Microstructure and creep behaviour of P92 steel after HPT

Petr Kral, Jiri Dvorak, Vaclav Sklenicka, Takahiro Masuda, Zenji Horita, Kveta Kucharova, Marie Kvapilova, Marie Svobodova

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The influence of the application of severe plastic deformation on microstructure changes and creep deformation behaviour was investigated in P92 creep-resistant pipe steel. P92 steel in its as-received state, with a microstructure typical of tempered martensite, was subjected to high-pressure torsion at room temperature. An investigation of the microstructure using an electron backscatter diffraction technique revealed that severe plastic deformation led to the subsequent formation of an ultrafine-grained microstructure, containing {110} fibre texture and randomly misoriented boundaries. The microstructure characteristics and hardness measurements exhibited saturated values at an equivalent strain of higher than about 20. The creep behaviour of the ultrafine-grained specimen produced in the saturated region exhibited a minimum creep rate that was about two orders of magnitude faster, and a larger creep ductility, in comparison with the as-received state. Creep exposure at 873 K with a time to fracture of about 3 h led to a slight grain coarsening and to the formation of Laves phase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)287-295
Number of pages9
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering A
Publication statusPublished - Apr 18 2018


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Kral, P., Dvorak, J., Sklenicka, V., Masuda, T., Horita, Z., Kucharova, K., ... Svobodova, M. (2018). Microstructure and creep behaviour of P92 steel after HPT. Materials Science and Engineering A, 723, 287-295. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2018.03.059