Effect of Niobium Content on Laminar Precipitate and High Temperature Mechanical Properties of 21-2N Valve Steel
Effect of niobium content on laminar precipitate and high temperature mechanical properties of 21-2N vavle steel was systematically studied, using specimens contain 0.26%, 0.43%, 0.65% 0.82% and 1.06% Nb. After different solid solution treatment and 750 °C aging heat treatment, experimental results showed that laminar precipitate was suppressed by niobium addition, and with the increasing of niobium content, laminar precipitate content decreased and size, distribution and morphology of laminar precipitate was meliorated. Then creep rupture strength and fatigue strength of experimental steels are improved with increasing of niobium.
Jian-Feng Nie and Allan Morton
S. C. Cheng et al., "Effect of Niobium Content on Laminar Precipitate and High Temperature Mechanical Properties of 21-2N Valve Steel", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 654-656, pp. 182-185, 2010