Non-Isothermal Austenite Grain Growth Kinetics in the HAZ of a Microalloyed X-80 Linepipe Steel

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Non-isothermal austenite grain growth kinetics under the influence of several combinations of Nb, Ti and Mo containing complex precipitates has been studied in a microalloyed linepipe steel. The goal of these studies is the development of a grain growth model to predict the austenite grain size in the weld heat affected zone (HAZ). A detailed electron microscopic investigations of the as-received steel proved the presence of Ti-rich, Nb-rich and Mo-rich precipitates. Inter and intragranular precipitates of ~5-150 nm have been observed. The steel has been subjected to austenitizing heat treatments to selected peak temperatures of 950, 1150 and 1350°C at various heating rates of 10, 100 and 1000°C/s. Thermal cycles have been found to have a strong effect on the final austenite grain size. The increase in heating rate from 100 to 1000°C/s has a negligible difference in the austenite grain size irrespective of the austenitizing temperature. However, the increase in grain size has been noticed at 10°C/s heating rate for all the austenitizing temperatures. The austenite grain growth kinetics have been explained taking into account the austenite growth in the presence of precipitates.

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Periodical:

Solid State Phenomena (Volumes 172-174)

Edited by:

Yves Bréchet, Emmanuel Clouet, Alexis Deschamps, Alphonse Finel and Frédéric Soisson

Pages:

809-814

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/SSP.172-174.809

Citation:

K. Banerjee et al., "Non-Isothermal Austenite Grain Growth Kinetics in the HAZ of a Microalloyed X-80 Linepipe Steel", Solid State Phenomena, Vols. 172-174, pp. 809-814, 2011

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June 2011

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