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Title: Study on the effect of ageing on laves phase evolution and their effect on mechanical properties of P92 steel
Authors: Saini N.
Mulik R.S.
Mahapatra M.M.
Keywords: Ageing
Grain size
Laves phase
P92 steel
Precipitate size
Issue Date: 2018
Citation: 2
Abstract: P92 steel is candidate material for application in reactor pressure vessels in nuclear power plants. In present investigation, Laves phase evolution (at 650 �C) with varying ageing time (upto 3000 h) in P92 steel and their effect on mechanical properties have been investigated. During thermal ageing, the microstructure analysis showed the evolution of Laves phase that degrades the strength of P92 steel. The formation of Laves phase was observed after the thermal ageing of 720 h and it showed higher coarsening rate in ageing time range of 720 h ?1440 h. The Laves phase formation was also confirmed by the XRD analysis, and line mapping. The strength and ductility decreased as a result of deprivation of solid solution strengthening and formation of Laves phase. The hardness of P92 steel was also affected by ageing time but less pronounced as compared to strength. Charpy toughness was also reduced continuously with increase in ageing time as a result of thermal straining of particles and Laves phase formation. � 2018 Elsevier B.V.
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