Effects of Tempering Temperature on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of T92 Heat-Resistant Steel
AbstractT92 heat-resistant steel is among the most promising candidate materials for structural components in the Generation IV (GEN-IV) reactors. The effects of tempering temperature on the microstructure and mechanical properties of the T92 steel were studied. The microstructural evolution of the T92 steel subjected to various temperatures of the tempering process were investigated using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and synchrotron radiation X-ray diffraction (SR-XRD). The mechanical properties of Vickers hardness, tensile test, and impact test were also investigated. The results showed that the grain size of the prior austenite does not significantly change during the tempering process, while the width of the martensite lath and the size of the carbide precipitates increased with increasing tempering temperature. The hardness and yield strength of the T92 steel decreased, and the plasticity and impact energy increased with increasing tempering temperature. Coarsening of the carbide precipitates during the tempering process was considered to be the dominant factor that reduced the yield strength in the T92 steel. View Full-Text
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Zhao, D.; Zhang, S.; Zhang, H.; Li, S.; Xiao, H.; Wang, Y.; Wang, X. Effects of Tempering Temperature on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of T92 Heat-Resistant Steel. Metals 2019, 9, 194.
Zhao D, Zhang S, Zhang H, Li S, Xiao H, Wang Y, Wang X. Effects of Tempering Temperature on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of T92 Heat-Resistant Steel. Metals. 2019; 9(2):194.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zhao, Dandan; Zhang, Shenghua; Zhang, Hai; Li, Shilei; Xiao, Huifang; Wang, Yanli; Wang, Xitao. 2019. "Effects of Tempering Temperature on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of T92 Heat-Resistant Steel." Metals 9, no. 2: 194.
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