Effects of Fillerwire Composition along with Different Pre- and Post-Heat Treatment on Mechanical Properties of AISI 4130 Welded by the GTAW Process

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This research intends to find out the optimal mechanical properties of AISI 4130 steel welded by the GTAW process. Six test plates were joined by two types of filler wire with similar chemical composition to the base metal, and with lower carbon content and slightly higher alloy elements content compared to the first one. Test plates then exerted three different pre-heat and post-heat treatments on both groups. The three types of heat treatments were alternatively without pre-heat and post-heat, with pre-heat only, and finally with pre-heat and post-heat. Tensile, side bends and impact tests (for weld zone and HAZ) have been conducted. Results show that using low-carbon filler wire along with pre- and post-heat resulted in outstanding mechanical properties.

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A. Emamian, A. Emamian and A. Kowkabi, "Effects of Fillerwire Composition along with Different Pre- and Post-Heat Treatment on Mechanical Properties of AISI 4130 Welded by the GTAW Process," Materials Sciences and Applications, Vol. 1 No. 3, 2010, pp. 135-140. doi: 10.4236/msa.2010.13022.

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