Pramanick, Ajit Kumar and Das, H and Reddy, G M and Ghosh, M and Das, Goutam and Nandy, S and Pal, T K (2016) Development and design of microstructure based coated electrode for ballistic performance of shielded metal arc welded armour steel joints. Materials & Design, 103 (IF 4.364). pp. 52-62.
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Joining of high strength armour steel plate developed for lighter armour vehicles using both austenitic and ferritic type of electrode/filler wire could show inferior ballistic performance of the welds. Combination of hard facing electrode and softer Austenitic Stainless Steel electrodes, though provided improved ballistic performance, might not satisfy main design criteria such as strength and toughness due to non-homogeneous microstructure of weld metal. In order to satisfy improved ballistic performance as well as other design parameters, it is highly desirable to develop coated electrode which will attribute more homogeneous microstructure in weld metal similar to high strength armour steel plate. The present investigation has attempted to obtain martensite, bainite and some amount of retained austenite in the weld metal by proper design of alloying elements in the coating of SMAW electrode based on metallurgical index. Three different electrodes attributing different combination of microstructural constituents in armour steel weld metals exhibited excellent ballistic performance combined with other design criteria such as strength and toughness at −40°C. However, among the different microstructural constituents lower bainite along with retained austenite showing maximum toughness both at room temperature and at −40°C could be considered as most desirable microstructure in armour steel weld metal.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Developed coated electrode SMAW Microstructure Ballistic performance and mechanical properties|
|Divisions:||Material Science and Technology|
|Deposited By:||Dr Mainak Ghosh|
|Deposited On:||24 May 2016 14:52|
|Last Modified:||20 Nov 2017 12:37|
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