Effects of Al Addition on the Microstructure of Fe-Mn-Si Ultra-Fine Grain Steel Welded Heat Affected Zone
In order to improve toughness of the weld heat affected zone (HAZ) of ultra-fine grained (UFG) steel, a thermal simulation procedure of Fe-Mn-Si UFG steels with different Al addition was conducted and the corresponding microstructure was characterized and investigated. The results indicate that the maximum value on driving force of nucleation is ultra-fine grain steel with wtAl=0.6%, it has been explained in Nucleation kinetics that the grains are fine in UFG2. On the other hand, the bainite ferrite growth orientation has been increased. The toughness was remarkably enhanced in the steel welded heat affected zone. The formation of strie retained austenite and grain refinement of bainite ferrite in Fe-Mn-Si UFG steels with Al additions results in the increasing toughness of weld HAZ.
Jianzhong Wang and Jingang Qi
J. G. Qi et al., "Effects of Al Addition on the Microstructure of Fe-Mn-Si Ultra-Fine Grain Steel Welded Heat Affected Zone", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 299-300, pp. 372-375, 2011