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Exploratory study of sensitization in ferritic stainless steel welds produced via cryogenic cooling

Amuda, Muhammed Olawale Hakeem and Mridha, Shahjahan (2011) Exploratory study of sensitization in ferritic stainless steel welds produced via cryogenic cooling. In: International Conference on Materials Processing Technology (MAPT 2011), 2-3 June 2011, Phuket, Thailand.

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Enhanced weld cooling via forced convection using cryogenic cooling technique is an option for controlling grain growth in the HAZ of ferritic stainless steel and hence improves weld ductility. However, this technique probably alters the martensite distribution in the high-temperature heat affected zone (HTHAZ) which is a critical constituent in analyzing susceptibility to sensitization in ferritic stainless steel grades. In the present work, forced convection weld cooling of AISI 430 ferritic stainless steel weld using cryogenic liquid is undertaken and the effect on sensitization is reported. The study indicates that cryogenic cooling increases the cooling rate in the HTHAZ and reduces the martensite volume percent by an average of 20%. This reduction in martensite content in the HTHAZ increases the level of ditched structure in cryogenic-treated welds. There are more ferrite-martensite ditched grain boundaries in cryo-treated welds than are in conventional welds. Though, the cryo-treated welds exhibit greater ditched boundary, the structure is still acceptable since no single grain boundary is completely surrounded by ditches.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 3925/9697
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cryogenic nitrogen, flow rate, heat input rate, sensitization, martensite content, ferritic stainless steel
Subjects: T Technology > TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy > TN600 Metallurgy
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Shahjahan Mridha
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2011 21:36
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2011 21:36
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/9697

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