Zhang H.,Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Group Co. |
Huang H.,Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Group Co. |
Cai C.,Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Group Co. |
Shen D.,Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Group Co. |
Chen S.,Shanghai JiaoTong University
China Welding (English Edition) | Year: 2012
Transverse cracks occur usually in repair welding for thick plate of high strength steel. It needs multiple times of repair welding. The quality of production and deliver deadline will be influenced. Therefore, it is very significant to investigate the cause and control of transverse crack in repair welding. In this paper, both ends restraint crack experiment is developed to produce delay transverse crack for high strength steel. Metallographic results show that four types of cracks are found in repair welding metal zone and heat affected zone. Large chevron transverse cracks are found in repair welding zone. Lots of micro transverse cracks are found in inter-layer repair welding metal zone, root HAZ and two ends of repair welding individually. The distribution character and formation mechanism of the transverse crack are further analyzed through hardness testing and residual stress measurement. © Editorial Board of CHINA WELDING.