Mechanical properties of 9Cr-1W reduced activation ferritic martensitic steel weldment prepared by electron beam welding process

C. R. Das, S. K. Albert, Shiju Sam, P. Mastanaiah, G. M. S. K. Chaitanya, A. K. Bhaduri, T. Jayakumar, C. V. S. Murthy, E. Rajendra Kumar

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Abstract

Microstructure and mechanical properties of the weldments prepared from 9Cr-1W reduced activation ferritic martensitic (RAFM) steel using electron beam welding (EBW) process were studied. Microstructure consists of tempered lath martensite where precipitates decorating the boundaries in post weld heat treated (PWHT) condition. Lath and precipitate sizes were found to be finer in the weld metal than in base metal. Accordingly, hardness of the weld metal was found to be higher than the base metal. Tensile strength of the cross weldment specimen was 684 MPa, which was comparable with the base metal tensile strength of 670 MPa. On the other hand, DBTT of 9Cr-1W weld metal in as-welded condition is similar to that reported for TIG weld metal in PWHT condition. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Volume89
Issue number11
Pages (from-to)2672-2678
ISSN0920-3796
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Electron beam welding
  • 9Cr-1W RAFM steel
  • Martensite
  • Toughness and DBTT

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