Heat Treatment, Mechanical Properties and Microstructure of T-Joint Steel Arc Welded
Heat treatment of T-Joint’s steel arc welded are performed are investigated in this research. The heat treatment process that used were annealing and quenching. The microstructure was investigated by optical microscope. The mechanical behavior of the samples was investigated using universal tensile testing machine for tensile test and Microvickers hardness method for hardness testing. The microstructure of welding zone of welding metals with various heat treatments is grain boundary ferrite, Widmanstatten ferrite and acicular ferrite. The weld metal with quenching treatment has a highest tensile strength with tensile strength 197.97 Mpa. The quenching process increases the tensile strength by 49.58 %. The distortion value in weld metal without heat treatment, quenching and annealing is 0.11mm; 0.04 mm and 0.08 mm respectively. The hardness number of weld metals with quenching process have a highest number base metal, HAZ and weld metals. Results showed that the mechanical properties of T-joints steel arc welded can be improved by various heat treatments.
Prof. Dongyan Shi
Y. Purwaningrum et al., "Heat Treatment, Mechanical Properties and Microstructure of T-Joint Steel Arc Welded", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 876, pp. 36-40, 2018