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  1. Ultrahigh carbon steels, Damascus steels, and superplasticity

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    Sherby, O.D. [Stanford Univ., CA (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering; Wadsworth, J. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)

    1997-04-01

    The processing properties of ultrahigh carbon steels (UHCSs) have been studied at Stanford University over the past twenty years. These studies have shown that such steels (1 to 2.1% C) can be made superplastic at elevated temperature and can have remarkable mechanical properties at room temperature. It was the investigation of these UHCSs that eventually brought us to study the myths, magic, and metallurgy of ancient Damascus steels, which in fact, were also ultrahigh carbon steels. These steels were made in India as castings, known as wootz, possibly as far back as the time of Alexander the Great. The best swords are believed to have been forged in Persia from Indian wootz. This paper centers on recent work on superplastic UHCSs and on their relation to Damascus steels. 32 refs., 6 figs.

  2. Superplasticity in a lean Fe-Mn-Al steel.

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    Han, Jeongho; Kang, Seok-Hyeon; Lee, Seung-Joon; Kawasaki, Megumi; Lee, Han-Joo; Ponge, Dirk; Raabe, Dierk; Lee, Young-Kook

    2017-09-29

    Superplastic alloys exhibit extremely high ductility (>300%) without cracks when tensile-strained at temperatures above half of their melting point. Superplasticity, which resembles the flow behavior of honey, is caused by grain boundary sliding in metals. Although several non-ferrous and ferrous superplastic alloys are reported, their practical applications are limited due to high material cost, low strength after forming, high deformation temperature, and complicated fabrication process. Here we introduce a new compositionally lean (Fe-6.6Mn-2.3Al, wt.%) superplastic medium Mn steel that resolves these limitations. The medium Mn steel is characterized by ultrafine grains, low material costs, simple fabrication, i.e., conventional hot and cold rolling, low deformation temperature (ca. 650 °C) and superior ductility above 1300% at 850 °C. We suggest that this ultrafine-grained medium Mn steel may accelerate the commercialization of superplastic ferrous alloys.Research in new alloy compositions and treatments may allow the increased strength of mass-produced, intricately shaped parts. Here authors introduce a superplastic medium manganese steel which has an inexpensive lean chemical composition and which is suited for conventional manufacturing processes.

  3. Superplasticity

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    Rouxel, T.

    Permanent deformation of a material through flow, e.g., creep, viscosity, viscoplasticity, gets easier as the grain size in the material gets smaller. In the most spectacular cases, relative extensions greater than 100% (nominal strain > 1) can be obtained at relatively low temperatures compared with the temperatures usually required to observe creep in materials: this is the effect known as superplasticity. Typically, superplasticity only occurs in fine-grained dense materials (grains 0.5Tmelting, when such a temperature has any meaning (materials sometimes decomposing before melting). Even in ancient times, smiths made good use of this remarkable property to forge tough, hard steel blades. The steel used by the Persians at the time of the crusades, and by Saladin's armies, or Damascus steel, is one of the greatest achievements of metallurgy and the forge, where the choice of alloy at the outset (in this case a steel with a high carbon content, known as wootz, from India) and the masterly control of a judicious forging cycle (the thickness of the initial ingot was first reduced by a factor of about 10 by hammering) produced a material with ideal fine microstructure for making sharp cutting blades that could also resist mechanical shocks. Figure 9.1 illustrates the phenomenon of superplastic behaviour for a steel containing 1.6% carbon (ultrahigh carbon steel), with a fine microstructure, close to Damascus steel, which seems to have been produced first in India in the fourth century BC.

  4. CONSTITUTE EQUATIONS OF 40Cr STEEL UNDER SUPERPLASTIC COMPRESSIVE DEFORMATION

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    K.K. Zhang; Y.L. Yang; S.Z. Liu; C.X. Han; D. Xu

    2003-01-01

    The microstructure of 40Cr steel sample and its surface is ultra-fined through saltbath cyclic quenching and high frequency hardening, then the superplasticity is studied under isothermal superplastic compressive deformation condition. The experimental results indicate that the stress-strain curves are shown to take place obvious superplastic flow characteristic at the temperature of 730-770℃ and at the initial strain rate of (1.7-5.0)× 10-4s-1. Its strain rate sensitivity is 0.30-0.38, the steady superplastic flow stress is 60-70MPa, the superplastic flow activation energy is 198-217kJ/mol,and it is close to α-Fe grain boundary self-diffusion activation energy. The superplastic compressive constitute equations of this steel are correspondingly set up. Due to the finer microstructure of high frequency hardening, it appears bigger strain rate sensitivity value, smaller the steady superplastic flow stress and the superplastic flow activation energy, so it has better superplastic deformation capability.

  5. Carburizing of Duplex Stainless Steel (DSS) Under Compression Superplastic Deformation

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    Ahamad, Nor Wahida; Jauhari, Iswadi

    2012-12-01

    A new surface carburizing technique which combines superplastic deformation with superplastic carburizing (SPC) is introduced. SPC was conducted on duplex stainless steel under compression mode at a fixed 0.5 height reduction strain rates ranging from 6.25 × 10-5 to 1 × 10-3 s-1 and temperature ranging from 1173 K to 1248 K (900 °C to 975 °C). The results are compared with those from conventional and non-superplastic carburizing. The results show that thick hard carburized layers are formed at a much faster rate compared with the other two processes. A more gradual hardness transition from the surface to the substrate is also obtained. The highest carburized layer thickness and surface hardness are attained under SPC process at 1248 K (975 °C) and 6.25 × 10-5 s-1 with a value of (218.3 ± 0.5) μm and (1581.0 ± 5.0) HV respectively. Other than that, SPC also has the highest scratch resistance.

  6. Isothermal superplastic solid state bonding of 40Cr and Cr12MoV steels based on surface modification

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    Zhang Keke; Zhang Zhanling; Liu Shuai; Yue Yun; Ma Ning; Yang Yunlin

    2009-01-01

    Based on the feasibility of isothermal superplastic solid state bonding of 40Cr and Cr12MoV steels, the surfaces of both steels to be bonded were ultra-fined through high frequency hardening, then the superplastic solid state bonding were conducted, the microstructure and fracture surface of bonded joint were observed and analysed, and bonding mechanisms was researched. The experimental results show that with the sample surfaces of 40Cr and Cr12MoV steels after the high frequency hardening, under the prepressing stress of 56.6 MPa, initial strain rate of 1.5×10~(-2) min~(-1) and at the bonding temperature of 800-820℃, the superplastic solid state bonding can be carried out in about 3.5min, and the joint strength is up to that of 40Cr steel base metal and the radial expansion ratio of the joint does not exceed 6%. The superplastic solid state bonding parameter of both steels is within the ranges of the isothermal compressive superplastic deformation of Cr12MoV steel, and the deformation in Cr12MoV steel side near the interfacial zone of joint presents the characteristic of superplasticity. In bonding process, the atoms in two sides of joint interface have diffused each other.

  7. Surface properties and activation energy of superplastically carburized duplex stainless steel

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    Ahamad, Nor Wahida, E-mail: wahida_um@yahoo.com [Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University Malaya, Lembah Pantai, 50603 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia); Jauhari, Iswadi, E-mail: iswadi@um.edu.my [Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University Malaya, Lembah Pantai, 50603 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia); Azis, Sharidah Azuar Abdul, E-mail: sharidah_azuar@yahoo.com [Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University Malaya, Lembah Pantai, 50603 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia); Aziz, Nur Hafizah Abd, E-mail: phiza_aziz@yahoo.com [Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University Malaya, Lembah Pantai, 50603 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    2010-08-01

    A new surface carburizing technique which combines superplastic phenomenon and carburizing process called superplastic carburizing (SPC) was introduced and compared with conventional carburizing (CC) process. Thermomechanically treated duplex stainless steel (DSS) with a fine grain microstructure that exhibits superplasticity was used as the superplastic material. SPC was carried out at temperatures of 1198-1248 K and a compression rate of 1 x 10{sup -4} s{sup -1} for various durations. Metallographic studies revealed that a carbon layer with a uniform, dense and smooth morphology formed on all carburized specimens. The case depth of the carbon layer was between 50.8 and 159.1 {mu}m. A remarkable increase in surface hardness was observed in the range 389.9-1129.0 HV. Activation energy for SPC was determined as 183.4 kJ mol{sup -1}, which is lower compare to CC process. The results indicate that SPC accelerates the diffusion of carbon atoms into the surface of DSS, thus increasing the thickness of the carburized layer and the surface hardness, at lower activation energy.

  8. Boronization and Carburization of Superplastic Stainless Steel and Titanium-Based Alloys

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    Masafumi Matsushita

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Bronization and carburization of fine-grain superplastic stainless steel is reviewed, and new experimental results for fine grain Ti88.5Al4.5V3Fe2Mo2 are reported. In superplastic duplex stainless steel, the diffusion of carbon and boron is faster than in non-superplastic duplex stainless steel. Further, diffusion is activated by uniaxial compressive stress. Moreover, non-superplastic duplex stainless steel shows typical grain boundary diffusion; however, inner grain diffusion is confirmed in superplastic stainless steel. The presence of Fe and Cr carbides or borides is confirmed by X-ray diffraction, which indicates that the diffused carbon and boron react with the Fe and Cr in superplastic stainless steel. The Vickers hardness of the carburized and boronized layers is similar to that achieved with other surface treatments such as electro-deposition. Diffusion of boron into the superplastic Ti88.5Al4.5V3Fe2Mo2 alloy was investigated. The hardness of the surface exposed to boron powder can be increased by annealing above the superplastic temperature. However, the Vickers hardness is lower than that of Ti boride.

  9. Development of Cutting Tool Through Superplastic Boronizing of Duplex Stainless Steel

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    Jauhari, Iswadi; Harun, Sunita; Jamlus, Siti Aida; Sabri, Mohd Faizul Mohd

    2017-03-01

    In this study, a cutting tool is developed from duplex stainless steel (DSS) using the superplastic boronizing technique. The feasibility of the development process is studied, and the cutting performances of the cutting tool are evaluated and compared with commercially available carbide and high-speed steel (HSS) tools. The superplastically boronized (SPB) cutting tool yielded a dense boronized layer of 50.5 µm with a surface hardness of 3956 HV. A coefficient of friction value of 0.62 is obtained, which is lower than 1.02 and 0.8 of the carbide and HSS tools. When tested on an aluminum 6061 surface under dry condition, the SPB cutting tool is also able to produce turning finishing below 0.4 µm, beyond the travel distance of 3000 m, which is comparable to the carbide tool, but produces much better results than HSS tool. Through superplastic boronizing of DSS, it is possible to produce a high-quality metal-based cutting tool that is comparable to the conventional carbide tool.

  10. Development of Cutting Tool Through Superplastic Boronizing of Duplex Stainless Steel

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    Jauhari, Iswadi; Harun, Sunita; Jamlus, Siti Aida; Sabri, Mohd Faizul Mohd

    2017-01-01

    In this study, a cutting tool is developed from duplex stainless steel (DSS) using the superplastic boronizing technique. The feasibility of the development process is studied, and the cutting performances of the cutting tool are evaluated and compared with commercially available carbide and high-speed steel (HSS) tools. The superplastically boronized (SPB) cutting tool yielded a dense boronized layer of 50.5 µm with a surface hardness of 3956 HV. A coefficient of friction value of 0.62 is obtained, which is lower than 1.02 and 0.8 of the carbide and HSS tools. When tested on an aluminum 6061 surface under dry condition, the SPB cutting tool is also able to produce turning finishing below 0.4 µm, beyond the travel distance of 3000 m, which is comparable to the carbide tool, but produces much better results than HSS tool. Through superplastic boronizing of DSS, it is possible to produce a high-quality metal-based cutting tool that is comparable to the conventional carbide tool.

  11. Activation Energy for Superplastic Flow Above Critical Temperature of Die Steels

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    WEN Jiu-ba; ZHANG Ke-ke; CHEN Fu-xiao; YANG Yong-shun

    2006-01-01

    Some commercial cold working die steels GCr15 and CrWMn with ultra-fine grain size were chosen as tested materials to research the activation energy for superplastic flow at different temperatures and strain rates above critical temperature. Based on the Arrhenius equation, the activation energy for superplastic flow is evaluated. The activation energy at constant strain rate is estimated by the logσt vs 1/T relationship. The results show that the activation energy is usually small under the conditions of optimal flow. The characteristics of superplastic deformation of steels above the critical temperature were also analyzed.

  12. Microstructure and Properties of Superplastic Welding between 4OCr and CrWMn Steels

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    2001-01-01

    Superplastic welding of tool steel and structural steel was investigated. The welding between 40Cr and CrWMn steels was carried out under the conditions of temperature 750~780°C, strain rate 2×10-4 s-1, compressive stress 50~90 MPa for 3~5 min. The joints show similar strength to that of 40Cr steel and the good metallurgical joining is formed. The structural change occurring during superplastic welding was analyzed by metallography and distribution of carbon content in the vicinity of the welding joint was also determined. The mechanism of superplastic welding for steels is proposed to be the disappearance of original bond interfaces caused by atomic diffusion and the grain sliding.

  13. Ultrasonic Nondestructive Testing of Superplastic Solid-State Welding Joint for Different Steels

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    2002-01-01

    Based on quantitative microscopic examinations of welds and welding rate for different steels (40Cr and T10A) joint, which possess the ultra-fine microstructure after high frequency hardening (HFH) and salt-bath cyclic quenching (SCQ), the suitable defect grey scale threshold value was determined, and the welding rate of superplastic solid-state welding of different steels (40Cr and T10A steel) was systematically inspected and analyzed by means of self-made ultrasonic imaging inspection system. The experimental results showed that the superplastic solid-state weld of different steels can be inspected more accurately, reliably and quickly by this system, and the results were in good accordance with that of metallographic observation. The welding rate of superplastic welding is in linear relation with tensile strength of joint.

  14. Influence of superplastic deformation on the anisotropy of 03Kh26N6T steel

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    Akhmed Faud, M.F.; Tsepin, M.A.; Lobach, A.A. [Tabbinskii Metallurgical Institute, Cario (Egypt)]|[Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys (Russian Federation)] [and others

    1992-03-01

    The rules of change in anisotropy of 03Kh26N6T corrosion-resistant steel with a nonequiaxial fine-grained structure deformed under superplastic conditions were considered and an investigation was made of the change in anisotropy of the plastic properties in connection with the presence of original metallographic nonuniformity of the steel structure. 8 refs., 5 figs.

  15. Dynamic reverse phase transformation induced high-strain-rate superplasticity in low carbon low alloy steels with commercial potential.

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    Cao, Wenquan; Huang, Chongxiang; Wang, Chang; Dong, Han; Weng, Yuqing

    2017-08-23

    Superplastic materials are capable of exhibiting large tensile elongation at elevated temperature, which is of great industrial significance because it forms the basis of a fabrication method to produce complex shapes. Superplasticity with elongation larger than 500% has been widely realized in many metals and alloys, but seldomly been succeeded in low carbon low alloy steel, even though it is commercially applied in the largest quantity. Here we report ultrahigh superplastic elongation of 900-1200% in the FeMnAl low carbon steels at high strain rate of 10(-2)-10(-3) s(-1). Such high-strain-rate superplasticity was attributed to dynamic austenite reverse phase transformation from a heavily cold rolled ferrite to fine-grained ferrite/austenite duplex microstructure and subsequent limited dynamic grain coarsening, under which a large fraction of high angle boundaries can be resulted for superplastic deformation. It is believed that this finding of the low carbon low alloy steel with ultrahigh superplasticity and relative low cost would remarkably promote the application of superplastic forming technique in automobile, aeronautical, astronautical and other fields.

  16. SUPERPLASTICITY OF A WATER-QUENCHED AND TEMPERED 40Cr STEEL

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    X.J.Xu; G.L.Liu; L.J Shi; X.N.Cheng; L.Cai

    2004-01-01

    The superplastic deformation characteristics, of commercial 40Cr (i.e., 5140) steel that was water-quenched only 1 times and subsequent high-temperature tempered, were investigated.The results showed that the 40Cr steel has a fine grain of 10-15μm at room temperature,and exhibits a tensile elongation of 304%, a true flow stress of 89.3MPa and a strain rate sensitivity m-value of 0.227 at the initial strain rate of 1.0×10-3s-1and at the temperature of 750℃. The final fracture is caused by the development of neck. The experimental result of elongation is in good agreement with the theoretically predicated value according to the analytical expression ef = (1/f)mexp(nv+mε)-1(where ef, m, f, nv and e is respectively elongation, average strain rate sensitivity, initial geometric defect, average strain hardening sensitivity at constant deformation velocity and average true strain). The fracture surface is intergraular, and superplastic deformation induces an equiaxed and grown grain. Decreasing strain rate increases tensile elongation and strain rate sensitivity m-value. The primary superplastic deformation mechanism is thought to be atom-diffusion-controlled grain boundary sliding.

  17. Thermomechanical Processing and Superplasticity of AZ91 Magnesium Alloy

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    Rongshi CHEN; J.J. Blandin; M.Suéry; Qudong WANG; Enhou HAN

    2004-01-01

    The effect of extrusion on grain refinement has been studied in the AZ91 cast ingots. It is found that grain size smaller than 10 μm can be obtained by the extrusion processing. Vickers hardness measurements were also carried out to evaluate the effect of these processes on the room temperature mechanical properties. The experimental results of high temperature tensile tests revealed that the stress was inversely proportional to the square of the grain size and that the activation energy for superplastic flow was higher than that for grain boundary diffusion.

  18. Effect of thermal processing practices on the properties of superplastic Al-Li alloys

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    Hales, Stephen J.; Lippard, Henry E.

    1993-01-01

    The effect of thermal processing on the mechanical properties of superplastically formed structural components fabricated from three aluminum-lithium alloys was evaluated. The starting materials consisted of 8090, 2090, and X2095 (Weldalite(TM) 049), in the form of commercial-grade superplastic sheet. The experimental test matrix was designed to assess the impact on mechanical properties of eliminating solution heat treatment and/or cold water quenching from post-forming thermal processing. The extensive hardness and tensile property data compiled are presented as a function of aging temperature, superplastic strain and temper/quench rate for each alloy. The tensile properties of the materials following superplastic forming in two T5-type tempers are compared with the baseline T6 temper. The implications for simplifying thermal processing without degradation in properties are discussed on the basis of the results.

  19. Achieving superplastic properties in a ZK10 magnesium alloy processed by equal-channel angular pressing

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    Roberto B. Figueiredo

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available Equal-channel angular pressing provides an opportunity for refining the grain structure and introducing superplastic properties in magnesium alloys. This report describes the use of this processing technique with a ZK10 (Mg–1.0 wt.% Zn–0.26 wt.% Zr alloy. The grain structure was successfully refined from ∼12.9 to ∼5.2 μm after 4 passes and superplastic elongations were observed when testing at low strain rates at temperatures of 473 and 523 K. An analysis shows that the superplastic behavior is consistent with the conventional theoretical model for superplastic flow and at higher stresses and strain rates there is a transition to control by a viscous glide process.

  20. Superplastic Solid-Phase Welding of 40 Cr-T10A Steel

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    2001-01-01

    The microstructure of 40Cr and T10A steel sample and its surface to be welded is ultra-fined through salt-bath cyclic quenching and high frequency hardening, then the surface is cleaned. Under non-vacuum and no shielded gas, the welding parameter of isothermal superplastic solidphase welding and the effect of surface microstructure prior to pressure welding on the quality of joint are studied. At the temperature of 730~750°C and at initial strain rate of (2~4) × 10-4 s-1,the strength of the joint is up to or close to that of 40Cr base metal in 3~5 min pressure welding.

  1. Superplastic deformation of commercial 00Cr22Ni5Mo3N0.17 duplex stainless steel

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    2003-01-01

    The superplastic behavior of a commercial duplex stainless steel has been studied by means of isothermal hot tensile testat temperatures of 850-1050℃ for the initial strain rates ranging from 3×l0-4 s-1 to 5X10-2 s-1. At 960℃, the best superplastic de-formation that caused the maximum elongation greater than 840% was obtained for an initial strain rate of 1.2×10-3 s-1. At 850℃, thebest elongation 500% was achieved for an initial strain rate of 2.5×10-3 s-1. During the deformation in higher temperature region,coarse γ grains formed during the prior treatments were broken into spherical particles, resulting in a homogeneous dispersion of γparticles within the δ-ferrite matrix. However, at lower temperatures between 800 and 950℃, the σ phase was formed through theeutectoid decomposition of δ→γ+σ, resulting finally in the stable equiaxed micro-duplex structures with δ/γ and γ/σ, respectively.The precipitation of the σ phase played an important role in improving the superplasticity at 850℃. The strain-rate sensitivity coeffi-cient, m-values, were also determined by the strain rate change tests. The microstructure studies show that the superplastic processoccurs mainly by the local work hardening and the subsequent dynamic recrystallization and a grain boundary sliding and grain switching mechanism.

  2. 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.

  3. Continuous recrystallization during thermomechanical processing of a superplastic Al-10Mg-0.1Zr alloy

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    Hales, S. J.; Mcnelley, T. R.; Crooks, R.

    1990-01-01

    Microstructural evolution via static continuous recrystallization during thermomechanical processing of an Al-Mg-Zr alloy is addressed. Mechanical property data demonstrated that as-rolled material was capable of superplastic response without further treatment. Further, superplastic ductility at 300 C was enhanced by a factor of five by increasing the reheating time between rolling passes during processing also at 300 C. This enhanced ductility was associated with a Cu-texture and a microstructure consisting of predominantly high-angle boundaries. Processing to minimize recovery resulted in a strong Brass-texture component, a predominantly low-angle boundary microstructure and poorer ductility.

  4. Continuous recrystallization during thermomechanical processing of a superplastic Al-10Mg-0.1Zr alloy

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    Hales, S. J.; Mcnelley, T. R.; Crooks, R.

    1990-01-01

    Microstructural evolution via static continuous recrystallization during thermomechanical processing of an Al-Mg-Zr alloy is addressed. Mechanical property data demonstrated that as-rolled material was capable of superplastic response without further treatment. Further, superplastic ductility at 300 C was enhanced by a factor of five by increasing the reheating time between rolling passes during processing also at 300 C. This enhanced ductility was associated with a Cu-texture and a microstructure consisting of predominantly high-angle boundaries. Processing to minimize recovery resulted in a strong Brass-texture component, a predominantly low-angle boundary microstructure and poorer ductility.

  5. Thinning Behavior Simulations in Superplastic Forming of Friction Stir Processed Titanium 6Al-4V

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    Edwards, Paul D.; Sanders, Daniel G.; Ramulu, M.; Grant, Glenn; Trapp, Tim; Comley, Peter

    2010-06-01

    A study was undertaken to simulate the thinning behavior of titanium 6Al-4V alloy sheet during Superplastic Forming and to evaluate the feasibility of controlling thinning in areas of interest with Friction Stir Processing (FSP) of the material. The commercially available Finite Element Analysis software ABAQUS was used to execute these simulations. Material properties of the parent sheet and the Friction Stir Processed regions input into the models were determined experimentally by elevated temperature tensile testing. The results of these simulations were compared to experimental test results via Superplastically Forming representative aerospace parts and analytical computations for validation. It was found that numerical simulations can be used to predict the thin-out characteristics of superplastically formed titanium parts and the thin-out can be controlled in desired areas by FSP, locally, prior to forming.

  6. Forming of superplastic ceramics

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    Lesuer, D.R.; Wadsworth, J.; Nieh, T.G.

    1994-05-01

    Superplasticity in ceramics has now advanced to the stage that technologically viable superplastic deformation processing can be performed. In this paper, examples of superplastic forming and diffusion bonding of ceramic components are given. Recent work in biaxial gas-pressure forming of several ceramics is provided. These include yttria-stabilized, tetragonal zirconia (YTZP), a 20% alumina/YTZP composite, and silicon. In addition, the concurrent superplastic forming and diffusion bonding of a hybrid ceramic-metal structure are presented. These forming processes offer technological advantages of greater dimensional control and increased variety and complexity of shapes than is possible with conventional ceramic shaping technology.

  7. Influence of superplastic deformation on the anisotropy of 03Kh26N6T steel

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    Fuad, M. F. Akhmed; Tsepin, M. A.; Lobach, A. A.

    1991-10-01

    The maximum difference in relative elongation parallel and transverse to the rolling direction at the optimum temperature of superplastic deformation does not completely characterize the anisotropy since it is caused by the increased sensitivity of superplastic deformation to transverse grain dimensions in these directions.

  8. Influence of carbon content on superplastic behavior in Ti- and B-added Cr-Mo steels

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    Aramaki, M.; Higashida, K.; Onodera, R. [Kyushu Univ., Fukuoka (Japan). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering

    1999-05-01

    Superplasticity has been investigated in various ferrous alloys and steels. However, in these materials, especially in hypoeutectoid steels below the A{sub 1} temperature, the relationship between the content of carbon and elongation to failure is not obvious. In the present investigation, the influence of carbon content on superplastic behavior is studied using carbon steels based on Cr-Mo steel. In order to obtain the fine grain structure, a small amount of Ti and B were added and the content of carbon was controlled to be in the range from 0.24 to 0.83 pct. The largest value of elongation to failure was 644 pct, which was obtained for a specimen containing 0.58 pct carbon. The temperature and strain rate at which the maximum value was obtained were 710 C and 5 {times} 10{sup {minus}4} s{sup {minus}1}, respectively. Of all the specimens, this specimen had the minimum grain size. Moreover, the area fraction of carbide took the maximum value at the temperature where the largest elongation value was obtained. These results show that the addition of carbon has an effect on grain refinement by the formation of carbide, but excess amounts of carbon (>0.6 pct) bring about premature failure because of the resulting coarse microstructure and larger carbides.

  9. Crl2MoV钢焊接区表面高频淬火后的超塑性焊接%Superplastic Welding of Crl2MoV Steel after High Frequency Surface Quenching

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    王冰莹; 袁霄梅; 刘帅

    2012-01-01

    Superplastic welding of Cr12MoV steel was carried out after high frequency surface quenching. Process parameters chosen were: heating temperature was 800 ℃, welding time was 5 min, pre-stress was 56.6 MPa, and joint microstructure was observed and analyzed. The results show that local welding zone after high frequency quenching for Cr12MoV steel is in its superplastic deformation temperature and strain rate range, the joint tensile strength can reach values of base metal after short period of superplastic welding.%对Crl2MoV钢进行表面高频淬火后超塑性焊接,选用的工艺参数为:加热温度为800℃,焊接时间t=5min,预压应力σ0=56.6MPa,初始应变速率ε0=2.5×10^-4s^-1。对接头组织进行了观察和分析。试验结果表明,焊接区局部高频淬火后的Crl2MoV钢在其超塑变形温度及应变速率范围内,经短时间超塑焊接,其接头抗拉伸强度可以达到母材值。

  10. Use of laser(s) in the process of superplastic forming and diffusion bonding

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    Jocelyn, A.; Jonik, M.; Keevil, A.; Ackerman, M.; Way, J.; Flower, T. [Aerospace Mfg. Research Centre, Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol (United Kingdom); Kar, A. [Univ. of Central Florida, School Optics/CREOL, Orlando, FL (United States)

    2004-07-01

    Superplastic forming and diffusion bonding (SPF/DB) has permitted the manufacture of some of the lightest, strongest, corrosion resistant, complex, and yet often elegant structures ever to be produced. For the last 30 years, all such components have been made by some form of high thermal-mass, isothermal method of production using conventional equipment, such as hot platen presses or furnaces. However, if laser(s) could be used just to heat the material to be superplastically formed, this could provide a novel, low thermal-mass, means of production which could, relatively easily, be integrated into a laser based manufacturing centre. In this paper, a concept is described of how a laser based manufacturing centre, comprised of a number of individual process cells, together with integrated pre and post SPF/DB operations, would work and the benefits that would result. The concept is based on four considerations. Firstly, that it is essential to heat the material directly and quickly. Secondly, the environment must be completely inert so that there is no contamination of components. Thirdly, the complete process of diffusion bonding must only entail the use of laser(s). Lastly, established laser activities such as cutting, welding, hole drilling or trepanning and the removal of surplus material, must be integrated into the process. In addition, the envisaged cells need to be modular in concept so industry can acquire capital plant progressively, thereby spreading the cost over time. (orig.)

  11. Creep study of mechanisms involved in low-temperature superplasticity of UFG Ti-6Al-4V processed by SPD

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    Kral, Petr, E-mail: pkral@ipm.cz [Institute of Physics of Materials, ASCR, Zizkova 22, CZ -61662 Brno (Czech Republic); CEITEC – IPM ASCR, v.v.i., Zizkova 22, CZ-61662 Brno (Czech Republic); Dvorak, Jiri [Institute of Physics of Materials, ASCR, Zizkova 22, CZ -61662 Brno (Czech Republic); CEITEC – IPM ASCR, v.v.i., Zizkova 22, CZ-61662 Brno (Czech Republic); Blum, Wolfgang [Inst. f. Werkstoffwissenschaften, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, D-91058 Erlangen (Germany); Kudryavtsev, Egor; Zherebtsov, Sergey; Salishchev, Gennady [Belgorod State University, Laboratory of Bulk Nanostructured Materials, Pobeda Str. 85, 308015 Belgorod (Russian Federation); Kvapilova, Marie; Sklenicka, Vaclav [Institute of Physics of Materials, ASCR, Zizkova 22, CZ -61662 Brno (Czech Republic); CEITEC – IPM ASCR, v.v.i., Zizkova 22, CZ-61662 Brno (Czech Republic)

    2016-06-15

    The deformation kinetics of ultrafine-grained Ti-6Al-4V with mean (sub)grain size about 150 nm (produced by isothermal multiaxial forging) and superplastic properties at the relatively low temperature of 873 K was investigated in compression and tension over a large range of strain rates from 10{sup −7} to 10{sup −2} s{sup −1}. Electron microscopic observations showed that the grains coarsen during deformation towards the quasi-stationary spacing w{sub qs} of strain induced boundaries. In spite of the grain coarsening the grains were generally smaller than w{sub qs} allowing high-angle boundaries to dominate the quasi-stationary strength. Texture measurements indicate that dislocation glide plays a large role in deformation. Glide in this alloy is significantly influenced by solid solution strengthening leading to a stress sensitivity of strain rate of n = 3. The present ultrafine-grained Ti alloy displays a stress sensitivity exponent n = 2 over an extended stress range where its superplastic behavior is optimal. While the deformation kinetics of present ultrafine-grained Ti alloy can be roughly explained by the traditional formula for superplastic flow, the significant discrepancy to the measured values suggests that solid solution strengthening must be taken into account to get a complete insight. - Highlights: • The UFG Ti-6Al-4V alloy behaves superplastically at low temperature of 873 K. • Grain coarsening at low stresses limits superplasticity of UFG Ti alloy. • Solute strengthening plays an important role in low-temperature superplasticity. • Acceleration of creep in UFG Ti alloy is caused by processes related to hab.

  12. Superplastic behaviour of AZ91 magnesium alloy processed by high-pressure torsion

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    Al-Zubaydi, Ahmed S.J., E-mail: asaz1e11@soton.ac.uk [Materials Research Group, Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ (United Kingdom); Branch of Materials Science, Department of Applied Sciences, University of Technology, Baghdad (Iraq); Zhilyaev, Alexander P. [Institute for Problems of Metals Superplasticity, Russian Academy of Sciences, Khalturina 39, Ufa 450001 (Russian Federation); Wang, Shun C.; Reed, Philippa A.S. [Materials Research Group, Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ (United Kingdom)

    2015-06-18

    An investigation has been conducted on the tensile properties of a fine-grained AZ91 magnesium alloy processed at room temperature by high pressure torsion (HPT). Tensile testing was carried out at 423 K, 473 K and 573 K using strain rates from 1×10{sup −1} s{sup −1} to 1×10{sup −4} s{sup −1} for samples processed in HPT for N=1, 3, 5 and 10 turns. After testing was completed, the microstructures were investigated by scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive spectroscopy. The alloy processed at room temperature in HPT exhibited excellent superplastic behaviour with elongations higher than elongations reported previously for fine-grained AZ91 alloy produced by other severe plastic deformation processes, e.g. HPT, ECAP and EX-ECAP. A maximum elongation of 1308% was achieved at a testing temperature of 573 K using a strain rate of 1×10{sup −4} s{sup −1}, which is the highest value of elongation reported to date in this alloy. Excellent high-strain rate superplasticity (HSRSP) was achieved with maximum elongations of 590% and 860% at temperatures of 473 K and 573 K, respectively, using a strain rate of 1×10{sup −2} s{sup −1}. The alloy exhibited low-temperature superplasticity (LTSP) with maximum elongations of 660% and 760% at a temperature of 423 K and using strain rates of 1×10{sup −3} s{sup −1} and 1×10{sup −4} s{sup −1}, respectively. Grain-boundary sliding (GBS) was identified as the deformation mechanism during HSRSP, and the glide-dislocation creep accommodated by GBS dominated during LTSP. Grain-boundary sliding accommodated with diffusion creep was the deformation mechanism at high test temperature and slow strain rates. An enhanced thermal stability of the microstructure consisting of fine equiaxed grains during deformation at elevated temperature was attributed to the extremely fine grains produced in HPT at room temperature, a high volume fraction of nano β-particles, and the formation of β-phase filaments.

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

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    Lesuer, D.R.; Syn, C.K.; Sherby, O.D. (eds.)

    1998-01-01

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

  14. Ultrasonic C-scanning imaging inspection of superplastic solid-state welded joint quality

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    张柯柯; 陈怀东; 杨蕴林; 薛锦

    2002-01-01

    Based on a large amount of dissection at welded interface and quantitative microscopic examination of welded rate, the suitable limit grey scale value was determined, and the welded rate of superplastic solid-state welding interface of heterogeneous steel was systematically studied by means of self-made ultrasonic C-scanning imaging inspection system. The experimental results show: the welded state of superplastic solid-state welding interface of heterogeneous steel can be conducted to be more accurately, reliably and quickly inspected by means of this system, and the ultrasonic testing results are good consistent with actual examination results of the interface defective distribution. Within the extent of the suitble welded rate,the welded rate in 40Cr/T10A superplastic welding process tested by this system is linear with its tensile strength of joint.

  15. Integrated Manufacturing of Aerospace Components by Superplastic Forming Technology

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    Ju Min Kyung

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Aerospace vehicle requires lightweight structures to obtain weight saving and fuel efficiency. It is known that superplastic characteristics of some materials provide significant opportunity for forming complicated, lightweight components of aerospace structure. One of the most important advantages of using superplastic forming process is its simplicity to form integral parts and economy in tooling[1]. For instance, it can be applied to blow-forming, in which a metal sheet is deformed due to the pressure difference of hydrostatic gas on both sides of the sheet. Since the loading medium is gas pressure difference, this forming is different from conventional sheet metal forming technique in that this is stress-controlled rather than strain and strain rate controlled. This method is especially advantageous when several sheet metals are formed into complex shapes. In this study, it is demonstrated that superplastic forming process with titanium and steel alloy can be applied to manufacturing lightweight integral structures of aerospace structural parts and rocket propulsion components. The result shows that the technology to design and develop the forming process of superplastic forming can be applied for near net shape forming of a complex contour of a thrust chamber and a toroidal fuel tank.

  16. Influence of fluoridation on the strength of superplastic Zn-21Al-2Cu alloy deformed in a saline medium

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    Elizalde-Torres, J.; Torres-Villasenor, G. [UNAM, Mexico Distrito Federal (Mexico); Sandoval-Jimenez, A. [Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares, Mexico Distrito Federal (Mexico)

    1999-04-09

    The interest in Zi-Al-Cu alloys has intensified in recent years because they possess the highest known yield strengths among the entire series of Zn-Al superplastic alloys. The superplastic materials are generally fine-grained materials and the deformation is associated with the grain boundary processes. Because of this, the superplastic alloys are exposed to a potential danger of intergranular stress corrosion cracking under susceptible service conditions. Consequently, the study of enhancing the strength and increasing the corrosion resistance of the material at room temperature is an important research area. Fluorine passivation technology of metal surfaces (fluoridation) has been proved to be very effective in the protection of several metals such as austenitic stainless steel and aluminum. In the present investigation the superplastic Zn-Al-Cu alloy has been studied to evaluate the effects of fluoridation and the stress corrosion damage.

  17. Ultrafine-grained magnesium–lithium alloy processed by high-pressure torsion: Low-temperature superplasticity and potential for hydroforming

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    Matsunoshita, Hirotaka [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 819-0395 (Japan); Edalati, Kaveh, E-mail: kaveh.edalati@zaiko6.zaiko.kyushu-u.ac.jp [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 819-0395 (Japan); WPI, International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research (WPI-I2CNER), Kyushu University, Fukuoka 819-0395 (Japan); Furui, Mitsuaki [Graduate School of Science and Engineering for Research, University of Toyama, Toyama 930-8555 (Japan); Horita, Zenji [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 819-0395 (Japan); WPI, International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research (WPI-I2CNER), Kyushu University, Fukuoka 819-0395 (Japan)

    2015-07-29

    A Mg–Li alloy with 8 wt% Li was processed by severe plastic deformation (SPD) through the process of high-pressure torsion (HPT) to achieve ultrafine grains with an average grain size of ~500 nm. Tensile testing with an initial strain rate of 10{sup −3} s{sup −1} showed that the alloy exhibited superplasticity at a temperature of 323 K or higher. Tensile testing in boiling water confirmed that the specimens were elongated to 350–480% at 373 K under the initial strain rates of 10{sup −3} s{sup −1} to {sup 1}0{sup −2} s{sup −1} with a strain rate sensitivity of ~0.3. The current study suggests that not only superplastic forming but also superplastic hydroforming should be feasible after the grain refinement using the HPT method.

  18. History of ultrahigh carbon steels

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    Wadsworth, J.; Sherby, O.D.

    1997-06-20

    The history and development of ultrahigh carbon steels (i.e., steels containing between 1 and 2.l percent C and now known as UHCS) are described. The early use of steel compositions containing carbon contents above the eutectoid level is found in ancient weapons from around the world. For example, both Damascus and Japanese sword steels are hypereutectoid steels. Their manufacture and processing is of interest in understanding the role of carbon content in the development of modern steels. Although sporadic examples of UHCS compositions are found in steels examined in the early part of this century, it was not until the mid-1970s that the modern study began. This study had its origin in the development of superplastic behavior in steels and the recognition that increasing the carbon content was of importance in developing that property. The compositions that were optimal for superplasticity involved the development of steels that contained higher carbon contents than conventional modern steels. It was discovered, however, that the room temperature properties of these compositions were of interest in their own right. Following this discovery, a period of intense work began on understanding their manufacture, processing, and properties for both superplastic forming and room temperature applications. The development of superplastic cast irons and iron carbides, as well as those of laminated composites containing UHCS, was an important part of this history.

  19. Superplasticity and superplastic forming of ceramics

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    Nieh, T.G.; Wadsworth, J.

    1994-05-01

    Recent advances in the basic understanding of superplasticity and superplastic forming of ceramics are reviewed. Deformation mechanisms as well as microstructural requirements for superplastic ceramics are discussed. Microstructural effects, such as grain size, dynamic grain growth, and the presence of grain-boundary liquid phases, on the superplastic properties and deformation behavior of ceramics are addressed. Superplastic forming, and particularly biaxial gas-pressure forming, of several ceramics, including YTZP and Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}/YTZP, is also presented. The forming behavior of these ceramics is correlated with that obtained from conventional uniaxial tests. Examples of concurrent superplastic forming and diffusion bonding (SPF/DB) of metal-ceramic hybrids are given.

  20. Effects of Heating Rate on the Process Parameters of Superplastic Forming for Zr55Cu30Al10Ni5

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    YANG Fan; SHI Tielin; LIAO Guanglan

    2014-01-01

    We investigated the effects of heating rate on the process parameters of superplastic forming for Zr55Cu30Al10Ni5 by differential scanning calorimetry. The continuous heating and isothermal annealing analyses suggested that the temperatures of glass transition and onset crystallization are heating rate-dependent in the supercooled liquid region. Then, the time-temperature-transformation diagram under different heating rates indicates that increasing the heating rate can lead to an increase of the incubation time at the same anneal temperature in the supercooled liquid region. Based on the Arrhenius relationship, we discovered that the incubation time increases by 1.08-1.11 times with double increase of the heating rate at the same anneal temperature, and then verified it by the data of literatures and the experimental results. The obtained curve of the max available incubation time reveals that the incubation time at a certain anneal temperature in the supercooled liquid region is not infinite, and will increase with increasing heating rate until this temperature shifts out of the supercooled liquid region because of exceeding critical heating rate. It is concluded that heating rate must be an important processing parameter of superplastic forming for Zr55Cu30Al10Ni5.

  1. Effects of friction stir processing on the microstructure and superplasticity of in situ nano-ZrB2/2024Al composite

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    Yutao Zhao; Xizhou Kai; Gang Chen; Weili Lin; Chunmei Wang

    2016-01-01

    In this study, in situ nano-ZrB2/2024Al composites fabricated from 2024Al–K2ZrF6–KBF4 system were processed by friction stir processing (FSP) to achieve superplasticity of the composites. And the effects of particle contents (1 wt%, 3 wt%, 5 wt%), matrix grain size (micron or sub-micron), strain rates (5 × 10¯3 s¯1, 1 × 10¯2 s¯1, 2 × 10¯2 s¯1) and deformation temperatures (400 K, 480 K, 600 K, 700 K, 750 K) on the superplasticity of the composites were investigated. After the friction stir processing, the coarse grains of the cast composites with matrix grain size of about 80–100 μm and nano-ZrB2 reinforcement size of 30–100 nm were crushed into small grains about 1 μm in size, and the uniformity of the nano-ZrB2 reinforcements was also improved. And under the same superplastic tensile testing condition at the temperature of 750 K and strain rate of 5 × 10¯3 s¯1, the FSP nano 3 wt%ZrB2/2024Al composite exhibited an superplastic elongation of 292.5%, while the elongation of the corresponding cast composite was only less than 100%. Meanwhile, the m values of the FSP composites were always higher than the cast composites, especially the FSP composites with 3 wt% particles has the m value of 0.5321 i.e., the FSP composites should had better superplastic properties than cast ones. Furthermore, the FSP composites had higher apparent deformation activation energy (Q) than that of the lattice diffusion of pure aluminium, indicating that the deformation mechanisms of the FSP composites should be grain boundary sliding mechanisms.

  2. Low Temperature Superplasticity of Ti-6Al-4V Processed by Warm Multidirectional Forging (Preprint)

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    2012-07-01

    using a JEOL JEM-2100FX transmission electron microscope (TEM) and a Quanta 600 field-emission-gun scanning-electron microscope (SEM). Results and...factor of three compared to the initial condition (Fig. 2b). A backscattered electron ( BSE ) image revealed the distribution of the  phase in the...a) BSE image of Ti-6Al-4V after annealing at Т=550С for 0.5 hour and (b) grain size as a function of soak time at 550C. Superplastic Behavior

  3. Numerical simulation of industrial superplastic forming. Final report

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    Haberman, K.S.; Bennett, J.G.; Piltch, M.S.

    1996-11-01

    Superplastic forming (SPF) is a metal forming process that allows a variety of components with very complex geometries to be produced at a fraction of the cost of conventional machining. The industrial superplastic forming process can be optimized with the application of the finite element method to predict the optimal pressure schedules, overall forming time, and the final thickness distribution. This paper discusses the verification and applications of NIKE3D in 4 optimizing the industrial superplastic forming process.

  4. Influence of carbon content on superplastic behaviour in Ti and B doped Cr-Mo steels; Ti, B tenka kuromu moribudenko no chososei ni oyobosu tanso gan`yuryo no eikyo

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    Aramaki, M.; Nakai, O.; Onodera, R.; Higashida, K. [Kyushu University, Fukuoka (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1997-12-01

    Superplasticity has been investigated in various ferrous alloys and steels. However, in these materials, especially in the hypoeutectoid steel bellow A1 temperature, the relationship between the content of carbon and elongation to failure is not obvious. In the present investigation, the influence of carbon content on superplastic behaviour is studied using carbon steels based on Cr-Mo steel. In order to obtain the fine grain structure, a small amount of Ti and B were added and the content of carbon was controlled to be in the range of 0.24% to 0.83%. The largest value of elongation to failure was 644% which was obtained by the tensile test of the specimen containing 0.58% carbon. The temperature and strain rate at which the maximum value was obtained were 710degC and 5 times 10{sup -4}s{sup -1}, respectively. Of all the specimens, this. specimen had the minimum grain size. Moreover, the area fraction of carbide took the maximum value at the temperature where the largest elongation value was obtained. These results show that the addition of carbon has an effect on grain refinement by formation of carbide, but excess amounts of carbons (>0.6%) bring about premature failure because of coarse microstructure and larger carbide. 17 refs., 9 figs., 1 tab.

  5. Effects of friction stir processing on the microstructure and superplasticity of in situ nano-ZrB2/2024Al composite

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    Yutao Zhao

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available In this study, in situ nano-ZrB2/2024Al composites fabricated from 2024Al–K2ZrF6–KBF4 system were processed by friction stir processing (FSP to achieve superplasticity of the composites. And the effects of particle contents (1 wt%, 3 wt%, 5 wt%, matrix grain size (micron or sub-micron, strain rates (5×10−3 s−1, 1×10−2 s−1, 2×10−2 s−1 and deformation temperatures (400 K, 480 K, 600 K, 700 K, 750 K on the superplasticity of the composites were investigated. After the friction stir processing, the coarse grains of the cast composites with matrix grain size of about 80–100 μm and nano-ZrB2 reinforcement size of 30–100 nm were crushed into small grains about 1 μm in size, and the uniformity of the nano-ZrB2 reinforcements was also improved. And under the same superplastic tensile testing condition at the temperature of 750 K and strain rate of 5×10−3 s−1, the FSP nano 3 wt%ZrB2/2024Al composite exhibited an superplastic elongation of 292.5%, while the elongation of the corresponding cast composite was only less than 100%. Meanwhile, the m values of the FSP composites were always higher than the cast composites, especially the FSP composites with 3 wt% particles has the m value of 0.5321 i.e., the FSP composites should had better superplastic properties than cast ones. Furthermore, the FSP composites had higher apparent deformation activation energy (Q than that of the lattice diffusion of pure aluminium, indicating that the deformation mechanisms of the FSP composites should be grain boundary sliding mechanisms.

  6. The Neighbor Switching Mechanism of Superplastic Deformation

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    Sherwood, David John

    At one time the notion that crystal plasticity resulted from the simultaneous motion of lattice planes over one another was entertained. This idea was displaced by the concept that relative atomic motions occur sequentially when dislocations move through the crystal. Similarly, McLean suggested that grains switch neighbors sequentially in a polycrystalline material undergoing superplastic flow. Morral and Ashby observed that the neighbor switching reactions in a froth occurred at irregular cells, and that these irregularities were associated with dislocations in the cellular array. They introduced cellular dislocation glide as a model for superplastic flow, and suggested that if the concentration of these defects required to make the froth flow increased with the flow stress, then the froth would have a non-Newtonian viscosity, like many superplastic materials. Cahn and Padawer pointed out that cellular dislocation climb was used as a model for grain growth by Hillert; this process results in the elimination of cells from the froth. Sato, Kuribayashi and Horiuchi used cellular dislocation climb to model both grain motion and the deformation-enhanced grain growth which can accompany superplastic flow. Here, the neighbor switching mechanism of superplastic deformation is developed as a topic in dislocation theory. The compatibility theory of dislocations is developed at an introductory level with exterior calculus. "Compatibility" of a cellular array corresponds to statements, a la Rivier, about the distribution of edges amongst the cells. The theory of dislocation motion, or crystal plasticity, is also developed with exterior calculus. Morral and Ashby's constitutive relationship for superplastic flow is analyzed and two models for deformation-enhanced grain growth are developed. The constitutive relationship and grain growth kinetics for superplastic flow are illustrated by modelling the behavior exhibited by single phase (Sn-1% Bi) and quasi -single phase (7475 Al

  7. Ultrahigh Carbon Steels

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    Sherby, O. D.; Oyama, T.; Kum, D. W.; Walser, B.; Wadsworth, J.

    1985-06-01

    Recent studies and results on ultrahigh carbon (UHC) steels suggest that major development efforts on these steels are timely and that programs to evaluate prototype structural components should be initiated. These recent results include: the development of economical processing techniques incorporating a divorced eutectoid transformation, the improvement of room temperature strength and ductility by heat treatment, the enhancement of superplastic properties through dilute alloying with silicon, and the attainment of exceptional notch impact strength in laminated UHC steel composites manufactured through solid state bonding. The unique mechanical properties achieved in UHC steels are due to the presence of micron-size fer-rite grains and ultrafine spheroidized carbides.

  8. Rheology of Superplastic Ceramics

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    2001-01-01

    Constitutive equation of rheglogy describing a phenomenological level of superplastic deformation as functional correlation between tensor components of stress and strain rate has been analyzed for the case of superplastic ceramic flow. Rheological properties of material are taken into account by means of scalar rheological coefficients of shear and volume viscosity, which are functions of temperature, effective stress (or strain rate) and density of material.

  9. Structural changes in corrosion-resistant steel 03Kh26N6T with initial anisotropy

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    Akhmed Fuad, M. F.; Tsepin, M. A.; Lobach, A. A.; Smirnov, O. M.

    1991-09-01

    Resultant analytic curves (2) and (3) are an accurate mathematical model describing the anisotropy characteristics in steel 03Kh26N6T and their variation during superplastic deformation. In this case, the phenomenological laws governing structural changes are based on fully defined physical notions concerning the diffusion nature of the processes that take place in this case. Analysis of the structural changes in the steel with initial metallographic anisotropy indicates that in designing and calculating processes involving the superplastic deformation of hollow articles formed from sheet blanks, it is necessary to consider the different magnitude of the structural components in the characteristic directions and, accordingly, the different rate of structural changes. This may determine to a significant degree both the quality of the components produced (for example, variations in thickness) and variations in the optimal superplastic-deformation regime. The new quantitative data on steel anisotropy, which were obtained in this study, should be considered in developing mathematical models of the superplastic deformation process, which describe the shape variation of structurally sensitive materials with a high accuracy. It is obvious that to determine the range of optimal temperature-rate coditions of superplasticity, the relationships presented in the study make it possible to assess the activation energy of structural variations and, in turn, to ascertain not only the controlling mechanisms of superplastic deformation but also to solve the temperature problem of selecting the SPD regime.

  10. Grain boundary dynamics in ceramics superplasticity

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    Wakai, E.

    2001-04-01

    Full Text Available Superplasticity refers to an ability of polycrystalline solids to exhibit exceptionally large elongation in tension. The application of superplasticity makes it possible to fabricate ceramic components by superplastic forming (SPF, concurrent with diffusion bonding, and superplastic sinter-forging just like superplastic metals. Furthermore the superplastic deformation plays an important role in stress-assisted densification processes such as hot isostatic pressing (HIP and hot pressing (HP. The ceramics superplasticity has been one of intensive research fields in the last decade. Although most of reports are still limited to those of zirconia[1], new developments have been achieved in superplasticity of Si3N4 and SiC in recent years. It is clearly demonstrated that the superplasticity is one of the common natures of fine-grained ceramics and nanocrystalline ceramics at elevated temperatures.

    La superplaticidad se refiere a la capacidad que posee un sólido policristalino de presentar alargamientos excepcionalmente elevados en tracción. La aplicación de la superplasticidad hace posible la fabricación de componentes cerámicos por conformado superplástico, soldadura por difusión y forja-sinterizado superplástica, igual que en metales superplásticos. Además, la deformación superplástica tiene un rol importante en los procesos de densificación asistidos por tensiones, tales como la compactación isostática en caliente y el prensado en caliente. Las cerámicas superplásticas han sido uno de los campos donde se ha realizado una investigación más intensa en la última década. Aunque, la mayoría de los informes se limitan a la circonia[1] se han alcanzado nuevos desarrollos en superplasticidad de Si3N4 y SiC. Está claramente demostrado que la superplasticidad es una propiedad intrínseca de las cerámicas de pequeño tamaño de grano y de las cer

  11. Gas-pressure forming of superplastic ceramic sheet

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    Nieh, T.G.; Wadsworth, J.

    1993-06-24

    Superplasticity in ceramics has now advanced to the stage that technologically viable superplastic deformation processing can be performed. In this paper, examples of biaxial gas-pressure forming of several ceramics are given. These include yttria stabilized, tetragonal zirconia (YTZP) a 20% alumina/YTZP composite, and silicon. In addition, the concurrent superplastic forming and diffusion bonding of a hybrid YTZP/C103 (ceramic-metal) structure are presented. These forming processes offer technological advantages of greater dimensional control and increased variety and complexity of shapes than is possible with conventional ceramic shaping technology.

  12. Friction Stir Processing of ODS and FM Steels

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    Kang, Suk Hoon; Chun, Young Bum; Noh, Sang Hoon; Jang, Jin Sung; Kim, Tae Kyu [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2013-10-15

    In ODS steels, it is well known that uniform nano-oxide dispersoids act as pinning points to obstruct dislocation and grain boundary motion, however, those advantages will be disappeared while the material is subjected to the high temperature of conventional fusion welding. Rotary friction welding, also referred to as friction stir welding (FSW), has shown great promise as a method for welding traditionally difficult to weld materials such as aluminum alloys. This relatively new technology has more recently been applied to higher melting temperature alloys such as steels, nickel-based and titanium alloys. Friction stir processing (FSP) is a method of changing the properties of a metal through intense, localized plastic deformation. FSW is the precursor of the FSP technique. When ideally implemented, this process mixes the material without changing the phase and creates a microstructure with fine, equiaxed grains. This homogeneous grain structure, separated by high-angle boundaries, allows some alloys to take on superplastic properties. In this study, FSW is used as a substitutive welding process between FMS tube and ODS parts. The dimension of tube is 7.0 OD, 0.5 T. During the FSW, dynamic-recrystallized grains are developed; the uniform oxides dispersion is preserved in the metal matrix. The microstructure and microtexture of the material near the stir zone is found to be influenced by the rotational behavior of the tool. The additive effect from FSP on sample surface is considered. Since the mechanical alloying (MA) and FSP commonly apply extreme shear deformation on materials, the dispersion of oxide particle in ODS steels is very active during both processes. Friction stir welding appears to be a very promising technique for the welding of FMS and ODS steels in the form of sheet and tube. FSW could successfully produce defect-free welds on FMS tubes and ODS ring assembly. FSW produces a fine grain structure consisting of ferrite and martensite, and the oxide

  13. Superplastic flow lubricates carbonate faults during earthquake slip

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    De Paola, Nicola; Holdsworth, Robert; Viti, Cecilia; Collettini, Cristiano; Faoro, Igor; Bullock, Rachael

    2014-05-01

    Tectonic earthquakes are hosted in the shallower portion of crustal fault zones, where fracturing and cataclasis are thought to be the dominant processes during frictional sliding. Aseismic shear in lower crust and lithospheric mantle shear zones is accomplished by crystal plasticity, including superplastic flow acting at low strain rates on ultrafine-grained rocks. Superplasticity has also been observed at high strain rates for a range of nano-phase alloys and ceramics, and could potentially occur in fine-grained geological materials, if deformed at high strain rates and temperatures. We performed a set of displacement-controlled experiments to explore whether superplastic flow can effectively weaken faults, and facilitate earthquake propagation. The experiments were performed on fine-grained synthetic gouges (63 lubrication mechanisms. When T ≥ 800 °C are attained, micro-textures diagnostic of diffusion-dominated grain boundary sliding are widespread within the slip zone, and suggest bulk superplastic flow. Flow stresses predicted by superplasticity constitutive laws at the slip zone temperatures, grain sizes and strain rates attained during the experiments match those we measured in the laboratory (μ = 0.16). We propose therefore that the activation of diffusion creep at high temperatures (T ≥ 800 °C) leads to slip zone-localised superplastic flow and that this causes the dynamic weakening of carbonate faults at seismic slip rates. Note, however, that both cataclasis and dislocation creep operating at lower temperatures, during the earlier stages of slip, are critical, precursory processes needed to produce the nanoscale grain sizes required to activate grainsize sensitive mechanisms during superplastic flow. Finally, the re-strengthening observed during the decelerating phase of deformation can be explained by the falling temperature "switching off" slip zone-localized superplasticity, leading to a return to frictional sliding. These results indicate

  14. Enhanced foaming of cellular metals by internal stress superplasticity

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    Kitazono, K.; Sato, E.; Kuribayashi, K. [The Inst. of Space and Astronautical Science, Kanagawa (Japan)

    2004-07-01

    Effects of internal stress superplasticity on solid-state foaming process were examined using Al-8.69Si alloy and pure zinc compacts produced by the powder metallurgical (P/M) route. Isothermal and thermal cycling compression creep behaviors revealed that composite CTE (coefficient of thermal expansion)-mismatch superplasticity was induced in P/M Al-Si alloy, however, no difference was shown in the solid-state foaming. On the other hand, the foaming rate of P/M zinc was enhanced by anisotropic CTE-mismatch superplasticity. The cell morphology of the foamed zinc has anisotropy due to the original powder compact produced by hot-extrusion. (orig.)

  15. Research on the diffusion bonding of superplastic magnesium alloy

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    于彦东; 张凯锋; 蒋大鸣; 郑海荣; 王刚

    2002-01-01

    The elevated temperature tensile experiments have been carried out on the magnesium alloy and results indicate that the magnesium alloy has excellent superplastic property. Gleebe-1500 testing machine was used in the diffusion bonding experiment on the superplastic magnesium alloy. Then, the shear strength of the joints under different conditions is obtained through shear testing and the optimum processing parameters for the diffusion bonding are achieved. By metallurgical microscope and scanning electron microscope (SEM), it is revealed that the micromechanism of diffusion bonding is the slide of grain boundaries caused by the growth of grains and atom diffusion of the superplastic magnesium alloy.

  16. High Fragmentation Steel Production Process

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    1984-01-01

    processes which might result in anamolies and to use the data to establish processing parameters for forging and machining operations. The first...from different vendors to investigate these variations. Another concern of this phase was the cooling method used by steel producers in the event of...10% coarse pearlite. There were no vivid white spots (which would indicate preci- pitated carbides) detected on the sample. The hardness and

  17. Biomedical Titanium alloy prostheses manufacturing by means of Superplastic and Incremental Forming processes

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    Piccininni Antonio

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The present work collects some results of the three-years Research Program “BioForming“, funded by the Italian Ministry of Education (MIUR and aimed to investigate the possibility of using flexible sheet forming processes, i.e. Super Plastic Forming (SPF and Single Point Incremental Forming (SPIF, for the manufacturing of patient-oriented titanium prostheses. The prosthetic implants used as case studies were from the skull; in particular, two different Ti alloys and geometries were considered: one to be produced in Ti-Gr23 by SPF and one to be produced in Ti-Gr2 by SPIF. Numerical simulations implementing material behaviours evaluated by characterization tests were conducted in order to design both the manufacturing processes. Subsequently, experimental tests were carried out implementing numerical results in terms of: (i gas pressure profile able to determine a constant (and optimal strain rate during the SPF process; (ii tool path able to avoid rupture during the SPIF process. Post forming characteristics of the prostheses in terms of thickness distributions were measured and compared to data from simulations for validation purposes. A good correlation between numerical and experimental thickness distributions has been obtained; in addition, the possibility of successfully adopting both the SPF and the SPIF processes for the manufacturing of prostheses has been demonstrated.

  18. The measurement of friction for superplastic forming of Ti-6Al-4V

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    Kelly, R.B.; Leen, S.B.; Pashby, I.R.; Kennedy, A.R. [School of M3EM, Univ. of Nottingham (United Kingdom)

    2004-07-01

    An experimental test for measuring the friction between Ti-6Al-4V sheet material and S310 stainless steel tool material at 900 C is presented. The test is intended for application to Ti-6Al-4V superplastic forming for the manufacture of aeroengine components. The work is motivated by the need for accurate, representative data for process modelling, where accurate simulation is critical to formed component dimensions. The results show a time dependency of friction. The effects of boron nitride density, applied normal load and die surface roughness are investigated. (orig.)

  19. Superplasticity of metals: phenomenology based on rheological properties and structural dynamics

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    Smirnov, O.M. [Moscow State Steel and Alloys Inst. (Russian Federation). Lab. of Superplastic Mater. Deformation

    1997-12-31

    Fine structure superplasticity (FSSP), high strain rate superplasticity (HSRSP) and phase transformation superplasticity (PTSP) as well as superplastic-like behaviour of some natural and industrial materials evidently belong to the same type of rheological behaviour i.e. non-linear viscoplastic flow. Temperature map has been proposed as a base for rheological analysis of various types of superplastic and superplastic-like flow of metallic materials. A phenomenological model has been developed to describe deformation of polycrystalline materials at elevated temperatures in a wide range of strain rates with respect to structure evolution during deformation. Rheological analysis of FSSP, HSRSP and PTSP materials along with a slurry during rheocasting shows similarities and peculiarities of superplastic and superplastic-like behaviour. The value of apparent viscosity seems to be an informative index for estimation of rheological and physical state of grain boundaries as a viscous phase and of polycrystalline material as a whole. A new process of impulse bulk forming is presented to show unique possibility of joining in one process two stages of a regular superplastic technology, i.e. preparation of ultrafine grain structure followed by HSRSP deformation. (orig.) 37 refs.

  20. Materials issues in some advanced forming techniques, including superplasticity

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    Wadsworth, J.; Henshall, G.A.; Nieh, T.G. [and others

    1995-08-22

    From mechanics and macroscopic viewpoints, the sensitivity of the flow stress of a material to the strain rate, i.e. the strain rate sensitivity (m), governs the development of neck formation and therefore has a strong influence on the tensile ductility and hence formability of materials. Values of strain rate sensitivity range from unity, for the case of Newtonian viscous materials, to less than 0.1 for some dispersion strengthened alloys. Intermediate values of m = 0.5 are associated with classical superplastic materials which contain very fine grain sizes following specialized processing. An overview is given of the influence of strain rate sensitivity on tensile ductility and of the various materials groups that can exhibit high values of strain rate sensitivity. Recent examples of enhanced formability (or extended tensile ductility) in specific regimes between m = 1 and m = 0.3 are described, and potential areas for commercial exploitation are noted. These examples include: internal stress superplasticity, superplastic ceramics, superplastic intermetallics, superplastic laminated composites, superplastic behavior over six orders of magnitude of strain rate in a range of aluminum-based alloys and composites, and enhanced ductility in Al-Mg alloys that require no special processing for microstructural development.

  1. Micrograin Superplasticity: Characteristics and Utilization

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    Farghalli A. Mohamed

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Micrograin Superplasticity refers to the ability of fine-grained materials (1 µm < d < 10 μm, where d is the grain size to exhibit extensive neck-free elongations during deformation at elevated temperatures. Over the past three decades, good progress has been made in rationalizing this phenomenon. The present paper provides a brief review on this progress in several areas that have been related to: (a the mechanical characteristics of micrograin superplasticity and their origin; (b the effect of impurity content and type on deformation behavior, boundary sliding, and cavitation during superplastic deformation; (c the formation of cavity stringers; (d dislocation activities and role during superplastic flow; and (e the utilization of superplasticity.

  2. Finite Element Simulation in Superplastic forming of Friction Stir Welded Aluminium Alloy 6061-T6

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    P Ganesh

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Superplasticity in materials is the ability of materials to achieve large elongation only under specific conditions of temperature and strain rate. Superplastic Forming (SPF is an important industrial process that has found application in sheet metal forming in the aerospace and automotive industries. Friction Stir Welding (FSW is a solid state joining process that can alter the grain structure of the parent material. FSW process is an effective tool to refine the grain structure of the sheet metal and enhance their Superplasticity. Friction Stir Welding was used to join Superplastic AA 6061-T6 sheets. The Finite Element Simulation was performed for the Superplastic Forming of the Friction Stir Welded joints to evaluate the thinning and formability of AA 6061-T6 for hemispherical shape. The commercially available Finite Element Software ABAQUS was used to execute these simulations.

  3. Modeling microstructural evolution and the mechanical response of superplastic materials

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    Lesuer, D.R.; Syn, C.K.; Cadwell, K.L.; Preuss, C.S.

    1993-01-11

    A model has been developed that accounts for grain growth during, superplastic flow and its subsequent influence on stress-strain-strain rate behavior. These studies are experimentally based and have involved two different types of superplastic materials -- a quasi-single phase metal (Coronze 638) and a microduplex metal (ultrahigh-carbon steel - UHCS). In both materials the kinetics of strain-enhanced grain growth have been studied as a function of strain, strain rate and temperature. An equation for the rate of grain growth has been developed that incorporates the influence of temperature. The evolution of the grain size distribution during superplastic deformation has also been investigated. Our model integrates grain growth laws derived from these studies with two mechanism based, rate dependent constitutive laws to predict the stress-strainstrain rate behavior of materials during superplastic deformation. The influence of crain size distribution and its evolution with strain and strain rate on the stress-strain-strain rate behavior has been represented through the use of distributed parameters. The model can capture the stress-strain-strain rate behavior over a wide range of strains and strain rates with a single set of parameters. Many subtle features of the mechanical response of these materials can be adequately predicted.

  4. Influence of the steel scrap classes on the liquid steel output molten in electric steel processes

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    K. Janiszewski

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: This is why we have analysed in the paper, using statistical analysing methods, the influence of use in the electric arc furnace charges of steel scrap of different qualities on the index of liquid steel output from a melt.Design/methodology/approach: The used research methodology consists in analytical simulation of variations in mass of liquid steel obtained from melts differing in steel scrap content in the metallic charge and statistical analyses of industrial results acquired from the corresponding process documentation (so called melt cards.Findings: Basing on the analytical and statistical analyses carried out we have determine resulting variations in the liquid steel per melt ratios depending on the content of steel scrap in the metallic charge.Research limitations/implications: The research results obtained can be utilized in each steelmaking facility, which employs the Electric Steelmaking process, in order to “design” the metallic charge compositions, having in view the quality and economic aspects.Practical implications: The research results presented in the paper can be used for steel production of high purity steels.Originality/value: The results presented in this paper are directed to the steelmakers employing the Electric Steelmaking process and constitute the authors’ original study.

  5. Superplastic Forming and Diffusion Bonding of Titanium Alloys

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    A. K. Ghosh

    1986-04-01

    Full Text Available New and advanced fabrication methods for titanium components are emerging today to replace age-old fabrication processes and reduce component cost. Superplastic forming and diffusion bonding are two such advanced fabrication technologies which when applied individually or in combination can provide significant cost and weight benefits and a rather broad manufacturing technology base. This paper briefly reviews the state of understanding of the science and technology of super plastic forming of titanium alloys, and their diffusion bonding capability. Emphasis has been placed on the metallurgy of superplastic flow in two phase titanium alloys, the microstructural and external factors which influence this behaviour.

  6. Current assisted superplastic forming of titanium alloy

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    Wang Guofeng

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Current assisted superplastic forming combines electric heating technology and superplastic forming technology, and can overcome some shortcomings of traditional superplastic forming effectively, such as slow heating rate, large energy loss, low production efficiency, etc. Since formability of titanium alloy at room temperature is poor, current assisted superplastic forming is suitable for titanium alloy. This paper mainly introduces the application of current assisted superplastic forming in the field of titanium alloy, including forming technology of double-hemisphere structure and bellows.

  7. Process development of thin strip steel casting

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    Sussman, R.C.; Williams, R.S.

    1990-12-01

    An important new frontier is being opened in steel processing with the emergence of thin strip casting. Casting steel directly to thin strip has enormous benefits in energy savings by potentially eliminating the need for hot reduction in a hot strip mill. This has been the driving force for numerous current research efforts into the direct strip casting of steel. The US Department of Energy initiated a program to evaluate the development of thin strip casting in the steel industry. In earlier phases of this program, planar flow casting on an experimental caster was studied by a team of engineers from Westinghouse Electric corporation and Armco Inc. A subsequent research program was designed as a fundamental and developmental study of both planar and melt overflow casting processes. This study was arranged as several separate and distinct tasks which were often completed by different teams of researchers. An early task was to design and build a water model to study fluid flow through different designs of planar flow casting nozzles. Another important task was mathematically modeling of melt overflow casting process. A mathematical solidification model for the formation of the strip in the melt overflow process was written. A study of the material and conditioning of casting substrates was made on the small wheel caster using the melt overflow casting process. This report discusses work on the development of thin steel casting.

  8. Process development of thin strip steel casting

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    Sussman, R.C.; Williams, R.S.

    1990-12-01

    An important new frontier is being opened in steel processing with the emergence of thin strip casting. Casting steel directly to thin strip has enormous benefits in energy savings by potentially eliminating the need for hot reduction in a hot strip mill. This has been the driving force for numerous current research efforts into the direct strip casting of steel. The US Department of Energy initiated a program to evaluate the development of thin strip casting in the steel industry. In earlier phases of this program, planar flow casting on an experimental caster was studied by a team of engineers from Westinghouse Electric corporation and Armco Inc. A subsequent research program was designed as a fundamental and developmental study of both planar and melt overflow casting processes. This study was arranged as several separate and distinct tasks which were often completed by different teams of researchers. An early task was to design and build a water model to study fluid flow through different designs of planar flow casting nozzles. Another important task was mathematically modeling of melt overflow casting process. A mathematical solidification model for the formation of the strip in the melt overflow process was written. A study of the material and conditioning of casting substrates was made on the small wheel caster using the melt overflow casting process. This report discusses work on the development of thin steel casting.

  9. High Temperature Creep and Superplasticity in a Mg-Zn-Zr Alloy

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    S. Spigarelli; M. El Mehtedi; M. Regev; E. Gariboldi; N. Lecis

    2012-01-01

    Creep and superplasticity were investigated by testing a fine-grained extruded Mg–Zn–Zr magnesium alloy under a wide range of applied stress in the temperature range between 100 and 300 ℃. Grain boundary sliding became the dominating mechanism at 200 ℃, leading to a true superplastic behaviour at 300 ℃, where superplasticity was attained even under relatively high strain rates (5×10-3 s-1 ). By contrast, for lower temperatures, the straining process was controlled by dislocation climb. A comprehensive model, taking into account the simultaneous operation of the different mechanisms, was developed to describe the strain rate dependence on applied stress.

  10. Cavity coalescence in superplastic deformation

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    Stowell, M.J.; Livesey, D.W.; Ridley, N.

    1984-01-01

    An analysis of the probability distribution function of particles randomly dispersed in a solid has been applied to cavitation during superplastic deformation and a method of predicting cavity coalescence developed. Cavity size distribution data were obtained from two microduplex nickel-silver alloys deformed superplastically to various extents at elevated temperature, and compared to theoretical predictions. Excellent agreement occurred for small void sizes but the model underestimated the number of voids in the largest size groups. It is argued that the discrepancy results from a combination of effects due to non-random cavity distributions and to enhanced growth rates and incomplete spheroidization of the largest cavities.

  11. Metallurgical Characterization of Superplastic Forming

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    1980-09-01

    The trans - formation of constant-crosshead-speed stress-strain curves into constant-strain- rate curves is clearly not satisfactory because it is based...MILL-ANNEALED AND SUPERPLASTICALLY- FORMED CONDITIONS; FORMING TEMPERATURE - 949EPC (17400F). 01"tln Stoi rte yeld grasa Ultimate l to oret~lSri as...1975), p. 163. 7. G. Rai and N. J. Grant, "On the Measurermients of Superplasticity in an Al-Cu Alloy," Met. Trans . 6A, 385 (1975). 8. A. K, Mukherjee

  12. Theoretical Model of Transformation Superlastic Diffusion Bonding for Eutectoid Steel

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    2002-01-01

    Based on current theories of diffusion and creep cavity closure at high temperature, a theoretical analysis of phase transformation diffusion bonding for T8/T8 eutectoid steel is carried out. The diffusion bonding is mainly described as two-stage process: Ⅰ The interfacial cavity with shape change from diamond to cylinder.Ⅱ The radius of the cylindrical cavity are reduced and eliminated gradually. A new theoretical model is established for the process of transformation superplastic diffusion bonding (TSDB) ...

  13. Iron and steel industry process model

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    Sparrow, F.T.

    1978-07-01

    The model depicts expected energy-consumption characteristics of the iron and steel industry and ancillary industries for the next 25 years by means of a process model of the major steps in steelmaking from ore mining and scrap recycling to the final finishing of carbon, alloy, and stainless steel into steel products such as structural steel, slabs, plates, tubes, and bars. Two plant types are modelled: fully integrated mills and minimills. User-determined inputs into the model are: (a) projected energy materials prices for the horizon; (b) projected costs of capacity expansion and replacement; (c) energy conserving options - both operating modes and investments; (d) internal rate of return required on projects; and (e) growth in finished steel demand. Nominal input choices in the model are: DOE baseline projections for oil, gas, distillates, residuals, and electricity for energy, and 1975 actual prices for materials; actual 1975 costs; adding new technologies; 15% after taxes; and 1975 actual demand with 1.5% growth/year. Output of the model includes: energy use by type, by process, and by time period, both in total and intensity (Btu/ton); energy-conservation options chosen; and utilization rates for existing capacity, and the capacity expansion decisions of the model.

  14. Grain size control and superplasticity in 6013-type aluminum alloys

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    Troeger, Lillianne Plaster Whitelock

    Aluminum alloys have been the material of choice for aircraft construction since the 1930's. Currently, the automotive industry is also showing an increasing interest in aluminum alloys as structural materials. 6xxx aluminum alloys possess a combination of strength and formability which makes them attractive to both industries. In addition, 6xxx alloys are highly weldable, corrosion resistant, and low in cost as compared with the 2xxx and 7xxx aluminum alloys. Superplastic forming (SPF) is a manufacturing process which exploits the phenomenon of superplasticity in which gas pressure is used to form complex-shaped parts in a single forming operation. This reduces part counts and the need for fasteners and connectors, resulting in reduced product weight. Reduced product/vehicle weight improves fuel economy. Most alloys must be specially processed for superplasticity. Much research effort has been directed at the development of thermomechanical processes for the grain refinement of aluminum alloys by static or dynamic recrystallization. to induce superplasticity. While large numbers of studies have been conducted on 2xxx, 5xxx, 7xxx, and 8xxx aluminum alloys, very few studies have been focused on the grain refinement of 6xxx aluminum alloys for superplasticity. The current research describes a new thermomechanical process for application to 6xxx aluminum alloys for grain refinement and superplasticity. The process is shown to successfully refine and induce superplasticity in an Al-Mg-Si-Cu alloy which falls within the compositional limits of both 6013 and 6111. The grain refinement is by particle-stimulated nucleation of recrystallization. The microstructural evolution during the thermomechanical processing is characterized in terms of precipitate size, shape, distribution and composition; texture; recrystallization; and grain size, shape, and thermal stability. The new process produces a statically-stable, weakly-textured, equiaxed grain structure with an average

  15. Braze/Rebraze process for CRES steel

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    Silverman, C. E.

    1976-01-01

    Using induction brazing process with 8.5-Au/16.5-Cu/2.0-Ni braze alloy, joints in 21-6-9 CRES steel tubing can be reworked up to seven times, thus significantly reducing cost of fabrication, repair, and part replacement.

  16. Superplasticity in an Aluminum Alloy 6061/A12O3p Composite

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    2001-01-01

    The superplasticity of an Al2O3p/6061Al composite, fabricated by powder metallurgy techniques,has been investigated. Instead of any special thermomechanical processing or hot rolling, simple hot extrusion has been employed to obtain a fine grained structure before superplastic testing.Superplastic tensile tests were performed at strain rates ranging from 10-2 to 10-4 s-1 and at temperatures from 833 to 893 K. A maximum elongation of 200% was achieved at a temperature of 853 K and an initial strain rate of 1.67×10-3 s-1. The highest value obtained for the strain rate sensitivity index (m) was 0.32. Differential scanning calorimeter was used to ascertain the possibility of any partial melting in the vicinity of optimum superplastic temperature. These results suggested that no liquid phase existed where maximum elongation was achieved and deformation took place entirely in the solid state.

  17. Friction stir processing on carbon steel

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    Tarasov, Sergei Yu., E-mail: tsy@ispms.ru [Institute of Strength Physics and Materials Science SB RAS, Tomsk, 634055, Russia and National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, Tomsk, 634050 (Russian Federation); Melnikov, Alexander G., E-mail: melnikov-ag@tpu.ru [National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, Tomsk, 634050 (Russian Federation); Rubtsov, Valery E., E-mail: rvy@ispms.ru [Institute of Strength Physics and Materials Science SB RAS, Tomsk, 634055 (Russian Federation)

    2014-11-14

    Friction stir processing of medium carbon steel samples has been carried out using a milling machine and tools made of cemented tungsten carbide. Samples have been machined from 40 and 40X steels. The tools have been made in the shape of 5×5×1.5 mm and 3×3×1.5 mm tetrahedrons. The microstructure of stirred zone has been obtained using the smaller tool and consists of fine recrystallized 2-3 μm grains, whereas the larger tool has produced the 'onion-like' structures comprising hard quenched 'white' 500-600 MPa layers with 300-350 MPa interlayers of bainite needles. The mean values of wear intensity obtained after measuring the wear scar width were 0.02 mm/m and 0.001 mm/m for non-processed and processed samples, respectively.

  18. Innovative processing for improved electrical steel properties

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    Schneider, J; Barros-Lorenzo, J.; Infante-Danzo, I.; Verbeken, K.; Houbaert, Y.

    2010-01-01

    Electrical steel grades are the normal construction material for electrical motors and transformers because of their enhanced soft magnetic properties. One of the current trends in their production aims for increasing the silicon and/or aluminum concentration (above 3 wt %) to reduce magnetic losses through increased electrical resistivity. This is very difficult to realize by conventional processing, mainly because of cracking during cold rolling. An alternative production route is proposed ...

  19. Method of producing superplastic alloys and superplastic alloys produced by the method

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    Troeger, Lillianne P. (Inventor); Starke, Jr., Edgar A. (Inventor); Crooks, Roy (Inventor)

    2002-01-01

    A method for producing new superplastic alloys by inducing in an alloy the formation of precipitates having a sufficient size and homogeneous distribution that a sufficiently refined grain structure to produce superplasticity is obtained after subsequent PSN processing. An age-hardenable alloy having at least one dispersoid phase is selected for processing. The alloy is solution heat-treated and cooled to form a supersaturated solid solution. The alloy is plastically deformed sufficiently to form a high-energy defect structure useful for the subsequent heterogeneous nucleation of precipitates. The alloy is then aged, preferably by a multi-stage low and high temperature process, and precipitates are formed at the defect sites. The alloy then is subjected to a PSN process comprising plastically deforming the alloy to provide sufficient strain energy in the alloy to ensure recrystallization, and statically recrystallizing the alloy. A grain structure exhibiting new, fine, equiaxed and uniform grains is produced in the alloy. An exemplary 6xxx alloy of the type capable of being produced by the present invention, and which is useful for aerospace, automotive and other applications, is disclosed and claimed. The process is also suitable for processing any age-hardenable aluminum or other alloy.

  20. Morphology and structure of various phases at the bonding interface of Al/steel formed by explosive welding

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    Li; Hashimoto; Sukedai; Zhang; Zhang

    2000-01-01

    The bonding interface of explosively-welded aluminium and steel in three explosive conditions have been investigated by using scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, electron diffraction and electron probe microanalysis methods. The results show that all the interfaces have the shape of waves with curled front formed by process of superplasticity and some discontinuous reacted zones. They consist of amorphous and nano sized crystals and quasi-crystals as well as the compounds such as AlFe, Al2Fe, Al3Fe and Al6Fe with various shapes. The basal steel crystal near the interface has structure of martensite and perlite crystals which are deformed by the process of superplasticity. The size of reacted zone becomes large with increasing amount of explosive charge powder and separation of the driver Al plate from the basal steel plate.

  1. Super-plastic forming process of Zr-based bulk metallic glass%Zr基非晶合金超塑性成形工艺研究

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    廖广兰; 王俊; 喻强; 朱志靖

    2011-01-01

    采用感应耦合等离子体刻蚀工艺制备了微型硅模具,基于硅模具研究了非晶合金Zr41.25Ti13.75Ni10Cu12.5Be22.5的超塑性微零件成形工艺.采用差示扫描量热仪测定了Zr41.25Ti13.75Ni10Cu12.5Be22.5的过冷液相区间为360~440℃,在过冷液相区间热压成形非晶合金微零件、机械研磨去除零件飞边和采用40%的KOH溶液腐蚀去除硅模具,得到非晶合金微型零件.自主研制了成形设备,仿真分析与实验相结合,解决了成形过程中设备的温度控制问题,比较分析了不同温度下的成形结果,实验与仿真结果符合较好.在410℃条件下成功制备出模数0.03、齿数66和厚度500μm的微型内齿轮,齿形轮廓清晰,X射线衍射仪扫描结果显示该微齿轮为非晶结构,从而验证了采用该工艺制备微型零件的可行性.%Super-plastic micro-forming process of bulk metallic glasses Zr41.25Ti13.75Ni10Cu12.5Be22.5 utilizing micro silicon molds was investigated,where the micro silicon molds were fabricated by inductively coupled plasma etching.The super-cooled liquid region,360~440 ℃,was measured by differential scanning calorimeter.Micro components were thermoformed in the super-cooled liquid region.The flash of micro components was removed by mechanical grinding,and the silicon molds were resolved with 40% KOH.Forming equipment was developed on the basis of the super-plastic process,and the temperature-control was solved by simulation analysis and experiments.Subsequently,the forming results in different temperatures were analyzed,which confirmed the simulation results.Finally,an internal gear with 0.03 module,66 teeth and 500 μm thickness was obtained with good dimensional accuracy at 410 ℃.The gear had a relatively good profile with an amorphous structure proved by X-ray diffraction scanning,which substantiated the feasibility of the process.

  2. Innovative processing for improved electrical steel properties

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    Verbeken, K.; Infante-Danzo, I.; Barros-Lorenzo, J.; Schneider, J.; Houbaert, Y.

    2010-07-01

    Electrical steel grades are the normal construction material for electrical motors and transformers because of their enhanced soft magnetic properties. One of the current trends in their production aims for increasing the silicon and/or aluminum concentration (above 3 wt %) to reduce magnetic losses through increased electrical resistivity. This is very difficult to realize by conventional processing, mainly because of cracking during cold rolling. An alternative production route is proposed that raises the silicon and/or aluminum concentration by surface deposition of silicon and/or aluminum on a low-Si/low-Al steel substrate, e.g. by a short immersion in a molten Al-Si bath, followed by its diffusion into the bulk during subsequent annealing. This diffusion substantially modifies the microstructural features and therefore affects the mechanical and magnetic properties. Results of research efforts to optimize this production route and to understand the mechanisms and effects of the structural changes are presented and discussed. (Author).

  3. Processing of Ultralow Carbon Pipeline Steels with Acicular Ferrite

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    Furen XIAO; Mingchun ZHAO; Yiyin SHAN; Bo LIAO; Ke YANG

    2004-01-01

    Acicular ferrite microstructure was achieved for an ultralow carbon pipeline steel through the improved thermomechanical control process (TMCP), which was based on the transformation process of deformed austenite of steel.Compared with commercial pipeline steels, the experimental ultralow carbon pipeline steel possessed the satisfied strength and toughness behaviors under the current improved TMCP, although it contained only approximately 0.025% C, which should mainly be attributed to the microstructural characteristics of acicular ferrite.

  4. Superplastic forming gas pressure of titanium alloy bellows

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    王刚; 张凯锋; 陈军; 阮雪榆

    2004-01-01

    The complex superplastic forming (SPF) technology applying gas pressure and compressive axial load is an advanced forming method for titanium alloy bellows, whose forming process consists of the three main forming phases namely bulging, clamping and calibrating phase. The influence of forming gas pressure in various phases on the forming process was analyzed and the models of forming gas pressure for bellows were derived according to the thin shell theory and the plasticity deformation theory. Using the model values, taking a two-convolution DN250 Ti6Al-4V titanium alloy bellows as an example, a series of superplastic forming tests were performed to evaluate the influence of the variation of forming gas pressure on the forming process. According to the experimental results these models were corrected to make the forming gas pressures prediction more accurate.

  5. Developing of robot flexible processing system for shipbuilding profile steel

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    姚舜; 邱涛; 楼松年; 王宏杰

    2003-01-01

    A robot flexible processing system of shipbuilding profile steel was developed. The system consists of computer integrated control and robot. An off-line programming robot was used for marking and cutting of shipbuilding profile steel. In the system the deformation and position error of profile steel can be detected by precise sensors, and figure position coordinate error resulted from profile steel deformation can be compensated by modifying traveling track of robotic arm online. The practical operation results show that the system performance can meet the needs of profile steel processing.

  6. Superplasticity of Ti2448 Alloy with Nanostructured Grains

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    M.J. Xiao; Y.X. Tian; G.W. Mao; S.J. Li; Y.L. Hao; R. Yang

    2011-01-01

    Ti-24Nb-4Zr-8Sn, abbreviated as Ti2448 from its chemical composition in weight percent, is a multifunctional β type titanium alloy with body centered cubic (bcc) crystal structure, and its highly localized plastic deformation behavior contributes significantly to grain refinement during conventional cold processing. In the paper, the nanostructured (NS) alloy with grain size less than 50 nm produced by cold rolling has been used to investigate its superplastic deformation behavior by uniaxial tensile tests at initial strain rates of 1.5×10-2, 1.5×10-3 and 1.6×10-4 s-1 and temperatures of 600, 650 and 700℃. The results show that, in comparison with the coarse-grained alloy with size of 50 μm, the NS alloy has better superplasticity with elongation up to ~275% and ultimate strength of 50-100 Mpa. Strain rate sensitivity (m) of the NS alloy is 0.21, 0.30 and 0.29 for 600, 650 and 700℃, respectively. These results demonstrate that grain refinement is a valid way to enhance the superplasticity of Ti2448 alloy.

  7. Recrystallization and superplasticity at 300 C in an aluminum-magnesium alloy

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    Hales, S. J.; Mcnelley, T. R.; Mcqueen, H. J.

    1991-01-01

    Variations in thermomechanical processing (TMP) which regulate the microstructural characteristics and superplastic response of an Al-10Mg-0.1Zr alloy at 300 C were evaluated. Mechanical property data revealed that the superplastic ductility can be enhanced by simultaneously increasing the total rolling strain, the reduction per pass, and the duration of reheating intervals between passes during isothermal rolling. Texture and microscopy data were consistent with the development of a refined microstructure by recovery-dominated processes, i.e., continuous recrystallization, during the processing. The mechanisms by which a refined substructure can be progressively converted into a fine-grained structure during repeated cycles of deformation and annealing are addressed. A qualitative description of the complex sequence of developments leading to a microstructure better suited to support superplastic response is presented.

  8. Recrystallization and superplasticity at 300 °C in an aluminum-magnesium alloy

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    Hales, S. J.; McNelley, T. R.; McQueen, H. J.

    1991-05-01

    Variations in thermomechanical processing (TMP) which regulate the microstructural characteristics and superplastic response of an Al-lOMg-0.1Zr alloy at 300 °C were evaluated. Mechanical property data revealed that the superplastic ductility can be enhanced by simultaneously increasing the total rolling strain, the reduction per pass, and the duration of reheating intervals between passes during isothermal rolling. Texture and microscopy data were consistent with the development of a refined microstructure by recovery-dominated processes, i.e., continuous recrystallization, during the processing. The mechanisms by which a refined substructure can be progressively converted into a fine-grained structure during repeated cycles of deformation and annealing are addressed. A qualitative description of the complex sequence of developments leading to a microstructure better suited to support superplastic response is presented.

  9. An investigation of neutron irradiation test on superplastic zirconia-ceramic materials

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    Shibata, Taiju; Ishihara, Masahiro; Baba, Shinichi; Hayashi, Kimio [Japan Atomic Energy Research Inst., Oarai, Ibaraki (Japan). Oarai Research Establishment; Motohashi, Yoshinobu [Ibaraki Univ., Mito (Japan)

    2000-05-01

    A neutron irradiation test on superplastic ceramic materials at high temperature has been proposed as an innovative basic research on high-temperature engineering using the High Temperature Engineering Test Reactor (HTTR). For the effective execution of the test, we reviewed the superplastic deformation mechanism of ceramic materials and discussed neutron irradiation effects on the superplastic deformation process of stabilized Tetragonal Zirconia Polycrystal (TZP), which is a representative superplastic ceramic material. As a result, we pointed out that the decrease in the activation energy for superplastic deformation is expected by the radiation-enhanced diffusion. We selected a fast neutron fluence of 5x10{sup 20} n/cm{sup 2} and an irradiation temperature of about 600degC as test conditions for the first irradiation test on TZP and decided to perform a preliminary irradiation test by the Japan Materials Testing Reactor (JMTR). Moreover, we estimated the radioactivity of irradiated TZP and indicated that it is in the order of 10{sup 10} Bq/g (about 0.3 Ci/g) immediately after irradiation to a thermal neutron fluence of 3x10{sup 20} n/cm{sup 2} and that it decays to about 1/100 in a year. (author)

  10. Superplasticity in Aeroengine Titanium Alloy VT-9 and its Modified Compositions

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    Abhijit Dutta

    1986-04-01

    Full Text Available The alloy (Ti-6.5AL-3.3 Mo-1.6Zr-O.3Si is a Soviet composition designated VT-9. Excellent superplastic characteristics found by us in this alloy prompted us to explore the possibility of use of Si-free VT-9 in sheet form for superplastic forming. An optimum thermomechanical processing produced a microstructure that resulted in an elongation of 1700 per cent at a fairly high deformation rate (2 X 10-3 set-1. Thus, the same aeroengine alloy (VT-9 can be used for superplastically formed airframe parts in the Si-free condition. The present study also shows that for making the forming process commercially viable, deformation temperature could be lowered by temporarily alloying with hydrogen in a particular concentration range (0.1 to 0.2 wt per cent.

  11. Ultrahigh Carbon Steel.

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    1984-10-01

    Steels have been utilized to prepare compacted powders of white cast iron (2 to 3%C) which exhibit superplastic be- havior at 650 0C and which are ductile ...strength and ductility than many of these commercially-avail- able steels. In particular, austempered fine-grained UHC steels exhibit good co7,binations of... Ductility of Rapidly Solidified White Cast Irons ", Powd. Metall., 26 (1983), pp. 155-160. (29) L. E. Eiselstein, 0. A. Ruano, J. Wadsworth, and 0. D

  12. Experimental and FE simulation validation of sheet thickness optimization in superplastic forming of Al alloy

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    Kumaresan, G.; Jothilingam, A. [Anna University, Chennai (India)

    2016-07-15

    Superplasticity is the ability of a polycrystalline materials to exhibit very large elongations without necking prior to failure. In this paper, the superplastic forming potential of fine grained 7075 aluminium alloy was studied. The process parameters like pressure, forming time and initial sheet thickness were selected, using the design of experiments technique. The same condition of formation process was attempted in the finite element simulation using ABAQUS software. The deviation of the thickness distribution between the simulation and experiment was made and the variation lies within 8%.

  13. Nanostructure-based Processes at the Carbonizing Steels

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    L.I. Roslyakova

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The studies of nanostructure-based processes carburizing steels showed that oxidizing atmosphere when carburizing steel contains along with carbon dioxide (CO2 + C = 2CO molecular and atmospheric oxygen (O2 + 2C = 2CO; O + C = CO released from the carbonate ВаСОз during its thermal dissociation. Intensive formation of CO provides high carbonizing ability of carbonate-soot coating and steel.

  14. Thermomechanically-controlled Processing for Producing Ship-building Steels

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    B. Basu

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available The thermomechanically-controlled processing of a newly developed high-strength lowalloy steel has been designed in such a way that the problems, normally faced in producing thequench and tempered steels, have been mitigated and the final product (steel plates are available in as rolled condition rather than quench and tempered steels.A low-carbon, low-alloy steel having nickel, chromium, copper, niobium, boron, has been designed for ease of welding, improved weldability over the conventional steels, and responsiveto the thermomechanically-controlled processing. A number of laboratory-scale batches of the alloy were made with different combinations of thermomechanically-controlled processingparameters. The different thermomechanically-controlled processing parameters studied include (i slab-reheating temperature,~ (ii. def.orm ation above recrvstallisation temperature, (iiideformation below recrystallisation temperature, and (iv finish-rolling temperature. The thermomechanically-processed steel plates, under certain combinations of  thermomechanically-controlled ~rocessi-ne.o arameters. showed excellent combination of imvact and tensile n.r on. erties. In this paper, the microstructure-property correlation has been made to throw light on the type of microstructure required to obtain such superior package of mechanical properties. Further, the optimised laboratory-scale thermomechanically-controlled processing parameters, which were used to process newer hatches of the steel made through industrial route, have delivered encouraging results.

  15. Early stages of superplasticity and positron lifetime spectroscopy in an Al-Mg-Cu alloy

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    Ayciriex, M.D.; Romero, R.; Somoza, A. [Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires (Argentina). Instituto de Fisica de Materiales Tandil

    1996-07-01

    In the present paper, by using positron lifetime technique, a careful study is carried out to analyze the microstructural changes induced on samples of an Al-based commercial alloy (Al-Mg-Cu-Mn-Cr) by superplastic deformation in the early stages of superplastic behavior of the alloy (strain range from 0.2% to 100%). These results are compared with those obtained on specimens only heat treated at the same temperature and for a time equivalent to the elapsed time during each tensile test, in order to evaluate the thermal contribution to the microstructural changes induced during the superplastic deformation process. Moreover, the positron results were linked with the microstructural evolution of the samples followed by means of optical microscopy and Vickers microhardness technique.

  16. Investigation on the factors influencing the thickness distribution of superplastic-formed components

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    GAO Chong-yang; FANG You-tong

    2005-01-01

    In the superplastic sheet forming process, the uniformity of the sheet's final thickness distribution is vital for ensuring the good mechanical quality of the formed components. The influences of the component shape and the contact friction on the final thickness distribution were investigated in this work by using finite element method on a series of axisymmetric models. It was concluded that shape optimization and friction elimination are required to get uniform thickness distribution, and eventually to improve the mechanical quality of the formed components. The constitutive equation of the Ti-6A1-4V superplastic material was also determined on the basis of experimental data.

  17. Numerical simulation and experimental study on cavity growth in uniaxial tension of superplastic magnesium alloy

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    于彦东; 张凯锋; 郑海荣; 蒋大鸣

    2003-01-01

    The cavity growth was studied in uniaxial tension of superplastic magnesium alloy. An exponentially increasing cavity growth model was introduced into the numerical simulation effectively. A three-dimensional rigid visco-plastic finite element method (FEM) program was developed to predict the variation of radius and volume fraction of cavity. Experimental radius and volume fraction of cavity were determined based on the optical microscope observation and analyses. The values obtained by numerical simulation are perfectly in agreement with experimental results. The results are potentially helpful to designing the optimal processing parameters for superplastic forming of materials and to enhance their subsequent mechanical properties.

  18. Investigation on Superplasticity in SiCp/2024 Cold Rolling Sheet after Heat Treatment

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    Bol(u) XIAO; Zongyi MA; Jing BI

    2003-01-01

    High strain rate superplastic deformation behavior of powder metallurgy (PM) processed 17 vol. pct SiCp/2024 Al composite sheet after heat treatment was investigated over a range of temperature from 753 to 833 K. At 813 K,a maximum elongation of 259% was discovered at a strain rate of 10-1 s-1. The activation energy was closed to that for lattice diffusion of Al and increased at temperature upon incipient melting temperature. The mechanism of superplastic deformation for present composites was attributed to lattice diffusion controlled grain boundary sliding.

  19. Innovative processing for improved electrical steel properties

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    Schneider, J.

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Electrical steel grades are the normal construction material for electrical motors and transformers because of their enhanced soft magnetic properties. One of the current trends in their production aims for increasing the silicon and/or aluminum concentration (above 3 wt % to reduce magnetic losses through increased electrical resistivity. This is very difficult to realize by conventional processing, mainly because of cracking during cold rolling. An alternative production route is proposed that raises the silicon and/or aluminum concentration by surface deposition of silicon and/or aluminum on a low-Si/low-Al steel substrate, e.g. by a short immersion in a molten Al-Si bath, followed by its diffusion into the bulk during subsequent annealing. This diffusion substantially modifies the microstructural features and therefore affects the mechanical and magnetic properties. Results of research efforts to optimize this production route and to understand the mechanisms and effects of the structural changes are presented and discussed.Los aceros eléctricos se usan, normalmente, en la construcción de motores eléctricos y transformadores debido a sus suaves propiedades magnéticas. Una de las tendencias actuales es producir aceros con contenidos mayores de silicio y/o aluminio (por encima de un 3 %, en peso para reducir las pérdidas magnéticas a través del incremento de la resistividad eléctrica. Una de las desventajas de producir este tipo de aceros con altos contenidos de silicio y/o aluminio es el agrietamiento producido en el material durante el proceso de laminado en frío. Para incrementar el contenido de silicio y/o aluminio en aceros con bajos contenidos de estos elementos de aleación, se sugiere un procedimiento alternativo de producción que se basa, fundamentalmente, en depositar un recubrimiento rico en silicio y/o aluminio, en la superficie del acero. Por ejemplo, uno de los métodos utilizados es sumergir el material en una aleaci

  20. Superplastic Deformation of TC6 Alloy

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    DING Ling

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available The superplastic tensile tests of TC6 alloy were conducted in the temperature range of 800-900℃ by using the maximum m value superplasticity deformation (Max m SPD method and the constant strain rate deformation method at the strain rate range of 0.0001-0.1 s-1. The stress-strain curve of the tensile tests was obtained and the microstructure near the fracture were analyzed by metallographic microscope. The result shows that the superplasticity of TC6 alloy is excellent, and the elongation increases first and then decreases with the increase of strain rate or temperature. When the temperature is 850℃ and strain rate is 0.001 s-1 at constant stain rate tensile tests, the elongation reaches up to 993%. However, the elongation using Max m SPD method at 850℃ is 1353%. It is shown that the material can achieve better superplasticity by using Max m SPD tensile compared to constant stain rate tensile under the same temperature. The superplastic deformation of TC6 alloy can enhance the dynamic recrystallization behavior significantly, the dynamic recrystallization behavior is promoted when strain rate and temperature are increased.

  1. A high-strain-rate superplastic ceramic.

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    Kim, B N; Hiraga, K; Morita, K; Sakka, Y

    2001-09-20

    High-strain-rate superplasticity describes the ability of a material to sustain large plastic deformation in tension at high strain rates of the order of 10-2 to 10-1 s-1 and is of great technological interest for the shape-forming of engineering materials. High-strain-rate superplasticity has been observed in aluminium-based and magnesium-based alloys. But for ceramic materials, superplastic deformation has been restricted to low strain rates of the order of 10-5 to 10-4 s-1 for most oxides and nitrides with the presence of intergranular cavities leading to premature failure. Here we show that a composite ceramic material consisting of tetragonal zirconium oxide, magnesium aluminate spinel and alpha-alumina phases exhibits superplasticity at strain rates up to 1 s-1. The composite also exhibits a large tensile elongation, exceeding 1,050 per cent for a strain rate of 0.4 s-1. The tensile flow behaviour and deformed microstructure of the material indicate that superplasticity is due to a combination of limited grain growth in the constitutive phases and the intervention of dislocation-induced plasticity in the zirconium oxide phase. We suggest that the present results hold promise for the application of shape-forming technologies to ceramic materials.

  2. Energy Method in Stretch Reducing Process of Steel Tube

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    ZHANG Fang-ping; SUN Bin-yu; WANG Jian-mei

    2008-01-01

    According to the theories for stretch reducing process and steel tube plastic deformation,the energy method was used To mesh the rolled deformation zone of the steel tube into the upper limit elements,and an admissible velocity field was constructed to deduce a series of formulas of the inner virtual power consumption of deformed bodies.The rolling force during the stretch reducing process could be obtained by optimizing the upper limit power,which could provide guidelines for a proper choice of the stretch reducing process and devices for steel tube companies,as well as new products and devices.

  3. ASPECTS REGARDING MECHANICAL PROCESSING OF STEELS FOR MAGNETS, NDFEB BASED

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    MELANIA TĂMAŞ

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents experimental research concerning the behavior on cutting by turning of steels for magnets NdFeB based. In this context, cutting by rough turning of steels magnet neodymium and boron ferrite based were performed. Turning processing with the values of the cutting parameters recommended by European Union and Sandvik Coromant company rules, taking into account the chemical composition of the processed material and cutting tool were performed. The tables have been drawn up with different values of the cutting parameters. By comparing these data it can be concluded that steels for permanent magnets, NdFeB based have acceptable behavior, the process by rough turning. A full assessment of the optimization of the cutting by turning process of steels for permanent magnet, NdFeB base will result from subsequent experimental research that will take into account the wear of cutting tools and quality (roughness of processed surface.

  4. Optimization of Friction Welding Process Parameters for Joining Carbon Steel and Stainless Steel%Optimization of Friction Welding Process Parameters for Joining Carbon Steel and Stainless Steel

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    R Paventhan; P R Lakshminarayanan; V Balasubramanian

    2012-01-01

    Friction weIding is a solid state joining process used extensively currently owing to its advantages such as low heat input, high production efficiency, ease of manufacture, and environment friendliness. Materials difficult to be welded by fusion welding processes can be successfully welded by friction welding. An attempt was made to develop an empirical relationship to predict the tensile strength of friction welded AISI 1040 grade medium carbon steel and AISI 304 austenitic stainless steel, incorporating the process parameters such as friction pressure, forging pressure, friction time and forging time, which have great influence on strength of the joints. Response surface methodology was applied to optimize the friction welding process parameters to attain maximum tensile strength of the joint. The maximum tensile strength of 543 MPa could be obtained for the joints fabricated under the welding conditions of friction pressure of 90 MPa, forging pressure of 90 MPa, friction time of 6 s and forging time of 6 s.

  5. Recent Achievements in Developing Low Temperature and High Strain Rate Superplastic Materials

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    2001-01-01

    This paper is to briefly outline our recent activities in developing low temperature or high strain rate superplastic materials, including aircraft-used and general-purpose Al- and Mg-base alloys or composites, as well as Ti3Al base intermetallic alloys. The processing routes applied included the thermomechanical treatment, equal channel angular pressing and other extrusion or forging methods.

  6. Superplasticity and cavitation in an aluminum-magnesium alloy

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    Bae, Donghyun

    2000-10-01

    Fundamental issues related to the forming performance of superplastic metals include the mechanisms of flow and cavitation occurring during the forming process. Cavitation beyond a critical amount is damaging to the mechanical behavior of fabricated parts. Therefore, the role of process parameters which influence cavitation must be precisely documented and understood. In this study, (1) the mechanism of deformation, (2) cavity formation and growth, and (3) the effect of forming parameters on cavitation are systematically investigated in a fine grain Al-4.7%Mg-0.8%Mn-0.4%Cu alloy. The mechanical flow response of the alloy is characterized by a new type of step strain-rate test which preserves the initial microstructure of the alloy. Under isostructural condition, sigmoidal log s vs. log 3˙ relationship is determined and then analyzed by using a grain-mantle based quantitative model1 for superplastic flow. The activation energies in both grain-mantle creep and core creep are analyzed, and the overall controlling mechanism is found to be dislocation glide and climb. Grain-mantle creep rate in the low strain-rate region is found to be enhanced many times due to a high concentration of vacancies near grain boundaries. Cavitation caused by superplastic straining under uniaxial tension is evaluated by the SEM (for frame associated with superplastic deformation. In the model, faster cavity growth is predicted for lower m and for smaller cavity density when cavity stress fields are not overlapping. Observed cavitation quantitatively agrees with the present model, but diffusional growth is found to be too slow, which cannot explain the observed nanoscale void growth behavior. Another parameter affecting the degree of cavitation is the imposed stress-state. Cavity growth rate as well as cavity nucleation rate increase with the level of mean hydrostatic tension. For a fixed cavitation volume fraction, V, the principal surface strains, 31 and 32 , for the various stress

  7. Optimisation of the steel plant dust recycling process

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    Popescu, Darius-Alexandru; Hepuť, Teodor; Puťan, Vasile

    2016-06-01

    The widespread use of oxygen in the EAF steel-making process led to the increase of furnace productivity and reduction of specific energy consumption. Following the increase of the metal bath temperature, the brown smoke exhaust process is intensified, which requires mandatory gas treatment. The steel plant dust resulting from the treatment of waste gases is a manufacturing waste which must be recycled in the steel plant. Due to the fineness of the waste, when conducting the researches we processed it through pelletization. The processing of this waste aims not only its granulometric composition, but also the chemical composition (mainly the zinc content). After processing the data, we choose the optimal waste recycling technology based on the resistance of pellets and final content of zinc.

  8. Optimization of Steel Bar Manufacturing Process Using Six Sigma

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    NAEEM Khawar; ULLAH Misbah; TARIQ Adnan; MAQSOOD Shahid; AKHTAR Rehman; NAWAZ Rashid; HUSSAIN Iftikhar

    2016-01-01

    Optimization of a manufacturing process results in higher productivity and reduced wastes. Production parameters of a local steel bar manufacturing industry of Pakistan is optimized by using six Sigma-Define, measure, analyze, improve, and control- methodology. Production data is collected and analyzed. After analysis, experimental design result is used to identify significant factors affecting process performance. The significant factors are controlled to optimized level using two-level factorial design method. A regression model is developed that helps in the estimation of response under multi variable input values. Model is tested, verified, and validated by using industrial data collected at a local steel bar manufacturing industry of Peshawar(Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan). The sigma level of the manufacturing process is improved to 4.01 from 3.58. The novelty of the research is the identification of the significant factors along with the optimum levels that affects the process yield, and the methodology to optimize the steel bar manufacturing process.

  9. Optimization of steel bar manufacturing process using six sigma

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    Naeem, Khawar; Ullah, Misbah; Tariq, Adnan; Maqsood, Shahid; Akhtar, Rehman; Nawaz, Rashid; Hussain, Iftikhar

    2016-03-01

    Optimization of a manufacturing process results in higher productivity and reduced wastes. Production parameters of a local steel bar manufacturing industry of Pakistan is optimized by using six Sigma-Define, measure, analyze, improve, and controlmethodology. Production data is collected and analyzed. After analysis, experimental design result is used to identify significant factors affecting process performance. The significant factors are controlled to optimized level using two-level factorial design method. A regression model is developed that helps in the estimation of response under multi variable input values. Model is tested, verified, and validated by using industrial data collected at a local steel bar manufacturing industry of Peshawar(Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan). The sigma level of the manufacturing process is improved to 4.01 from 3.58. The novelty of the research is the identification of the significant factors along with the optimum levels that affects the process yield, and the methodology to optimize the steel bar manufacturing process.

  10. Superplastic forming of Al-Li alloys for lightweight, low-cost structures

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    Hales, Stephen J.; Wagner, John A.

    1991-01-01

    Superplastic forming of advanced aluminum alloys is being evaluated as an approach for fabricating low-cost, light-weight, cryogenic propellant tanks. Built-up structure concepts (with inherent reduced scrap rate) are under investigation to offset the additional raw material expenses incurred by using aluminum lithium alloys. This approach to fabrication offers the potential for significant improvements in both structural efficiency and overall manufacturing costs. Superplasticity is the ability of specially processed material to sustain very large forming strains without failure at elevated temperatures under controlled deformation conditions. It was demonstrated that superplastic forming technology can be used to fabricate complex structural components in a single operation and increase structural efficiency by as much as 60 percent compared to conventional configurations in skin-stiffened structures. Details involved in the application of this technology to commercial grade superplastic aluminum lithium material are presented. Included are identification of optimum forming parameters, development of forming procedures, and assessment of final part quality in terms of cavitation volume and thickness variation.

  11. Enhancement of Stainless Steel's Mechanical Properties via Carburizing Process

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    Ahmad, S.; Alias, S. K.; Abdullah, B.; Hafiz Mohd Bakri, Mohd.; Hafizuddin Jumadin, Muhammad; Mat Shah, Muhammad Amir

    2016-11-01

    Carburizing process is a method to disperse carbon into the steel surface in order to enhance its mechanical properties such as hardness and wear resistance. This paper study investigates the effect of carburizing temperature to the carbon dispersion layer in stainless steel. The standard AISI 304 stainless steel was carburized in two different temperatures which were 900°C and 950°C. The effect of carbon dispersion layers were observed and the results indicated that the increasing value of the average dispersion layer from 1.30 mm to 2.74 mm thickness was found to be related to increment of carburizing holding temperature . The increment of carbon thickness layer also resulted in improvement of hardness and tensile strength of carburized stainless steel.

  12. Corrosion behaviour of some conventional stainless steels in electrolyzing process

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    Amal NASSAR

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available In this study, attempts were made to increase the amount of hydrogen generated from the water electrolysis process. Some conventional stainless steels (316; 409; 410 and 430 were used as anode and cathode in electrolysis process. Further study was carried out on the corrosion trend in all the investigated metals. It is observed that the electrode material can effect on the amount of hydrogen generate by electrolyzing process and metal composition of the stainless steels effects on the rate of corrosion.

  13. Analytical method for promoting process capability of shock absorption steel

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    2003-01-01

    Mechanical properties and low cycle fatigue are two factors that must be considered in developing new type steel for shock absorption. Process capability and process control are significant factors in achieving the purpose of research and development programs. Often-used evaluation methods failed to measure process yield and process centering; so this paper uses Taguchi loss function as basis to establish an evaluation method and the steps for assessing the quality of mechanical properties and process control of an iron and steel manufacturer. The establishment of this method can serve the research and development and manufacturing industry and lay a foundation in enhancing its process control ability to select better manufacturing processes that are more reliable than decision making by using the other commonly used methods.

  14. Development of fine-grain size titanium 6Al–4V alloy sheet material for low temperature superplastic forming

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    Zhang, Tuoyang [State Key Laboratory of Powder Metallurgy, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan (China); Liu, Yong, E-mail: yonliu@csu.edu.cn [State Key Laboratory of Powder Metallurgy, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan (China); Sanders, Daniel G. [Boeing Research and Technology, Seattle, WA (United States); Liu, Bin; Zhang, Weidong; Zhou, Canxu [State Key Laboratory of Powder Metallurgy, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan (China)

    2014-07-01

    Fine-grained titanium 6Al–4V alloy, which typically has a grain size of about 1–2 μm, can be made to superplastic form at around 800 °C with special processing. The normal temperature for superplastic forming (SPF) with conventional titanium 6Al–4V sheet material is 900 °C. The lower temperature performance is of interest to the Boeing Company because it can be exploited to achieve significant cost savings in processing by reducing the high-temperature oxidation of the SPF dies, improving the heater rod life for the hot presses, increasing operator safety and replacing the chemical milling operation to remove alpha case contamination with a less intensive nitric hydrofluoric acid etchant (pickle). In this report, room temperature tensile tests and elevated temperature constant strain rate tensile tests of fine-grained Ti–6Al–4V sheets provided by the Baoti Company of Xi'an, China, were conducted according to the test method standards of ASTM-E8 and ASTM-E2448. The relationships among the processing parameters, microstructure and superplastic behavior have been analyzed. The results show that two of the samples produced met the Boeing minimum requirements for low-temperature superplasticity. The successful material was heat-treated at 800 °C subsequent to hot rolling above the beta transus temperature, T{sub β}-(150–250 °C). It was found that the sheet metal microstructure has a significant influence on superplastic formability of the Ti–6Al–4V alloy. Specifically, fine grains, a narrow grain size distribution, low grain aspect ratio and moderate β phase volume fraction can contribute to higher superplastic elongations.

  15. Electrical-thermal interaction simulation for resistance spot welding nugget process of mild steel and stainless steel

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    王春生; 韩凤武; 陆培德; 赵熹华; 陈勇; 邱冬生

    2002-01-01

    A three-dimensional finite difference electrical-thermal model for resistance spot welding nugget process of mild steel and stainless steel is introduced. A simulation method of the interaction of electrical and thermal factors is presented. Meanwhile, calculation method of contact resistance and treatment method of heater structure is provided. The influence of the temperature dependent material properties and various cooling boundary conditions on welding process was also taken into account in the model. A method for improving the mild steel and stainless steel joint was analyzed in numerical simulation process. Experimental verification shows that the model prediction agrees well with the practice. The model provides a useful theoretic tool for the analysis of the process of resistance spot welding of mild steel and stainless steel.

  16. Analytical method for promoting process capability of shock absorption steel

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    SUNGWen-Pei; SHIHMing-Hsiang; CHENKuen-Suan

    2003-01-01

    Mechanical properties and low cycle fatigue are two factors that must be considered in developin gnew type steel for shock absorption. Process capability and process control are significant factors in achieving the purpose of research and development programs. Often-used evaluation methods failed to measure processyield and process centering ; so this paper uses Taguchi loss function as basis to establish an evaluation methodand the steps for assessing the quality of mechanical properties and process control of an iron and steel manu-facturer. The establishment of this method can serve the research and development and manufacturing industry and lay a foundation in enhancing its process control ability to select better manufacturing processes that are more reliable than decision making by using the other commonly used methods.

  17. Superplastic Forming and Diffusion Bonding for Sandwich Structure of Ti-6Al-4V Alloy

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    Wenbo HAN; Kaifeng ZHANG; Guofeng WANG; Xiaojun ZHANG

    2005-01-01

    Superplastic forming and diffusion bonding (SPF/DB) is a well-established process for the manufacture of components almost exclusively from Ti-6Al-4V sheet material. The sandwich structure of Ti-6Al-4V alloy is investigated. The effects of the microstructure on the SPF/DB process were discussed. The microstructure at the interfaces and the distribution of thickness were researched.

  18. Predictive Process Optimization for Fracture Ductility in Automotive TRIP Steels

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    Gong, Jiadong

    In light of the emerging challenges in the automotive industry of meeting new energy-saving and environment-friendly requirements imposed by both the government and the society, the auto makers have been working relentlessly to reduce the weight of automobiles. While steel makers pushed out a variety of novel Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS) to serve this market with new needs, TRIP (Transformation Induced Plasticity) steels is one of the most promising materials for auto-body due to its exceptional combination of strength and formability. However, current commercial automotive TRIP steels demonstrate relatively low hole-expansion (HE) capability, which is critical in stretch forming of various auto parts. This shortcoming on ductility has been causing fracture issues in the forming process and limits the wider applications of this steel. The kinetic theory of martensitic transformations and associated transformation plasticity is applied to the optimization of transformation stability for enhanced mechanical properties in a class of high strength galvannealed TRIP steel. This research leverages newly developed characterization and simulation capabilities, supporting computational design of high-performance steels exploiting optimized transformation plasticity for desired mechanical behaviors, especially for the hole-expansion ductility. The microstructure of the automotive TRIP sheet steels was investigated, using advanced tomographic characterization including nanoscale Local Electrode Atom Probe (LEAP) microanalysis. The microstructural basis of austenite stability, the austenite carbon concentration in particular, was quantified and correlated with measured fracture ductility through transformation plasticity constitutive laws. Plastic flow stability for enhanced local fracture ductility at high strength is sought to maintain high hole-expansion ductility, through quantifying the optimal stability and the heat-treatment process to achieve it. An additional

  19. Thin slab processing of acicular ferrite steels with high toughness

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    Reip, Carl-Peter; Hennig, Wolfgang; Hagmann, Rolf [SMS Demag Aktiengesellschaft, Duesseldorf (Germany); Sabrudin, Bin Mohamad Suren; Susanta, Ghosh; Weng Lan Lee [Megasteel Sdn Bhd, Banting (Malaysia)

    2005-07-01

    Near-net-shape casting processes today represent an important option in steelmaking. High productivity and low production cost as well as the variety of steel grades that can be produced plus an excellent product quality are key factors for the acceptance of such processes in markets all over the world. Today's research focuses on the production of pipe steel with special requirements in terms of toughness at low temperatures. The subject article describes the production of hot strip made from acicular ferritic / bainitic steel grades using the CSP thin-slab technology. In addition, the resulting strength and toughness levels as a function of the alloying concepts are discussed. Optimal control of the CSP process allows the production of higher-strength hot-rolled steel grades with a fine-grain acicular-ferritic/bainitic microstructure. Hot strip produced in this way is characterized by a high toughness at low temperatures. In a drop weight tear test, transition temperatures of up to -50 deg C can be achieved with a shear-fracture share of 85%. (author)

  20. Capabilities of Unconventional Processing of Multiphase AHSS Steels

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    Jirkova, H.; Masek, B.; Stadler, C.; Jenicek, S.

    2016-03-01

    Today, new types of materials and procedures are sought continuously in order to achieve lower manufacturing costs, reduced energy consumption, shorter production times and other savings. In terms of the materials, TRIP steels are an attractive choice, as they provide an excellent combination of strength and ductility. They also offer good energy absorption in crash scenarios. Their main use is in the production of automotive body parts. One can expect that well-chosen processing parameters and unconventional forming routes would enable a wider range of thin-walled products to be made of these steels. Those could include thin-walled hollow products with excellent mechanical properties imparted by effective manufacturing routes at relatively low costs. If these materials are to be employed in real-world forming processes, an appropriate forming route must be chosen, integrated into an appropriate production chain and then optimized in terms of its parameters. This article describes a study of a rotary spin extrusion process. In the first stage, the impact of strain magnitude on microstructural evolution was studied in CMnSi steel using physical modelling of thermomechanical treatment. Subsequently, trials of a real-life technology chain, which efficiently combined incremental forming and heat treatment, were carried out on low-alloy CMnSi and CMnSiNb steels. The resulting products were stepped hollow parts of various diameters. Their strength was close to 1000 MPa and their elongation level exceeded 20%.

  1. Stress releasement by transformation superplasticity. Part 2. ; Effect of alloying elements and transformation temperature on stress releasement. Hentai chososei ni yoru oryoku kanwa. 2. ; Oryoku kanwa ni oyobosu gokin genso oyobi hentai ondo no eikyo

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    Murata, H. (Yokogawa Medical System, Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)); Kato, N. (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo (Japan)); Tamura, H. (Nihon University, Tokyo (Japan))

    1991-02-05

    Steel test pieces having various transformation temperatures (M {sub S}) were fabricated varying Ni and Cr contents, and tests were done on their torsional transformation resistance in cooling process, and stress relaxing characteristics due to transformation superplasticity, using a forced twisting equipment. The test pieces, while being twisted, were heated by high frequency induction from an external source to 1000 {degree} C in 50 seconds, retained for 50 seconds, and then their transformation resistance was detected during cooling. The motor was so controlled in five steps that the added shear distortion speed is constant per unit temperature reduction. The Ni and Cr contents and M {sub S} are in linear relation, and its experimental formula was sought. Even if Ni and Cr contents differ, similar stress relaxing characteristics were presented as long as the M {sub S} points are identical. Therefore, hardness and corrosion resistance can be controlled in welding metals by means of so varying Ni and Cr contents that the M {sub S} point is maintained in a certain range. The transformation resistance showed the minimum value lower by 70 to 80 {degree} C than the M {sub S} point. To apply the phenomena of transformation superplasticity, the temperature difference between preheating paths is important in addition to chemical constituents. 18 refs., 8 figs., 1 tab.

  2. Effect of Post-Rolling after ECAP on Superplastic Behavior of Commercial Al-Mg Alloy

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    Dong Hyuk Shin; Byung Du Ahn; Hyun Soo; Woo Kyeom Kim; Kyung-Tae Park

    2004-01-01

    A commercial Al-Mg alloy was subjected to equal channel angular pressing of 4 passes with and without postrolling, and the effects of post-rolling on the deformation characteristics of the alloy at 723 K were examined. Post-rolling was found to influence the deformation behavior significantly. The deformation behavior of the alloy processed only by equal channel angular pressing was characterized by (a) localized deformation indicated by severe surface prominence and depression, (b) the strain rate sensitivity of 0.33, and (c) moderate high strain rate superplastic elongations. By contrast, that of the alloy processed by equal channel angular pressing and post-rolling (70 % thickness reduction) was manifested by (a) uniform deformation associated with grain boundary sliding throughout the sample, (b) a sigmoidal behavior showing the strain rate sensitivity of 0.45 at the intermediate strain rates in the logarithmic stress-strain rate curve, and (c) very large high strain rate superplastic elongations.

  3. Effect of state of stress on the cavitation behavior of Al 5083 superplastic material

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    Chandra, Namas; Kalu, Peter [Dept. of Mech. Eng., Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL (United States); Khraisheh, Marwan K. [Dept. of MEch. Eng., Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (United States)

    2005-07-01

    In this paper we address the controversial issue of nucleation of cavities in Al 5083 alloys and their subsequent growth to coalescence and failure. We focus on the origin and growth of cavities not only during the primary processing of Al 5083 in sheet forms, but also during the manufacture of these sheets into SPF (superplastic forming) components. Experimental observations of pre-existing cavities in this alloy are made using optical and electron microscopy. The role of sheet rolling direction, and the state of stress during superplastic deformation on the cavity formation and coalescence are also discussed. The effect of the state of stress (uniaxial, plane strain, balanced biaxial, and tri-axial) on the growth characteristics of cavitation is also examined. It is found that the uniaxial model based cavitation cannot directly be extended to predict the behavior of more complex stress states, unless great care is taken to identify the right strain measure for the mapping process. (orig.)

  4. High strain rate superplastic aluminium alloys: the way forward?

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    Grimes, R.; Dashwood, R.J.; Flower, H.M. [Imperial Coll. of Science, Technology and Medicine, London (United Kingdom). Dept. of Materials

    2001-07-01

    The technical and commercial barriers to the development and successful exploitation of a high strain rate superplastically deformable aluminium alloy for use in the automotive industry are considered in this paper. Batch processing routes, such as mechanical alloying or equal channel angular extrusion, employed to deliver appropriate chemistry and structure, are inherently costly and unlikely to deliver either the quantity or the size of strip required commercially. There is evidence that there is still scope for development of conventional casting and rolling routes, but a particulate casting route combined with roll consolidation offers the prospect of a commercially viable Al-Mg-Zr product. The use of alloying additions, including zirconium, is also discussed and comparative costs are presented: on this basis the use of scandium appears economically prohibitive. (orig.)

  5. Development of Direct Reduction Process and Smelting Reduction Processes for the Steel Production

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    Kožuh S.

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Although the blast furnace and basic oxygen furnace are going to be primary routes for steel production in future, the steelmaking industry using the electric arc furnace route will continue to grow. The importance of high-quality steel products manufactured by direct reduction of iron ore and/or by smelting reduction processes has been increasing. In the past decade the world steel production by direct reduction rose by 140 per cent, from about 20 to about 49.5 Mt/year. In this paper major industrial processes involving direct reduction and smelting reduction of iron ore are described, and their development is analysed.

  6. Simulation of Friction Stir Processing in 304L Stainless Steel

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    Miles M.P.

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available A major dilemma facing the nuclear industry is repair or replacement of stainless steel reactor components that have been exposed to neutron irradiation. When conventional fusion welding is used for weld repair, the high temperatures and thermal stresses inherent in the process enhance the growth of helium bubbles, causing intergranular cracking in the heat-affected zone (HAZ. Friction stir processing (FSP has potential as a weld repair technique for irradiated stainless steel, because it operates at much lower temperatures than fusion welding, and is therefore less likely to cause cracking in the HAZ. Numerical simulation of the FSP process in 304L stainless steel was performed using an Eulerian finite element approach. Model input required flow stresses for the large range of strain rates and temperatures inherent in the FSP process. Temperature predictions in three locations adjacent to the stir zone were accurate to within 4% of experimentally measure values. Prediction of recrystallized grain size at a location about 6mm behind the tool center was less accurate, because the empirical model employed for the prediction did not account for grain growth that occurred after deformation in the experiment was halted.

  7. Sulfur Flow Analysis for New Generation Steel Manufacturing Process

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    HU Chang-qing; ZHANG Chun-xia; HAN Xiao-wei; YIN Rui-yu

    2008-01-01

    Sulfur flow for new generation steel manufacturing process is analyzed by the method of material flow analysis,and measures for SO2 emission reduction are put forward as assessment and target intervention of the results.The results of sulfur flow analysis indicate that 90% of sulfur comes from fuels.Sulfur finally discharges from the steel manufacturing route in various steps,and the main point is BF and BOF slag desulfurization.In sintering process,the sulfur is removed by gasification,and sintering process is the main source of SO2 emission.The sulfur content of coke oven gas (COG) is an important factor affecting SO2 emission.Therefore,SO2 emission reduction should be started from the optimization and integration of steel manufacturing route,sulfur burden should be reduced through energy saving and consumption reduction,and the sulfur content of fuel should be controlled.At the same time,BF and BOF slag desulfurization should be optimized further and coke oven gas and sintering exhausted gas desulfurization should be adopted for SO2 emission reduction and reuse of resource,to achieve harmonic coordination of economic,social,and environmental effects for sustainable development.

  8. Hot Superplastic Powder Forging for Transparent nanocrystalline Ceramics

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    Cannon, W. Roger

    2006-05-22

    The program explored a completely new, economical method of manufacturing nanocrystalline ceramics, Hot Superplastic Powder Forging (HSPF). The goal of the work was the development of nanocrystalline/low porosity optically transparent zirconia/alumina. The high optical transparency should result from lack of grain boundary scattering since grains will be smaller than one tenth the wavelength of light and from elimination of porosity. An important technological potential for this process is manufacturing of envelopes for high-pressure sodium vapor lamps. The technique for fabricating monolithic nanocrystalline material does not begin with powder whose particle diameter is <100 nm as is commonly done. Instead it begins with powder whose particle diameter is on the order of 10-100 microns but contains nanocrystalline crystallites <<100 nm. Spherical particles are quenched from a melt and heat treated to achieve the desired microstructure. Under a moderate pressure within a die or a mold at temperatures of 1100C to 1300C densification is by plastic flow of superplastic particles. A nanocrystalline microstructure results, though some features are greater than 100nm. It was found, for instance, that in the fully dense Al2O3-ZrO2 eutectic specimens that a bicontinuous microstructure exists containing <100 nm ZrO2 particles in a matrix of Al2O3 grains extending over 1-2 microns. Crystallization, growth, phase development and creep during hot pressing and forging were studied for several compositions and so provided some details on development of polycrystalline microstructure from heating quenched ceramics.

  9. Study on Oxygen Content, Inclusions and Fatigue Properties of Bearing Steels Produced by Different Processes

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    2001-01-01

    The metallurgical properties and fatigue life of bearing steel processed by electric furnace (EAF), ladle refining (LF-VD), continuous casting (CC) and electroslag remelting (ESR) have been investigated. The main results obtained are as follows: (1) Due to low oxygen content and dispersion inclusions in steel, the fatigue life of LF-VD-IC or CC is three times as high as that of EAF steel; (2) The oxygen content in steel produced by CC process is about 9.0, the carbon segregation (C/C0) is from 0.92 to 1.10 and the fatigue life of CC steel is equal to that of ladle refining ingot casting steel; (3) Although the amount of inclusion and oxygen in ESR steel is higher than that of LF-VD-IC or CC steel, the fatigue life of ESR steel is higher than that of the latter because of its fine and well dispersed inclusions.

  10. Influence of Grain Coarsening on the Creep Parameters During the Superplastic Deformation of a Severely Friction Stir Processed Al-Zn-Mg-Cu Alloy

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    Orozco-Caballero, Alberto; Ruano, Oscar A.; Carreño, Fernando

    2017-09-01

    During grain boundary sliding in ultrafine-grain materials at intermediate temperatures and high strain rates ( 10-2 s-1), apparent creep parameters usually deviate from the theoretical values, due to microstructural coarsening. An analysis has been carried out in a severely friction stir processed (FSP) 7075 alloy with three different ultra-fine grain sizes ( L), obtaining explicit grain size dependence of the creep parameters n ap = n ap( L) and Q ap = Q ap( L), confirming the validity of the theoretical values of these parameters in the constitutive equation.

  11. Free Bulging at Constant Pressure of Superplastic Sheet Metal

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    Costanzo Bellini

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available This work intends to establish, by means of analytical modelling, a practical definition of the superplastic behaviour by using the results of the free bulging of sheet metal instead of the results of the traditional tensile test. In particular this paper analyses the superplastic flow of PbSn60 alloy and it focuses the attention on the value of H parameter corresponding to the maximum value of dt/dH, never considered in the literature. This parameter can represent a practical tool in industrial applications to establish the superplastic behaviour of a sheet metal.

  12. Superplastic Forming of Aluminum (Task C)

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    1989-03-01

    purchase order number 9-342779-01 was modified to incorporate integral hinge attachment features to drawing number 160K136160. The material used to form a...0.805 7. Trans. Drill 8 his. from 136153-3 & 136152-1 Hinges C/T Straps and 136161-11 & -13 Fittings .016 0.053 8. Disassemble 0.182 9. DBR 0.008 0.158 10...door utilizes a conventional aluminum alloy skin stiffened by a weld bonded monolithic superplastically formed element fabricated trom Supral 220

  13. Gaseous Nitriding Process of Surface Nanocrystallized (SNCed) Steel

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    2002-01-01

    The behavior of gaseous nitriding on the surface nanocrystallized (SNCed) steel was investigated. The mild steel discs were SNCed on one side by using the method of ultrasonic shot peening. The opposite side of the discs maintained the original coarse-grained condition. The gaseous nitriding was subsequently carried out at three different temperatures:460, 500 and 560℃. The compound layer growth and diffusion behavior were then studied. It was revealed that SNC pretreatment greatly enhances both diffusion coefficient D and surface reaction rate. As a result, nitriding time could be reduced to the half. It was also found that the growth of compound layer with nitriding time conformed with parabolic relationship from the start of nitriding process in the SNCed samples.

  14. Magnetomechanical behavior for assessment of fatigue process in ferromagnetic steel

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    Bao, S.; Gong, S. F.

    2012-12-01

    In this work, the change of magnetization as a function of applied stress has been investigated for test specimens of AISI 1018 steel. The various stages of fatigue damage process are characterized by the magnetomechanical measurements recorded by an APS 428D fluxgate magnetometer. Of great significance is the fact that the stress-magnetic field hysteresis loop area changes systematically with the progression of fatigue. The magnetomechanical hysteresis demonstrates conspicuous changes in the initial stage of fatigue loading, then reverts to a relatively stable phase, and finally, drastic variations appear again as the cyclic loadings approach terminal failure. This work demonstrated that it is possible to correlate the progress of fatigue in ferromagnetic steels with the nondestructive evaluation technique of the magnetomechanical effect.

  15. Advanced processing technology for high-nitrogen steels

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    Dunning, John S.; Simmons, John W.; Rawers, James C.

    1994-03-01

    Both high-and low-pressure processing techniques can be employed to add nitrogen to iron-based alloys at levels in excess of the equilibrium, ambient-pressure solubility limits. High-pressure techniques include high-pressure melting-solidification; powder atomization; and high-pressure, solid-state diffusion. Low-pressure techniques are centrifugal powder atomization and mechanical alloying. This article describes U.S. Bureau of Mines research on a range of processing technologies for nitrogen steels and references thermodynamic and materials characterization studies that have been completed on these materials.

  16. Numerical Simulation and Superplastic Forming of Ti-6Al-4V Alloy for a Dental Prosthesis

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    Li, Xiaomei; Soo, Steven

    2011-04-01

    This article investigates superplastic forming (SPF) technique in conjunction with finite element (FE) simulation applied to dental repair. The superplasticity of Ti-6Al-4V alloys has been studied using a uniquely designed five-hole test with the aim of obtaining the modeled grain size and the flow stress parameters. The data from the five-hole test are subsequently put into the FE program for the simulation of a partial upper denture dental prosthesis (PUD4). The FE simulation of the PUD4 is carried out to set up appropriate input parameters for pressing due to the SPF process being fully automatic controlled. A variety of strain rates ranging from 2.4 × 10-5 to 1 × 10-3 s-1 are selected for the characterization of superplastic properties of the alloy. The Superflag FE program is used to generate an appropriate pressure-time profile and provide information on thickness, grain size, and grain growth rate distribution. Both membrane elements and solid elements have been adopted in the simulation and the results from both types of elements are compared. An evaluation of predicted parameters for the SPF of the prosthesis is presented.

  17. Microstructure evolution and fracture behavior in superplastic deformation of hot-rolled AZ31 Mg alloy sheet

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    Yin, D.L.; Zhang, K.F.; Wang, G.F. [School of Material Science and Technology, Harbin Inst. of Tech. (China)

    2005-07-01

    Fine-grained AZ31 magnesium alloy sheets were prepared through hot rolling process. The superplastic properties of hot-rolled AZ31 Mg alloy was examined by uniaxial tensile tests at a temperature range 250{proportional_to}450 C and strain rate range 0.7 x 10{sup -3}{proportional_to}1.4 x 10{sup -1} s{sup -1}. Optical and scanning electronic microscope (SEM) were used to observe the microstructure evolution and fracture behavior in superplastic deformation of AZ31 Mg alloy and the values of deformation activation energy at various temperatures were calculated. It is demonstrated that, the hot-rolled AZ31 alloy begins to exhibit superplasticity from 300 C and a maximum elongation of 362.5% is obtained at 400 C and 0.7 x 10{sup -3} s{sup -1}. In the temperature range 300{proportional_to}400 C, the dominant superplastic deformation mechanism is grain boundary sliding (GBS) controlled by grain boundary diffusion and the influence of temperature on the fracture behavior of AZ31 Mg alloy is characterized by the change from dimple-aggregating type to intercrystalline one. (orig.)

  18. Dental implant superstructures by superplastic forming

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    Curtis, R.V.; Garriga-Majo, D.; Soo, S.; Pagliaria, D. [Kings Coll., London (United Kingdom). Dept. of Dental Biomaterials Science; Juszczyk, A.S.; Walter, J.D. [Kings Coll., London (United Kingdom). Dept. of Prosthetic Dentistry

    2001-07-01

    A novel application of superplastic forming is described for the production of fixed-bridge dental implant superstructures. Finite element analysis (FEA) has shown that Ti-6Al-4V sheet would be a suitable candidate material for the design of a fixed-bridge dental implant superstructure. Traditionally superstructures are cast in gold alloy onto pre-machined gold alloy cylinders but castings are often quite bulky and 25% of castings do not fit accurately (1) which means that sectioning and soldering is required to obtain a fit that is clinically acceptable and will not prejudice the integrity of the commercially pure cp-titanium implants osseointegrated with the bone. Superplastic forming is shown to be a forming technique that would allow the production of strong, light-weight components of thin section with low residual stress that could be suitable for such applications. Considerable cost savings over traditional dental techniques can be achieved using a low-cost ceramic die material. The properties of these die materials are optimised so that suitable components can be produced. Satisfactory hot strength is demonstrated and thermal properties are matched to those of the titanium alloy for accurate fit of the prosthesis. (orig.)

  19. Development of a thin steel strip casting process. Final report

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    Williams, R.S.

    1994-04-01

    This is a comprehensive effort to develop direct strip casting to the point where a pilot scale program for casting carbon steel strip could be initiated. All important aspects of the technology were being investigated, however the program was terminated early due to a change in the business strategy of the primary contractor, Armco Inc. (focus to be directed at specialty steels, not low carbon steel). At termination, the project was on target on all milestones and under budget. Major part was casting of strip at the experiment casting facility. A new caster, capable of producing direct cast strip of up to 12 in. wide in heats of 1000 and 3000 lb, was used. A total of 81 1000-1200 lb heats were cast as well as one test heat of 3000 lb. Most produced strip of from 0.016 to 0.085 in. thick. Process reliability was excellent for short casting times; quality was generally poor from modern hot strip mill standards, but the practices necessary for good surface quality were identified.

  20. New method for making super-plastic glasses

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    2007-01-01

    @@ It was a long-cherished dream for materials scientists to find a nearly ideal metallic alloy with high strength and super-plasticity concurrently as a super-material both extremely strong and exceptionally hard for human use.

  1. Structure change of 430 stainless steel in the heating process

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    Xinzhong Liu; Jingtao Han; Wanhua Yu; Shifeng Dai

    2008-01-01

    The microstructure analysis was employed for the ferritic stainless steel (SUS430) with the carbon content from 0.029wt% to 0.100wt% under the simulated heating process condition. The higher carbon sample (430H) contains the duplex phase micro-structure at the temperature of 1150℃; on the other hand, the lower carbon content sample (430L) does not touch two phase area even at the temperature of 1450℃ and has the single phase ferritic microstrucmre. The carbon content need be well controlled for the 430 ferritic stainless steel since it can significandy affect the heating process curve, and the heating process may not be done in the two phase area due to the uncontrolled carbon content. With the low carbon content and the proper soaking time, the grain size is not sensitive to the heating process temperature and the soaking time. In the present heat treatment experiments, the soaking time is about 10 rain, and the processing parameters can be chosen according to the requ'trernent of the gross energy, the efficiency and the continual forming.

  2. Superplastic forming and diffusion bonding: Progress and trends

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    Zhiqiang Li

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper summarized recent progress in metal superplasticity and the application of Superplastic Forming/Diffusion Bonding (SPF/DB or SPF/Welding in typical structures. Various aerospace components such as three dimensional lattice structures made by SPF/DB have been demonstrated. In addition, some newly developed technologies, such as melt droplet spreading/thermo-mechanical forming (MDS/TMF, were also included. Finally, the future potential of SPF/DB technology was predicted.

  3. Quantitative determination of homogeneous strain value in superplastic tension

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    2002-01-01

    After load instability, a passage of homogeneous strain ε can be still continued in superplastic tensile deformation. But untill now, no one has given the precise value of ε corresponding to actual materials, neither in experimental measurements nor in theoretical calculations. Using the elaborate experimental measuring methods of m value and its function expressions, the note first gives the method to determine homogeneous ε, and the homogeneous ε value of typical superplastic alloy Zn-5% Al under 18℃ and 340℃ respectively.

  4. Business Process Redesign Using EDI: the BHP steel experience

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    Paula Swatman

    1994-05-01

    Full Text Available EDI should not be seen as a competitive weapon - it does not offer a sustainable competitive advantage to its users as did the earlier inter-organisational systems (such as the various airline reservation systems. Instead EDI provides a standardised infrastructure upon which an adopting organisation can reengineer its business processes and thus confers a long-term, strategic and comparative advantage upon such an adopter. The potential for sustained competitive advantage to be derived from EDI arises from its integration with the organisational structure of its implementor, depending upon the implementing organisation's ability to redesign its business processes appropriately. This paper examines the case of (arguably the most sophisticated EDI-using company in Australia, BHP Steel, demonstrating the advantages obtainable by an organisation using EDI as a foundation for its reengineered organisational structure and business processes and concludes that: • there are real benefits to be obtained from an inter organisational electronic trading strategy founded on EDI as the enabling mechanism - benefits which are considerably more extensive than EDI's comparatively simple technical nature would appear to offer; • organisational gateways utilising an Application Generic approach to system integration and isolating the communications issue by insisting on the use of international data communications standards do offer a realistic and successful solution to the problem of internal and external trade for large and sophisticated organisations; • the majority of these achievements would have been either unlikely or totally impossible without BHP Steel's commitment to organisation-wide Business Process Redesign.

  5. Thermally activated processes of fatigue crack growth in steels

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    Tanaka, Masaki; Fujii, Atsushi; Noguchi, Hiroshi; Higashida, Kenji

    2014-02-01

    Fatigue crack growth rates in steels at high and low temperatures have been investigated using Paris curves. The fatigue crack growth rates at high temperatures are quite different from those at low temperatures. Arrhenius plots between fatigue crack growth rate (da/dN) and test temperatures at constant stress intensity factor range (ΔKI) indicate a difference of the rate-controlling process for fatigue crack growth with temperature. Slip deformation at the crack tip governs fatigue crack growth at high temperatures, while hydrogen diffusion is associated with crack growth at low temperatures.

  6. Process to determine light elements content of steel and alloys

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    Quintella, Cristina M.A.L.T.M.H.; Castro, Martha T.P.O. [Universidade Federal da Bahia (IQ/UFBA), Salvador, BA (Brazil). Inst. de Quimica. LabLaser; Mac-Culloch, Joao N.L.M. [PETROBRAS, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

    2009-07-01

    The present work reports a process to determine qualitatively and quantitatively elements of molar mass inferior to 23 within materials, by X rays spectra associated with multivariate data analysis, or chemometric analysis. The spectra is acquired between 5 keV and 22 keV when the materials are exposed to X radiation. Here is reported the direct determination of carbon content in steel and metallic alloys. The process is more effective when using spectral regions which are not usually used. From the analysis of these spectral regions which were not considered before, it was possible to detect light elements with molar mass lower than 23, which have low capacity of absorbing and emitting radiation, but have high capacity of scattering radiation. The process here reported has the advantage that X-Ray spectra obtained are calibrated multivariately, showing high potential for development in order to be used in a portable field equipment. (author)

  7. Modelling of quenching process of medium-carbon steel

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    A. Kulawik

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper refers to numerical modelling of the hardening process of steel C45. In the algorithm the heat transfer equation, equilibrium equations and macroscopic model of phase transformations, basis of CCT diagrams, are used. Coupling between basic phenomena of hardening process is considered, in particular the influence of latent heat on the fields of temperature, and also thermal, structural and plastic strains and transformation - induced plasticity in the model is taken into account as well. The method of calculating the phase transformation during heating applied by the authors uses data from the continuous heating diagram (CHT. The homogenization line of austenite determines the end of heating. The influence of austenisation temperature on the kinetics of transformations is taken into account. To calculate the increase of martensite content Koistinen-Marburger formula is used. Field of stresses and strains are obtained from solutions of finite element method equations of equilibrium in increment form.

  8. Study on rolling process optimization of high carbon steel wire

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    2007-01-01

    The existing problems in the manufacture of SWRH82B high carbon steel wire were discussed by sampling and testing the microstructure and properties of the steel from the workshop. To solve the problems, the experimental parameters for thermal simulation were optimized, and the thermal simulating experiments were carried out on a Gleeble1500 thermal simulator. The process parameters for the manufacture were optimized after analysis of the data, and the productive experiments were performed after the water box in front of the no-twist blocks was reconstructed, to control the temperature of the loop layer. The results from the productive experiments showed that the cooling rate of 10-15 ℃/s was reasonable before phase transformation, about 5℃/s during phase wire was increased to 1150-1170 MPa with an increase of 20-30 MPa, the percentage reduction of section was to 34%-36% with an increase of 1%-3% by testing the finished products after reconstruction.

  9. Thermo-mechanical Processing of TRIP-Aided Steels

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    Ranjan, Ravi; Beladi, Hossein; Singh, Shiv Brat; Hodgson, Peter D.

    2015-07-01

    The effects of the partial replacement of Si with Al and the addition of P on the microstructure and mechanical properties of experimental TRIP-aided steels subjected to different thermo-mechanical cycles were studied. Based on the available literature and thermodynamics-based calculations, three steels with different compositions were designed to obtain optimum results from a relatively low number of experiments. Different combinations of microstructure were developed through three different kinds of thermo-mechanical-controlled processing (TMCP) routes, and the corresponding tensile properties were evaluated. The results indicated that partial replacement of Si with Al improved the strength-ductility balance along with providing an improved variation in the incremental change in the strain-hardening exponent. However, the impact of the P addition was found to depend more on the final microstructure obtained by the different TMCP cycles. It has also been shown that an increase in the volume fraction of the retained austenite () or its carbon content () resulted in an improved strength-ductility balance, which can be attributed to better exploitation of the TRIP effect.

  10. Magnetic Properties and Workability of 6.5% Si Steel Sheet Manufactured by Siliconizing Process

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    2000-01-01

    A siliconizing process to manufacture 6.5% Si steel sheet has been developed. Electric compo nents, such as transformers and reactors are made easily from 6.5% Si steel sheet. However, improved workability is desirable to increase the applications. Therefore the improvement of workability of 6.5% Si steel sheet was investigated, and the results were obtained as follows: (a) workability of 6.5% Si steel sheet is deteriorated by grain boundary oxidization, (b) grain boundary oxidization can be restrained by the addition of C. Workability and magnetic properties of 6.5% Si steel sheet with C addition are discussed. Furthermore, it was found that the work ability of high Si steel sheet was improved remarkably by varying the Si content gradient along the thickness without deterioration of high frequency magnetic properties. This newly developed magnetic gradient high Si steel sheet is also discussed.

  11. Physical Modeling of the Vacuum Circulation Refining Process of Molten Steel

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    魏季和

    2003-01-01

    The available studies in the literature on physical modeling of the vacuum circulation (RH, i.e. Ruhrstahl-Heraeus) refining process of molten steel have briefly been reviewed. The latest advances made by the author with his research group have been summarized. Water modeling was employed to investigate the flow and mixing characteristics of molten steel under the RH and RH-KTB (Kawasaki top blowing) conditions and the mass transfer features between molten steel and powder particles in the RH-PTB (powder top blowing) refining. The geometric similarity ratio between the model and its prototype (a multifunction RH degasser of 90 t capacity) was 1:5. The effects of the related technological and structural factors were considered. These latest studies have revealed the flow and mixing characteristics of molten steel and the mass transfer features between molten steel and powder particles in these processes, and have provided a better understanding of the refining processes of molten steel.

  12. Hardfacing of duplex stainless steel using melting and diffusion processes

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    Lailatul, H.; Maleque, M. A.

    2017-03-01

    Duplex stainless steel (DSS) is a material with high potential successes in many new applications such as rail car manufacturing, automotive and chemical industries. Although DSS is widely used in various industries, this material has faced wear and hardness problems which obstruct a wider capability of this material and causes problems in current application. Therefore, development of surface modification has been introduced to produce hard protective layer or coating on DSS. The main aim of this work is to brief review on hard surface layer formation on DSS using melting and diffusion processes. Melting technique using tungsten inert gas (TIG) torch and diffusion technique using gas nitriding are the effective process to meet this requirement. The processing route plays a significant role in developing the hard surface layer for any application with effective cost and environmental factors. The good understanding and careful selection of processing route to form products are very important factors to decide the suitable techniques for surface engineering treatment. In this paper, an attempt is also made to consolidate the important research works done on melting and diffusion techniques of DSS in the past. The advantages and disadvantages between melting and diffusion technique are presented for better understanding on the feasibility of hard surface formation on DSS. Finally, it can be concluded that this work will open an avenue for further research on the application of suitable process for hard surface formation on DSS.

  13. 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.

  14. Optimization of the process of steel strip perforation and nickel platting for the purpose of elimination of trichloroethylene from the cleaning process of perforated steel strip

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    Petrović Aleksandra B.

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available In the production of pocket type electrodes for Ni-Cd batteries perforation of proper steel strips and then nickel platting of perforated steel strips were made. In the nickel platting process, the organic solvent, trichloroethylene, has previously been used for cleaning. Due to the carcinogenic nature of trichloroethylene and the many operations previously required during cleaning, it was considered to do cleaning of perforated steel strips without use of the mentioned organic solvent. In the purpose of elimination of trichloroethylene from the cleaning process of perforated steel strips, the tests of perforation of steel strips with use of oils of different viscosity were made. It was shown that there was no dysfunction during the work of the perforation plants, meaning there was no additional heating of the strips, deterring of the steel filings, nor excessive wearing of the perforation apparatus. The perforation percent was the same irrelevant of the viscosity of the used oil. Before being perforated using the oils with different viscosity, the nickel platting steel strips were cleaned in different degreasers (based on NaOH as well as on KOH. It was shown that efficient cleaning without the use of trichloroethylene is possible with the use of oil with smaller viscosity in the perforated steel strips process and the degreaser based on KOH in the cleaning process, before nickel platting. It also appeared that the alkali degreaser based on KOH was more efficient, bath corrections were made less often and the working period of the baths was longer, which all in summary means less quantity of chemicals needed for degreasing of perforated steel strips.

  15. Diffusion Carbide Layers, Formed on the Surface of Steel in the Vacuum Titanizing Process

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    KASPRZYCKAEwa; SENATORSKIJan; NAKONIECZNYAleksander; BABULTomasz

    2004-01-01

    Diffusion layers produced on carbon steel surface in vacuum titanizing process were investigated. Studies of layers thickness, their morphology, titanium, carbon and iron concentration depth profiles in the diffusion zone of titanized layers were carried out. The effect of process parameters such as time and temperature on the kinetics of layer growth on steel surface was investigated. Tribocorrosion resistance of titanized layers was determined.

  16. Effect of equal channel angular extrusion on the microstructure and superplasticity of an Al-Li alloy

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    Salem, H. G.; Lyons, J. S.

    2002-08-01

    This research investigates the use of equal channel angular extrusion (ECAE) processing to produce a superplastic form of the aluminum alloy 2098. The starting material was a hot-rolled and precipitation-hardened plate with elongated grains of width 67-92 µm, and a composition in weight percent of 2.2% Li, 1.3% Cu, 0.73% Mg, 0.05% Zr, balance Al. Microstructural evolution was investigated with optical and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and microhardness measurements after each step of a multipass ECAE process. ECAE produced a submicron grain structure with an average size of about 0.5 µm. The sub-grain microstructure size was a function of the magnitude of the input strain and the extrusion temperature. Misorientation angles of the developed submicron structure increase with increasing number of passes at warm working temperatures. Superplastic behavior of the ECAE-processed alloy was achieved. However, the low zirconium content of the 2098 alloy resulted in grain growth of the refined structure at the superplastic processing temperatures, placing a lower limit on the deformation rates that can be used.

  17. Deformation of superplastic alloys at relatively low strain rates

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    Grivas, D.

    1978-02-01

    The superplastic and sub-superplastic creep properties of Pb-Sn eutectic and Al-Zn eutectoid alloys were studied. Various thermomechanical treatments we tested to check the possibilities of whether the subsuperplastic deformation mechanism is affected by these treatments. All thermomechanical histories were found to reveal the same stress exponent, which is believed to be indicative of the predominant mechanism. The mechanical data in the low stress region lead us to suggest that dislocation glide is the predominant mechanism in this region. At higher stresses extensive grain boundary sliding takes place and the dislocation movement is directed to relieve the stress concentration developed by the grain movement.

  18. Superplasticity and joining of zirconia-based ceramics

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    Dominguez-Rodriguez, A.; Gutierrez-Mora, F.; Jimenez-Melendo, M.; Chaim, R.; Routbort, J. L.

    1999-12-10

    Steady-state creep and joining of alumina/zirconia composites containing alumina volume fractions of 20, 60, and 85% have been investigated between 1,250 and 1,350 C. Superplasticity of these compounds is controlled by grain-boundary sliding and the creep rate is a function of alumina volume fraction, not grain size. Using the principles of superplasticity, pieces of the composite have been joined by applying the stress required to achieve 5 to 10% strain to form a strong interface at temperatures as low as 1,200 C.

  19. Numerical Simulation and Experiment on Material Flow Regulation During Superplastic Forming Process of Box-Shaped Part%盒形件超塑成形过程中材料流动规律的数值模拟与实验

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    段奇锐; 原晓明

    2012-01-01

    利用有限元软件MSC.Marc2010对钛合金盒形件超塑成形过程进行了有限元模拟,控制目标应变速率,得到优化的压力-时间曲线,并据此进行实验研究,沿实验曲线分别加裁至6个不同的标定压力值(分别为0.5,1.0,1.5,2.0,2.3和2.5 MPa)得到成形过程中的零件.测量6个实验零件的外形轮廓和厚度,并分剐与相对应的模拟结果进行对比,验证实验与模拟的一致性,并分析整个成形过程中的材料流动规律,得出在自由胀形、底部贴模、充填圆角3阶段盒形件不同区域的应力、应变和变薄率分布,为复杂零件的起塑成形工艺的制定奠定了一定的理论基础.%The superplastic forming process of the box-shaped part is simulated by using finite element software MSC. Marc2010 to optimize the curve of pressure-time under the control of the target strain rate. The fitted curve used in the experiment is based on the simulated pressure-time (p-t) curve. The six parts are obtained along the same optimal experiment p-t curve at six selected pressure respectively (0- 5, 1.0, 1-5, 2. 0, 2. 3 and 2. 5 MPa). By measuring the outline and thickness of the six parts, the experimental result is compared with the numerical simulation result to verify if they agree with each other, and the material flow regulation can be analyzed. The distribution results of stress, strain and reduction rate of the three periods of free bulging, closing up to the cavity and corner fiuing are obtained, which lays the theoretical foundation for the superplastic forming process design of complex parts.

  20. Influence of Manufacturing Processes and Microstructures on the Performance and Manufacturability of Advanced High Strength Steels

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

    2009-10-01

    Advanced high strength steels (AHSS) are performance-based steel grades and their global material properties can be achieved with various steel chemistries and manufacturing processes, leading to various microstructures. In this paper, we investigate the influence of supplier variation and resulting microstructure difference on the overall mechanical properties as well as local formability behaviors of advanced high strength steels (AHSS). For this purpose, we first examined the basic material properties and the transformation kinetics of TRansformation Induced Plasticity (TRIP) 800 steels from three different suppliers under different testing temperatures. The experimental results show that there is a significant supplier (i.e., manufacturing process) dependency of the TRIP 800 steel mechanical and microstructure properties. Next, we examined the local formability of two commercial Dual Phase (DP) 980 steels during stamping process. The two commercial DP 980 steels also exhibit noticeably different formability during stamping process in the sense that one of them shows severe tendency for shear fracture. Microstructure-based finite element analyses are carried out next to simulate the localized deformation process with the two DP 980 microstructures, and the results suggest that the possible reason for the difference in formability lies in the morphology of the hard martensite phase in the DP microstructure.

  1. Multiphysics modeling of the steel continuous casting process

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    Hibbeler, Lance C.

    This work develops a macroscale, multiphysics model of the continuous casting of steel. The complete model accounts for the turbulent flow and nonuniform distribution of superheat in the molten steel, the elastic-viscoplastic thermal shrinkage of the solidifying shell, the heat transfer through the shell-mold interface with variable gap size, and the thermal distortion of the mold. These models are coupled together with carefully constructed boundary conditions with the aid of reduced-order models into a single tool to investigate behavior in the mold region, for practical applications such as predicting ideal tapers for a beam-blank mold. The thermal and mechanical behaviors of the mold are explored as part of the overall modeling effort, for funnel molds and for beam-blank molds. These models include high geometric detail and reveal temperature variations on the mold-shell interface that may be responsible for cracks in the shell. Specifically, the funnel mold has a column of mold bolts in the middle of the inside-curve region of the funnel that disturbs the uniformity of the hot face temperatures, which combined with the bending effect of the mold on the shell, can lead to longitudinal facial cracks. The shoulder region of the beam-blank mold shows a local hot spot that can be reduced with additional cooling in this region. The distorted shape of the funnel mold narrow face is validated with recent inclinometer measurements from an operating caster. The calculated hot face temperatures and distorted shapes of the mold are transferred into the multiphysics model of the solidifying shell. The boundary conditions for the first iteration of the multiphysics model come from reduced-order models of the process; one such model is derived in this work for mold heat transfer. The reduced-order model relies on the physics of the solution to the one-dimensional heat-conduction equation to maintain the relationships between inputs and outputs of the model. The geometric

  2. Structural Changes of Surface Layers of Steel Plates in the Process of Explosive Welding

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    Bataev, I. A.; Bataev, A. A.; Mali, V. I.; Bataev, V. A.; Balaganskii, I. A.

    2014-01-01

    Structural changes developing in surface layers of plates from steel 20 in the process of explosive welding are studied with the help of light metallography and scanning and transmission electron microscopy. Mathematical simulation is used to compute the depth of the action of severe plastic deformation due to explosive welding of steel plates on the structure of their surface layers.

  3. Process Optimization for Friction-Stir-Welded Martensitic Steel

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    Ghosh, M.; Kumar, K.; Mishra, R. S.

    2012-06-01

    Advanced high-strength M190 steel sheets were joined by friction-stir welding under different tool rotational and traversing speeds. The optical microstructure of the joints exhibited complete martensite and partial martensite at the weld nugget depending on the cooling rate during welding. The first heat-affected zone outside of the weld nugget revealed ferrite-pearlite phase aggregate, and the second heat-affected zone showed a tempered martensitic structure. The interplay of process variables in terms of peak temperature and cooling rate was studied to observe their effect on joint efficiency under shear testing. The peak hardness at weld nugget was close to the parent alloy at an intermediate cooling rate of 294 to 313 K/s. The lowest hardness was observed at the first heat-affected zone for all welded joints. Joint efficiency was dependent on relative quantity of ferrite-pearlite at first heat-affected zone. In that respect, the intermediate temperature to the tune of ~1193 K to 1273 K (~920 °C to 1000 °C) at the weld nugget was found to be beneficial for obtaining an adequate quantity of pearlite at the first heat-affected zone to provide joint efficiency of more than 50 pct of that of parent alloy.

  4. Development of a Press-Hardened Steel Suitable for Thin Slab Direct Rolling Processing

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    Lee, Jewoong; De Cooman, Bruno C.

    2015-01-01

    The thin slab casting and direct rolling process is a hot-rolled strip production method which has maintained commercial quality steel grades as a major material in many industrial applications due to its low processing cost. Few innovative products have however been developed specifically for production by thin slab direct rolling. Press hardening or hot press forming steel grades which are now widely used to produce structural automotive steel parts requiring ultra-high strength and formability may however offer an opportunity for thin slab direct rolling-specific ultra-high strength products. In this work, a newly designed press hardening steel grade developed specifically for thin slab direct rolling processing is presented. The press hardening steel has a high nitrogen content compared with press hardening steel grades produced by conventional steelmaking routes. Boron and titanium which are key alloying additions in conventional press hardening steel such as the 22MnB5 press hardening steel grade are not utilized. Cr is added in the press hardening steel to obtain the required hardenability. The properties of the new thin slab direct rolling-specific 22MnCrN5 press hardening steel grade are reviewed. The evolution of the microstructure and mechanical properties with increasing amounts of Cr additions from 0.6 to 1.4 wt pct and the effect of the cooling rate during die-quenching were studied by means of laboratory simulations. The selection of the optimum chemical composition range for the thin slab direct rolling-specific 22MnCrN5 steel in press hardening heat treatment conditions is discussed.

  5. Scaling up of High-Pressure Sliding (HPS) for Grain Refinement and Superplasticity

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    Takizawa, Yoichi; Masuda, Takahiro; Fujimitsu, Kazushige; Kajita, Takahiro; Watanabe, Kyohei; Yumoto, Manabu; Otagiri, Yoshiharu; Horita, Zenji

    2016-09-01

    The process of high-pressure sliding (HPS) is a method of severe plastic deformation developed recently for grain refinement of metallic materials under high pressure. The sample for HPS is used with a form of sheet or rod. In this study, an HPS facility with capacities of 500 tonnes for vertical pressing and of 500 and 300 tonnes for horizontal forward and backward pressings, respectively, was newly built and applied for grain refinement of a Mg alloy as AZ61, Al alloys such as Al-Mg-Sc, A2024 and A7075 alloys, a Ti alloy as ASTM-F1295, and a Ni-based superalloy as Inconel 718. Sheet samples with dimensions of 10 to 30 mm width, 100 mm length, and 1 mm thickness were processed at room temperature and ultrafine grains with sizes of ~200 to 300 nm were successfully produced in the alloys. Tensile testing at elevated temperatures confirmed the advent of superplasticity with total elongations of more than 400 pct in all the alloys. It is demonstrated that the HPS can make all the alloys superplastic through processing at room temperature with a form of rectangular sheets.

  6. Modeling and Optimizing Energy Utilization of Steel Production Process: A Hybrid Petri Net Approach

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    Peng Wang

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The steel industry is responsible for nearly 9% of anthropogenic energy utilization in the world. It is urgent to reduce the total energy utilization of steel industry under the huge pressures on reducing energy consumption and CO2 emission. Meanwhile, the steel manufacturing is a typical continuous-discrete process with multiprocedures, multiobjects, multiconstraints, and multimachines coupled, which makes energy management rather difficult. In order to study the energy flow within the real steel production process, this paper presents a new modeling and optimization method for the process based on Hybrid Petri Nets (HPN in consideration of the situation above. Firstly, we introduce the detailed description of HPN. Then the real steel production process from one typical integrated steel plant is transformed into Hybrid Petri Net model as a case. Furthermore, we obtain a series of constraints of our optimization model from this model. In consideration of the real process situation, we pick the steel production, energy efficiency and self-made gas surplus as the main optimized goals in this paper. Afterwards, a fuzzy linear programming method is conducted to obtain the multiobjective optimization results. Finally, some measures are suggested to improve this low efficiency and high whole cost process structure.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Effect of Fine Steel Slag Powder on the Early Hydration Process of Portland Cement

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    2006-01-01

    Hydration heat evolution, non-evaporative water, setting time and SEM tests were performed to investigate the effect of fine steel slag powder on the hydration process of Portland cement and its mechanism.The results show that the effect of fine steel slag powder on the hydration process of Portland cement is closely related to its chemical composition, mineral phases, fineness, etc.Fine steel slag powder retards the hydration of portland cement at early age.The major reason for this phenomenon is the relative high content of MgO , MnO2, P2 O5in steel slag, and MgO solid solved in C3 S contained in steel slag.

  10. Automatic Detection of Steel Ball's Surface Flaws Based on Image Processing

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    YU Zheng-lin; TAN Wei; YANG Dong-lin; CAO Guo-hua

    2007-01-01

    A new method to detect steel ball's surface flaws is presented based on computer techniques of image processing and pattern recognition. The steel ball's surface flaws is the primary factor causing bearing failure. The high efficient and precision detections for the surface flaws of steel ball can be conducted by the presented method, including spot, abrasion, burn, scratch and crack, etc. The design of main components of the detecting system is described in detail including automatic feeding mechanism, automatic spreading mechanism of steel ball's surface, optical system of microscope, image acquisition system, image processing system. The whole automatic system is controlled by an industrial control computer, which can carry out the recognition of flaws of steel ball's surface effectively.

  11. Superplastic behavior of hot extruded gamma TiAl (Mo, Si) alloys

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    Jimenez, J.A.; Carsi, M.; Ruano, O.A. [Dept. of Physical Metallurgy, Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Metalurgicas, C.S.I.C., Madrid (Spain); Frommeyer, G.; Knippscher, S. [Dept. of Materials Engineering, Max Planck Inst. fuer Eisenforschung, Duesseldorf (Germany); Wittig, J. [Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville (United States)

    2003-07-01

    Superplastic behavior of hot extruded intermetallic Ti-46Al-1.7(Mo,Si) (at%) alloys was studied by stress change tests in compression and tensile tests at temperatures ranging from 700 to 1050 C. The material produced by arc melting exhibited a structure of coarse lamellar grains in the as-cast condition that transforms to an equiaxic near {gamma} microstructure after processing by hot extrusion at 1250 C. This microstructure consists of zones of {gamma} grains finer than 1 {mu}m and band like regions with coarser grains, ranging from 5 to 20 {mu}m. In addition to {gamma} grains, a volume fraction of more than 20 vol% of {alpha}{sub 2}-Ti{sub 3}Al particles finely dispersed are also present in the fine-grained zones. Compression tests of the extruded material at stresses ranging from 4 to 825 MPa showed values of the strain-rate-sensitivity exponent near 0.5 at low stresses and/or high temperatures. The microstructure in the fine-grained areas remains essentially constant during deformation. TEM analysis of deformed samples in this regime leads to relate grain boundary sliding as the mechanism controlling the deformation process. High elongation to failure, characteristic of superplasticity, was achieved at 975 and 1050 C at an initial strain rate of 4.6 x 10{sup -4} and 4.6 x 10{sup -3} s{sup -1}. (orig.)

  12. Phase boundary sliding model controlled by diffusion-solution zone in superplastic deformation

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    2002-01-01

    With scanning electron microscope (SEM), the surface morphology of phase boundary sliding (PBS) in superplastic deformation (SPD) of Zn-Al alloy and the diffusion behavior of Zn, Al interfaces in their powers' sintering have been investigated. The results show that Zn-Al eutectoid microstructure can be achieved through their powders' sintering, and the diffusion characteristic between Zn and Al is just a demonstration of Kirkendall effect, in which Zn can dissolve into Al whereas A1 can hardly dissolve into Zn. During sintering, a diffusion-solution zone ?′ has formed and subsequently transformed into a eutectoid microstructure in the cooling process. The superplastic deformation mechanism of Zn-Al eutectic alloy is phase boundary sliding which is controlled by the diffusion-solution zone ?′. If the diffusion-solution zone ?′ is unsaturated, it will have much more crystal defects and the combination between ?′ and phase ? is weak, thus the process of phase boundary sliding becomes easily; on the contrary, if the diffusion-solution zone ?′ becomes thick and saturated, the sliding will be difficult.

  13. Modeling and optimization of shape change in shell spatial cross-sections under superplastic moulding

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    Chumachenko, E. N.

    2008-08-01

    The necessity to develop and optimize new technological processes of gas moulding of shells under the superplasticity conditions, which ensure large elongation and complexity of the shape of end items, makes the specialists in the field of mathematical simulation to pose and solve problems of constant improvement of the imitation models. Because of a large number of "embedded" nonlinearities (the physical properties of the material, friction, and unknown boundaries), the solution of such problems requires large computer resources, high qualification of designers, and large amount of labor. In the present paper, we consider the problems of express analysis of pattern change of spatial shells on the basis of estimation of the behavior of their critical cross-sections. We solve problems of moulding of titan shells (made of VT6 alloy) in a matrix of complicated shape. We theoretically and experimentally justify the methods for predicting and constructing the optimal technological processes of shell deformation under conditions close to superplasticity by using the 2.5D designing procedures.

  14. Effects of manufacturing process on impact properties and microstructures of ODS steels

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    Tanno, Takashi, E-mail: tanno.takashi@jaea.go.jp; Ohtsuka, Satoshi; Yano, Yasuhide; Kaito, Takeji; Tanaka, Kenya

    2014-12-15

    Oxide dispersion strengthened (ODS) steels are notable advanced alloys with durability to a high-temperature and high-dose neutron irradiation environment because of their good swelling resistance and mechanical properties under neutron irradiation. 9–12Cr-ODS martensite steels have been developed in the Japan Atomic Energy Agency as the primary candidate material for the fast reactor fuel cladding tubes. They would also be good candidates for the fusion reactor blanket material which is exposed to high-dose neutron irradiation. In this work, modification of the manufacturing process of 11Cr-ODS steel was carried out to improve its impact property. Two types of 11Cr-ODS steels were manufactured: pre-mix and full pre-alloy ODS steels. Miniature Charpy impact tests and metallurgical observations were carried out on these steels. The impact properties of full pre-alloy ODS steels were shown to be superior to those of pre-mix ODS steels. It was demonstrated that the full pre-alloy process noticeably improved the microstructure homogeneity (i.e. reduction of inclusions and pores)

  15. Calculating Method for Influence of Material Flow on Energy Consumption in Steel Manufacturing Process

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    YU Qing-bo; LU Zhong-wu; CAI Jiu-ju

    2007-01-01

    From the viewpoint of systems energy conservation, the influences of material flow on its energy consumption in a steel manufacturing process is an important subject. The quantitative analysis of the relationship between material flow and the energy intensity is useful to save energy in steel industry. Based on the concept of standard material flow diagram, all possible situations of ferric material flow in steel manufacturing process are analyzed. The expressions of the influence of material flow deviated from standard material flow diagram on energy consumption are put forward.

  16. Improving production technology of tube steel grades in converter process

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    P. V. Kovalev

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Nature of formation and evolution special features of nonmetallic inclusions during ladle refining of converter HSLA steels for pipelines have been studied. Nonmetallic inclusions of the CaO-2O3-MgO system, close to calcium monoaluminate CaO∙Al2O3 with up to 5-6% of MgO, have been found as favorable from morphology point of view. These small inclusions nucleate on endogenous MgO substrates at sufficient high content of calcium in steel melt. Hot rolled plates can be rejected due to the coarse calcium bi- and hexa-aluminate inclusions (CaO∙22O3 and CaO∙62O3, usually containing exogenous MgO. These coarse inclusions form under calcium deficiency conditions, especially in the case of longtime steel holding in a ladle.

  17. СOMPACT COMPLEX FOR PROCESSING OF LARGE-DIAMETER PIPES INTO THE ROLLING STEEL PRODUCTS

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    Steblov, A. В.; A. A. Zlobin

    2016-01-01

    A mini-plant conception for processing of previously used large-diameter pipes into the small-section rolling steel products. Projects with capacity from 15 to 200 thousand tons per year are realized in the UIS.

  18. Development of Pack Cementation Aluminizing Process on Inner Surface of 316L Stainless Steel Tube

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    2008-01-01

    <正>In order to form the FeAl coatings on the inner surface of the 316L stainless steel tube,the pack cementation aluminizing process is introduced in this paper. The outside diameter,wall thickness and

  19. Influence of the Manufacturing Process on Defects in the Galvanized Coating of High Carbon Steel Wires

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    Marcello Gelfi; Luigi Solazzi; Sandro Poli

    2017-01-01

    This study is a detailed failure analysis of galvanized high carbon steel wires, which developed coating cracks during the torsion test performed as a quality control at the end of the manufacturing process...

  20. EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH REGARDING THE INFLUENCE OF CUTTING REGIME ON THE WEAR OF DRILLS AT STEEL PROCESSING

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    Leonard Marius CIUREZU GHERGHE

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available This paper aims to highlight the influence of cutting regime on the wear drills at steel processing , in particular the processing of stainless steel X17CrNi16-2 SR EN 10088-4 DIN 17440. We are interested in wear of the drill at processing of this type of stainless steel , which has applicability in energy industry given the special characteristics of its. We want a maximum value of 0.2 mm for the wear of the drill, measurement and taking pictures are made using a microscope DigiMicro 2.0 and the software used is MicroCapture. Processing was done on machining center YMC YOUNG TECH 1050, and the tool used was 8 mm drill bit high speed steel.

  1. Ultrahigh strength-ductility steel treated by a novel quenching–partitioning–tempering process

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    Zhang, Ke, E-mail: zhangke@usst.edu.cn [School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, Shanghai 200093 (China); Liu, Ping; Li, Wei [School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, Shanghai 200093 (China); Guo, Zhenghong; Rong, Yonghua [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China)

    2014-12-01

    A novel quenching–partitioning–tempering (Q–P–T) process was employed in two kinds of Fe–Mn–Si–Nb alloyed steels with 0.2 wt% and 0.4 wt% carbon additions to obtain a triplex microstructure comprising martensite, retained austenite and fine carbides. The good combination of strength and elongation has been realized for Fe–Mn–Si–Nb alloyed Q–P–T steels. The product of strength and elongation is high up to 31.4 GPa% for Q–P–T steel with 0.4 wt% carbon (Ultimate tensile strength: ∼1549 MPa; Elongation: ∼20.3%), which meets the mechanical properties theoretically predicted of next generation advanced high strength steel. The strength and ductility both enhance with increase of carbon content in Q–P–T steels. Two possible mechanisms are employed to explain the reason of good mechanical properties.

  2. Application of Microstructure Engineering in Steel Coil Cooling Process

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    LIU Zheng-dong; D Q Jin; I V Samarasekera; J K Brimacombe

    2005-01-01

    The coil cooling and its role in a hot strip mill were reviewed.A mathematical model was developed to describe and analyze the thermal history and its impact on precipitation phenomena during coil cooling for plain car bon,HSLA-V and HSLA-Nb steels.The predicted result of the thermal model was compared with that measured from industrial coil.The effect of cooling condition and coil dimension on the thermal history and final mechanical properties of the steel strip was examined.The coiling temperature and cooling rate have crucial influence on the precipitation strengthening.

  3. INTERACTION OF SUB-ZERO PROCESSED Cr-V LEDEBURITIC STEEL WITH ALUMINA, 100Cr6-STEEL AND BRONZE IN DRY SLIDING

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    Peter Jurci; Pavel Bílek; Jana Ptačinová; Jana Sobotová

    2014-01-01

    The interaction of the Vanadis 6 steel, processed without/with an application of sub-zero treatment, with alumina (hard counterface), 100Cr6-ball bearing steel (counterface of an intermediate hardness) and CuSn6 (soft counterface) has been examined. Obtained results infer that the wear performance against alumina is the best for no-SZT material quenched from higher austenitizing temperature (highest hardness). In dry sliding against 100 Cr6 ball bearing steel, the best wear resistance has bee...

  4. Topics about steel technologies. 2. ; Semi-solidification process. Tekko gijutsu topics. 2. ; Hangyoko kako process

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    Kawakami, M.

    1993-04-01

    This paper describes features, the current status and examples of studies on the metal semi-solidification process. This process provides fine and uniform grain structures without coarse dendrite, internal defects, and segregation. The process uses a low processing pressure that makes uniform processing easier, and can make new composite materials and alloys with new components because of high viscosity in slurry. The thixomolding that combines a semi-melting process with the semi-solidification process is expected of the early realization of its use because it is easier in controlling metal crystal shapes, processing temperatures, and viscosity during processing than in the rheocasting. Research and development efforts in other countries are addressed to developing cryogenic casting processes for mass-produced steel materials aimed at reducing segregation, and studying a process to supply semi-solidified metal slurries to different manufacturing processes to fabricate difficult-to-process materials and functional materials into a near net shape. Studies include identification of relationship between cooling rates and stirring rates affecting crystal shapes, understanding of formability and transformation behavior of semi-solidified metals, and introduction of viscosity inferring equations. 3 figs., 1 tab.

  5. Nanometric Gouge in High-Speed Shearing Experiments: Superplasticity?

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    Green, H. W.; Lockner, D. A.; Bozhilov, K. N.; Maddon, A.; Beeler, N. M.; Reches, Z.

    2010-12-01

    rates by “superplasticity” (viscous flow dominated by grain-boundary sliding). The high-pressure gouge also coarsens rapidly after sliding stops if quench rate is too slow, presumably driven largely by the very fine grain size. We will use transmission electron microscopy to identify the gouge state (crystalline or amorphous) and whether the nanometric particles have been sintered into a nanocrystalline layer that could flow similarly to the high-pressure experiments (in which the gouge was created by different processes). If such a nanocrystalline layer exists, the large friction drop of this material may be due to “superplastic” flow similarly to the high-pressure experiments. The recrystallization of the gouge into a coarser-crystalline pavement after sliding stops but before temperature falls should take it out of the superplastic regime at high velocities because grain-boundary sliding is strongly grain-size dependent. Thus, refragmenting the coarsened gouge would be required to re-establish the very low apparent friction. We propose that development of such a superplastic gouge during propagation of earthquakes may yield very low apparent friction by dynamically producing this lubricating material.

  6. Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of J55ERW Steel Pipe Processed by On-Line Spray Water Cooling

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    Zejun Chen

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available An on-line spray water cooling (OSWC process for manufacturing electric resistance welded (ERW steel pipes is presented to enhance their mechanical properties and performances. This technique reduces the processing needed for the ERW pipe and overcomes the weakness of the conventional manufacturing technique. Industrial tests for J55 ERW steel pipe were carried out to validate the effectiveness of the OSWC process. The microstructure and mechanical properties of the J55 ERW steel pipe processed by the OSWC technology were investigated. The optimized OSWC technical parameters are presented based on the mechanical properties and impact the performance of steel pipes. The industrial tests show that the OSWC process can be used to efficiently control the microstructure, enhance mechanical properties, and improve production flexibility of steel pipes. The comprehensive mechanical properties of steel pipes processed by the OSWC are superior to those of other published J55 grade steels.

  7. Porous nickel coatings on steel tubes formed by aqueous colloidal processing

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    Ferrari, B.; Sanchez-Herencia, A.J.; Moreno, R. [Instituto de Ceramica y Vidrio, CSIC, Carretera de Valencia Km. 24,300, Arganda del Rey, E-28500 Madrid (Spain)

    2002-09-01

    A main goal in the manufacture of composite materials is the possibility of applying the colloidal approach to powder metallurgy. Here porous nickel coatings have been prepared in the inner walls of steel tubes by a simple, low-cost colloidal process. Coatings treated at 650 C show good adhesion to the steel surface and a higher porosity that bulk bodies, as desired for manufacturing inner linings on long steel tubes such as those used for heat-exchange applications. (Abstract Copyright [2002], Wiley Periodicals, Inc.)

  8. Study on the cold working process for FM steel cladding tubes

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    Kim, Tae Kyu; Kim, Sung Ho

    2011-04-01

    A cold working process for FM steel cladding tubes of the sodium-cooled fast reactor was studied. Hot-rolled 9Cr-2W steel plates were heat-treated to dissolve the M 23C 6 and V-rich MX precipitates into the matrix, followed by several cold rollings and intermediate/final heat treatments with the purpose of nucleating the dissolved precipitates on the dislocations formed through the cold rolling. As a result, it was possible to obtain the FM steels with very fine and uniform precipitates which were more promising for superior tensile properties.

  9. Modification of Banding in Dual-Phase Steels via Thermal Processing

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    Mukherjee, Krishnendu; Thomas, L. S.; Bos, C.

    2014-01-01

    The potential to utilize controlled thermal processing to minimize banding in a DP780 steel with 2 wt pct Mn was evaluated on samples processed on a Gleeble® 3500 thermomechanical processing simulator. All processing histories were selected to result in final dual-phase steel microstructures...... simulating microstructures achievable during annealing of initially cold rolled sheet. Strip samples were processed to evaluate the effects of heating rate, annealing time, annealing temperature, and cooling rate. The degree of banding in the final microstructures was evaluated with standard light optical...

  10. In Situ Observation of Solidification Process of AISI 304 Austenitic Stainless Steel

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    HUANG Fu-xiang; WANG Xin-hua; ZHANG Jiong-ming; JI Chen-xi; FANG Yuan; YU Yan

    2008-01-01

    The solidification process of AISI 304 stainless steel during cooling at a rate of 0.05 K/s has been observed in situ using a confocal scanning laser microscope(CSLM).The results show that the δ phase appeared first in liquid steel,as the temperature decreased,the γ phase precipitated prior at δ-grain boundary at 1452.2℃,the liquid steel disappeared at 1431.3℃,and then theγphase precipitated on the δ ferrite.Based on the Scheil-GulliVer solidification model,the solidification processes of AISI 304 stainless steel are simulated using the Scheil model in Thermo-Calc.and the simulation results agree well with the results observed in the experiment.

  11. Computer assisted alloy and process design of nuclear structural steels

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    Lee, Byeong Joo [Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science, Taejon (Korea, Republic of)

    1997-07-01

    Based on literature research and thermodynamic calculations, it was suggested that toughness of SA508 class 3 steels can be improved by grain refinement using pinning by AIN during forging if alloy contents of Al and N are adjusted. It was also pointed out that the temper embrittlement due to the coarsening of M{sub 2}C carbide may originate from phase transition to the more stable {xi}-carbide. A necessity of experimental works to avoid such a transition by adjustment of alloy composition was claimed. An optimum temperature for the intercirtical heat treatment was derived by thermodynamic= calculation and was found to agree with experimentally derived one. The thermodynamic database and the present calculation scheme can be used as a powerful research tool in further study for design of next generation RPV steels of wide composition range, if combined with the current experimental technology. (Author) 101 refs., 10 tabs., 11 figs.

  12. Advanced Thermomechanical Processing for a High-Mn Austenitic Steel

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    Kusakin, Pavel; Tsuzaki, Kaneaki; Molodov, Dmitri A.; Kaibyshev, Rustam; Belyakov, Andrey

    2016-12-01

    The microstructures and mechanical properties of a warm-forged and annealed Fe-18Mn-0.6C-1.5Al TWIP steel were studied. The high dislocation density was evolved by warm forging and the ultrafine grains were developed by subsequent annealing. The dislocation strengthening and the grain refinement result in increased yield strength ranging from 500 to 1000 MPa and the product of ultimate tensile strength by total elongation as high as 70,000 MPa pct.

  13. A Short review on wrought austenitic stainless steels at high temperatures: processing, microstructure, properties and performance

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    Ronald Lesley Plaut

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Wrought austenitic stainless steels are widely used in high temperature applications. This short review discusses initially the processing of this class of steels, with emphasis on solidification and hot working behavior. Following, a brief summary is made on the precipitation behavior and the numerous phases that may appear in their microstructures. Creep and oxidation resistance are, then, briefly discussed, and finalizing their performance is compared with other high temperature metallic materials.

  14. Physico-chemical Conditions of the Surface Modification Process of Steels by Vanadium, Carbon and Nitrogen

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    N.A. Harchenko

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Theoretical calculations of the physical and chemical conditions of the nitrogenvanading process of steels are performed. The diagrams of the equilibrium composition of the reaction medium are presented. The phase composition of gaseous and condensed states of the systems, the optimum saturation temperature and mixture composition are derived. The optimal temperature range of nitrogenvanading of steels is established as follows: 1100-1300 K.

  15. Evaluation of Friction Stir Processing of HY-80 Steel Under Wet and Dry Conditions

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    Young, Garth William II

    2012-01-01

    This thesis describes the microstructural and mechanical property changes associated with Friction Stir Processing (FSP) of HY-80 steel under dry and underwater conditions. HY-80 is a low-carbon alloy steel that is used in a quenched and tempered condition and is highly susceptible to hydrogen assisted cracking associated with conventional fusion welding. FSW/P (400 RPM/ 2 IPM) was conducted using a polycrystalline cubic boron nitride tool having a pin length of 6.35 mm. Two sets ...

  16. Press Hardening Steel (PHS): a new coating and process technology

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    Faderl, J. [voestalpine Stahl Linz GmbH (Austria); Vehof, R. [Polynorm N.V., Bundschoten (Netherlands)

    2005-07-01

    Press hardening technology has been known for many years. Increased requirements with respect to safety and light weight construction of the steel body for cars and trucks force the automotive industry to use high strength steels more and more. Strength levels up to 1000 MPa can be provided with AHSS grades. Above 1000 MPa, these steel grades are coming to their limit with respect to strength vs. formability balance. PHS is a very attractive alternative concept. Hardenable 22MnB5 has been supplied - uncoated - for a long time. To avoid decarburization during heat treatment and to improve corrosion behaviour hot dip aluminized 22MnB5 was introduced to the market. Both materials, uncoated and hot dip aluminized, do not provide cathodic corrosion protection without postcoating (sheradizing..). In the last two years an improved press hardening technology and a zinc based coating providing cathodic protection was developed by voestalpine. Some results about strength homogeneity, formability, corrosion behaviour of this voestalpine-PHS technology will be presented in the paper. (orig.)

  17. Mercury mass flow in iron and steel production process and its implications for mercury emission control.

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    Wang, Fengyang; Wang, Shuxiao; Zhang, Lei; Yang, Hai; Gao, Wei; Wu, Qingru; Hao, Jiming

    2016-05-01

    The iron and steel production process is one of the predominant anthropogenic sources of atmospheric mercury emissions worldwide. In this study, field tests were conducted to study mercury emission characteristics and mass flows at two iron and steel plants in China. It was found that low-sulfur flue gas from sintering machines could contribute up to 41% of the total atmospheric mercury emissions, and desulfurization devices could remarkably help reduce the emissions. Coal gas burning accounted for 17%-49% of the total mercury emissions, and therefore the mercury control of coal gas burning, specifically for the power plant burning coal gas to generate electricity, was significantly important. The emissions from limestone and dolomite production and electric furnaces can contribute 29.3% and 4.2% of the total mercury emissions from iron and steel production. More attention should be paid to mercury emissions from these two processes. Blast furnace dust accounted for 27%-36% of the total mercury output for the whole iron and steel production process. The recycling of blast furnace dust could greatly increase the atmospheric mercury emissions and should not be conducted. The mercury emission factors for the coke oven, sintering machine and blast furnace were 0.039-0.047gHg/ton steel, and for the electric furnace it was 0.021gHg/ton steel. The predominant emission species was oxidized mercury, accounting for 59%-73% of total mercury emissions to air.

  18. Nitriding Process Characterization of Cold Worked AISI 304 and 316 Austenitic Stainless Steels

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    Waldemar Alfredo Monteiro

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available The nitriding behavior of austenitic stainless steels (AISI 304 and 316 was studied by different cold work degree (0% (after heat treated, 10%, 20%, 30%, and 40% before nitride processing. The microstructure, layer thickness, hardness, and chemical microcomposition were evaluated employing optical microscopy, Vickers hardness, and scanning electron microscopy techniques (WDS microanalysis. The initial cold work (previous plastic deformations in both AISI 304 and 306 austenitic stainless steels does not show special influence in all applied nitriding kinetics (in layer thicknesses. The nitriding processes have formed two layers, one external layer formed by expanded austenite with high nitrogen content, followed by another thinner layer just below formed by expanded austenite with a high presence of carbon (back diffusion. An enhanced diffusion can be observed on AISI 304 steel comparing with AISI 316 steel (a nitrided layer thicker can be noticed in the AISI 304 steel. The mechanical strength of both steels after nitriding processes reveals significant hardness values, almost 1100 HV, on the nitrided layers.

  19. A numerical study on the mechanical properties and the processing behaviour of composite high strength steels

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    Muenstermann, Sebastian [RWTH Aachen (Germany). Dept. of Ferrous Metallurgy; Vajragupta, Napat [RWTH Aachen (Germany). Materials Mechanics Group; Weisgerber, Bernadette [ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG (Germany). Patent Dept.; Kern, Andreas [ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG (Germany). Dept. of Quality Affairs

    2013-06-01

    The demand for lightweight construction in mechanical and civil engineering has strongly promoted the development of high strength steels with excellent damage tolerance. Nowadays, the requirements from mechanical and civil engineering are even more challenging, as gradients in mechanical properties are demanded increasingly often for components that are utilized close to the limit state of load bearing capacity. A metallurgical solution to this demand is given by composite rolling processes. In this process components with different chemical compositions were jointed, which develop after heat treatment special properties. These are actually evaluated in order to verify that structural steels with the desired gradients in mechanical properties can be processed. A numerical study was performed aiming to numerically predict strenght and toughness properties, as well as the procesing behaviour using Finite Element (FE) simulations with damage mechanics approaches. For determination of mechanical properties, simulations of tensile specimen, SENB sample, and a mobile crane have been carried out for different configurations of composite rolled materias out of high strebght structural steels. As a parameter study, both the geometrical and the metallurgical configurations of the composite rolled steels were modified. Thickness of each steel layer and materials configuration have been varied. Like this, a numerical procedure to define optimum tailored configurations of high strenght steels could be established.

  20. Stored energy analysis of Zn-5Al eutectic alloy in superplastic deformation

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    2002-01-01

    The stored energy and the energy release during SPD (superplastic deformation) ofa Zn-5Al alloy were studied. The alloy after rolling process gains more stored energy, and the as-rolled specimen can obtain maximum elongation and minimum flow stress without hot holding treatment before SPD. Experimental results show that stored energy release process is along with SPD process and is also an impetus to SPD. The as-rolled Zn-5Al alloy has 48 J/mol stored energy which was measured with DSC (differential scanning calorimeter) and conforms well to the calculated value. The as-rolled Zn-5Al alloy after SPD with an elongation of 2 500% releases 112 J/mol stored energy. Analysis shows that the strain rate is in direct ratio to the rate of stored energy release.

  1. Superplastic behavior of coarse-grained aluminum alloys

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    Chezan, AR; De Hosson, JTM

    2005-01-01

    In this paper we concentrate on the superplastic behavior and the microstructural evolution of two coarse-grained Al alloys: Al-4.4w/oMg and Al-4.4w/oMg-0.4w/oCu. The values for the strain rate sensitivity index and activation energy suggest that solute drag on dislocation motion is an important phe

  2. STUDIES ON WETTABILITY OF STAINLESS STEEL 316L POWDER IN LASER MELTING PROCESS

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    KURIAN ANTONY

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Laser sintering is one of the techniques used in additive manufacturing processes. The main objective of the work is to study the effects of process parameters on wetting phenomenon and interfacial energy during laser melting of stainless steel powder. This paper reports wetting of laser melted powder particles and its use for the determination of surface energy of stainless steel powder under laser beam exposure. Process parameters such as laser power, scan speed and beam diameter are considered for study. This study also identifies the process parameters for better wettability which produces smooth surfaces.

  3. The National Shipbuilding Research Program. Automated Process Application in Steel Fabrication and Subassembly Facilities; Phase I (Process Analysis)

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    1999-05-01

    6 Automated Process Application in Steel Fabrication and Subassembly Facilities; Phase I ( Process Analysis ) U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY CARDEROCK...Subassembly Facilities; Phase I ( Process Analysis ) 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR(S) 5d. PROJECT NUMBER 5e

  4. Superplastically foaming method to make closed pores inclusive porous ceramics

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    Kishimoto, Akira; Hayashi, Hidetaka, E-mail: kishim-a@cc.okayama-u.ac.jp [Division of Molecular and Material Science, Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Okayama University Okayama (Japan)

    2011-04-15

    Porous ceramics incorporates pores to improve several properties including thermal insulation maintaining inherenet ceramic properties such as corrosion resistance and large mechanical strength. Conventional porous ceramics is usually fabricated through an insufficient sintering. Since the sintering accompanies the exclusion of pores, it must be terminated at the early stage to maintain the high porosity, leading to degraded strength and durability. Contrary to this, we have innovated superplastically foaming method to make ceramic foams only in the solid state. In this method, the previously inserted foam agent evaporates after the full densification of matrix at around the sintering temperature. Closed pores expand utilizing the superplastic deformation driven by the evolved gas pressure. The typical features of this superplastically foaming method are listed as follows, 1. The pores are introduced after sintering the solid polycrystal. 2. Only closed pores are introduced, improving the insulation of gas and sound in addition to heat. 3. The pore walls are fully densified expecting a large mechanical strength. 4. Compared with the melt foaming method, this method is practical because the fabrication temperature is far below the melting point and it does not need molds. 5. The size and the location pores can be controlled by the amount and position of the foam agent.

  5. Surface processing to improve the fatigue resistance of advanced bar steels for automotive applications

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    David K. Matlock

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available With the development of new steels and processing techniques, there have been corresponding advances in the fatigue performance of automotive components. These advances have led to increased component life and smaller power transfer systems. New processing approaches to enhance the fatigue performance of steels are reviewed with an emphasis on carburizing and deep rolling. Selected examples are presented to illustrate the importance of the base steel properties on the final performance of surface modified materials. Results on carburized gear steels illustrate the dependence of the fatigue behavior on carburizing process control (gas and vacuum carburizing, alloy additions and microstructure. The importance of retained austenite content, case and core grain size as controlled by processing and microalloy additions, extent of intergranular oxidation, and the residual stress profile on fatigue performance is also illustrated. Specific recent results on the use of microalloying elements (e.g. Nb and process history control to limit austenite grain growth at the higher carburizing temperatures associated with vacuum carburizing are highlighted. For crankshaft applications, deep rolling is highlighted, a process to mechanically work fillet surfaces to improve fatigue resistance. The influence of the deformation behavior of the substrate, as characterized by standard tensile and compression tests, on the ability to create desired surface properties and residual stress profiles will be illustrated with data on several new steels of current and future interest for crankshaft applications.

  6. Statistical Methods for Quality Control of Steel Coils Manufacturing Process using Generalized Linear Models

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    García-Díaz, J. Carlos

    2009-11-01

    Fault detection and diagnosis is an important problem in process engineering. Process equipments are subject to malfunctions during operation. Galvanized steel is a value added product, furnishing effective performance by combining the corrosion resistance of zinc with the strength and formability of steel. Fault detection and diagnosis is an important problem in continuous hot dip galvanizing and the increasingly stringent quality requirements in automotive industry has also demanded ongoing efforts in process control to make the process more robust. When faults occur, they change the relationship among these observed variables. This work compares different statistical regression models proposed in the literature for estimating the quality of galvanized steel coils on the basis of short time histories. Data for 26 batches were available. Five variables were selected for monitoring the process: the steel strip velocity, four bath temperatures and bath level. The entire data consisting of 48 galvanized steel coils was divided into sets. The first training data set was 25 conforming coils and the second data set was 23 nonconforming coils. Logistic regression is a modeling tool in which the dependent variable is categorical. In most applications, the dependent variable is binary. The results show that the logistic generalized linear models do provide good estimates of quality coils and can be useful for quality control in manufacturing process.

  7. Deformation and reconstruction mechanisms in coarse-grained superplastic Al-Mg alloys

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    Soer, W. A.; Chezan, A. R.; De Hosson, J. Th. M.

    2006-01-01

    This paper concentrates on the superplastic response of fine-grained and coarse-grained Al-Mg alloys under uniaxial tension. To identify the main characteristics of superplastic deformation and to determine the optimum deformation parameters, the microstructure and dislocation substructure of the al

  8. The effect of the production process of medium-carbon steel on fatigue strength

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    T. Lipiński

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available The experimental material comprised semi-finished, high grade, medium-carbon structural steel for the production of mining chains. Steel was melted in a 140 ton electric furnace and desulfurized (E. In the second analyzed variant, steel was additionally refined with argon (EA. In the third variant, steel was melted in a 100 ton converter. Secondary treatment involved vacuum circulation degassing. Specimens with a diameter of 10 mm were prepared by hardening and tempering at 200, 300, 400, 500 and 600°C. Fatigue tests were performed with the use of a rotary bending machine at a frequency of 6000 cpm. The results were processed and presented in graphic form.

  9. Monitoring of radionuclides in carbon steel blooms produced by EAF process

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    Sofilić T.

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Because natural and artificial isotopes in steel might originate from steel scrap or from the residue of the material that was used in the technological process, thus monitoring especially artificial radionuclides 60Co, 137Cs and 192Ir deserve special attention. The analysis by g-spectrometry has been applied to determine the presence of natural isotopes 40K, 226Ra, 232Th and 238U as well as of the artificial isotope 60Co, 137Cs and 192Ir and their activity in the produced steel round blooms in the Steel Mill of CMC Sisak d.o.o. At the same time the content of radionuclides in the other materials (ferroalloys, bauxite, fluorite, lime, coke, graphite electrodes, refractory blocks used in the same steel making process was investigated. The measured values regarding the presence of individual isotopes and their activity in steel were as follows: 40K all values were less than 1.6 Bqkg-1; 232Th all activities values were less than 0.02 Bqkg-1; 226Ra all activities values were less than 0.01 Bqkg-1; 238U all activities values were less than 1.10 Bqkg-1; 60Co all activities values were less than 0.02 Bqkg-1; 192Ir all activities values were less than 0.02 Bqkg-1 and 137Cs all activities values were less than 0.30 Bqkg-1.

  10. Laser hardening processing on tool steel SKD61

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    金.弗拉基米尔.阿列克谢耶维奇

    2015-01-01

    This paper is aimed at overcoming different degree defects of crystalline structure in SKD61 carbide tool steel under quenching in solid phase and liquid phase. The paper studies the micro-structure and properties of laser strengthening SKD61 by using the method of laser hardening on the rein-forcement to improve the wear resistance of SKD61 . The results showed that the laser strengthening meth-od can improve the wear resistance of SKD61 . The study can provide reference for laser hardening metal materials.

  11. Behaviour model identification based on inverse modeling and using Optical Full Field Measurements (OFFM): application on rubber and steel

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    Velay, V.; Robert, L.; Schmidt, F.; Hmida, S.; Vallet, T.

    2007-04-01

    Biaxial properties of materials (polymer or steel) used in many industrial processes are often difficult to measure. However, these properties are useful for the numerical simulations of plastic-processing operations like blow moulding or thermoforming for polymers and superplastic forming or single point incremental forming for steels. Today, Optical Full Field Measurements (OFFM) are promising tools for experimental analysis of materials. Indeed, they are able to provide a very large amount of data (displacement or strain) spatially distributed. In this paper, a mixed numerical and experimental investigation is proposed in order to identify multi-axial constitutive behaviour models. The procedure is applied on two different materials commonly used in forming processes: polymer (rubber in this first approach) and steel. Experimental tests are performed on various rubber and steel structural specimens (notched and open-hole plate samples) in order to generate heterogeneous displacement field. Two different behaviour models are considered. On the one hand, a Money-Rivlin hyperelastic law is investigated to describe the high levels of strain induced in tensile test performed on a rubber open-hole specimen. On the other hand, Ramberg-Osgood law allows to reproduce elasto-plastic behaviour of steel on a specimen that induces heterogeneous strain fields. Each parameter identification is based on a same Finite Element Model Updated (FEMU) procedure which consists in comparing results provided by the numerical simulation (ABAQUS™) with full field measurements obtained by the DISC (Digital Image Stereo-Correlation) technique (Vic-3D®).

  12. Influence of Processing and Heat Treatment on Corrosion Resistance and Properties of High Alloyed Steel Coatings

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    Hill, Horst; Weber, Sebastian; Raab, Ulrich; Theisen, Werner; Wagner, Lothar

    2012-09-01

    Corrosion and abrasive wear are two important aspects to be considered in numerous engineering applications. Looking at steels, high-chromium high-carbon tool steels are proper and cost-efficient materials. They can either be put into service as bulk materials or used as comparatively thin coatings to protect lower alloyed construction or heat treatable steels from wear and corrosion. In this study, two different corrosion resistant tool steels were used for the production of coatings and bulk material. They were processed by thermal spraying and super solidus liquid phase sintering as both processes can generally be applied to produce coatings on low alloyed substrates. Thermally sprayed (high velocity oxygen fuel) coatings were investigated in the as-processed state, which is the most commonly used condition for technical applications, and after a quenching and tempering treatment. In comparison, sintered steels were analyzed in the quenched and tempered condition only. Significant influence of alloy chemistry, processing route, and heat treatment on tribological properties was found. Experimental investigations were supported by computational thermodynamics aiming at an improvement of tribological and corrosive resistance.

  13. INTERACTION OF SUB-ZERO PROCESSED Cr-V LEDEBURITIC STEEL WITH ALUMINA, 100Cr6-STEEL AND BRONZE IN DRY SLIDING

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    Peter Jurci

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available The interaction of the Vanadis 6 steel, processed without/with an application of sub-zero treatment, with alumina (hard counterface, 100Cr6-ball bearing steel (counterface of an intermediate hardness and CuSn6 (soft counterface has been examined. Obtained results infer that the wear performance against alumina is the best for no-SZT material quenched from higher austenitizing temperature (highest hardness. In dry sliding against 100 Cr6 ball bearing steel, the best wear resistance has been achieved for the material after SZT at -196 oC/10 h. The interaction of Vanadis 6 steel with CuSn6 results in a considerable counterpart material transfer to the samples of Vanadis 6-steel whereas the extent of the transfer is rather independent on both the austenitizing temperature and the SZT parameters, within the range of parameters used for the investigations.

  14. Effect of Welding Processes and Consumables on Tensile and Impact Properties of High Strength Quenched and Tempered Steel Joints

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    G Magudeeswaran; V Balasubramanian; G Madhusudhan Reddy; T S Balasubramanian

    2008-01-01

    Quenched and tempered steels are prone to hydrogen induced cracking in the heat affected gone after welding.The use of austenitic stainless steel consumables to weld the above steel was the only available remedy because of higher solubility for hydrogen in austenitic phase.In this investigation,an attempt was made to determine a suitable consumable to replace expensive austenitic consumables.Two different consumables,namely,austenitic stainless steel and lOW hydrogen ferritic steel,were used to fabricate the joints by shielded metal arc welding(SMAW)and flux cored arc welding(FCAW)processes.The joints fabricated by using low hydrogen ferritic steel consumables showed superior transverse tensile properties,whereas joints fabricated by using austenitic stainless steel consumables exhibited better impact toughness,irrespective of the welding process used.The SMAW joints exhibited superior mechanical and impact properties,irrespective of the consumables used,than their FCAW counterparts.

  15. Friction Melt Bonding: An innovative process for aluminium-steel lap joints

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    Simar Aude

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available A new process based on Friction Stir Welding has been developed to weld dissimilar metals, particularly steel and aluminum, in a lap-joint configuration. In this Friction Melt Bonding process, frictional heat generated by the rotating and translating tool brings about local and transient melting (Figure 1. Welding then occurs owing to controlled reactivity and solidification at the interface between the two plates. With an adequate choice of the welding parameters, low alloy steel and aluminium alloys have been successfully welded. Characterisation of the microstructure was systematically performed to highlight the influence of the process parameters, particularly the temperature cycle, on the steel-Al interface. The thickness of the intermetallic layer varies from a couple of micrometers to tens of micrometers depending on the advancing speed of the tool (Fig. 2. The lap shear properties of the joints were also investigated and analysed based on the morphology of the intermetallic layer.

  16. THERMODYNAMICS OF CHEMICAL PROCESSES OF PHOSPHORUS ALLOCATION DURING THE PROCESS OF MELTING IN STEEL-MAKING FURNACES

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    V. F. Sobolev

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available The analysis of thermodynamic models, which can be used for calculation of phosphorus allocation in the process of melting in steel-making furnace, is presented. It is shown, that temperature of melting process, basic capacity and oxidability of slag mixture in furnace influence to a greatest extent on allocation of phosphorus.

  17. Brazing process provides high-strength bond between aluminum and stainless steel

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    Huschke, E. G., Jr.; Nord, D. B.

    1966-01-01

    Brazing process uses vapor-deposited titanium and an aluminum-zirconium-silicon alloy to prevent formation of brittle intermetallic compounds in stainless steel and aluminum bonding. Joints formed by this process maintain their high strength, corrosion resistance, and hermetic sealing properties.

  18. Steel making

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    Chakrabarti, A K

    2014-01-01

    "Steel Making" is designed to give students a strong grounding in the theory and state-of-the-art practice of production of steels. This book is primarily focused to meet the needs of undergraduate metallurgical students and candidates for associate membership examinations of professional bodies (AMIIM, AMIE). Besides, for all engineering professionals working in steel plants who need to understand the basic principles of steel making, the text provides a sound introduction to the subject.Beginning with a brief introduction to the historical perspective and current status of steel making together with the reasons for obsolescence of Bessemer converter and open hearth processes, the book moves on to: elaborate the physiochemical principles involved in steel making; explain the operational principles and practices of the modern processes of primary steel making (LD converter, Q-BOP process, and electric furnace process); provide a summary of the developments in secondary refining of steels; discuss principles a...

  19. Processing and Characterization of MMC Beads Based on Zirconia and TRIP Steel

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    Oppelt, Marie; Wenzel, Claudia; Aneziris, Christos G.; Berek, Harry

    2014-12-01

    A novel process for metal-matrix composite fabrication with the special focus on single beads and sintered bead structures is explored. The used gel-casting process by sodium alginate gelation is introduced, and various analyses with significant results are presented. The suspensions contained 16-7-3 steel and zirconia particles as well as sodium alginate and were subsequently added dropwise into water which contained solidifying agent for forming rubbery, substantially round beads. Sintered beads with adequate strength (~400 MPa) and perfect surface, homogeneous microstructure, and high energy absorption capability have been produced by this casting process. At lower strains (up to 15 pct), all zirconia reinforced steel beads obtain higher specific energy absorption (SEA) in comparison to pure steel beads. Especially the composition of 90 vol pct TRIP steel and 10 vol pct zirconia shows a significant improved energy absorption capability with 27.7 MJ/m3 at a strain of 15 pct. Pure steel only exhibits a SEA of 13.1 MJ/m3.

  20. Analyses of quenching process during turn-off of plasma electrolytic carburizing on carbon steel

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    Wu, Jie; Liu, Run [Key Laboratory for Beam Technology and Materials Modification of Ministry of Education, College of Nuclear Science and Technology, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875 (China); Beijing Radiation Center, Beijing 100875 (China); Xue, Wenbin, E-mail: xuewb@bnu.edu.cn [Key Laboratory for Beam Technology and Materials Modification of Ministry of Education, College of Nuclear Science and Technology, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875 (China); Beijing Radiation Center, Beijing 100875 (China); Wang, Bin; Jin, Xiaoyue; Du, Jiancheng [Key Laboratory for Beam Technology and Materials Modification of Ministry of Education, College of Nuclear Science and Technology, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875 (China); Beijing Radiation Center, Beijing 100875 (China)

    2014-10-15

    Highlights: • Cooling rate of carburized steel at the end of PEC treatment is measured. • The quench hardening in the fast or slow turn-off mode hardly takes place. • Decrease of the surface roughness during slow turn-off process is found. • A slow turn-off mode is recommended to replace the conventional turn-off mode. - Abstract: Plasma electrolytic carburizing (PEC) under different turn-off modes was employed to fabricate a hardening layer on carbon steel in glycerol solution without stirring at 380 V for 3 min. The quenching process in fast turn-off mode or slow turn-off mode of power supply was discussed. The temperature in the interior of steel and electron temperature in plasma discharge envelope during the quenching process were evaluated. It was found that the cooling rates of PEC samples in both turn-off modes were below 20 °C/s, because the vapor film boiling around the steel sample reduced the cooling rate greatly in terms of Leidenfrost effect. Thus the quench hardening hardly took place, though the slow turn-off mode slightly decreased the surface roughness of PEC steel. At the end of PEC treatment, the fast turn-off mode used widely at present cannot enhance the surface hardness by quench hardening, and the slow turn-off mode was recommended in order to protect the electronic devices against a large current surge.

  1. Effect of welding processes and consumables on fatigue crack growth behaviour of armour grade quenched and tempered steel joints

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    G. Magudeeswaran

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Quenched and Tempered (Q&T steels are widely used in the construction of military vehicles due to its high strength to weight ratio and high hardness. These steels are prone to hydrogen induced cracking (HIC in the heat affected zone (HAZ after welding. The use of austenitic stainless steel (ASS consumables to weld the above steel was the only available remedy because of higher solubility for hydrogen in austenitic phase. The use of stainless steel consumables for a non-stainless steel base metal is not economical. Hence, alternate consumables for welding Q&T steels and their vulnerability to HIC need to be explored. Recent studies proved that low hydrogen ferritic steel (LHF consumables can be used to weld Q&T steels, which can give very low hydrogen levels in the weld deposits. The use of ASS and LHF consumables will lead to distinct microstructures in their respective welds. This microstructural heterogeneity will have a drastic influence in the fatigue crack growth resistance of armour grade Q&T steel welds. Hence, in this investigation an attempt has been made to study the influence of welding consumables and welding processes on fatigue crack growth behaviour of armour grade Q&T Steel joints. Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW and Flux cored arc welding (FCAW were used for fabrication of joints using ASS and LHF consumables. The joints fabricated by SMAW process using LHF consumable exhibited superior fatigue crack growth resistance than all other joints.

  2. Effect of welding processes and consumables on fatigue crack growth behaviour of armour grade quenched and tempered steel joints

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    G. MAGUDEESWARAN; V. BALASUBRAMANIAN; G. MADHUSUDHAN REDDY

    2014-01-01

    Quenched and Tempered (Q&T) steels are widely used in the construction of military vehicles due to its high strength to weight ratio and high hardness. These steels are prone to hydrogen induced cracking (HIC) in the heat affected zone (HAZ) after welding. The use of austenitic stainless steel (ASS) consumables to weld the above steel was the only available remedy because of higher solubility for hydrogen in austenitic phase. The use of stainless steel consumables for a non-stainless steel base metal is not economical. Hence, alternate consumables for welding Q&T steels and their vulnerability to HIC need to be explored. Recent studies proved that low hydrogen ferritic steel (LHF) consumables can be used to weld Q&T steels, which can give very low hydrogen levels in the weld deposits. The use of ASS and LHF consumables will lead to distinct microstructures in their respective welds. This microstructural heterogeneity will have a drastic influence in the fatigue crack growth resistance of armour grade Q&T steel welds. Hence, in this investigation an attempt has been made to study the influence of welding con-sumables and welding processes on fatigue crack growth behaviour of armour grade Q&T Steel joints. Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) and Flux cored arc welding (FCAW) were used for fabrication of joints using ASS and LHF consumables. The joints fabricated by SMAW process using LHF consumable exhibited superior fatigue crack growth resistance than all other joints.

  3. Micro-structural strengthening mechanism of multiple laser shock processing impacts on AISI 8620 steel

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    Lu, J.Z. [School of Mechanical Engineering, Jiangsu University, Xuefu Road 301, Jingkou District, Zhenjiang 212013 (China); Zhong, J.W., E-mail: zjw1033@126.com [School of Mechanical Engineering, Jiangsu University, Xuefu Road 301, Jingkou District, Zhenjiang 212013 (China); Luo, K.Y.; Zhang, L.; Dai, F.Z. [School of Mechanical Engineering, Jiangsu University, Xuefu Road 301, Jingkou District, Zhenjiang 212013 (China); Chen, K.M. [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang 212013 (China); Wang, Q.W.; Zhong, J.S.; Zhang, Y.K. [School of Mechanical Engineering, Jiangsu University, Xuefu Road 301, Jingkou District, Zhenjiang 212013 (China)

    2011-07-25

    Highlights: {yields} LSP can clearly refine coarse grains in the shocked region by dislocation movement. {yields} Micro-structural evolution of AISI 8620 steel after LSP impacts is revealed. {yields} LSP on AISI 8620 steel have grain refinement and dispersion strengthening of carbon. {yields} The results can provide some insights on surface modification of low carbon steel. - Abstract: Micro-structural evolution in the near-surface region of AISI 8620 steel subjected to multiple laser shock processing (LSP) impacts were investigated by means of cross-sectional optical microscopy (OM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) observations. Micro-structural evolution process subjected to multiple LSP impacts can be described as follows: (i) the parallel lamellar pearlites are broken into bitty pearlites, and dislocation activities simultaneously led to the formation of dislocation lines (DLs) and dislocation pile-ups in original grains; (ii) bitty pearlites were all broken into Fe{sub 3}C granules, and dislocation movement made Fe{sub 3}C granules disperse near subgrain boundaries and led to subgrain boundaries separating individual cells, and (iii) subgrain boundaries were refined to grain boundaries. Multiple LSP impacts on AISI 8620 steel had dual-function: the refinement of coarse grains in the near-surface region by dislocation movement and dispersion strengthening of C atoms which cut cementite and diffused into the ferrite by moving dislocations.

  4. Effects of Quenching Process on Mechanical Properties and Microstructure of High Strength Steel

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    DUAN Zhengtao; LI Yanmei; ZHANG Mingya; SHI Minghan; ZHU Fuxian; ZHANG Shunhu

    2012-01-01

    The effects of direct quenching and tempering (DQ-T) process and conventional reheat quenching and tempering (RQ-T) processes on mechanical properties and microstructure of high strength steel were investigated.The DQ process was found to enhance the hardenability of steel effectively.The tensile strength and yield strength of DQ specimen was 975 MPa and 925 MPa respectively,which were higher than those of RQ specimen's of 920 MPa and 871 MPa.In contrast,low temperature toughness (-40 ℃,AKV) of DQ-T specimen (124 J) was generally inferior to that of RQ-T specimen (156 J).The direct quenching temperature was one of the potential process parameters to determine strength/toughness balance of steel manufactured by DQ process.The experimental results showed that excellent strength/toughness balance was obtained when the specimens was quenched at temperature in the range of 850-910 ℃.The yield strength and impact energy (-40 ℃) of DQ steel decreased significantly with increasing of quenching temperature,although the tensile strength was nearly stable.

  5. Microstructure and property of 1.6% C-UHCS/40Cr joint after superplastic welding via interlayer%具有中间夹层的1.6%C-UHCS/40Cr超塑性焊接接头组织和性能

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    衡中皓; 张柯柯; 乔騻; 张占领; 张晓娇; 涂益民

    2012-01-01

    采用工业纯铁中间层,在非真空、无保护气氛条件下,进行1.6%C-UHCS/40Cr的超塑性焊接试验.试验结果表明,采用工业纯铁中间层能提高1.6%C-UHCS/40Cr超塑性焊接接头界面塑性变形能力,促进扩散,改善接头区组织性能.在预压应力56.6 MPa、焊接温度780℃、初始应变速率1.5×10-4/S的条件下,经15 min压接,接头强度可达560 MPa,比不加中间层的超塑性焊接接头强度提高了46%.%Since the superplastic welding of quenched 40Cr and thermo-mechanical processed 1.6% ultrahigh carbon steel(1.6%C-UHCS) is of great possibility.Conduct the superplastic welding experiment of 1.6%C-UHCS/40Cr via industrial pure iron interlayer without protection of vacuum or atmosphere.By means of modern physical and chemical detection means, analyze the joint mechanical performance,microstructure and defects of superplastic welded joints with and without interlayer.Study the improving effect of industrial pure iron on the joint as the interlayer.The results show that with interlayer,the joint's plastic deformation capacity was improved,diffusion was promoted and its joint microstructure was improved.When the prepressing stress is 56.6 Mpa.the welding temperature is 780 ℃the initial strain rate is 1.5×10-4/s,after 15 min welding,the joint strength can reach 560 Mpa,which is 46% more than that without interlayer.

  6. Computational analysis of linear friction welding process and micromechanical modeling of deformation behavior for medium carbon steel

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    杨夏炜; 李文亚; 马铁军

    2015-01-01

    Finite element simulation of linear friction welding (LFW) medium carbon steel was carried out using the ABAQUS software. A two-dimensional (2D) coupled thermo-mechanical model was established. First, the temperature fields of medium carbon steel during LFW process were investigated. And then, the Mises stress and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd principal stresses fields’ evolution of the steel during LFW process were studied. The deformation behavior of LFW carbon steel was analyzed by using micromechanics model based on ABAQUS with Python code. The Lode parameter was expressed using the Mohr stress circle and it was investigated in detail.

  7. A Novel Single-Step Surface-Treatment Process for Forming Cr-Nitride Coatings on Steels

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    Lu, X. J.; Xiang, Z. D.

    2017-02-01

    A novel single-step surface-treatment process is demonstrated for forming Cr-nitride coatings on steels. The process was carried out at 1327 K (1100 °C) for two steel grades with differing carbon concentrations. For steel grade with 0.42 to 0.5C (wt pct), the coatings formed consisted of an outer Cr2N layer and an inner Cr-carbide layer with a Cr-enriched interdiffusion zone underneath. However, for steel grade with C ≤ 0.17 wt pct, the inner Cr-carbide layer was absent.

  8. Business relationship digitalization:a case study from the steel processing industry

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    Salo, J. (Jarmo)

    2006-01-01

    Abstract Although research into the digitalization of business has grown in recent years, the focus has predominantly been on the impacts of digitalization on business in general, and not on the business relationship digitalization process. In this dissertation, the author addresses how digitalization affects business relationships and provides an illustration of the process of business relationships digitalization in the steel processing industry context. Drawing from the Industrial Marke...

  9. A Finite-Element Analysis on the Rheorolling Process of Semi-Solid Spring Steel

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    Hongbo DONG; Yonglin KANG

    2003-01-01

    With a geometrical model of porous material, a 3D finite-element analysis on the rolling process of spring steel60Si2Mn in the semi-solid state is carried out using software MARC. In terms of flat and groove rolling conditions,stress field and strain fiel

  10. Effect of Plasma Nitriding Process Conditions on Corrosion Resistance of 440B Martensitic Stainless Steel

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    Łępicka Magdalena

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Martensitic stainless steels are used in a large number of various industrial applications, e.g. molds for plastic injections and glass moldings, automotive components, cutting tools, surgical and dental instruments. The improvement of their tribological and corrosion properties is a problem of high interest especially in medical applications, where patient safety becomes a priority. The paper covers findings from plasma nitrided AISI 440B (PN-EN or DIN X90CrMoV18 stainless steel corrosion resistance studies. Conventionally heat treated and plasma nitrided in N2:H2 reaction gas mixture (50:50, 65:35 and 80:20, respectively in two different temperature ranges (380 or 450°C specimens groups were examined. Microscopic observations and electrochemical corrosion tests were performed using a variety of analytical techniques. As obtained findings show, plasma nitriding of AISI 440B stainless steel, regardless of the process temperature, results in reduction of corrosion current density. Nevertheless, applying thermo-chemical process which requires exceeding temperature of about 400°C is not recommended due to increased risk of steel sensitization to intergranular and stress corrosion. According to the results, material ion nitrided in 450°C underwent leaching corrosion processes, which led to significant disproportion in chemical composition of the corroded and corrosion-free areas. The authors suggest further research into corrosion process of plasma nitrided materials and its degradation products.

  11. СOMPACT COMPLEX FOR PROCESSING OF LARGE-DIAMETER PIPES INTO THE ROLLING STEEL PRODUCTS

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    A. В. Steblov

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available A mini-plant conception for processing of previously used large-diameter pipes into the small-section rolling steel products. Projects with capacity from 15 to 200 thousand tons per year are realized in the UIS.

  12. Selected Problems of the Microstructure Evolution During Microalloyed Steel Wire Rod Production Process

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    Kwiecień M.

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available In the present study, we have discussed the selected problems of microstructure development during the whole manufacturing process, i.e. continuous casting, thermomechanical processing, and cold metal forming of the microalloyed steels wires. In the investigated steels, the microstructure development was controlled by the history of deformation and by the effects of microalloying elements, mostly Nb, Ti, and B. It has been concluded that obtained in the ultrafine grained microalloyed steel wires mechanical properties were first of all resulting from specific structural composition and grain refinement. Additionally, it has been proven that austenite grain refinement, that increases nucleation rate during the austenite-to-ferrite phase transformation, as a result of the thermomechanical processing, are very beneficial from point of view of the final mechanical properties. This problem starts to be very important when the microalloyed steel products are subjected to severe plastic deformation, as it has been shown discussed in the present work for combined processes of wire drawing and wire flattening.

  13. Microstructural and Mechanical Evolution of a Low Carbon Steel by Friction Stir Processing

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    Sekban, Dursun Murat; Aktarer, Semih Mahmut; Zhang, Hao; Xue, Peng; Ma, Zongyi; Purcek, Gencaga

    2017-08-01

    A low carbon steel (Grade A) was subjected to friction stir processing (FSP), and the effect of FSP on the microstructure and mechanical properties was investigated systematically. It was found that two distinct zones called stir zone (SZ) and heat-effected zone (HAZ) were formed during FSP. The SZ and HAZ consist mainly of ferrite, widmanstatten ferrite, ferrite+cementite aggregates, and martensite. FSP considerably refined the microstructure of the steel by means of dynamic recrystallization mechanism and formed a volumetric defect-free basin-like processed region. The ferritic grain size of the steel decreased from 25 µm in the coarse-grained state to about 3 µm in the fine-grained state, and the grains formed were separated mostly by high angle of misorientation with low density of dislocations. This microstructural evolution brought about a considerable increase in both hardness and strength values without a considerable decrease in ductility. Ultrafine-grained microstructure formed around and just beneath the pin increased the hardness of the steel from 140 Hv0.3 to about 245 Hv0.3. However, no hardness uniformity was formed throughout the processed zone due to the changes in deformation- and temperature-induced microstructure. Both yield and tensile strength values of processed zone increased from 256 and 435 MPa to about 334 and 525 MPa, respectively.

  14. Overview of mechanisms involved during the quenching and partitioning process in steels

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

    2011-01-01

    The application of the quenching and partitioning (Q&P) process in steels involves a microstructural evolution that is more complex than just the formation of martensite followed by carbon partitioning from martensite to austenite. Examples of this complexity are the formation of epitaxial ferrite

  15. Performance characterization of Ni60-WC coating on steel processed with supersonic laser deposition

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    Fang Luo

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Ni60-WC particles are used to improve the wear resistance of hard-facing steel due to their high hardness. An emerging technology that combines laser with cold spraying to deposit the hard-facing coatings is known as supersonic laser deposition. In this study, Ni60-WC is deposited on low-carbon steel using SLD. The microstructure and performance of the coatings are investigated through SEM, optical microscopy, EDS, XRD, microhardness and pin-on-disc wear tests. The experimental results of the coating processed with the optimal parameters are compared to those of the coating deposited using laser cladding.

  16. Superplasticity of a Ti-24Al-14Nb-3V-0.5Mo Intermetallic Alloy

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    2001-01-01

    Superplastic properties and microstructural evolution of a Ti-24Al-14Nb-3V-0.5Mo (at. pct)intermetallic alloy were studied. Optimum superplastic properties were obtained for temperatures in the interval 960°C< T<980°C. The apparent activation energy in the superplastic regime was determined and the deformation mechanism was also discussed. Based on the studies, a curve panel with three sheets sandwich structure was fabricated successfully. The microstructures corresponding to different strain in the part were also studied.

  17. Elastic constants for superplastically formed/diffusion-bonded sandwich structures

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    Ko, W. L.

    1979-01-01

    Formulae and the associated graphs are presented for contrasting the effective elastic constants for a superplastically formed/diffusion-bonded (SPF/DB) corrugated sandwich core and a honeycomb sandwich core. The results used in the comparison of the structural properties of the two types of sandwich cores are under conditions of equal sandwich density. It was found that the stiffness in the thickness direction of the optimum SPF/DB corrugated core (i.e., triangular truss core) was lower than that of the honeycomb core, and that the former had higher transverse shear stiffness than the latter.

  18. Evaluation and selection of material handling equipment in iron and steel industry using analytic hierarchy process

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    Varun, Sajja; Harshita, Raj; Pramod, Sesha; Nagaraju, Dega

    2017-05-01

    The paper presents the analytic hierarchy process (AHP) as a potential decision making method for use in the selection of the most suitable material handling (MH) system in an iron and steel industry. In this study, AHP is used in assessing the various material transportation systems employed in a steel manufacturing industry and to decide the best equipment to be used. Information on the use of AHP in evaluating MH equipment is provided and an AHP model is proposed to guide the management of an iron and steel Industry, i.e., JSW Steel Ltd. Most important factors while selecting material transportation equipment and their relative influence on the objective of decision-making model are found. A total of seven decision criteria and five different alternatives are considered for this purpose. Each alternative is evaluated in terms of the decision criteria and the relative importance (or weight) of each criterion is estimated. From the obtained pairwise comparison matrices, the best alternative is chosen. This paper provides a good insight into a decision-making model to guide managers for assessing the various material transportation equipment that are commonly employed in a steel manufacturing plant.

  19. AA6082 to DX56-Steel Laser Brazing: Process Parameter-Intermetallic Formation Correlation

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    Narsimhachary, D.; Pal, S.; Shariff, S. M.; Padmanabham, G.; Basu, A.

    2017-09-01

    In the present study, laser-brazed AA6082 to DX56-galvanized steel joints were investigated to understand the influence of process parameters on joint strength in terms of intermetallic layer formation. 1.5-mm-thick sheet of aluminum alloy (AA6082-T6) and galvanized steel (DX56) sheet of 0.7 mm thickness were laser-brazed with 1.5-mm-diameter Al-12% Si solid filler wire. During laser brazing, laser power (4.6 kW) and wire feed rate (3.4 m/min) were kept constant with a varying laser scan speed of 3.5, 3, 2.5, 2, 1.5, and 1 m/min. Microstructure of brazed joint reveals epitaxial growth at the aluminum side and intermetallic layer formation at steel interface. Intermetallic layer formation was confirmed by EDS analysis and XRD study. Hardness profile showed hardness drop in filler region, and failure during tensile testing was initiated through the filler region near the steel interface. As per both experimental study and numerical analysis, it was observed that intermetallic layer thickness decreases with increasing brazing speed. Zn vaporization from galvanized steel interface also affected the joint strength. It was found that high laser scan speed or faster cooling rate can be chosen for suppressing intermetallic layer formation or at least decreasing the layer thickness which results in improved mechanical properties.

  20. Wet processing and characterization of ZrO2/stainless steel composites: electrical and mechanical perfomance

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    S. López-Esteban

    2001-07-01

    Full Text Available Zirconia/stainless steel composites have been prepared by a wet processing method with metal volume concentration ranging from 15% to 30%. The composites were characterized by electrical and mechanical measurements. The dependence of the electrical properties of these composites with the metal concentration presents a percolative behaviour with a metal-insulator transition, in addition to an increment of the capacity in the neighbourhood of a critical volume concentration. This value was found to be f c = 0.285, which is much higher than the theoretical value for randomly dispersed 3D composites (f c = 0.16. It has been found that the incorporation of stainless steel particles to zirconia matrix, increases the toughness and decreases both the hardness and the flexural strength. The enhancement of toughness is attributed to a crack deflection mechanism as a consequence of a weak ZrO2/stainless steel interface.

  1. Processing and mechanical properties of porous 316L stainless steel for biomedical applications

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    Montasser M.DEWIDAR; Khalil A.KHALIL; J. K. LIM

    2007-01-01

    Highly porous 316L stainless steel parts were produced by using a powder metallurgy process, which includes the selective laser sintering(SLS) and traditional sintering. Porous 316L stainless steel suitable for medical applications was successfully fabricated in the porosity range of 40%-50% (volume fraction) by controlling the SLS parameters and sintering behaviour. The porosity of the sintered compacts was investigated as a function of the SLS parameters and the furnace cycle. Compressive stress and elastic modulus of the 316L stainless steel material were determined. The compressive strength was found to be ranging from 21 to 32 MPa and corresponding elastic modulus ranging from 26 to 43 GPa. The present parts are promising for biomedical applications since the optimal porosity of implant materials for ingrowths of new-bone tissues is in the range of 20%-59% (volume fraction) and mechanical properties are matching with human bone.

  2. Inverse identification of process variations for thin steel sheet bending

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    Havinga, Gosse Tjipke; van den Boogaard, Antonius H.

    2015-01-01

    The stability of a metal forming production process is influenced by several sources of scatter such as variation of material and lubrication properties. Identification of the sources of variation is needed to optimize the process settings or to design a control strategy for the process. Many engine

  3. Experimental Analysis of the Feasibility of Shaving Process Applied for High-Strength Steel Sheets

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    Wiriyakorn Phanitwong

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available In recent years, the engineered materials were developed to improve their mechanical properties. A high-strength steel sheet is one of them, developed to serve the requirement of reducing weight of vehicles. Therefore, as a new material, many researches have been carried out to examine the use of sheet metal forming process applied for high-strength steel sheet. However, the feasibility of shaving process applied for it has not been investigated yet. In the present study, this feasibility was revealed by using experiments on two types of high-strength steel sheets: SAPH 440 and SPFH 590Y (JIS. The relationship between shaved surface feature and shearing clearance of high-strength steel sheets corresponded well with those of their conventional metal sheets. However, due to the high ultimate strength of these materials, it was revealed in this present study that there were not any suitable conditions of shaving process that could be applied to achieve the requirements of smooth cut surface overall material thickness.

  4. Effect of Friction on the Drawing Process of Hot-Galvanized Sheet Steel

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    Hongying GONG; Wei ZHU; Zhiliang ZHANG; Zhenliang LOU

    2005-01-01

    A probe test method was employed to detect the friction condition of the interfaces between tools and blank. At the same time a self-developed measurement apparatus to realize the probe test method was also presented. Based on the analysis of force, a correlative friction model was also given. With the self-developed measurement apparatus,the effects of three kinds of lubricating oils which were in common use during the process of sheet steel drawing were studied. By probing the friction coefficient values of different lubricating oils during the drawing process of the hot-galvanized sheet steel (steel brand: ST07Zn), we can see that the friction caused by PK oil was the lowest, so the effect of PK oil was the best. Then PK oil was used as the base lubricating oil and some solid additive powers was added into it to make a new type lubrication (named as L oil).The result of test proved that the new lubricating oil had remarkable effect on the drawing process of hot-galvanized sheet steel.

  5. Formation of NiAl intermetallic coatings on stainless steel by a conventional duplex process

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    Ashrafizadeh, F.; Hajdaie, A.H.; Miraghaie, S. [Isfahan Univ. of Technology, Dept. of Materials Engineering, Isfahan (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2003-07-01

    Nickel-aluminide coatings were formed on 403 stainless steel samples by a duplex process incorporating electro-deposition and diffusion coating. Nickel was deposited by conventional electroplating on some specimens to appropriate thickness. The uncoated and nickel-coated samples were then aluminized by a powder pack method. Process parameters including pack composition, temperature, coating and annealing cycles were optimized in terms of the intermetallic phases produced in the near surface layers. The coatings and interface regions were characterized by optical and scanning electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, glow discharge spectroscopy, micro-hardness measurements and pin-on-disc wear testing. Experimental results indicate that deposition of nickel on 403 steel before aluminizing produced two distinct layers of NiAl and FeAl on the surface and below that, respectively. The formation of these phases depends on the coating and annealing temperatures. The intermetallic phase NiAl on steel substrate acts as an alumina forming material to increase the life of aluminized layer. The intermetallic coatings produced by this duplex process had dense structure and excellent adhesion to the substrate; these are suitable candidates for high temperature applications of steel components under oxidation and hot corrosion conditions. (author)

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

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

    2012-06-01

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

  7. Hot-Deformation Behavior and Hot-Processing Maps of AISI 410 Martensitic Stainless Steel

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    Qi, Rong-Sheng; Jin, Miao; Guo, Bao-Feng; Liu, Xin-Gang; Chen, Lei

    2016-10-01

    The compressive deformation behaviors of 410 martensitic stainless steel were investigated on a Gleeble-1500 thermomechanical simulator, and the experimental stress-strain data were obtained. The measured flow stress was corrected for friction and temperature. A constitutive equation that accounts for the influence of strain was established, and the hot-processing maps at different strain were plotted. The microstructure evolution of the hot-deformation process was studied on the basis of microstructural observations at high temperatures. Phase-transformation experiments on 410 steel were conducted at high temperatures to elucidate the effects of temperature on the delta-ferrite content. The initial forging temperature and optimum process parameters were obtained on the basis of the processing map and the changes in the delta-ferrite content at high temperatures.

  8. IMPROVED PROCESSING FOR MICROSTRUCTURES AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF A COMMERCIAL PIPELINE STEEL

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    Y.C. Wang; Y.S. Li; M.C. Zhao; K. Yang

    2005-01-01

    The transformation productions of hot-deformation simulation experiments were investigated us ing a Gleeble-1500 hot simulator for a commercial pipeline steel. Based on the investigation results, the improved thermo-mechanical control processing (TMCP) schedules containing a two stage multi-pass controlled rolling coupled with moderate cooling rates were applied to hot rolling experiments and acicular ferrite dominated microstructure was obtained. Microstructures and mechanical properties of hot rolled plates were related to TMCP processing, and regression equations describing the relation between processing parameters and mechanical properties in the current TMCP were developed, which could be used to predict mechanical properties of the experimental steel during commercially processing. It was found that with an increase in cooling rate after hot rolling, grain size in the microstructure became smaller, the amount of polyg onal ferrite decreased and acicular ferrite increased, and accordingly mechanical properties increased.

  9. P/M Processing of Rare Earth Modified High Strength Steels.

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    1980-12-01

    poder of Hat 971(0.43%Ce) 164 * - ’-’ ~ ~ ~ --- (a) Magnification, 10OX (b) Magnification, 100OX Figure 6. SEM photographs of hydrogen gas atomized...earth elements was made by the RSR atomization process at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, Government Products Division , while another RSR heat of 4340...powders with characteristics similar to RSR powders, This process was developed by Universal-Cyclops Specialty Steel Division , Cyclops Corporation, as

  10. Welding of AA1050 aluminum with AISI 304 stainless steel by rotary friction welding process

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    Chen Ying An; Francisco Piorino Neto; Eder Paduan Alves

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this work was to assess the development of solid state joints of dissimilar material AA1050 aluminum and AISI 304 stainless steel, which can be used in pipes of tanks of liquid propellants and other components of the Satellite Launch Vehicle. The joints were obtained by rotary friction welding process (RFW), which combines the heat generated from friction between two surfaces and plastic deformation. Tests were conducted with different welding process parameters. The results we...

  11. Analyses of quenching process during turn-off of plasma electrolytic carburizing on carbon steel

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    Wu, Jie; Liu, Run; Xue, Wenbin; Wang, Bin; Jin, Xiaoyue; Du, Jiancheng

    2014-10-01

    Plasma electrolytic carburizing (PEC) under different turn-off modes was employed to fabricate a hardening layer on carbon steel in glycerol solution without stirring at 380 V for 3 min. The quenching process in fast turn-off mode or slow turn-off mode of power supply was discussed. The temperature in the interior of steel and electron temperature in plasma discharge envelope during the quenching process were evaluated. It was found that the cooling rates of PEC samples in both turn-off modes were below 20 °C/s, because the vapor film boiling around the steel sample reduced the cooling rate greatly in terms of Leidenfrost effect. Thus the quench hardening hardly took place, though the slow turn-off mode slightly decreased the surface roughness of PEC steel. At the end of PEC treatment, the fast turn-off mode used widely at present cannot enhance the surface hardness by quench hardening, and the slow turn-off mode was recommended in order to protect the electronic devices against a large current surge.

  12. A two-step superplastic forging forming of semi-continuously cast AZ70 magnesium alloy

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    Pan Wang

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available A two-step technology combined forging with superplastic forming has been developed to enhance the forgeability of semi-continuously cast AZ70 magnesium alloy and realize the application of the as-cast magnesium alloy in large deformation bullet shell. In the first step, fine-grained microstructure preforms that are suitable for superplastic forming were obtained by reasonably designing the size of the initial blanks with the specific height-to-diameter ratio, upsetting the blanks and subsequent annealing. In the second step, the heat treated preforms were forged into the end products at the superplastic conditions. The end products exhibit high quality surface and satisfied microstructure. Consequently, this forming technology that not only avoids complicating the material preparation but also utilizes higher strain rate superplastic provides a near net-shaped novel method on magnesium forging forming technology using as-cast billet.

  13. Effect of current pulses on fracture morphology in superplastic deformation of 2091 Al-Li alloy

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    1999-01-01

    The effect of current pulses on the fracture morphology in the superplastic deformation of 2091 AlLi alloy at two kinds of initial strain rate ((ε)1 = 3.33 × 10 -3 s-1;(ε)2= 3.33 × 10-2 s- 1 ) was investigated. Experimental results show that current pulse turns fracture of superplastic deformation at low strain rate from local interior fracture morphology to typical fracture by growth and interlinkage of cavities, and at high strain rate from rough grain boundary surface to smooth grain boundary surface. It is indicated that the characteristic, that current pulse promotes atomic diffusion, maintains an equiaxial grain microstructure at low strain rate, and accelerates the development of diffusional type of cavity and relaxes stress concentration at triple junction of grain boundaries at high strain rate, and makes the superplastic deformation at two kinds of strain rate show a normal superplastic fracture morphology.

  14. Microstructure and Mechanical Behavior of 17-4 Precipitation Hardenable Steel Processed by Selective Laser Melting

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    Rafi, H. Khalid; Pal, Deepankar; Patil, Nachiket; Starr, Thomas L.; Stucker, Brent E.

    2014-12-01

    The mechanical behavior and the microstructural evolution of 17-4 precipitation hardenable (PH) stainless steel processed using selective laser melting have been studied. Test coupons were produced from 17-4 PH stainless steel powder in argon and nitrogen atmospheres. Characterization studies were carried out using mechanical testing, optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and x-ray diffraction. The results show that post-process heat treatment is required to obtain typically desired tensile properties. Columnar grains of smaller diameters (<2 µm) emerged within the melt pool with a mixture of martensite and retained austenite phases. It was found that the phase content of the samples is greatly influenced by the powder chemistry, processing environment, and grain diameter.

  15. Development of a welding system for 3D steel rapid prototyping process

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    2001-01-01

    Metal device rapid prototyping with welding is one of the research interests at present. A controlled inertial droplet transfer MAG welding (CIDTMAGW) process was developed for the 3D steel device rapid prototyping with metal deposition. In this process, by using a special designed wire feeder, a controlled inertia is imposed on the droplet formed on the wire tip and combines with the arc force to make it detached. Thus, according to the requirements of rapid prototyping, the arc heat and the droplet detaching force can be separately controlled to attain a stable and satisfactory metal deposition process. A CIDTMAGW system and a testing manipulator for the 3D steel device rapid prototyping are presented. The required software is completed as well. The experiments proved that the geometric formation of the rapid prototyping device with welding deposition is well agreed the data of the device CAD modeling. The surface of the deposited device is comparatively smooth.

  16. Effect of grain boundary microstructure on superplastic deformation of Al-Li-Cu-Mg-Zr alloy

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    Kobayashi, S.; Yoshimura, T.; Tsurekawa, S.; Watanabe, T. [Tohoku Univ., Sendai (Japan). Dept. of Machine Intelligence and Syst. Eng.

    1999-07-01

    It is common knowledge that grain boundary sliding (GBS) is the most important deformation mechanism for superplastic deformation. In this investigation, Al-Li-Cu-Mg-Zr alloys having two distinct microstructures were produced to examine the effect of grain boundary (GB) microstructure on superplastic deformation. The effective GB microstructure to develop the superplastic deformation is discussed. Specimens with homogeneous and {l_brace}011{r_brace} textured grains, including high frequency of low-angle GBs showed superplastic behavior. The texture was weakened and most of low-angle GBs were changed into random GBs during deformation. Mean grain size increased slightly with deformation. On the other hand, specimens with heterogeneous and randomly oriented grains, with a high frequency of random GBs resulted in nonsuperplastic behavior. This microstructure was essentially unchanged by deformation. Extensive cavitation at GB triple junctions was also observed after superplastic deformation. In particular, cavities were most likely to form at the triple junctions composed of two or more random GBs. We will discuss the development of superplasticity through the optimization of GB microstructures in polycrystalline materials. (orig.)

  17. Effect of superplastic forming exposure on fatigue crack propagation behavior of Ti-6Al-4V alloy

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    Jeong, Daeho; Kwon, Yongnam; Goto, Masahiro; Kim, Sangshik

    2016-09-01

    The effect of superplastic forming (SPF) exposure on the ɛ (strain)-N (number of cycles to failure) fatigue and fatigue crack propagation (FCP) behaviors of Ti-6Al-4V (Ti64) alloy was examined at 298 and 473 K. To simulate the thermal exposure during superplastic forming process, the mill-annealed Ti64 alloy sheet was heated in the vacuum chamber with the pre-determined temperature profile. Notable microstructural change during the SPF exposure included the shape of transformed β phase from fine and round particles in the as-received specimen to coarse angular particles in the as-exposed specimen. The effective grain size tended to increase with the exposure, enhancing the slip reversibility and the resistance to FCP. However, the crack hindering effect by fine, particle-like β phase became weak with the exposure, offseting the beneficial effect associated with the increment of effective grain size. The effect of SPF exposure on ɛ-N fatigue and FCP behavior of mill-annealed Ti64 alloy was therefore marginal, excluding the effect of α-case (the oxygen-enriched phase) on the surface.

  18. Research on Precipitate Behavior during Holding Process of X80 Pipeline Steel

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    Niu Tao

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available PTT (Precipitate-Temperature-Time curve of X80 pipeline steel was obtained by strain relaxation method. The evolution of precipitate particle size during holding process was simulated combined with kinetic calculation, and observed using TEM in the samples of industrial produced X80 steel with different holding time. It is revealed that the shape of PPT curve is typical “C” type with the nose temperature of 900°C and incubation time of about 5s. Kinetic calculation results show that the average particle size increases obviously with the increment of holding time. Meantime, after holding for 90s at 950°C, observation of industrial produced X80 steel reveals that the proportion of precipitate particles larger than 60nm increases dramatically, which basically agreed with the calculation results. Dissolved Nb can effectively reduce grain boundary mobility and retard recrystallization by solute drag effect. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to shorten the holding time without increasing holding temperature in industrial production, so that to reduce precipitate of Nb at high temperature, and increase the strength and toughness of steel.

  19. Mathematical model for strip surface roughness of stainless steel in cold rolling process

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    Chen, Jinshan; Li, Changsheng; Zhu, Tao; Han, Wenlong; Cao, Yong

    2013-05-01

    Surface roughness control is one of the most important subjects during producing stainless steel strips. In this paper, under the conditions of introducing to the concepts of transferring ratio and genetic factor and through the further theoretical analysis, a set of theoretical models about strip surface roughness were put forward in stainless steel cold tandem rolling. Meanwhile, the lubrication experiment in cold rolling process of SUS430 stainless steel strip was carried out in order to comprehensively study surface roughness. The effect of main factors on transferring ratio and genetic factor was analyzed quantitatively, such as reduction, initial thickness, deformation resistance, emulsion technological parameters and so on. Attenuation function equations used for describing roll surface roughness were set up, and also strip surface roughness at the entry of last mill was solved approximately. Ultimately, mathematical model on strip surface roughness for cold tandem rolling of stainless steel was built, and then it was used into the practical production. A great number of statistical results show that experimental data is in excellent agreement with the given regression equations, and exactly, the relative deviation on roughness between calculated and measured is less than 6.34%.

  20. Thermal and mechanical response of steel sheets welded by laser process: Preanalysis made by ABAQUS code

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    Carmignani, B.; Daneri, A.; Giambuzzi, S.; Toselli, G. [ENEA, Bologna (Italy). Centro Ricerche Energia `E. Clementel` - Area Energetica

    1994-11-01

    In this work, the conclusive report on the activity, developed in the frame of the european project EUREKA-FASP (EU353), concerning the numerical simulation of the thermal and mechanical response of steel sheets, welded by a laser welding process, is presented. This type of welding process is of interest in the shipyard field. ABAQUS code, in its implicit version, has been used. Besides the description of the studies concerning more directly the laser welding, simulations of traditional welding processes, executed in order to single out particular aspects and calculation strategies to be utilized for the simulation of the process object of the study made, are presented and discussed.

  1. Effect of laser shock processing on fatigue crack growth of duplex stainless steel

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    Rubio-Gonzalez, C., E-mail: crubio@cidesi.mx [Centro de Ingenieria y Desarrollo Industrial, Pie de la Cuesta, 702, Desarrollo San Pablo, Queretaro, Qro., 76130 (Mexico); Felix-Martinez, C. [Centro de Ingenieria y Desarrollo Industrial, Pie de la Cuesta, 702, Desarrollo San Pablo, Queretaro, Qro., 76130 (Mexico); Gomez-Rosas, G. [Universidad de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jal (Mexico); Ocana, J.L.; Morales, M.; Porro, J.A. [Departamento de Fisica Aplicada a la Ingenieria Industrial, E.T.S.I.I., Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (Spain)

    2011-01-25

    Research highlights: {yields} LSP is an effective surface treatment to improve fatigue properties of duplex stainless steel. {yields} Increasing pulse density, fatigue crack growth rate is reduced. {yields} Microstructure is not affected by LSP. {yields} Compressive residual stresses increases increasing pulse density. - Abstract: Duplex stainless steels have wide application in different fields like the ship, petrochemical and chemical industries that is due to their high strength and excellent toughness properties as well as their high corrosion resistance. In this work an investigation is performed to evaluate the effect of laser shock processing on some mechanical properties of 2205 duplex stainless steel. Laser shock processing (LSP) or laser shock peening is a new technique for strengthening metals. This process induces a compressive residual stress field which increases fatigue crack initiation life and reduces fatigue crack growth rate. A convergent lens is used to deliver 2.5 J, 8 ns laser pulses by a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser, operating at 10 Hz with infrared (1064 nm) radiation. The pulses are focused to a diameter of 1.5 mm. Effect of pulse density in the residual stress field is evaluated. Residual stress distribution as a function of depth is determined by the contour method. It is observed that the higher the pulse density the greater the compressive residual stress. Pulse densities of 900, 1600 and 2500 pul/cm{sup 2} are used. Pre-cracked compact tension specimens were subjected to LSP process and then tested under cyclic loading with R = 0.1. Fatigue crack growth rate is determined and the effect of LSP process parameters is evaluated. In addition fracture toughness is determined in specimens with and without LSP treatment. It is observed that LSP reduces fatigue crack growth and increases fracture toughness if this steel.

  2. Temperature field of steel plate cooling process after plate rolling

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    Huijun Feng, Lingen Chen, Fengrui Sun

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Based on numerical calculation with Matlab, the study on cooling process after plate rolling is carried out, and the temperature field distribution of the plate varying with the time is obtained. The effects of the plate thickness, final rolling temperature, cooling water temperature, average flow rate of the cooling water, carbon content of the plate and cooling method on the plate surface and central temperatures as well as final cooling temperature are discussed. For the same cooling time, the plate surface and central temperatures as well as their temperature difference increase; with the decrease in rolling temperature and the increase in average flow rate of the cooling water, the plate surface and central temperatures decrease. Compared with the single water cooling process, the temperature difference between the plate centre and surface based on intermittent cooling is lower. In this case, the temperature uniformity of the plate is better, and the corresponding thermal stress is lower. The fitting equation of the final cooling temperature with respect to plate thickness, final rolling temperature, cooling water temperature and average flow rate of the cooling water is obtained.

  3. RESEARCH ON HOT FORMING PROCESS OF A RETAINING RING OF HIGH-NITROGEN STEEL

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    H.Q.Chen; J.S.Liu; H.G.Guo

    2004-01-01

    Mnl8Crl8N, the high-nitrogen steel, is the 2nd generation material for manufacturing the retaining ring of firepower generators. In this paper, the hot deformation behavior of the material was investigated by thermo-mechanical modeling tests. And the flow stress curves of the steel were obtained for various combinations of the temperature and strain rate.Based on the results of the tests, the complex forming process of a retaining ring including punching, expanding and extrusion with an enclosure was put forward and simulated by means of numerical simulation method. The results indicate that the process is a novel and force-saved practical technology for manufacturing heavy retaining rings.

  4. Optimization of Cylindrical Grinding Process Parameters on C40E Steel Using Taguchi Technique

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    Naresh Kumar

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Surface finish and dimensional accuracy play a vital role in the today’s engineering industry. There are several methods used to achieve good surface finish like burnishing, honing and lapping, and grinding. Grinding is one of these ways that improves the surface finish and dimensional accuracy simultaneously. C40E steel has good industrial application in manufacturing of shafts, axles, spindles, studs, etc. In the present work the cylindrical grinding of C40E steel is done for the optimization of grinding process parameters. During this experimental work input process parameters i.e. speed, feed, depth of cut is optimized using Taguchi L9 orthogonal array. Analysis of variance (ANOVA concluded that surface roughness is minimum at the 210 rpm, 0.11mm/rev feed, and 0.04mm depth of penetration.

  5. Effects of thermomechanical processing on microstructure and properties of bainitic work hardening steel

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    Cao, Jie, E-mail: caojie910@ahut.edu.cn [School of Metallurgical Engineering, Anhui University of Technology, Ma’anshan 243002 (China); Yan, Jun; Zhang, Jing [School of Metallurgical Engineering, Anhui University of Technology, Ma’anshan 243002 (China); Yu, Tongren [Technology Center, Maanshan Iron & Steel Company Limited, Ma’anshan 243000 (China)

    2015-07-15

    The thermomechanical processing (TMP) of a bainitic work hardening steel was carried out on a Gleeble3500 simulator. The microstructure of processed specimens was investigated by means of optical and electron microscopy, and tensile tests were performed in a ZwickRoell tensile tester. The deformation temperatures of austenite varied from 800 °C to 900 °C. The cooling methods include single rate cooling method and two-stage cooling method. The two-stage cooling method includes fast cooling rates ranging from 4 °C/s to 12 °C/s and slow cooling rates ranging from 1 °C/s to 2 °C/s. It is shown that, within the range of parameters tested, the obtained microstructures are granular bainite, the tensile strength of the steel can be adjusted from 897.8 MPa to 1083.2 MPa, and good plasticity can be obtained at different strength levels.

  6. Analysis the influence of drawing process parameters on the amount of retained austenite in trip steel wires

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    Z. Muskalski

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents a theoretical analysis of the process of drawing TRIP-effect steel wires involving simulation of the drawing process. The process was run following two variants, with small and large partial drafts for three drawing speeds: 1,11; 0,23 and 0,005 m/s. The investigations carried out allowed a relationship between the amount of retained austenite and strain intensity and strain rate to be established for TRIP steel wires drawn.

  7. Multi-objective Optimization of Process Performances when Cutting Carbon Steel with Abrasive Water Jet

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    M. Radovanović

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Multi-objective optimization of process performances (perpendicularity deviation, surface roughness and productivity when cutting carbon steel EN S235 with abrasive water jet is presented in this paper. Cutting factors (abrasive flow rate, traverse rate and standoff distance were determined when perpendicularity deviation and surface roughness are minimal and productivity is maximal. Multi-objective genetic algorithm (MOGA was used for the determination set of nondominated optimal points, known as Pareto front.

  8. Evolution of Oxide Inclusions in Si-Mn Killed Steels During Hot-Rolling Process

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    Yang, Wen; Guo, Changbo; Zhang, Lifeng; Ling, Haitao; Li, Chao

    2017-10-01

    The evolution of oxide inclusions in Si-Mn killed steels refined by slags of different basicity during a four-pass industrial hot-rolling process was investigated using an automated microscopy system. High-basicity refining slag induced the formation of CaO- and Al2O3-containing inclusions, while refining slag with 0.8 basicity induced dominant inclusions of SiO2 and MnO-SiO2. CaO-SiO2-Al2O3 inclusions mainly formed endogenously during solidification and cooling of Ca-containing steels, where Ca originated from slag-steel reactions. However, the larger-sized higher-CaO inclusions originated from slag entrainment. Different inclusions presented different hot-rolling behaviors. The inclusion composition changed by deformation and new phase formation. The dominant oxide types were unchanged under refinement by low-basicity slag; however, they changed under refinement with high-basicity slag. The deformation index of inclusions decreased with increasing accumulated reduction (AR) of the steel. The difference in deformation index between different inclusion types was the largest in the first rolling stage and decreased in subsequent stages. SiO2-CaO and SiO2-MnO-CaO inclusions had larger deformation indices during hot rolling but smaller indices in the last two stages. High-basicity slag increased inclusion complexity; from the perspective of cold-drawing performance, low-basicity refining slag is better for the industrial production of tire-cord steels.

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

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

    2015-04-01

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

  10. SUPERPLASTICITY AND DIFFUSION BONDING OF IN718 SUPERALLOY

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    2007-01-01

    The superplasticity and diffusion bonding of IN718 superalloy were studied in this article. The strain rate sensitivity index m was obtained at different temperatures and various initial strain rates using the tensile speed mutation method; m reached its maximum value 0.53 at an initial strain rate of 1 ×10-4s-1 at 1253K. The diffusion bonding parameters, including the bonding temperature T,pressure p, and time t, affected the mechanism of joints. When the bonded specimen with 25μm thick nickel foil interlayer was tensile at room temperature, the shear fracture of the joints with nickel foil interlayer took place at the IN718 part. Microstructure study was carried out with the bonded samples. The microstructure shows an excellent bonding at the interfaces. The optimum parameters for the diffusion bonding are: T= 1273-1323K, p = 20-30MPa, t = 45-60min.

  11. Optimization of the Q-P Process Parameters for Low Alloyed Steels with 0.2% C

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    Jirková H.

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available In steels which are treated by the quenching and partitioning (Q&P process, carbon content is one of the crucial parameters because carbon contributes greatly to stabilization of retained austenite and strengthens the material. In the present study, the Q&P process was gradually optimised for two low-alloyed steels with 0.2 % carbon content and with and without Cr addition. The results show that the cooling rate, as well as the austenitizing temperature, has a pronounced effect on microstructure evolution. The strength and elongation in the Mn, Si and Cr-alloyed steel was approx. 900 MPa and more than 30 %, respectively.

  12. Performance-Based Evaluation of Large Steel-Framed Structures in the Overall Fire Process

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    Guoqing Zhu

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper proposes a systematic analysis of fire hazards within an oversized steel-framed building that is taller and wider than usual, using a performance-based approach. We put forth both the method and the performance criteria for performance-based fire design of oversized steel-framed buildings and quantitatively evaluate the hazard factors (smoke temperature, smoke visibility, smoke toxicity, and structural collapse in fire condition. FDS large eddy simulation and a modified temperature rise model of oversized steel structures were proposed for the quantitative analysis of hazard factors. Furthermore, we also studied evacuation process from oversized buildings and found that the Pathfinder model (developed based on water conservation model and behavior model can accurately predict the evacuation process from oversized buildings based on our experimental study of an evacuation from a stadium. By comparing the time of occurrence of fire hazard factors (smoke temperature, smoke visibility, smoke toxicity, and structural collapse and the time needed for safe evacuation, we could conduct a quantitative fire risk assessment on personal evacuation. And the time of occurrence of fire hazard factors can also provide a theoretical reference for emergency rescuers.

  13. Effects of the Process Parameters on Austenitic Stainless Steel by TIG-Flux Welding

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    Heryueh HUANG; Shengwen SHYU; Kuanghung TSENG; Changpin CHOU

    2006-01-01

    The effects of the process parameters of TIG (tungsten inset gas)-flux welding on the welds morphology,angular distortion, ferrite content and hot cracking in austenitic stainless steel were investigated. Autogenous TIG welding process was applied to the type 304 stainless steel through a thin layer of activating flux to produce a bead on plate welded joint. TiO2, SiO2, Fe2O3, Cr2O3, ZnO and MnO2 were used as the activating fluxes. The experimental results indicated that the TIG-flux welding can increase the weld depth/width ratio and reduce the HAZ (heat affected zone) range, and therefore the angular distortion of the weldment can be reduced. It was also found that the retained ferrite content within the TIG-flux welds is increased, and has a beneficial effect in reducing hot cracking tendency for stainless steels of the austenitic type weld metals. A plasma column constriction increases the current density at the anode spot and then a substantial increase in penetration of the TIG-flux welds can be obtained.

  14. Abnormal Failure Analysis of H13 Punches in Steel Squeeze Casting Process

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    ZHANG Mi-lan; XING Shu-ming; XIN Qiao; XIAO Li-ming; GOU Jun-nian; WU Xia-ling

    2008-01-01

    In steel squeeze casting process, the working condition of a punch was very rigorous. The abnormal failure models of an H13 punch, such as plastic rubbed damnification, could not be avoided easily. Based on the analysis of the flow stress and the friction-shearing stress of an H13 punch in steel squeeze casting process, the following results were obtained: if the flow stress of an H13 punch was smaller than its friction-shearing stress, these abnormal failures could not be avoided; and if there were some protection measures that enable the flow stress to have a greater value than its friction-shearing one, the abnormal failures would not occur. In the production of 45# steel valves and eatenary system components, the flow stress of a lateral H13 punch without any protection measure was about 29 MPa and its friction-shearing stress.was about 51 MPa, then, the abnormal failures occurred: however, when the protection measures of the punch enabled its working temperature to have a value below 682 "C, its flow stress was greater than its friction-shearing stress, and the abnormal failures were avoided.

  15. Design of Thermo Mechanicaln Processing and Transformation Behaviour of Bulk Si-Mn Trip Steel

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    Zrnik, J.

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available In the last decade, a lot of effort has been paid to optimising the thermomechanical processing of TRIP steels that stands for transformation induced plasticity. The precise characterization of the resulting multiphase microstructure of low alloyed TRIP steels is of great importance for the interpretation and optimisation of their mechanical properties. The results obtained in situ neutron diffraction laboratory experiment concerning the austenite to ferrite transformation in Si-Mn bulk TRIP steel specimens, displaying the transformation induced plasticity (TRIP, are presented. The advancement of ferrite formation during transformation in conditioned austenite is investigated at different transformation temperatures and has been monitored using neutron diffraction method. The relevant information on transformation proceeding is extracted from neutron diffraction spectra. The integrated intensities of austenite and ferrite neutron diffraction profiles developed during the transformation are then assumed as a measure of the phase volume fractions of both phases in dependence on transformation temperature and austenite conditioning. According to the yielding information on ferrite volume fractions from isothermal transformation kinetics data the thermo mechanical processing of bulk specimen was designed in order to support austenite stabilization through bainitic transformation. The volume fractions of retained austenite resulting at alternating transformation conditions were measured by neutron and X-ray diffraction respectively. The stability of retained austenite in bulk specimens during room temperature mechanical testing was characterized by in situ neutron diffraction experiments as well.

  16. Effect of Autogenous Arc Welding Processes on Tensile and Impact Properties of Ferritic Stainless Steel Joints

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    A K Lakshminarayanan; K Shanmugam; V Balasubramanian

    2009-01-01

    The effect of autogeneous arc welding processes on tensile and impact properties of ferritic stainless steel conformed to AISI 409M grade is studied.Rolled plates of 4 mm thickness have been used as the base material for preparing single pass butt welded jointa.Tensile and impact properties,microhardness,microstructure,and fracture surface morphology of continuous current gas tungsten arc welding (CCGTAW),pulsed current gas tungsten arc welding (PCGTAW),and plasma arc welding (PAW) joints are evaluated and the results are compared.It is found that the PAW joints of ferritic stainless steel show superior tensile and impact properties when compared with CCGTAW and PCGTAW joints,and this is mainly due to lower heat input,finer fusion zone grain diameter,and higher fusion zone hardness.

  17. Acetylene Flow Rate as a Crucial Parameter of Vacuum Carburizing Process of Modern Tool Steels

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    Rokicki P.

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Carburizing is one of the most popular and wide used thermo-chemical treatment methods of surface modification of tool steels. It is a process based on carbon diffusive enrichment of the surface material and is applied for elements that are supposed to present higher hardness and wear resistance sustaining core ductility. Typical elements submitted to carburizing process are gears, shafts, pins and bearing elements. In the last years, more and more popular, especially in highly advanced treatment procedures used in the aerospace industry is vacuum carburizing. It is a process based on chemical treatment of the surface in lower pressure, providing much higher uniformity of carburized layer, lower process cost and much lesser negative impact on environment to compare with conventional carburizing methods, as for example gas carburizing in Endo atmosphere. Unfortunately, aerospace industry requires much more detailed description of the phenomena linked to this process method and the literature background shows lack of tests that could confirm fulfilment of all needed requirements and to understand the process itself in much deeper meaning. In the presented paper, authors focused their research on acetylene flow impact on carburized layer characteristic. This is one of the most crucial parameters concerning homogeneity and uniformity of carburized layer properties. That is why, specific process methodology have been planned based on different acetylene flow values, and the surface layer of the steel gears have been investigated in meaning to impact on any possible change in potential properties of the final product.

  18. Polychlorinated naphthalene (PCN) emissions from scrap processing steel plants with electric-arc furnaces.

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    Odabasi, Mustafa; Dumanoglu, Yetkin; Kara, Melik; Altiok, Hasan; Elbir, Tolga; Bayram, Abdurrahman

    2017-01-01

    Polychlorinated naphthalene (PCN) emissions of scrap iron processing steel plants were explored by measuring concentrations in stack gases of five plants, in the atmosphere (n=11) at a site close to those plants, and in soil at several sites in the region (n=40) in Aliaga, Izmir, Turkey. Observed stack-gas Σ32PCN levels from the plants without scrap preheating (189±157ngNm(-3), average±SD, n=4) showed that they are substantial PCN emitting sources. Stack-gas Σ32PCN level for the plant with scrap preheating was considerably higher (1262ngNm(-3)). Similarly, Σ32PCN emission factor for this plant was substantially higher (11.9mgton(-1)) compared to those without scrap preheating (1.30±0.98mgton(-1)). Results have also suggested that the investigated steel plants emit large quantities of fugitive particle-phase PCNs. Measured soil Σ32PCN concentrations that are considered to be representative of the atmospheric levels were greatly variable in the region, ranging between 0.003 and 10.02μgkg(-1) (dry wt). Their spatial distribution showed that main PCN sources in the region were the iron-steel plants. Ambient air levels (1620±800pgm(-3)) were substantially higher than ones observed around the world and in the study area verifying that the steel plants with electric arc furnaces (EAFs) are important PCN sources. Investigation of possible mechanisms suggested that the combustion processes also contribute to emissions from EAFs in addition to evaporation of PCNs present in the scrap iron.

  19. Research on overall assembling and welding process of steel box girder tuyere blocks of Taizhou Bridge

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    Yan Shiguang; Li Hongtao; Wang Chao

    2012-01-01

    This article presents in detail the assembling and welding process technique of the steel box girder tuyere blocks of Taizhou Bridge. The application of this process technique effectively solves the problem of welding stress release in tuyere block assembling and welding without increasing the number of turns of the blocks and overhead welding, thus avoiding possible structural deformation due to excessive accumulation of internal welding stress, greatly reducing the repeated deformation and correction work during assembling and welding, and ensuring the weld seam quality and overall dimensions of tuvere blocks of Taizhou Bridze.

  20. Thermally assisted deformation of structural superplastics and nanostructured materials: A personal perspective

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    K A Padmanabhan

    2003-02-01

    Optimal structural superplasticity and the deformation of nanostructured materials in the thermally activated region are regarded as being caused by the same physical process. In this analysis, grain/interphase boundary sliding controls the rate of deformation at the level of atomistics. Boundary sliding develops to a mesoscopic level by plane interface formation involving two or more boundaries and at this stage the rate controlling step is boundary migration. In other words, grain/interphase boundary sliding is viewed as a two-scale process. The non-zero, unbalanced shear stresses present at the grain/interphase boundaries ensure that near-random grain rotation is also a non-rate controlling concomitant of this mechanism. Expressions have been derived for the free energy of activation for the atomic scale rate controlling process, the threshold stress that should be crossed for the commencement of mesoscopic boundary sliding, the inverse Hall-Petch effect and the steady state rate equation connecting the strain rate to the independent variables of stress, temperature and grain size. Beyond the point of inflection in the log stress-log strain rate plot, climb controlled multiple dislocation motion within the grains becomes increasingly important and at sufficiently high stresses becomes rate controlling. The predictions have been validated experimentally.

  1. The development of a high strain rate superplastic Al-Mg-Zr alloy

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    Dashwood, R.J.; Grimes, R.; Harrison, A.W.; Flower, H.M. [Imperial Coll. of Science, Technology and Medicine, London (United Kingdom). Dept. of Materials

    2001-07-01

    In order for superplastic forming of aluminium to break out of the niche market low cost alloys are required that exhibit higher strain rate capability that are capable of volume production. This paper describes an investigation into the feasibility of producing such an alloy. A series of Al-4Mg alloys with 0, 0.25, 0.5, 0.75 and 1% Zr additions was prepared using a cheap particulate casting route, in an attempt to achieve higher levels of Zr supersaturation than are possible with conventional casting. The particulate was processed into a sheet product via hot extrusion followed by cold rolling and the effect of a number of process variables on the SPF performance of the sheet was investigated. It was found that increasing the Zr content, and manipulation of the thermomechanical processing conditions improved the SPF performance. Ductilities in excess of 600% have been achieved at a strain rate of 0.01 s{sup -1}, together with flow stresses less than 15 MPa. (orig.)

  2. The effect of surface morphology on the friction of electrogalvanized sheet steel in forming processes

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    Skarpelos, P. N. [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States); California Univ., Berkeley, CA (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Mineral Engineering

    1993-12-01

    The effect in the drawbead simulator test were evaluated for a set of commercially coated steels and a set of laboratory coated steels with underlying surfaces produced by laser textured, shot blast, and electro-discharge textured rolls. In general, surfaces with higher roughness (R{sub a} parameter) measured lower friction in the DBS tests. The requisite roughness amplitude necessary for low friction was moderated somewhat by having a more closely spaced roughness as described by the median wavelength, {lambda}m, of the power spectrum. This effect is due to interaction with the lubricant by the micro-roughness imparted by the galvanizing process. The lubricant tends to be retained better by the surfaces with the micro-roughness, thereby increasing the amount of elasto- and plasto-hydrodynamic support of the load. Other variables, such as large variations in thickness of the sheet can mask the effect of the surface by changing the actual distance of sliding contact during the DBS test. For tests where the amount of sliding is similar, the effect of roughness is significant. The friction measured for EG steels in the DBS test is dominated by deformation of the surface with plowing by the asperities of the tooling adding to that caused by the deformation. The size of the plow marks in the deformed surfaces corresponds to the roughness of the tooling and no significant evidence of wear particles was observed.

  3. Thermo-mechanically controlled processed ultrahigh strength steel: Microstructure, texture and mechanical properties

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    Mandal, S.; Tewary, N.K. [Department of Metallurgy & Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, Howrah 711103 (India); Ghosh, S.K., E-mail: skghosh@metal.iiests.ac.in [Department of Metallurgy & Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, Howrah 711103 (India); Chakrabarti, D. [Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, Kharagpur 721302 (India); Chatterjee, S. [Department of Metallurgy & Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, Howrah 711103 (India)

    2016-04-29

    A low-carbon microalloyed steel containing high Ni and Cu content has been developed and subjected to thermo-mechanical processing by varying the finish rolling temperature (FRT∼850–750 °C) and cooling rates (air cooling and water quenching). Microstructures of air cooled samples consist of granular bainite and lath or plate-like bainite, whereas, water quenched samples exhibit a mixture of lower bainite and lath martensite. A refinement in microstructure has been noticed with the decrease in FRT and increase in cooling rate. Transmission electron microscopy demonstrates the presence of coarse (Ti, Nb)C precipitates (~90–160 nm) and fine Cu precipitates (<20 nm). Macro-texture and micro-texture results reveal the dominance of Goss and rotated Goss texture components, which strengthened with the decrease in FRT and increase in cooling rate. The proposed steel composition and TMCP schedule have offered YS ∼ 1000 MPa, UTS ∼ 1400 MPa, total elongation greater than 10% maintaining a low YS: UTS ratio (0.68–0.80). Such a satisfactory combination of tensile properties achieved in as-cooled or as-quenched conditions (without the need of any tempering treatment) makes the steel suitable for automotive application.

  4. In-situ formation of complex oxide precipitates during processing of oxide dispersion strengthened ferritic steels

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    Jayasankar, K., E-mail: jayasankar.met@gmail.com [CSIR-Institute of Minerals & Materials Technology, Bhubaneswar 751013 (India); Pandey, Abhishek [CSIR-Advanced Materials & Processes Research Institute, Bhopal 462026 (India); Mishra, B.K. [CSIR-Institute of Minerals & Materials Technology, Bhubaneswar 751013 (India); Das, Siddhartha [Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 721302 (India)

    2016-01-15

    Highlights: • Use of dual drive planetary ball mill for Bench scale (>1 kg) production. • X-ray diffraction and TEM were used to study transformations during sintering. • HIPped and rolled samples with nearly 99% density successfully produced. - Abstract: In fusion and fission reactor material development, ODS alloys are the most suitable candidate materials due to its high temperature creep properties and irradiation resistance properties. This paper describes the preparation of oxide dispersion strengthened alloy powder in large quantity (>1 kg batch) in dual drive planetary ball mill using pre-alloyed ferrtic steel powder with nano sized Y{sub 2}O{sub 3}. The consolidation of the powders was carried out in hot isostatic press (HIP) followed by hot rolling. 99% of the theoretical density was achieved by this method. The vickers hardness values of pressed and rolled samples were in the range of 380 ± 2HV and 719 ± 2HV, respectively. Samples were further investigated using X-ray diffraction particle size analyzer and electron microscope. Initial increase in particle size with milling was observed showing flattening of the particle. It was found that 5 h of milling time is sufficient to reduce the particle size to achieve the desired size. Transmission electron microscopy analysis of milled ODS steel powder revealed a uniform distribution of combustion synthesized nano-Y{sub 2}O{sub 3} in ferritic steel matrix after a milling time of 5 h. Preliminary results demonstrated suitability of dual drive planetary ball mill for mass production of alloy within a short time due to various kinds of forces acting at a time during milling process. Fine monoclinic Y{sub 2}Si{sub 2}O{sub 7} precipitates were also observed in the steel. This study explains the particle characteristics of nano Y{sub 2}O{sub 3} dispersed ODS powder and formation of nano clusters in ODS ferritic alloy.

  5. Superplasticity in ceramic and metal matrix composites and the role of grain size, segregation, interfaces, and second phase morphology

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    Wadsworth, J.; Nieh, T.G.

    1992-10-01

    Structural ceramics and ceramic composites have been shown to exhibit superplasticity in recent times and this discovery has attracted tremendous interest. Although the number of ceramics exhibits superplasticity is now quite large, there are gaps in understanding the requirements for superplasticity in ceramics. Also, superplastic behavior at very high strain rates (1 s{sup {minus}1}) in metallic-based materials is an area of increasing research. In this case, the phenomenon has been observed quite extensively in aluminum alloy-based metal matrix composites and mechanically alloyed aluminum- and nickel-based materials. Again, the details of the structural requirements of this phenomenon are not yet understood. In the present paper, experimental results on superplasticity in ceramic-based materials and on high strain rate behavior in metallic-based materials are presented. The roles of grain size, grain boundary and interface chemistry, and second phase morphology and compatibility with the matrix material will be emphasized.

  6. EFFECT OF CHEMICAL COMPOSITION AND PROCESSES ON THE TEXTURE OF HOT-ROLLED DEEP DRAWING STEEL SHEET

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    Y. Chen; X. Chen; C.Y. Li; X.Y. Li; Y.L. Kang

    2002-01-01

    A hot-rolled deep drawing (HDD) steel with high r-value and uniform distribution of{ 111} texture in thickness was developed by hot rolling in ferrite region with lubricatingbetween the roller and the steel. The experimental results show that the carbon contentand finish rolling temperature have significant effects on beneficial texture {111}, andlubricating during hot rolling at low temperature in α-region makes the distributionof the texture uniform. Three basic requirements needed to meet for HDD steel wereconcluded by comparing different carbon contents and hot rolling processes.

  7. Effects of Different Oxidants on HCl-based Pickling Process of 430 Stainless Steel

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    Qiong XIE; Pei-yang SHI; Cheng-jun LIU; Mao-fa JIANG

    2016-01-01

    To shorten the time required for the pickling process and to enhance the quality of ferritic stainless steel plates,the effects of oxidants including hydrogen peroxide (H2 O2 ),potassium permanganate (KMnO4 ),and potas-sium chlorate (KClO3 )on the pickling behavior in HCl-based electrolyte as well as the surface quality of hot-rolled and blasted 430 stainless steel (430-SS)were studied.Experiments were conducted using mass-loss tests,micro-structure analyses,potentiodynamic polarization curves,and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy measurements. The results showed that the addition of oxidants substantially accelerated the pickling process of 430-SS by enhancing the cathodic reaction rate and reducing the charge transfer resistance.In electrolytes comprising 5-8 mass% HCl at a temperature of 40-60 ℃ and at the same concentration within the range from 0 to 2 mass%,H2 O2 was demon-strated to be superior to KMnO4 and KClO3 in accelerating the pickling process.The surface quality of 430-SS pick-led in the presence of H2 O2 was better than those of specimens pickled in the presence of KMnO4 and KClO3 when the removal of the oxide layer,intergranular corrosion,and surface roughness were collectively considered. When 1 mass% H2 O2 was added,the mass loss rate of 430-SS was increased by 629% and no residual oxide layer or intergranular corrosion was observed on the surface of the steel;in addition,the roughness was only 1.7μm.H2 O2 was determined to be a better oxidant than KMnO4 and KClO3 when the pickling process,surface quality,solution recycling,and environment protection were considered as a whole.

  8. Friction Welding For Cladding Applications: Processing, Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Inertia Friction Welds of Stainless Steel to Low Carbon Steel and Evaluation of Wrought and Welded Austenitic Stainless Steels for Cladding Applications in Acidchloride Service

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    Switzner, Nathan

    Friction welding, a solid-state joining method, is presented as a novel alternative process step for lining mild steel pipe and forged components internally with a corrosion resistant (CR) metal alloy for petrochemical applications. Currently, fusion welding is commonly used for stainless steel overlay cladding, but this method is costly, time-consuming, and can lead to disbonding in service due to a hard martensite layer that forms at the interface due to partial mixing at the interface between the stainless steel CR metal and the mild steel base. Firstly, the process parameter space was explored for inertia friction butt welding using AISI type 304L stainless steel and AISI 1018 steel to determine the microstructure and mechanical properties effects. A conceptual model for heat flux density versus radial location at the faying surface was developed with consideration for non-uniform pressure distribution due to frictional forces. An existing 1 D analytical model for longitudinal transient temperature distribution was modified for the dissimilar metals case and to account for material lost to the flash. Microstructural results from the experimental dissimilar friction welds of 304L stainless steel to 1018 steel were used to discuss model validity. Secondly, the microstructure and mechanical property implications were considered for replacing the current fusion weld cladding processes with friction welding. The nominal friction weld exhibited a smaller heat softened zone in the 1018 steel than the fusion cladding. As determined by longitudinal tensile tests across the bond line, the nominal friction weld had higher strength, but lower apparent ductility, than the fusion welds due to the geometric requirements for neck formation adjacent to a rigid interface. Martensite was identified at the dissimilar friction weld interface, but the thickness was smaller than that of the fusion welds, and the morphology was discontinuous due to formation by a mechanism of solid

  9. Optimization of process parameters of ECM by RSM on AISI 202 steel

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    P. Alex John Britto

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The machining of complex shaped designs was difficult earlier, but with the advent of the newer machining processes incorporating in it electrical, chemical & mechanical processes, manufacturing has redefined itself. Especially, the Electrochemical Machining (ECM process is used to machine the hard to cut materials without producing heat and friction. Hence, in this work, the ECM process has been chosen to machine SS AISI 202 steel. This study establishes the effect of process parameters such as voltage, current and concentration of electrolyte on the responses on material removal rate (MRR. In this work, second-order quadratic models were developed for MRR, considering the electrolyte concentration, voltage and current as the machining parameters, using central composite design. The developed models were used for Response Surface Methodology (RSM optimization by desirability function approach to determine the optimum machining parameters.

  10. Investigation about the Chrome Steel Wire Arc Spray Process and the Resulting Coating Properties

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    Wilden, J.; Bergmann, J. P.; Jahn, S.; Knapp, S.; van Rodijnen, F.; Fischer, G.

    2007-12-01

    Nowadays, wire-arc spraying of chromium steel has gained an important market share for corrosion and wear protection applications. However, detailed studies are the basis for further process optimization. In order to optimize the process parameters and to evaluate the effects of the spray parameters DoE-based experiments had been carried out with high-speed camera shoots. In this article, the effects of spray current, voltage, and atomizing gas pressure on the particle jet properties, mean particle velocity and mean particle temperature and plume width on X46Cr13 wire are presented using an online process monitoring device. Moreover, the properties of the coatings concerning the morphology, composition and phase formation were subject of the investigations using SEM, EDX, and XRD-analysis. These deep investigations allow a defined verification of the influence of process parameters on spray plume and coating properties and are the basis for further process optimization.

  11. Warm Compaction Process of P/M Steels by Orthogonal Testing Method

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    YE Tuming; YI Jianhong; PENG Yuandong; XIA Qinglin; WANG Hongzhong

    2008-01-01

    In order to achieve higher density of P/M steels using the die wall lubrication compacting method or powder lubricant in warm compaction process,the influence of different process parameters on the green density of warm compacted samples was studied.According to the orthogonal test method,the authors systematically study the influence of the different compaction pressure,condition of lubrication and compaction temperature on the green density of the sample in the warm compaction process,and put forward the optimal process parameter of warm compaction experiment.It is found that,a high compaction pressure(≥700 MPa),die wall lubrication combined with a small amount of internal lubricants,and fitting compaction temperature by different condition of lubrication,are the optimal parameters in warm compaction process.

  12. Influence of chemical bonding of chlorides with aluminates in cement hidratation process on corrosion steel bars in concrete

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    Bikić Farzet H.

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The presence of chlorides in concrete is a permanent subject of research because they cause corrosion of steel bars. Chlorides added to the concrete during preparation, as accelerators of the bonding of cement minerals process, enter into reaction with aluminates, creating a phase known as chloroaluminate hydrates. In everyday conditions the product of chemical bonding between chlorides and aluminates is usually monochloridealuminate C3A·CaCl2·Hx, better known as Friedel's salt. In this paper, the influence of chemical bonding of chlorides with aluminates during the process of cement hydration on corrosion of steel bars in concrete was investigated. The process of chlorides bonding with aluminates yielding monochloride aluminate is monitored by XRD analyses. It was found that the amount of chlorides bonding with aluminates increases with an increase of temperature, and as a result, reduces the amount of 'free' chlorides in concrete. Potentiodynamic measurements have shown that increase in temperature of the heat treatment of working electrodes by chlorides leads to a reduction of steel bars corrosion as a result of either the increase of the monochloride-aluminate content or the decrease of free chlorides amount. Chlorides bound in chloroaluminate hydrates do not cause activation of steel bars corrosion in concrete. It was also proven that the increase of free chlorides concentration in the concrete leads to intensification of steel bars corrosion. This additionally approves that free chlorides are only the activators of process of steel bars corrosion in the concrete.

  13. Newly Designed Cr-Mn Alloyed Ultra-high Strength Steel without Boron Addition for Hot-stamping Processing

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    Guo-hui ZHU; Hong-bing ZHOU; Qin-yi LI; Qi-wei CHEN; Hai-rong GU; Yong-gang LIU

    2015-01-01

    A newly designed hot-stamping steel alloyed by chromium (Cr)and manganese (Mn)without boron (B) addition was developed for automobile mass reduction.The experimental results showed the Cr-Mn alloyed steel could be quenched to full martensite microstructure when the cooling rate was higher than 1 4 ℃/s.Yield strength, tensile strength and elongation of the experimental hot stamping part reached 1 1 8 0 MPa,1 6 4 5 MPa and 8.4%, respectively.The experimental hot stamping part possessed higher tensile strength and elongation,compared with conventional hot-stamping steel of 2 2 MnB5 .Furthermore,excellent processing flexibility would be obtained in this novel hot-stamping steel because of its lower critical cooling rate and phase transformation temperature.The design of the composition and investigations of microstructure,mechanical properties and hot-stamping processing were also studied.

  14. Evolution of microstructure and mechanical properties during Q&P processing of medium-carbon steels with different silicon levels

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    Jenicek, S.; Vorel, I.; Kana, J.; Opatova, K.; Rubesova, K.; Kotesovec, V.; Masek, B.

    2017-03-01

    Evolution of microstructure during heat treatment plays a fundamental role in the resulting mechanical properties of steel. Today, mechanical properties in conjunction with technological properties, such as weldability, formability, and machinability, and their optimum combinations, are widely discussed in a number of mechanical engineering disciplines. In this manner, requirements arise for developing steels which could offer high strength and good formability, and which could be used for making parts with high resistance to failure and with a long life. One present-day example of such steels involves Q&P-processed martensitic steels. Their properties are dictated by their treatment, as well as their alloying, particularly by the silicon content. Silicon fundamentally affects microstructure evolution during Q&P processing and, as a result, mechanical properties. With this way it is possible to receive microstructures consinsting of martensite and retained austenite with an ultimate tensile stress of more than 1600 MPa and a uniform elongation of more than 12 %.

  15. Influence of isothermal bainitic processing on the mechanical properties and microstructure characterization of TRIP steel

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    Haitao Jiang; Hubin Wu; Di Tang; Qiang Liu

    2008-01-01

    The mechanical properties of transformation induced plasticity (TRIP) steel are strongly affected by the conditions of iso-thermal bainitic processing. The multiphase microstructure of TRIP steel under different conditions of isothermal bainitic processing was investigated using OM, SEM, XRD and TEM. The volume fraction of retained anstenite and the carbon content in anstenite were determined quantitatively using X-ray diffraction patterns. The relationship between mechanical properties and isothermal bainitic processing parameters was investigated. The stability of retained anstenite was analyzed by the volume fraction of retained austenite and the carbon content in retained anstenite. The experimental results show that the multiphase microstructure consists of ferrite,bainite and metastable retained austenite. To obtain good mechanical properties, the optimal conditions of isothermal bainitic tem-perature and holding time are 410-430℃ and 180-240 s, respectively. After isothermal bainitic processing under the optimal condi-tions, the corresponding volume fraction of retained anstenite is 5vol%-15vol%, which can provide enough retained austenite and plastic stability for austenite with high carbon content.

  16. Development of a double beam process for joining aluminum and steel

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    Frank, Sascha

    2014-02-01

    Multi-material structures pose an attractive option for overcoming some of the central challenges in lightweight design. An exceptionally high potential for creating cost-effective lightweight solutions is attributed to the combination of steel and aluminum. However, these materials are also particularly difficult to join due to their tendency to form intermetallic compounds (IMCs). The growth of these compounds is facilitated by high temperatures and long process times. Due to their high brittleness, IMCs can severely weaken a joint. Thus, it is only possible to create durable steel-aluminum joints when the formation of IMCs can be limited to a non-critical level. To meet this goal, a new joining method has been designed. The method is based on the combination of a continuous wave (pw) and a pulsed laser (pw) source. Laser beams from both sources are superimposed in a common process zone. This makes it possible to apply the advantages of laser brazing to mixed-metal joints without requiring the use of chemical fluxes. The double beam technology was first tested in bead-on-plate experiments using different filler wire materials. Based on the results of these tests, a process for joining steel and aluminum in a double-flanged configuration is now being developed. The double flanged seams are joined using zinc- or aluminum-based filler wires. Microsections of selected seams show that it is possible to achieve good base material wetting while limiting the growth of IMCs to acceptable measures. In addition, the results of tensile tests show that high joint strengths can be achieved.

  17. Corrosion resistance of AISI 304 and 444 stainless steel pipes in sanitizing solutions of clean-in-place process

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    Lins,Vanessa de Freitas Cunha; Gonçalves,Giselle Aline dos Santos; Leão,Tiago Paschoalin; Soares,Renata Braga; Costa,Cíntia Gonçalves Fonseca; Viana,Adolfo Kalergis do Nascimento

    2016-01-01

    Stainless steel (SS) is successfully used in food industries due to the characteristics of its surface, which is essential for the maintenance of the properties of food. Tanks and stainless steel pipes, which come into direct contact with food and drink, undergo a process of cleaning and disinfecting called CIP (Clean-in-Place). This method consists of automatic recirculation of a detergent solution for a controlled time followed by a rinsing with water, and finally a cleaning and sanitizing ...

  18. Effect of composition and processing on the thermal fatigue and toughness of high performance die steels. Year 1 report

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    Wallace, J.F.; Wang, Yumin; Schwam, D.

    1996-06-01

    The goal of this project is to extend the lifetime of dies for die casting by 20%. Since the die contributes about 10% to the cost of die cast parts, such an improvement in lifetime would result in annual savings of over $200 Million dollars. This is based on the estimated annual die production of one Billion dollars in the US. The major tasks of this two year project are: (1) Evaluate NEW DIE STEEL COMPOSITIONS that have been developed for demanding applications and compare them to Premium Grade H-13 die steel. (2) Optimize the AUSTENITIZING TREATMENT of the new composition. Assess the effects of fast, medium and slow COOLING RATES DURING HEAT TREATMENT, on the thermal fatigue resistance and toughness of the die steel. (3) Determine the effect of ELECTRO-DISCHARGE MACHINING (EDM) on the thermal fatigue resistance and impact properties of the steel. (4) Select demanding components and conduct IN-PLANT TESTING by using the new steel. Compare the performance of the new steel with identical components made of Premium Grade H-13. The immersion thermal fatigue specimen developed at CWRU is being used to determine resistance to heat checking, and the Charpy V-notch test for evaluating the toughness. The overall result of this project will be identification of the best steel available on the market and the best processing methods for aluminum die casting dies. This is an interim report for year 1 of the project.

  19. Effects of hydrogen upon the properties of thermo mechanical controlled process (TMCP steel

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    T. Tomić

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Research into the effects of hydrogen on the mechanical properties of the material is wide-ranging and time-consuming, since there is no single way of predicting cold cracking that would be applicable to all steel grades. Some research on the action of hydrogen in the weld area has focused on the effects of filler materials, welding parameters, the welding environment and welding process upon the hydrogen content of the weld metal and final effect of the hydrogen content upon the properties of the material.

  20. The two-dimensional magnetic change process of grain-oriented silicon steel under tensile stress

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    Saito, Akihiko; Nakata, Kumi; Murashige, Shinichi

    1996-07-01

    The effect of tensile stress on the magnetization properties of silicon steel samples declined from the rolling direction has been investigated. The locus for the two-dimensional magnetization change was measured. The locus of magnetization due to magnetic field without stress was different from that under tension. The locus of magnetization with tension has two knees which correspond to the two knees of the hysteresis curve with tension. These results indicate the essential importance of investigations of the two-dimensional magnetization process.

  1. 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.

  2. Thermomechanical processing route to achieve ultrafine grains in low carbon microalloyed steels

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    2016-01-01

    .A new thermomechanical processing route is described for a microalloyed steel, with roughing deformation below the recrystallisation-stop temperature (T5%), followed by a rapid reheat to 1200 °C for 10s, and then finish deformation at the same temperature as the rough deformation. The new route focused on optimising the kinetics of strain-induced precipitation (SIP) and the formation of deformation-induced ferrite transformation (DITF). For comparative purposes, two experimental 0.06 wt% C s...

  3. Combined Intercritical Annealing and Q&P Processing of Medium Mn Steel

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    De Cooman, Bruno C.; Lee, Seon Jong; Shin, Sunmi; Seo, Eun Jung; Speer, John G.

    2016-10-01

    The microstructure and mechanical properties of intercritically annealed medium Mn steel are dependent on the selection of the intercritical annealing (IA) temperature. While the yield strength (YS) decreases with increasing IA temperature, the ultimate tensile strength increases with increasing IA temperature. Strain aging phenomena, both static and dynamic, are also often observed. The present contribution shows that, by combining IA with the quench and partitioning processing of the intercritical austenite, it is possible to obtain non-aging mechanical properties which combine a high YS with an ultra-high tensile strength. These properties are particularly suitable for automotive parts related to passenger safety.

  4. 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.

  5. Novel process to recover by-products from the pickling baths of stainless steel

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    Frias, C.; Negro, C.; Formoso, A.; Van Erkel, J.; Maas, W.; Kemppainen, J.; Mancia, F. [Tecnicas Reunidas, S.A., Madrid (Spain)

    2001-07-01

    Development of an integrated process (the PIBARE process) which is able to recover and recycle free and complex acids back to the pickling tank is described. The recovery of these by-products proceeds while the metals are recovered in the form of electrodeposited metal alloy and are internally recycled to the stainless steel manufacturing process. Virtually no solid residue or liquid is produced in the process. Results after three years of investigation are very promising, having achieved all stated objectives at least on the laboratory scale. The new technology promises significant economic and environmental benefits over other existing technologies for the treatment of spent baths. However, since the benefits have not been confirmed at the pilot scale, commercial application would require additional research, including finding more efficient and more selective anionic membranes. 3 tabs., 6 figs.

  6. Pack Carburization of Mild Steel, using Pulverized Bone as Carburizer: Optimizing Process Parameters

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    Joseph Olatunde BORODE

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Investigation was conducted into the mechanical properties of mild steel subjected to packed carburization treatment using pulverized bone as the carburizer, carburized at 850C, 900C and 950C, soaked at the carburizing temperature for 15 minutes and 30 minutes, quenched in oil and tempered at 550C. Prior carburization process, standard test samples were prepared from the as received specimen for tensile and impact tests. After carburization process, the test samples were subjected to the standard test and from the data obtained, ultimate tensile strength, engineering strain, impact strength, Youngs moduli were calculated. The case and core hardness of the carburized tempered samples were measured. It was observed that the mechanical properties of mild steels were found to be strongly influenced by the process of carburization, carburizing temperature and soaking time at carburizing temperature. It was concluded that the sample carburized at 900C soaked for 15 minutes and the one carburized at 850C soaked for 30 minutes followed by oil quenching and tempering at 550C were better because they showed a trend of hard case with softer core.

  7. Experimental Study on Vacuum Carburizing Process for Low-Carbon Alloy Steel

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    Wei, Shaopeng; Wang, Gang; Zhao, Xianhui; Zhang, Xiaopeng; Rong, Yiming

    2013-10-01

    As a low-carbon alloy steel, 20Cr2Ni4A steel has an excellent mechanical properties. It has been used for producing heavy-duty gears, which require good wear and fatigue resistance. The vacuum carburizing process can improve the quality of gears and extend the service life. In this article, a complete heat-treatment process for 20Cr2Ni4A, with carburizing, tempering, quenching and cryogenic steps involved, was proposed. A numerical method was employed to design the carburizing step. The carburized samples were characterized by analysis of carbon profile, surface-retained austenite content, microstructure, and hardness profile. A good microstructure was obtained with acicular-tempered martensite, less-retained austenite, fine granular-dispersed carbides, and was oxide free. The final surface hardness was 64.2HRC, and the case depth was 0.86 mm, which meet the requirements of products. The relationships among process, performance, and microstructure were investigated to understand the inner connection.

  8. The Importance of Thermophysical Properties of Steels for the Numerical Simulation of a Concasting Process

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    Frantisek KAVICKA

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available The thermophysical properties of steels have significant influence on the actual concasting process, and on the accuracy of its numerical simulation and optimization. The determination of these properties (heat conductivity, specific heat capacity and density in the solid and liquid states often requires more time than the actual numerical calculation of the temperature fields of a continuously cast steel billet, cylinder or slab (generally a concasting. The influence of individual properties should be neither under- nor over-estimated. Therefore, an analysis/parametric study of these thermophysical properties was conducted. The order of importance within the actual process and the accuracy of simulation and optimization were also determined. Individual properties, which, in some cases, were obtained from tables, and in others experimentally, were substituted by an approximation using orthogonal polynomials. The accuracy of each polynomial is dependent on the precision of individual values. The order of significance of individual thermophysical properties was determined with respect to the metallurgical length. The analysis was performed by means of a so-called calculation experiment, i.e. by means of the original and universal numerical concasting model developed by the authors of this paper. It is convenient to conduct such an analysis in order to facilitate the simulation of each individual case of concasting, thus enhancing the process of optimization.

  9. Co-Curing of CFRP-Steel Hybrid Joints Using the Vacuum Assisted Resin Infusion Process

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    Streitferdt, Alexander; Rudolph, Natalie; Taha, Iman

    2017-01-01

    This study focuses on the one-step co-curing process of carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) joined with a steel plate to form a hybrid structure. In this process CFRP laminate and bond to the metal are realized simultaneously by resin infusion, such that the same resin serves for both infusion and adhesion. For comparison, the commonly applied two-step process of adhesive bonding is studied. In this case, the CFRP laminate is fabricated in a first stage through resin infusion of Non Crimp Fabric (NCF) and joined to the steel plate in a further step through adhesive bonding. For this purpose, the commercially available epoxy-based Betamate 1620 is applied. CFRP laminates were fabricated using two different resin systems, namely the epoxy (EP)-based RTM6 and a newly developed fast curing polyurethane (PU) resin. Results show comparable mechanical performance of the PU and EP based CFRP laminates. The strength of the bond of the co-cured samples was in the same order as the samples adhesively bonded with the PU resin and the structural adhesive. The assembly adhesive with higher ductility showed a weaker performance compared to the other tests. It could be shown that the surface roughness had the highest impact on the joint performance under the investigated conditions.

  10. Numerical simulation on multiple pouring process for a 292 t steel ingot

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    Tu Wutao

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available A ladle-tundish-mould transportation model considering the entire multiple pouring (MP process is proposed. Numerical simulation is carried out to study the carbon distribution and variation in both the tundish and the mould for making a 292 t steel ingot. Firstly, the fluid flow as well as the heat and mass transfer of the molten steel in the tundish is simulated based on the multiphase transient turbulence model. Then, the carbon mixing in the mould is calculated by using the species concentration at the tundish outlet as the inlet condition during the teeming process. The results show a high concentration of carbon at the bottom and a low concentration of carbon at the top of the mould after a MP process with carbon content high in the first ladle and low in the last ladle. Such carbon concentration distribution would help reduce the negative segregation at the bottom and the positive segregation at the top of the solidified ingot.

  11. Diffusion Bonding Beryllium to Reduced Activation Ferritic Martensitic Steel: Development of Processes and Techniques

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    Hunt, Ryan Matthew

    Only a few materials are suitable to act as armor layers against the thermal and particle loads produced by magnetically confined fusion. These candidates include beryllium, tungsten, and carbon fiber composites. The armor layers must be joined to the plasma facing components with high strength bonds that can withstand the thermal stresses resulting from differential thermal expansion. While specific joints have been developed for use in ITER (an experimental reactor in France), including beryllium to CuCrZr as well as tungsten to stainless steel interfaces, joints specific to commercially relevant fusion reactors are not as well established. Commercial first wall components will likely be constructed front Reduced Activation Ferritic Martensitic (RAFM) steel, which will need to be coating with one of the three candidate materials. Of the candidates, beryllium is particularly difficult to bond, because it reacts during bonding with most elements to form brittle intermetallic compounds. This brittleness is unacceptable, as it can lead to interface crack propagation and delamination of the armor layer. I have attempted to overcome the brittle behavior of beryllium bonds by developing a diffusion bonding process of beryllium to RAFM steel that achieves a higher degree of ductility. This process utilized two bonding aids to achieve a robust bond: a. copper interlayer to add ductility to the joint, and a titanium interlayer to prevent beryllium from forming unwanted Be-Cu intermetallics. In addition, I conducted a series of numerical simulations to predict the effect of these bonding aids on the residual stress in the interface. Lastly, I fabricated and characterized beryllium to ferritic steel diffusion bonds using various bonding parameters and bonding aids. Through the above research, I developed a process to diffusion bond beryllium to ferritic steel with a 150 M Pa tensile strength and 168 M Pa shear strength. This strength was achieved using a Hot Isostatic

  12. Superplasticity and cooperative grain boundary sliding in nanocrystalline Ni{sub 3}Al

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    Mara, N.A. [Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545 (United States)], E-mail: namara@lanl.gov; Sergueeva, A.V.; Mara, T.D. [Materials Science Division, University of California, Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616 (United States); McFadden, S.X. [Sandia Laboratories, Livermore, CA 94550 (United States); Mukherjee, A.K. [Materials Science Division, University of California, Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616 (United States)

    2007-08-15

    Cooperative grain boundary sliding (CGBS) has been shown to account for the majority of macroscopic strain seen in microcrystalline metallic systems undergoing superplastic deformation. While CGBS has been observed on the surface of microcrystalline samples deforming superplastically through the shifting of diamond scribe lines, there have been few transmission electron microscopy results showing such occurrences in the bulk of the material, or the details behind the micromechanism of CGBS. In this work, nanocrystalline Ni{sub 3}Al produced via high-pressure torsion is deformed superplastically in the electron microscope. High-temperature ({approx}700 deg. C) in situ tensile testing shows the nature of CGBS at the nanoscale through direct observation of this phenomenon.

  13. Effect of partial melting on superplasticity ofAlNp/6061Al composite

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    2001-01-01

    AlN particulate reinforced 6061 aluminum alloy composite was fabricated by powder metallurgy method and hot-rolled after extrusion. Tensile strength and elongation at elevated temperature were measured by tensile test at initial strain rates between 10-2 s-1 and 100 s-1. The AlNp/6061Al composite exhibits an m-value of 0.42 and a maximum elongation of 450% at 863?K. Differential scanning calorimeter was used to ascertain the possibility of any partial melting in the vicinity of optimum superplastic temperature. Partial melting resulting from solute segregation at interfaces has much influence on superplasticity of the composite. It is postulated that AlNp/matrix interface sliding occurs along with grain boundary in superplastic deformation.

  14. Superplasticity of the aluminum alloys containing the Al{sub 3}Ni eutectic particles

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    Portnoy, V.K. [Department of Physical Metallurgy Non-Ferrous Metals, National University of Science and Technology ' ' MISIS' ' , Moscow (Russian Federation); Mikhaylovskaya, A.V.

    2012-09-15

    The structures and parameters of superplasticity of aluminum alloys containing fine and coarse eutectic Al{sub 3}Ni particles were investigated. Traditional hot and cold rolling were used for sheet producing. The research alloys have low- or high - alloying solid solution. Superplasticity characterization of the alloy with high-alloying solid solution is much better beside alloys with low-alloying solid solution. Alloying by zirconium improves superplasticity in some investigated alloys. Some alloys with partially recrystallized structure show d = 500-700% at T = 0.95 Tm with the constant strain rates to the range of (1.10{sup -3}-1.10{sup -2}) s{sup -1}. (Copyright copyright 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  15. Effect of Rare Earth on Superplasticity of Zn-5Al Eutectic Alloy

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    石志强; 叶以富; 李世春; 王焕荣; 滕新营

    2002-01-01

    The superplastic deformation curves of Zn-5Al eutectic alloy containing small amount of rare earth were measured, and the influence of rare earth on structure and superplasticity characteristics of the alloy was examined with optical microscope, XDF and TEM. The results show that the elongation of Zn-5Al eutectic alloy can be increased if less than 0.2 %(mass fraction) misch-metal was added. Rare earth which exists in the form of compounds Al2CeZn2 and CeZn3 can refrain the dissolution and diffusion of Zn to Al and postpone the saturation of the diffusion-dissolution zone(DDZ) above 350 ℃, and in such a way boost up α/β interface sliding which benefits the superplasticity.

  16. Comparative study on the processing of armour steels with various unconventional technologies

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    Herghelegiu, E.; Schnakovszky, C.; Radu, M. C.; Tampu, N. C.; Zichil, V.

    2017-08-01

    The aim of the current paper is to analyse the suitability of three unconventional technologies - abrasive water jet (AWJ), plasma and laser - to process armour steels. In view of this, two materials (Ramor 400 and Ramor 550) were selected to carry out the experimental tests and the quality of cuts was quantified by considering the following characteristics: width of the processed surface at the jet inlet (Li), width of the processed surface at the jet outlet (Lo), inclination angle (a), deviation from perpendicularity (u), surface roughness (Ra) and surface hardness. It was fond that in terms of cut quality and environmental impact, the best results are offered by abrasive water jet technology. However, it has the lowest productivity comparing to the other two technologies.

  17. Process improvement in laser hot wire cladding for martensitic stainless steel based on the Taguchi method

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    Huang, Zilin; Wang, Gang; Wei, Shaopeng; Li, Changhong; Rong, Yiming

    2016-09-01

    Laser hot wire cladding, with the prominent features of low heat input, high energy efficiency, and high precision, is widely used for remanufacturing metal parts. The cladding process, however, needs to be improved by using a quantitative method. In this work, volumetric defect ratio was proposed as the criterion to describe the integrity of forming quality for cladding layers. Laser deposition experiments with FV520B, one of martensitic stainless steels, were designed by using the Taguchi method. Four process variables, namely, laser power ( P), scanning speed ( V s), wire feed rate ( V f), and wire current ( I), were optimized based on the analysis of signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio. Metallurgic observation of cladding layer was conducted to compare the forming quality and to validate the analysis method. A stable and continuous process with the optimum parameter combination produced uniform microstructure with minimal defects and cracks, which resulted in a good metallurgical bonding interface.

  18. Corrosive-wear resistance of stainless steels for the impeller of slurry pump used in zinc hydrometallurgy process

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    2005-01-01

    This paper presents corrosive-wear (C-W) behaviors of three kinds of steels under the simulating condition of traditional zinc hydrometallurgy process by using a self-made rotating disk apparatus. Result shows that pure wear loss rate is significantly larger than pure corrosion loss rate. Under this C-W condition, the ranking of C-W resistance is S2 > S3 > S1 (S1: austenite stainless steel; S2: CD-4MCu duplex stainless steel; S3:17-4PH stainless steel). S2 has excellent C-W resistance due to strong surface deformation strengthening effect of high-density dislocations of the γphase. S3 also has excellent C-W resistance owing to high hardness and strength. However, S1 does not show good C-W resistance under strong erosion of liquid-solid slurry because of its single-phase austenitic structure and very low hardness. As a result, duplex stainless steels as well as 17-4 PH stainless steel can be used as impeller candidate materials in the zinc hydrometallurgy process due to their excellent C-W resistance and lower cost.

  19. Corrosive-wear resistance of stainless steels for the impeller of slurry pump used in zinc hydrometallurgy process

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    Ping LI

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents corrosive-wear (C-W behaviors of three kinds of steels under the simulating condition of traditional zinc hydrometallurgy process by using a self-made rotating disk apparatus. Result shows that pure wear loss rate is significantly larger than pure corrosion loss rate. Under this C-W condition, the ranking of C-W resistance is S2 > S3 > S1 (S1: austenite stainless steel; S2: CD-4MCu duplex stainless steel; S3 :17-4PH stainless steel. S2 has excellent C-W resistance due to strong surface deformation strengthening effect of high-density dislocations of the γ phase. S3 also has excellent C-W resistance owing to high hardness and strength. However, S1 does not show good C-W resistance under strong erosion of liquid-solid slurry because of its single-phase austenitic structure and very low hardness. As a result, duplex stainless steels as well as 17-4 PH stainless steel can be used as impeller candidate materials in the zinc hydrometallurgy process due to their excellent C-W resistance and lower cost.

  20. Experimental Analysis & Optimization of Cylindirical Grinding Process Parameters on Surface Roughness of En15AM Steel

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    Sandeep Kumar

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available As per the modern Industrial requirements, higher surface finish mechanical components and mating parts with close limits and tolerances, is one of the most important requirement. Abrasive machining processes are generally the last operations performed on manufactured products for higher surface finishing and for fine or small scale material removal. Higher surface finish and high rate of removal can be obtained if a large number of grains act together. This is accomplished by using bonded abrasives as in grinding wheel or by modern machining processes. In the present study, Taguchi method or Design of experiments has been used to optimize the effect of cylindrical grinding parameters such as wheel speed (rpm, work speed, feed (mm/min., depth of cut and cutting fluid on the surface roughness of EN15AM steel. Ground surface roughness measurements were carried out by Talysurf surface roughness tester. EN15AM steel has several industrial applications in manufacturing of engine shafts, connecting rods, spindles, studs, bolt, screws etc. The results indicated that grinding wheel speed, work piece speed, table feed rate and depth of cut were the significant factors for the surface roughness and material removal rate. Surface roughness is minimum at 2000 r.p.m. of grinding wheel speed , work piece speed 80 rpm, feed rate 275 mm/min. and 0.06 mm depth of cut.

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

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

    2016-08-01

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

  2. Fabrication of a stainless steel microchannel microcombustor using a lamination process

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    Matson, Dean W.; Martin, Peter M.; Tonkovich, Anna Lee Y.; Roberts, Gary L.

    1998-09-01

    Microscale chemical devices have potential application as fuel processors to produce high purity hydrogen for PEM fuel cells from hydrocarbon fuels such as methane, methanol, ethanol, or gasoline. The fabrication of a novel stainless steel catalytic microcombustor/reactor suitable for use to high temperatures is described. The device consisted of three parts to accommodate catalyst loading: a laminated reactor body, a laminated combustor, and a solid cover plate. The laminated components were produced using stacks of photochemically machined stainless steel shims. When formed into solid leak-tight components using a diffusion bonding process, the laminated parts were designed to contain a complex series of internal gas-flow microchannels that could not be produced in a solid metal block by other fabrication methods. Included within the reactor body was an array of heat exchanger microchannels 250 microns wide and 5000 microns deep that were designed to extract heat from the catalytic reaction region and pre-heat the reactant gases. Catalytic combustion of hydrogen or hydrocarbon fuel occurred in a separate laminated combustor plate. The laminated combustor/reactor design has potential for use in a variety of chemical processing and heat exchanger applications.

  3. Review of the Shearing Process for Sheet Steels and Its Effect on Sheared-Edge Stretching

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    Levy, B. S.; Van Tyne, C. J.

    2012-07-01

    Failure in sheared-edge stretching often limits the use of advanced high-strength steel sheets in automotive applications. The present study analyzes data in the literature from laboratory experiments on both the shearing process and the characteristics of sheared edges. Shearing produces a surface with regions of rollover, burnish, fracture, and burr. The effect of clearance and tensile strength on the shear face characteristics is quantified. Higher strength, lower ductility steels exhibit an increase in percent fracture region. The shearing process also creates a zone of deformation adjacent to the shear face called the shear-affected zone (SAZ). From an analysis of data in the literature, it is concluded that deformation in the SAZ is the dominant factor in controlling failure during sheared-edge stretching. The characteristics of the shear face are generally important for failures during sheared-edge stretching only as there is a correlation between the characteristics of the shear face and the characteristics of the SAZ. The effect of the shear burr on shear-edge stretching is also related to a correlation with the characteristics of the SAZ. In reviewing the literature, many shearing variables that could affect sheared-edge stretching limits are not identified or if identified, not quantified. It is likely that some of these variables could affect subsequent sheared-edge stretching limits.

  4. The oxide phase formation modelling at the deoxidization process in yttrium steels

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    Петро Степанович Харлашин

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available In recent years approaches to high-quality steel production have significantly changed. The influence of the oxide and sulfide non-metallic inclusions should be noted in particular. Modifying is followed with the change in the inclusions chemical composition, they are generally being MnS inclusions and fragile oxidic inclusions. Modification results in the formation of spherical oxides and yttrium sulfides that don’t deform at rolling. Nowadays modifying with rare-earth elements has no broad application because of the use of cheaper lime which possesses similar efficiency. That is why REM are applied generally as microparticles, and their deoxidating and desulphurizing abilities are limited because of their high cost in comparison with the expenditures on modern extra oven processing of steel. Nonmetallic inclusions hardly influence on «volume» processes of plastic deformation and hardening. The use of rare-earth metals and their combinations as nonmetallic inclusions modifiers appear to have considerable promise. Therefore the modelling and further calculation of oxygen and sulfur interaction with yttrium in metal were carried out

  5. BIOFILM FORMATION OF Vibrio cholerae ON STAINLESS STEEL USED IN FOOD PROCESSING.

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    Fernández-Delgado, Milagro; Rojas, Héctor; Duque, Zoilabet; Suárez, Paula; Contreras, Monica; García-Amado, M Alexandra; Alciaturi, Carlos

    2016-01-01

    Vibrio cholerae represents a significant threat to human health in developing countries. This pathogen forms biofilms which favors its attachment to surfaces and its survival and transmission by water or food. This work evaluated the in vitro biofilm formation of V. cholerae isolated from clinical and environmental sources on stainless steel of the type used in food processing by using the environmental scanning electron microscopy (ESEM). Results showed no cell adhesion at 4 h and scarce surface colonization at 24 h. Biofilms from the environmental strain were observed at 48 h with high cellular aggregations embedded in Vibrio exopolysaccharide (VPS), while less confluence and VPS production with microcolonies of elongated cells were observed in biofilms produced by the clinical strain. At 96 h the biofilms of the environmental strain were released from the surface leaving coccoid cells and residual structures, whereas biofilms of the clinical strain formed highly organized structures such as channels, mushroom-like and pillars. This is the first study that has shown the in vitro ability of V. cholerae to colonize and form biofilms on stainless steel used in food processing.

  6. Effect of Colouring Process on Pitting Susceptibility of Austenitic Stainless Steel

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    S.S.Mahmoud; M.M.Ahmed

    2008-01-01

    Colouring of the austenitic stainless steel alloy (20.45% Cr, 8.57% Ni) was carried out in NaNO3-KNO3 eutectic melt without and with additions of Na2O2, NaCl and their mixtures at different temperatures ranging from 400-600℃, under open-circuit and galvanostatic anodic polarization conditions. The produced colours greatly depend on the thickness of oxide films, which in turn depends on the composition of the molten bath and its temperature. The more attractive, bright, adherent and uniform coloured oxide films can be obtained at 400, 450 and 500℃ in molten nitrate bath containing NaCl and Na2O2 mixtures. The pitting corrosion susceptibility of the coloured oxide films was tested in FeCl3 and NaCl as corrosive media. The obtained results indicate that the pitting corrosion susceptibility of the coloured oxide films greatly depends on the previous operating conditions of the colouring process of the stainless steel specimens such as the composition of molten bath, temperature and technique of colouring process.

  7. Cutting Properties of Austenitic Stainless Steel by Using Laser Cutting Process without Assist Gas

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    Hitoshi Ozaki

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Recently, laser cutting is used in many industries. Generally, in laser cutting of metallic materials, suitable assist gas and its nozzle are needed to remove the molten metal. However, because of the gas nozzle should be set closer to the surface of a workpiece, existence of the nozzle seems to prevent laser cutting from being used flexible. Therefore, the new cutting process, Assist Gas Free laser cutting or AGF laser cutting, has been developed. In this process, the pressure at the bottom side of a workpiece is reduced by a vacuum pump, and the molten metal can be removed by the air flow caused by the pressure difference between both sides of the specimen. In this study, cutting properties of austenitic stainless steel by using AGF laser cutting with 2 kW CO2 laser were investigated. Laser power and cutting speed were varied in order to study the effect of these parameters on cutting properties. As a result, austenitic stainless steel could be cut with dross-free by AGF laser cutting. When laser power was 2.0 kW, cutting speed could be increased up to 100 mm/s, and kerf width at specimen surface was 0.28 mm.

  8. Effect of welding processes on mechanical and microstructural characteristics of high strength low alloy naval grade steel joints

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    S. Ragu Nathan

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Naval grade high strength low alloy (HSLA steels can be easily welded by all types of fusion welding processes. However, fusion welding of these steels leads to the problems such as cold cracking, residual stress, distortion and fatigue damage. These problems can be eliminated by solid state welding process such as friction stir welding (FSW. In this investigation, a comparative evaluation of mechanical (tensile, impact, hardness properties and microstructural features of shielded metal arc (SMA, gas metal arc (GMA and friction stir welded (FSW naval grade HSLA steel joints was carried out. It was found that the use of FSW process eliminated the problems related to fusion welding processes and also resulted in the superior mechanical properties compared to GMA and SMA welded joints.

  9. SUPERPLASTICITY OF A SiCw/2024 Al COMPOSITE MADE BY PRESSURE INFILTRATION

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    X.J. Xu; W. Wang; L. Cai

    2002-01-01

    The superplastic characteristics of the β-SiC whisker reinforced 2024 aluminum com-posite, fabricated by pressure infiltration and hot-rolling after extrusion, were inves-tigated. The composite has a fine grain size of about 1μm, and exhibits a maximumtensile elongation of 370% in the initial strain rate of 3.3× 10-3 s-1 at 788K. The su-perplastic deformation mechanism of the composite is thought to be grain boundary(interface) sliding accommodated by grain boundary diffusion of aluminum atom andan appropriate amount of liquid phase.

  10. HIGH STRAIN RATE SUPERPLASTICITY OF A AIN PARTICULATE REINFORCED 6061Al COMPOSITE

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    L.H. Han; J.T. Niu; D.M. Jiang; T. Imai

    2001-01-01

    The superplasticity of AlNp/6061Al composite, fabricated by powder metallurgy method and hot-rolled after extrusion, was investigated. The AlNp/6061Al composite exhibits an m-value of 0.49 and a maximum elongation of 438% in the strain rates ranging from 10-2-10°s-1 and at temperatures from 823K to 893K. Differential scanning calorimeter was used to ascertain the possibility of any partial melting in the vicinity of optimum superplastic temperature. These results suggested that liquid phase existed where maximum elongation was obtained.

  11. Effect of processing conditions on microstructural features in Mn–Si sintered steels

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    Oro, Raquel, E-mail: raqueld@chalmers.se [Department of Materials and Manufacturing Technology, Chalmers University of Technology, Rännvägen 2A, SE-41296 Gothenburg (Sweden); Hryha, Eduard, E-mail: hryha@chalmers.se [Department of Materials and Manufacturing Technology, Chalmers University of Technology, Rännvägen 2A, SE-41296 Gothenburg (Sweden); Campos, Mónica, E-mail: campos@ing.uc3m.es [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, IAAB, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Av. Universidad 30, 28911 Leganés, Madrid (Spain); Torralba, José M., E-mail: torralba@ing.uc3m.es [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, IAAB, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Av. Universidad 30, 28911 Leganés, Madrid (Spain); IMDEA Materials Institute, c/Eric Kandel, 2, 28906 Getafe, Madrid (Spain)

    2014-09-15

    Sintering of steels containing oxidation sensitive elements is possible if such elements are alloyed with others which present lower affinity for oxygen. In this work, a master alloy powder containing Fe–Mn–Si–C, specifically designed to create a liquid phase during sintering, has been used for such purpose. The effect of processing conditions such as sintering temperature and atmosphere was studied with the aim of describing the microstructural evolution as well as the morphology and distribution of oxides in the sintered material, evaluating the potential detrimental effect of such oxides on mechanical properties. Chemical analyses, metallography and fractography studies combined with X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy analyses on the fracture surfaces were used to reveal the main mechanism of fracture and their correlation with the chemical composition of the different fracture surfaces. The results indicate that the main mechanism of failure in these steels is brittle fracture in the surrounding of the original master alloy particles due to degradation of grain boundaries by the presence of oxide inclusions. Mn–Si oxide inclusions were observed on intergranular decohesive facets. The use of reducing atmospheres and high sintering temperatures reduces the amount and size of such oxide inclusions. Besides, high heating and cooling rates reduce significantly the final oxygen content in the sintered material. A model for microstructure development and oxide evolution during different stages of sintering is proposed, considering the fact that when the master alloy melts, the liquid formed can dissolve some of the oxides as well as the surface of the surrounding iron base particles. - Highlights: • Oxide distribution in steels containing oxidation-sensitive elements • Mn, Si introduced in a master alloy powder, mixed with a base iron powder • Selective oxidation of Mn and Si on iron grain boundaries • Decohesive fracture caused by degradation of grain

  12. Thermomechanical processing optimization for 304 austenitic stainless steel using artificial neural network and genetic algorithm

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    Feng, Wen; Yang, Sen

    2016-12-01

    Thermomechanical processing has an important effect on the grain boundary character distribution. To obtain the optimal thermomechanical processing parameters is the key of grain boundary engineering. In this study, genetic algorithm (GA) based on artificial neural network model was proposed to optimize the thermomechanical processing parameters. In this model, a back-propagation neural network (BPNN) was established to map the relationship between thermomechanical processing parameters and the fraction of low-Σ CSL boundaries, and GA integrated with BPNN (BPNN/GA) was applied to optimize the thermomechanical processing parameters. The validation of the optimal thermomechanical processing parameters was verified by an experiment. Moreover, the microstructures and the intergranular corrosion resistance of the base material (BM) and the materials produced by the optimal thermomechanical processing parameters (termed as the GBEM) were studied. Compared to the BM specimen, the fraction of low-Σ CSL boundaries was increased from 56.8 to 77.9% and the random boundary network was interrupted by the low-Σ CSL boundaries, and the intergranular corrosion resistance was improved in the GBEM specimen. The results indicated that the BPNN/GA model was an effective and reliable means for the thermomechanical processing parameters optimization, which resulted in improving the intergranular corrosion resistance in 304 austenitic stainless steel.

  13. Modeling the evolution of microstructure during the processing of maraging steels

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    Sha, W.; Guo, Z.; Wilson, E. A.

    2004-03-01

    The main theme of the research described in this article was to develop computer-based models to predict micro-structural evolution and precipitation-hardening kinetics during the processing of maraging steels. The prediction made by the computer-based models, when compared with experimental observations and characterization, proved to be within useful accuracy. The research outputs cover the topics of characterization of precipitates, quantification of precipitate fraction, calculation of thermodynamics and kinetics of phase transformations, and modeling of precipitation hardening. A heat-treatment procedure was also developed to improve the toughness of a commercial precipitation-hardening grade, and the design of the chemistry and processing route of low-cost maraging grades was attempted.

  14. Innovative Powder Processing of Oxide Dispersion Strengthened ODS Ferritic Stainless Steels

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    Rieken, Joel; Anderson, Iver; Kramer, Matthew

    2011-04-01

    An innovative gas atomization reaction synthesis technique was employed as a viable method to dramatically lower the processing cost for precursor oxide dispersion forming ferritic stainless steel powders (i.e., Fe-Cr-(Hf,Ti)-Y). During this rapid solidification process the atomized powders were enveloped by a nano-metric Cr-enriched metastable oxide film. Elevated temperature heat treatment was used to dissociate this metastable oxide phase through oxygen exchange reactions with Y-(Hf,Ti) enriched intermetallic compound precipitates. These solid state reactions resulted in the formation of highly stable nano-metric mixed oxide dispersoids (i.e., Y-Ti-O or Y-Hf-O) throughout the alloy microstructure. Subsequent high temperature (1200 C) heat treatments were used to elucidate the thermal stability of each nano-metric oxide dispersoid phase. Transmission electron microscopy coupled with X-ray diffraction was used to evaluate phase evolution within the alloy microstructure.

  15. A review of semi-solid aluminium-steel joining processes

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    Obeidi, Muhannad; McCarthy, Éanna; Brabazon, Dermot

    2016-10-01

    The semi-solid metal (SSM) forming process can be applied to achieve near net shape forming of metal alloys, and provides superior component properties compared to those achievable with conventional casting methods. The technique, also commonly called thixoforming, relies on achieving a spheroidal microstructure within the metal alloy so that its fluidity can be adjusted to achieve a controlled laminar filling of the die. Despite the better quality and the higher mechanical properties of an SSM product, thixoforming still represents only 1% of the total aluminium production, which can be explained by the higher premium cost of the processing equipment compared to conventional die casting. The method has also proven successful as a joining method, for joining similar and dissimilar materials. This paper reviews semisolid forming as a forming method and as a joining method, in particular the joining of dissimilar materials such as stainless steel to aluminium.

  16. Design of Controlled Processing Conditions for Drop Forgings Made of Microalloy Steel Grades for Mining Industry

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    Skubisz P.

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Effect of plastic processing and controlled cooling on microstructure and mechanical properties of experimental steel grades with microalloyed with Ti, V and/or Nb, varying in the content of Mo is presented as an offer for mining industry for replacement traditionally heat-treatable hardenability grades. The goal of the work is producing microstructure condition, which after controlled hot forging and direct heat treatment, involving quenching and self-tempering, are meant to provide good combination of mechanical properties, such as TYS 800 MPa, UTS 1050 MPa, elongation to fracture at least A5 15% and/or impact strength at room temperature KCV 60 J/cm2. Hardenability assessment and dilatometric examination allowed formulation of direct heat treatment guidelines, taking into consideration fields of temperature and strain in a typical hot forging process, estimated numerically, with the use of plastometric tests results, as well as the use of unique cooling cycles after forging.

  17. A study of ceramic-lined composite steel pipes prepared by SHS centrifugal-thermite process

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    Li Yuxin

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Al2O3 ceramic-lined steel pipe was produced by self-propagating high-temperature synthesis centrifugal thermite process (SHS C-T process from Fe2O3 and Al as the raw materials. The composition, phase separation and microstructures were investigated. The result showed the ceramic lined pipe is composed of the three main layers of various compositions, which were subsequently determined to be Fe layer, the transition layer and the ceramic layer. Fe layer is composed of austenite and ferrite, the transition layer consisted of Al2O3 ceramic and Fe, the ceramic layer consisted of the dendritic-shaped Al2O3 and the spinel-shaped structured FeAl2O4.

  18. Toward Improving the Type IV Cracking Resistance in Cr-Mo Steel Weld Through Thermo-Mechanical Processing

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    Shassere, Benjamin A.; Yamamoto, Yukinori; Babu, Sudarsanam Suresh

    2016-05-01

    Detailed microstructure characterization of Grade 91 (Modified 9Cr-1Mo, ASTM A387) steel subjected to a thermo-mechanical treatment process was performed to rationalize the cross-weld creep properties. A series of thermo-mechanical processing in the austenite phase region, followed by isothermal aging at temperatures at 973 K to 1173 K (700 °C to 900 °C), was applied to the Grade 91 steel to promote precipitation kinetics of MX (M: Nb and V, X: C and N) in the austenite matrix. Detailed characterization of the base metals after standard tempering confirmed the presence of fine MX dispersion within the tempered martensitic microstructure in steels processed at/and above 1073 K (800 °C). Relatively low volume fraction of M23C6 precipitates was observed after processing at 1073 K (800 °C). The cross-weld creep strength after processing was increased with respect to the increase of MX dispersion, indicating that these MX precipitates maintained during weld thermal cycles in the fine-grained heat-affected zone region and thereby contribute to improved creep resistant of welds in comparison to the welds made with the standard "normalization and tempering" processes. The steels processed in this specific processing condition showed improved cross-weld creep resistance and sufficient room temperature toughness. The above data are also analyzed based on existing theories of creep deformation based on dislocation climb mechanism.

  19. Effect of A-TIG Welding Process on the Weld Attributes of Type 304LN and 316LN Stainless Steels

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    Vasudevan, M.

    2017-03-01

    The specific activated flux has been developed for enhancing the penetration performance of TIG welding process for autogenous welding of type 304LN and 316LN stainless steels through systematic study. Initially single-component fluxes were used to study their effect on depth of penetration and tensile properties. Then multi-component activated flux was developed which was found to produce a significant increase in penetration of 10-12 mm in single-pass TIG welding of type 304LN and 316LN stainless steels. The significant improvement in penetration achieved using the activated flux developed in the present work has been attributed to the constriction of the arc and as well as reversal of Marangoni flow in the molten weld pool. The use of activated flux has been found to overcome the variable weld penetration observed in 316LN stainless steel with welds compared to that of the welds produced by conventional TIG welding on the contrary the transverse strength properties of the 304LN and 316LN stainless steel welds produced by A-TIG welding exceeded the minimum specified strength values of the base metals. Improvement in toughness values were observed in 316LN stainless steel produced by A-TIG welding due to refinement in the weld microstructure in the region close to the weld center. Thus, activated flux developed in the present work has greater potential for use during the TIG welding of structural components made of type 304LN and 316LN stainless steels.

  20. Effect of A-TIG Welding Process on the Weld Attributes of Type 304LN and 316LN Stainless Steels

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    Vasudevan, M.

    2017-02-01

    The specific activated flux has been developed for enhancing the penetration performance of TIG welding process for autogenous welding of type 304LN and 316LN stainless steels through systematic study. Initially single-component fluxes were used to study their effect on depth of penetration and tensile properties. Then multi-component activated flux was developed which was found to produce a significant increase in penetration of 10-12 mm in single-pass TIG welding of type 304LN and 316LN stainless steels. The significant improvement in penetration achieved using the activated flux developed in the present work has been attributed to the constriction of the arc and as well as reversal of Marangoni flow in the molten weld pool. The use of activated flux has been found to overcome the variable weld penetration observed in 316LN stainless steel with welds compared to that of the welds produced by conventional TIG welding on the contrary the transverse strength properties of the 304LN and 316LN stainless steel welds produced by A-TIG welding exceeded the minimum specified strength values of the base metals. Improvement in toughness values were observed in 316LN stainless steel produced by A-TIG welding due to refinement in the weld microstructure in the region close to the weld center. Thus, activated flux developed in the present work has greater potential for use during the TIG welding of structural components made of type 304LN and 316LN stainless steels.

  1. Electrochemical behaviour of ceramic yttria stabilized zirconia on carbon steel synthesized via sol-gel process

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    Crespo, M.A. Dominguez, E-mail: mdominguezc@ipn.m [Centro de Investigacion en Ciencia Aplicada y Tecnologia Avanzada, Unidad Altamira (CICATA-IPN) km 14.5 Carr. Tampico-Puerto Industrial, C.P. 89600, Altamira, Tamaulipas (Mexico); Murillo, A. Garcia; Torres-Huerta, A.M. [Centro de Investigacion en Ciencia Aplicada y Tecnologia Avanzada, Unidad Altamira (CICATA-IPN) km 14.5 Carr. Tampico-Puerto Industrial, C.P. 89600, Altamira, Tamaulipas (Mexico); Yanez-Zamora, C. [Estudiante del postgrado en Tecnologia Avanzada del CICATA-IPN, Unidad Altamira, km 14.5, Carr. Tampico-Puerto Industrial. C.P. 89600, Altamira, Tamaulipas (Mexico); Carrillo-Romo, F. de J [Centro de Investigacion en Ciencia Aplicada y Tecnologia Avanzada, Unidad Altamira (CICATA-IPN) km 14.5 Carr. Tampico-Puerto Industrial, C.P. 89600, Altamira, Tamaulipas (Mexico)

    2009-08-26

    Chromate conversion coatings have been widely applied for the corrosion of different metallic substrates. However, the waste containing Cr{sup 6+} has many limitations due to the environmental consideration and health hazards. An interesting alternative seems to be the deposition on metallic surface of thin layers of yttria or zirconia or both by the sol-gel process. In this study, Ytttria and Yttria stabilized zirconia (YSZ, 8% Y{sub 2}O{sub 3}) thin films were used for coating commercial carbon steel substrates by sol-gel method and the dip-coating process. The evolution of organic compounds up to crystallization process as a function of heat treatments was study by FT-IR spectroscopy. The structure and morphology of the coatings were analysed using X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The anticorrosion performance of the coatings has been evaluated by using electrochemical techniques in an aggressive media (3.5 wt.% NaCl). The corrosion behaviour of sol-gel method was compared with traditional chromate conversion coatings. Differences in the electrochemical behaviour of YSZ coatings are related to the development of microcracks during the sintering process and to the presence of organic compounds during growth film. Electrochemical results showed that sol-gel YSZ and Y{sub 2}O{sub 3} coatings can act as protective barriers against wet corrosion; however yttria films displayed low adhesion to substrate. The corrosion parameters provide an explanation of the role of each film and show a considerable increase in the corrosion resistance for coated samples in comparison to the bare steel samples.

  2. Steel Processing Properties and Their Effect on Impact Deformation of Lightweight Structures

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    Simunovic, S

    2003-09-23

    The objective of the research was to perform a comprehensive computational analysis of the effects of material and process modeling approaches on performance of UltraLight Steel Auto Body (ULSAB) vehicle models. The research addressed numerous material related effects, impact conditions as well as analyzed the performance of the ULSAB vehicles in crashes against designs representing the current US vehicle fleet. This report is organized into three main sections. The first section describes the results of the computational analysis of ULSAB crash simulations that were performed using advanced material modeling techniques. The effects of strain-rate sensitivity on a high strength steel (HSS) intensive vehicle were analyzed. Frontal and frontal offset crash scenarios were used in a finite element parametric study of the ULSAB body structure. Comparisons are made between the crash results using the piece-wise-linear isotropic plasticity strain-rate dependent material model, and the isotropic plasticity material model based on quasi-static properties. The simulation results show the importance of advanced material modeling techniques for vehicle crash simulations due to strain-rate sensitivity and rapid hardening characteristics of advanced high strength steels. Material substitution was investigated for the main frontal crush structure using the material of similar yield stress a significantly different strain-rate and hardening characteristics. The objective of the research presented in Section 2 was to assess the influence of stamping process on crash response of ULSAB vehicle. Considered forming effects included thickness variations and plastic strain hardening imparted in the part forming process. The as-formed thickness and plastic strain for front crash parts were used as input data for vehicle crash analysis. Differences in structural performance between crash models with and without forming data were analyzed in order to determine the effects and feasibility of

  3. An advance process of aluminum rich coating as tritium permeation barrier on 321 steel workpiece

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    Zhang, G.K., E-mail: Guikaizhang712@163.com [China Academy of Engineering Physics, Mianyang, 621900 (China) and College of Nuclear Science and Technology, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, 230026 (China); Chen, C.A.; Luo, D.L. [China Academy of Engineering Physics, Mianyang, 621900 (China); Wang, X.L. [China Academy of Engineering Physics, Mianyang, 621900 (China); College of Nuclear Science and Technology, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, 230026 (China)

    2012-08-15

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer An advance process of tritium permeation barrier was applied to 321 steel workpiece. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Tritium permeation barrier consisted of an outer Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} layer and an inner FeAl alloy layer. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Deuterium permeation reduction factor of coated piece increased by 2 orders of magnitude. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Tritium permeation barriers were flexibly achieved in high reproducibility. - Abstract: We have proposed an advance three-step process, Al-electroplating in ionic liquid followed by heat treating and selectively oxidation, preparing aluminum rich coating as tritium permeation barrier (TPB). In present work, the advance process was applied to 321 steel workpieces. In the Al-electroplating, pieces were coated by galvanostatic electrodeposition at 20 mA/cm{sup 2} in aluminum chloride (AlCl{sub 3})-1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride (EMIC) ionic liquid. The Al coating on those pieces all displayed attractive brightness and well adhered to surface of pieces. Within the aluminizing time from 1 to 30 h, a series of experiments were carried out to aluminize 321 steel pieces with Al 20 {mu}m coating at 700 Degree-Sign C. After heat treated for 8 h, a 30 {mu}m thick aluminized coating on piece appeared homogeneous, free of porosity, and mainly consisted of (Fe, Cr, Ni)Al{sub 2}, and then was selectively oxidized in argon gas at 700 Degree-Sign C for 50 h to form Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} scale. The finally fabricated aluminum rich coating, without any visible defects, had a double-layered structure consisting of an outer {gamma}-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} layer with thickness of 0.2 {mu}m and inner (Fe, Cr, Ni)Al/(Fe, Cr, Ni){sub 3}Al layer of 50 {mu}m thickness. The deuterium permeation reduction factor, PRF, of piece ({Phi} 80 Multiplication-Sign 2, L 150 mm) with such coating increased by 2 orders of magnitude at 600-727 Degree-Sign C. The reproducibility of the process was also showed.

  4. Microstructure, Precipitation, and Mechanical Properties of V-N-Alloyed Steel After Different Cooling Processes

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    Zhang, Jing; Wang, Fu-Ming; Yang, Zhan-Bing; Li, Chang-Rong

    2016-12-01

    Three cooling processes (direct air cooling, water cooling to 1023 K and 873 K (750 °C and 600 °C) followed by air cooling) after hot rolling are designed to develop V-N-alloyed 600 MPa grade high-strength steel for architectural construction. Microstructural characteristics, precipitation behavior, and mechanical properties were investigated. Experimental results indicate that all microstructures are composed of polygonal ferrite and pearlite. Compared to the microstructure obtained from traditional direct air cooling, the grain size of ferrite is refined from 6.5 to 4.6 μm and the interlamellar spacing of pearlite decreases from 136 to 45 nm, respectively, by the application of accelerated cooling and lower finish cooling temperature. The number fraction of high misorientation angle boundaries increases from 44 to 51 pct. Moreover, the sheet spacing of interphase precipitates decreases from (23 to 26 nm) to (14 to 17 nm) and the size of V(C,N) particles reduces from (5 to 8 nm) to (2 to 5 nm). Furthermore, the optimal mechanical properties are obtained in the steel water cooled to 873 K (600 °C), of which the yield strength, tensile strength, total elongation, uniform elongation, and impact energy at room temperature are 753 MPa, 922 MPa, 22 pct, 11 pct, and 36 J, respectively. Besides, the high yield strength is primarily attributed to the refined grains and precipitation hardening from interphase and random precipitation of nano-scale V(C,N) particles.

  5. Deposition of wear-resistant steel surfaces by the plasma rotating electrode coating process

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    Kim, Michael Robert

    A high-deposition rate thermal spray method was investigated for the purpose of coating aluminum cylinder bores with a wear resistant surface. This method, the plasma rotating electrode coating system (PROTEC) utilized transferred-arc melting of a rapidly rotating consumable electrode to create a droplet stream via centrifugal atomization. A cylindrical substrate was placed around the rotating rod, in the flight path of the droplets, to deposit a coating onto the internal surface of the cylinder. Selected coatings of 1045 steel deposited by the PROTEC coating method exhibited lower wear loss in lubricated sliding than wire-arc sprayed carbon steel coatings and gray cast iron. Splat cohesion was shown to be a significant factor in the wear resistance of PROTEC coatings. The relationship between deposition enthalpy and cooling rate of the coating was found to have the greatest effect on coating microstructure, and the coating cohesion. The most rapidly solidified coatings showed inferior splat cohesion in comparison to coatings that cooled more slowly. The increase in splat cohesion with decreased cooling rate was accompanied by the formation of a directionally oriented coating microstructure, likely formed during cellular solidification of the coating. A model describing the thermal state of the deposition process was used to predict the deposition conditions that would result in a cellular structure, and the level of splat cohesion required to produce a wear resistant coating.

  6. Microstructure, Precipitation, and Mechanical Properties of V-N-Alloyed Steel After Different Cooling Processes

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    Zhang, Jing; Wang, Fu-Ming; Yang, Zhan-Bing; Li, Chang-Rong

    2016-09-01

    Three cooling processes (direct air cooling, water cooling to 1023 K and 873 K (750 °C and 600 °C) followed by air cooling) after hot rolling are designed to develop V-N-alloyed 600 MPa grade high-strength steel for architectural construction. Microstructural characteristics, precipitation behavior, and mechanical properties were investigated. Experimental results indicate that all microstructures are composed of polygonal ferrite and pearlite. Compared to the microstructure obtained from traditional direct air cooling, the grain size of ferrite is refined from 6.5 to 4.6 μm and the interlamellar spacing of pearlite decreases from 136 to 45 nm, respectively, by the application of accelerated cooling and lower finish cooling temperature. The number fraction of high misorientation angle boundaries increases from 44 to 51 pct. Moreover, the sheet spacing of interphase precipitates decreases from (23 to 26 nm) to (14 to 17 nm) and the size of V(C,N) particles reduces from (5 to 8 nm) to (2 to 5 nm). Furthermore, the optimal mechanical properties are obtained in the steel water cooled to 873 K (600 °C), of which the yield strength, tensile strength, total elongation, uniform elongation, and impact energy at room temperature are 753 MPa, 922 MPa, 22 pct, 11 pct, and 36 J, respectively. Besides, the high yield strength is primarily attributed to the refined grains and precipitation hardening from interphase and random precipitation of nano-scale V(C,N) particles.

  7. Analysis of Deep Drawing Process for Stainless Steel Micro-Channel Array.

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    Chen, Tsung-Chia; Lin, Jiang-Cheng; Lee, Rong-Mao

    2017-04-18

    The stainless steel bipolar plate has received much attention due to the cost of graphite bipolar plates. Since the micro-channel of bipolar plates plays the role of fuel flow field, electric connector and fuel sealing, an investigation of the deep drawing process for stainless steel micro-channel arrays is reported in this work. The updated Lagrangian formulation, degenerated shell finite element analysis, and the r-minimum rule have been employed to study the relationship between punch load and stroke, distributions of stress and strain, thickness variations and depth variations of individual micro-channel sections. A micro-channel array is practically formed, with a width and depth of a single micro-channel of 0.75 mm and 0.5 mm, respectively. Fractures were usually observed in the fillet corner of the micro-channel bottom. According to the experimental results, more attention should be devoted to the fillet dimension design of punch and die. A larger die fillet can lead to better formability and a reduction of the punch load. In addition, the micro-channel thickness and the fillet radius have to be taken into consideration at the same time. Finally, the punch load estimated by the unmodified metal forming equation is higher than that of experiments.

  8. Adipose tissue-derived stem cell response to the differently processed 316L stainless steel substrates.

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    Faghihi, Shahab; Zia, Sonia; Taha, Masoumeh Fakhr

    2012-12-01

    Stainless steel (SS) is one of the most applicable materials in fabrication of cardiac implants. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of atomic structure of polycrystalline stainless steel on the response of adipose tissue-derived stem cells (ADSCs). Samples are prepared from differently processed extruded rod and rolled sheet of 316L SS having different crystallographic structure. X-ray diffraction analysis indicated (200) and (111) orientations with distinct volume fractions in the specimens. Morphology and ADSCs behavior including adhesion, proliferation and differentiation are assessed. The expression of cardiac specific protein (cardiac troponin I) and genes of differentiating cardiomyocytes is analyzed by immunofluorescence and RT-PCR. The number of attached and grown cells on the rod sample is higher than the sheet sample also the scanning electron microscopy (SEM) analysis of ADSCs grown on the samples demonstrates higher cell density and spreading pattern on the surface of rod sample. In differentiated ADSCs on the rod sample the expression of all genes except ANF are detectable, while on the sheet sample only the MEF2C and β-MHC are expressed. This study shows that the cellular response is influenced by the crystal structure of the substrate therefore; the skill to alter the structure of substrate may lend itself to engineer a biomaterial which could be suitable for differentiation of stem cells into a definite lineage.

  9. Influence of the Manufacturing Process on Defects in the Galvanized Coating of High Carbon Steel Wires

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    Marcello Gelfi

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available This study is a detailed failure analysis of galvanized high carbon steel wires, which developed coating cracks during the torsion test performed as a quality control at the end of the manufacturing process. Careful visual inspections showed that the cracks are already present in the coating before the torsion test. In order to explain the origin of these cracks, systematic metallographic investigations were performed by means of optical and scanning electron microscope on both the wires and the rods that have been cold drawn to produce the wire. The chemical composition of the galvanized coatings was evaluated by means of energy dispersive spectroscopy. Micro bidimensional X-ray diffraction experiments were also performed to measure the residual stresses in the galvanized coating. The results showed that the failure is related to two main factors: the relatively high content of silicon in the steel and the unsuitable cooling rate of the rods at the exit from the galvanizing bath. The mechanism proposed to explain the origin of the defects was supported by Finite Elements Methods simulations and verified with in-plant tests. The proper countermeasures were then applied and the problem successfully solved.

  10. Cold Drawn Steel Wires-Processing, Residual Stresses and Ductility Part II: Synchrotron and Neutron Diffraction

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    Phelippeau,A.; Pommier, S.; Zakharchenko, I.; Levy-Tubiana, R.; Tsakalakos, T.; Clavel, M.; Croft, M.; Zhong, Z.; Prioul, C.

    2006-01-01

    Cold drawing of steel wires leads to an increase of their mechanical strength and to a drop in their ductility. The increase of their mechanical strength has long been related to the reduction of the various material scales by an intense plastic deformation. Besides, it was discussed in the companion paper that large plastic deformation leads to the loss of the material hardening capabilities and that, in such a case, residual stresses preserve the elongation to failure of wires. Experimental measurements of residual stresses inside the wire have therefore been undertaken. In this paper, lattice parameters as measured using synchrotron diffraction are compared with those calculated using the residual stress fields as determined by the finite-element method. There is a major disagreement between experimental and numerical results that is too large to be attributed to the errors of the finite-element analyses. Therefore, neutron diffraction experiments have also been performed. These measurements show that there is a significant variation of the lattice parameter with the drawing level, which is not inherited from residual stresses, and that variation is very sensitive to the cooling rate after processing. It is therefore proposed that cold drawing would induce a phase transformation of the steel, possibly a martensitic transformation.

  11. Influence of the Manufacturing Process on Defects in the Galvanized Coating of High Carbon Steel Wires.

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    Gelfi, Marcello; Solazzi, Luigi; Poli, Sandro

    2017-03-06

    This study is a detailed failure analysis of galvanized high carbon steel wires, which developed coating cracks during the torsion test performed as a quality control at the end of the manufacturing process. Careful visual inspections showed that the cracks are already present in the coating before the torsion test. In order to explain the origin of these cracks, systematic metallographic investigations were performed by means of optical and scanning electron microscope on both the wires and the rods that have been cold drawn to produce the wire. The chemical composition of the galvanized coatings was evaluated by means of energy dispersive spectroscopy. Micro bidimensional X-ray diffraction experiments were also performed to measure the residual stresses in the galvanized coating. The results showed that the failure is related to two main factors: the relatively high content of silicon in the steel and the unsuitable cooling rate of the rods at the exit from the galvanizing bath. The mechanism proposed to explain the origin of the defects was supported by Finite Elements Methods simulations and verified with in-plant tests. The proper countermeasures were then applied and the problem successfully solved.

  12. Effect of process parameters on optimum welding condition of DP590 steel by friction stir welding

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    Kim, Young Gon; Kim, Ji Sun; Kim, In Ju [Korea Institute of Industrial Technology, Gwangju (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-12-15

    In the automotive industry, vehicle weight reduction techniques have been actively studied to improve the rate of fuel consumption and to cope with the regulation restricting exhaust gas. For this reason, advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) is preferred in the automobile industry as its tensile strength is 590 MPa and over. In this study, to obtain the optimum welding condition, the friction stir welding (FSW) process applied to AHSS was considered. The FSW experiment was performed on a stir plate using a Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} tool and a 1.4-mm thick DP590 steel sheet manufactured by cold rolling. In addition, to investigate the temperature distribution of the advancing and retreating sides in the welding state, the tool rotation speed of 800 rpm, and the welding speed of 180 mm/min, a K-type thermocouple was inserted in the backing plate, and the peak temperature was evaluated at each point. Especially, the correlation between the heat input per unit length and the formation of the FSW zone was minutely analyzed.

  13. Modelling the Process Chain of Cold Rolled Dual Phase Steel for Automotive Application

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    Ramazani, A.; Prahl, U.

    This project aims to develop a virtual process chain for the production of components out of cold-rolled dual-phase (DP) steel. The simulation chain starts with cold-rolled strip. During intercritical annealing process all relevant steps like recrystallization, austenite formation and grain growth, ferrite and martensite transformation including bainite fractions and quasi-tempering during hot dip coating and coiling are taken into account. Concerning the final mechanical properties transformation induced micro eigenstresses are described as well as strain partitioning on microscale during cold forming. This multi-scale and process-spanning approach enables the local properties in the part for varying composition and processing conditions. Thus, it can be used for the knowledge driven design and optimization of tailored material and process. To describe all the steps along the process chain, various simulation programs have been linked. By comparison of simulation and experimental results the predictability of this approach can be shown an in a later stage the integrative simulation approach will be further developed towards application for material and process design.

  14. Perspectives of using Q&P-heat treatment process for improving complex of mechanical properties of steel

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    Василь Георгійович Єфременко

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available The article provides an overview of foreign publications on the influence of modes Q&P (quenching and partitioning heat treatment on mechanical and operational properties of structural steels with different carbon content. The mechanism of structure formation in Q&P-treated steels is analyzed, it is shown that Q&P-treatment results in formation of a microstructure containing tempered martensite, lower bainite (polygonal ferrite with an increased amount of residual austenite which provides TRIP-effect when loaded. The values of strength and plastic properties, achieved in the low-carbon, medium-and high-carbon steel as a result of Q&P-processing are presented. The effect of alloying elements (Mn, Si, Al, Cr, Mo, Nb etc. on the properties of the Q&P-steels is described. It is shown the crucial role of silicon and aluminum in formation of residual austenite and carbides-free bainite. The parameters of Q&P-processing, determining the amount of residual austenite and its ability to deformation martensite transformation during deformation are analyzed. The classification of types Q&P-treatment, depending on the additional operations of heat treatment such as preliminary hardening, heating in the intercritical temperature range, tempering for dispersed carbides precipitation, is given. The prospects of Q&P-processing to produce relatively inexpensive high strength steels are described

  15. In Situ Observation of Initial Rusting Process of Steel Containing Al Using Synchrotron Radiation X-Rays

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    Morimoto, J.; Yamashita, M.; Uchida, H. [University of Hyogo, Hyogo (Japan); Doi, T.; Kamimura, T.; Miyuki, H. [Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd., Hyogo (Japan); Konishi, H.; Mizuki, J. [Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Hyogo (Japan)

    2008-04-15

    We observed initial rusting process of steel containing Al under wet/dry cyclic condition with NaCl solution film using in situ X-ray diffraction spectroscopy at Spring-8 synchrotron radiation facility. It was found that mass fraction of iron oxides such as {alpha}-FeOOH, {beta}-FeOOH and {gamma}-FeOOH varied with Al content. Some kinds of Al oxides wee also found at the initial stage of corrosion. Those corrosion products might affect the corrosion process and corrosion rate of the steel.

  16. New types of coating systems for steel sheets by high-rate evaporation in combination with plasma processes

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    Scheffel, B.; Metzner, C. [Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Elektronenstrahl und Plasmatechnik (FEP), Dresden (Germany); Ehlers, K.D. [Salzgitter AG Stahl und Technologie (Germany); Schuhmacher, B. [Dortmunder Oberflaechencentrum GmbH, Dortmund (Germany); Flossdorf, F.J.; Steinbeck, G. [Verein Deutscher Eisenhuettenleute (VDEh), Duesseldorf (Germany); Steffen, R. [Stahlwerke Bremen GmbH (Germany); Hagler, J. [voestalpine Stahl GmbH, Linz (Austria)

    2002-03-01

    High-rate evaporation in combination with plasma processes is a promising approach to obtain new types of steel sheet coating with improved corrosion resistance and application properties. To estimate the potential for the application of PVD-coatings (physical vapour deposition) different coating systems for steel sheet as well as for hot-dip or electro-galvanized steel sheet were designed. The samples were produced on a laboratory scale using PVD processes with very high deposition rates (in the order of 1 {mu}m s{sup -1}) as well as high-power plasma processes for the pre-treatment. The relationship between the composition, microstructure and properties of the coating systems, in particular concerning corrosion protection, abrasion during forming, phosphating and paint adhesion, were studied. It was found that the corrosion resistance of galvanized steel sheets can be considerably improved by vapour deposition of metal or inorganic films with a thickness of several hundred nanometers. Investigations on vapour deposition of titanium and stainless steel coatings on steel sheets, for applications in a severely corrosive environment, showed that the corrosion resistance in relation to the coating thickness can be significantly enhanced by means of plasma activation during the vapour deposition process. Finally, an outlook on possible industrial applications including an estimation of the process costs will be presented. For certain coating systems the results look promising. Consequently, these particular coating systems will be investigated in more detail by means of using a large-scale in-line deposition plant for metallic strips and sheets. (orig.)

  17. Braze alloy process and strength characterization studies for 18 nickel grade 200 maraging steel with application to wind tunnel models

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    Bradshaw, James F.; Sandefur, Paul G., Jr.; Young, Clarence P., Jr.

    1991-01-01

    A comprehensive study of braze alloy selection process and strength characterization with application to wind tunnel models is presented. The applications for this study include the installation of stainless steel pressure tubing in model airfoil sections make of 18 Ni 200 grade maraging steel and the joining of wing structural components by brazing. Acceptable braze alloys for these applications are identified along with process, thermal braze cycle data, and thermal management procedures. Shear specimens are used to evaluate comparative shear strength properties for the various alloys at both room and cryogenic (-300 F) temperatures and include the effects of electroless nickel plating. Nickel plating was found to significantly enhance both the wetability and strength properties for the various braze alloys studied. The data are provided for use in selecting braze alloys for use with 18 Ni grade 200 steel in the design of wind tunnel models to be tested in an ambient or cryogenic environment.

  18. Study on interaction between macrocell and microcell in the early corrosion process of reinforcing steel in concrete

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    2010-01-01

    An array electrode technique was developed as a novel electrochemical method for studying the interaction between macrocell and microcell in the early corrosion process of reinforcing steel in cement mortar.The corrosion potential and galvanic current of macrocell corrosion of the reinforcing steel in cement mortar were imaged by the array electrode technique during the corrosion initiation and propagation.It was certified that the corrosion macrocell current is closely related with the difference of corrosion potential between the anodic and cathodic areas.The corrosion macrocell and microcell always exist during the corrosion process.The interaction of corrosion macrocell and corrosion microcell of steel in concrete was directly sensed by the array electrode for the first time,and was discussed in terms of corrosion electrochemistry.

  19. Processing-structure-mechanical property relationship in Ti-Nb microalloyed steel: Continuous cooling versus interrupted cooling

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    Natarajan, V.V. [Laboratory for Excellence in Advanced Steel Research, Materials Science and Engineering Program, Department of Metallurgical, Materials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso, 500 W. University Avenue, El Paso, TX 79968 (United States); Liu, S. [Laboratory for Excellence in Advanced Steel Research, Materials Science and Engineering Program, Department of Metallurgical, Materials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso, 500 W. University Avenue, El Paso, TX 79968 (United States); School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology, Beijing (China); Challa, V.S.A. [Laboratory for Excellence in Advanced Steel Research, Materials Science and Engineering Program, Department of Metallurgical, Materials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso, 500 W. University Avenue, El Paso, TX 79968 (United States); Misra, R.D.K., E-mail: dmisra2@utep.edu [Laboratory for Excellence in Advanced Steel Research, Materials Science and Engineering Program, Department of Metallurgical, Materials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso, 500 W. University Avenue, El Paso, TX 79968 (United States); Sidorenko, D.M.; Mulholland, M.D.; Manohar, M.; Hartmann, J.E. [ArcelorMittal Global R& D Center, 3001 East Columbus Drive, East Chicago, IN 46312 (United States)

    2016-08-01

    The process parameters associated with thermo-mechanical controlled processing (TMCP) of steels play an important role in influencing the ultimate mechanical properties. The study of TMCP parameters have not received the required attention. In this regard, we elucidate here the impact of finish cooling temperature on interrupted cooling and compare with continuous cooling on microstructural evolution and precipitation behavior and associated mechanical properties in Ti-Nb microalloyed steels. The microstructural evolution was studied via transmission electron microscopy and electron back scattered diffraction (EBSD). The microstructure of continuously cooled and interrupted cooled steels with different finish exit temperatures consisted of polygonal ferrite, bainite and martensite/austenite constituent. However, the fraction of different microstructural constituents was different in each of the experimental steels. Similarly, there were differences in the distribution and average size of (Nb, Ti)C precipitates. The aforementioned differences in the microstructure and precipitation introduced differences in tensile properties. Furthermore, electron back scattered diffraction studies indicated distinct variation in average grain area and high angle boundaries between continuously cooled and interrupted cooled steels.

  20. High Cr white cast iron/carbon steel bimetal liner by lost foam casting with liquid-liquid composite process

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    Xiao Xiaofeng

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Liners in wet ball mill for mineral processing industry must bear abrasive wear and corrosive wear, and consequently, the service life of the liner made from traditional materials, such as Hadfield steel and alloyed steels, is typically less than ten months. Bimetal liner, made from high Cr white cast iron and carbon steel, has been successfully developed by using liquid-liquid composite lost foam casting process. The microstructure and interface of the composite were analyzed using optical microscope, SEM, EDX and XRD. Micrographs indicate that the boundary of bimetal combination regions is staggered like dogtooth, two liquid metals are not mixed, and the interface presents excellent metallurgical bonding state. After heat treatment, the composite liner specimens have shown excellent properties, including hardness > 61 HRC, fracture toughness αk >16.5 J·cm-2 and bending strength >1,600 MPa. Wear comparison was made between the bimetal composite liner and alloyed steel liner in an industrial hematite ball mill of WISCO, and the results of eight-month test in wet grinding environment have proved that the service life of the bimetal composite liner is three times as long as that of the alloyed steel liner.

  1. Investigation on process parameters affecting blanking of AISI 1006 low carbon steel

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    D'Annibale, Antonello; El Mehtedi, Mohamad; Panaccio, Lorenzo; Di Ilio, Antoniomaria; Gabrielli, Filippo

    2016-10-01

    A blanking apparatus was designed and built in order to study the effects of the process parameters on blanking low carbon steel disks, with particular reference to the study of punch-die gap influence and Brozzo's damage criterion by keeping punch and die fillet radii constant. The goal of the shearing tests was to optimize the gap between punch and die, according to the material damage and the force curves obtained by experimental tests. By using a 2D axis-symmetry FE model, the authors studied a set of parameters in order to reduce damage. After studying the material damage by a first simulation series, a second series was carried out in order to evaluate the punch-die gap effects on force-stroke trend; good results in term of external surface finish were obtained in the geometry of the final workpiece.

  2. Understanding the nature of the manganese hot dip phosphatizing process of steel

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    Alvarado M, G.; Fuentes A, J. C.; Salinas R, A.; Rodriguez V, F. J., E-mail: juan.fuentes@cinvestav.edu.mx [IPN, Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados, Unidad Saltillo, Av. Industria Metalurgica No. 1062, Parque Industrial Ramos Arizpe, 25900 Saltillo, Coahuila (Mexico)

    2013-07-01

    In this work, the phosphatizing process of steel is investigated using open circuit potential and Tafel curves as well as scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. The results reveal that a ph of 2.57 in the phosphatizing solution promotes the dissociation of phosphoric acid which assist the formation of the manganese tertiary salt (Mn{sub 3}(PO{sub 4}){sub 2}), which is deposited on the substrate. It was also observed that an increase in the temperature from 25 to 90 C and the presence of HNO{sub 3} as catalysts enhances the manganese phosphatizing kinetics. On the other hand, the generation of iron phosphates and oxides is predominant at a ph of 1 and 90 C. These observations are supported by species distribution and Pourbaix thermodynamic diagrams. (Author)

  3. MODELING OF MICROSTRUCTURAL EVOLUTION IN MICROALLOYED STEEL DURING HOT FORGING PROCESS

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    J. Wang; J. Chen; Z. Zhao; X.Y. Ruan

    2006-01-01

    The microstructural evolution of microalloyed steel during hot forging process was investigated using physical simulation experiments. The dynamic recrystallized fraction was described by modifying Avrami's equation, the parameters of which were determined by single hit compression tests. Double hit compression tests were performed to model the equation describing the static recrystallized fraction, and the obtained predicted values were in good agreement with the measured values. Austenitic grain growth was modeled as: Dinc5=D05 +1.6×1032t·exp(-716870/RT) using isothermal tests. Furthermore, an equation describing the dynamic recrystallized grain size was given as Ddyn=3771·Z-0.2.The models of microstructural evolution could be applied to the numerical simulation of hot forging.

  4. Optimization of Process Parameters in Turning of AISI 8620 Steel Using Taguchi and Grey Taguchi Analysis

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    Sunil Kumar Sharma

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this research is to investigate the optimization of cutting parameters (cutting speed, feed rate and depth of cut for surface roughness and metal removal rate in turning of AISI 8620 steel using coated carbide insert. Experiments have been carried out based on Taguchi L9 standard orthogonal array design with three process parameters namely cutting speed, feed rate and depth of cut for surface roughness and metal removal rate. The objective function has been chosen in relation to surface roughness and metal removal rate for quality target. Optimal parameters contribution of the CNC turning operation was obtained via grey relational analysis. The analysis of variance is applied to identify the most significant factor. Experiment with the optimized parameter setting, which has been obtained from the analysis, are giving to validate the results.

  5. THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TAGUCHI METHODOLOGY FOR OPTIMIZATION OF END MILLING PROCESS PARAMETER OF MILD STEEL

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    ANIL CHOUBEY

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available In this paper Taguchi method is applied to find optimum process parameters for end milling while machining of mild steel. A L9 orthogonal array, taguchi method and analysis of variance (ANOVA are used to formulate the experimental layout, to analyses the effect of each parameter on the machining characteristics and to predict the optimal choice for each end milling parameter such as spindle speed, feed rate, depth of cut and width of cut, and analysed the effect of these parameter on the material removal rate (MRR and surfaceroughness (SR. Results obtained by taguchi method match with ANOVA and cutting speed are highly influencing parameter. The analysis of the taguchi method reveals that, in general the spindle speedsignificantly affects the SR, while, the feed mainly affects the MRR. Experimental results are provided to verify this approach.

  6. Improvement the wear behavior of low carbon steels by friction stir processing

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    Sekban, D. M.; Aktarer, S. M.; Yanar, H.; Alsaran, A.; Purcek, G.

    2017-02-01

    A low carbon structural steel was surface-hardened by friction stir processing (FSP) through 4 mm thickness from the surface. The hardness of the alloy increased from 140 Hv0.1 to about 240 Hv0.1 after single-pass FSP. This improvement came from the substantial microstructural refinement due to both severe plastic deformation and dynamic recrystallization. Both yield and tensile strength of the alloy increased without a considerable decrease in ductility after FSP. Friction and wear behavior of the alloy before and after FSP was investigated by a pin-on-disk type tribometer according to ASTM-G133. The substantial increase in both hardness and yield strength resulted in a considerable improvement in wear resistance of the alloy depending on applied pressure. In this study, metallurgical and mechanical reasons for such improvement in wear behavior and any change in wear mechanisms after FSP were investigated.

  7. Prediction of Austenitization and Homogenization of Q235 Plain Carbon Steel during Reheating Process

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    2002-01-01

    In this paper, the austenitization and homogenization process of Q235 plain carbon steel during reheating is predictedusing a two-dimensional model which has been developed for the prediction of diffusive phase transformation (e.g.α to γ). The diffusion equations are solved within each phase (α and γ) and an explicit finite volume techniqueformulated for a regular hexagonal grid are used. The discrete interface is represented by special volume elementsα/γ, an volume element α undergoes a transition to an interface state before it becomes γ. The procedure allowsus to handle the displacement of the interface while respecting the flux condition at the interface. The simulatedmicrostructure shows the dissolution of ferrite particles in the austenite matrix is presented at different stages ofthe phase transformation. Specifically, the influence of the microstructure scale and the heating rate on the phasetransformation kinetics has been investigated. The experimental results agree well with the simulated ones.

  8. Processing of low Carbon steel by dual rolls equal channel extrusion

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    Rusz, S.; Cizek, L.; Salajka, M.; Kedron, J.; Tylsar, S.

    2014-08-01

    This paper introduces a new method of forming for achievement of grain structure refinement by processing in DRECE (Dual Rolls Equal Channel Extrusion) equipment. The DRECE device was developed at the VSB - Technical University of Ostrava. It allows grain refinement in strip plate with dimensions of 58 mm (width) × 2 mm (thickness) × 1000 mm (length). The influence of the number of passes on the mechanical properties and related structure refinement was examined experimentally. The effect of a heat treatment (500 °C/1 h/steady air) on the grain refinement of low carbon steel after severe plastic deformation is analysed. Through this novel technique, the grain structure can be converted into a submicron grain structure.

  9. Effect of Thermomechanical Processing on Mechanical Properties of Hot Rolled Multiphase Steel

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    LI Zhuang; WU Di; L(U) Hui-sheng

    2008-01-01

    The effect of thermomechanical processing (TMP) on the mechanical properties of hot rolled multiphase steel was investigated. TMP was conducted using a laboratory hot rolling mill, in which three different kinds of finish rolling deformation degrees and temperatures were applied. The results indicate that polygonal ferrite, granular bainite, and a considerable amount of stabilized retained austenite can be obtained by TMP. The stability of the retained austenite increases with decreasing finish rolling temperature and increasing finish rolling deformation degrees. Ultimate tensile strength (σb), total elongation (δ), and the product of ultimate tensile strength by total elongation (σb·δ) for 50% reduction at finish rolling temperature of 700 ℃ reach maximum values [791 MPa, 36% and 28 476 (MPa·%), respectively].

  10. On structure-property relationship in nanostructured bainitic steel subjected to the quenching and partitioning process

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    Luo, Ping [Material Science & Engineering Research Center, School of Mechanical, Electronic and Control Engineering, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044 (China); Gao, Guhui, E-mail: gaogh@bjtu.edu.cn [Material Science & Engineering Research Center, School of Mechanical, Electronic and Control Engineering, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044 (China); Zhang, Han [Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Max-Planck-Str. 1, 40237 Düsseldorf (Germany); Tan, Zhunli [Material Science & Engineering Research Center, School of Mechanical, Electronic and Control Engineering, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044 (China); Misra, R.DK. [Laboratory for Excellence in Advanced Steel Research, Department of Metallurgical, Materials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso, TX 79968-0520 (United States); Bai, Bingzhe [Material Science & Engineering Research Center, School of Mechanical, Electronic and Control Engineering, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044 (China); Tsinghua University, Key Laboratory of Advanced Material, School of Material Science and Engineering, Beijing 100084 (China)

    2016-04-20

    We elucidate here the mechanistic contribution of the application of quenching and partitioning (Q&P) concept to a high carbon Mn-Si-Cr steel in obtaining a multiphase microstructure comprising of martensite/austenite and nanostructured bainite (bainitic ferrite and nanometer-sized film-like retained austenite) that exhibited tensile strength of 1923 MPa and total elongation of 18.3%. The excellent mechanical properties are attributed to the enhanced refinement of blocky austenite islands obtained by the Q&P process. The austenite was stabilized by both carbon partitioning from martensite and bainite transformation. Compared with conventional heat treatment to produce nanostructured bainite, the total time is significantly reduced without degradation of mechanical properties.

  11. Processing-Microstructure Relationships in Friction Stir Welding of MA956 Oxide Dispersion Strengthened Steel

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    Baker, Bradford W.; Menon, E. Sarath K.; McNelley, Terry R.; Brewer, Luke N.; El-Dasher, Bassem; Farmer, Joseph C.; Torres, Sharon G.; Mahoney, Murray W.; Sanderson, Samuel

    2014-12-01

    A comprehensive set of processing-microstructure relationships is presented for friction stir welded oxide dispersion strengthened MA956 steel. Eight rotational speed/traverse speed combinations were used to produce friction stir welds on MA956 plates using a polycrystalline cubic boron nitride tool. Weld conditions with high thermal input produced defect-free, full-penetration welds. Electron backscatter diffraction results showed a significant increase in grain size, a persistent body centered cubic torsional texture in the stir zone, and a sharp transition in grain size across the thermo-mechanically affected zone sensitive to weld parameters. Micro-indentation showed an asymmetric reduction in hardness across a transverse section of the weld. This gradient in hardness was greatly increased with higher heat inputs. The decrease in hardness after welding correlates directly with the increase in grain size and may be explained with a Hall-Petch type relationship.

  12. 钢液真空循环精炼过程的物理模拟%Physical Modeling of the Vacuum Circulation Refining Process of Molten Steel

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    魏季和

    2003-01-01

    The available studies in the literature on physical modeling of the vacuum circulation (RH, i.e. Ruhrstahl-Heraeus) refining process of molten steel have briefly been reviewed. The latest advances made by the author with his research group have been summarized. Water modeling was employed to investigate the flow and mixing characteristics of molten steel under the RH and RH-KTB (Kawasaki top blowing) conditions and the mass transfer features between molten steel and powder particles in the RH-PTB (powder top blowing) refining. The geometric similarity ratio between the model and its prototype (a multifunction RH degasser of 90 t capacity) was 1:5. The effects of the related technological and structural factors were considered. These latest studies have revealed the flow and mixing characteristics of molten steel and the mass transfer features between molten steel and powder particles in these processes, and have provided a better understanding of the refining processes of molten steel.

  13. A Hybrid Low Temperature Surface Alloying Process for Austenitic Stainless Steels

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    Y. Sun

    2004-01-01

    This paper describes a novel, hybrid process developed to engineer the surfaces of austenitic stainless steels at temperatures below 450℃ for the improvement in wear and corrosion resistance. The process is carried out in the plasma of a glow discharge containing both nitrogen and carbon reactive species, and facilitates the incorporation of both nitrogen and carbon into the austenite surface to form a dual-layer structure comprising a nitrogen-rich layer on top of a carbon-rich layer.Both layers can be precipitation-free at sufficiently low processing temperatures, and contain nitrogen and carbon respectively in supersaturated fcc austenite solid solutions. The resultant hybrid structure offers several advantages over the conventional low temperature nitriding and the newly developed carburizing processes in terms of mechanical and chemical properties, including higher surface hardness, a hardness gradient from the surface towards the layer-core interface, uniform layer thickness, and much enhanced corrosion resistance. This paper discusses the main features of this hybrid process and the various structural and properties characteristics of the resultant engineered surfaces.

  14. Effects of Different Forging Processes on Microstructure Evolution for 316LN Austenitic Stainless Steel

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    Sui, Dashan; Zhu, Lingling; Wang, Tao; Zhang, Peipei; Cui, Zhenshan

    2017-07-01

    Forging experiments were designed and carried out on a 3150 kN hydraulic press to investigate the effects of different processes on the microstructure evolution for 316LN steel. The forging processes included single-pass (upsetting) and multipass (stretching) deformations, and the experimental results indicated that the average grain size varied with forging processes. Moreover, the size had distinct differences at different positions in the workpiece. Meanwhile, numerical simulations were implemented to study the influence of temperature, strain, and strain rate on microstructure evolution. The results of experiments and simulations comprehensively demonstrated that dynamic, static, and meta-dynamic recrystallization could coexist in the hot forging process and that the recrystallization process could easily occur under the conditions of higher temperature, larger strain, and higher strain rate. Moreover, the temperature had more significant influence on both recrystallization and grain growth. A higher temperature could not only promote the recrystallization but also speed up the grain growth. Therefore, a lower temperature is beneficial to obtain refinement grains on the premise that the recrystallization can occur completely.

  15. Microstructure evolution in hot rolled 7075 Al via friction stir processing

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    Guo, Mei Ling; Tan, Ming Jen; Liu, Feng Chao; Song, Xu; Chua, Beng Wah

    2016-10-01

    Friction stir processed (FSP) hot rolled 7075 Al alloy with grain size of 5.2 μm was investigated in the temperature range 350 °C-500 °C and strain rates from 3x10-4 to 10-1 s-1. Maximum superplastic elongation of 776.4 % was achieved at 500 °C and strain rate 10-3 s-1. The microstructure evolution of FSP 7075 Al during superplastic deformation was studied by electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD). Further analyses of superplastic results indicated the main deformation mechanism of FSP 7075 Al was grain boundary sliding (GBS).

  16. Heat Transfer Modeling of an Annular On-Line Spray Water Cooling Process for Electric-Resistance-Welded Steel Pipe.

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    Chen, Zejun; Han, Huiquan; Ren, Wei; Huang, Guangjie

    2015-01-01

    On-line spray water cooling (OSWC) of electric-resistance-welded (ERW) steel pipes can replace the conventional off-line heat treatment process and become an important and critical procedure. The OSWC process improves production efficiency, decreases costs, and enhances the mechanical properties of ERW steel pipe, especially the impact properties of the weld joint. In this paper, an annular OSWC process is investigated based on an experimental simulation platform that can obtain precise real-time measurements of the temperature of the pipe, the water pressure and flux, etc. The effects of the modes of annular spray water cooling and related cooling parameters on the mechanical properties of the pipe are investigated. The temperature evolutions of the inner and outer walls of the pipe are measured during the spray water cooling process, and the uniformity of mechanical properties along the circumferential and longitudinal directions is investigated. A heat transfer coefficient model of spray water cooling is developed based on measured temperature data in conjunction with simulation using the finite element method. Industrial tests prove the validity of the heat transfer model of a steel pipe undergoing spray water cooling. The research results can provide a basis for the industrial application of the OSWC process in the production of ERW steel pipes.

  17. Heat Transfer Modeling of an Annular On-Line Spray Water Cooling Process for Electric-Resistance-Welded Steel Pipe

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    Chen, Zejun; Han, Huiquan; Ren, Wei; Huang, Guangjie

    2015-01-01

    On-line spray water cooling (OSWC) of electric-resistance-welded (ERW) steel pipes can replace the conventional off-line heat treatment process and become an important and critical procedure. The OSWC process improves production efficiency, decreases costs, and enhances the mechanical properties of ERW steel pipe, especially the impact properties of the weld joint. In this paper, an annular OSWC process is investigated based on an experimental simulation platform that can obtain precise real-time measurements of the temperature of the pipe, the water pressure and flux, etc. The effects of the modes of annular spray water cooling and related cooling parameters on the mechanical properties of the pipe are investigated. The temperature evolutions of the inner and outer walls of the pipe are measured during the spray water cooling process, and the uniformity of mechanical properties along the circumferential and longitudinal directions is investigated. A heat transfer coefficient model of spray water cooling is developed based on measured temperature data in conjunction with simulation using the finite element method. Industrial tests prove the validity of the heat transfer model of a steel pipe undergoing spray water cooling. The research results can provide a basis for the industrial application of the OSWC process in the production of ERW steel pipes. PMID:26201073

  18. Enhanced superplasticity in an extruded high strength Mg–Gd–Y–Zr alloy with Ag addition

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    Movahedi-Rad, A. [School of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Mahmudi, R., E-mail: mahmudi@ut.ac.ir [School of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Wu, G.H.; Jafari Nodooshan, H.R. [National Engineering Research Center of Light Alloy Net Forming, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China)

    2015-03-25

    Highlights: • Addition of 2% Ag to the base alloy refined the microstructure and increased m-value. • Volume fractions of both high angle grain boundaries and particles increased after Ag addition. • Ag-containing alloy had an m-value of 0.51, typical of superplastic materials. • Grain boundary sliding accommodated by lattice diffusion was the dominant deformation mechanism. - Abstract: The effect of 2 wt% Ag addition on the superplastic behavior of an extruded Mg–8.5Gd–2.5Y–0.5Zr (wt%) alloy was investigated by impression testing in the temperature range of 523–598 K. The average sizes of the dynamically recrystallized grains of the Ag-free and Ag-containing alloys were about 8 and 3 μm, respectively. Analysis of electron backscattered diffraction (EBSD) data confirmed the higher fractions of high-angle grain boundaries (HAGBs) in the Ag-containing alloy. The deformation response of this alloy in proper temperature range conforms to regions I, II and III, typical of superplastic deformation behavior. The addition of Ag to the base alloys led to enhanced superplasticity in region II by increasing the strain rate sensitivity (SRS) indices (m-values) from 0.25 to 0.51 and 0.36 to 0.46 at 573 and 598 K, respectively. These high m-values together with the activation energy of 181 kJ/mol suggest that the major mechanism involved in superplastic deformation is grain boundary sliding (GBS) accommodated by lattice diffusion at temperatures above 573 K.

  19. Maintaining the mechanical strength of La-, Y-co-substituted zirconia porous ceramics through the superplastically foaming method

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    Kishimoto, Akira, E-mail: kishim-a@cc.okayama-u.ac.jp; Okada, Masanori; Teranishi, Takashi; Hayashi, Hidetaka

    2013-10-01

    The superplastically foaming method was adopted to make closed-pore inclusive zirconia-based ceramics. Lanthanum oxide was added to monoclinic or tetragonal yttria-stabilised zirconia to reduce the thermal conductivity of the matrix. Sintering and superplastic deformation led to a solid solution and transformation to the cubic phase. The resulting superplastically foamed porous ceramics having a porosity of 45% had only 40% of the thermal conductivity of the fully densified ceramics having the same composition. This value was comparable to that of conventionally fabricated porous ceramics with the same composition and porosity. The superplastically foamed ceramics had 60%, while conventionally fabricated ceramics had only 20%, of the mechanical strength of the fully dense ceramics.

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

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    XU Guang; CHEN Zhenye; LIU Li; YU Shengfu

    2008-01-01

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

  1. Effects of Microstructure on CVN Impact Toughness in Thermomechanically Processed High Strength Microalloyed Steel

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    Jia, Tao; Zhou, Yanlei; Jia, Xiaoxiao; Wang, Zhaodong

    2017-02-01

    Investigation on the correlation between microstructure and CVN impact toughness is of practical importance for the microstructure design of high strength microalloyed steels. In this work, three steels with characteristic microstructures were produced by cooling path control, i.e., steel A with granular bainite (GB), steel B with polygonal ferrite (PF) and martensite-austenite (M-A) constituent, and steel C with the mixture of bainitic ferrite (BF), acicular ferrite (AF), and M-A constituent. Under the same alloy composition and controlled rolling, similar ductile-to-brittle transition temperatures were obtained for the three steels. Steel A achieved the highest upper shelf energy (USE), while large variation of impact absorbed energy has been observed in the ductile-to-brittle transition region. With apparently large-sized PF and M-A constituent, steel B shows the lowest USE and delamination phenomenon in the ductile-to-brittle transition region. Steel C exhibits an extended upper shelf region, intermediate USE, and the fastest decrease of impact absorbed energy in the ductile-to-brittle transition region. The detailed CVN impact behavior is studied and then linked to the microstructural features.

  2. Effect of composition and processing on the thermal fatigue and toughness of high performance die steels. Final report

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    Wallace, J.F.; Wang, Y.; Schwam, D.

    1997-06-01

    The objective of this study was to improve average die life by optimizing die steel composition and the die processing. Four different steels, K,Q,C and Premium Grade H-13 have been investigated for thermal fatigue resistance and toughness. Optimum heat treatment processing has been determined for each steel with respect to austenitizing temperature and tempering conditions. The effect of the quenching rate on the thermal fatigue resistance and toughness of the die steels and the effect of Electro-Discharge Machining (EDM) on the thermal fatigue resistance were also determined. The immersion thermal fatigue specimen developed at CWRU was used to determine the thermal fatigue resistance as characterized by the two parameters of average maximum crack length and total crack area. The Charpy V-notch impact test was used over a -100{degrees}F to 450{degrees}F testing temperature range to evaluate the toughness and the brittle-ductile transition behavior. K steel has been identified as superior in performance compared to Premium Grade H-13. Q and C provide lower toughness and thermal fatigue resistance than H-13. Faster cooling rates provide higher thermal fatigue resistance and toughness. Higher austenitizing temperatures such as 1925{degrees}F compared to 1875{degrees}F provide better thermal fatigue resistance, but lower austenitizing temperatures of 1875{degrees}F provide better toughness. Higher hardness improves thermal fatigue resistance, but reduces toughness. A minimum of Rc 46 hardness is desired for aluminum die casting dies. EDM reduces the thermal fatigue resistance compared to conventional machining operations. When the EDM process of multiple small steps of decreasing energy and post-EDM treatments are employed, the effect can be reduced to a very slight amount. Preliminary evidence of the superior performance of the K steel has been provided by ongoing field testing of inserts in multiple cavity dies.

  3. Optimization of Blank Holding Force in Deep Drawing Process Using Friction Property of Steel Blank

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    Prasad S. Pandhare

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Majority of automobile and appliances component are made by deep drawing sheet metal process. So these growing need demands a new design methodology based on metal forming simulation. With the help of metal forming simulation we can identify the problem areas and solutions can be validated in computers without any expensive shop floor operations prior to any tool construction. Metal forming simulation is also helpful at the product and tool design stage to decide various parameters. Problem and improvements in each area of the SDF technology and their interactions should be considered. In the product and process design phases in order to optimize Blank Holding Force which is one of the important parameters in Deep Drawing process. Sometimes accuracies of frictional values have more effect on the simulation results than most of the material properties. So that friction plays a major role during optimization of Blank Holding Force. In this paper, the friction is varied in six different values. CRDQ Steel is used as a material. For each value of friction and its corresponding B.H.F., Forming Limit Diagrams are drawn by using hyper mesh module of Hyper Form Solver software. Also the effect of these two parameters on occurrence of wrinkling during the process is studied. Thus, optimized range of coefficient of friction in which product is safe as well as having minimized wrinkles along with optimized B.H.F. is calculated.

  4. Spheroidization by Plasma Processing and Characterization of Stainless Steel Powder for 3D Printing

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    Ji, Lina; Wang, Changzhen; Wu, Wenjie; Tan, Chao; Wang, Guoyu; Duan, Xuan-Ming

    2017-10-01

    Stainless steel 316L (SS 316L) powder was spheroidized by plasma processing to improve its suitability for powder 3D printing. The obtained spheroidized (sphero) powder was characterized in terms of its crystalline phases, elemental composition, morphology, particle size and distribution, light absorption, and flow properties. The elemental composition of the sphero powder met the Chinese standard for SS 316L except for its Si content. The volume fraction of ferrite increased after plasma processing. Furthermore, plasma processing was shown to not only reduce the mean size of the particles in the size range of 10 to 100 μm but also generate particles in the size range of 0.1 to 10 μm. The smaller particles filled the voids among larger particles, increasing the powder density. The light absorption was also increased owing to enhanced internal reflection. Although the basic flow energy decreased after plasma processing, the flow function (FF) value was smaller for the sphero powder, indicating a lower flowability of the sphero powder. However, the density of SS 316L pieces printed with commercial and sphero powders was 98.76 pct and 98.16 pct of the SS 316L bulk density, respectively, indicating the suitability of the sphero powder for 3D printing despite an FF below 10.

  5. Mechanical and Metallurgical Evolution of Stainless Steel 321 in a Multi-step Forming Process

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    Anderson, M.; Bridier, F.; Gholipour, J.; Jahazi, M.; Wanjara, P.; Bocher, P.; Savoie, J.

    2016-04-01

    This paper examines the metallurgical evolution of AISI Stainless Steel 321 (SS 321) during multi-step forming, a process that involves cycles of deformation with intermediate heat treatment steps. The multi-step forming process was simulated by implementing interrupted uniaxial tensile testing experiments. Evolution of the mechanical properties as well as the microstructural features, such as twins and textures of the austenite and martensite phases, was studied as a function of the multi-step forming process. The characteristics of the Strain-Induced Martensite (SIM) were also documented for each deformation step and intermediate stress relief heat treatment. The results indicated that the intermediate heat treatments considerably increased the formability of SS 321. Texture analysis showed that the effect of the intermediate heat treatment on the austenite was minor and led to partial recrystallization, while deformation was observed to reinforce the crystallographic texture of austenite. For the SIM, an Olson-Cohen equation type was identified to analytically predict its formation during the multi-step forming process. The generated SIM was textured and weakened with increasing deformation.

  6. Modeling of the flow stress for AISI H13 Tool Steel during Hard Machining Processes

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    Umbrello, Domenico; Rizzuti, Stefania; Outeiro, José C.; Shivpuri, Rajiv

    2007-04-01

    In general, the flow stress models used in computer simulation of machining processes are a function of effective strain, effective strain rate and temperature developed during the cutting process. However, these models do not adequately describe the material behavior in hard machining, where a range of material hardness between 45 and 60 HRC are used. Thus, depending on the specific material hardness different material models must be used in modeling the cutting process. This paper describes the development of a hardness-based flow stress and fracture models for the AISI H13 tool steel, which can be applied for range of material hardness mentioned above. These models were implemented in a non-isothermal viscoplastic numerical model to simulate the machining process for AISI H13 with various hardness values and applying different cutting regime parameters. Predicted results are validated by comparing them with experimental results found in the literature. They are found to predict reasonably well the cutting forces as well as the change in chip morphology from continuous to segmented chip as the material hardness change.

  7. [The clinical manifestations of the electrochemical processes due to the finishing treatment of dentures made from stainless steel].

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    Gozhiĭ, A G; Sagatelian, G R; Gozhaia, L D; Bol'shakov, G V

    1998-01-01

    The authors propose to treat stainless steel dentures by grinding on organosilicon binding followed by 2 polishing procedures: with diamond paste and paste based on ultradispersed aluminum oxide powder. This technology improves the corrosion resistance of dentures and eliminates signs of diseases caused by electrochemical processes in the oral cavity more effectively than basic technology (vulcanite grinding and polishing with GOI paste).

  8. Statistical analysis of the V-tool bending process parameters in the bending of HC260Y steel

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    J. Cumin

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents statistical analysis of the parameters in the V-tool bending process of the HC260Y steel. Assessment of the mathematical model and analysis of variance (ANOVA were performed within the design of experiments. The hydraulic testing machine Amsler and the developed V-tool were used in the experiments.

  9. Microstructure of reaction zone in WCp/duplex stainless steels matrix composites processing by laser melt injection

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    Do Nascimento, A. M.; Ocelik, V.; Ierardi, M. C. F.; De Hosson, J. Th. M.

    2008-01-01

    The laser melt injection (LMI) process has been used to create a metal matrix composite consisting of 80gm sized multi-grain WC particles embedded in three cast duplex stainless steels. The microstruture was investigated by scanning electron microscopy with integrated EDS and electron back-scatter d

  10. 75 FR 8114 - In the Matter of Certain Cast Steel Railway Wheels, Processes for Manufacturing or Relating to...

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    2010-02-23

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION In the Matter of Certain Cast Steel Railway Wheels, Processes for Manufacturing or Relating to Same and Certain Products Containing Same ; Issuance of a Limited Exclusion Order and Cease and Desist...

  11. An Overview of Dual-Phase Steels: Advances in Microstructure-Oriented Processing and Micromechanically Guided Design

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    Tasan, C. C.; Diehl, M.; Yan, D.; Bechtold, M.; Roters, F.; Schemmann, L.; Zheng, C.; Peranio, N.; Ponge, D.; Koyama, M.; Tsuzaki, K.; Raabe, D.

    2015-07-01

    Dual-phase (DP) steel is the flagship of advanced high-strength steels, which were the first among various candidate alloy systems to find application in weight-reduced automotive components. On the one hand, this is a metallurgical success story: Lean alloying and simple thermomechanical treatment enable use of less material to accomplish more performance while complying with demanding environmental and economic constraints. On the other hand, the enormous literature on DP steels demonstrates the immense complexity of microstructure physics in multiphase alloys: Roughly 50 years after the first reports on ferrite-martensite steels, there are still various open scientific questions. Fortunately, the last decades witnessed enormous advances in the development of enabling experimental and simulation techniques, significantly improving the understanding of DP steels. This review provides a detailed account of these improvements, focusing specifically on (a) microstructure evolution during processing, (b) experimental characterization of micromechanical behavior, and (c) the simulation of mechanical behavior, to highlight the critical unresolved issues and to guide future research efforts.

  12. AISI/DOE Advanced Process Control Program Vol. 3 of 6: Improved Liquid Steel Feeding for Slab Casters

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    Brent Isaacson; Mike Slepian; Thomas Richter

    1999-06-30

    This report describes the development, construction and testing of the Electromagnetic Valve System (EVS), conducted as a project entitled ''Improved Liquid Steel Feeding System for Slab Casters''. This program ran from November 1992 to January 1995. Many of the technical issues in bringing the EVS to the steel industry were identified and resolved during the course of the program. During this time, significant hardware improvements in Westinghouse's electromagnetic valve were made to easily integrate it with existing continuous casting processes,. An improved refractory nozzle was developed and tested which had superior thermal shock and anti-cracking performance. In addition, several trials were conducted with molten steel to verify the proof-of-principle of the electromagnetic valve and its auxiliary equipment. However, improvements in other conventional pouring technologies have greatly diminished the potential value of this project to the steel industry. A such, the program w as canceled by the American Iron and Steel Institute after the conclusion of Phase I

  13. Influence of steel composition and plastic deformation on the surface properties induced by low temperature thermochemical processing

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    Bottoli, Federico

    “PressPerfect” Project was to create a methodology to predict the performance of high quality stainless steels after forming and finishing treatments. The Ph.D. Project focused on the optimization of low-temperature thermochemical processes on severalstainless steel classes used for the surface treatment of industrial......Low-temperature thermochemical surface hardening by nitriding, carburizing and nitrocarburizing is used to improve the performance of stainless steels with respect to wear, fatigue and corrosion resistance.The dissolution of nitrogen and/or carbon atoms in the materials surface leads...... to the formation of a supersaturated solid solution known as expanded austenite, or S-Phase. Expanded austenite is characterized by high hardness, up to 1400 Vickers, and high compressive stresses in the surface region, which result in improved wear and fatigue resistance of the components. Along...

  14. CHARACTERIZATION AND PROCESSING OF SCALES FROM THE MECHANICAL DESCALING OF CARBON STEELS FOR RECYCLING AS COATING PIGMENTS

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    Anderson de Oliveira Fraga

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available The large volume of solid wastes generated as scales in Steel Mills accounts to circa 1% to 2% of the total steel production and has led to studies aiming the recycling of scales, usually resulting in products of low added value. In this study, scales from the mechanical descaling of SAE 1045 steel were characterized by SEM and by quantitative X-Ray diffraction (Rietveld method, as well as by differential thermal analysis, aiming to develop its pretreatment for the further use as lamellar pigments in anticorrosive coatings of high added value. Aspect ratios between 1:50 and 1:100 were obtained by the processing of scales, which allows the replacement of other micaceous iron oxides.

  15. Geochemical processes between steel projectiles and silica-rich targets in hypervelocity impact experiments

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    Ebert, Matthias; Hecht, Lutz; Deutsch, Alexander; Kenkmann, Thomas; Wirth, Richard; Berndt, Jasper

    2014-05-01

    The possibility of fractionation processes between projectile and target matter is critical with regard to the classification of the impactor type from geochemical analysis of impactites from natural craters. Here we present results of five hypervelocity MEMIN impact experiments (Poelchau et al., 2013) using the Cr-V-Co-Mo-W-rich steel D290-1 as projectile and two different silica-rich lithologies (Seeberger sandstone and Taunus quartzite) as target materials. Our study is focused on geochemical target-projectile interaction occurring in highly shocked and projectile-rich ejecta fragments. In all of the investigated impact experiments, whether sandstone or quartzite targets, the ejecta fragments show (i) shock-metamorphic features e.g., planar-deformation features (PDF) and the formation of silica glasses, (ii) partially melting of projectile and target, and (iii) significant mechanical and chemical mixing of the target rock with projectile material. The silica-rich target melts are strongly enriched in the "projectile tracer elements" Cr, V, and Fe, but have just minor enrichments of Co, W, and Mo. Inter-element ratios of these tracer elements within the contaminated target melts differ strongly from the original ratios in the steel. The fractionation results from differences in the reactivity of the respective elements with oxygen during interaction of the metal melt with silicate melt. Our results indicate that the principles of projectile-target interaction and associated fractionation do not depend on impact energies (at least for the selected experimental conditions) and water-saturation of the target. Partitioning of projectile tracer elements into the silicate target melt is much more enhanced in experiments with a non-porous quartzite target compared with the porous sandstone target. This is mainly the result of higher impact pressures, consequently higher temperatures and longer reaction times at high temperatures in the experiments with quartzite as

  16. Optimization of pulsed TIG cladding process of stellite alloy on carbon steel using RSM

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    Madadi, F., E-mail: f.madadi@ma.iut.ac.ir [Department of Materials Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan 8415683111 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Ashrafizadeh, F. [Department of Materials Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan 8415683111 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Shamanian, M., E-mail: shamanian@cc.iut.ac.ir [Department of Materials Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan 8415683111 (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2012-01-05

    Highlights: > This study is useful to optimize the welding process variables in order to control the heat input and cooling rates such that the hardness and dilution of the clad could be estimated. > Central composite rotatable design technique with five-level, four-factor full-factorial design matrix and mathematical models was used to predict hardness and dilution of pulsed gas tungsten arc weld cladding of stellite6 on carbon steel with high accuracy. > The welding current is an effective parameter affecting heat input and melting. In this regard, it is the most important process parameter which influences the dilution. Increase welding current leads to increase in dilution percentage and vice versa. The effect of percentage on time is less important when compared to the other factors. > The results predicted by mathematical models were close to those obtained by experiments. The confirmation tests also indicated high correlation between the mentioned values. > All of the chosen pulse GTAW parameters were significant and showed a noticeable influence on clad dilution. - Abstract: Stellite 6 is a cobalt-base alloy which is resistant to wear and corrosion and retains these properties at high temperatures. The exceptional wear resistance of Stellite 6 is mainly due to the unique inherent characteristics of the hard carbides dispersed in a Co-Cr alloy matrix. In this study, pulsed tungsten inert gas (TIG) cladding process was carried out to deposit Stellite 6 on plain carbon steel plate. The beneficial effects of this cladding process are low heat input, low distortion, controlled weld bead volume, less hot cracking tendency, less absorption of gases by weld pool and better control of the fusion zone. The dilution effect is a key issue in the quality of cladded layers and, in this regard, the pulsed current tungsten inert gas (PCTIG) was performed to decrease excess heat input and melting of substrate. This paper deals with the investigation of the hardness and

  17. Linear Friction Welding Process Model for Carpenter Custom 465 Precipitation-Hardened Martensitic Stainless Steel

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    Grujicic, M.; Yavari, R.; Snipes, J. S.; Ramaswami, S.; Yen, C.-F.; Cheeseman, B. A.

    2014-06-01

    An Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian finite-element analysis is combined with thermo-mechanical material constitutive models for Carpenter Custom 465 precipitation-hardened martensitic stainless steel to develop a linear friction welding (LFW) process model for this material. The main effort was directed toward developing reliable material constitutive models for Carpenter Custom 465 and toward improving functional relations and parameterization of the workpiece/workpiece contact-interaction models. The LFW process model is then used to predict thermo-mechanical response of Carpenter Custom 465 during LFW. Specifically, temporal evolutions and spatial distribution of temperature within, and expulsion of the workpiece material from, the weld region are examined as a function of the basic LFW process parameters, i.e., (a) contact-pressure history, (b) reciprocation frequency, and (c) reciprocation amplitude. Examination of the results obtained clearly revealed the presence of three zones within the weld, i.e., (a) Contact-interface region, (b) Thermo-mechanically affected zone, and (c) heat-affected zone. While there are no publicly available reports related to Carpenter Custom 465 LFW behavior, to allow an experiment/computation comparison, these findings are consistent with the results of our ongoing companion experimental investigation.

  18. Welding of AA1050 aluminum with AISI 304 stainless steel by rotary friction welding process

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    Chen Ying An

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this work was to assess the development of solid state joints of dissimilar material AA1050 aluminum and AISI 304 stainless steel, which can be used in pipes of tanks of liquid propellants and other components of the Satellite Launch Vehicle. The joints were obtained by rotary friction welding process (RFW, which combines the heat generated from friction between two surfaces and plastic deformation. Tests were conducted with different welding process parameters. The results were analyzed by means of tensile tests, Vickers microhardness, metallographic tests and SEM-EDX. The strength of the joints varied with increasing friction time and the use of different pressure values. Joints were obtained with superior mechanical properties of the AA1050 aluminum, with fracture occurring in the aluminum away from the bonding interface. The analysis by EDX at the interface of the junction showed that interdiffusion occurs between the main chemical components of the materials involved. The RFW proves to be a great method for obtaining joints between dissimilar materials, which is not possible by fusion welding processes.

  19. Study of the application of sunflower oil in the process of drilling ABNT 1045 steel

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    Jean Robert Pereira Rodrigues

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available The cutting fluids in machining, when chosen and applied adequately can contemplate in benefits during the manufacturing processes. The selected method should allow the cutting fluid to reach the closest possible of the cutting edge lubricating the chip-tool interface. The properties of the fluid are fundamental so that the same facilitates the machining process. However the fluid can represent a great problem for the environment and health of the operator. For that reason, several scientific and technological studies are constantly developed to investigate the performance and alternative applications of cutting fluids in machining operations. This work studies the effect of sunflower oil in the cutting forces for the drilling process of 1045 ABNT steel. The fluid was applied in the form MQL - Minimum Quantity Lubrication for different cutting conditions. The cutting speed, feed rate and the length of the hole were varied. Each one of the cutting variables two levels were used. The results suggest a good acting sunflower oil in the work accomplished.

  20. A Thermal Simulation Method for Solidification Process of Steel Slab in Continuous Casting

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    Zhong, Honggang; Chen, Xiangru; Han, Qingyou; Han, Ke; Zhai, Qijie

    2016-10-01

    Eighty years after the invention of continuous cast of steels, reproducibility from few mm3 samples in the laboratory to m3 product in plants is still a challenge. We have engineered a thermal simulation method to simulate the continuous casting process. The temperature gradient ( G L ) and dendritic growth rate ( v) of the slab were reproduced by controlling temperature and cooling intensity at hot and chill end, respectively, in our simulation samples. To verify that our samples can simulate the cast slab in continuous casting process, the heat transfer, solidification structure, and macrosegregation of the simulating sample were compared to those of a much larger continuous casting slab. The morphology of solid/liquid interface, solidified shell thickness, and dendritic growth rate were also investigated by in situ quenching the solidifying sample. Shell thickness ( δ) determined by our quenching experiment was related to solidification time ( τ) by equation: δ = 4.27 × τ 0.38. The results indicated that our method closely simulated the solidification process of continuous casting.

  1. Microstructure analysis of AISI 304 stainless steel produced by twin-roll thin strip casting process

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    2007-01-01

    The microstructure of AISI 304 austenite stainless steel fabricated by the thin strip casting process were investigated using optical microscope, scanning electron microscope (SEM), transmission electron microscope (TEM), and X-ray diffraction (XRD).The microstructures of the casting strips show a duplex structure consisting of delta ferrite and austenite. The volume fraction of the delta ferrite is about 9.74vol% at the center and 6.77vol% at the surface of the casting thin strip, in vermicular and band shapes. On account of rapid cooling and solidification in the continuous casting process, many kinds of inclusions and precipitates have been found. Most of the inclusions and precipitates are spherical complex compounds consisting of oxides, such as, SiO2, MnO, Al2O3,Cr2O3,and FeO or their multiplicity oxides of MnO·Al2O3,2FeO·SiO2, and 2MnO·SiO2. Many defects including dislocations and stacking faults have also formed during the rapid cooling and solidification process, which is helpful to improve the mechanical properties of the casting strips.

  2. Recycling of electric arc furnace (EAF dust for use in steel making process

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    José Alencastro de Araújo

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available The EAF dust is listed as hazardous waste from specific source, K061, according to ABNT 10004:2004 and constitutes one of the major problems of electrical steel plant. This work suggests recycling of the EAF dust by sintering of a composite, pre-cast agglomerate (PCA consisting of EAF dust agglomerate to coke particles, mill scale and ceramic fluorite into pellets. The work was divided into three stages, in the first stage the technical viability of using only solid waste industrial to produce a PCA was observed, in the second phase, the main effects between the components of the PCA to obtain the optimal formulation was tested. In the third phase the intensity of the variables, coke and fluorite ceramics, for removing zinc of PCA was checked. Every stage was chemically analyzed by X-ray fluorescence spectrometer and X-ray diffraction. The first two stages of the production PCA were carried out in a pilot plant sintering downstream and the third phase in a pilot plant upstream. As a result of the process two by-products were obtained, the pre-cast agglomerated, PCA, with total iron content exceeding 70%, object of the process of sintering and zinc dust, containing more than 50% zinc resulting from volatilization of this metal during the sintering process and collected by bag filter. In addition, approximately 90% of lead and cadmium contained in the initial EAF dust was extracted.

  3. The effect of ultrasonic processing on solidification microstructure and heat transfer in stainless steel melt.

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    Zhang, Xiaopeng; Kang, Jinwu; Wang, Shuo; Ma, Jiyu; Huang, Tianyou

    2015-11-01

    The heat transfer in the ultrasonic processing of stainless steel melt is studied in this thesis. The temperature field is simulated when the metal melt is treated with and without ultrasound. In order to avoid the erosion of high temperature melt, ultrasound was introduced from the bottom of melt. It is found that the temperature of melt apparently increases when processed with ultrasound, and the greater the ultrasonic power is, the higher the melt temperature will be; ultrasonic processing can reduce the temperature gradient, leading to more uniform temperature distribution in the melt. The solidification speed is obviously brought down due to the introduction of ultrasound during solidification, with the increasing of ultrasonic power, the melt temperature rises and the solidification speed decreases; as without ultrasound, the interface of solid and mushy zone is arc-shaped, so is the interface of liquid and mushy zone, with ultrasound, the interface of solid and mushy zone is still arc-shaped, but the interface of liquid and mushy zone is almost flat. The simulation results of temperature field are verified in experiment, which also indicates that the dendrite growth direction is in accord with thermal flux direction. The effect of ultrasonic treatment, which improves with the increase of treating power, is in a limited area due to the attenuation of ultrasound.

  4. Modeling and finite element analysis of rod and wire steel rolling process

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    Shulun Liao; Liwen Zhang; Siyu Yuan; Yu Zhen; Shuqi Guo

    2008-01-01

    Two thermomechanical coupled elastic-plastic finite element (FE) models were developed for predicting the 12-pass continuous rolling process of GCr15 rod and wire steel. The distances between stands in the proposed models were set according to the actual values, and the billets were shortened in the models to reduce the calculation time. To keep the continuity of simulation, a technique was developed to transfer temperature data between the meshes of different models in terms of nodal parameters by interpolation functions. The different process variables related to the rolling process, such as temperature, total equivalent plastic strain,equivalent plastic strain rate, and contact friction force, were analyzed. Also, the proposed models were applied to analyze the reason for the occurrence of an excessive spread in width. Meanwhile, it was also utilized to assess the influence of the roll diameter change on the simulated results such as temperature and rolling force. The simulated results of temperature are found to agree well with the measured results.

  5. Metallurgical and mechanical characterization of mild steel-mild steel joint formed by microwave hybrid heating process

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    Amit Bansal; Apurbba Kumar Sharma; Shantanu Das

    2013-08-01

    In this paper, mild steel–mild steel (MS-MS) joints fabricated through microwave hybrid heating (MHH) have been characterized using X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscope (SEM), electron probe micro analyser (EPMA), Vicker’s microhardness measurement and tensile strength. The XRD spectrum of the developed joints shows substitution type of solid solution form in the joint zone. The back scattered electron (BSE) images of the joint obtained by SEM show complete melting of powder particle and consequently diffusion bonding takes place between the substrate and the powder particle. The electron probe micro analysis shows diffusion of element across the joint. The Vicker’s micro hardness of the joints was measured to be 420 ± 30 Hv, which is higher than that of substrate hardness 230 ± 10 Hv. The tensile strength of the sample was measured by an universal testing machine and found to be 240 MPa which is about 50% of base material strength. The SEM micrographs of the fractured sample indicate mixed modes of failure during fracture of the joint; both ductile and brittle modes of failures occurred as indicated by dimple and cleavage of the brittle faces, respectively.

  6. 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.

  7. MAGNETIC-IMPULSE STRENGTHENING PROCESSING OF THE CONSTRUCTIONAL AND TOOL STEELS ARTICLES

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    A. V. Alifanov

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The magnetic pulse installation, intended for hardening of cylindrical steel articles by strong pulse electromagnetic field, is developed and produced. Results of researches show high efficiency and prospects of the developed method for hardening of steel articles. 

  8. ROLE OF STRUCTURE IS IN THE PROCESS OF FERRITIC-PEARLITIC STEEL EROSION

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    O. A. Kuzin

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available The results of study of influence of structure on mechanical properties and behavior of ferrite-perlite steels under the action of contact loads are presented. It is shown that the formation of the widmanstatten pattern has a negative impact on the performance of steels under static loads but a positive effect on their durability.

  9. Precipitation process of Z-phase in 9-12%CR steels

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    Danielsen, Hilmar Kjartansson

    2014-01-01

    Precipitation of Z-phase, Cr(V,Nb)N, is known to negatively affect creep properties of 9-12%Cr steels for power plant applications as it dissolves finely distributed MX particles, (V,Nb)N, especially in high Cr steels. As the Z-phase precipitates slowly as large particles, this causes a net drop...

  10. 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.

  11. Design of Quenching Process for Large-sized AISI P20 Steel Block Used as Plastic Die

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    Dongli SONG; Jianfeng GU; Jiansheng PAN; Xin YAO

    2006-01-01

    For large-sized AISI P20 steel block used as plastic die with a thickness of more than 200 mm, appropriate quenching processes are the key to obtain much thick hardened layer. In this paper, different quenching processes of AISI P20 steel block such as oil quenching, direct water quenching, water quenching with precooling and water quenching with pre-cooling and self-tempering were numerically investigated by computer simulation based on the detailed discussion on the mathematical models of quenching processes including partial differential equations of heat transfer, thermal physical properties, latent heat, heat transfer coefficient and calculation of phase transformation, The results show that the water quenching with pre-cooling and self-tempering process can not only effectively avoid quenching cracks, but also obtain deeper harden depth than oil quenching.

  12. Profiling mild steel welding processes to reduce fume emissions and costs in the workplace.

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    Keane, Michael J; Siert, Arlen; Chen, Bean T; Stone, Samuel G

    2014-05-01

    To provide quantitative information to choose the best welding processes for minimizing workplace emissions, nine gas metal arc welding (GMAW) processes for mild steel were assessed for fume generation rates, normalized fume generation rates (milligram fume per gram of electrode consumed), and normalized generation rates for elemental manganese, nickel, and iron. Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) and flux-cored arc-welding (FCAW) processes were also profiled. The fumes were collected quantitatively in an American Welding Society-type fume chamber and weighed, recovered, homogenized, and analyzed by inductively coupled atomic emission spectroscopy for total metals. The processes included GMAW with short circuit, globular transfer, axial spray, pulsed spray, Surface Tension Transfer™, Regulated Metal Deposition™, and Cold Metal Transfer™ (CMT) modes. Flux-cored welding was gas shielded, and SMAW was a single rod type. Results indicate a wide range of fume emission factors for the process variations studied. Fume emission rates per gram of electrode consumed were highest for SMAW (~13 mg fume g(-1) electrode) and lowest for GMAW processes such as pulsed spray (~1.5mg g(-1)) and CMT (~1mg g(-1)). Manganese emission rates per gram of electrode consumed ranged from 0.45 mg g(-1) (SMAW) to 0.08 mg g(-1) (CMT). Nickel emission rates were generally low and ranged from ~0.09 (GMAW short circuit) to 0.004 mg g(-1) (CMT). Iron emission rates ranged from 3.7 (spray-mode GMAW) to 0.49 mg g(-1) (CMT). The processes studied have significantly different costs, and cost factors are presented based on a case study to allow comparisons between processes in specific cost categories. Costs per linear meter of weld were $31.07 (SMAW), $12.37 (GMAW short circuit), and $10.89 (FCAW). Although no single process is the best for minimizing fume emissions and costs while satisfying the weld requirements, there are several processes that can minimize emissions. This study provides

  13. HMCBG processes related to the steel components in the KBS-3H disposal concept

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    Johnson, Lawrence; Marschall, Paul; Wersin, Paul (National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste, Nagra, Wettingen (Switzerland)); Gribi, Peter (SandR Consult GmbH, Baden (Switzerland))

    2008-05-15

    An analysis of the Hydro-Mechanical-Chemical-microBiological processes affected by Gas (HMCBG) related to the steel components of the KBS-3H disposal concept has been performed. The outcome of this study is foreseen to contribute to the KBS-3H Process Report for a repository for spent fuel sited at Olkiluoto. Three different design options for KBS-3H are currently being studied (open tunnel option, two variants of tight distance block option). While the details of the design may influence the short to medium term performance, it is found that the medium to long-term evolution of KBS-3H is not significantly affected by the chosen design option, provided the distance blocks behave according to design. Under repository conditions, the corrosion of the supercontainer will be fairly rapid. Complete conversion of Fe0 to oxidised Fe2+/Fe3+ species may occur within a few thousands of years. The main corrosion products will be magnetite and, depending on the groundwater composition, also iron sulphide and perhaps siderite. Furthermore, corrosion-derived Fe(II) may react with the clay to form Fe(II)-rich silicates. The supercontainer environment will thus experience a volume change and some loss of plasticity of the buffer between the supercontainer and the rock wall may occur. This might promote bacterial activity at the supercontainer surface, which would lead to an enhancement of localised corrosion and probably to destabilisation of the magnetite layer. Previous investigations indicate, however, that there will be no relevant bacterial activity in the main part of the buffer by virtue of its small pore sizes and low water activity. In the course of time, the swelling pressure of bentonite will be affected by a number of processes, including magnetite formation, geochemical degradation, intrusion of bentonite into void space either initially present or created by relative displacement of distance blocks and supercontainer, and by subsequent bentonite erosion. The expected

  14. HMCBG processes related to the steel components in the KBS-3H disposal concept

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    Johnson, Lawrence; Marschall, Paul; Wersin, Paul (National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste, Nagra, Wettingen (Switzerland)); Gribi, Peter (SandR Consult GmbH, Baden (Switzerland))

    2008-05-15

    An analysis of the Hydro-Mechanical-Chemical-microBiological processes affected by Gas (HMCBG) related to the steel components of the KBS-3H disposal concept has been performed. The outcome of this study is foreseen to contribute to the KBS-3H Process Report for a repository for spent fuel sited at Olkiluoto. Three different design options for KBS-3H are currently being studied (open tunnel option, two variants of tight distance block option). While the details of the design may influence the short to medium term performance, it is found that the medium to long-term evolution of KBS-3H is not significantly affected by the chosen design option, provided the distance blocks behave according to design. Under repository conditions, the corrosion of the supercontainer will be fairly rapid. Complete conversion of Fe0 to oxidised Fe2+/Fe3+ species may occur within a few thousands of years. The main corrosion products will be magnetite and, depending on the groundwater composition, also iron sulphide and perhaps siderite. Furthermore, corrosion-derived Fe(II) may react with the clay to form Fe(II)-rich silicates. The supercontainer environment will thus experience a volume change and some loss of plasticity of the buffer between the supercontainer and the rock wall may occur. This might promote bacterial activity at the supercontainer surface, which would lead to an enhancement of localised corrosion and probably to destabilisation of the magnetite layer. Previous investigations indicate, however, that there will be no relevant bacterial activity in the main part of the buffer by virtue of its small pore sizes and low water activity. In the course of time, the swelling pressure of bentonite will be affected by a number of processes, including magnetite formation, geochemical degradation, intrusion of bentonite into void space either initially present or created by relative displacement of distance blocks and supercontainer, and by subsequent bentonite erosion. The expected

  15. Antifouling Biomimetic Liquid-Infused Stainless Steel: Application to Dairy Industrial Processing.

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    Zouaghi, Sawsen; Six, Thierry; Bellayer, Séverine; Moradi, Sona; Hatzikiriakos, Savvas G; Dargent, Thomas; Thomy, Vincent; Coffinier, Yannick; André, Christophe; Delaplace, Guillaume; Jimenez, Maude

    2017-08-09

    Fouling is a widespread and costly issue, faced by all food-processing industries. Particularly, in the dairy sector, where thermal treatments are mandatory to ensure product safety, heat-induced fouling represents up to 80% of the total production costs. Significant environmental impacts, due the massive consumption of water and energy, are also to deplore. Fouling control solutions are thus desperately needed, as they would lead to substantial financial gains as well as tremendous progress toward eco-responsible processes. This work aims at presenting a novel and very promising dairy fouling-mitigation strategy, inspired by nature, and to test its antifouling performances in real industrial conditions. Slippery liquid-infused surfaces were successfully designed directly on food grade stainless steel, via femtosecond laser ablation, followed by fluorosilanization and impregnation with an inert perfluorinated oil. Resulting hydrophobic surfaces (water contact angle of 112°) exhibited an extremely slippery nature (contact angle hysteresis of 0.6°). Outstanding fouling-release performances were obtained for these liquid-infused surfaces as absolutely no trace of dairy deposit was found after 90 min of pasteurization test in pilot-scale equipment followed by a short water rinse.

  16. Multi-response optimization of Micro-EDM process parameters on AISI304 steel using TOPSIS

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    Manivannan, R.; Kumar, M. Pradeep [CEG, Anna University, Chennai (India)

    2016-01-15

    The Technique for order preference by similarity to ideal solution (TOPSIS) method of optimization is used to analyze the process parameters of the micro-Electrical discharge machining (micro-EDM) of an AISI 304 steel with multi-performance characteristics. The Taguchi method of experimental design L27 is performed to obtain the optimal parameters for inputs, including feed rate, current, pulse on time, and gap voltage. Several output responses, such as the material removal rate, electrode wear rate, overcut, taper angle, and circularity at entry and exit points, are analyzed for the optimal conditions. Among all the investigated parameters, feed rate exerts a greater influence on the hole quality. ANOVA is employed to identify the contribution of each experiment. The optimal level of parameter setting is maintained at a feed rate of 4 μm/s, a current of 10 A, a pulse on time of 10 μs, and a gap voltage of 10 V. Scanning electron microscope analysis is conducted to examine the hole quality. The experimental results indicate that the optimal level of the process parameter setting over the overall performance of the micro-EDM is improved through TOPSIS.

  17. 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.

  18. On-line spheroidization process of medium-carbon low-alloyed cold heading steel

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    Yu Fu; Hao Yu; Pan Tao

    2014-01-01

    Conventionally manufactured 35CrMo cold heading steel must undergo spheroidization annealing before the cold heading process. In this paper, different types of deformation processes with various controlled cooling periods were operated to achieve on-line spheroidal cementite using the Gleeble-3500 simulation technique. According to the measured dynamic ferrite transformation temperature (Ad3), the deformation could be divided into two types:low temperature deformation at 810 and 780°C;“deformation-induced ferrite transformation”(DIFT) deformation at 750 and 720°C. Compared with the low temperature deformation, the DIFT deformation followed by accelerated cooling to 680°C is beneficial for the formation of spheroidal cementite. Samples subjected to both the low-temperature deformation and DIFT deformation can obtain granular bainite by accelerated cooling to 640°C;the latter may contribute to the formation of a fine dispersion of secondary constituents. Granular bainite can transform into globular pearlite rapidly during subcritical annealing, and the more the dis-perse phase, the more homogeneously distributed globular cementite can be obtained.

  19. Microstructure evolution in TRIP-aided seamless steel tube during T-shape hydroforming process

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    Liu, Jiyuan [State Key Laboratory of Rolling and Automation, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110004, Liaoning Provence (China); Zhang, Zicheng, E-mail: zhangzicheng2004@126.com [School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110004, Liaoning Provence (China); Manabe, Ken-ichi [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tokyo Metropolitan University, 1-1 Minami-Osawa, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo 192-0397 (Japan); Li, Yanmei [State Key Laboratory of Rolling and Automation, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110004, Liaoning Provence (China); Misra, R.D.K. [Center for Structural and Functional Materials, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 44130 Lafayette, LA 70504-4130 (United States)

    2014-08-15

    Transformation-induced plasticity aided seamless steel tube comprising of ferrite, bainite, and metastable austenite was processed through forging, piercing, cold-drawing, and two-stage heat treatment. T-shape hydroforming is a classic forming method for experimental research and practical production. The current work studied austenite-to-martensite transformation and microcrack initiation and propagation of the tube during T-shape hydroforming using electron backscattering diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, and transmission electron microscopy. The strain distribution in the bcc-phase and fcc-phase was studied by evaluating changes in the average local misorientation. Compared to the compressive stress, metastable austenite with similar strain surrounding or inside the grains transformed easier under tensile loading conditions. The inclusions were responsible for microcrack initiation. The propagation of the cracks is hindered by martensite/austenite constituent due to transformation induced plasticity effect. The volume fraction of untransformed retained austenite decreased with increase in strain implying transformation-induced plasticity effect. - Highlights: • Hydroformed tubes processed via TRIP concept • EBSD provided estimate of micro local strain. • Retained austenite hinders propagation of microcracks.

  20. Effect of mold rotation on inclusion distribution in bearing steel during electroslag remelting process

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    Chang Lizhong; Shi Xiaofang; Wang Runxi; Cong Junqiang; Li Tao

    2014-01-01

    To remove the inclusions in the ingots by conventional electroslag remelting (ESR), the bearing steel was prepared using ESR process but with mold rotation in this study. Experimental results show a reduction in amount of large inclusions when the mold rotation rate is 6 r·min-1, and the inclusions are uniformly distributed in the ESR ingot. As comparison with the electroslag ingots of conventional ESR (stationary mold), the portion of the Al2O3 inclusions smal er than 1 μm in size increase from 38% to 41.4%, whereas that of the SiO2 inclusions increases from 48% to 74% in the ingots when mold rotation is applied. This phenomenon is caused by the decrease in metal droplet size, resulting in large contact area between the slag pool and metal droplets in ESR process with mold rotation. Moreover, the metal droplets have relatively long movement routes, leading to long metal contact time between the slag pool and metal droplets when a relative motion between the consumable electrodes and mold is present. However, when the mold rotation rate is increased to 45 r·min-1, inclusion removing effect decreases. An excessive rotation rate causes wild motion in the slag pool, which drives the molten metal droplets to move violently, and as a result, the slag is entrapped into the metal pool, decreasing the ability of slag absorbing inclusions.

  1. Additive Manufacturing of 17-4 PH Stainless Steel: Post-processing Heat Treatment to Achieve Uniform Reproducible Microstructure

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    Cheruvathur, Sudha; Lass, Eric A.; Campbell, Carelyn E.

    2016-03-01

    17-4 precipitation hardenable (PH) stainless steel is a useful material when a combination of high strength and good corrosion resistance up to about 315°C is required. In the wrought form, this steel has a fully martensitic structure that can be strengthened by precipitation of fine Cu-rich face-centered cubic phase upon aging. When fabricated via additive manufacturing (AM), specifically laser powder-bed fusion, 17-4 PH steel exhibits a dendritic structure containing a substantial fraction of nearly 50% of retained austenite along with body centered cubic/martensite and fine niobium carbides preferentially aligned along interdendritic boundaries. The effect of post-build thermal processing on the material microstructure is studied in comparison to that of conventionally produced wrought 17-4 PH with the intention of creating a more uniform, fully martensitic microstructure. The recommended stress relief heat treatment currently employed in industry for post-processing of AM 17-4 PH steel is found to have little effect on the as-built dendritic microstructure. It is found that, by implementing the recommended homogenization heat treatment regimen of Aerospace Materials Specification 5355 for CB7Cu-1, a casting alloy analog to 17-4 PH, the dendritic solidification structure is eliminated, resulting in a microstructure containing about 90% martensite with 10% retained austenite.

  2. Characterization on carbide of a novel steel for cold work roll during solidification process

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    Guo, J.; Liu, L.G.; Li, Q.; Sun, Y.L. [State Key Laboratory of Metastable Materials Science and Technology, Yanshan University, Qinhuangdao 066004 (China); Gao, Y.K. [Institute of Aeronautical Materials, Beijing 100095 (China); Ren, X.J. [School of Engineering, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool L3 3AF (United Kingdom); Yang, Q.X., E-mail: qxyang@ysu.edu.cn [State Key Laboratory of Metastable Materials Science and Technology, Yanshan University, Qinhuangdao 066004 (China)

    2013-05-15

    A novel steel for cold work roll was developed in this work. Its phase structures were determined by X-ray diffraction, and phase transformation temperatures during the cooling process were measured by Differential Scanning Calorimeter. The Fe–C isopleths of the steel were calculated by Thermo-Calc to preliminarily determine the characteristic temperatures of the different phases. Then the specimens were quenched at these characteristic temperatures. The typical microstructures were observed by Optical Microscopy and Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy with Energy Disperse Spectroscopy. The results show that α-Fe, MC, M{sub 2}C and M{sub 7}C{sub 3} precipitate when the specimen is cooled slowly to room temperature. According to the DSC curve and the Fe–C isopleths, the characteristic temperatures of the phase transformation and carbide precipitation are chosen as 1380 °C, 1240 °C, 1200 °C and 1150 °C respectively. Primary austenite precipitates at 1380 °C, then eutectic reaction occurs in residual liquid after quenching and the eutectic microstructures distribute along the crystal grain boundary. The eutectic MC is leaf-like and eutectic M{sub 2}C is fibrous-like. Both of them precipitate in ternary eutectic reaction simultaneously at 1240 °C, grow together in the form of dendrite along the crystal grain boundary. Secondary MC precipitates from the austenitic matrix at 1200 °C and nucleates at the position where eutectic MC located accompanied by the dissolving of eutectic carbides. The mixed secondary M{sub 2}C and M{sub 7}C{sub 3} precipitate at 1150 °C. The secondary M{sub 2}C is strip-like and honeycomb-like, while the M{sub 7}C{sub 3} is chrysanthemum-like and maze-like. - Highlights: • The solidification process was analyzed by Thermo-Calc, DSC, XRD and SEM observation. • Primary and secondary carbides precipitated during solidification were determined. • The three dimensional morphologies of all carbides was observed. • The

  3. The effect of various deformation processes on the corrosion behavior of casing and tubing carbon steels in sweet environment

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    Elramady, Alyaa Gamal

    The aim of this research project is to correlate the plastic deformation and mechanical instability of casing steel materials with corrosion behavior and surface change, in order to identify a tolerable degree of deformation for casing steel materials. While the corrosion of pipeline and casing steels has been investigated extensively, corrosion of these steels in sweet environments with respect to plastic deformation due to bending, rolling, autofrettage, or handling needs more investigation. Downhole tubular expansion of pipes (casings) is becoming standard practice in the petroleum industry to repair damaged casings, shutdown perforations, and ultimately achieve mono-diameter wells. Tubular expansion is a cold-drawing metal forming process, which consists of running conical mandrels through casings either mechanically using a piston or hydraulically by applying a back pressure. This mechanism subjects the pipes to large radial plastic deformations of up to 30 pct. of the inner diameter. It is known that cold-working is a way of strengthening materials such as low carbon steel, but given that this material will be subjected to corrosive environments, susceptibility to stress corrosion cracking (SCC) should be investigated. This research studies the effect of cold-work, in the form of cold-rolling and cold-expansion, on the surface behavior of API 5CT steels when it is exposed to a CO2-containing environment. Cold-work has a pronounced influence on the corrosion behavior of both API 5CT K55 and P110 grade steels. The lowest strength grade steel, API 5CT K55, performed poorly in a corrosive environment in the slow strain rate test. The ductile material exhibited the highest loss in strength and highest susceptibility to stress corrosion cracking in a CO 2-containing environment. The loss in strength declined with cold-rolling, which can be ascribed to the surface compressive stresses induced by cold-work. On the other hand, API 5CT P110 grade steels showed higher

  4. The multi-scale FEM simulation of the drawing processes of high carbon steel

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    A. Milenin

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The influence of cementite lamellas orientation on mechanical and technological properties of wire experimentally show up during investigation of drawing processes with change the direction of drawing between passes. The purpose of this paper is to develop a mathematical model of cementite and ferrite deformation during drawing processes and receive an information about transformation of a pearlitic structure of wire during drawing.Design/methodology/approach: The wire drawing processes was investigated in two levels - using the 2-dimensional rigid-plastic finite element method (macro-level and modelling of a microstructure change (micro-level. In micro-level the process of deformation of representative volume element (RVE is considered. The pearlitic colony deformation and stress-strain state in RVE is modelled with help of the FEM.Research limitations/implications: The influence of initial cementite lamellas orientation on triaxity factor and localization of deformation in micro-level is investigated. The numerical simulation is shown a maximal non-uniform deformation of pearlite phases for the canting positions of the cementite lamellas relative the drawing direction.Practical implications: The results of article will be helpful for a fundamental understanding of pearlitic deformation during development of high strength steel wires for tire cord applications.Originality/value: A new model of two-phase grain deformation for wire drawing is proposed. The new conception of simulation of the boundary conditions for the RVE is based on the penalty method and uses a solution of the problem on macro-level.

  5. 钢丝缠绕黑色金属挤压筒的设计%Design of Steel Wire Wound Extrusion Containers for Steel Hot Extrusion Process

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    刘长勇; 张磊; 林峰; 张人佶; 颜永年; 康飞宇

    2013-01-01

    挤压筒是大口径厚壁无缝钢管热挤压工艺中最为重要的模具,传统的多层组合挤压筒设计方法面临很大挑战.提出采用钢丝缠绕预紧挤压筒的方案,由于钢丝在高温下存在蠕变加速和应力松弛,将钢丝缠绕技术应用于挤压筒的最大问题是解决挤压筒预热与钢丝防护之间的矛盾.针对此矛盾,分析钢丝缠绕挤压筒设计中的关键问题包括预热、钢丝防护和预应力分布控制,提出高温钢锭内置预热和电加热预热两种设计方案,分别分析两种设计方案存在的问题、解决方法和优缺点.针对电加热预热挤压筒,提出新型的热致预应力方法来产生预紧力,将内衬和中衬预热至350℃以上,中衬和外衬之间设有隔热层,经隔热后外衬和钢丝层温度低于80℃,利用两者之间温度差而导致的热膨胀量差值来产生预紧力.基于此想法,设计制造内直径170 mm的挤压筒原理样件,通过温度测试和应力测试,表明所提出的电加热预热挤压筒可达到预期的预紧效果,为挤压筒的设计探讨一种新型的设计方法.%Extrusion container is the most important tooling in large steel tube extrusion process. Traditional design approaches such as multi-layered extrusion container would meet great challenges for large extrusion container. Steel wire wound extrusion is proposed. Due to accelerated creep behavior and stress relaxation of steel wire under high temperature, the primary difficulty of applying steel wire winding to the design of extrusion container is to solve the conflict between preheating and protection of the wire from high temperature. The key problems of wire wound containers including preheating, steel wire protection and control of prestress distribution are analyzed. Two solutions to preheating are proposed including hot billet preheating and electrical heating rods. The problems, solutions, advantages and disadvantages are discussed respectively. A

  6. Numerical and experimental investigations on an extrusion process for a newly developed ultra-high-carbon lightweight steel for the automotive industry

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    Behrens, B.-A.; Bouguecha, A.; Bonk, C.; Yarcu, D.; Kazhai, M.

    2017-02-01

    In this study the material flow of a newly developed ultra-high-carbon lightweight steel (uhc-steel) with a high amount of aluminum was investigated in an extrusion process. Cylinder compression tests were performed for material characterization and frictional behaviour was determined by using ring compression tests. Numerical simulations were carried to determine the optimal die geometry as well as to calculate the process loads and dominated stresses in the die occurring during the process. Based on the numerical results, an extrusion process was designed and implemented. Experiments showed that the uhc-steel can be formed by extrusion however it is associated with a high wear rate.

  7. New process for production of ultra-thin grain oriented silicon steel

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    GAO Xiuhua; LIU En; QIU Chunlin; QI Kemin; TIAN Yanwen

    2006-01-01

    The Hi-B silicon steels were cold rolled by cross shear rolling (CSR) with different mismatch speed ratio(MSR)s and conventional rolling(CR) respectively, followed by primary recrystallization annealing. The effects of MSR and annealing temperature on magnetic properties of ultra-thin grain oriented silicon steel were analyzed. Experimental results show that, with the increase of MSR, the magnetic properties can be remarkably improved. The higher the annealing temperature is, the higher the magnetic induction and the lower the iron loss in ultra-thin silicon steel is.

  8. High Strength Steels Produced by Advanced Metallurgical Processes (The National Shipbuilding Research Program)

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    1987-08-01

    cracking than the baseline HY80 steel when welded in the controlled thermal severity (CTS) tast. No HAZ cracking (i.e., a...HAZ cracking rating of one (1). For the trithermal test weld (TSN = 24), Steel B developed a HAZ cracking rating of one (1), while the baseline HY80 ...superior to the results for both baseline materials, HY80 and HY1OO. Steel D developed a HAZ cracking rating of one-half (1/2) for the tri- thermal test

  9. Research on Welding Processes of Armor Steels%装甲钢焊接技术研究进展

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    谭俊; 张勇

    2013-01-01

    装甲钢是一种用于作战装备的保护性合金材料,装甲钢的焊接是装甲钢结构的主要连接方式.从装甲钢的裂纹类别、特点以及其形成原因出发,介绍了装甲钢焊接材料、焊接工艺和提高焊接接头性能的措施.主要包括奥氏体焊条、铁素体焊条及奥氏体/铁素体双向焊条;电弧焊、CO2气体保护焊、熔化极气体保护焊、修复装甲钢裂纹的铝热焊、机器人焊,激光焊等焊接工艺;焊后热处理、超声波冲击法、焊趾砂轮打磨法与钨极电弧焊法.并在装甲钢焊接技术研究现状分析的基础上,提出装甲钢焊接技术今后的改进措施与发展方向.%The armor steel is a kind of protective alloy material which is used in a variety of combat equipment. The welding is a main joining method of armor steel structure. On the base of crack category, characteristics and formation causes of armor steel, the welding materials and welding processes of armor steel, and the measures taken to improve the properties of welded joint were introduced. Those include austenite welding electrode, ferrite and austenite/ferrite dual phase welding electrodes, the processes of arc welding, CO2 gas protection welding and thermit welding of armor steel crack repairing, and the measures taken to improve the properties of the welded joint of heat treatment after welding, ultrasonic impact, toe grinding and tungsten arc welding. The improving measures and development direction of armor steel welding were put forward by analyzing the armor steel welding processes.

  10. Influence of the Surface Layer when the CMT Process Is Used for Welding Steel Sheets Treated by Nitrooxidation

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    I. Michalec

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Nitrooxidation is a non-conventional surface treatment method that can provide significantly improved mechanical properties as well as corrosion resistance. However, the surface layer is a major problem during the welding process, and welding specialists face many problems regarding the weldability of steel sheets. This paper deals with the properties of a nitrooxidized surface layer, and evaluates ways of welding steel sheets treated by nitrooxidation using a Cold Metal Transfer (CMT process. The limited heat input and the controlled metal transfer, which are considered as the main advantage of the CMT process, have a negative impact on weld joint quality. An excessive amount of porosity is observed,probably due to the high content of nitrogen and oxygen in the surface layer of the material and the fast cooling rate of the weld pool.

  11. Precipitation process of Z-phase in 9-12%CR steels

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    Danielsen, Hilmar Kjartansson

    2014-01-01

    Precipitation of Z-phase, Cr(V,Nb)N, is known to negatively affect creep properties of 9-12%Cr steels for power plant applications as it dissolves finely distributed MX particles, (V,Nb)N, especially in high Cr steels. As the Z-phase precipitates slowly as large particles, this causes a net drop......, allowing for a quantification of the Z-phase precipitation. The Z-phase was found to precipitate 20-50 times faster in the 12%Cr steel compared to 9%Cr steel in the temperature range 600-650°C. The transformation of MX into Z-phase was followed in a Ta containing alloy without V or Nb. In this alloy the Z...... and crystallographically into Z-phase CrTaN particles. Copyright © 2014 Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. Distributed by ASM International®. All rights reserved....

  12. APPLICATION OF BARIUMSTRONTIUM CARBONATES FOR PROCESSING OF CREEP-RESISTING STEELS

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    A. P. Bezhok

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The results of researches on influence of bariumstrontium carbonates on structure, mechanical and foundry properties of heat resisting chrome-nickel steels of austenitic type are given.

  13. Hot Deformation Characteristics of 13Cr-4Ni Stainless Steel Using Constitutive Equation and Processing Map

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    Kishor, Brij; Chaudhari, G. P.; Nath, S. K.

    2016-07-01

    Hot compression tests were performed to study the hot deformation characteristics of 13Cr-4Ni stainless steel. The tests were performed in the strain rate range of 0.001-10 s-1 and temperature range of 900-1100 °C using Gleeble® 3800 simulator. A constitutive equation of Arrhenius type was established based on the experimental data to calculate the different material constants, and average value of apparent activation energy was found to be 444 kJ/mol. Zener-Hollomon parameter, Z, was estimated in order to characterize the flow stress behavior. Power dissipation and instability maps developed on the basis of dynamic materials model for true strain of 0.5 show optimum hot working conditions corresponding to peak efficiency range of about 28-32%. These lie in the temperature range of 950-1025 °C and corresponding strain rate range of 0.001-0.01 s-1 and in the temperature range of 1050-1100 °C and corresponding strain rate range of 0.01-0.1 s-1. The flow characteristics in these conditions show dynamic recrystallization behavior. The microstructures are correlated to the different stability domains indicated in the processing map.

  14. Influence of gas pressure and substrate temperature on PIII nitrocarburizing process of AISI 304 stainless steel

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    Abd El-Rahman, A.M. [Physics Department, Faculty of Science, South Valley University, Sohag Branch, Sohag (Egypt) and Institute of Ion Beam Physics and Material Research, FWII, Forschungszentrum Rossendorf, 01314 Dresden (Germany)]. E-mail: ahmedphys96@hotmail.com; El-Hossary, F.M. [Physics Department, Faculty of Science, South Valley University, Sohag Branch, Sohag (Egypt); Negm, N.Z. [Physics Department, Faculty of Science, South Valley University, Sohag Branch, Sohag (Egypt); Prokert, F. [Institute of Ion Beam Physics and Material Research, FWII, Forschungszentrum Rossendorf, 01314 Dresden (Germany); Richter, E. [Institute of Ion Beam Physics and Material Research, FWII, Forschungszentrum Rossendorf, 01314 Dresden (Germany); Moeller, W. [Institute of Ion Beam Physics and Material Research, FWII, Forschungszentrum Rossendorf, 01314 Dresden (Germany)

    2004-12-01

    Plasma immersion ion implantation (PIII) has been used to modify the surface properties of 304 austenitic stainless steel (AISI). The influence of working gas pressure, 0.2-1.0 Pa, and substrate temperature, 300-500 deg. C, on the microstructure, treating rate, nitrogen/carbon concentration depth profile, and surface microhardness was investigated. A gas composition of 25% C{sub 2}H{sub 2}, 75% N{sub 2}, r.f. plasma power input of 350 W, and a negatively biased potential of 30 kV were fixed during the experiment. The experimental results show that the substrate temperature and the diffusion process of nitrogen and carbon depend on the gas pressure inside the plasma chamber. The thickness of the modified layer has been found to be more than 30 {mu}m for samples were treated in the plasma for 60 min. The results show also that the values of diffusion coefficient and surface microhardness of the treated samples are high to be 3.4 x 10{sup -1} {mu}m{sup 2}/s and 1880 kg/mm{sup 2}, respectively.

  15. Influence of gas pressure and substrate temperature on PIII nitrocarburizing process of AISI 304 stainless steel

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    Abd El-Rahman, A. M.; El-Hossary, F. M.; Negm, N. Z.; Prokert, F.; Richter, E.; Möller, W.

    2004-12-01

    Plasma immersion ion implantation (PIII) has been used to modify the surface properties of 304 austenitic stainless steel (AISI). The influence of working gas pressure, 0.2-1.0 Pa, and substrate temperature, 300-500 °C, on the microstructure, treating rate, nitrogen/carbon concentration depth profile, and surface microhardness was investigated. A gas composition of 25% C2H2, 75% N2, r.f. plasma power input of 350 W, and a negatively biased potential of 30 kV were fixed during the experiment. The experimental results show that the substrate temperature and the diffusion process of nitrogen and carbon depend on the gas pressure inside the plasma chamber. The thickness of the modified layer has been found to be more than 30 μm for samples were treated in the plasma for 60 min. The results show also that the values of diffusion coefficient and surface microhardness of the treated samples are high to be 3.4 × 10-1 μm2/s and 1880 kg/mm2, respectively.

  16. Processing conditions and microstructural features of porous 316L stainless steel components by DMLS

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    Gu, Dongdong; Shen, Yifu

    2008-12-01

    Direct metal laser sintering (DMLS), due to its flexibility in materials and shapes, would be especially interesting to produce complex shaped porous metallic components. In the present work, processing conditions and microstructural characteristics of direct laser sintered porous 316L stainless steel components were studied. It was found that a partial melting mechanism of powders gave a high feasibility in obtaining porous sintered structures possessing porosities of ˜21-˜55%. Linear energy density (LED), which was defined by the ratio of laser power to scan speed, was used to tailor the laser sintering mechanism. A moderate LED of ˜3400-˜6000 J/m and a lower scan speed less than 0.06 m/s proved to be feasible. With the favorable sintering mechanism prevailed, lowering laser power or increasing scan speed, scan line spacing, and powder layer thickness generally led to a higher porosity. Metallurgical mechanisms of pore formation during DMLS were addressed. It showed that the presence of pores was through: (i) the formation of liquid bridges between partially melted particles during laser irradiation; and (ii) the growth of sintering necks during solidification, leaving residual pores between solidified metallic agglomerates.

  17. Aging Behaviour and Mechanical Performance of 18-Ni 300 Steel Processed by Selective Laser Melting

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    Riccardo Casati

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available An 18-Ni 300 grade maraging steel was processed by selective laser melting and an investigation was carried out on microstructural and mechanical behaviour as a function of aging condition. Owing to the rapid cooling rate, the as-built alloy featured a full potential for precipitate strengthening, without the need of a solution treatment prior to aging. The amount of reversed austenite found in the microstructure increased after aging and revealed to depend on aging temperature and time. Similarly to the corresponding wrought counterpart, also in the selective laser-melted 18-Ni 300 alloy, aging promoted a dramatic increase in strength with respect to the as-built condition and a drop in tensile ductility. No systematic changes were found in tensile properties as a function of measured amount of austenite. It is proposed that the submicrometric structure and the phase distribution inherited by the rapid solidification condition brought by selective laser melting are such that changes in tensile strength and ductility are mainly governed by the effects brought by the strengthening precipitates, whereas the concurrent reversion of the γ-Fe phase in different amounts seems to play a minor role.

  18. Modelling of degradation processes in creep resistant steels through accelerated creep tests after long-term isothermal ageing

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    Sklenicka, V.; Kucharova, K.; Svoboda, M.; Kroupa, A.; Kloc, L. [Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Brno (Czech Republic). Inst. of Physics of Materials; Cmakal, J. [UJP PRAHA a.s., Praha-Zbraslav (Czech Republic)

    2010-07-01

    Creep behaviour and degradation of creep properties of creep resistant materials are phenomena of major practical relevance, often limiting the lives of components and structures designed to operate for long periods under stress at elevated and/or high temperatures. Since life expectancy is, in reality, based on the ability of the material to retain its high-temperature creep strength for the projected designed life, methods of creep properties assessment based on microstructural evolution in the material during creep rather than simple parametric extrapolation of short-term creep tests are necessary. In this paper we will try to further clarify the creep-strength degradation of selected advanced creep resistant steels. In order to accelerate some microstructural changes and thus to simulate degradation processes in long-term service, isothermal ageing at 650 C for 10 000 h was applied to P91 and P23 steels in their as-received states. The accelerated tensile creep tests were performed at temperature 600 C in argon atmosphere on all steels both in the as-received state and after long-term isothermal ageing, in an effort to obtain a more complete description of the role of microstructural stability in high temperature creep of these steels. Creep tests were followed by microstructural investigations by means of both transmission and scanning electron microscopy and by the thermodynamic calculations. The applicability of the accelerated creep tests was verified by the theoretical modelling of the phase equilibria at different temperatures. It is suggested that under restructed oxidation due to argon atmosphere microstructural instability is the main detrimental process in the long-term degradation of the creep rupture strength of these steels. (orig.)

  19. Simulation of a long term atmospheric corrosion process on plain and weathering steels

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    Bolivar, F.; Morales, A.; Arroyave, C.

    2003-01-01

    Information on weathering steel behaviour and its rust products characteristics after decades of atmospheric exposure are scarce. On the other side, generally accepted laboratory tests for the assessment of its corrosion resistance have not been developed yet. Consequently, simulating corrosion in the laboratory during long periods of time is attractive for the interesting and complete information obtainable from them. In the present work, AISI-SAE 1008 and ASTM-588 B steel samples have been ...

  20. STUDY OF THE HARDENING TEMPERATURE INFLUENCE ON PROCESSES WHEN TEMPERING CARBON STEEL

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    Ms. Irina L. Polyanskaya

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available The article presents the research results of carbon steel electrical resistance changes at low tem-pering and determines the effect of temperature on the electrical resistance. The analysis of the results showed that the influence of carbon on the value of the electrical resistance is higher than the influence of the crystal structure defects. The changes of the hardened steel electrical resistance are due to the redistri-bution of carbon.

  1. The mechanical properties and microstructures of vanadium bearing high strength dual phase steels processed with continuous galvanizing line simulations

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    Gong, Yu

    For galvanized or galvannealed steels to be commercially successful, they must exhibit several attributes: (i) easy and inexpensive processing in the hot mill, cold mill and on the coating line, (ii) high strength with good formability and spot weldability, and (iii) good corrosion resistance. At the beginning of this thesis, compositions with a common base but containing various additions of V or Nb with or without high N were designed and subjected to Gleeble simulations of different galvanizing(GI), galvannealing(GA) and supercooling processing. The results revealed the phase balance was strongly influenced by the different microalloying additions, while the strengths of each phase were somewhat less affected. Our research revealed that the amount of austenite formed during intercritical annealing can be strongly influenced by the annealing temperature and the pre-annealing conditions of the hot band (coiling temperature) and cold band (% cold reduction). In the late part of this thesis, the base composition was a low carbon steel which would exhibit good spot weldability. To this steel were added two levels of Cr and Mo for strengthening the ferrite and increasing the hardenability of intercritically formed austenite. Also, these steels were produced with and without the addition of vanadium in an effort to further increase the strength. Since earlier studies revealed a relationship between the nature of the starting cold rolled microstructure and the response to CGL processing, the variables of hot band coiling temperature and level of cold reduction prior to annealing were also studied. Finally, in an effort to increase strength and ductility of both the final sheet (general formability) and the sheared edges of cold punched holes (local formability), a new thermal path was developed that replaced the conventional GI ferrite-martensite microstructure with a new ferrite-martensite-tempered martensite and retained austenite microstructure. The new

  2. Microstructure characteristics and mechanical property of aluminum alloy/stainless steel lap joints fabricated by MIG welding-brazing process

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    Zhang Hongtao, E-mail: hitzht@yahoo.com.cn [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology at Weihai, Weihai 264209 (China); Liu Jiakun [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology at Weihai, Weihai 264209 (China)

    2011-07-25

    Highlights: {yields} Wrought aluminum and stainless steel was joined with welding-brazing process. {yields} Effect of different layers on spreadability of molten filler metal was examined. {yields} Mechanical property of the joints with different heat inputs was investigated. {yields} Microstructure of the joints were also studied by OM, SEM and TEM. {yields} Phase composition was ascertained by diffraction spot and XRD analysis. - Abstract: Lap joints of aluminum alloy 2B50 and stainless steel 1Cr18Ni9Ti were welded by MIG welding-brazing method with 4043 Al-Si filler metal. The effect of aluminizing coating and galvanized zinc coating on fusion metal spreadability were studied. The aluminized coating had limited effect to promote weld surface appearance and obvious micro-cracks were found between the compound layer and the steel side. The fracture in tensile tests occurred at the interfacial layer of the weld with a low tensile strength about 60 MPa. Joints between aluminum alloy and galvanized steel had good surface appearances and the intermetallic compound in fusion zone region close to joint interface was Al{sub 4.5}FeSi. The thickness of the intermetallic compound layer varied from about 5 {mu}m to 15 {mu}m depending on the heat input and the highest tensile strength of lap joint could reached 193.6 MPa when the heat input is 0.846 KJ/cm.

  3. Effect of two-stage aging on superplasticity of Al-Li alloy

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    LUO Zhi-hui; ZHANG Xin-ming; DU Yu-xuan; YE Ling-ying

    2006-01-01

    The effect of two-stage aging on the microstructures and superplasticity of 01420 Al-Li alloy was investigated by means of OM, TEM analysis and stretching experiment. The results demonstrate that the second phase particles distributed more uniformly with a larger volume fraction can be observed after the two-stage aging (120 ℃, 12 h+300 ℃, 36 h) compared with the single-aging(300 ℃, 48 h). After rolling and recrystallization annealing, fine grains with size of 8-10 μm are obtained, and the superplastic elongation of the specimens reaches 560% at strain rate of 8×10-4 s-1 and 480 ℃. Uniformly distributed fine particles precipitate both on grain boundaries and in grains at lower temperature. When the sheet is aged at high temperature, the particles become coarser with a large volume fraction.

  4. Resistance Upset Welding of ODS Steel Fuel Claddings—Evaluation of a Process Parameter Range Based on Metallurgical Observations

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    Fabien Corpace

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available Resistance upset welding is successfully applied to Oxide Dispersion Strengthened (ODS steel fuel cladding. Due to the strong correlation between the mechanical properties and the microstructure of the ODS steel, this study focuses on the consequences of the welding process on the metallurgical state of the PM2000 ODS steel. A range of process parameters is identified to achieve operative welding. Characterizations of the microstructure are correlated to measurements recorded during the welding process. The thinness of the clad is responsible for a thermal unbalance, leading to a higher temperature reached. Its deformation is important and may lead to a lack of joining between the faying surfaces located on the outer part of the join which can be avoided by increasing the dissipated energy or by limiting the clad stick-out. The deformation and the temperature reached trigger a recrystallization phenomenon in the welded area, usually combined with a modification of the yttrium dispersion, i.e., oxide dispersion, which can damage the long-life resistance of the fuel cladding. The process parameters are optimized to limit the deformation of the clad, preventing the compactness defect and the modification of the nanoscale oxide dispersion.

  5. Discontinuous Dynamic Recrystallization of Inconel 718 Superalloy During the Superplastic Deformation

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    Huang, Linjie; Qi, Feng; Hua, Peitao; Yu, Lianxu; Liu, Feng; Sun, Wenru; Hu, Zhuangqi

    2015-09-01

    The superplastic behavior of Inconel 718 superalloy with particular emphasis on the microstructural evolution has been systematically investigated through tensile tests at the strain rate of 10-3 s-1 and the temperatures ranging from 1223 K to 1253 K (950 °C to 980 °C). Its elongations exceeded 300 pct under all of the experimental conditions and peaked a maximum value of 520 pct at 1223 K (950 °C). Moreover, the stress reached the top value at the strain of 0.3, and then declined until the tensile failure. In addition, we have found that the grain size reduced after deformation while the δ phase precipitation increased. Microstructural evolution during the superplasticity was characterized via transmission electron microscope, and the randomly distributed dislocation, dislocation network, dislocation arrays, low-angled subgrains, and high-angled recrystallized new grains were observed in sequence. These new grains were found to nucleate at the triple junction, twin boundary, and near the δ phase. Based on these results, it is deemed that the discontinuous dynamic recrystallization occurred as the main mechanism for the superplastic deformation of Inconel 718 alloy.

  6. Mechanical analysis of temperature impact on stability during superplastic tensile deformation

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    SONG; Yuquan; GUAN; Zhiping; WANG; Minghui; SONG; Jiawang

    2006-01-01

    Based on state equation that stress is the function of strain, strain-rate and temperature, the paper establishes the differential constitutive equation used for analyzing load-stability and the variational constitutive equation used for analyzing geometry-stability during superplastic tensile deformation, which contain strain hardening index, strain-rate sensitivity index, temperature sensitivity index introducted for the first time and temperature undulation index introducted for the first time in the paper. And then, based on the universal condition of plastic elementary theory, the paper analyzes load-stability and geometry-stability under continuously rising temperature and under the non-uniform temperature along the axes of specimen respectively. The results prove the impact of continuously rising speed and non-uniform value of temperature on deformation stability is that the faster temperature rises and the more non-uniform temperature is, the smaller the corresponding uniform strain of load-stability and geometry-stability are; strain hardening index is the necessary condition of stability during superplastic tensile deformation, and geometry-instability will not happen when load-instability occurs, but happen when uniform deformation has lasted after load-instability; in the superplastic temperature field, constant temperature is not necessary condition of superplasticitiy, but during the deformation, the slower temperature rises and the more uniform temperature is, the more stable deformation is.

  7. Influence of chemical bonding of chlorides with aluminates in cement hidratation process on corrosion steel bars in concrete

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    2010-01-01

    The presence of chlorides in concrete is a permanent subject of research because they cause corrosion of steel bars. Chlorides added to the concrete during preparation, as accelerators of the bonding of cement minerals process, enter into reaction with aluminates, creating a phase known as chloroaluminate hydrates. In everyday conditions the product of chemical bonding between chlorides and aluminates is usually monochloridealuminate C3A·CaCl2·Hx, better known as Friedel's salt. In this paper...

  8. Advantage of Semi-Processed Electrical Steels on Motor Applications%半工艺电工钢在电机中的应用优势

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    张晃清; 熊海芳

    2015-01-01

    介绍了半工艺钢相比全工艺钢的性能优势、成本优势和市场优势。分别测试了半工艺与全工艺电工钢的材料性能、铁心单位铁损、冲片涂层电阻,以及对应的电机综合性能,以验证半工艺电工钢在电机应用中的优势。%The performance-, cost- and market-advantage of the semi-processed steels compared with the full-processed steels were introduced. The material performance, iron core loss, interlamination resistance and the over-all motor performance of semi-processed and full-processed steels were respectively tested, in order to verify the application advantage of the semi-processed steels.

  9. Prediction of Maximum Section Flattening of Thin-walled Circular Steel Tube in Continuous Rotary Straightening Process

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    Zi-qian ZHANG

    2016-01-01

    Cross-sectional ovalization of thin-walled circular steel tube because of large plastic bending,also known as the Brazier effect,usually occurs during the initial stage of tube′s continuous rotary straightening process.The amount of ovalization,defined as maximal cross section flattening,is an important technical parameter in tube′s straightening process to control tube′s bending deformation and prevent buckling.However,for the lack of special analytical model,the maximal section flattening was determined in accordance with the specified charts developed by experienced operators on the basis of experimental data;thus,it was inevitable that the localized buckling might oc-cur during some actual straightening operations.New normal strain component formulas were derived based on the thin shell theory.Then,strain energy of thin-walled tube (per unit length)was obtained using the elastic-plastic the-ory.A rational model for predicting the maximal section flattening of the thin-walled circular steel tube under its straightening process was presented by the principle of minimum potential energy.The new model was validated by experiments and numerical simulations.The results show that the new model agrees well with the experiments and the numerical simulations with error of less than 10%.This new model was expected to find its potential application in thin-walled steel tube straightening machine design.

  10. Exploiting Process-Related Advantages of Selective Laser Melting for the Production of High-Manganese Steel

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    Christian Haase

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Metal additive manufacturing has strongly gained scientific and industrial importance during the last decades due to the geometrical flexibility and increased reliability of parts, as well as reduced equipment costs. Within the field of metal additive manufacturing methods, selective laser melting (SLM is an eligible technique for the production of fully dense bulk material with complex geometry. In the current study, we addressed the application of SLM for processing a high-manganese TRansformation-/TWinning-Induced Plasticity (TRIP/TWIP steel. The solidification behavior was analyzed by careful characterization of the as-built microstructure and element distribution using optical and scanning electron microscopy (SEM. In addition, the deformation behavior was studied using uniaxial tensile testing and SEM. Comparison with conventionally produced TRIP/TWIP steel revealed that elemental segregation, which is normally very pronounced in high-manganese steels and requires energy-intensive post processing, is reduced due to the high cooling rates during SLM. Also, the very fast cooling promoted ε- and α’-martensite formation prior to deformation. The superior strength and pronounced anisotropy of the SLM-produced material was correlated with the microstructure based on the process-specific characteristics.

  11. Exploiting Process-Related Advantages of Selective Laser Melting for the Production of High-Manganese Steel.

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    Haase, Christian; Bültmann, Jan; Hof, Jan; Ziegler, Stephan; Bremen, Sebastian; Hinke, Christian; Schwedt, Alexander; Prahl, Ulrich; Bleck, Wolfgang

    2017-01-11

    Metal additive manufacturing has strongly gained scientific and industrial importance during the last decades due to the geometrical flexibility and increased reliability of parts, as well as reduced equipment costs. Within the field of metal additive manufacturing methods, selective laser melting (SLM) is an eligible technique for the production of fully dense bulk material with complex geometry. In the current study, we addressed the application of SLM for processing a high-manganese TRansformation-/TWinning-Induced Plasticity (TRIP/TWIP) steel. The solidification behavior was analyzed by careful characterization of the as-built microstructure and element distribution using optical and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). In addition, the deformation behavior was studied using uniaxial tensile testing and SEM. Comparison with conventionally produced TRIP/TWIP steel revealed that elemental segregation, which is normally very pronounced in high-manganese steels and requires energy-intensive post processing, is reduced due to the high cooling rates during SLM. Also, the very fast cooling promoted ε- and α'-martensite formation prior to deformation. The superior strength and pronounced anisotropy of the SLM-produced material was correlated with the microstructure based on the process-specific characteristics.

  12. Heat Treatment Process of 20 Steel Drill Sleeve%20钢钻套热处理工艺

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    王道林

    2012-01-01

    According to the technical requirements of sleeve parts, 20 steel was chosen as the material of drill sleeve. The conventional heat treatment process of drill sleeve was improved, the new heat treatment process can short the time of heat treatment process, reduce the production cost, and greatly extend the working life of drilling sleeve.%根据钻套的技术要求,选用20钢作为钻套材料,对其常规热处理工艺进行改进,可缩短热处理工艺时间,降低生产成本,延长钻套的使用寿命.

  13. Comparison Between Different Processing Schedules for the Development of Ultrafine-Grained Dual-Phase Steel

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    Karmakar, Anish; Sivaprasad, S.; Nath, S. K.; Misra, R. D. K.; Chakrabarti, Debalay

    2014-05-01

    A comparative study was carried out on the development of ultrafine-grained dual-phase (DP) (ferrite-martensite) structures in a low-carbon microalloyed steel processed using two thermomechanical processing routes, (i) intercritical deformation and (ii) warm-deformation and intercritical annealing. The samples were deformed using Gleeble3500® simulator, maintaining a constant total strain ( ɛ = 1) and strain rate ( = 1/s). Evolution of microstructure and micro-texture was investigated by SEM, TEM, and EBSD. Ultrafine-grained DP structures could be formed by careful selection of deformation temperature, T def (for intercritical deformation) or annealing temperature, T anneal (for warm-deformation and annealing). Overall, the ferrite grain sizes ranged from 1.5 to 4.0 μm, and the sizes and fractions of the uniformly distributed fine-martensitic islands ranged from 1.5 to 3.0 μm and 15 to 45 pct, respectively. Dynamic strain-induced austenite-to-ferrite transformation followed by continuous (dynamic) recrystallization of the ferrite dictated the grain refinement during intercritical deformation, while, continuous (static) recrystallization by pronounced recovery dictated the grain refinement during the warm-deformation and the annealing. Regarding intercritical deformation, the samples cooled to T def indicated finer grain size compared with the samples heated to T def, which are explained in terms of the effects of strain partitioning on the ferrite and the heating during deformation. Alpha-fiber components dominated the texture in all the samples, and the fraction of high-angle boundaries (with >15 deg misorientation) increased with the increasing T def or T anneal, depending on the processing schedule. Fine carbide particles, microalloyed precipitates and austenitic islands played important roles in defining the mechanism of grain refinement that involved retarding conventional ferrite recrystallization and ferrite grain growth. With regard to the intercritical

  14. The Effect of the Production Process and Heat Processing Parameters on the Fatigue Strength of High-Grade Medium-Carbon Steel

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    T. Lipiński

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available The experimental material consisted of semi-finished products of high-grade, medium-carbon constructional steel with: manganese, chromium, nickel, molybdenum and boron. The experimental material consisted of steel products obtained in three metallurgical processes: electric and desulfurized (E, electric and desulfurized with argon-refined (EA and oxygen converter with vacuum degassed of steel (KP. The production process involved two melting technologies: in a 140-ton basic arc furnace with desulphurisation and argon refining variants, and in a 100-ton oxygen converter. Billet samples were collected to analyze: relative volume of impurities, microstructure and fatigue tests. The samples were quenched and austenitized at a temperature of 880oC for 30 minutes. They were then cooled in water and tempered by holding the sections at a temperature of 200, 300, 400, 500 and 600oC for 120 minutes and air-cooled. Fatigue tests were performed with the use of a rotary bending machine at a frequency of 6000 cpm. The results were statistical processed and presented in graphic form. This paper discusses the results of microstructural analyses, the distribution of the relative volume of impurities in different size ranges, the fatigue strength characteristics of different production processes, the average number of sample- damaging cycles and the average values of the fatigue strength coefficient for various heat processing options.

  15. A facile electrodeposition process to fabricate corrosion-resistant superhydrophobic surface on carbon steel

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    Fan, Yi [State Key Lab of Oil and Gas Reservoir Geology and Exploitation (Southwest Petroleum University), Rd. 8, Xindu District, Chengdu City, Sichuan Province 610500 (China); School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Southwest Petroleum University, Chengdu City, Sichuan Province 610500 (China); He, Yi, E-mail: chemheyi@swpu.edu.cn [State Key Lab of Oil and Gas Reservoir Geology and Exploitation (Southwest Petroleum University), Rd. 8, Xindu District, Chengdu City, Sichuan Province 610500 (China); School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Southwest Petroleum University, Chengdu City, Sichuan Province 610500 (China); Luo, Pingya, E-mail: luopy@swpu.edu.cn [State Key Lab of Oil and Gas Reservoir Geology and Exploitation (Southwest Petroleum University), Rd. 8, Xindu District, Chengdu City, Sichuan Province 610500 (China); Chen, Xi; Liu, Bo [School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Southwest Petroleum University, Chengdu City, Sichuan Province 610500 (China)

    2016-04-15

    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • A facile fabrication of superhydrophobic film was obtained on carbon steel. • Composition of superhydrophobic film is iron palmitate. • The film exhibits excellent chemical stability and good self-cleaning effect. • Corrosion of C45 steel is significantly inhibited with superhydrophobic surface. - Abstract: Superhydrophobic Fe film with hierarchical micro/nano papillae structures is prepared on C45 steel surface by one-step electrochemical method. The superhydrophobic surface was measured with a water contact angle of 160.5 ± 0.5° and a sliding angle of 2 ± 0.5°. The morphology of the fabricated surface film was characterized by field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), and the surface structure seems like accumulated hierarchical micro-nano scaled particles. Furthermore, according to the results of Fourier transform infrared spectra (FT-IR) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), the chemical composition of surface film was iron complex with organic acid. Besides, the electrochemical measurements showed that the superhydrophobic surface improved the corrosion resistance of carbon steel in 3.5 wt.% NaCl solution significantly. The superhydrophobic layer can perform as a barrier and provide a stable air–liquid interface which inhibit penetration of corrosive medium. In addition, the as-prepared steel exhibited an excellent self-cleaning ability that was not favor to the accumulation of contaminants.

  16. Influence of processing parameters on lattice parameters in laser deposited tool alloy steel

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    Sun, G.F., E-mail: gfsun82@gmail.com [Center for Laser-Aided Intelligent Manufacturing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109 (United States); School of Mechanical Engineering, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, 212013 (China); Bhattacharya, S. [Center for Laser-Aided Intelligent Manufacturing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109 (United States); Dinda, G.P.; Dasgupta, A. [Center for Advanced Technologies, Focus: Hope, Detroit, MI, 48238 (United States); Mazumder, J. [Center for Laser-Aided Intelligent Manufacturing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109 (United States)

    2011-06-15

    Highlights: {yields} Orientation relationships among phases in the DMD are given. {yields} Martensite lattice parameters increased with laser specific energy. {yields} Austenite lattice parameters decreased with laser specific energy. - Abstract: Laser aided direct metal deposition (DMD) has been used to form AISI 4340 steel coating on the AISI 4140 steel substrate. The microstructural property of the DMD coating was analyzed by means of scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy and X-ray diffractometry. Microhardness of the DMD was measured with a Vickers microhardness tester. Results indicate that DMD can be used to form dense AISI 4340 steel coatings on AISI 4140 steel substrate. The DMD coating is mainly composed of martensite and retained austenite. Consecutive thermal cycles have a remarkable effect on the microstructure of the plan view of the DMD coating and on the corresponding microhardness distribution. Orientation relationships among austenite, martensite and cementite in the DMD coating followed the ones in conventional heat treated steels. As the laser specific energy decreased, cooling rate increased, and martensite peaks broadened and shifted to a lower Bragg's angle. Also martensite lattice parameters increased and austenite lattice parameters decreased due to the above parameter change.

  17. Effect of Induction Heat Bending Process on the Properties of ASME SA106 Gr. C Carbon Steel Pipes

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    Kim, Ki Tae; Kim, Young Sik [Andong National University, Andong (Korea, Republic of); Chang, Hyun Young; Oh, Young Jin [KEPCO Engineering and Construction Company, Seongnam (Korea, Republic of); Sung, Gi Ho [R and D Center, Busan (Korea, Republic of)

    2015-04-15

    Recently, the bending process is greatly applied to fabricate the pipe line. Bending process can reduce welding joints and then decrease the number of inspection. Thus, the maintenance cost will be reduced. Induction heat bending process is composed of bending deformation by repeated local heat and cooling. By this thermal process, corrosion properties and microstructure can be affected. This work focused on the effect of induction heating bending process on the properties of ASME SA106 Gr. C low carbon steel pipes. Microstructure analysis, hardness measurements, and immersion corrosion test were performed for base metal and bended area including extrados, intrados, crown up, and down parts. Microstructure was analyzed using an optical microscope and SEM. Hardness was measured using a Rockwell B scale. Induction heat bending process has influenced upon the size and distribution of ferrite and pearlite phases which were transformed into finer structure than those of base metal. Even though the fine microstructure, every bent area showed a little lower hardness than that of base metal. It is considered that softening by the bending process may be arisen. Except of I2, intrados area, the others showed a similar corrosion rate to that of base metal. But even relatively high rate of intrados area was very low and acceptable. Therefore, it is judged that induction heat bending process didn't affect boric acid corrosion behaviour of carbon steel.

  18. 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.

  19. Numerical Modelling Of The Strengthening Process Of Steel-Concrete Composite Beams

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    Szewczyk Piotr

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the numerical modelling of strengthening a steel-concrete composite beam. The main assumption is that the strengthening is not the effect of the state of a failure of a structure, but it resulted from the need to increase the load-bearing capacity and stiffness of the structure (for example: due to a change in the use of the object. The expected solution is strengthening without the necessity to completely unload the structures (to reduce the scope of works, the cost of modernization and to shorten the time. The problem is presented on the example of a composite beam which was strengthened through welding a steel plate to the lower flange of the steel beam. The paper describes how energy parameters are used to evaluate the efficiency of structures’ strengthening and proposes an appropriate solution.

  20. Significance of the  phase for the erosive wear process of the duplex cast steel

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    Z. Stradomski

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available The work presents a possibility of increasing the tribological properties of the ferritic-austenitic cast steel (the so called duplex cast steel of GX2CrNiMoCu25-6-3-3 grade by taking an advantage of the mechanism of precipitation strengthening with the σ phase arisen due to the eutectoidal ferrite decomposition. The examinations have been held using specimens cut out of both a massive casting (an impeller of about one-ton mass and a thin-walled casting (of the wall thickness about 2 mm. The huge impeller has been made of cast steel containing 0.09% of carbon (i.e. exceeding the demands of the current standard, while the thin-walled casting has been of cast steel withextremely low carbon content (0.024% due to applying the input material of a great purity. Employing the moulding material withalkaline phenolic binder hardened with CO2 and using the zirconia coating has allowed for achieving about 20% fraction of σ phase in the as-cast state of the casting. An increase in σ phase fraction in the structure of duplex cast steel results in improving the abrasive wear resistance of the material. It should be stressed that despite the high fraction of the σ phase in the material, the crack-free castings have been obtained. An addition of copper has made possible producing the high-quality thin-walled (as for cast steel castings of smoothsurfaces. No defects (including shrinkage porosity have been found.

  1. Effect of processing routes in a multi-pass continuous hybrid process on mechanical properties, microstructure, and texture evolutions of low-carbon steel wires

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    Hwang, Sun Kwang; Baek, Hyun Moo; Joo, Ho Seon; Im, Yong-Taek

    2015-03-01

    In this work, a multi-pass continuous hybrid (CH) process was experimentally applied with up to five passes with three processing routes, A, Bc, and C, to check the practicality of the processing routes and investigate their effect on the mechanical properties, microstructure, and texture evolutions of low-carbon steel wires. According to the present investigation, the wires processed by the 5th pass CH process with route A showed the highest ultimate tensile strength value (762 MPa) compared to those for routes Bc (718 MPa) and C (720 MPa), respectively. Based on the compression test results, the CH processed wire showed good workability when the aspect ratio was smaller than 2.4 for all the processing routes. According to the microstructure and texture evolutions, the grain sizes of the 5th pass CH processed wires decreased for all the processing routes than that of the initial specimen, and the wires showed mixed texture distribution of shear and drawing texture components. From the present investigation, it was concluded that the processing routes of the CH process could strongly affect the microstructure and texture evolutions, resulting in changes of the mechanical properties and workability of the low-carbon steel wires.

  2. Corrosion resistance of various bio-films deposited on austenitic cast steel casted by lost-wax process and in gypsum mould

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    J. Gawroński

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available This work is the next of a series concerning the improvement of austenitic cast steel utility predicted for use in implantology for complicated long term implants casted by lost-wax process and in gypsum mould. Austenitic cast steel possess chemical composition of AISI 316L medical steel used for implants. In further part of present work investigated cast steel indicated as AISI 316L medical steel. Below a results of electrochemical corrosion resistance of carbon layer and bi-layer of carbon/HAp deposited on AISI 316L researches are presented. Coatings were manufactured by RF PACVD and PLD methods respectively. Obtained results, unequivocally indicates on the improvement of this type of corrosion resistance by substrate material with as deposited carbon layer. While bi-layer of carbon/HAp are characterized by very low corrosion resistance.

  3. Microstructure Evolution and Precipitation Behavior of 0Cr16Ni5Mo Martensitic Stainless Steel during Tempering Process

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    Wu-hua YUAN; Xue-hui GONG; Yong-qing SUN; Jian-xiong LIANG

    2016-01-01

    The microstructure,morphology of precipitates and retained austenite and the volume fraction of retained austenite in 0Cr1 6Ni5Mo stainless steel during the tempering process were analyzed using optical microscope (OM), transmission electron microscope (TEM),X-ray diffraction (XRD)and scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM).The results show that the microstructure of the tempered steel is mainly composed of tempered martens-ite,retained austenite,and delta ferrite.In the case of samples tempered from 500 to 700 ℃,the precipitates are mainly M23 C6 ,which precipitate along the lath martensite boundaries.The precipitate content increases with the tempering temperature.During the tempering process,the content of retained austenite initially increases and then decreases,the maximum content of retained austenite being 29 vol.% upon tempering at 600 ℃.TEM analysis of the tested steel reveals two morphology types of retained austenite.One is thin film-like retained austenite that exists along the martensite lath boundary.The other is blocky austenite located on packet at the boundary and the original austenite grain boundary.To further understand the stability of reversed austenite,the Ni content in reversed austen-ite was measured using STEM.Results show a significant difference in nickel concentrations between reversed aus-tenite and martensite.

  4. Plasma nitriding process by direct current glow discharge at low temperature increasing the thermal diffusivity of AISI 304 stainless steel

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    Prandel, L. V.; Somer, A.; Assmann, A.; Camelotti, F.; Costa, G.; Bonardi, C.; Jurelo, A. R.; Rodrigues, J. B.; Cruz, G. K. [Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa, Grupo de Espectroscopia Optica e Fotoacustica de Materiais, Departamento de Fisica, Av. Carlos Cavalcanti, 4748, CEP 84030-900, Ponta Grossa, PR (Brazil)

    2013-02-14

    This work reports for the first time on the use of the open photoacoustic cell technique operating at very low frequencies and at room temperature to experimentally determine the thermal diffusivity parameter of commercial AISI304 stainless steel and AISI304 stainless steel nitrided samples. Complementary measurements of X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy were also performed. The results show that in standard AISI 304 stainless steel samples the thermal diffusivity is (4.0 {+-} 0.3) Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -6} m{sup 2}/s. After the nitriding process, the thermal diffusivity increases to the value (7.1 {+-} 0.5) Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -6} m{sup 2}/s. The results are being associated to the diffusion process of nitrogen into the surface of the sample. Carrying out subsequent thermal treatment at 500 Degree-Sign C, the thermal diffusivity increases up to (12.0 {+-} 2) Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -6} m{sup 2}/s. Now the observed growing in the thermal diffusivity must be related to the change in the phases contained in the nitrided layer.

  5. The Optimization of Process Parameters and Microstructural Characterization of Fiber Laser Welded Dissimilar HSLA and MART Steel Joints

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    Celalettin Yuce

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Nowadays, environmental impact, safety and fuel efficiency are fundamental issues for the automotive industry. These objectives are met by using a combination of different types of steels in the auto bodies. Therefore, it is important to have an understanding of how dissimilar materials behave when they are welded. This paper presents the process parameters’ optimization procedure of fiber laser welded dissimilar high strength low alloy (HSLA and martensitic steel (MART steel using a Taguchi approach. The influence of laser power, welding speed and focal position on the mechanical and microstructural properties of the joints was determined. The optimum parameters for the maximum tensile load-minimum heat input were predicted, and the individual significance of parameters on the response was evaluated by ANOVA results. The optimum levels of the process parameters were defined. Furthermore, microstructural examination and microhardness measurements of the selected welds were conducted. The samples of the dissimilar joints showed a remarkable microstructural change from nearly fully martensitic in the weld bead to the unchanged microstructure in the base metals. The heat affected zone (HAZ region of joints was divided into five subzones. The fusion zone resulted in an important hardness increase, but the formation of a soft zone in the HAZ region.

  6. On the nucleation and dissolution process of Z-phase Cr(V,Nb)N in martensitic 12%Cr steels

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    Danielsen, Hilmar Kjartansson; Hald, John

    2009-01-01

    Precipitation of large Z-phase particles, Cr(V,Nb)N, replacing fine MX nitrides, (V,Nb)N, has recently been identified as a major cause of premature breakdown in long-term creep strength of a number of new 9–12%Cr martensitic steels. The Z-phase precipitates slowly during long-term exposure...... at around 650 ◦C accelerated by high Cr content in the steels. It appears that the nucleation process controls the precipitation rate of Z-phase. A 12%Cr steel, which had precipitated Z-phase during long-term operation at 660 ◦C/12,000 h, was further heat treated in order to investigate the dissolution...... and reappearance processes for the Z-phase. In both cases it appears that Z-phase and MXphase are in physical contact and have a preferred crystallographic orientation relationship. The proposed nucleation mechanism is a chromium diffusion controlled transformation of MX into Z-phase, which explains the rather low...

  7. Correlation between thermal and mechanical properties of hardened steel treated by nitriding process

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    Ghrib, T; Yacoubi, N, E-mail: taher.ghrib@yahoo.f [Photothermal Laboratory, I PEIN, 8000 Nabeul (Tunisia)

    2010-03-01

    In this work we have studied the nitriding effect for the 42CrMo4 steel on the evolution of their thermal and mechanical properties. The thermal properties are determined by the 'Photothermal Deflection technique' method. It was shown that the thermal conductivity as well as the thermal diffusivity decreases if the nitrogen fraction in steel increases conversely the microhardness increases with the growth of the nitrogen rate. After, we have correlated the thermal and mechanical properties with an empirical equation that permits to determine the microhardness without its measure.

  8. THE POSSIBILITIES OF CO2 EMISSION REDUCTION IN THE PROCESS OF STEEL CHARGE HEATING THROUGH THE SELECTION OF HEATING RATE

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    Barbara Halusiak

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available The reduction of carbon dioxide emission is an important aspect of the economic policy of each country. Institutions promoting environmental protection seek to reduce the level of greenhouse gas emissions. One of the main emitters of harmful gases to the atmosphere is the steelmaking sector. The heating technology used in metallurgical works contributes to the amount of emitted carbon dioxide that forms as a result of the loss of steel and the combustion of fuel, whose thermal energy is used during the course of the charge heating process in the heating furnace. Achieving the imposed ecological targets by not exceeding the specified emission level is possible by implementing appropriate pollutant emission reducing technologies in the metallurgical industry. Based on numerical computation results, the effect of heating rate on the emission of carbon dioxide has been determined in the paper. This study demonstrates that by selecting the appropriate steel charge heating technology the emissions of greenhouse gases can be substantially reduced.

  9. Effect of Multipass Friction Stir Processing on Mechanical and Corrosion Behavior of 2507 Super Duplex Stainless Steel

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    Mishra, M. K.; Gunasekaran, G.; Rao, A. G.; Kashyap, B. P.; Prabhu, N.

    2016-12-01

    The microstructure, mechanical properties, and corrosion behavior of 2507 super duplex stainless steel after multipass friction stir processing (FSP) were examined. A significant refinement in grain size of both ferrite and austenite was observed in stir zone resulting in improved yield and tensile strength. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and anodic polarization studies in 3.5 wt.% NaCl solution showed nobler corrosion characteristics with increasing number of FSP passes. This was evident from the decrease in corrosion current density, decrease in passive current density, and increase in polarization resistance. Also, the decrease in density of defects, based on Mott-Schottky analysis, further confirms the improvement in corrosion resistance of 2507 super duplex stainless steel after multipass FSP.

  10. Possibility of utilizing water-atomized Fe-Ni-Mo steel powder as base materials for warm compaction process

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    2001-01-01

    Water-atomized Fe-Ni-Mo steel powder, was utilized as base powder for designing powder mixtures for warm pressing The warm pressing and sintering behaviours of the powder mixtures were studied. The results show that, compared with the pressing at room temperature, the green density gain by warm pressing is within a range of 0.10-0.19 g/cm3 and reduction in spring back is 30%-40% of the ambient, and maximum green density of 7.32 g′cm3 at 735 MPa is obtained as the graphite mass fraction is 0.8%. It was found than sintered densities of the compacts were reduced slightly due to releasing of elastic stress stored in the compacts during sintering. The warm pressing of steel powders gives evidence for substituting the traditional double pressing and double sintering process.

  11. FEM Simulation of Effect of Process Parameters on Static Recrystallization in 60SiMnA Spring Steel

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    Jiahe AI; Tongchun ZHAO; Huiju GAO; Xishan XIE

    2004-01-01

    Two-dimensional rigid-plastic finite element method (FEM) was used for simulation of the effect of process parameters on the static recrystallization of 60SiMnA spring steel using MARC/AutoForge 3.1 software. A thermo-mechanical coupled analysis was conducted considering the heat transfer between the workpiece, the roll and the environment, and the heat generation due to plastic work. The static recrystallization laws under different processing conditions and the predicted distribution of the static recrystallization volume fraction on the deformation cross section are presented.

  12. Corrosion And Thermal Processing In Cold Gas Dynamic Spray Deposited Austenitic Stainless Steel Coatings

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    2016-06-01

    testing cell . Source: [56]. ............................................................................................................68  Figure 36...for galvanic corrosion [26]. This is shown schematically in Figure 3. 7 Figure 3. Schematic mechanism of pitting corrosion. Source: [29]. The...here is corrosion resistance. The chromium carbide precipitate can form a galvanic couple with the surrounding steel and the depletion of chromium in

  13. Optimization of the Process of Carburizing and Heat Treatment of Low-Carbon Martensitic Steels

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    Ivanov, A. S.; Greben'kov, S. K.; Bogdanova, M. V.

    2016-05-01

    Steel 24Kh2G2NMFB is studied after carburizing and different heat treatments. The hardness and microhardness of the surface layer and of the matrix are measured. The content of retained austenite is determined by the method of x-ray diffraction analysis. Heat treatment modes improving the structure of the surface layer after carburizing are suggested.

  14. Electrochemical activity of heavy metal oxides in the process of chloride induced corrosion of steel reinforcement

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    V Živica

    2002-10-01

    The influence of heavy metal oxides on the chloride induced corrosion of steel reinforcement in concrete was studied. Significant inhibition and stimulation of chloride induced corrosion have been observed. Basicity and acidity of the relevant metal ions, and their ability to form complexes are considered as the main factors of the observed effects.

  15. High-strain-rate superplasticity in oxide ceramics: a trial of microstructural design based on creep-cavitation mechanisms

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    Keijiro HIRAGA; Byung-Nam KIM; Koji MORITA; Hidehiro YOSHIDA; Yoshio SAKKA; Masaaki TABUCHI

    2011-01-01

    From existing knowledge about high-temperature cavitation mechanisms, necessary conditions were discussed for the suppression of cavitation failure during superplastic deformation in ceramic materials. The discussion, where special attention was placed on the relaxation of stress concentrations during grain-boundary sliding and cavity nucleation and growth, leaded to a conclusion that cavitation failure could be retarded by the simultaneous controlling of the initial grain size, the number of residual defects,diffusivity, dynamic grain growth and the homogeneity of microstructure. On the basis of this conclusion, high-strain-rate superplasticity (defined as superplasticity at a strain rate higher than 0.01 s-1) could be intentionally attained in some oxide ceramic materials. This was shown in tetragonal zirconia and composites consisting of zirconia, α-alumina and a spinel phase.

  16. Effect of electric current pulse on grain growth in superplastic deformation of 2091 Al-Li alloy

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    刘志义; 许晓嫦; 崔建忠

    2003-01-01

    The effect of electric current pulse on the grain growth in the superplastic deformation of 2091 Al-Li alloy was investigated. Optical metallographic microstructure observation and average linear intercept measuring results show that at same strain, the grain size in the superplastic deformation loaded with electric current pulse is smaller than that unemploying electric current pulse, and so does the grain growth rate. TEM observation shows that the dislocation density at grain boundary in the superplastic deformation applied with electric current pulse is lower than that unemploying electric current pulse.It indicates that electric current pulse increases the rate of dislocation slip and climb in grain boundary, which leads to a decrease of both the density of the dislocation slipping across grain boundary at same strain rate and the driving force for grain growth, therefore the rate of grain growth decreases.The established model for grain growth shows an exponential relation of grain size with strain.

  17. Inclusion Variations of Hot Working Die Steel H13 in Refining Process

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    LIU Jiamhua; WANG Guo-xuan; BAO Yan-ping; YANG Yan; YAO Wei; CUI Xiao-ning

    2012-01-01

    Inclusion variations of die steel H13, including changes of species, morphologies, compositions, amounts and sizes, in the production of EAF-LF--VD-ingot casting-electro slag refining (ESR) procedure, were investi- gated by systematic sampling, and analyzed with scanning electron microscope (SEM), energy dispersive spectrum (EDS) , and metallographic microscope. The variation mechanism was studied by comprehensive analysis of total oxygen, nitrogen, and acid soluble aluminum as well as chemical test of refining slag. Based on the investigations, technical measures for cleanness improvement were discussed. The resuhs show that oxide inclusions in H13 steel change from irregular Al2O3- near globular CaO-MgO-Al2O3 and CaO-Al2O3-SiO2 complex inclusions-finer CaO- Al2O3-SiO2 inclusions with higher CaO content-CaO-Al2O3-SiO2 inclusions with higher Al2O3 content and irregular MgO-AI203 inclusions--fine irregular MgO-Al2O3-CaS inclusions in various steps of the production; the variations are related with changes of acid soluble aluminum content, reactions between slag and steel, re-oxidation of liquid steel during casting, and refining of ESR. It is also found that Al2O3 inclusions are modified by refining slag in LF and VD refining~ and ESR plays a good role in inclusion removal, especially in controlling the large linear VC-CrC- MoC inclusions distributed in grain boundaries. It is suggested that casting protection should be improved, and the basicity of refining slag and acid soluble aluminum content in steel should be raised.

  18. A process model for the heat-affected zone microstructure evolution in duplex stainless steel weldments: Part I. the model

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    Hemmer, H.; Grong, Ø.

    1999-11-01

    The present investigation is concerned with modeling of the microstructure evolution in duplex stainless steels under thermal conditions applicable to welding. The important reactions that have been modeled are the dissolution of austenite during heating, subsequent grain growth in the delta ferrite regime, and finally, the decomposition of the delta ferrite to austenite during cooling. As a starting point, a differential formulation of the underlying diffusion problem is presented, based on the internal-state variable approach. These solutions are later manipulated and expressed in terms of the Scheil integral in the cases where the evolution equation is separable or can be made separable by a simple change of variables. The models have then been applied to describe the heat-affected zone microstructure evolution during both thick-plate and thin-plate welding of three commercial duplex stainless steel grades: 2205, 2304, and 2507. The results may conveniently be presented in the form of novel process diagrams, which display contours of constant delta ferrite grain size along with information about dissolution and reprecipitation of austenite for different combinations of weld input energy and peak temperature. These diagrams are well suited for quantitative readings and illustrate, in a condensed manner, the competition between the different variables that lead to structural changes during welding of duplex stainless steels.

  19. Thermal Behavior of an HSLA Steel and the Impact in Phase Transformation: Submerged Arc Welding (SAW) Process Approach to Pipelines

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    Costa, P. S.; Reyes-Valdés, F. A.; Saldaña-Garcés, R.; Delgado, E. R.; Salinas-Rodríguez, A.

    Heat input during welding metal fusion generates different transformations, such as grain growth, hydrogen cracking, and the formation of brittle structures, generally associated with the heat-affected zone (HAZ). For this reason, it is very important to know the behavior of this area before welding. This paper presents a study of the thermal behavior and its effect on phase transformations in the HAZ, depending on cooling rates (0.1-200 °C/s) to obtain continuous cooling transformation (CCT) curves for an high-strength low-alloy (HSLA) steel. In order to determine the formed phases, optical microscopy and Vickers microhardness measurement were used. The experimental CCT curve was obtained from an HSLA steel, and the results showed that, with the used cooling conditions, the steel did not provide formation of brittle structures. Therefore, it is unlikely that welds made by submerged arc welding (SAW) may lead to hydrogen embrittlement in the HAZ, which is one of the biggest problems of cracking in gas conduction pipelines. In addition, with these results, it will be possible to control the microstructure to optimize the pipe fabrication with SAW process in industrial plants.

  20. Improvement of in-line process in high frequency welded steel pipe mill using advance tube tracking system

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    Babakri, Khalid Ali [Saudi Steel Pipe Company, Dammam, (Saudi Arabia)

    2010-07-01

    The Saudi Steel Pipe Company has designed and implemented a new automated tube tracking system. This paper reported, based on practical experience, the improvement of the in-line process control in high frequency induction (HFI) welded steel pipe mill using this new advance in automated the tube tracking system (TTS). The TTS provides helps in quality control inspection stations (in-process inspection, flattening test, offline ultrasonic, final inspection). For example, the QC inspector at the in-process station is able to choose any tube from the running coil and carry out visual and dimensional inspections. The results will be automatically updated in the TTS. This new system is also integrated with the continuous electronic process control (CEPC) system where the welding and annealing parameters are recorded and linked to each produced coil. It is found that the implementation of the advanced TTS has improved in-line process control on the shop floor. The results showed an increase in productivity and a reduction of operation cost.

  1. Effect of thermomechanical processing on microstructure, texture, and anisotropy in two Nb microalloyed steels

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    Akbarzadeh, Abbas

    The process parameters that affect the anisotropy of mechanical properties of two Nb microalloyed linepipe steels (grades X-70 and X-80) were examined by controlled rolling and accelerated cooling on a pilot mill. The rolling schedules were first simulated by multi-pass torsion testing so as to determine the critical temperatures, such as Tsbnr and Arsb3. Using the torsion test results, two finish rolling temperatures were chosen so as to be above and below the Asb3 (in the gamma + alpha region). Two reheat temperatures were selected to study the effect of prior austenite grain size. The properties of air cooled samples are compared with those of specimens cooled at two different rates; in each case, cooling was interrupted at one of three different temperatures. The textures were measured by x-ray diffractometry and are presented in the form of ODF plots and skeleton lines. The yield strengths were measured by carrying out tensile tests along directions inclined at increasing angles to the rolling direction. The state of the pancaked austenite before transformation was characterized in terms of the effective interfacial area. It is shown that this parameter determines the sharpness of the transformation texture because it accounts for both the amount of pancaking strain applied to the austenite before transformation and the austenite grain size. Another important factor affecting texture development during transformation is the rate of cooling, as it determines the dislocation density present on each active slip system. The results of hardness testing, texture measurement, and mechanical testing showed that a moderate cooling rate and a medium cooling interruption temperature lead to the best combination of a fine microstructure and a desirable texture. It is shown that accelerated cooling increases both the yield strength and the planar anisotropy of the yield strength, the latter property rising to a maximum in the samples associated with the lowest cooling

  2. Microstructural features and microhardness of Fe-Mo-Nb-V-C low-carbon steel processed by high-pressure torsion: The significance of the initial structural state

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    Maier, Galina; Astafurova, Elena; Melnikov, Eugene; Naydenkin, Eugene; Smirnov, Alexander; Bataev, Vladimir; Dobatkin, Sergey

    2016-11-01

    The effect of the initial heat treatment (quenching or tempering) of low-carbon steel (Fe-Mo-Nb-V-C) on special features of the ultrafine-grained structure and microhardness produced by high-pressure torsion was investigated. High-pressure torsion promotes the more apparent refinement of structural elements of the steel (dpr = 55 nm for the quenched state and 74 nm for the tempered state) and an increase in structural homogeneity of microhardness of quenched specimens in comparison with tempered ones. Experimental results reveal a high significance of the initial structural state for the final deformation-processed microstructure and microhardness (radial distribution) of steel specimens.

  3. Characterization of Sludge from the Process of Steel Tubes Chemical Treatment for Hot Galvanizing

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    Sofilić, U.

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Inadequate industrial waste management in Croatia is reflected in the non-sanitary waste disposal, low recycling levels, negligible share of waste processing technologies, insufficient control of its flows, etc.Generated industrial wastes are most frequently disposed of at producers’ own, mostly illegal landfills. There are many such landfills on the Croatian territory, and the disposed types of waste often include those that can be hazardous and represent a considerable source of environmental pollution.Past waste management in all industrial branches can be characterized in this way, which at the same time may result in the harmful impact on human health and the environment. It also represents economic loss due to low utilisation of material and energy potential of some industrial wastes. The metallurgical industry collects its production waste separately. Only a part of the generated waste is returned to the production process and some waste is occasionally used by other industries as secondary raw materials, but the largest part of it ends at producers' own landfills on site. Hazardous wastes (dust containing heavy metals, waste oils etc. are mostly disposed of in a controlled and lawful manner. Past handling of metallurgical waste was unacceptable both from the environmental and economic point of view. Therefore a systematic resolving of this important issue was initiated at the beginning of this decade. Sisak Steelworks galvanized steel pipes in the hot-dip galvanizing procedure by immersing in molten zinc. Between 1970 and 2000 Sisak Steelworks produced approximately 900 000 tonnes of galvanized pipes this way and generated around 70 000 m3 of neutralisation sludge, which was subsequently disposed of in the landfill on site. The paper presents the results of examination of physical-chemical properties of neutralisation sludge generated as waste material in the process of neutralisation of waste sulphate acid bath used in Sisak

  4. Microstructure and Eutectic Carbide Morphology of the High Speed Steel Strips Produced by Twin Roll Strip Casting Process

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    Hongshuang DI; Xiaoming ZHANG; Guodong WANG; Xianghua LIU

    2003-01-01

    The M2 high-speed steel strip was produced by using the laboratory scale twin roll strip caster. The microstructureand eutectic carbide morphology of thus produced products were observed and analyzed, and the comparison ofthose with conventional products was carried out. The effects of the processing parameters such as the meltingtemperature, the pouring temperature, rolling speed and separating force on the microstructure and eutectic carbidemorphology and their distribution were analyzed. The spheroidizing process of the strips in the annealing process wasinvestigated. The relations between the growth and spheroidizing of the eutectic carbide and the annealing technologywere obtained, and the mechanism of the twin roll strip casting process improving the eutectic carbide spheroidizingwas discussed. The theoretical instruction for determining the subsequent treatment process was provided.

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

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    Liapis, Ioannis; Papayianni, Ioanna

    2015-01-01

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

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

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

    2006-01-01

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

  7. Parametric Optimization Of Gas Metal Arc Welding Process By Using Grey Based Taguchi Method On Aisi 409 Ferritic Stainless Steel

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    Ghosh, Nabendu; Kumar, Pradip; Nandi, Goutam

    2016-10-01

    Welding input process parameters play a very significant role in determining the quality of the welded joint. Only by properly controlling every element of the process can product quality be controlled. For better quality of MIG welding of Ferritic stainless steel AISI 409, precise control of process parameters, parametric optimization of the process parameters, prediction and control of the desired responses (quality indices) etc., continued and elaborate experiments, analysis and modeling are needed. A data of knowledge - base may thus be generated which may be utilized by the practicing engineers and technicians to produce good quality weld more precisely, reliably and predictively. In the present work, X-ray radiographic test has been conducted in order to detect surface and sub-surface defects of weld specimens made of Ferritic stainless steel. The quality of the weld has been evaluated in terms of yield strength, ultimate tensile strength and percentage of elongation of the welded specimens. The observed data have been interpreted, discussed and analyzed by considering ultimate tensile strength ,yield strength and percentage elongation combined with use of Grey-Taguchi methodology.

  8. Hot Deformation and Processing Window Optimization of a 70MnSiCrMo Carbide-Free Bainitic Steel

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    Han, Ying; Sun, Yu; Zhang, Wei; Chen, Hua

    2017-01-01

    The hot deformation behavior of a high carbon carbide-free bainitic steel was studied through isothermal compression tests that were performed on a Gleeble-1500D thermal mechanical simulator at temperatures of 1223–1423 K and strain rates of 0.01–5 s−1. The flow behavior, constitutive equations, dynamic recrystallization (DRX) characteristics, and processing map were respectively analyzed in detail. It is found that the flow stress increases with increasing the strain rate and decreases with increasing the temperature, and the single-peak DRX can be easily observed at high temperatures and/or low strain rates. The internal relationship between the flow stress and processing parameters was built by the constitutive equations embracing a parameter of Z/A, where the activation energy for hot deformation is 351.539 kJ/mol and the stress exponent is 4.233. In addition, the DRX evolution and the critical conditions for starting DRX were discussed. Then the model of the DRX volume fraction was developed with satisfied predictability. Finally, the processing maps at different strains were constructed according to the dynamic material model. The safety domains and flow instability regions were identified. The best processing parameters of this steel are within the temperature range of 1323–1423 K and strain rate range of 0.06–1 s−1. PMID:28772678

  9. Optimization strategy in end milling process for high speed machining of hardened die/mold steel

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    2006-01-01

    An optimization strategy for high speed machining of hardened die/mold steel based on machining feature analysis was studied. It is a further extension of the previously presented study on the thermal mechanism of end milling and constant cutting force control. An objective function concerning machining cost and associated optimization algorithm based on machining time and cutting length calculation was proposed. Constraints to satisfy specific machining strategies when high speed machining the hardened die/mold steel, trochoid tool path pattern in slot end milling to avoid over-heat and feed rate adaptation to avoid over-load, were also discussed.As a case study, the tool selection problem when machining a die part with multiple machining features was investigated.

  10. The analysis of the steel deoxidation process in a vacuum installation

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    Ardelean, E.; Socalici, A.; Ardelean, M.; Şerban, S.; Vătăşescu, M.

    2017-01-01

    The oxygen is an element which has adversely affect to the steel quality because it causes embrittlement at high temperature, evidenced by the increased susceptibility on overheating and the appearance of cracks during deformation plastic, respectively by determining the appearance of the gas holes during castings solidification of products. As a result from a technological point of view, in industrial practice shall be adopted a series of measures that are intended to ensure a low oxygen content (recommended below 40ppm). The paper presents a few practical data taken from the industry in relation to the manner in which it is influenced the content of oxygen according with the vacuum parameters and the steel temperature. The resulting correlations, presented in both form graphical and analytical, are a real benefit to the industry, so can be determined a parameter depending on the other two.

  11. Friction Characteristics of Nitrided Layers on AISI 430 Ferritic Stainless Steel Obtained by Various Nitriding Processes

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    Hakan AYDIN

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available The influence of plasma, gas and salt-bath nitriding techniques on the friction coefficient of AISI 430 ferritic stainless steel was studied in this paper. Samples were plasma nitrided in 80 % N2 + 20 % H2 atmosphere at 450 °C and 520 °C for 8 h at a pressure of 2 mbar, gas nitrided in NH3 and CO2 atmosphere at 570 °C for 13 h and salt-bath nitrided in a cyanide-cyanate salt-bath at 570 °C for 1.5 h. Characterisation of nitrided layers on the ferritic stainless steel was carried out by means of microstructure, microhardness, surface roughness and friction coefficient measurements. Friction characteristics of the nitrided layers on the 430 steel were investigated using a ball-on-disc friction-wear tester with a WC-Co ball as the counter-body under dry sliding conditions. Analysis of wear tracks was carried out by scanning electron microscopy. Maximum hardness and maximum case depth were achieved on the plasma nitrided sample at 520 ºC for 8 h. The plasma and salt-bath nitriding techniques significantly decreased the average surface roughness of the 430 ferritic stainless steel. The friction test results showed that the salt-bath nitrided layer had better friction-reducing ability than the other nitrided layers under dry sliding conditions. Furthermore, the friction characteristic of the plasma nitrided layer at 520 ºC was better than that of the plasma nitrided layer at 450 °C.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.ms.19.1.3819

  12. Compaction of tool steels by pulsed electric current (PECS) sintering process

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    Postal, Stefano

    2014-01-01

    This study had two major purposes: the microstructural investigation of High Chromium White Iron (HCWI) sintered with Pulsed Electric Current Sintering (PECS) and the evaluation of the abrasion resistance of high chromium white iron mixed with different amounts of Hadfield Steel. The objective was to obtain dense high chromium white iron compacts with fine and uniform carbide and grain structure. The materials included in the study were gas atomized high chromium white iron (2.60 wt% C, 19.48...

  13. A Study of the Effect of Interrupted Quenches on a Thermomechanically Processed High Carbon Steel.

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    1982-10-01

    steel. Successful martempering requires a cooling rate sufficient to avoid the nose of the C- curve and thus prevent significant bainite formation. When...heat treatment consisting of high tempera- ture austenitization, isothermal transformation to a bainitic microstructure, and followed by the conventional...to bainite [Refs. 5-7]. These studies indicate that a fine bainitic structure possesses sufficient hardness and improved toughness to make its use

  14. COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF MECHANICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE STEELS, APPLIED FOR PRODUCTION OF CHIPPING KNIVES, RECEIVED BY METHODS OF THERMAL AND THERMOMECHANICAL PROCESSINGS

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    A. V. Alifanov

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Results of researches of chemical composition of chipping knives of foreign and domestic producers are given in the article. Results of mechanical tests of samples with determination of temporary resistance, percentage elongation, ultimate strength at cross bending, bend from the various tool steels, subjected to heat treatment (tempering and thermomechanical processing with low tempering, are given. Recommendations on use of TO and TMO for investigated steels are given.

  15. A facile electrodeposition process to fabricate corrosion-resistant superhydrophobic surface on carbon steel

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    Fan, Yi; He, Yi; Luo, Pingya; Chen, Xi; Liu, Bo

    2016-04-01

    Superhydrophobic Fe film with hierarchical micro/nano papillae structures is prepared on C45 steel surface by one-step electrochemical method. The superhydrophobic surface was measured with a water contact angle of 160.5 ± 0.5° and a sliding angle of 2 ± 0.5°. The morphology of the fabricated surface film was characterized by field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), and the surface structure seems like accumulated hierarchical micro-nano scaled particles. Furthermore, according to the results of Fourier transform infrared spectra (FT-IR) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), the chemical composition of surface film was iron complex with organic acid. Besides, the electrochemical measurements showed that the superhydrophobic surface improved the corrosion resistance of carbon steel in 3.5 wt.% NaCl solution significantly. The superhydrophobic layer can perform as a barrier and provide a stable air-liquid interface which inhibit penetration of corrosive medium. In addition, the as-prepared steel exhibited an excellent self-cleaning ability that was not favor to the accumulation of contaminants.

  16. Diffusion bonding beryllium to Reduced Activation Ferritic Martensitic steel: Development of processes and techniques

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    Hunt, R.M., E-mail: hunt52@llnl.gov [Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, UCLA, 44-128 Engineering IV, 420 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90025-1597 (United States); Goods, S.H., E-mail: shgoods@sandia.gov [Sandia National Laboratories (United States); Ying, A., E-mail: ying@fusion.ucla.edu [Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, UCLA, 44-128 Engineering IV, 420 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90025-1597 (United States); Dorn, C.K., E-mail: christopher.dorn@materion.com [Materion Brush Beryllium and Composites (United States); Abdou, M., E-mail: abdou@fusion.ucla.edu [Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, UCLA, 44-128 Engineering IV, 420 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90025-1597 (United States)

    2012-09-15

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We diffusion bonded Be to Reduced Activation Ferritic Martensitic steel. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Thin copper and titanium interlayers improved the bond's shear strength to 168 MPa. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer A slow cooling scheme and intermediate hold step greatly increased bond strength. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Failure occurred in Be-Ti and Cu-Ti intermetallic compounds. - Abstract: Beryllium was successfully bonded to a Reduced Activation Ferritic Martensitic (RAFM) steel with a maximum strength of 150 MPa in tension and 168 MPa in shear. These strengths were achieved using Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP), at temperatures between 700 Degree-Sign C and 750 Degree-Sign C for 2 h and under a pressure of 103 MPa. To obtain these strengths, 10 {mu}m of titanium and 20 {mu}m of copper were deposited on the beryllium substrate prior to HIP bonding. The copper film acted a bonding aid to the RAFM steel, while the titanium acted as a diffusion barrier between the copper and the beryllium, suppressing the formation of brittle intermetallics that are known to compromise mechanical performance. Slow cooling from the peak HIP temperature along with an imposed hold time at 450 Degree-Sign C further enhanced the final mechanical strength of the bond.

  17. Investigation And Optimization Of EDM Process Of AISI 4140 Alloy Steel Using Various Tool Electrodes: A Review Paper

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    Kishor Lal ,

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this research work is to determine the optimized settings of key machining factors like pulse on time, discharge current and duty cycle for AISI 4140 alloy steel using various tool electrodes. The output responses will be measured are material removal rate (MRR,surface roughness(SR and tool wear rate(TWR. Mathematical models are proposed for the above are L27 orthogonal array. The micro structural changes in the work piece after machining process will also be examined by the use of SEM.

  18. Usage of Thermodynamic Activity for Optimization of Power Expenses in Respect of Casting Process in Arc Steel-Melting Furnace

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    A. N. Chichko

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available The equilibrium between carbon and oxygen has been investigated during oxidizing refining in an arc steel-melting furnace. It is shown that there is a possibility to apply an equilibrium thermodynamic. It has been established that during oxidizing refining FeO concentration in slag practically does not depend on C concentration in metal. It is demonstrated that in a number of cases metal carbon oxidation is characterized by the presence of a transit period that may be attributed to incomplete slag-formation process.

  19. Prediction of Pitting Corrosion Mass Loss for 304 Stainless Steel by Image Processing and BP Neural Network

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    ZHANG Wei; LIANG Cheng-hao

    2005-01-01

    Image processing technique was employed to analyze pitting corrosion morphologies of 304 stainless steel exposed to FeCl3 environments. BP neural network models were developed for the prediction of pitting corrosion mass loss using the obtained data of the total and the average pit areas which were extracted from pitting binary image. The results showed that the predicted results obtained by the 2-5-1 type BP neural network model are in good agreement with the experimental data of pitting corrosion mass loss. The maximum relative error of prediction is 6.78%.

  20. Forming the stress state of a vibroisolated building in the process of mounting rubber steel vibration isolator

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    Dashevskiy Mikhail Aronovich

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The necessity to specificate the formation process of stress-strain state of buildings in the construction process is a new problem which requires including real production characteristics going beyond calculation models into calculation methods. Today the construction process lacks this specification. When mounting vibroisolators the stress-strein of a structure state is changing. The mounting method of vibroisolators is patented and consists in multistage successive compression loading of each vibroisolator with the constant speed and following fixation of this displacement. The specified engineering method of rubber-steel pads calculation in view of change of their form during deformation, nonlinearity, rheological processes is offered. Resilient pads look like rubber plates rectangular in plane reinforced on the basic surfaces with metal sheets. The influence of a time-variable static load and free vibrations of loaded pads are considered.