteristic zero-ductility and zero-strength temperatures are determined for this particular LCAK steel grade. The fracture surfaces are investigated following tensile testing, which provides an invaluable insight into the fracture mechanism and a better understanding with respect to the behavior of the steel during solidification. The role of minor alloying elements, like sulfur, in hot cracking susceptibility is also discussed.

  14. 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.

  15. 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).

  16. 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.

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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.

  20. Influence of plastic deformation on CCT-diagrams 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 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

  1. 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.

  2. Design of duplex low carbon steels for improved strength: weight applications

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    Koo, J.

    1977-08-01

    Duplex ferrite-martensite (DFM) steels with excellent combinations of strength and formability have been selected from first principles, and their microstructure-property relationships established through a systematic investigation of a series of ternary Fe/X/0.1 C steels (X being varying amount of Cr and Si). Duplex processing consists of initial austenitization and quenching to form 100% martensite, followed by annealing in the (..cap alpha.. + ..gamma..) range and subsequent quenching. The resultant DFM morphology is controlled by the type and amount of alloying element X.

  3. Microstructure and mechanical properties of low carbon silicon manganese steel sheets containing retained austenite

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    The effect of bainite transformation temperature and of plastic deformation on the microstructure and mechanical properties of a 0.2%C, 1.5%Si, 1.5%Mn triple-phase steel as well as on the stability and morphology of retained austenite is reported. Carefully designed control-rolling, control-cooling and isothermal bainite transformation allowed to obtain a multiphase steel containing retained austenite susceptible to transformation-induced plasticity (TRIP effect). Mechanical properties are discussed in terms of the obtained dependence of instantaneous strain hardening exponent on true strain. (author)

  4. 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.

  5. 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)

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. Orbital plasma keyhole welding of 12--13% Cr low carbon martensitic line pipe steels and weld joint corrosion properties

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    Hoffmeister, H.; Dietrich, S. [Univ. der Bundeswehr Hamburg (Germany); Tystad, M.; Knagenhjelm, H.O.; Andersen, T.R. [Norsk Hydro A/S Porsgrunn (Norway). Forskningssenteret

    1995-10-01

    Based on requirements for more economical pipe laying procedures in the oil and gas industry, the potential of the orbital plasma keyhole process for welding of 12--13% Cr martensitic low carbon steels together with resulting hardness and corrosion properties is investigated. As a result, downhill orbital welding speeds up to 6--7 mm/s at 6--10 mm wall thickness are achieved. For hardness reduction, local postweld heating of 600--700 C at up to 10 min was required. Pitting corrosion resistance of the weld joints was reduced by welding but could be restored by postweld heating above 750--800 C, which, however, might produce hardness levels not satisfying NACE requirements due to formation of untempered martensite.

  12. 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)

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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...

  16. 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)

  17. 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.

  18. Phase transformations in low-carbon manganese steel 6Mn16

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    J. Lis

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The kinetics of phase transformations of the austenite of 6Mn16 steel during continuous cooling are presented in a CCT diagram. Manganese partitioning between ferrite and austenite during intercritical annealing is enhanced by prior soft annealing. Due to the increased Mn concentration in austenite, the temperatures BS and MS have decreased, as compared to those achieved during cooling from the complete austenite region.

  19. Low-carbon steel samples deformed by cold rolling - analysis by the magnetic adaptive testing

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    Tomáš, Ivan; Vértesy, G.; Kobayashi, S.; Kadlecová, Jana; Stupakov, Oleksandr

    2009-01-01

    Roč. 321, č. 17 (2009), s. 2670-2676. ISSN 0304-8853 R&D Projects: GA MŠk MEB040702; GA ČR GA102/06/0866; GA AV ČR 1QS100100508 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10100520 Keywords : magnetic NDE * magnetic adaptive testing * plastic deformation * ow-carbon steel Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 1.204, year: 2009

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

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    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, which is coupled to the thermodynamic database TCFE6 and the mobility database MOB2, 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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)

  5. Microstructural evolution and mechanical properties of low-carbon steel treated by a two-step quenching and partitioning process

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    Yan, Shu [The State Key Laboratory of Rolling & Automation, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819 (China); Liu, Xianghua, E-mail: liuxh@mail.neu.edu.cn [The State Key Laboratory of Rolling & Automation, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819 (China); Research Academy, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819 (China); Liu, Wayne J [Research Academy, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819 (China); Lan, Huifang; Wu, Hongyan [The State Key Laboratory of Rolling & Automation, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819 (China)

    2015-07-29

    The quenching and partitioning (Q&P) process is studied in Ti-bearing low-carbon steel. Detailed characterization of the microstructural evolution is performed by means of optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The results indicate that the investigated steel subjected to the Q&P process forms a multiphase microstructure of primarily lath martensite, with small amounts of plate-type martensite and retained austenite. The distribution and morphology of the retained austenite are observed; moreover the relationship between the phase fraction of the retained austenite, its carbon concentration, and the partitioning conditions is established. Carbides preferentially precipitate within the plate-type martensite at first, and gradually form in the martensitic laths over time during the partitioning step. Additionally, titanium precipitations contribute to both the refinement of prior austenite grains and the improvement of strength by precipitation strengthening. The results of mechanical properties testing indicate that the samples partitioned at 400 °C exhibit a superior combination of strength and elongation, with products of the two properties ranging between 19.6 and 20.9 GPa%. Based on analysis of work hardening behavior it is determined that the higher ductility is closely related to the higher phase fraction and/or stability of retained austenite.

  6. Microstructural evolution and mechanical properties of low-carbon steel treated by a two-step quenching and partitioning process

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    The quenching and partitioning (Q&P) process is studied in Ti-bearing low-carbon steel. Detailed characterization of the microstructural evolution is performed by means of optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The results indicate that the investigated steel subjected to the Q&P process forms a multiphase microstructure of primarily lath martensite, with small amounts of plate-type martensite and retained austenite. The distribution and morphology of the retained austenite are observed; moreover the relationship between the phase fraction of the retained austenite, its carbon concentration, and the partitioning conditions is established. Carbides preferentially precipitate within the plate-type martensite at first, and gradually form in the martensitic laths over time during the partitioning step. Additionally, titanium precipitations contribute to both the refinement of prior austenite grains and the improvement of strength by precipitation strengthening. The results of mechanical properties testing indicate that the samples partitioned at 400 °C exhibit a superior combination of strength and elongation, with products of the two properties ranging between 19.6 and 20.9 GPa%. Based on analysis of work hardening behavior it is determined that the higher ductility is closely related to the higher phase fraction and/or stability of retained austenite

  7. Effects of Ti addition and reheating quenching on grain refinement and mechanical properties in low carbon medium manganese martensitic steel

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    Highlights: → TiC precipitation can induce the grain refinement after reheating-quenching process. → EGS refinement is more effective to explain the improvement of toughness. → The experimental results of precipitation agree with the theoretical calculations. → Excellent mechanical properties with high strength and high toughness can be gained. -- Abstract: The grain refinement and mechanical properties improvement resulted from Ti addition and reheating quenching were demonstrated in this study. The direct quenched medium manganese steel with low carbon content (0.05C) was treated by reheating quenching process. The yield strength and Charpy impact energy were measured. The microstructures and the second precipitated particles were examined by optical microscopy (OM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), electron back-scattered diffraction (EBSD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-rays diffraction and phase analysis method. It was found that reheating quenching at 900-1000 oC resulted in significant grain refinement, especially the refinement of effective grain size (EGS), which was attributed to the large amount nano-sized precipitation of TiC. In addition, high elastic modulus was also obtained from the large amount TiC precipitated from the matrix. It is concluded that reheating quenching process is a useful method to refine the grain size and improve the combined mechanical properties of the martensitic steel through Ti addition.

  8. Determination of low levels of retained austenite in low-carbon high-manganese steel using X-ray diffraction

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    Carvalho Ferreira, Helder, E-mail: helder.ferreira@arcelormittal.com.br [ArcelorMittal Monlevade, Av. Getúlio Vargas, 100, 35930-000 João Monlevade, MG (Brazil); Jose Martins Boratto, Francisco, E-mail: francisco_boratto@yahoo.com.br [Independent Consultant, Av. Aeroporto, 9, 35930-438 João Monlevade, MG (Brazil); Tadeu Lopes Buono, Vicente, E-mail: vbuono@demet.ufmg.br [Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Av. Antonio Carlos, 6627, 31270-901 Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil)

    2015-03-25

    A method involving the decomposition of the X-ray diffraction (XRD) peaks for the single wavelengths Kα{sub 1} and Kα{sub 2} was used to quantify the amount of retained austenite at levels lower than 5% in low-carbon high-manganese steels. By applying this method, it was possible to use the two main peaks of austenite (γ) and the two main peaks of ferrite (α) in the calculations, despite the partial overlapping of the (111)γ and (110)α peaks. The diffraction peaks were modeled with the Pearson VII equation using a nonlinear least-squares optimization technique. This allowed the integrated intensities of the XRD peaks to be calculated using only the Kα{sub 1} side. The method was used to measure the levels of retained austenite in samples of a metal-inert gas steel welding rod cooled at the rates of 10 °C/s and 1.6 °C/s. The accuracy of the method was determined by performing six measurements in different directions in both the longitudinal and the transverse section of the 1.6 °C/s sample.

  9. Determination of low levels of retained austenite in low-carbon high-manganese steel using X-ray diffraction

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    A method involving the decomposition of the X-ray diffraction (XRD) peaks for the single wavelengths Kα1 and Kα2 was used to quantify the amount of retained austenite at levels lower than 5% in low-carbon high-manganese steels. By applying this method, it was possible to use the two main peaks of austenite (γ) and the two main peaks of ferrite (α) in the calculations, despite the partial overlapping of the (111)γ and (110)α peaks. The diffraction peaks were modeled with the Pearson VII equation using a nonlinear least-squares optimization technique. This allowed the integrated intensities of the XRD peaks to be calculated using only the Kα1 side. The method was used to measure the levels of retained austenite in samples of a metal-inert gas steel welding rod cooled at the rates of 10 °C/s and 1.6 °C/s. The accuracy of the method was determined by performing six measurements in different directions in both the longitudinal and the transverse section of the 1.6 °C/s sample

  10. Embrittlement of a low-carbon low-alloy steel upon tension under hydrogenation conditions

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    One studied the peculiarities of deformation and destruction of ferritic steel containing nonmetallic inclusions upon tension under hydrogenation. It was shown that the effect of hydrogen embrittlement manifested itself in ∼ 3 time reduction of the value of the relative elongation and in zero narrowing of the specimen transverse cross section. Hydrogen does not practically effect distribution and density of the formed dislocations. A mechanism of embrittlement covering formation of brittle microcracks caused by complicatedly stressed state of the metal near inclusions formed by pressure of molized hydrogen in pores and by the applied external loading is introduced

  11. Embrittlement of welded joints of low-carbon maraging high-alloyed steels

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    The causes of crack formation in the multilayer maraging welded joints of the 08Kh15N5D2T steel after thermal recycle of argon-arc welding are investigated. It was determined that brittle delayed damage is observed to occur in places of extended residual welded stresses as a result of the increase of hydrogen content in the metaljoint. In the heat affected zone hydrogen redistribution takes place under the effect of welded thermal cycle and after full joint cooling as well

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. DEVELOPMENT OF FLUORINE-FREE MOULD FLUX APPLIED IN LOW CARBON STEEL

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    Jayme Alves de Souza Junior

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available ract The mould flux is a mixture of non-metallic oxides that, in contact with liquid steel melts, becomes a liquid slag which the mainly function is to lubricate and control heat transfer between mould and strand during the continuous casting process. The mould flux without fluoride has the advantage of decreasing the wear of machine and the SEN in comparison to common mould flux. The application in Continuous Casting of Slabs has been a great challenge in relation to the operational viability together with internal and surface quality of slabs. Another differential is the decrease of environmental issues on account of the contamination of secondary cooling water by the fluorides. It is considered that properties of mould flux as chemical composition, viscosity, softening, melting flowing temperatures, fusion rate, etc, should be suitable to the chemical composition and the mechanical properties at elevated temperatures of steel and also the operational parameters such as casting temperature, casting speed, mould frequency, among others. This work presents a preliminary analysis in relation to operational viability, analysis of surface quality of slabs, measurements of fluorides content in the water of secondary cooling of machine. In addition to that, the analyses of operational features as measurements of wear of SEN, mould flux consumption, slag pool and behavior of thermocouples of detection system break outs (MSD are considered.

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. Modification of oxide inclusions present in aluminum-killed low carbon steel by addition of calcium

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    José Carlos S. Pires

    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available A crescente demanda por aços de alta qualidade com elevada limpeza interna tem levado a uma contínua melhoria nas práticas de produção do aço, em especial na etapa de refino secundário. O interesse especial é no controle das inclusões não-metálicas, devido ao seu efeito prejudicial nas etapas subseqüentes (lingotamento e conformação plástica e devido às sua grande influência nas propriedades do produto final. Através do controle do tamanho, da quantidade e da composição química das inclusões, é possível obter um produto final de alta qualidade. O controle da formação das inclusões não-metálicas e a identificação de suas fases constituintes são de suma importância para a obtenção de aços limpos. Nesse trabalho, amostras de aço de baixo teor de carbono, desoxidado ao silício, coletadas em uma indústria siderúrgica, são analisadas e é demonstrado que, pela comparação do teor total de cálcio e de oxigênio no aço, é possível prever os tipos de inclusões presentes no aço.The increasing demand in recent years for high-quality steel products has led to the continuous improvement of steelmaking practices. There is a special interest in the control of non-metallic inclusions due to their harmful effect on the subsequent stages and their great influence on the properties of the final product. Through the control of the amount, size and chemical composition of the inclusions it is possible to obtain a final product of good quality. The control of the formation of non-metallic inclusions and the identification of their constituent phases are of extreme importance for the obtaining of clean steels. In this work, samples collected in a steelmaking process are analyzed and it is demonstrated that by comparing the total calcium and oxygen contents in the steel, it is possible to have an overview of the types of oxide inclusions present.

  19. Nano-Meso-Macro strength analysis of low carbon austenitic stainless steels pre-strained under tension and compression loading

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    This report describes the nanoscopic strength analysis of low carbon austenitic stainless steel 316NG pre-strained to ±10% and ±20% true strain under tension and compression loading. This strength analysis was conducted, using an ultra-micro, micro and Vickers hardness testers and TEM. TEM observations showed that micro-structural parameters relevant the analysis are the dislocation cell size, dcel and the coarse slip band spacing, lcsl. 10dcel or 10lcsl shows the position where fine grain strengthening by dislocation cells or slip spacing saturates and the hardness becomes constant. The Vickers hardness, HV, corresponding to the micro strength was expressed as HV=Hυ*bas + Hυ*sol + Hυ*dis + Hυ*cel + H*υcsl. Hυ*bas is the base hardness, Hυ*sol is the solid solution strengthening hardness, Hυ*dis is the dislocation strengthening hardness in the dislocation cell, and Hυ*cel and Hυ*csl are the fine grain strengthening hardness due to the dislocation cell and coarse slip band, respectively. Hυ*bas, Hυ*sol and Hυ*dis were about 100, 50 and 0, respectively, independently of the pre-strain of ±10% and ±20%. Accordingly, the Vickers hardness increment corresponding to the work hardening was equal to the sum of Hυ*cel and Hυ*csl. In other words, the work hardening due to tension and compression pre-straining up to ±20% is dominated by fine grain strengthening due to the dislocation cell and coarse slip band. This behavior was similar to that obtained in SUS316NG steel pre-stained by cold rolling in the previous study. It is concluded from those results that the work hardening mechanisms in SUS316NG steel are independent of the pre-strain method. (author)

  20. 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.

  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. Transformation behavior in low carbon 13% chromium-3% copper stainless steel; Tei C-13%Cr-3%Cu ko no hentai kyodo

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    Hara, T.; Uemori, R.; Miyasaka, A. [Nippon Steel Corp., Tokyo (Japan)

    2000-10-01

    Martensitic transformation and {gamma} {yields} {alpha} transformation behavior were investigated in low carbon 13% chromium stainless steels containing 2% nickel or 3% copper. The main conclusions are as follows: (1) Hardness of 2% nickel added low carbon 13% chromium steel was independent of cooling rate after hot working at large reduction. Structure of the steel was martensitic even after being subjected to such large reduction of 75%. This result suggests that ferritic transformation was hard to occur under an usual cooling rate because austenite phase was sufficiently stablized by the addition of chromium and nickel. (2) Austenite to ferrite transformation occurred only for the low carbon 13% chromium 3% copper steel without nickel even at the small cooling rate, such as 0.01K/s. This result was mainly attributed to the unstabilization of austenite phase which caused by the precipitation of {epsilon}-Cu. Furthermore, austenite of the steel becomes easy to transform to ferrite due to heavy hot working. This phenomenon was seemed to be caused by the increase in the area of austenite grain boundary owing to recrystallization. Thus, it was considered that the nucleation of {epsilon}-Cu at the grain boundaries promoted ferrite formation. (author)

  3. Effect of Local Crystallographic Texture on the Fissure Formation During Charpy Impact Testing of Low-Carbon Steel

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    Ghosh, Abhijit; Patra, Sudipta; Chatterjee, Arya; Chakrabarti, Debalay

    2016-03-01

    The severity of the formation of fissures (also known as splitting or delamination) on the fracture surface of Charpy impact-tested samples of a low-carbon steel has been found to increase with the decrease in finish rolling temperature [1093 K to 923 K (820 °C to 650 °C)]. Combined scanning electron microscopy and electron back-scattered diffraction study revealed that crystallographic texture was the prime factor responsible for the fissure formation. Through-thickness texture band composed of cube [Normal Direction (ND)║] and gamma [ND║] orientations developed during the inter-critical rolling treatment. Strain incompatibility between these two texture bands causes fissure cracking on the main fracture plane. A new approach based on the angle between {001} planes of neighboring crystals has been employed in order to estimate the `effective grain size,' which is used to determine the cleavage fracture stress on different planes of a sample. The severity of fissure formation was found to be directly related to the difference in cleavage fracture stress between the `main fracture plane' and `fissure plane.' Clustering of ferrite grains having cube texture promoted the fissure crack propagation along the transverse `fissure plane,' by increasing the `effective grain size' and decreasing the cleavage fracture stress on that plane.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  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. Yield behaviour associated with stacking faults in a high-temperature annealed ultra-low carbon high manganese steel

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    This paper investigated the tensile behaviour of high-temperature annealed ultra-low carbon high manganese steel with 42 vol% delta-ferrite. The results show that the tensile stress-strain curve of plastic deformation exhibits three distinct stages of deformation: a yielding stage with a remarkably large elongation and a positive strain-hardening rate, a second stage in which the strain-hardening rate rapidly increases, and a third stage in which the strain-hardening rate slowly increase. The yield plateau is intrinsically associated with the increasing formation of strain-induced stacking faults. The stacking faults quickly form during yield deformation, and the yield elongation monotonically increases with the extent of the stacking faults. The localised strain concentration of delta-ferrite and the heterogeneous strain partitioning between harder delta-ferrite and softer austenite play important roles in the rapid formation of stacking faults during strain at the yield plateau, which is an important prerequisite for this yielding phenomenon. The results and analysis demonstrate that the rapid and then slow hardening deformation after the yield plateau result from strain-induced transformation and deformation twinning, respectively

  9. Effect of Local Crystallographic Texture on the Fissure Formation During Charpy Impact Testing of Low-Carbon Steel

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    Ghosh, Abhijit; Patra, Sudipta; Chatterjee, Arya; Chakrabarti, Debalay

    2016-06-01

    The severity of the formation of fissures (also known as splitting or delamination) on the fracture surface of Charpy impact-tested samples of a low-carbon steel has been found to increase with the decrease in finish rolling temperature [1093 K to 923 K (820 °C to 650 °C)]. Combined scanning electron microscopy and electron back-scattered diffraction study revealed that crystallographic texture was the prime factor responsible for the fissure formation. Through-thickness texture band composed of cube [Normal Direction (ND)║] and gamma [ND║] orientations developed during the inter-critical rolling treatment. Strain incompatibility between these two texture bands causes fissure cracking on the main fracture plane. A new approach based on the angle between {001} planes of neighboring crystals has been employed in order to estimate the `effective grain size,' which is used to determine the cleavage fracture stress on different planes of a sample. The severity of fissure formation was found to be directly related to the difference in cleavage fracture stress between the `main fracture plane' and `fissure plane.' Clustering of ferrite grains having cube texture promoted the fissure crack propagation along the transverse `fissure plane,' by increasing the `effective grain size' and decreasing the cleavage fracture stress on that plane.

  10. Analysis of heat affected zone obtained by CO2 laser cutting of low carbon steel (S235)

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    Zaied, M.; Miraoui, I.; Boujelbene, M.; Bayraktar, E.

    2013-12-01

    Laser cutting is associated with thermal effects at the cutting surface resulting in alteration of microstructure and mechanical properties. An abrupt change on the cutting surface is caused by a structural modified zone called heat affected zone (HAZ) due to weld heat treatment introduced by a high thermal gradient in the substrate material. Heat affected zone is often associated with undesirable effects such as surface cracking, fatigue resistance, etc. Therefore, it is important to minimize the thickness of this zone (HAZ). The objective of this work is to study the effect of high-power CO2 laser cutting on the heat affected zone. The laser cutting of low carbon steel (S235) is investigated with the aim of evaluating the effect of the input laser cutting parameters: laser power and cutting speed, on heat affected zone. An overall optimization was applied to find out the optimal cutting parameters that would minimize the thickness of heat affected zone. It was found that laser cutting parameters have an effect on the heat affected zone. The HAZ can be minimized by increasing the laser cutting speed and decreasing the laser power.

  11. 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.

  12. 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)

  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

    2016-08-01

    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).

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

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    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

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. 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...

  19. 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.)

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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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    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

  4. 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.

  5. 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)

  6. C-O relations of the extremely low carbon austenitic stainless steels and nickel base high alloys in vacuum induction melting

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    It is well known that in vacuum-melted austenitic stainless steel and nickel base alloy, the impurities of minute amounts affect adversely the corrosion resistance and high temperature strength. Therefore the materials of high quality, such as those in extremely low carbon range below 0.01%, are required in nuclear and chemical plants. In this study, austenitic stainless steel such as SUS 308, 309 and 316 and nickel base alloy such as Ni-20 Cr-2.6 Nb and Ni-20 Mo-3W were melted in a 200 kg vacuum induction furnace, and the behaviors of C and O during the refining were investigated, also the thermodynamical analysis was performed. For comparison, pure iron was studied at the same time. The amounts of C and O were reduced from the beginning of melting through intensive boiling period, and when quiescent period was reached, the equilibrium relation of C and O was able to be applied also to the case of austenitic stainless steel. In case of the nickel base alloy, it was presumed that the relation of C and O in quiescent period of molten alloy was near the equilibrium state. The partial pressure of CO in the stainless steel was low as compared with the pure iron, because the effect of refractory material to the oxygen potential of molten steel is different according to the steel composition. (auth.)

  7. 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.

  8. 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...

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. Study of the nature of non-metallic inclusions in samples of aluminum and silicon killed low carbon steels, collected in the refining treatment and continuous casting stages

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    José Carlos Santos Pires

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available The amount, distribution, size and chemical composition of non-metallic inclusions have a direct influence on steel properties. By controlling size and chemical composition of these inclusions, it is possible to get a product with good quality. The identification of the nature and the control of inclusion formation are very important for steel cleanness. The behavior of these inclusions is predictable, in some extent, by the determination of the chemical composition of non-metallic phases that form such inclusions. With the objective of studying the chemical composition, the size and the distribution of such inclusions, samples of aluminum and silicon killed low carbon steels were collected in a national steel industry in the secondary refining and continuous casting stages. These samples were analyzed in the scanning electron microscope (SEM coupled to an energy dispersive analysis system (EDS. From the results, it was possible to evaluate the nature of inclusions and to analyze the effectiveness of the refining process in the reduction of the number and area fraction of the inclusions. It was also possible to verify that the inclusions that remained after treatment, are less damage both to the steel properties as to the continuous casting process (clogging of the submerged valve.

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. 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

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available 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 characterization will be examinedby the use of SEM/EDS. In mechanical properties Micro hardnesswill be examined. Residual stress analysis will be done by XRD. The intergranular stress corrosion study will also be carried out as per ASTM G-5 standards.

  16. 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., Adaga,

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available 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 impacted differently on the test coupons. The corrosion rate was found to decrease while inhibition efficiency increase as the concentration of the extract was increased. The maximum inhibition efficiencies of 95.01% and 94.41% were obtained at 96hours exposure time from the extract of 20g and 25g dried calyx powder respectively.The results has clearly shown that the extract has the inhibiting capacity for reducing the corrosion of low carbon steel in the acidic medium.

  17. Study on the adsorption behavior of γ-GPS on low carbon steel surfaces using RA-IR, EIS and AFM

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    The adsorption behavior of γ-GPS on low carbon steel surfaces was systematically investigated by reflection absorption infrared spectroscopy (RA-IR), electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and atomic force microscopic (AFM), focusing on the changes in γ-GPS chains alignment during the adsorption process and the influence of assembly time on the chemical structures, three-dimension morphology and corrosion resisting property of γ-GPS films. The results indicated that the adsorption of γ-GPS exhibited an oscillatory phenomenon, which experienced rapid adsorption firstly, then reached maximum adsorption capacity, subsequently suffered extensive desorption, finally went through irreversible slow adsorption. The growth behavior and protective performance of γ-GPS films was closely related to the adsorption capacity and the alignment of silanol monomers. As more silanol monomers were adsorbed, the stronger the intermolecular van der Waals interactions between the γ-GPS chains would be, resulting in highly ordered γ-GPS films with excellent performance. The proposed adsorption models were used to simulate the experimental phenomena and determine the adsorption mechanisms taking place on the low carbon steel surfaces.

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

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    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...

  19. 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.

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

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    Highlights: → As-treated Q-P-T steel covers a wide spectrum of strength and elongation. → High strength results from martensite laths and NbC or ε-carbides in martensite matrix. → Good ductility is attributed to TRIP effect from retained austenite flakes. → Si can only suppress the formation of Fe3C in short tempering time steel. → Si cannot suppress the formation of ε-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 ε-carbides in martensite matrix and good ductility is attributed to transformation induced plasticity (TRIP) effect from plenty of retained austenite flakes between martensite laths.

  1. Effect of the heat-affected zones on hydrogen permeation and embrittlement of low-carbon steels

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    Steels with yield strengths below about 900 MPa are essentially immune to hydrogen embrittlement, and almost all pipeline steels have a yield strength below that value. However, same catastrophic failures of pipelines have been reported. Under mechanical stress these failures are due to the local formation of high-hardness martensite (hard spot) during cooling and from the presence of absorbed hydrogen developed under cathodic over-protection. This paper describes a photoelectrochemical, micrographic and fractographic study of the effect of an heat-affected zone (hard spot) on hydrogen permeation and the embrittlement of an API 5L STD X60 steel. (orig.)

  2. A comparative study of precipitation effects in Ti only and Ti-V Ultra Low Carbon (ULC) strip steels

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    Two ULC steel grades were investigated, one based on combined vanadium and titanium additions and the other based on titanium only additions. It has been established that TiC formation during interphase precipitation retards grain growth of the {111} texture grains during continuous annealing and hence positively affects the r value of the Ti only steel. The formation of newly formed TiC precipitates on dislocations during continuous annealing has been found to result in an increase of the yield strength in both steel grades, as the annealing temperature is increased. It is also confirmed that VC particles formed during the coiling process dissolve during the continuous annealing cycles. Suitable continuous annealing cycles can be adopted to produce high formable steels with a bake hardening potential using the beneficial effects of combined Ti-V additions

  3. 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...

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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)

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    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.

  10. 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

  11. Effect of thermo-mechanical cycling on the microstructure and toughness in the weld CGHAZ of a novel high strength low carbon steel

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    We have studied the microstructural evolution in the simulated coarse grain heat affected zone (CGHAZ) of novel low carbon microalloyed steel with yield strength of 1000 MPa using electron microscopy, while the crystallographic characteristics were studied by electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD). The deterioration in low temperature toughness after the simulated welding cycle was attributed to the formation of coarse blocky M–A constituent. However, the lower bainite microstructure of the matrix was beneficial for low temperature impact toughness because of similarity in the crystal structure of variants of lath martensite, which were present in high proportion at the high angle grain boundaries. A high fraction of small M–A constituent also influenced impact toughness

  12. Effect of thermo-mechanical cycling on the microstructure and toughness in the weld CGHAZ of a novel high strength low carbon steel

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    Xie, H. [The State Key Laboratory of Rolling and Automation, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819 (China); Du, L.-X., E-mail: dulx@ral.neu.edu.cn [The State Key Laboratory of Rolling and Automation, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819 (China); Hu, J.; Sun, G.-S.; Wu, H.-Y. [The State Key Laboratory of Rolling and Automation, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819 (China); Misra, R.D.K., E-mail: dmisra2@utep.edu [Laboratory for Excellence in Advanced Steel Research, Center for Structural and Functional Materials Research and Innovation and Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX 79968 (United States)

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    We have studied the microstructural evolution in the simulated coarse grain heat affected zone (CGHAZ) of novel low carbon microalloyed steel with yield strength of 1000 MPa using electron microscopy, while the crystallographic characteristics were studied by electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD). The deterioration in low temperature toughness after the simulated welding cycle was attributed to the formation of coarse blocky M–A constituent. However, the lower bainite microstructure of the matrix was beneficial for low temperature impact toughness because of similarity in the crystal structure of variants of lath martensite, which were present in high proportion at the high angle grain boundaries. A high fraction of small M–A constituent also influenced impact toughness.

  13. Effect of δ-ferrite on stress corrosion cracking behavior of low-carbon stainless steel weld in high temperature water

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    Stress corrosion cracking (SCC) behavior of low-carbon stainless steel welds in high temperature water has been discussed with special attention on relation to the characteristics of microstructure. To investigate the effect of δ-ferrite on SCC behavior, simulated heat-affected zone (partially melted zone) microstructure, where δ-ferrite islands were widely distributed on grain boundary, was made by induction heating up to just below melting point. From the results of constant strain SCC test in high temperature water, it has been obvious that many crack tips located at δ-ferrite. The relative crack growth rate at the δ-γ interface was estimated to be much lower than that at the γ-γ interface. Cracks remained for a considerable period of time just after they reached δ-ferrite islands which act as a crack arrester. (author)

  14. 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.

  15. Experimental study of laser-oxygen cutting of low-carbon steel using fibre and CO2 lasers under conditions of minimal roughness

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    The results of an experimental study of laser-oxygen cutting of low-carbon steel using fibre and CO2 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 CO2 lasers. (laser technologies)

  16. The effect of the multi-pass non-circular drawing sequence on mechanical properties and microstructure evolution of low-carbon steel

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    Highlights: • A multi-pass non-circular drawing sequence is proposed to make high-strength wires. • The sequence was designed and applied for a low-carbon steel wire up to the 10th pass. • Many LAGBs and small grain size of the wire produced by the sequence were obtained. • High plastic deformation was imposed on the wire, resulting in grain refinement. • The sequence made fine-grained wires with improved UTS, ductility and fatigue life. - Abstract: In this study, the multi-pass non-circular drawing sequence was investigated for manufacturing high-strength wires with better ductility in a simple continuous way without adding additional alloys and heat treatment considering the effect of microstructure evolution and die geometry of the sequence on the mechanical properties of low-carbon steel during the process. For this purpose, the non-circular drawing sequence was designed and applied up to the 10th pass at room temperature. Mechanical properties and microstructure evolution of the specimen processed by the sequence were investigated by tension, Vickers micro-hardness, electron backscattering diffraction (EBSD), and fatigue tests compared with those for the conventional wire-drawing process. From the EBSD results, the higher low angle grain boundaries length per unit area and smaller average grain size of the specimen processed by the non-circular drawing sequence were obtained than those of the specimen processed by the wire-drawing process for the 8th pass. These results indicated that more plastic deformation was imposed in the material by the non-circular drawing sequence, resulting in grain refinement of the deformed specimen compared to the wire-drawing process. It is demonstrated that the multi-pass non-circular drawing sequence could be beneficial in producing fine-grained wires with improved ultimate tensile strength, ductility, and fatigue property by simply changing drawing dies geometry of the conventional wire-drawing process

  17. 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

  18. 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)

  19. 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

  20. Superplasticity of low carbon HSLA steel during bainite transformation. Teitanso teigokinko no beinaito hentai ni okeru chososei kyodo

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    Nakajima, H.; Yamamoto, S.; Miyaji, H.; Furubayashi, E. (National Research Inst. for Metals, Tsukuba, Ibaraki (Japan))

    1993-12-01

    Recently, the development of high strength low alloy steel (HSLA steel) of untempered type is advanced by using the comparatively high strength and excellent tenacity of the bainite or martensite of carbon remained being transformed. In the present researches, the superplasticity during the bainite transformation due to the continuous cooling and changes of the structure as well as the mechanical properties due to the superplastic deformation are examined with the samples of Mn-Cr-Mo system HSLA steel. The results obtained therefrom are shown as follows. The temperatre range of B[sub S] and bainite transformation is moving to the higher temperature side along with the increasing of the applied stress when it is over 60 MPa. The bainitic structure is composed of the mixture lath-like bainitic ferrite and granular bainitic ferrite in the use of having no applied stress, while the percentage of the latter increases simultaneously with the increasing of the applied stress. Transformation superplastic strain is increasing together with the increasing of the applied stress, and its increasing is over the linear function when the applied stress is above about 50 MPa. 22 refs., 9 figs., 2 tabs.

  1. 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.

  2. 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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    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

  3. 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.

  4. 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%.

  5. Microstructural development of adiabatic shear bands in ultra-fine-grained low-carbon steels fabricated by equal channel angular pressing

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    Microstructural development of adiabatic shear bands formed in ultra-fine-grained low-carbon steels fabricated by equal channel angular pressing (ECAP) was investigated in this study. Dynamic torsional tests were conducted on four steel specimens, two of which were annealed after ECAP, using a torsional Kolsky bar. The ECAP'ed specimen consisted of fine equiaxed grains of 0.2 μm in size, which were slightly coarsened and had an equiaxed shape after annealing. Some adiabatic shear bands were observed at the gage center of the dynamically deformed torsional specimen, and their width was narrower in the ECAP'ed specimen than in the 1-h annealed specimen. Detailed transmission electron microscopic analysis on adiabatic shear bands indicated that very fine equiaxed grains of 0.05-0.2 μm in size were developed within the adiabatic shear band, and that cell structures were formed in the shear band flank by partitioning elongated ferrites. These phenomena were explained by dynamic recovery and recrystallization due to the highly localized plastic deformation and temperature rise occurring in the shear band. The temperature rise in the shear band formation process was estimated to be above 540 deg. C by observing spheroidized cementites inside pearlite grains

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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...

  10. 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.

  11. Effect of sulfide inclusion shape control on the impact energy of Ca, REM treated low carbon Ni-Cr-Mo steel

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    High strength low carbon 3.5Ni-1.5Cr-0.38Mo steel containing 0.006% S was melted in the vacuum induction furnace. REM and/or CaSi were added into the melt to control the shape of sulfide inclusions. The specimens were taken in the longitudinal and transverse to the hot rolling direction and then heat treated. The effect of the sulfide inclusion shape control on the property anisotropy such as the impact absorption energy and the ductile-to-brittle fracture transition temperature were studied. Deoxydizing by a aluminum prior to the REM and/or Ca treatment refined the grain, and besides the sulfide or the oxide, complex oxysulfide inclusions are detected among the non-metallic inclusions after the shape control that diminished the inclusion shape factor, Isub(C)(L) below 0.1 from 0.6-0.8. If the shape of sulfide inclusion is controlled by the REM and/or Ca treatment, the tensile property anisotropy is diminished since the ratio in the longitudinal and transverse to the rolling direction, T/L value are improved and T/L values of tho impact absorption energy increased from 62.2% to 78.5-89.0% and could decrease the ductile-to-brittle fracture transition temperature by about 10deg-30degC. The shape control of sulfide inclusion did not show any difference, regardless of the REM treatment or Ca treatment. (Author)

  12. 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

  13. 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.

    2016-05-01

    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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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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    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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. Creviced SSRT tests on stress corrosion cracking in a simulated BWR environmental of low carbon austenitic stainless steels and their weld metals

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    Creviced SSRT tests were conducted on low carbon austenitic stainless steels and their weld metals in a simulated BWR environment. When the materials were non-sensitized, the most of SCC is recognized EGSCC. From the SEM observation at high magnification indicated the presence of micro-cracks whose length is less than 5 μm in all cases. TEM observation of micro-cracks shows us the Cr-rich point at the non-propagating crack tip. Examination was made of the effects of the exposure time prior to loading, applied strain, cold work, DO level, chemical compositions of base materials and volume fraction of ferrite in weld metals obtained from creviced SSRT. At less than 20% of rolling reduction, no effects cold work could be seen, but at 30% of rolling reduction, high SCC susceptibility was apparent. A comparison of SCC susceptibility for type 304NG and 316NG indicated fewer cracks in the type 304NG. Thus possibly, Cr contents or the sub-structure may be related to SCC initiation. In weld metals, SCC occurs in the austenite phase or at the interface between austenite and ferrite. Weld metal with medium amount of ferrite has been shown to exhibit high SCC resistance since the ferrite network functions to be an obstacle for crack propagation. (author)

  20. Influence of Heat Treatments on the Microstructural Evolution and Resultant Mechanical Properties in a Low Carbon Medium Mn Heavy Steel Plate

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    Chen, Jun; Lv, Meng-yang; Liu, Zhen-yu; Wang, Guo-dong

    2016-05-01

    In this study, the microstructural evolution and resultant mechanical properties in a low carbon medium Mn heavy steel plate were investigated in detail. The results show that the introduction of medium manganese alloy design in the heavy steel plate has been shown to achieve the outstanding combination of strength, ductility, low-temperature impact toughness, and strain hardening capacity. It has been found that the austenite phase mainly displays at martensitic lath boundaries and shows lath shape for the heat treating at 873 K (600 °C) for 1 to 10 hours or 893 K (620 °C) for 2 hours, and not all the austenite phase obeys the K-S or N-W orientation relationship with respect to abutting martensitic lath. Although the microstructure in the steel after heat treating at 873 K (600 °C) for 1 to 10 hours is similar to each other, the resultant mechanical properties are very different because the volume fraction and stability of retained austenite vary with the heat treatments. The best low-temperature impact toughness is achieved after heat treating at 873 K (600 °C) for 2 hours due to the formation of a considerable volume fraction of retained austenite with relatively high stability, but the strain hardening capacity and ductility are disappointing because of insufficient TRIP effect. Based on enhancing TRIP effect, the two methods have been suggested. One is to increase the isothermal holding temperature to 893 K (620 °C), and the other one is to prolong the isothermal holding time to 10 hours at 873 K (600 °C). The two methods can significantly increase strain hardening capacity and ductility nearly without harming low-temperature impact toughness. In addition, the stability of retained austenite has been discussed by the quantitative analysis and it has been demonstrated that the stability of retained austenite is related to the chemical composition, size, and morphology. Moreover, the isothermal holding temperature has a great effect on the stability of

  1. The effect of microstructure and texture evolution on mechanical properties of low-carbon steel processed by the continuous hybrid process

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    In this paper, the continuous hybrid process is newly designed and applied for producing grain-refined long and large cross-section wires of low-carbon steel at high speed at room temperature. The initial specimen, with a diameter of 13 mm, continuously passes through the rolls, equal channel angular pressing (ECAP) dies, and wire-drawing dies in sequence during the process. The specimens deformed by the continuous hybrid process without and with the wire-drawing dies were obtained to investigate the role in the deformation separately. Their microstructures, textures, and mechanical properties were investigated by optical microscopy (OM), electron backscattering diffraction (EBSD), X-ray diffraction (XRD), tension, and Vickers micro-hardness tests and were compared with those for the case processed by the conventional wire-drawing process. According to the present investigation, the continuous hybrid process can more efficiently manufacture fine-grained wires with a strong shear texture in a continuous way than the conventional wire-drawing process can. In addition, the ultimate tensile strength value of the specimen processed by the continuous hybrid process was 23.9% higher, although the elongation was slightly lower than the one produced by the conventional wire-drawing process. The plastic deformation was mainly imposed by the ECAP dies, and the wire-drawing dies improve the dimensional accuracy and increase the local strain homogeneity in the continuous hybrid process. It is demonstrated that the continuous hybrid process might be beneficial in commercializing a continuous application of the severe plastic deformation process for producing grain-refined wires for industrial applications

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Effect of aluminum content on austenite-ferrite transformation temperature in low carbon (Si-Al hot rolled GNO electrical steels

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    Equihua, F.

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the present study is to investigate the synergistic effect of silicon and aluminum content on the austeniteferrite transformation temperatures on cooling (Ar3, Ar1 in non-oriented (GNO Al-Si-low carbon electrical steel strips. Two specimens with different Al contents: A=0.22 wt% and B=0.61 wt%Al, were analyzed by “in-situ” high temperature X-ray diffraction experiments. The samples were austenitized at 1050 °C for 5 minutes and sequentially cooling in a stepwise manner by steps of 10 °C inside an environmental chamber installed in a Philips X’Pert multi-purpose diffractometer. X-ray diffraction patterns were recorded every 10 °C during cooling from 1000 to 720 °C. The austenite to ferrite transformation temperatures on cooling, Ar3 and Ar1, were estimated from changes in the intensities of the (110-α and (111-γ peaks as a function of temperature. The results of the experiments show that the transformation temperatures increase with increasing aluminum content from 0.22 to 0.61 wt%. In addition, the two-phase field (austenite + ferrite in the system Fe-C decreases with increasing silicon and aluminum contents for these GNO steels. X-Ray diffraction results were supported by microstructural observations of quenched samples of steel B which were subjected to similar heat treatment conditions than those applied in the X-ray diffractometer experiments. Thin ferrite films (~ 4-10 μm were observed in the microstructure of specimens of steel B quenched from temperatures close to the experimental Ar3.

    El objetivo del presente trabajo es investigar el efecto del contenido de aluminio y silicio sobre la temperatura critica de transformación, durante el enfriamiento, en aceros eléctricos de grano no-orientado (GNO de bajo carbono laminados en caliente. Dos muestras, con diferentes contenidos de aluminio: A=0,22 y B=0,61 % en peso, fueron analizadas mediante la técnica in-situ de difracción de rayos X a alta temperatura

  5. Contribution of archaeological analogs to the estimation of average corrosion rates and long term corrosion mechanisms of low carbon steel in soil

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    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 (μXRD) 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 identified

  6. Microstructural characteristics with various cooling paths and the mechanism of embrittlement and toughening in low-carbon high performance bridge steel

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    Based on ultra fast cooling (UFC), the microstructural characteristics and mechanical properties with various cooling paths and the mechanism of enbrittlement and toughening for different microstructural characteristics in low-carbon high performance bridge steel were investigated in details using optical microscope (OM), scanning electron microscope (SEM), electron back-scattered diffraction (EBSD), electron probe micro-analyzer (EPMA) and transmission electron microscope (TEM). The results show that using UFC can effectively refine the size of M/A constituent, promote the formation of lath bainite with high misorientation between laths, suppress the re-partition of carbon, and enhance the relative frequency of high-angle grain boundaries during bainite transformation. However, at the higher UFC cooling finish temperature of 560 °C, the bainite transformation mainly takes place during air cooling. The larger block-form M/A constituent is almost twin martensite with zone axis of B=[113] and twin plan of (pqr)=(21−1) due to sufficient re-partition of carbon and carbon concentration of approx. 0.22 wt% not making residual austenite so stable that they become twin martensite below the martensite transformation start temperature (Ms). The balance of high strength with yield strength of 876 MPa and better toughness with ductile–brittle transition temperature (DBTT) of lower than −60 °C was realized using the cooling path of UFC→400 °C→air cooling. In addition, based on observation and analysis of cracks initiation and cracks propagation, the mechanism of embrittlement and toughening for the cooling paths of UFC→560 °C→air cooling and UFC→400 °C→air cooling, respectively, was discussed in details. For the cooling path of UFC→560 °C→air cooling, the microcracks can easily nucleate at larger block-form brittle twin martensite or twin martensite–matrix interface and easily propagate through twin martensite or along twin

  7. Analysis of recrystallization and grain growth in ultra low carbon steels using EBSD; Analisis mediante EBSD de los procesos de recristalizacion y crecimiento de grano en un acero ULC

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    Novillo, E.; Petite, M. M.; Bocos, J. L.; Gutierrez, I.

    2004-07-01

    This work is focused on the study of recrystallization texture and micro texture in a cold rolled ultra low carbon steel and its relationship with the global texture. Aspects like nucleation, evolution of the volume fraction and grain size were considered. An important grain selection associated with a significant size and number advantages of the recrystallized grains is observed. This grain selection gives rise to the development, at the latest stages of recrystallization, of a strong {gamma}-fibre associated to good drawing properties. (Author) 24 refs.

  8. 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

  9. Evaluación del empleo de aceros de bajo contenido de carbono en la fabricación del cuerpo de cilindros oleohidráulicos. // Low carbon steel evaluation for oleohydraulic cylinders manufacturing.

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    V. Gómez Rodríguez

    2003-05-01

    Full Text Available En el trabajo se realiza una evaluación del empleo de aceros de bajo contenido de carbono en la fabricación del cuerpo decilindros oleohidráulicos de producción nacional. Se estudia la influencia del cambio de material en la calidad superficial,la resistencia al desgaste y el comportamiento desde el punto de vista de la corrosión.Palabras claves: Cilindros oleohidráulicos, resistencia superficial, corrosión, acero._________________________________________________________________________________Abstract.In this paper, an evaluation of the use of low carbon steel used to manufacture the hydraulic homemade cylinders body iscarried out. The influence of change of material in surface quality, the wear resistance and the behaviour from the corrosionpoint of view, are studied.Key words: Oleohydraulic cylinders, superficial strength, corrosion, steel.

  10. 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.

  11. Effect of nickel and MnS inclusions in the metal on the pitting corrosion of low-carbon stainless steels

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    The resistance to pitting corrosion of steels on the 03Kh17-03Kh18 base containing up to 20 % Ni at different levels of S and Mn impurities contamination is investigated. It is shown that up to 50 % of nickel introduced into ordinary steels with 5-6 % Ni is spent to compensate the resistance decrease caused by MnS inclusions. Full compensation is not attained even in the 10-20 %. Ni range in which nickel practically does not affect the resistance of neither ordinary, nor pure (without MnS) steels. Titanium introduction into ordinary steel on the Kh22N6 base permits to surpass the level of 03Kh17N3 pure steel resistance and attain the level of 03Kh17N6 pure steel almost by all characteristics (including passivated characteristics in sulfuric acid) besides pitting repassivity. In this property pure steels with Ni >or approx. 3 % surpass even the molybdenum containing 03Kh21NbM2T ordinary steel though they by far concede by passivation in sulfuric acid

  12. Study of the nature of non-metallic inclusions in samples of aluminum and silicon killed low carbon steels, collected in the refining treatment and continuous casting stages

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    José Carlos Santos Pires; Amauri Garcia

    2004-01-01

    The amount, distribution, size and chemical composition of non-metallic inclusions have a direct influence on steel properties. By controlling size and chemical composition of these inclusions, it is possible to get a product with good quality. The identification of the nature and the control of inclusion formation are very important for steel cleanness. The behavior of these inclusions is predictable, in some extent, by the determination of the chemical composition of non-metallic phases tha...

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. Bainite transformation of low carbon Mn-Si TRIP-assisted multiphase steels: influence of silicon content on cementite precipitation and austenite retention

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    Studies dealing with TRIP-assisted multiphase steels have emphasized the crucial role of the bainite transformation of silicon-rich intercritical austenite in the achievement of a good combination of strength and ductility. The present work deals with the bainite transformation in two steels differing in their silicon content. It is shown that both carbon enrichment of residual austenite and cementite precipitation influences the kinetics of the bainite transformation. A minimum silicon content is found to be necessary in order to prevent cementite precipitation from austenite during the formation of bainitic ferrite in such a way as to allow stabilisation of austenite by carbon enrichment. (orig.)

  16. 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.

  17. Effect of lower bainite/martensite/retained austenite triplex microstructure on the mechanical properties of a low-carbon steel with quenching and partitioning process

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

    2016-03-01

    We present a study concerning Fe-0.176C-1.31Si-1.58Mn-0.26Al-0.3Cr (wt%) steel subjected to a quenching and partitioning (Q&P) process. The results of scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, and tensile tests demonstrate that the microstructures primarily consist of lath martensite, retained austenite, lower bainite (LB), and a small amount of tempered martensite; moreover, few twin austenite grains were observed. In the microstructure, three types of retained austenite with different sizes and morphologies were observed: blocky retained austenite (~300 nm in width), film-like retained austenite (80-120 nm in width), and ultra- fine film-like retained austenite (30-40 nm in width). Because of the effect of the retained austenite/martensite/LB triplex microstructure, the specimens prepared using different quenching temperatures exhibit high ultimate tensile strength and yield strength. Furthermore, the strength effect of LB can partially counteract the decreasing strength effect of martensite. The formation of LB substantially reduces the amount of retained austenite. Analyses of the retained austenite and the amount of blocky retained austenite indicated that the carbon content is critical to the total elongation of Q&P steel.

  18. Electrochemical studies of the corrosion inhibition effect of 2-amino-5-ethyl-1,3,4-thiadiazole on low carbon steel in dilute sulphuric acid

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    The electrochemical behaviour of carbon steel in 0.5 M H/sub 2/SO/sub 4/ was studied in the presence of 2-amino-5-ethyl-1 3 4-thiadiazole (TTD) as inhibitor with the aid of weight loss method, potentiodynamic polarization and open circuit potential measurement technique. The effect of inhibitor concentrations, exposure time, corrosion rate and surface coverage on inhibition efficiency was investigated. Results showed that TTD performed excellently in the acid solution with the inhibition efficiency increasing with increase in inhibitor concentration up to a peak value of 80.67% and 90.5% at maximum concentration from weight loss test and potentiodynamic polarization tests. The compound showed cathodic inhibition tendency in solution with the inhibitor molecules been effectively adsorbed onto the steel surface, stifling the electrochemical reactions responsible for corrosion through the exposure hours. Results from statistical analysis through ANOVA software depicts the overwhelming influence of inhibitor concentration on inhibition efficiency compared to exposure time. (author)

  19. 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)

  20. 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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    Tahiana Francisca da Conceição Hermenegildo

    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

  1. El Ensayo de Punzonado en Caliente Aplicado a un Acero Microaleado con Niobio Application of the Bradawling Test to Low Carbon Niobium Microalloyed Steel

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    E. Hurtado

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Se caracterizó mecánica y microestructuralmente la deformación plástica isotérmica en probetas cilíndricas de acero microaleado con niobio, sometidas a pruebas de punzonado a alta temperatura. Las temperaturas de ensayo fueron de 840°C, 900°C y 960°C con velocidades de avance del punzón de 1.3 mm/min, 4.5 mm/min y 13 mm/min, hasta una profundidad de 8 mm. Se observó una mayor resistencia del material a 960°C que a 900°C y 840°C, lo cual está relacionado con la precipitación dinámica de carbonitruros en el interior del grano y la inhibición de la recristalización de la austenita. El ensayo es sensible tanto a la precipitación como a la recristalización. Se muestra que el método usado es un ensayo con un estado de esfuerzos triaxial generado intencionalmente, de alta simetría y geometría simple, por lo que puede ser complementario a ensayos de torsión y tensión uniaxial en caliente.The mechanical and microstructural characteristics of isothermal plastic deformation were determined on cylindrical samples of niobium microalloyed steel tested at high temperatures. Test temperatures were 840°C, 900°C and 960°C at crosshead speeds of 1.3 mm/min, 4.5 mm/min and 13 mm/min to a penetration depth of 8 mm. Greater resistance of the material was observed at 960°C than at 900°C and 840°C. This was related to the intergranular precipitation of niobium carbonitrides and austenite recrystallization inhibition. The bradawling test is sensitive to both recrystallization and precipitation. It is shown that the method used is a triaxial stress state test, highly symmetrical with a simple geometry, and therefore may be used as a test complementary to heated uniaxial torsion and compression testing .

  2. Effects of heating and cooling rate on transformation behaviors in weld heat affected zone of low carbon steel; Teitanso koban no yosetsu netsu eikyobu no hentai kyodo ni oyobosu kanetsu reikyaku sokudo no eikyo

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    Kanetsuki, Y.; Katsumata, M. [Kobe Steel, Ltd., Kobe (Japan)

    1998-01-25

    Discussions were given on effects of welding heat cycles on transformation behaviors in a weld heat affected zone (HAZ). Test pieces are low-carbon fine ferrite pearlite organization steel sheets, which have been treated with a thermomechanical control process (TMCP). The heat cycling was experimented at a maximum temperature of 1350 degC by using a high-frequency heating coil, heating rates from 0.15 to 200 degC/s, cooling rates from 10 to 80 degC/s at an elevated temperature region (higher than 900 degC), and transformation regions (lower than 900 degC) from 0.5 to 6 degC. A transformation curve in actual welding heat cycling was interpreted from these results. Shear-type inverse transformation (from ferrite to austenite) occurs in a rate region corresponding to the heating rate realized during welding. Austenite containing internal stress and a lower structure formed by this inverse transformation accelerates transformation into grain boundary ferrite (GBF) and acerous ferrite (AF). On the other hand, slow cooling in the elevated temperature region releases the internal stress, restores the lower structure, and suppresses the GBF and AF transformation. The GBF tends to precipitate pearlite in adjacent regions and deteriorates the HAZ tenacity. 17 refs., 8 figs., 1 tab.

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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...

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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...

  17. 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.

  18. Brazil Low Carbon Case Study : Transport

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    2011-01-01

    This report summarizes the results for the transportation sector from a larger study, the low carbon study for Brazil, developed by the World Bank as part of its initiative to support the integrated efforts of Brazil to reduce global and national greenhouse gases emissions, while promoting long-term development. The study covers four key areas with potential low carbon options: 1) Land Use...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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, a...... discussion of the design of support structures for the building of LICS that contribute to low-carbon development....

  1. An analysis of the microstructure of the heat-affected zone of an ultra-low carbon and niobium-bearing acicular ferrite steel using EBSD and its relationship to mechanical properties

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    Research highlights: → The research indicates in the development of advanced high strength steels it is important to carefully analyze the microstructure. In this regard, we highlight how EBSD can be used to analyze complex microstructures and relate to mechanical properties, in particular toughness. - Abstract: We describe here the microstructure of simulated thermal cycles with the different peak temperatures associated with the heat-affected zone (HAZ) in a 600 MPa acicular ferrite steel. The microstructure, crystallographic features, and the effective grain size of different regions in the HAZ were examined by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and electron back scattering diffraction (EBSD) analysis. The study indicated that the effective grain size decreases with decrease in peak temperature and attains the smallest value at a peak temperature of 900 deg. C. However, EBSD analysis indicated that the effective grain size of the sub-zones is small, which contributes to the excellent low temperature toughness in the sub-zones of HAZ. Two hardness peaks were observed at temperatures of 800 deg. C and 1200 deg. C because of grain refinement. The study convincingly demonstrates that EBSD can accurately identify the effective grain size contribution on complex and fine-grained microstructures, and is helpful in predicting the grain refinement mechanism.

  2. Contribution to analysis of fatigue crack propagation at room temperature in low carbon austenitic steels type 18-10(304L) and Mo 17-12(316L). Relation between macroscopic and microscopic phenomena

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    Low cycle fatigue phenomenon on the structural components of reactors is one of the most important problem. In this paper were carried out some fatigue tests on stainless steels type Z2CN18-10 (AISI 304L) and Z2CND17-12 (AISI 316L) at room temperature in air and in a corrosive medium (NaCl solution at different pH values). Length of cracks and crack propagation under stresses were determined. Z2CND17-12 has a better behavior than Z2CN18-10 because of a better structural stability both in air and in a corrosive environment. Structure was examined by transmission electron microscopy and microhardness was measured in the perturbed zones

  3. 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

  4. Atmospheric corrosion of low carbon steel in a polar marine environment. Study of the effect of wind regime; Corrosion atmosferica del acero bajo en carbono en un ambiente marino polar. Estudio del efecto del regimen de vientos

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    Rivero, S.; Chico, B.; Fuente, D. de la; Morcillo, M.

    2007-07-01

    The present work studies the atmospheric corrosion of carbon steel (UNE-EN 10130) in a sub-polar marine environment (Artigas Antarctic Scientific Base (BCAA), Uruguay) as a function of site atmospheric salinity and exposure time. A linear relationship is established between corrosion rate and airborne salinity deposition rate, valid in the deposition range encountered (125-225 mg Cl-l/m{sup 2}.d) and a bi logarithmic relationship established between corrosion and exposure time (1-4 years). Atmospheric salinity is related with the monthly wind speed average, based on the concept of the wind run. chloride ion deposition rates of less than 300 mg Cl-l/m{sup 2}.d are related with remote (oceanic) winds and coastal winds basically of speeds between 1-40 km/h, while higher deposition rates (300-700 mg Cl-/m{sup 2}.d) correspond to coastal marine winds of a certain persistence with speeds of between 41-80 km/h. (Author) 39 refs.

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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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    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.

  8. 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...

  9. Sharing a Low-Carbon Future

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    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. Low-Carbon Development for Mexico

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    Todd M. Johnson; Alatorre, Claudio; Romo, Zayra; Feng LIU

    2010-01-01

    One of the most compelling reasons for pursuing low-carbon development is that the potential impacts of climate change are predicted to be severe, for both industrial and developing countries, and that reducing greenhouse gas emissions can reduce the risk of the most catastrophic impacts. The challenge of reducing emissions is sobering: leading scientific models indicate that limiting the ...

  11. 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...

  12. China Firmly Committed to Low Carbon Economy

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    @@ 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. Sharing a Low-Carbon Future

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    @@ 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.

  14. Residual stress relief analysis on low carbon steel rings

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    López Gómez, Daniel

    2013-01-01

    The project carried out was based in analyzing which treatment was the finest to reduce the residual stress stored in the rings given after the machining was executed. Siemens A.B. sent three kinds of rings to analyze: the machined, the Heat Treated and the vibratory stress relieved (VSR). The aim was to compare the properties of ...

  15. Low carbon steel: Metallurgical structure vs. mechanical properties

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    Shull, Robert D.

    1990-01-01

    The objective is to provide a low cost, simple experiment for either demonstration purposes or as a laboratory experiment that will teach the student the importance of the thermal-mechanical history of a metallic alloy in determining that material's mechanical behavior. Hairpins are subjected to various treatments. The experimental equipment and procedures are discussed.

  16. Optimization of fatigue damage indication in ferromagnetic low carbon steel

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    Tomáš, Ivan; Kovářík, O.; Kadlecová, Jana; Vértesy, G.

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 26, č. 9 (2015), 095603. ISSN 0957-0233 R&D Projects: GA ČR GB14-36566G Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : fatigue * residual lifetime * magnetic non-destructive evaluation * ferromagnetic construction materials Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 1.433, year: 2014

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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...

  20. 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

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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。

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  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. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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)

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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......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...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  1. China Green Marketing Under the Low Carbon Economy

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    Zhang, Juan

    2012-01-01

    Green marketing is the important marketing trend under the background of low carbon economy. The external environment of enterprises will become more conducive to the implementation of green marketing. The introduction of low carbon index into the green marketing management can let the green marketing in the enterprises more operable, and also will make the certain differences in the theoretical circles on the green marketing theory further reduced, which will contribute to the further develo...

  2. 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...

  3. Analysis on the Development of Low Carbon Marine Economy

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    Cao, Wang

    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 ...

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. Hydrogen - the answer to our prayer for low carbon transport?

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    Neumann, Albert; Kershaw, Ian; Vinke, Jan [Ricardo Strategic Consulting GmbH, Muenchen (Germany)

    2008-07-01

    As political, social and economic pressure mounts, the automotive industry needs low carbon solutions - but how do we get there? Despite higher fuel prices and pressure to reduce vehicle CO{sub 2} in many countries, consumers assume limited personal responsibility for reducing carbon emissions from their road transport. The automotive industry is challenged with developing low carbon vehicles without compromise on cost, performance or practicality. The options for reducing CO{sub 2} emissions from road transport range from improved traffic management and driving behaviour, to improved vehicle technologies. Incremental efficiency improvements will be the most cost-effective way of improving powertrains, while economics and availability will continue to limit use of fuel cells, hydrogen and biofuels. We propose an evolutionary route of downsized combustion engines, increasing hybrid electric capability and more biofuel blends, supplemented by lower carbon plug-in electric power for short journeys. The transition to low carbon transport will require policies to encourage consumer demand. (orig.)

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 75 FR 64254 - Certain Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon Quality Steel Products From Brazil; Final Results of...

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    2010-10-19

    ... ] (HSLA) steels, and the substrate for motor lamination steels. IF steels are recognized as low carbon... and nitrogen elements. HSLA steels are recognized as steels with micro- alloying levels of elements... Carbon-Quality Steel Products from the Russian Federation, 65 FR 5510, 5518 (February 4, 2000)...

  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. 77 FR 32513 - Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products From the Russian Federation; Preliminary...

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    2012-06-01

    ... alloy (``HSLA'') steels, and the substrate for motor lamination steels. IF steels are recognized as low... carbon and nitrogen elements. HSLA steels are recognized as steels with micro-alloying levels of elements... Carbon-Quality Steel Products From the Russian Federation, 64 FR 38626 (July 19, 1999). Likewise,...

  15. Low-Carbon Sustainable Precincts: An Australian Perspective

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    Jessica Bunning

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Australia’s urban built environment contributes significantly to the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions; therefore, encouraging urban development to pursue low-carbon outcomes will aid in reducing carbon in the overall economy. Cities and urban areas are configured in precincts, which have been identified as an ideal scale for low-carbon technologies that address energy, water and waste. Even though new governance models and systems are being created to enable low-carbon precincts to operate with a degree of independence within a broader centralised utility structure, greater effort is required to refocus governance on this smaller scale of delivery. Furthermore, at this time, no consistent carbon accounting framework is in place to measure emissions or emission reductions at this scale, thereby limiting the ability to acknowledge or reward progressive, sustainable low-carbon developments. To respond to this situation, a framework is proposed that could form both the basis of a carbon certification scheme for the built environment and provide a platform for generating carbon credits from urban development.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. Facilitating low-carbon investments: Lessons from natural gas

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    Neumann, Anne; Neuhoff, Karsten

    2011-01-01

    Decarbonisation of energy and transport infrastructure requires significant private sector investments. The natural gas industry has demonstrated such large scale private sector infrastructure investment over the last decades, typically using long-term contractual arrangements. Are therefore institutional frameworks necessary that facilitate long-term contracting or provide regulation reassuring about future resource streams associated with low-carbon infrastructure - or do factors idiosyncra...

  19. 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.

  20. Walking away from a low-carbon economy?

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    Mundaca T., Luis; Markandya, Anil; Nørgaard, Jørgen

    2013-01-01

    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...

  1. 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).

  2. 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

  3. Green Marketing Strategy Analysis of Real Estate Based on Low-Carbon Economy

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    Juan Zhang

    2010-01-01

    The low-carbon economy based on "low energy consumption, low pollution, and low-emissions" has become theworld's emerging economic development model; the select of "low-carbon lifestyle, low-carbon consumption"has become a fashionable topic of the moment, and looking for low-carbon economic opportunities is becomingnew thinking of entrepreneurs, low-carbon property will become the new engine of real estate development. Thisarticle based on "4Ps" theory as the research framework and combined r...

  4. Necessity and Feasibility of Developing Low Carbon Agriculture in Xuzhou City

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    QIANG, Chengkui; QIN, Yuehua; Wang, Shengyong; Zhou, Baoya; Feng, Wujian; Wang, Songsong

    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 agricul...

  5. Have You Switched to a Low-Carbon Diet? The Ultimate Value of Low-Carbon Consumerism

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    Yu-Ling Lin

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Since the 1990s many governments around the world have been encouraging their people to participate in green or low carbon living. With the background of rising consumer awareness in environmental protection, green consumption, and green marketing are receiving growing attention from consumers and enterprises. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to identify the goals and values of 60 Taiwanese consumers in a low-carbon diet. This study uses the theory of Mean-end chain as basis, applying the “Soft-laddering” of “Laddering” to understand the perceived value of low carbon food in depth interviews. The results revealed that the attributes of users care for green living in the, order of, Less meat more vegetables, Seasonal food, Local food, Food with minimal artificial processing, Energy-saving preparation and Carbon footprint. After classifying by content analysis, we draw the Hierarchical value map (HVM to explore that consumer’s pursuit of the final value and benefits by adopting a low-carbon diet relate to healthy living.

  6. 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.

  7. Wood-burning stoves in low-carbon dwellings

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    Luis Teles de Carvalho, Ricardo; Jensen, Ole Michael; Afshari, Alireza;

    2013-01-01

    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...... combustion technology and automatics, controlling the interplay between stove and house, can make wood-burning stoves suitable for low-carbon dwellings and meet the remaining heat demand during the coldest period. It was further concluded that new guidelines need to be elaborated about how to install and...

  8. 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...

  9. 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.

  10. 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...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Policies and Practices of Low Carbon City Development in China

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    Wang, Can; Lin, Jie; Cai, Wenjia; Zhang, ZhongXiang

    2014-01-01

    Globally as well as in China, cities have contributed to most of the economic output and have accordingly given rise to most CO2 emissions. In particular, given unprecedented urbanization, cities will play an even greater role in shaping energy demand and CO2 emissions. Therefore, cities are the key to meeting its proposed carbon intensity target in 2020 and whatever climate commitments beyond 2020 that China may take. Given the paramount importance of cities, China is practicing low carbon c...

  13. The structure of uncertainty in future low carbon pathways

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    Low carbon scenario and transition pathway analysis involves the consideration of uncertainties around future technological and social changes. This paper argues that uncertainty can be better understood, and the strategic and policy effectiveness of scenarios or pathways thereby improved, through a systematic categorisation of the different kinds of certain and uncertain elements of which the future is comprised. To achieve this, this paper makes two novel methodological contributions. First it proposes a system conceptualisation which is based on a detailed description of the dynamics of the actors and institutions relevant to the system under study, iteratively linked to a detailed representation of the technological system. Second, it argues that as a result of developing this actor-based low carbon scenarios approach it is possible to characterise future elements of the system as either pre-determined, actor contingent or non-actor contingent. An outline scenario approach is presented, based on these two contributions. It emerges that the different categories of future element are associated with different types of uncertainty and each prompt different strategic policy responses. This categorisation of future elements therefore clarifies the relationship of scenario content to specific types of policy response, and thus improves the policy tractability of resulting scenarios. - Highlights: ► Aims, uncertainties and challenges of low carbon scenarios/pathways summarized. ► Importance of defining actors and describing sociotechnical evolution emphasised. ► Categorisation of different kinds of future uncertainties explained. ► A framework combining actors, institutions and co-evolving systems presented. ► Process for strategically effective low carbon scenarios/pathways presented.

  14. Low -carbon life%低碳生活

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    段溶

    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.

  15. 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...

  16. Low Carbon Footprint Mortar from Pozzolanic Waste Material

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    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.

  17. 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.

  18. Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulations of screw dislocation locking by Cottrell atmospheres in low carbon Fe–C alloys

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    On-lattice Monte Carlo shows strong carbon segregation at a screw dislocation in bcc iron for carbon contents that vary from 20 to 500 ppm, typical in ultra low and low carbon steels. Molecular dynamics simulations are then carried out using the atomic coordinates of equilibrated Cottrell atmospheres. The stresses required to make the screw dislocation break free of the carbon cloud are very high compared to carbon in solid solution; the locking time is also much longer. All simulations are performed at 300 K

  19. Scenarios for transition towards a low-carbon world in 2050: What's at stake for heavy industries?

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    Launched in 2004, the study Scenarios for transition towards a low-carbon world in 2050: What's at stake for heavy industries explores how major industrial sectors will be impacted by a carbon constraint stabilizing atmospheric CO2 concentration at 450 ppm. By means of an innovative hybrid modelling platform and ongoing dialogue between researchers and industrialists, the study produces conclusions concerning both general climate policy as well as the economic response of industrial sectors - specifically of the steel, aluminium, cement, and sheet glass sectors, as well as of the energy sector. (authors)

  20. 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.

  1. An exploration of residents’ low-carbon awareness and behavior in Tianjin, China

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    This paper explores the empirical evidence of the link between residents’ low-carbon awareness and their behaviors in China. A questionnaire measuring seven dimensions (including low-carbon knowledge, low-carbon value, low-carbon attitude, private low-carbon behavior, public low-carbon behavior, barrier and motivator) was distributed to the residents of Tianjin, yielding 354 valid responses. The results indicated that there was a low-carbon awareness–behavior gap. In particular, the level of behavior was higher than awareness because the motivators were stronger than the barriers. Second, in exploring the affects of motivators versus barriers on the residents’ private and public low-carbon behaviors, we found that motivators promoted both private and public low-carbon behaviors while barriers significantly inhibited public low-carbon behaviors. Third, Chinese social and cultural factors are discussed to inform our exploration of the mechanisms forming the residents’ awareness–behavior gap. - Highlights: • There was a low-carbon awareness–behavior gap. • The level of behavior was higher than awareness. • The motivators promoted both private and public low-carbon behaviors. • The barriers significantly inhibited public low-carbon behaviors

  2. 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)...

  3. 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...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Transition pathways for a UK low carbon electricity future

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    Achieving long-term targets for greenhouse gas emissions reductions, such as the UK's legally-binding target of reducing its emissions by 80% by 2050, will require a transition in systems for meeting and shaping energy service demands, involving radical substitution to low-carbon supply technologies and improvements in end-use energy efficiency. This paper describes the development and high-level analysis of a set of transition pathways to a UK low carbon electricity system, explaining key features of the core pathways developed and the distinctiveness and value of the approach. The pathways use an ‘action space’ concept to explore the dynamic interactions between choices made by actors, which are influenced by the competing governance ‘framings’ or ‘logics’ that different actors pursue. The paper sets out three core transition pathways – Market Rules, Central Co-ordination and Thousand Flowers, in which market, government and civil society logics respectively dominate. It summarises the key technological and institutional changes in these pathways, and the roles of actors in bringing these about. This leads to an identification of the key risks to the realisation of each of the pathways, and of the challenges for individuals, businesses, social movements and policy-makers in taking action to bring them about and sustain them. - Highlights: ► Development of a set of transition pathways to a UK low carbon electricity system. ► Action space to explore the dynamic interactions between choices made by actors. ► Three core pathways in which market, government and civil society logics dominate. ► Key technological and institutional changes, and the roles of actors in pathways. ► Challenges for different actors in realising pathways.

  6. 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...

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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...

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. Development of highly corrosion resistant 18-8 stainless steel for nuclear fuel reprocessing plants

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    Corrosion behavior of ultra low carbon 18-8 stainless steel was evaluated in boiling nitric acid environment. Although ultra low carbon stainless steel shows excellent corrosion resistance, it is, due to low carbon content, easily induced martensite by cold work. Increasing the strain induced martensite by cold work, the corrosion rate of 18-8 stainless steel increased. Corrosion rate is summarized as a function of stability factor with represents a resistance to martensite transformation induced by cold work and highly austenitic stabilized steel showed better corrosion resistance. Ultra low carbon 18-8 stainless steel which is highly stabilized austenite was designed and manufactured with commercial mill. The development steel showed an excellent corrosion resistance in boiling nitric acid even after cold work. The corrosion rate of the welded joint was also excellent as well as matrix

  13. Life cycle water use of low-carbon transport fuels

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    In society's quest to mitigate climate change it is important to consider potential trade-offs in climate solutions impacting other environmental issues. This analysis explores the life cycle water consumption of alternative low-carbon energy sources for transportation. Energy sources analyzed include both biofuels used in internal combustion engines and low-carbon electricity generation methods used in conjunction with electric vehicles. Biofuels considered are corn-based ethanol, soybean biodiesel, cellulosic ethanol from switchgrass, and microbial biodiesel. Electricity sources analyzed are coal with carbon sequestration, photovoltaic cells, and solar concentrators. The assessment method used is hybrid life cycle assessment (LCA), which combines materials-based process method and the economic input-output (EIO) method. To compare these technologies on an even footing the life cycle water use to propel a passenger vehicle one mile is estimated. All technologies evaluated showed an increase in water consumption compared to unleaded gasoline when water use from vehicle manufacturing was included. Scale-up calculations showed that mass adoption of electric vehicles and some configurations of algae and switchgrass systems could potentially contribute to the decarbonization of transportation with tolerable increases in overall water consumption. Irrigated crop based biofuels however were found to have significant potential impact on water resources when scaled up to macroscopic production levels. (author)

  14. Life cycle water use of low-carbon transport fuels

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    In society's quest to mitigate climate change it is important to consider potential trade-offs in climate solutions impacting other environmental issues. This analysis explores the life cycle water consumption of alternative low-carbon energy sources for transportation. Energy sources analyzed include both biofuels used in internal combustion engines and low-carbon electricity generation methods used in conjunction with electric vehicles. Biofuels considered are corn-based ethanol, soybean biodiesel, cellulosic ethanol from switchgrass, and microbial biodiesel. Electricity sources analyzed are coal with carbon sequestration, photovoltaic cells, and solar concentrators. The assessment method used is hybrid life cycle assessment (LCA), which combines materials-based process method and the economic input-output (EIO) method. To compare these technologies on an even footing the life cycle water use to propel a passenger vehicle one mile is estimated. All technologies evaluated showed an increase in water consumption compared to unleaded gasoline when water use from vehicle manufacturing was included. Scale-up calculations showed that mass adoption of electric vehicles and some configurations of algae and switchgrass systems could potentially contribute to the decarbonization of transportation with tolerable increases in overall water consumption. Irrigated crop based biofuels however were found to have significant potential impact on water resources when scaled up to macroscopic production levels.

  15. 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)

  16. 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.

  17. Low Carbon-Economy Development: China's Pattern and Policy Selection

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    For a developing country such as China, it is important to select a fair pattern that is suitable for China's national conditions for low carbon-economy development, as it has a direct impact on the success (or not) of low carbon-economy development. This research shows that, under the real-life conditions of China's development, different development patterns should be practised depending on specific socioeconomic conditions. Among them, one of the most critical issues is how to make full use of natural forces, and thus the nature-oriented development pattern should be practised in full. At the same time, China should still practise either the single regional differential or the multi-regional linkage development pattern under different conditions and either the imposed or the induced development pattern at the different stages of development. - Highlights: • It is particularly important to select a suitable development pattern. • Nature-oriented development pattern should be selected. • Single regional differentiation-typed or multi-regional linkage-typed pattern should be selected. • Either the imposed pattern or the induced pattern of development will be selected

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

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    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

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. Policy and innovation in low-carbon energy technologies

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    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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Status and outlook for Thailand's low carbon electricity development

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    Thailand is facing an urgency to enhance its energy security and capacity to cope with global warming impacts, as demands on fossil fuel consumption keep rising. This paper reviewed the latest situation on renewable powers and developmental strategies toward low carbon electricity generation in Thailand. Government recently has spent tremendous financial and legislative supports to promote the uses of indigenous renewable energy resources and fuel diversification while contributing in reduction of global greenhouse gas. Major policy challenge is on which types of renewable energy should be more pronounced to ensure sustainable future of the country. Regions in Thailand present different potentials for renewable supply on biomass, municipal wastes, hydropower, and wind. To maximize renewable energy development in each area, location is matter. Currently, energy-derived biomass is widely utilized within the country, however if droughts happen more often and severe, it will not only affect food security but also energy security. Life cycle of biomass energy production may cause other social issues on land and chemical uses. Meanwhile, deployment of wind and solar energy has been slow and needs to speed up to the large extent in comparison with energy proportion from biomass. Nuclear power has already been included in the Thai power development plan 2010 (PDP-2010). However, public acceptance is a major issue. Setting up strategic renewable energy zone to support power producer according to pre-determined potential location may assist development direction. Furthermore, government has to strongly subsidize research and development to lower technology cost and promote private investment on renewable energy industry. In the future, revision of electricity price is needed to allow fair competition between non-renewable and renewable energy once subsidy programs are ended. Environmental tax according to fuel types could help government progressing toward low carbon

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. A Low Carbon EU Energy System and Unconventional Sources

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    The paper investigates the potential role of unconventional fossil fuels in a global low carbon energy system. Making use of a systemic approach, the paper presents an original application of a global partial equilibrium energy system model (TIAM-JET). In order to give a worldwide perspective with higher detail on European energy systems, the model links a set of extra-European macro-regions to the 30 European countries. First, a review of the most recent estimates of the available stocks of unconventional hydrocarbon resources is used to build the set of assumption for the scenario analysis. Secondly, a set of scenarios assuming different availability and cost of unconventional fuels are added to both a Current Trend scenario and a Carbon Constrained (CC) scenario, to explore the perspectives of unconventional gas and oil in a scenario halving CO2 emissions by 2050, which is consistent with a 2 degree temperature increase. The results show if/how unconventional sources can contribute to the robustness of the European energy system with respect to the stress of a strong carbon constraint. We define this robustness as the capacity of the energy system to adapt its evolution to long-term constraints and keep delivering energy services to end users. In our approach robustness represents the long-term dimension of energy security. Assessing this ''system property'' requires analysing the wide range of factors that can exercise a stabilizing influence on the energy services delivery system, together with their relations, actual interactions and synergies. The energy system approach used for the analysis seeks to take into account as much of this complexity as possible. We assess the robustness of the EU system to the carbon constraint by looking at how the CC scenario affects energy system costs and energy prices under scenarios with different deployment of unconventional sources. This provides insights on the synergies and/or trade-offs between energy security and

  11. Energy and low carbon development efforts in Ghana: institutional arrangements, initiatives, challenges and the way forward

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    Emmanuel Kofi Ackom; Daniel Tutu Benefoh

    2016-01-01

    Over the years, Ghana has invested considerable effort and resources together with international partners to develop the energy sector and to mainstream energy low carbon pathways into national development plans. Low carbon development (LCD) provides a good opportunity, of not only building upon earlier energy and climate change local processes and structures but also help to mainstream low carbon agenda in economic activities and national development plans. For this to work however, require ...

  12. 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...

  13. A Low Carbon Economy on China's Export Trade of the Pros and Cons

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    Junhong Li

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available With the development of world economy,low-carbon economy is quickly coming to us. The characteristics of low-carbon economy are low energy consumption, low pollution and low emissions,but most of China’s exports are energy-consuming and high-polluting. These are all the long-term facts which hinder the development of low-carbon economy in China. This article analyzed on China’s trade scale, export commodity structure as well as the international competiveness of China in the background of low-carbon economic development using comparative method. The analysis leads to the suggestions.

  14. 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.

  15. 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)

  16. 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.

  17. Nuclear energy for a low-carbon France

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    This publication states the opinion of the SFEN (the French Society of Nuclear Energy) about the implementation of the French Multi-year Energy Programming (PPE). The authors first outline that the PPE must firstly aim at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. As a second point, they outline that the PPE must remain flexible in order to be able to face uncertainties related to supply (growth of renewable energies) and demand (economic recovery, pace of energetic installation renewal), and to guard against energy-related events (oil shocks, Russian-Ukrainian crisis, and so on) through a right planning of the energy mix diversification with taking the improvement of economic and technological performance of renewable energies into account. As a third point, they outline that nuclear energy is the base of a low-carbon France. They finally discuss perspectives to strengthen this base by a sustained investment in the nuclear fleet, in the fuel recycling sector, and in research for the development of a new generation of reactors

  18. Modification of oxide inclusions present in aluminum-killed low carbon steel by addition of calcium

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    José Carlos S. Pires; Amauri Garcia

    2004-01-01

    A crescente demanda por aços de alta qualidade com elevada limpeza interna tem levado a uma contínua melhoria nas práticas de produção do aço, em especial na etapa de refino secundário. O interesse especial é no controle das inclusões não-metálicas, devido ao seu efeito prejudicial nas etapas subseqüentes (lingotamento e conformação plástica) e devido às sua grande influência nas propriedades do produto final. Através do controle do tamanho, da quantidade e da composição química das inclusões...

  19. Hardness distribution mapping in low carbon pipeline steel using semiautomatic evaluation of Vickers indentation measurement

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    Doktor, T.; Fenclová, N.; Kytýř, Daniel; Valach, Jaroslav

    Praha: Czech Technical University, Faculty of Transportation Sciences, 2012 - (Jiroušek, O.; Kytýř, D.), s. 31-34 ISBN 978-80-01-05062-0. [Bilateral Czech/German Symposium /13./. Telč (CZ), 05.06.2012-08.06.2012] Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z20710524 Institutional support: RVO:68378297 Keywords : Vickers hardness * hardness mapping * plastic zone Subject RIV: JJ - Other Materials http://www.itam.cas.cz/bilateral2012/proceedings.php

  20. 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.