Root Cause Analysis of Surface Cracks in Heavy Steel Plates during the Hot Rolling Process
AbstractThis paper investigates the root cause of the formation of surface cracks on hot-rolled C–Mn constructional steel heavy plates. Cracks are rather evenly distributed over the surface in the form of colonies of cracks. Samples were cut from the heavy plate. The microstructure of samples in the as-cast and hot-rolled states were studied using optical and electron microscopes as well as energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS). Results show that cracks are heavily oxidized. De-carburized areas are also seen alongside cracks. The crack tip is in the form of a deer-horn, indicating that crack branching has taken place during deformation. The crack initiation sites are V-shaped grooves on the surface of as-cast slabs. Correlations between microstructures, processing parameters, and crack formation are discussed. View Full-Text
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Bahrami, A.; Kiani Khouzani, M.; Mokhtari, S.A.; Zareh, S.; Yazdan Mehr, M. Root Cause Analysis of Surface Cracks in Heavy Steel Plates during the Hot Rolling Process. Metals 2019, 9, 801.
Bahrami A, Kiani Khouzani M, Mokhtari SA, Zareh S, Yazdan Mehr M. Root Cause Analysis of Surface Cracks in Heavy Steel Plates during the Hot Rolling Process. Metals. 2019; 9(7):801.Chicago/Turabian Style
Bahrami, Abbas; Kiani Khouzani, Mahdi; Mokhtari, Seyed A.; Zareh, Shahin; Yazdan Mehr, Maryam. 2019. "Root Cause Analysis of Surface Cracks in Heavy Steel Plates during the Hot Rolling Process." Metals 9, no. 7: 801.
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