Seshu Kumar, A and Khadeer, S A and Rajinikanth, V and Pahari, Santanu and Kumar, B Ravi (2021) Evaluation of bond interface characteristics of rotary friction welded carbon steel to low alloy steel pipe joints. Materials Science and Engineering A, 824 .
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In the present investigation, rotary friction weld joints were prepared between carbon steel and low alloy steel pipes. These types of similar and dissimilar configurations are in general, used for drill pipe joining. Low alloy steel for the friction welding in dissimilar configurations were used in two different microstructure state; a) as-received and b) quenched and tempered. The friction weld joints showed three distinct weld microstructure characteristics; a) radial plastic flow, b) axial plastic flow and, c) partial heat affected zone, for joining configurations. In general, microstructure characterization revealed grain size refinement and carbide precipitation in the vicinity of bond interface for all types of similar and dissimilar steel joining conditions. A characteristic bond layer width of ~2 μm was developed between the dissimilar steel weld joints whereas it was found to be absent for the similar weld joints. These weld joints were evaluated for their mechanical properties by using conventional tensile tests and furthermore by automated ball indentation technique. The study has also shown that in the case of dissimilar steel joints the mechanical properties of the bond interface can be obtained aptly by using an automated ball indentation technique. The quench and temper treatment given to the low alloy steel resulted in the improved bond interface strength. The improvement of the mechanical properties of the weld joints was attributed to the synergistic effect of grain size refinement and tempered martensite microstructure.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Friction welding, Steel, Microstructure, Bond interface|
|Divisions:||Material Science and Technology|
|Deposited By:||Dr Mita Tarafder|
|Deposited On:||02 Nov 2021 16:07|
|Last Modified:||02 Nov 2021 16:07|
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