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Hosseini, V., Karlsson, L., Engelberg, D. & Wessman, S. (2018). Correction to: Time-temperature-precipitation and property diagrams for super duplex stainless steel weld metals (Welding in the World, (2018), 62, 3, (517-533), 10.1007/s40194-018-0548-z). Welding in the World, 62(4), 893
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Correction to: Time-temperature-precipitation and property diagrams for super duplex stainless steel weld metals (Welding in the World, (2018), 62, 3, (517-533), 10.1007/s40194-018-0548-z)
2018 (English)In: Welding in the World, ISSN 0043-2288, E-ISSN 1878-6669, Vol. 62, no 4, p. 893-Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Unfortunately due to typesetting mistakes, Tables 4-€“6 have been displayed erroneously in the article. © 2018, International Institute of Welding.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Verlag, 2018
National Category
Manufacturing, Surface and Joining Technology
Research subject
ENGINEERING, Manufacturing and materials engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-12659 (URN)10.1007/s40194-018-0565-y (DOI)2-s2.0-85048496813 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-07-04 Created: 2018-07-04 Last updated: 2018-07-04Bibliographically approved
Hosseini, V., Karlsson, L., Wessman, S. & Fuertes, N. (2018). Effect of sigma phase morphology on the degradation of properties in a super duplex stainless steel. Materials, 11(6), Article ID 933.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Effect of sigma phase morphology on the degradation of properties in a super duplex stainless steel
2018 (English)In: Materials, ISSN 1996-1944, E-ISSN 1996-1944, Vol. 11, no 6, article id 933Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Sigma phase is commonly considered to be the most deleterious secondary phase precipitating in duplex stainless steels, as it results in an extreme reduction of corrosion resistance and toughness. Previous studies have mainly focused on the kinetics of sigma phase precipitation and influences on properties and only a few works have studied the morphology of sigma phase and its influences on material properties. Therefore, the influence of sigma phase morphology on the degradation of corrosion resistance and mechanical properties of 2507 super duplex stainless steel (SDSS) was studied after 10 h of arc heat treatment using optical and scanning electron microscopy, electron backscattered diffraction analysis, corrosion testing, and thermodynamic calculations. A stationary arc was applied on the 2507 SDSS disc mounted on a water-cooled chamber, producing a steady-state temperature gradient covering the entire temperature range from room temperature to the melting point. Sigma phase was the major intermetallic precipitating between 630 °C and 1010 °C and its morphology changed from blocky to fine coral-shaped with decreasing aging temperature. At the same time, the average thickness of the precipitates decreased from 2.9 Όm to 0.5 Όm. The chemical composition of sigma was similar to that predicted by thermodynamic calculations when formed at 800-900 °C, but deviated at higher and lower temperatures. The formation of blocky sigma phase introduced local strain in the bulk of the primary austenite grains. However, the local strain was most pronounced in the secondary austenite grains next to the coral-shaped sigma phase precipitating at lower temperatures. Microstructures with blocky and coral-shaped sigma phase particles were prone to develop microscale cracks and local corrosion, respectively. Local corrosion occurred primarily in ferrite and in secondary austenite, which was predicted by thermodynamic calculations to have a low pitting resistance equivalent. To conclude, the influence of sigma phase morphology on the degradation of properties was summarized in two diagrams as functions of the level of static load and the severity of the corrosive environment. © 2018 by the authors.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MDPI AG, 2018
Keywords
Austenite; Corrosion resistance; Heat resistance; Localized corrosion; Microscopic examination; Morphology; Scanning electron microscopy; Stainless steel; Steel testing; Temperature, Chemical compositions; Duplex stainless steel; Electron backscattered diffraction analysis; Sigma-phase precipitation; Steady-state temperature; Super duplex stainless steel; Thermodynamic calculations; Water-cooled chambers, Steel corrosion
National Category
Manufacturing, Surface and Joining Technology
Research subject
ENGINEERING, Manufacturing and materials engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-12703 (URN)10.3390/ma11060933 (DOI)2-s2.0-85047834414 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-07-05 Created: 2018-07-05 Last updated: 2018-07-05Bibliographically approved
Hosseini, V., Karlsson, L., Örnek, C., Reccagni, P., Wessman, S. & Engelberg, D. (2018). Microstructure and functionality of a uniquely graded super duplex stainless steel designed by a novel arc heat treatment method. Materials Characterization, 139, 390-400
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Microstructure and functionality of a uniquely graded super duplex stainless steel designed by a novel arc heat treatment method
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2018 (English)In: Materials Characterization, ISSN 1044-5803, E-ISSN 1873-4189, Vol. 139, p. 390-400Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A novel arc heat treatment technique was applied to design a uniquely graded super duplex stainless steel (SDSS), by subjecting a single sample to a steady state temperature gradient for 10 h. A new experimental approach was used to map precipitation in microstructure, covering aging temperatures of up to 1430 °C. The microstructure was characterized and functionality was evaluated via hardness mapping. Nitrogen depletion adjacent to the fusion boundary depressed the upper temperature limit for austenite formation and influenced the phase balance above 980 °C. Austenite/ferrite boundaries deviating from Kurdjumov–Sachs orientation relationship (OR) were preferred locations for precipitation of σ at 630–1000 °C, χ at 560–1000 °C, Cr2N at 600–900 °C and R between 550 °C and 700 °C. Precipitate morphology changed with decreasing temperature; from blocky to coral-shaped for σ, from discrete blocky to elongated particles for χ, and from polygonal to disc-shaped for R. Thermodynamic calculations of phase equilibria largely agreed with observations above 750 °C when considering nitrogen loss. Formation of intermetallic phases and 475 °C-embrittlement resulted in increased hardness. A schematic diagram, correlating information about phase contents, morphologies and hardness, as a function of exposure temperature, is introduced for evaluation of functionality of microstructures. © 2018 The Authors

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier Inc., 2018
Keywords
Austenite; Chromium compounds; Cold rolling; Embrittlement; Hardness; Heat treatment; Microstructure; Nitrogen; Nitrogen compounds; Phase equilibria; Schematic diagrams; Stainless steel, Chi phase; Functionally graded microstructures; Nitrogen loss; R phase; Sigma phase, Temperature
National Category
Manufacturing, Surface and Joining Technology
Research subject
ENGINEERING, Manufacturing and materials engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-12235 (URN)10.1016/j.matchar.2018.03.024 (DOI)000431469300042 ()2-s2.0-85044113030 (Scopus ID)
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Available online 19 March 2018

Available from: 2018-04-03 Created: 2018-04-03 Last updated: 2018-06-15Bibliographically approved
Hosseini, V., Thuvander, M., Wessman, S. & Karlsson, L. (2018). Spinodal Decomposition in Functionally Graded Super Duplex Stainless Steel and Weld Metal. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions. A, 49A(7), 2803-2816
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Spinodal Decomposition in Functionally Graded Super Duplex Stainless Steel and Weld Metal
2018 (English)In: Metallurgical and Materials Transactions. A, ISSN 1073-5623, E-ISSN 1543-1940, Vol. 49A, no 7, p. 2803-2816Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Low-temperature phase separations (T < 500 °C), resulting in changes in mechanical and corrosion properties, of super duplex stainless steel (SDSS) base and weld metals were investigated for short heat treatment times (0.5 to 600 minutes). A novel heat treatment technique, where a stationary arc produces a steady state temperature gradient for selected times, was employed to fabricate functionally graded materials. Three different initial material conditions including 2507 SDSS, remelted 2507 SDSS, and 2509 SDSS weld metal were investigated. Selective etching of ferrite significantly decreased in regions heat treated at 435 °C to 480 °C already after 3 minutes due to rapid phase separations. Atom probe tomography results revealed spinodal decomposition of ferrite and precipitation of Cu particles. Microhardness mapping showed that as-welded microstructure and/or higher Ni content accelerated decomposition. The arc heat treatment technique combined with microhardness mapping and electrolytical etching was found to be a successful approach to evaluate kinetics of low-temperature phase separations in SDSS, particularly at its earlier stages. A time-temperature transformation diagram was proposed showing the kinetics of 475 °C-embrittlement in 2507 SDSS.

National Category
Manufacturing, Surface and Joining Technology
Research subject
ENGINEERING, Manufacturing and materials engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-12263 (URN)10.1007/s11661-018-4600-9 (DOI)000433974400022 ()2-s2.0-85045465335 (Scopus ID)
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First Online: 17 April 2018

Available from: 2018-04-30 Created: 2018-04-30 Last updated: 2018-07-04Bibliographically approved
Hosseini, V., Karlsson, L., Engelberg, D. & Wessman, S. (2018). Time-temperature-precipitation and property diagrams for super duplex stainless steel weld metals. Welding in the World
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Time-temperature-precipitation and property diagrams for super duplex stainless steel weld metals
2018 (English)In: Welding in the World, ISSN 0043-2288, E-ISSN 1878-6669Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Super duplex stainless steel (SDSS) weld metal microstructures, covering the complete temperature range from ambient to liquidus, were produced by arc heat treatment for 1 and 10 min. Temperature modeling and thermodynamic calculations complemented microstructural studies, hardness mapping and sensitization testing. After 1 min, intermetallics such as sigma and chi phase had precipitated, resulting in moderate sensitization at 720–840 °C. After 10 min, larger amounts of intermetallics resulted in hardness up to 400 HV0.5 and more severe sensitization at 580–920 °C. Coarse and fine secondary austenite precipitated at high and low temperatures, respectively: The finer secondary austenite was more detrimental to corrosion resistance due to its lower content of Cr, Mo, and N as predicted by thermodynamic calculations. Increased hardness and etching response suggest that 475 °C embrittlement had occurred after 10 min. Results are summarized as time-temperature-precipitation and property diagrams for hardness and sensitization.

Keywords
Super duplex stainless steel, Weld metal, Time-temperature-precipitation diagram, Sensitization, Hardness, Sigma phase, Stationary arc, Heat treatment, Secondary austenite
National Category
Manufacturing, Surface and Joining Technology
Research subject
ENGINEERING, Manufacturing and materials engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-12054 (URN)10.1007/s40194-018-0548-z (DOI)
Note

First Online: 17 January 2018

Available from: 2018-02-07 Created: 2018-02-07 Last updated: 2018-02-07Bibliographically approved
Hosseini, V., Karlsson, L., Hurtig, K., Choquet, I., Engelberg, D., Roy, M. J. & Kumara, C. (2017). A novel arc heat treatment technique for producing graded microstructures through controlled temperature gradients. Materials & design, 121(May), 11-23
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A novel arc heat treatment technique for producing graded microstructures through controlled temperature gradients
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2017 (English)In: Materials & design, ISSN 0264-1275, E-ISSN 1873-4197, Vol. 121, no May, p. 11-23Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper introduces a novel arc heat treatment technique to produce samples with graded microstructures through the application of controlled temperature gradients. Steady state temperature distributions within the sample can be achieved and maintained, for times ranging from a few seconds to several hours. The technique reduces the number of samples needed to characterize the response of a material to thermal treatments, and can consequently be used as a physical simulator for materials processing. The technique is suitable for conventional heat treatment analogues, welding simulations, multi-step heat treatments, and heat treatments with controlled heating and cooling rates. To demonstrate this technique, a super duplex stainless steel was treated with a stationary TIG arc, to confirm the relationship between generated steady-state temperature fields, microstructure development, hardness, and sensitization to corrosion. Metallographic imaging and hardness mapping provided information about graded microstructures, confirming the formation of secondary phases and microstructure sensitization in the temperature range 850–950 °C. Modelling of temperature distributions and thermodynamic calculations of phase stabilities were used to simulate microstructure development and associated welding cycles.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Reigate, Surrey: Scientific and technical P., 2017
Keywords
Stationary arc, Heat treatment, Graded microstructure, Super duplex stainless steels, Physical simulation, Welding
National Category
Manufacturing, Surface and Joining Technology
Research subject
ENGINEERING, Manufacturing and materials engineering; Production Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-10760 (URN)10.1016/j.matdes.2017.02.042 (DOI)000399625000002 ()2-s2.0-85013031461 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-02-28 Created: 2017-02-28 Last updated: 2017-12-18Bibliographically approved
Harati, E., Karlsson, L., Svensson, L.-E. & Dalaei, K. (2017). Applicability of Low Transformation Temperature welding consumables to increase fatigue strength of welded high strength steels. International Journal of Fatigue, 97, 39-47
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Applicability of Low Transformation Temperature welding consumables to increase fatigue strength of welded high strength steels
2017 (English)In: International Journal of Fatigue, ISSN 0142-1123, E-ISSN 1879-3452, Vol. 97, p. 39-47Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Application of Low Transformation Temperature (LTT) consumables in welding is a recent approach to increase the fatigue strength of welds. In this paper high strength steels with yield strengths ranging from 650-1021 MPa were fillet and butt welded using different LTT and conventional consumables. The effects of weld metal chemical composition on phase transformation temperatures, residual stresses and fatigue strength were investigated. Lower transformation start temperatures and hence lower tensile or even compressive residual stresses were obtained close to the weld toe for LTT welds. Fatigue testing showed very good results for all combinations of LTT consumables and high strength steels with varying strength levels. For butt welds, the characteristic fatigue strength (FAT) of LTT welds at 2 million cycles was up to 46% higher when compared to corresponding welds made with conventional filler materials. In fillet welds, a minimum FAT improvement of 34% and a maximum improvement of 132% was achieved when using LTT wires. It is concluded that different LTT consumables can successfully be employed to increase fatigue strength of welds in high strength steels with yield strength up to 1021 MPa. Weld metals with martensite transformation start temperatures close to 200°C result in the highest fatigue strengths.

Keywords
Low Transformation Temperature Welding Consumables, Fatigue Strength, Residual Stress, Martensite Start Temperature
National Category
Manufacturing, Surface and Joining Technology
Research subject
Production Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-10212 (URN)10.1016/j.ijfatigue.2016.12.007 (DOI)000393631300005 ()2-s2.0-85007154275 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-12-05 Created: 2016-12-05 Last updated: 2017-08-23Bibliographically approved
Fahlström, K., Andersson, O., Melander, A., Karlsson, L. & Svensson, L.-E. (2017). Correlation between laser welding sequence and distortions for thin sheet structures. Science and technology of welding and joining, 22(2), 150-156
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Correlation between laser welding sequence and distortions for thin sheet structures
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2017 (English)In: Science and technology of welding and joining, ISSN 1362-1718, E-ISSN 1743-2936, Vol. 22, no 2, p. 150-156Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Thin ultra-high strength steel shaped as 700 mm long U-beams have been laser welded in overlap configuration to study the influence of welding sequence on distortions. Three different welding directions, three different energy inputs as well as stitch welding have been evaluated, using resistance spot welding (RSW) as a reference. Transverse widening at the ends and narrowing at the centre of the beam were measured. A clear correlation was found between the weld metal volume and distortion. For continuous welds there was also a nearly linear relationship between the energy input and distortion. However, the amount of distortion was not affected by a change in welding direction. Stitching and RSW reduced distortion significantly compared to continuous laser welding.

Keywords
Automotive, Distortion, High strength steel, Laser welding, Welding sequence
National Category
Manufacturing, Surface and Joining Technology
Research subject
Production Technology; ENGINEERING, Manufacturing and materials engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-9678 (URN)10.1080/13621718.2016.1207046 (DOI)2-s2.0-84978705979 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-12-16 Created: 2016-08-10 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved
Hosseini, V., Hurtig, K. & Karlsson, L. (2017). Effect of multipass TIG welding on the corrosion resistance and microstructure of a super duplex stainless steel. Materials and corrosion - Werkstoffe und Korrosion, 68(4), 405-415
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Effect of multipass TIG welding on the corrosion resistance and microstructure of a super duplex stainless steel
2017 (English)In: Materials and corrosion - Werkstoffe und Korrosion, ISSN 0947-5117, E-ISSN 1521-4176, Vol. 68, no 4, p. 405-415Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This is a study of the effect of repetitive TIG (tungsten inert gas) welding passes, melting and remelting the same material volume on microstructure and corrosion resistance of 2507 (EN 1.4410) super duplex stainless steel. One to four weld passes were autogenously (no filler added) applied on a plate using two different arc energies and with pure argon shielding gas. Sensitization testing showed that multipass remelting resulted in significant loss of corrosion resistance of the weld metal, in base material next to the fusion boundary, and in a zone 1 to 4 mm from the fusion boundary. Metallography revealed the main reasons for sensitization to be a ferrite-rich weld metal and precipitation of nitrides in the weld metal, and adjacent heat affected zone together with sigma phase formation at some distance from the fusion boundary. Corrosion properties cannot be significantly restored by a post weld heat treatment. Using filler metals with higher nickel contents and nitrogen containing shielding gases, are therefore, recommended. Welding with a higher heat input and fewer passes, in some cases, can also decrease the risk of formation of secondary phases and possible corrosion attack.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-Blackwell, 2017
Keywords
Welding, corrosion, resistance
National Category
Metallurgy and Metallic Materials
Research subject
ENGINEERING, Manufacturing and materials engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-9885 (URN)10.1002/maco.201609102 (DOI)000398581800002 ()2-s2.0-84986268706 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-09-13 Created: 2016-09-13 Last updated: 2017-12-18Bibliographically approved
Harati, E., Svensson, L.-E. & Karlsson, L. (2017). Improving fatigue strength of welded 1300 MPa yield strength steel using HFMI treatment or LTT fillers. Engineering Failure Analysis, 79(September), 64-74
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Improving fatigue strength of welded 1300 MPa yield strength steel using HFMI treatment or LTT fillers
2017 (English)In: Engineering Failure Analysis, ISSN 1350-6307, E-ISSN 1873-1961, Vol. 79, no September, p. 64-74Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Fatigue improvement techniques are widely used to increase fatigue strength of welded high strength steels. In this paper high frequency mechanical impact (HFMI) and a Low Transformation Temperature (LTT) filler material were employed to investigate the effect on fatigue strength of welded 1300 MPa yield strength steel. Fatigue testing was done under fully reversed, constant amplitude bending load on T-joint samples. Fatigue strength of LTT welds was the same as for welds produced using a conventional filler material. However, HFMI treatment increased the mean fatigue strength of conventional welds about 26% and of LTT welds about 13%. Similar distributions of residual stresses and almost the same weld toe radii were observed for welds produced using LTT and conventional consumables. HFMI increased the weld toe radius slightly and produced a more uniform geometry along the treated weld toes. Relatively large compressive residual stresses, adjacent to the weld toe were produced and the surface hardness was increased in the treated region for conventional welds after HFMI. For this specific combination of weld geometry, steel strength and loading conditions HFMI treatment gave higher fatigue strength than LTT consumables.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Pergamon Press, 2017
Keywords
Fatigue strength; Low transformation temperature welding consumable; High frequency mechanical impact treatment; High strength steel; Residual stress
National Category
Manufacturing, Surface and Joining Technology
Research subject
Production Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-10923 (URN)10.1016/j.engfailanal.2017.04.024 (DOI)000405538800006 ()2-s2.0-85018745969 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-04-27 Created: 2017-04-27 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved
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