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Influence of Electropulsing Treatments on Mechanical Properties of UNS S32750 Duplex Stainless Steel

Version 1 : Received: 17 March 2020 / Approved: 18 March 2020 / Online: 18 March 2020 (17:03:37 CET)
Version 2 : Received: 23 March 2020 / Approved: 25 March 2020 / Online: 25 March 2020 (09:00:25 CET)

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Gennari, C.; Pezzato, L.; Tarabotti, G.; Zambon, A.; Di Schino, A.; Calliari, I. Influence of Electropulsing Treatments on Mechanical Properties of UNS S32750 Duplex Stainless Steel. Materials 2020, 13, 1613. Gennari, C.; Pezzato, L.; Tarabotti, G.; Zambon, A.; Di Schino, A.; Calliari, I. Influence of Electropulsing Treatments on Mechanical Properties of UNS S32750 Duplex Stainless Steel. Materials 2020, 13, 1613.

Journal reference: Materials 2020, 13, 1613
DOI: 10.3390/ma13071613

Abstract

Prestrained at 5% and 15% duplex stainless steel UNS S32750 specimens have been subjected to electropulsing treatments with current density of 100 A/mm2 and 200 A/mm2 and 100 and 500 pulses for each current density value. Corrosion tests, X-ray diffraction, microhardness and residual stresses were collected before and after the electropulsing treatments. Tensile tests were performed after the electropulsing treatments in order to compare the mechanical response to the reference tensile tests performed before the pulsing treatments. Increase in fracture strain was observed after the pulsing treatment in comparison to the reference tensile tests. A decrease in microhardness was also observed after the electropulsing treatments for both degrees of prestrain. Electropulsing treatment almost eliminates the work-hardened state in the 5% prestrained specimens while partially recovered the 15% prestrained material increasing both uniform and fracture strain. The bulk temperature of the samples remained the same for all the duration of the treatments. The effect are to be addressed to a combined effect of the increase in atomic flux due to the electrical current and local joule heating in correspondence of crystal defects. Electropulsing treatment applied to metallic alloys is a promising technique to reduce the work hardening state without the need of annealing treatments in a dedicated furnace.

Subject Areas

electroplastic effect; pulsed current; duplex stainless steel; electropulsing traetment; residual stress; tensile test

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