Structural Studies of Welds in Wear-Resistant Steels
M. Bramowicz a, S. Kulesza b, P. Lewalski a and J. Szatkowski c
aUniversity of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Faculty of Technical Sciences, M. Oczapowskiego 11, 10-719 Olsztyn, Poland
bUniversity of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Słoneczna 54, 10-710 Olsztyn, Poland
cNicolaus Copernicus University, Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Informatics, Grudziądzka 5/7, 87-100 Toruń, Poland
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The work presents results of the research on changes in microstructural, and mechanical properties of the structural XAR 400 wear-resistant steel caused by the welding procedure. Metallographic and microhardness studies revealed complex microstructure of the welds that turned out to vary with the distance from the weld axis: predominance of the acicular ferrite (ACF) structures in the weld itself, quasi-polygonal ferrite (QPF) crystals with precipitates of troostite (T) in the heat-affected zone, and the bainitic ferrite (BF) structures in the heat-partially-affected zone.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.130.963
PACS numbers: 81.20.Vj, 81.05.Bx