Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance

, Volume 27, Issue 4, pp 1494–1504 | Cite as

Microstructural Evolution and the Precipitation Behavior in X90 Linepipe Steel During Isothermal Processing

  • Y. Tian
  • H. T. Wang
  • Z. D. Wang
  • R. D. K. Misra
  • G. D. Wang
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Abstract

Thermomechanical controlled processing of 560-MPa (X90) linepipe steel was simulated in the laboratory using a thermomechanical simulator to study the microstructural evolution and precipitation behavior during isothermal holding. The results indicated that martensite was obtained when the steels were isothermally held for 5 s at 700 °C. Subsequently, granular bainite and acicular ferrite transformation occurred with increased holding time. Different amount of polygonal ferrite formed after isothermally holding for 600-3600 s. Pearlite nucleated after isothermally holding for 3600 s. Precipitation occurred after isothermal holding for 5 s and continuous precipitation occurred at grain boundaries after isothermally holding for 600 s. After isothermally holding for 3600 s, large Nb/Ti carbide precipitated. The presence of MX-type precipitates was confirmed by diffraction pattern. The interphase precipitation (IP) occurred between 5 and 30 s. Maximum hardness was obtained after isothermally holding for 600 s when IP occurred and rapidly decreased to a low value, mainly because polygonal ferrite dominated the microstructure after isothermally holding for 3600 s.

Keywords

linepipe steel isothermal transformation precipitation the hardness 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors acknowledge support from the National Key R&D Program of China (Grant No. 2016YFB0300701). R.D.K. Misra also acknowledges continued collaboration with the Northeastern University as an Honorary Professor by providing guidance to students in research.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Tian
    • 1
  • H. T. Wang
    • 1
  • Z. D. Wang
    • 1
  • R. D. K. Misra
    • 2
  • G. D. Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Rolling and AutomationNortheastern UniversityShenyangChina
  2. 2.Laboratory for Excellence in Advanced Steel Research, Department of Metallurgical, Materials and Biomedical EngineeringUniversity of Texas at El PasoEl PasoUSA

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