The effect of rolling direction on the weld structure and mechanical properties of DP 1000 steel

01.Jan.2018

Authors: Walid Khraisat, Wisam Abu Jadayil, Yazan Al-Zain, Sa’ed Musmar
Journal: Cogent Engineering
Volume: 5
Issue: 1
Pages: 1-11
Publisher: Cogent
Abstract:
Since gas metal arc welding (GMAW) is a common procedure to join different sheets in the industry, the welding direction dependence on the rolling direction was investigated for a welded DP1000, a cold-rolled dual phase steel. Microstructural investigations and mechanical tests were conducted on two weldments; one being welded parallel to the rolling direction and the second transverse to the rolling direction and the results were compared. It was found that there is a higher degree of softening of the heat-affected zone in the sample welded parallel to the rolling direction. Although this softening did not significantly decrease the tensile strength or the hardness of this sample when compared to the one welded transverse to the rolling direction, the elongation was twice as high in the former sample. That is related to the slower heat dissipation in the sample welded parallel to the rolling direction as confirmed by its …