• Grain boundary engineering for enhancing intergranular damage resistance of ferritic/martensitic steel P92

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    摘要: Ferritic/martensitic (F/M) steels have been widely used as structural material for thermal and nuclear power plants. However, it is susceptible to intergranular damage in service conditions, which is expected to be critical issues. In order to improve the intergranular damage resistance of F/M steel, thermomechanical process (TMP) was employed to achieve a grain boundary engineering (GBE) microstructure in a kind of F/M steel P92 in this study. TMP, including cold rolling to 6%, 9%, and 12% thickness reduction, respectively, followed by austenization at 1323 K for 40 min plus tempering at 1053 K for 45 min, were applied on as-received (AR) P92 steel. Both prior austenite grain (PAG) size, prior austenite grain boundary character distribution (GBCD), and the connectivity of prior austenite grain boundaries (PAGBs) were investigated. Compared with AR specimen, the PAG size does not change significantly. The fraction of coincident site lattice boundaries (CSLBs, 3 ≤ Σ ≤ 29) and Σ3n boundaries along PAGBs decreases with increasing reduction ratio due to the recrystallization fraction increases with increasing reduction ratio. The PAGBs connectivity of the 6%-deformed specimen deteriorates compared with that of AR specimen slightly. Moreover, the potentiodynamic polarization studies revealed that the intergranular damage resistance of studied steel could be improved by enhancing the fraction of CSLBs along PAGBs, indicating that TMP, involving low deformation, could enhance the intergranular damage resistance.