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Evaluation of Workability on Microstructure and Mechanical Property of Modified 9Cr-2W Steel for Fuel Cladding by Cold Drawing Process and Intermediate Heat Treatment Condition

Version 1 : Received: 5 January 2018 / Approved: 8 January 2018 / Online: 8 January 2018 (09:36:45 CET)

How to cite: Heo, H.; Kim, J.; Kim, S.; Kim, J. Evaluation of Workability on Microstructure and Mechanical Property of Modified 9Cr-2W Steel for Fuel Cladding by Cold Drawing Process and Intermediate Heat Treatment Condition. Preprints 2018, 2018010056 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201801.0056.v1). Heo, H.; Kim, J.; Kim, S.; Kim, J. Evaluation of Workability on Microstructure and Mechanical Property of Modified 9Cr-2W Steel for Fuel Cladding by Cold Drawing Process and Intermediate Heat Treatment Condition. Preprints 2018, 2018010056 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201801.0056.v1).

Abstract

In this study, we evaluated the cold drawing workability of two kinds of modified 9Cr-2W steel containing different contents of boron and nitrogen, depending on the temperature and time of normalizing and tempering treatments. Using ring compression tests at room temperature, the effect of intermediate heat treatment condition on workability was investigated. It was found that the prior austenite grain size can be changed by the austenite transformation, and the grain size increases with increasing temperature during normalizing heat treatment. Alloy B and Alloy N showed different patterns after normalizing heat treatment. Alloy N had higher stress than Alloy B, and the reduction in alloy N increased, while the reduction in alloy B decreased. Alloy B showed a larger number of initially formed cracks and a larger average crack length than Alloy N. Crack length and number increased proportionally in Alloy B as the stress increased. Alloy B had lower crack resistance than Alloy N due to boron segregation.

Subject Areas

intermediate heat treatment; boron; fabrication process

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