Experimental Study on the Effect of CGHAZ Microstructure on CTOD of High-Strength Steel EQ56
The CGHAZ Microstructure has great effect on the toughness of welding joints and CTOD. This paper discussed the relationship between the CGHAZ and CTOD .The samples, carried out on high-strength steel EQ56, were observed by scanning electron microscopy. The Microstructural analysis result shows CGHAZ microstructure of EQ56-5, presenting high CTOD with 0.272mm, is low-carbon lath martensite and little M-A constituent, which contribute to the better toughness of EQ56-5. CGHAZ microstructure of EQ56-4, presenting the low CTOD with 0.082 mm, contains M-A constituent. The M-A constituent makes the CGHAZ brittle. The crack would grow easily along the M-A grain boundaries.
Huixuan Zhang, Ye Han, Fuxiao Chen and Jiuba Wen
Z. Y. Xia et al., "Experimental Study on the Effect of CGHAZ Microstructure on CTOD of High-Strength Steel EQ56", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 117-119, pp. 1874-1879, 2012