Crystallographic Texture and the Austenite Grain Structure of Low-Alloy Steel Weld Deposits

S. S. Babu, H. K. D. H. Bhadeshia and L.-E. Svensson


We report here a simple experiment which demonstrates that the crystallographic texture in a steel plate greatly influences the development of the solidification microstructure produced during welding. Beads of weld metal were deposited on three orthogonal faces of a cube of steel. The columnar austenite grains of austenite were found to be different in size and shape, as a function of the face on which the weld was deposited.

Journal of Materials Science Letters, Vol. 10, 1991, 142-144.

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