Phase Formation in Austenitic Stainless Steel A-TIG Welds


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The aim of this research is to study the effect of the welding conditions and of an activating flux on the microstructure of the melted material of autogeneous A-TIG welds, made on austenitic stainless steel AISI 304. The increase of heat-input coarsened the microstructure, changed its morphology and decreased the δ-ferrite content retained in the microstructure. The use of a TiO2 activating flux does not significantly affect the microstructures. A thin layer tends to form in the surface of the welds, which microstructure and ferrite content are different from those observed in its core.



Materials Science Forum (Volumes 514-516)

Edited by:

Paula Maria Vilarinho




A. Rodrigues et al., "Phase Formation in Austenitic Stainless Steel A-TIG Welds", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 514-516, pp. 549-553, 2006

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May 2006




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