The high-temperature mechanical behavior of cross-weld specimens prepared from a dissimilar weld joint between T92 martensitic and Super304H austenitic heat-resistant steels incorporating Ni-based weld metal was evaluated at temperatures up to 650°C. For both high temperature tensile and creep tests, failure took place in T92 due to its faster degradation with temperature increase. The heat-affected zone of T92 played a critical role during creep deformation, resulting in type IV failure under the long-term creep condition. For the creep specimens, the location of failure shifted from the base metal region to the fine-grained heat-affected zone as the creep duration time increased from the short-term to the long-term condition. The massive precipitation of Laves phase on the grain boundaries of the fine-grained heat-affected zone during creep deformation was observed and found to be responsible for the accelerated void formation in the area leading to the premature failure.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering