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  • 1.
    Baghdadchi, Amir
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Hosseini, Vahid
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Hurtig, Kjell
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Karlsson, Leif
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Promoting austenite formation in laser welding of duplex stainless steel-impact of shielding gas and laser reheating2021In: Welding in the World, ISSN 0043-2288, E-ISSN 1878-6669, Vol. 65, p. 499-511Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Avoiding low austenite fractions and nitride formation are major challenges in laser welding of duplex stainless steels (DSS). The present research aims at investigating efficient means of promoting austenite formation during autogenous laser welding of DSS without sacrificing productivity. In this study, effects of shielding gas and laser reheating were investigated in welding of 1.5-mm-thick FDX 27 (UNS S82031) DSS. Four conditions were investigated: Ar-shielded welding, N2-shielded welding, Ar-shielded welding followed by Ar-shielded laser reheating, and N2-shielded welding followed by N2-shielded laser reheating. Optical microscopy, thermodynamic calculations, and Gleeble heat treatment were performed to study the evolution of microstructure and chemical composition. The austenite fraction was 22% for Ar-shielded and 39% for N2-shielded as-welded conditions. Interestingly, laser reheating did not significantly affect the austenite fraction for Ar shielding, while the austenite fraction increased to 57% for N2-shielding. The amount of nitrides was lower in N2-shielded samples compared to in Ar-shielded samples. The same trends were also observed in the heat-affected zone. The nitrogen content of weld metals, evaluated from calculated equilibrium phase diagrams and austenite fractions after Gleeble equilibrating heat treatments at 1100 °C, was 0.16% for N2-shielded and 0.11% for Ar-shielded welds, confirming the importance of nitrogen for promoting the austenite formation during welding and especially reheating. Finally, it is recommended that combining welding with pure nitrogen as shielding gas and a laser reheating pass can significantly improve austenite formation and reduce nitride formation in DSS laser welds. © 2020, The Author(s).

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  • 2.
    Baghdadchi, Amir
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Hosseini, Vahid
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Karlsson, Leif
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Enviroment Production Technology West. University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Identification and quantification of martensite in ferritic-austenitic stainless steels and welds2021In: Journal of Materials Research and Technology, ISSN 2238-7854, Vol. 15, p. 3610-3621Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper aims at the phase identification and quantification in transformation induced plasticity duplex stainless steel (TDSS) base and weld metal containing ferrite, austenite, and martensite. Light optical microscopy (LOM) and electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) analysis were employed to analyze phases. Samples were either mechanically or electrolytically polished to study the effect of the preparation technique. Mechanical polishing produced up to 26% strain-induced martensite. Electrolytic polishing with 150 g citric acid, 300 g distilled water, 600 mL H3PO4, and 450 mL H2SO4 resulted in martensite free surfaces, providing high-quality samples for EBSD analysis. Martensite identification was challenging both with LOM, due to the similar etching response of ferrite and martensite, and with EBSD, due to the similar lattice structures of ferrite and martensite. An optimized Beraha color etching procedure was developed that etched martensite distinctively. A novel step-by-step EBSD methodology was also introduced considering grain size and orientation, which successfully identified and quantified martensite as well as ferrite and austenite in the studied TDSS. Although here applied to a TDSS, the presented EBSD methodology is general and can, in combination with knowledge of the metallurgy of the specific material and with suitable adaption, be applied to a multitude of multiphase materials. It is also general in the sense that it can be used for base material and weld metals as well as additive manufactured materials.

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  • 3.
    Baghdadchi, Amir
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Hosseini, Vahid
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Valiente Bermejo, María Asunción
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Axelsson, Björn
    Alfa Laval Tumba AB, Tumba (SWE).
    Harati, Ebrahim
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology. ITW Welding AB,Partille (SWE).
    Högström, Mats
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Karlsson, Leif
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Enviroment Production Technology West. University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Wire laser metal deposition additive manufacturing of duplex stainless steel components -Development of a systematic methodology2021In: Materials, ISSN 1996-1944, E-ISSN 1996-1944, Vol. 14, no 23, article id 7170Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A systematic four-stage methodology was developed and applied to the Laser Metal Deposition with Wire (LMDw) of a duplex stainless steel (DSS) cylinder > 20 kg. In the four stages, single-bead passes, a single-bead wall, a block, and finally a cylinder were produced. This stepwise approach allowed the development of LMDw process parameters and control systems while the volume of deposited material and the geometrical complexity of components increased. The as-deposited microstructure was inhomogeneous and repetitive, consisting of highly ferritic regions with nitrides and regions with high fractions of austenite. However, there were no cracks or lack of fusion defects; there were only some small pores, and strength and toughness were comparable to those of the corresponding steel grade. A heat treatment for 1 h at 1100 degrees (C) was performed to homogenize the microstructure, remove nitrides, and balance the ferrite and austenite fractions compensating for nitrogen loss occurring during LMDw. The heat treatment increased toughness and ductility and decreased strength, but these still matched steel properties. It was concluded that implementing a systematic methodology with a stepwise increase in the deposited volume and geometrical complexity is a cost-effective way of developing additive manufacturing procedures for the production of significantly sized metallic components.

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  • 4.
    Baghdadchi, Amir
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Hosseini, Vahid
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Valiente Bermejo, María Asunción
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Axelsson, Björn
    Alfa Laval Tumba AB, Tumba (SWE).
    Harati, Ebrahim
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology. ITW Welding AB, Partille (SWE).
    Högström, Mats
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Karlsson, Leif
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Wire laser metal deposition of 22% Cr duplex stainless steel: as-deposited and heat-treated microstructure and mechanical properties2022In: Journal of Materials Science, ISSN 0022-2461, E-ISSN 1573-4803, Vol. 57, no 21, p. 9556-9575Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Duplex stainless steel (DSS) blocks with dimensions of 150 × 70x30 mm3 were fabricated by Laser Metal Deposition with Wire (LMDw). Implementation of a programmable logic control system and the hot-wire technology provided a stable and consistent process producing high-quality and virtually defect-free deposits. Microstructure and mechanical properties were studied for as-deposited (AD) material and when heat-treated (HT) for 1 h at 1100 °C. The AD microstructure was inhomogeneous with highly ferritic areas with nitrides and austenitic regions with fine secondary austenite occurring in a periodic manner. Heat treatment produced a homogenized microstructure, free from nitrides and fine secondary austenite, with balanced ferrite and austenite fractions. Although some nitrogen was lost during LMDw, heat treatment or reheating by subsequent passes in AD allowed the formation of about 50% austenite. Mechanical properties fulfilled common requirements on strength and toughness in both as-deposited and heat-treated conditions achieving the highest strength in AD condition and best toughness and ductility in HT condition. Epitaxial ferrite growth, giving elongated grains along the build direction, resulted in somewhat higher toughness in both AD and HT conditions when cracks propagated perpendicular to the build direction. It was concluded that high-quality components can be produced by LMDw and that deposits can be used in either AD or HT conditions. The findings of this research provide valuable input for the fabrication of high-performance DSS AM components

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  • 5.
    Cederberg, Emil
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Hosseini, Vahid
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Kumara, Chamara
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Karlsson, Leif
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Physical simulation of additively manufactured super duplex stainless steels: microstructure and properties2020In: Additive Manufacturing, ISSN 2214-8604, E-ISSN 2214-7810, Vol. 34, article id 101269Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The behavior of high performance super duplex stainless steel (SDSS) during additive manufacturing (AM) has been investigated using a novel arc heat treatment technique. Tungsten inert gas (TIG) arc pulses were applied on a disc shaped sample mounted on a water-cooled chamber to physically simulate AM thermal cycles. SDSS base metal and a duplicated additively manufactured structure (DAMS) were used as initial microstructures. Samples were melted one, five, or 15 times by arc heat treatment. Samples were also produced with a controlled slope down of the current to create slower cooling compared to pulsing. Microstructure characterization and modelling were performed to study the evolution of microstructure and properties with successive AM cycles. Microstructural changes were dependent on the number of reheating cycles, cooling rate, and peak temperature. In particular, the DAMS austenite morphology and fraction changed after reheating to peak temperatures above 700 °C. Nitrides and sigma were observed in the high and low temperature heat affected zones, respectively. Sensitization to corrosion was more pronounced in reheated DAMS than in the base metal. Hardness was increased more by multiple remelting/reheating than by slow cooling. It was found that AM thermal cycles significantly affect SDSS properties especially for an initial microstructure similar to that produced by AM. © 2020 Elsevier B.V.

  • 6.
    Fahlström, Karl
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Enviroment Production Technology West. Swerea KIMAB in Kista.
    Andersson, O.
    Volvo Cars in Torslanda & KTH in Stockholm, Sweden.
    Melander, A.
    Swerea KIMAB in Kista, Sweden.
    Karlsson, Leif
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Svensson, Lars-Erik
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Correlation between laser welding sequence and distortions for thin sheet structures2017In: Science and technology of welding and joining, ISSN 1362-1718, E-ISSN 1743-2936, Vol. 22, no 2, p. 150-156Article in journal (Refereed)
    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.

  • 7.
    Fahlström, Karl
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Enviroment Production Technology West. University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Environment Production Technology West.
    Andersson, Oscar
    Volvo Cars, Torslanda, Sweden.
    Karlsson, Leif
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Enviroment Production Technology West.
    Svensson, Lars-Erik
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Engineering. University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Metallurgical effects and distortions in laser welding of thin sheet steels with variations in strength2017In: Science and technology of welding and joining, ISSN 1362-1718, E-ISSN 1743-2936, Vol. 22, no 7, p. 573-579Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Geometrical distortions occur while welding, but the understanding of how and why they occur and how to control them is limited. The relation between the weld width, weld metal volume, total energy input, width of hard zone and distortions when laser welding three different thin sheet steels with varying strength has therefore been studied. Weld metal volume and total energy input show a good correlation with distortion for one steel at a time. The best correlation with the when including all three steel grades was the width of the hard zone composed of weld metal and the martensitic area in the heat affected zone. © 2017 Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. Published by Taylor & Francis on behalf of the Institute.

  • 8.
    Fahlström, Karl
    et al.
    Swerea KIMAB.
    Andersson, Oscar
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
    Todal, Urban
    Volvo Car Corporation.
    Melander, Arne
    Swerea KIMAB.
    Svensson, Lars-Erik
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Engineering.
    Karlsson, Leif
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Divison of Natural Sciences, Surveying and Mechanical Engineering.
    Distortion Analysis in Laser Welding of Ultra High Strength Steel2014In: Proceedings of the 6th International Swedish Production Symposium 2014 / [ed] Stahre, Johan, Johansson, Björn & Björkman, Mats, 2014, p. 1-9Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Due to increased demands on reduced weight in automotive industries, the use of ultra high strength steels (UHSS) has increased. When laser welding UHSS sheets, heating and cooling of the material will cause geometrical distortions and may cause low joint quality. 700 mm long U-beam structures of 1 mm thick boron steel simulating structural pillars in body-in-white constructions have been welded along the flanges with different welding speeds to investigate distortions and weld quality. The results show that final distortions appear in the range of 0-8 mm. FE simulation methods have also been presented which generally predict the distribution of welding distortions.

  • 9.
    Fahlström, Karl
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Enviroment Production Technology West. Swerea KIMAB, Kista, University West, Sweden.
    Blackburn, Jon
    The Welding Institute, Great Britain.
    Karlsson, Leif
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Svensson, Lars-Erik
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Effect of Laser Welding Parameters on Porosity of Weldsin Cast Magnesium Alloy AM502018In: Modern Approaches on Material Science, ISSN 2641-6921, Vol. 1, no 2, p. 25-32Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Pores in the weld metal lower the mechanical properties of the weld. It is therefore important to understand the pore formation mechanisms and find procedures that could reduce porosity. This study focused on laser welding of 3 mm thick magnesium alloy AM50, investigating how different parameters affect porosity formation. Low levels of porosity content were achieved by either increasing the welding speed or using a two-pass welding approach. It was found that higher welding speeds did not allow pores,which were pre-existing from the die-casting process, to have sufficient time to coalesce and expand. In the two-pass welding technique, pores were removed as a result of a degassing process which occurred through the second pass.

  • 10.
    Fahlström, Karl
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Enviroment Production Technology West. Swerea KIMAB, Kista, Sweden.
    Blackburn, Jon
    TWI Ltd., Cambridge, UK.
    Karlsson, Leif
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Svensson, Lars-Erik
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Low Porosity in Cast Magnesium Welds by Advanced Laser Twin-Spot Welding2019In: Materials Sciences and Applications, ISSN 2153-117X, E-ISSN 2153-1188, Vol. 10, no 1, p. 53-64Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Porosity is reported to be a major issue when welding cast magnesium. Therefore, it is important to understand the pore formation mechanisms and find procedures that could be used to reduce porosity. This study investigated the possibility of using twin-spot optics for reducing the porosity in laser welded cast magnesium. Two twin-spot welding setups were compared using either a beam splitter or twin-spot welding with primary and secondary (placed in front of the primary optic) optics. The results showed that welding with a dual optic setup with a defocused secondary beam reduced the volumetric porosity in the weld to 5%. The highest levels of volumetric porosity were 30%, and were a result of using the dual optic setup, but with a defocused primary beam. No clear relation between the level of porosity and power or welding speed was found. It was found that the amount of porosity depended on the balance of the energy input (controlled by defocusing) between the two beams. Porosity formation can be reduced if the energy from the first beam results in the nucleation and initial growth of pores. Reheating by the second beam then allows the pores to grow and escape from the molten material without melting additional base material. Furthermore, twin-spot welding is shown to be a promising combination of a production friendly solution and high quality welding.

  • 11.
    Harati, Ebrahim
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Karlsson, Leif
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Svensson, Lars-Erik
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Dalaei, Kamellia
    ESAB AB, Lindholmsallen 9, 40227 Gothenburg.
    Applicability of Low Transformation Temperature welding consumables to increase fatigue strength of welded high strength steels2017In: International Journal of Fatigue, ISSN 0142-1123, E-ISSN 1879-3452, Vol. 97, p. 39-47Article in journal (Refereed)
    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.

  • 12.
    Harati, Ebrahim
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Karlsson, Leif
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Svensson, Lars-Erik
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Dalaei, Kamellia
    ESAB AB, Gothenburg.
    The relative effects of residual stresses and weld toe geometry on fatigue life of weldments2015In: International Journal of Fatigue, ISSN 0142-1123, E-ISSN 1879-3452, Vol. 77, p. 160-165Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The weld toe is one of the most probable fatigue crack initiation sites in welded components. In this paper, the relative influences of residual stresses and weld toe geometry on the fatigue life of cruciform welds was studied. Fatigue strength of cruciform welds produced using Low Transformation Temperature (LTT) filler material has been compared to that of welds produced with a conventional filler material. LTT welds had higher fatigue strength than conventional welds. A moderate decrease in residual stress of about 15% at the 300 MPa stress level had the same effect on fatigue strength as increasing the weld toe radius by approximately 85% from 1.4 mm to 2.6 mm. It was concluded that residual stress had a relatively larger influence than the weld toe geometry on fatigue strength.

  • 13.
    Harati, Ebrahim
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Karlsson, Leif
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Svensson, Lars-Erik
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Pirling, Thilo
    Institut Max von Laue-Paul Langevin, 6 rue Jules Horowitz, BP156, F-38042 Grenoble, France.
    Dalaei, Kamellia
    ESAB AB, Lindholmsallen 9, 40227 Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Neutron Diffraction Evaluation of Near Surface Residual Stresses at Welds in 1300 MPa Yield Strength Steel2017In: Materials, E-ISSN 1996-1944, Vol. 10, no 6, p. 1-14, article id E593Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Evaluation of residual stress in the weld toe region is of critical importance. In this paper, the residual stress distribution both near the surface and in depth around the weld toe was investigated using neutron diffraction, complemented with X-ray diffraction. Measurements were done on a 1300 MPa yield strength steel welded using a Low Transformation Temperature (LTT) consumable. Near surface residual stresses, as close as 39 µm below the surface, were measured using neutron diffraction and evaluated by applying a near surface data correction technique. Very steep surface stress gradients within 0.5 mm of the surface were found both at the weld toe and 2 mm into the heat affected zone (HAZ). Neutron results showed that the LTT consumable was capable of inducing near surface compressive residual stresses in all directions at the weld toe. It is concluded that there are very steep stress gradients both transverse to the weld toe line and in the depth direction, at the weld toe in LTT welds. Residual stress in the base material a few millimeters from the weld toe can be very different from the stress at the weld toe. Care must, therefore, be exercised when relating the residual stress to fatigue strength in LTT welds.

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  • 14.
    Harati, Ebrahim
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Ottosson, Mattias
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Automation Systems.
    Karlsson, Leif
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Svensson, Lars-Erik
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Non-destructive measurement of weld toe radius using Weld Impression Analysis, Laser Scanning Profiling and Structured Light Projection methods2014In: Proceedings of First International Conference on Welding and Non Destructive Testing (ICWNDT2014), 2014, p. 1-8Conference paper (Refereed)
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  • 15.
    Harati, Ebrahim
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology. ITW Welding AB, Järntrådsvägen 2, Partille, SE-433 30, Sweden.
    Svensson, Lars-Erik
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Karlsson, Leif
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Comparison of effect of shot-peening with HFMI treatment or use of LTT consumables on fatigue strength of 1300 MPa yield strength steel weldments2020In: Welding in the World, ISSN 0043-2288, E-ISSN 1878-6669, Vol. 64, no 7, p. 1237-1244Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper, T-joint samples in a 1300 MPa yield strength steel were produced using conventional or low transformation temperature (LTT) type consumables. The welded samples were either subjected to high-frequency mechanical impact (HFMI) treatment or to shot-peening. Fatigue testing was performed under fully reversed, constant amplitude bending load. Shot-peening gave a significant increase in fatigue strength for more than around 50,000 cycles. Shot-peened LTT welds had the highest fatigue strength, with conventional welds being shot-peened having slightly lower fatigue strength. HFMI treatment of conventional and LTT welds improved the fatigue strength also, but to a lesser extent, keeping the slope in the SN diagram close to three, while shot-peened samples had a slope of 5–7. Significant differences in compressive residual stress were seen between the different welds, with the most compressive stress found in the shot-peened samples. This was probably one of the main reasons for the improved fatigue life of shot-peened samples. © 2020, The Author(s).

  • 16.
    Harati, Ebrahim
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Svensson, Lars-Erik
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Karlsson, Leif
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Improving fatigue strength of welded 1300 MPa yield strength steel using HFMI treatment or LTT fillers2017In: Engineering Failure Analysis, ISSN 1350-6307, E-ISSN 1873-1961, Vol. 79, no September, p. 64-74Article in journal (Refereed)
    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.

  • 17.
    Harati, Ebrahim
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Engineering.
    Svensson, Lars-Erik
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Karlsson, Leif
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    The measurement of weld toe radius using three non-destructive techniques2014In: Proceedings of The 6th International Swedish Production Symposium 201416-18 September 2014 / [ed] Johan Stahre, Björn Johansson,Mats Björkman, 2014, p. 1-8Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The three non-destructive methods Weld Impression Analysis, Laser Scanning Profiling and Structured Light Projection were employed to measure the weld toe radius of fillet welds. All three methods could be used succesfully but results are dependent on evaluation procedure. The results show that the weld toe geometry cannot be considered uniform and varies along the weld. It was also found that the measured weld toe radii do not vary significantly with minor variations ofthe surface profile orientation.

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  • 18.
    Harati, Ebrahim
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Svensson, Lars-Erik
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Karlsson, Leif
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Hurtig, Kjell
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Effect of HFMI treatment procedure on weld toe geometry and fatigue properties of high strength steel welds2016In: Procedia Structural Integrity, Vol. 2, p. 3483-3490Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The effects of high frequency mechanical impact (HFMI) treatment procedure on the weld toe geometry and fatigue strength in 1300 MPa yield strength steel welds were investigated. In this regard first the effect of three or six run treatments on the weld toe geometry was evaluated. The fatigue strength and weld toe geometry of as-welded and HFMI treated samples was then compared. Fatigue testing was done under fully reversed, constant amplitude bending load. When increasing the number of treatment runs from three to six, the weld toe radius and width of treatment remained almost constant. However, a slightly smaller depth of treatment in the base metal and a somewhat larger depth of treatment in the weld metal was observed. HFMI treatment increased the fatigue strength by 26%. The treatment did not increase the weld toe radius significantly, but resulted in a more uniform weld toe geometry along the weld. A depth of treatment in the base metal in the range of 0.15-0.19 mm and a width of treatment in the range of 2.5-3 mm, were achieved. It is concluded that the three run treatment would be a more economical option than the six run treatment providing a similar or even more favourable geometry modification.

  • 19.
    Harati, Ebrahim
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Svensson, Lars-Erik
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Karlsson, Leif
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Widmark, Mattias
    Material Technology, Volvo Group Trucks Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Effect of high frequency mechanical impact treatment on fatigue strength of welded 1300 MPa yield strength steel2016In: International Journal of Fatigue, ISSN 0142-1123, E-ISSN 1879-3452, Vol. 92, p. 96-106Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    High frequency mechanical impact (HFMI) is a recent post weld treatment method which can be employed to increase the fatigue strength of welded components. In this paper the fatigue strength of as-welded and HFMI treated fillet welds in a 1300 MPa yield strength steel was compared. Fatigue testing was done under fully reversed, constant amplitude bending load. Finite element analysis was used to calculate the stress distribution in the weld toe region to permit evaluation of the fatigue data with the effective notch stress approach. As-welded samples showed a mean fatigue strength of 353 MPa and a characteristic fatigue strength of 306 MPa. HFMI treatment increased the mean fatigue strength by 26% and the characteristic fatigue strengths by 3%. The weld toe radii in as-welded condition were large. HFMI only increased the weld toe radii slightly but resulted in a more uniform weld toe geometry along the weld. A depth of indentation in the base metal in the range of 0.15–0.19 mm and a width of indentation in the range of 2.5–3 mm, were achieved. Maximum compressive residual stresses of about 800 MPa in the longitudinal and 250 MPa in the transverse direction were introduced by HFMI treatment, adjacent to the weld toe. The surface hardness was increased in the entire HFMI treated region. It is concluded that the increase in fatigue strength is due to the combined effects of the weld toe geometry modification, increase in surface hardness and creation of compressive residual stresses in the treated region.

  • 20.
    Hosseini, Vahid A.
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes. Innovatum AB, Trollhättan, Sweden.
    Valiente Bermejo, María Asunción
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Gårdstam, Johannes
    Swerea KIMAB AB, Kista, Sweden.
    Hurtig, Kjell
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Karlsson, Leif
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Influence of multiple thermal cycles on microstructure of heat-affected zone in TIG-welded super duplex stainless steel2016In: Welding in the World, ISSN 0043-2288, E-ISSN 1878-6669, Vol. 60, no 2, p. 233-245Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The influence of heat input and multiple welding cycles on the microstructure of the heat-affected zone in autogenously TIG-welded 6 mm 2507 type super duplex stainless steel plates was investigated. In order to produce multiple thermal cycles, one to four pass bead-on-plate welds were made with arc energies of 0.47 and 1.08 kJ/mm, corresponding to heat inputs of 0.37 and 0.87 kJ/mm. Several thermocouples were attached to record thermal cycles on the front and back sides of the plates. Finite element modelling was successfully done to map and correlate measured and calculated peak temperatures. Only minor changes were seen in the ferrite content at 1 and 2 mm from the fusion boundary. Nitrides formed in all passes of the low heat input samples in a region next to the fusion boundary, but only after the third and fourth passes of the high heat input samples. Sigma phase precipitated only in a zone heated to a peak temperature in the range of approximately 828 to 1028 °C. Multiple reheating was found to promote precipitation of sigma phase relatively more than slower cooling. A precipitation free zone was observed between the nitride and sigma phase bands. The precipitation behaviour could be understood from equilibrium phase diagrams, evaluation of local thermal cycles and by correlating results from the modelling and measurements of peak temperatures. It is suggested that the peak temperature, the accumulated time in the critical temperature range between approximately 828 and 1028 °C, and the number of thermal cycles are the most relevant criteria when evaluating the risk of sigma phase formation.

  • 21.
    Hosseini, Vahid A.
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Wessman, Sten
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes. Swerea KIMAB AB, Kista, Sweden.
    Hurtig, Kjell
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Karlsson, Leif
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Nitrogen loss and effects on microstructure in multipass TIG welding of a super duplex stainless steel2016In: Materials & design, ISSN 0264-1275, E-ISSN 1873-4197, Vol. 98, no May, p. 88-97Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Nitrogen loss is an important phenomenon in welding of super duplex stainless steels. In this study, a super duplex stainless steel was autogenously TIG-welded with one to four bead-on-plate passes with low or high heat inputs using pure argon shielding gas. The goal was to monitor nitrogen content and microstructure for each weld pass. Nitrogen content, measured by wavelength dispersive X-ray spectrometry, was after four passes reduced from 0.28 wt% in the base metal to 0.17 wt% and 0.10 wt% in low and high heat input samples, respectively. Nitrogen loss resulted in a more ferritic structure with larger grains and nitride precipitates. The ferrite grain width markedly increased with increasing number of passes and heat input. Ferrite content increased from 55% in base metal to 75% at low and 79% at high heat inputs after four passes. An increasing amount of nitrides were seen with increasing number of weld passes. An equation was suggested for calculation of the final nitrogen content of the weld metal as functions of initial nitrogen content and arc energy. Acceptable ferrite contents were seen for one or two passes. The recommendation is to use nitrogen in shielding gas and proper filler metals.

  • 22.
    Hosseini, Vahid
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Cederberg, Emil
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Hurtig, Kjell
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Karlsson, Leif
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    A physical simulation technique for cleaner and more sustainable research in additive manufacturing2021In: Journal of Cleaner Production, ISSN 0959-6526, E-ISSN 1879-1786, Vol. 285, article id 124910Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Additive manufacturing (AM) introduces a new domain for zero waste and cleaner production. Research for verification of materials in AM and effects of the process on the material behavior, however, demands a significant amount of materials, energy, and man-hours. The design of suitable physical simulation techniques that can duplicate complex AM thermal cycles without performing AM is therefore crucial for cleaner and more sustainable AM research. This paper aims at introducing a novel technique to reproduce AM thermal cycles in a controlled way on a small sample, thereby supporting sustainable alloy verification and cleaner research. In this technique, a stationary arc is applied to a disc-shaped sample mounted on a water-cooled chamber, where the arc and water provide rapid heating and cooling, respectively. In the present study, a super duplex stainless steel (SDSS) was used as the experimental alloy to simulate the evolution of microstructure and properties during wire-arc additive manufacturing. The experiment was performed using the stationary arc with the holding time of 5 s, applied 1, 5, or 15 times. The total processing time was only 450 s (7.5 min) for the 15 a.m. thermal cycles experiment. The SDSS showed a progressive increase in the austenite fraction at 600–1200 °C and the formation of detrimental sigma phase at 700–1000 °C, but a reduction of austenite fraction above 1300 °C. The results were in good agreement with the literature, verifying the applicability of the physical simulation technique for AM research. Calculations showed that using arc heat treatment as the initial step is 6–20 times more efficient in different respects (materials, energy, and man-hours) compared to wire arc additive manufacturing. Therefore, this methodology can be implemented to gain an understanding of materials in AM applications thereby eliminating the need for investments in additive manufacturing of a specific component. © 2020

  • 23.
    Hosseini, Vahid
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology. Innovatum AB, Sharif University of Technology, Tohoku University, Chalmers University of Technology.
    Hurtig, Kjell
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Eyzop, Daniel
    Outokumpu Stainless AB, Avesta Research Centre, Avesta, Sweden.
    Östberg, Agneta
    Sandvik Materials Technology, Sandviken, Sweden.
    Janiak, Paul
    Swerea KIMAB AB, Kista, Sweden.
    Karlsson, Leif
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Ferrite content measurement in super duplex stainless steel welds2019In: Welding in the World, ISSN 0043-2288, E-ISSN 1878-6669, Vol. 63, no 2, p. 551-563Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Approaches to determining ferrite fraction (%) and ferrite number (FN) were examined for super duplex stainless steel (SDSS) welds. A reference sample was produced by bead-on-plate gas–tungsten arc welding of a type-2507 SDSS plate. By comparing different etchants and measurement practices, it was realized that etching with modified Beraha followed by computerized image analysis (IA) was the most accurate and quickest technique to measure ferrite fraction, which determined the same ferrite fraction (68.0 ± 2.6%) as that measured by electron diffraction backscattered analysis (67.6 ± 2.3%). A Round Robin test was performed on a reference sample at University West, Swerea KIMAB, Outokumpu Stainless, and Sandvik Materials Technology to investigate the repeatability of the technique. The ferrite fraction measurements performed at different laboratories showed very small variations, which were in the range of those seen when changing microscope in the same laboratory. After verification of the technique, the relationship between ferrite fraction and ferrite number (measured with FERITSCOPE®) was determined using 14 single (root) pass welds, including butt, corner, and T-, V-, and double V-joint geometries. The best-fit equation found in this study was ferrite number (FN) = 1.1 × ferrite fraction (%). To conclude, the ferrite fraction technique suggested in the present paper was accurate and repeatable, which made it possible to determine a ferrite fraction–ferrite number formula for SDSS single-pass welds.

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  • 24.
    Hosseini, Vahid
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Hurtig, Kjell
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Gonzalez, Daniel
    Bodycote, Surahammar (SWE).
    Oliver, James
    Outokumpu Stainless AB, Avesta (SWE).
    Folkeson, Nicklas
    ESAB AB, Göteborg (SWE).
    Thuvander, Mattias
    Department of Physics, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, (SWE).
    Lindgren, Kristina
    Department of Physics, Chalmers University of Technology, SE-412 96 Gothenburg (SWE).
    Karlsson, Leif
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Enviroment Production Technology West. University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Precipitation kinetics of Cu-rich particles in super duplex stainless steels2021In: Journal of Materials Research and Technology, ISSN 2238-7854, Vol. 15, p. 3951-3964Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Complex precipitation behavior of Cu-rich particles (CRPs) was investigated and simulated in continuously cooled and quench-aged super duplex stainless steel. Atom probe tomography (APT) and scanning electron microscopy showed that slow cooling resulted in nonuniform multimodal CRP precipitation and spinodal decomposition, while in the fast cooled and quench-aged conditions, more uniform precipitation of CRPs with no visible spinodal decomposition was found. Depletion of Cu, Ni, and Mn was observed in the ferrite next to the CRPs during growth, but not during dissolution. Some evidence of Ostwald ripening was seen after slow cooling, but in the quench-aged condition, particle coalescence was observed. Large CRPs disappeared next to a ferrite–austenite phase boundary after slow cooling when Cu was depleted due to the diffusion to austenite as also predicted by moving boundary Dictra simulation. Comparing Cu depleted areas next to CRPs analyzed by APT and moving boundary Dictra simulation of CRP–ferrite showed that the effective Cu diffusion coefficient during the early-stage precipitation was about 300 times higher than the Cu diffusion coefficient in ferrite at 475 °C. Using the effective diffusion coefficient and a size-dependent interfacial energy equation, CRP size distribution was successfully predicted by the Langer–Schwartz model implemented in Thermo-Calc Prisma. Applying a short aging time and continuous cooling increased the hardness and decreased the toughness values compared to the solution annealed condition. A nonuniform distribution of Cu in ferrite, the duplex structure, and partitioning of alloying elements among different phases are factors making CRP precipitation in duplex stainless steels complex.

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  • 25.
    Hosseini, Vahid
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Hurtig, Kjell
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Karlsson, Leif
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Bead by bead study of a multipass shielded metal arc-welded super-duplex stainless steel2020In: Welding in the World, ISSN 0043-2288, E-ISSN 1878-6669, Vol. 64, no 2, p. 283-299Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The present study aims at investigating bead geometry and the evolution of microstructure with thermal cycles in multipass shielded metal arc welding of a V-groove 13-mm type-2507 super-duplex stainless steel (SDSS) plate. The weld consisted of 4 beads produced with arc energies of 0.81-1.06 kJ/mm. The upper beads showed lower base metal (BM) dilution than the first bead. Thermal cycles were recorded with thermocouples, indicating that the cooling rate decreased in the as-deposited weld zone when adding a new bead. Ferrite fraction in the as-welded condition was lower for the upper beads. The austenite grain morphology in reheated passes varied depending on the local peak temperatures and the number of reheating passes. Sigma phase precipitated in a location reheated by the third and fourth passes that was subjected to a critical peak temperature for sigma precipitation. Ferrite content, measured using image analysis and Fisher FERITSCOPE technique, showed that the ferrite fraction moved toward 50/50% in the weld metal with an increasing number of reheating cycles. Finally, a schematic map showing an overview of the microstructure in the multipass SDSS weld was introduced.

  • 26.
    Hosseini, Vahid
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology. Hogskolan Vast.
    Hurtig, Kjell
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Karlsson, Leif
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Effect of multipass TIG welding on the corrosion resistance and microstructure of a super duplex stainless steel2017In: Materials and corrosion - Werkstoffe und Korrosion, ISSN 0947-5117, E-ISSN 1521-4176, Vol. 68, no 4, p. 405-415Article in journal (Refereed)
    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.

  • 27.
    Hosseini, Vahid
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Hurtig, Kjell
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Karlsson, Leif
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Multipass Autogenous TIG Welding of Super Duplex Stainless2015In: 16th national conference of welding and inspection, Yazd, Iran: Proceedings, Yazd, 2015Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Multipass welding of super duplex stainless steels (SDSS) needs further characterization due to their growing applications inpetrochemical and offshore industries. This study, as a result, is aimed at investigating the effects of the number of passesand the arc energy on the microstructure and properties of 2507-type SDSS (UNS S32750). From one to four TIG weldpasses were autogenously applied on a plate using two different arc energies and with pure argon gas as the shielding gas.Chemical analysis showed increasing nitrogen loss with an increasing number of passes and increasing arc energy.Microstructural analyses revealed formation of nitrides in the weld metal and heat affected zone, and sigma phase at somedistance from the fusion boundary. Thermal cycle analysis in combination with Thermo-Calc calculations indicated thatexcessive reheating cause degradation of corrosion properties of multipass weldments, by reducing the pitting resistanceequivalent number of austenite to less than 40. Multipass welding resulted in a more ferritic weld metal microstructure and anincreased hardness.Recommendations, based on the present study, are as follows: 1) Corrosion attack can occur not only in the weld zone andnext to the fusion boundary, but also in a location at some distance from the fusion zone due to reheating in the sigma phaseformation temperature range. This should be considered in inspection procedures 2) Nitrogen loss degrades the mechanicaland corrosion properties of weldments even when welding with a low heat input. Using filler metals with higher nickelcontents and nitrogen containing shielding gases are therefore recommended. 3) It is often recommended to use a heat inputin the lower end of the recommended 0.3-1.5 kJ/mm range in multipass welding of super duplex stainless steels. However,welding with a higher heat input and fewer passes, in some cases, can decrease the risk of formation of secondary phases.

  • 28.
    Hosseini, Vahid
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Högström, Mats
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Hurtig, Kjell
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Valiente Bermejo, María Asunción
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Stridh, Lars-Erik
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Karlsson, Leif
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Wire-arc additive manufacturing of a duplex stainless steel: thermal cycle analysis and microstructure characterization2019In: Welding in the World, ISSN 0043-2288, E-ISSN 1878-6669, Vol. 63, no 4, p. 975-987Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The evolution of microstructures with thermal cycles was studied for wire-arc additive manufacturing of duplex stainless steel blocks. To produce samples, arc energy of 0.5kJ/mm and interlayer temperature of 150 degrees C were used as low heat input-low interlayer temperature (LHLT) and arc energy of 0.8kJ/mm and interlayer temperature of 250 degrees C as high heat input-high interlayer temperature (HHHT). Thermal cycles were recorded with different thermocouples attached to the substrate as well as the built layers. The microstructure was analyzed using optical and scanning electron microscopy. The results showed that a similar geometry was produced with 14 layers4 beads in each layerfor LHLT and 15 layers3 beads in each layerfor HHHT. Although the number of reheating cycles was higher for LHLT, each layer was reheated for a shorter time at temperatures above 600 degrees C, compared with HHHT. A higher austenite fraction (+8%) was achieved for as-deposited LHLT beads, which experienced faster cooling between 1200 and 800 degrees C. The austenite fraction of the bulk of additively manufactured samples, reheated several times, was quite similar for LHLT and HHHT samples. A higher fraction of secondary phases was found in the HHHT sample due to longer reheating at a high temperature. In conclusion, an acceptable austenite fraction with a low fraction of secondary phases was obtained in the bulk of wire-arc additively manufactured duplex stainless steel samples (35-60%), where higher austenite fractions formed with a larger number of reheating cycles as well as longer reheating at high peak temperatures (800-1200 degrees C).

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  • 29.
    Hosseini, Vahid
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Karlsson, Leif
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Physical and kinetic simulation of nitrogen loss in high temperature heat affected zone of duplex stainless steels2019In: Materialia, E-ISSN 2589-1529, Vol. 6, article id 100325Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    High temperature heat affected zone (HTHAZ) of duplex stainless steels is prone to local corrosion attack due to a high ferrite fraction and nitride formation. Literature commonly attributes formation of this undesirable microstructure to rapid cooling from high peak temperatures. However, this study investigated the possible role of nitrogen loss in HTHAZ using a combination of physical and kinetics simulation. Applying a stationary gas-tungsten arc (GTA) on a water-cooled plate, a technique known as arc heat treatment, showed that considerable nitrogen loss occurred already after 0.5 min up to 150 µm from the fusion boundary. This zone was extended to 1300 µm after 600 min arc heat treatment. The results of bead-on-plate GTA welding and Gleeble testing replicating the thermal cycle in HTHAZ showed that the ferrite fraction of the real HTHAZ was 7% higher than that for Gleeble samples. This agrees with results from arc heat treatment, where ferrite fraction was found to increase due to nitrogen loss. Numerical and Dictra approaches were developed to simulate the kinetics of nitrogen loss in HTHAZ considering ferrite as the nitrogen rapid diffusion path towards the weld pool. Simulation showed good agreement with both welding and physical simulation. A combination of thermodynamic and kinetics simulations properly predicted the ferrite fraction at 1100 °C for different arc heat treatment times. In conclusion, the experiments (physical simulations and GTA welding) and kinetics simulation showed that nitrogen was lost from HTHAZ to the weld pool. © 2019 Acta Materialia Inc.

  • 30.
    Hosseini, Vahid
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology. Innovatum AB., Trollhättan, Trollhättan, Sweden.
    Karlsson, Leif
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Engelberg, D.
    University of Manchester, School of Materials, M13 9PL, Manchester, United Kingdom.
    Wessman, Sten
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    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)2018In: Welding in the World, ISSN 0043-2288, E-ISSN 1878-6669, Vol. 62, no 4, p. 893-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

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

  • 31.
    Hosseini, Vahid
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology. Innovatum AB.,Trollhättan, Trollhättan, Sweden.
    Karlsson, Leif
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Engelberg, Dirk
    The University of Manchester, School of Materials,Manchester,UK.
    Wessman, Sten
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Time-temperature-precipitation and property diagrams for super duplex stainless steel weld metals2018In: Welding in the World, ISSN 0043-2288, E-ISSN 1878-6669, Vol. 62, no 3, p. 517-533Article in journal (Refereed)
    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.

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  • 32.
    Hosseini, Vahid
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Karlsson, Leif
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Hurtig, Kjell
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Choquet, Isabelle
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Engelberg, Dirk
    The University of Manchester, School of Materials, Manchester M13 9PL, UK.
    Roy, Matthew J.
    The University of Manchester, School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering,Manchester M13 9PL, UK.
    Kumara, Chamara
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    A novel arc heat treatment technique for producing graded microstructures through controlled temperature gradients2017In: Materials & design, ISSN 0264-1275, E-ISSN 1873-4197, Vol. 121, no May, p. 11-23Article in journal (Refereed)
    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.

  • 33.
    Hosseini, Vahid
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Karlsson, Leif
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Wessman, Sten
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology. Swerea KIMAB AB, P.O. Box 7047, Kista, Sweden.
    Fuertes, Nuria
    Swerea KIMAB AB, P.O. Box 7047, Kista, Sweden.
    Effect of sigma phase morphology on the degradation of properties in a super duplex stainless steel2018In: Materials, ISSN 1996-1944, E-ISSN 1996-1944, Vol. 11, no 6, article id 933Article in journal (Refereed)
    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.

  • 34.
    Hosseini, Vahid
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology. Innovatum AB., Trollhättan, Trollhättan, Sweden.
    Karlsson, Leif
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Örnek, Cem
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Department of Chemical Science and Engineering, Division of Surface and Corrosion Science, Stockholm, Sweden, Department of Corrosion in Energy and Processing Industry, Swerea KIMAB AB, P.O. Box 7047, Kista, Sweden.
    Reccagni, Pierfranco
    The University of Manchester, School of Materials, Manchester, United Kingdom.
    Wessman, Sten
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Engelberg, Dirk
    The University of Manchester, School of Materials, Manchester, United Kingdom.
    Microstructure and functionality of a uniquely graded super duplex stainless steel designed by a novel arc heat treatment method2018In: Materials Characterization, ISSN 1044-5803, E-ISSN 1873-4189, Vol. 139, p. 390-400Article in journal (Refereed)
    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

  • 35.
    Hosseini, Vahid
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Lindgren, Kristina
    Department of Physics, Chalmers University of Technology, 412 96, Gothenburg (SWE).
    Thuvander, Mattias
    Department of Physics, Chalmers University of Technology, 412 96, Gothenburg, (SWE).
    Gonzalez, Daniel
    Bodycote, 735 23, Surahammar (SWE).
    Oliver, James
    Outokumpu Stainless AB, 774 41, Avesta (SWE).
    Karlsson, Leif
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Nanoscale phase separations in as-fabricated thick super duplex stainless steels2021In: Journal of Materials Science, ISSN 0022-2461, E-ISSN 1573-4803, Vol. 56, no 21, p. 12475-12485Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Nanoscale phase separations, and effects of these, were studied for thick super duplex stainless steel products by atom probe tomography and mechanical testing. Although nanoscale phase separations typically occur during long-time service at intermediate temperatures (300-500 degrees C, our results show that slowly cooled products start to develop Fe and Cr separation and/or precipitation of Cu-rich particles already during fabrication. Copper significantly slowed down the kinetics at the expense of Cu-rich particle precipitation, where the high-copper material subjected to hot isostatic pressing (HIP), with Delta t(500-400) of 160 s and the low-copper hot-rolled plate with Delta t(500-400) of 2 s had the same level of Fe and Cr separation. The phase separations resulted in lower toughness and higher hardness of the HIP material than for hot-rolled plate. Therefore, both local cooling rate dependent and alloy composition governed variations of phase separations can be expected in as-fabricated condition.

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  • 36.
    Hosseini, Vahid
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Thuvander, Mattias
    Department of Physics, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg (SWE).
    Lindgren, K.
    Department of Physics, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg (SWE).
    Oliver, James
    Outokumpu Stainless AB, Avesta (SWE).
    Folkeson, Nicklas
    ESAB AB, SE-417 55 Gothenburg (SWE).
    Gonzalez, Daniel
    Bodycote, Surahammar (SWE).
    Karlsson, Leif
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Enviroment Production Technology West. University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Fe and Cr phase separation in super and hyper duplex stainless steel plates and welds after very short aging times2021In: Materials & design, ISSN 0264-1275, E-ISSN 1873-4197, Vol. 210, article id 110055Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Fe and Cr phase separation in ferrite, causing 475°C-embrittlement, was studied after very short aging times in super duplex stainless steel (SDSS) and hyper duplex stainless steel (HDSS) plates and welds. Atom probe tomography showed that hot-rolled SDSS, experiencing significant metal working, had faster kinetics of phase separations compared to the SDSS and HDSS welds after 5 min aging at 475 °C. The surface of the 33-mm SDSS plate had faster Fe and Cr phase separation and larger toughness drop. A higher density of dislocations next to the austenite phase boundary in ferrite, detected by electron channeling contrast, can promote the phase separation at the surface of the plate with lower austenite spacing. The toughness dropped in HDSS welds after aging, but SDSS welds maintained their toughness. An inverse simulation method considering an initial sinusoidal nanometric Cr and Fe fluctuation showed that Ni increases the interdiffusion of Cr in the system, resulting a higher degree of phase separation in SDSS welds than the HDSS weld. Within the composition range of the studied SDSS and HDSS materials, the processing influences the Fe and Cr phase separation more than the variation in composition during short aging or typical fabrication times. 

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  • 37.
    Hosseini, Vahid
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology. ESAB AB, Göteborg (SWE).
    Thuvander, Mattias
    Department of Physics Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg (SWE).
    Lindgren, Kristina
    Department of Physics Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg (SWE).
    Oliver, James
    Outokumpu Stainless AB, Avesta (SWE).
    Folkeson, Nicklas
    ESAB AB, Göteborg (SWE).
    Gonzalez, Daniel
    Bodycote, Surahammar (SWE).
    Cengiz, Sezgin
    Department of Physics Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg (SWE).
    Karlsson, Leif
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Influence of Fabrication Route and Copper Content on Nature and Kinetics of 475 °C- Embrittlement in Cu-Containing Super Duplex Stainless Steels2023In: Steel Research International, ISSN 1611-3683, E-ISSN 1869-344X, Vol. 4, p. 1-12, article id 2200978Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The influence of hot-rolling, hot isostatic pressing (HIP), welding, as well as copper content on 475 °C-embrittlement is studied in super duplex stainless steels. The as-received samples are solution annealed and quenched. Then, to study the kinetics and nature of phase transformations during fabrication, the samples are aged for a very short duration of 5 min at 475 °C. Atom probe tomography results reveal that the processes involving more plastic deformation such as hot rolling and HIP accelerate chromium and iron phase separation and cause precipitation of copper-rich particles (CRPs) in ferrite, resulting in significant toughness loss. In contrast, the weld does not show a high level of chromium and iron phase separation or CRPs precipitation, preserving its toughness after the short aging. The experiment and the inverse interdiffusion calculations reveal that raising the copper content slow down chromium and iron phase separation but significantly increase the CRP number density and decrease the toughness of the HIPed material. Precipitation simulation of CPRs show that the model must be modified based on each processing condition. It is concluded that hot rolling and HIP accelerate 475 °C-embrittlement, which cannot be prevented by raising the copper content.

  • 38.
    Hosseini, Vahid
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology. Innovatum AB Trollhättan,Trollhättan,Sweden.
    Thuvander, Mattias
    Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Physics, Gothenburg,Sweden.
    Wessman, Sten
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Karlsson, Leif
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Spinodal Decomposition in Functionally Graded Super Duplex Stainless Steel and Weld Metal2018In: Metallurgical and Materials Transactions. A, ISSN 1073-5623, E-ISSN 1543-1940, Vol. 49A, no 7, p. 2803-2816Article in journal (Refereed)
    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.

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  • 39.
    Hosseini, Vahid
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Wessman, Sten
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Hurtig, Kjell
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Karlsson, Leif
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Enviroment Production Technology West. University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Predicting ferrite fractions in single pass super duplex stainless steel welds: thermal cycle analysis and phase transformation modeling2019In: ESSC and DUPLEX 2019: 10th European Stainless Steel Conference - Science and Market, 6th European Duplex Stainless Steel Conference and Exhibition, Wien: Austrian Society for Metallurgy and Materials (ASMET) , 2019, p. 180-197Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The relationship between welding process parameters, welding thermal cycle, and the final microstructure is of great importance for reliable fabrication of welded super duplex stainless steels (SDSS) structures. The present study was primarily aimed at investigating the relationship for root/single pass welding of type 2507 SDSS. Fourteen welds were produced using GMAW, GTAW, SAW, and SMAW with different joints geometries, plate thicknesses, and welding parameters. Thermal cycles were recorded using several thermocouples attached to the plates and thermocouples were also harpooned into the weld pool. Weld pool geometries and base metal dilution in the weld metal were determined for all welds. The general trend was that the ferrite fraction of the weld zone increased with increasing cooling rate and base metal dilution in the weld metal. The ferrite fraction was in the range 49-64% for all welds. Kinetics of austenite formation was modeled using computational thermodynamics (Thermo-Calc & DICTRA) to predict the ferrite fractions in the weld zone and calculated fractions were in good agreement with experimental results. Some conflicting results showed that in addition to dilution and cooling rate, the possible nitrogen loss must be taken into account when evaluating and predicting ferrite fraction. It was concluded that the above approach can be used for prediction of the ferrite fraction of super duplex stainless steel single pass welds. Â 2019 ESSC and DUPLEX 2019 - 10th European Stainless Steel Conference - Science and Market, 6th European Duplex Stainless Steel Conference and Exhibition. All rights reserved.

  • 40.
    Johansson, Mikael
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Enviroment Production Technology West. Sandvik Materials Technology, SE-811 81 Sandviken, Sweden.
    Stenvall, Peter
    Sandvik Materials Technology, SE-811 81 Sandviken, Sweden.
    Karlsson, Leif
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Andersson, Joel
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Evaluation of test results and ranking criteria for Varestraint testing of an austenitic high-temperature alloy2020In: Welding in the World, ISSN 0043-2288, E-ISSN 1878-6669, Vol. 64, p. 903-912Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Varestraint testing is commonly used to evaluate hot cracking susceptibility of materials. In this paper, the dependence of operators and evaluation technique on test results is studied for a high-temperature austenitic stainless steel (UNS S31035). Samples were tested at six different strain levels ranging from 0.7 to 3.8%. Four different operators evaluated the same samples following the same instructions on how to measure the cracks manually in an optical microscope at x 25 magnification. The largest variation among operators evaluation was found for low strain levels where small and few cracks were found. In addition, one of the four operators used image analysis to evaluate the samples at x 50 magnification. The average total crack length and total number of cracks in fusion zone and heat-affected zone were approximately 1.5 times higher when using image analysis compared with manual evaluation. Image analysis at x 50 made it possible to detect smaller cracks compared with manual evaluation at x 25 magnification, contributing to an increased number of cracks detected. The maximum crack length using image analysis at x 50 was similar to manual evaluation made at x 25 magnification and was the criterion that showed the least variation in this study. However, further comparisons using other magnifications are needed to verify the agreement between manual evaluation and image analysis found in this study. An advantage with evaluation using image analysis is that it provides traceable results. A harmonized standard for Varestraint testing, and especially for evaluation, would decrease the variation among operators and laboratories.

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  • 41.
    Karlsson, Leif
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Divison of Natural Sciences, Surveying and Mechanical Engineering.
    Börjesson, J.
    ESAB AB, PO Box 8004, Göteborg.
    Orientation relationships of intragranular austenite in duplex stainless steel weld metals2014In: Science and technology of welding and joining, ISSN 1362-1718, E-ISSN 1743-2936, Vol. 19, no 4, p. 318-323Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Formation and characteristics of fine intragranular austenite were studied for low energy input duplex stainless steel welds. Microstructures were largely ferritic with some allotriomorphic grain boundary austenite, Widmanstätten type austenite, fine intragranular austenite and nitrides. Electron backscattered diffraction analysis revealed that grain boundary austenite had a random orientation relationship (OR) with one of the adjacent ferrite grains and was close to Kurdjumov-Sachs (KS) with the other, whereas Widmanstätten austenite always showed an OR near KS. The finest intragranular austenite was mainly randomly oriented, whereas coarser austenite more often was close to KS. It is argued that the OR of intragranular austenite with the ferritic matrix is governed by a combination of composition, determining driving force for nucleation at temperature, cooling rate and the availability of nitrides acting as nucleation sites. A random OR is most likely for higher cooling rates and compositions promoting nucleation at lower temperatures. © 2014 Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.

  • 42.
    Karlsson, Leif
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Divison of Natural Sciences, Surveying and Mechanical Engineering.
    Hurtig, Kjell
    University West, Department of Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Division for Mechanical Engineering.
    Svensson, Lars-Erik
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Engineering.
    Influence of dilution on properties of high strength steel weld metals2014In: Biuletyn Instytutu Spawalnictwa W Gliwicach: Rocznik 58, 2014, p. 65-71Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 43.
    Karlsson, Leif
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Divison of Natural Sciences, Surveying and Mechanical Engineering.
    Svensson, Lars-Erik
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Engineering.
    Hurtig, Kjell
    University West, Department of Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Division for Mechanical Engineering.
    Efficient welding of high strength steel2014In: Proceedings of the 6th International Swedish Production Symposium 2014 / [ed] Stahre, Johan, Johansson, Björn & Björkman, Mats, 2014, p. 1-8Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

     Producing welds with properties matching those of the steel is a challenge at high strength levels. The present study investigated how cooling rates and dilution affects strength and toughness when welding steels with yield strengths of 777 MPa and 1193 MPa. Overmatching weld metal strength was achieved for the less strong steel and weld strengths >1000 MPa were recorded for the stronger steel. Fracture in transverse tensile testing was always located in base material or HAZ. Low dilution, rapid cooling and single pass welding contributed to higher strength. Impact toughness was higher for lower strength and low dilution.

  • 44.
    Lahti, K.
    et al.
    Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland.
    Hiltunen, E.
    Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland.
    Pirinen, M.
    Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland.
    Karlsson, Leif
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Submerged Arc Welding of High Strength Steel for Shipbuilding Applications2015In: Proceedings of JOM 18 International conference on joining materials, Helsingör, Danmark, april 26-29 2015, JOM-institute , 2015, p. 1-8Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In most cases primary purpose for use of high strength steels is weight reduction with resulting benefits in product lifecycle costs. However, as the operating environments vary, it is important to take consideration to the specific requirements for the product in concern. In this study, high strength steel F40SW (YS 460 MPA, UTS 550 MPa) for use in arctic conditions, e.g., icebreakers, are welded with submerged arc welding (SAW) and resulting welds are analyzed for mechanical and metallurgical properties. Submerged arc welding (SAW) is preferred joining process for thick steel plates in shipbuilding.However, as the mechanical properties of steel are improved, restrictions in heat input are often set thus limiting effective use of SAW, and probably therefore Manual Metal Arc (MMA) welding and manual Gas Metal Arc (GMA) welding are typically the processes mainly referenced in literature when welding steels with higher strength levels are studied. In this study, submerged arc welds on F40SW steel were made with overmatching tubular and solid welding wire at heat input levels above the normally recommended maximum of approximately 2,0 kJ/mm. Resulting welds were tested for mechanical properties with focus on toughness properties at low temperatures.Impact toughness KV 150 / 7,5 at -60°C was above 27J for both tested wires in the weld and at the heat affected zone (HAZ). Tested yield and tensile strength of the joints matched unwelded base material and all of the samples were broken at the base material far from the weld and HAZ area. Also the 180° bending tests for both surface- and rootside were passed without remarks. Based on the findings in this study, no obvious limitations for use of submerged arc welding in joining of arctic grade steel F40SW were observed. This encourages for increased use of SAW as economical and environmentally sound joining process for this kind of steel.

  • 45.
    Lahti, K.
    et al.
    Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland.
    Hiltunen, E.
    Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland.
    Pirinen, M.
    Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland.
    Karlsson, Leif
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Martikainen, J.
    Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland.
    Productivity Aspects in Submerged Arc Welding of Thick High-Strength Steels2015In: Proceedings of IIW International Conference, High-Strength Materials: Challenges and Applications, 2-3 July 2015, Helsinki, Finland, Helsingfors, 2015, Helsingfors, 2015, Vol. 0904, p. 1-6-Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A series of welding tests were made on 35 mm thick F500W high strength steel. This specific steel grade is developed for use in arctic conditions, especially in shipbuilding, and it has excellent impact toughness at temperatures down to -60°C. Submerged arc welding tests were performed using solid and flux-cored welding wire keeping the heat-input at levels typically recommended for thermo mechanically processed highstrengthsteels. Process improvement trials were even made using electrode extension (EE) allowing for higher melt-on rates without any increase in the heat input.However, as the chemical composition of F500W allows for higher heat input without risk for excessive grain growth, tests at higher heat inputs were also made as reference for additional ways to increase productivity. Three fundamental means for improving productivity were analyzed in this study: 1) use of solid or flux-cored wire, 2) effect of groove preparation, and 3) use ofelectrode extension. These all can be introduced without changes in heat input, and hence implementation to existing production systems is easy, economical and quick. Highest increase in productivity is gained by using electrode extension with optimized groove geometry. In the studied thickness of 35 mm, the number of runs was decrease by 60 % from 22 to 9 without increase in the heat input and with approved mechanical properties for this specific steel. Based on the outcome of this study, submerged arc welding can successfully be used for joining of this high strength steel with approved mechanical properties and high productivity.

  • 46.
    Li, Peigang
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Mechanical Engineering. University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Engineering.
    Svensson, Lars-Erik
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Mechanical Engineering.
    Markocsan, Nicolaie
    University West, Department of Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Division for Mechanical Engineering.
    Karlsson, Leif
    University West, Department of Engineering Science.
    Cold laps - micro-lack of fusion defects in steel arc welds: a reviewManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
  • 47.
    Mraz, Lubos
    et al.
    Welding Research Institute - Industrial Institute SR, Račianska 71, 83259 Bratislava, Slovakia .
    Karlsson, Leif
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Enviroment Production Technology West.
    Mikula, Pavol
    Nuclear Physics Institute ASCR v.v.i., 250 68 Řež, Czech Republic .
    Vrana, Miroslav
    Nuclear Physics Institute ASCR v.v.i., 250 68 Řež, Czech Republic .
    Identification of Weld Residual Stresses Using Diffraction Methods and their Effect on Fatigue Strength of High Strength Steels Welds2014In: Materials Science Forum, ISSN 0255-5476, E-ISSN 1662-9752, Vol. 768-769, p. 668-674Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    It is well known that fatigue strength of welded joints does not depend on steel strength. Better fatigue strength of welded joints, e.g. longer life time of fatigue loaded weld structures, can be achieved with a smooth transition between the weld and the base material to minimize stress concentration. It has also been recognized that residual stresses play a critical role in the fatigue behaviour of welds. In the last decade an extensive research has been performed in order to increase the fatigue strength of high strength steel weldments. The martensite and bainite transformation start temperatures of weld metals have been shown to have a large effect on fatigue life time of high strength steel welds. This is of particular importance if the full potential of high strength steels is to be used in fatigue loaded constructions. A detailed investigation of the effect of phase transformation temperature on residual stress distribution in the vicinity high strength steel welds and its effect on fatigue life time has been performed. The transformation temperature of the weld metal was varied by changing the chemical composition of the filler material. Residual stress distributions have been measured by neutron as well as by X-ray diffraction and fatigue tests have been performed on the fillet welds. A strong effect of weld metal phase transformation temperature on residual stress level was observed. Fatigue strength increased approximately three times when an optimised low transformation temperature filler material was used in comparison to the application of conventional filler material

  • 48.
    Mraz, Lubos
    et al.
    Welding Research Institute - Industrial Institute SR, 832 59 Bratislava, Slovakia.
    Karlsson, Leif
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Divison of Natural Sciences, Surveying and Mechanical Engineering.
    Vrana, Miroslav
    Nuclear Physics Institute ASCR, v.v.i, 25068 Rez, Czech Republic .
    Mikula, Pavol
    Nuclear Physics Institute ASCR, v.v.i, 25068 Rez, Czech Republic .
    Residual stress distributions at high strength steel welds prepared by low transformation temperature (LTT) and conventional welding consumables2014In: Materials Science Forum, ISSN 0255-5476, E-ISSN 1662-9752, Vol. 777, p. 40-45Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Residual stress distributions in fillet welds in 8 mm 900 MPa steel have been mapped perpendicular and parallel to the weld line and also through the thickness in the vicinity of weld toe position. Measurements were carried out on four welds when two of them were performed with conventional and two with the so called LTT (low transformation temperature) filler materials. Both neutron and X-ray diffractions were used for determination of the residual stress distribution. Fatigue properties have also been evaluated for all test welds. Neutron diffraction measurements showed that the stress profiles perpendicular to the weld toe qualitatively did not depend on filler material type although the absolute stress levels differed. Trends were similar for positions 2, 4 and 6 millimetres below the surface for all three stress components; σx (direction perpendicular to the weld), σy (parallel to the weld) and σz (through the thickness). X-ray diffraction showed difference in residual stress level at the weld toe. Lower residual stress levels have been identified for LTT filler material when compared to the conventional consumable compositions. The effect of residual stress is discussed in relation to fatigue properties of all four welds. Remarkable higher fatigue strength has been measured for welds prepared by the LTT filler materials. © (2014) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.

  • 49.
    Mráz, Lubos
    et al.
    Welding Reseach Insitute - Industrial Insitute of SR, Racinska 71, 832 59 Bratislava, Slovak Republic.
    Karlsson, Leif
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Divison of Natural Sciences, Surveying and Mechanical Engineering.
    Vrána, Miroslav
    Nuclear Physics Institute AS CR, v.v.i., Řež 130, Czech Republic ..
    Neutron Diffraction Studies of Residual Stress Distribution in the Vicinity of the Single Pass Fillet Steel Welds2015In: Applied Mechanics and Materials, ISSN 1660-9336, E-ISSN 1662-7482, Vol. 732, p. 13-19Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this contribution the results of residual strain/stress measurements performed on several single pass fillet steel welds, which were carried out at different welding conditions, namely, with different filler materials are presented.

  • 50.
    Mráz, Lubos
    et al.
    Welding Research Institute, Industrial Institute SR, Bratislava, Slovakia .
    Karlsson, Leif
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Vrána, Miroslav
    Nuclear Physics Institute AS CR, v.v.i., Řež 130, Czech Republic .
    Mikula, Pavol
    Nuclear Physics Institute AS CR, v.v.i., Řež 130, Czech Republic .
    Residual stress distribution measurement by neutron diffraction of the single pass fillet steel welds2014In: 52nd International Scientific Conference on Experimental Stress Analysis (EAN 2014): Proceedings of a meeting held 2-5 June 2014, Marianske Lazne, Czech Republic., Czech Society for Mechanics ( CSM ) , 2014Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this contribution the results of residual strain/stress measurements performed on several single pass fillet steel welds which were carried out at different welding conditions, namely, with different filler materials are presented.

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