Alloying Element Nickel Influence on Microstructure and Properties of Weathering Steels
By testing the mechanical properties, microstructure observation, accelerated corrosion test, the effect of alloying element nickel on microstructure and properties of weathering steels was studied. The results showed that nickel content from 0 to 0.44%（mass percent）have little influence on microstructure and mechanical properties of weathering steels.The corrosion resistance enhanced with increasing nickel content, and nickel content of 0.11% or more had significant enfluence on corrosion resistant performance of weathering steels.
Pengcheng Wang, Liqun Ai, Yungang Li, Xiaoming Sang and Jinglong Bu
Z. Y. Liu et al., "Alloying Element Nickel Influence on Microstructure and Properties of Weathering Steels", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 295-297, pp. 1436-1440, 2011