Role of Mn depleted zone formed around MnS precipitate in transformation of intra-granular ferrite (IGF) in low alloy steel subjected to simulated thermal cycle of weld heat-affected zone (HAZ) was studied. Mn distribution in austenite (γ) adjacent to MnS were examined by field-emission type transmission electron microscope (FE-TEM) with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS). Foil samples for TEM were prepared using focused ion beam (FIB), which enabled a direct measurement of Mn concentration profiles near MnS. Change in area fraction of IGF with thermal cycle conditions was well explained by the extent of Mn depletion. It was concluded that the formation of IGF was controlled strongly by the Mn depletion effect in low alloy steels.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Nippon Steel Technical Report|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2005|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Mechanics of Materials
- Metals and Alloys
- Materials Chemistry