Solution nitriding of AISI 430 ferritic stainless steel

Hussain, P and Mamat, Othman and Firmanto, Hudiyo (2009) Solution nitriding of AISI 430 ferritic stainless steel. In: International Conference on Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, 23-25 June 2009, Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Tehnology, Surabaya, Indonesia.

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This paper reports the work on solution nitriding of AISI 430 ferritic stainless steel. To study the phase transformation at the steel, calculation using Thermocalc software was carried out. Metallographic study, XRD examination and assessment of the samples’ hardness after the treatment was performed to examine the result of the treatment. The microstructure of the nitrided samples contains martensite and coarse ferrite. The martensite development is begun at the outer layer and grows further to the core when nitriding time is increased. A partial martensite formation is also taken place at the core which is initiated at the ferrite’s grain boundary. The existence of the martensite structure contributes to the hardness improvement of the steel. However, nitrogen diffusion is also believed to increase the hardness of the martensite. Prolonging the nitriding time diffuses more nitrogen into the material. It stimulates more martensite as well as the hardness improvement. Nitriding for four hours brings to a fully martensitic transformation and hardens the entire cross section of the sample.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:1812
Deposited By: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Othman Mamat
Deposited On:28 Apr 2010 00:56
Last Modified:19 Jan 2017 08:25

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