Strengthening mechanisms in heat-resistant martensitic 9Cr steels

K. Iwanaga, T. Tsuchiyama, Setsuo Takaki

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    Strengthening mechanisms of heat-resistant martensitic steels were discussed in terms of microstructural evolution and changes in hardness during creep deformation. In carbon-free 9%Cr steels, it was confirmed that the Mo or W addition improves creep properties of martensite through the solid solution strengthening. On the other hand, creep tests of low-carbon 9%Cr steels revealed the fact that carbide particles precipitated along lath boundaries markedly contribute to the retardation of the recovery of martensite, and this leads to an excellent creep properties. The addition of Mo or W to the low-carbon steels does not give a large effect to the retardation of recovery, but causes a large solid solution strengthening in the materials with the subgrain structure, which has been formed in the latter stage of creep deformation.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)477-482
    Number of pages6
    JournalKey Engineering Materials
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2000
    EventProceedings of the 1999 8th International Conference on Creep and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures - Tsukuba, Jpn
    Duration: Nov 1 1999Nov 5 1999

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Materials Science(all)
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Mechanical Engineering


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