Publisher : The Materials Research Society of Korea
DOI : 10.3740/MRSK.2015.25.12.666
Title & Authors
Effect of Carbides on the Pitting Corrosion of Mod. 440A Martensitic Stainless Steel Kwon, Soon-Doo; Heo, Sung-Hwa; Kang, Chang-Yong;
In this study, we investigated the effect of the residual carbides and tempered carbides precipitated by tempering treatment after quenching on the pitting corrosion of mod. 440A martensitic stainless steel. In quenched specimens and tempered specimens after quenching of mod. 440A martensitic stainless steel, the volume fraction of the residual carbides and total carbides decreased with the increase of the austenitizing temperature. Pitting resistance increased with the increase of austenitizing temperature. With the increase of the volume fraction of the residual and total carbides, the pitting resistance of mod. 440A martensitic stainless steel was decreased. The pitting resistance of mod. 0.5C-17Cr-0.5Ni 440A martensitic stainless steel had stronger affected by residual carbides than precipitated carbides produced by tempering.