Metall. Res. Technol.
Volume 114, Number 4, 2017
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Published online||03 July 2017|
Effect of yttrium on the microstructures and inclusions of EH36 shipbuilding steel
College of Materials Science and Engineering, Taiyuan University of Technology,
030024, PR China
2 Key laboratory of interface science and engineering in advanced materials, Ministry of Education, Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan 030024, PR China
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Received in final form: 10 February 2017
Accepted: 27 March 2017
The effects of yttrium content and cooling speeds on the microstructures and inclusions of EH36 shipbuilding steels were investigated, the evolutionary processes of microstructures and inclusions were investigated using optical microscope (OM), scanning electron microscope (SEM) and energy dispersive spectrometer (EDS). The results showed that adding trace amounts of yttrium could promote intragranular acicular ferrite (IAF) nucleation and refine the microstructures. The proportion of IAF first increased and then decreased with increasing yttrium content, and the optimal yttrium content to obtain microstructure of IAF was 0.01%. The appropriate cooling method was the steel mould cooling. The lattice disregistry between the α-ferrite phase and Y2O2S was 4.2%, which is very small. Y2O2S could effectively facilitate the nucleation of IAF. Moreover, the appropriate size of Y2O2S inducing IAF was approximately 1∼4 μm.
Key words: yttrium / inclusions / intragranular acicular ferrite / lattice disregistry
© EDP Sciences, 2017
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