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Material properties of weld joints of reduced activation ferritic/martensitic steel, F82H

Hirose, Takanori; Sakasegawa, Hideo  ; Nakajima, Motoki; Tanigawa, Hiroyasu

Weld joints of a reduced activation ferritic/martensitic steel, F82H were prepared using Tungsten-Inert-Gas (TIG) and Electron Beam (EB) welding. Physical properties and mechanical properties of these weld joints were investigated in this work. Moreover, effects of Post Weld Heat Treatment (PWHT) was also investigated. After PWHT at 720 $$^{circ}$$C, most of physical properties of weld metal were very similar to those of F82H base metal. Coefficient of thermal expansion and thermal diffusivity of weld metal demonstrated 10% of degradation compared to the base metal. Although weld metal and heat affected zone heated above transformation temperature demonstrated hardening and embrittlement, PWHT above 750 $$^{circ}$$C successfully moderated the hardening without softening in the base metal.

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