1985 年 3 巻 3 号 p. 574-581
In the gas shield arc welding with SUS304 austenitic stainless steel base metal and, JISY308L type electrod, the effect of the welding condition on the oxygen content and microstructure of weld metal has been investigated. Next, the effect of the oxygen on the mechanical properties, mainly on the fracture toughness, were studied. The main results are summarized as follows;
1) The oxygen content of weld metal is increased with dicreasing the welding current (from 200A to 400A) and with increasing the arc voltage (from 20V to 30V). At the constant welding atmosphere, there is a linear correlation between the oxygen content and a parameter of A/V which is established by the authors, where A is welding current and V is arc voltage. The oxygen content decreases with increasing the parametre A/V.
2) The most of the oxygen exists in the γ region as the spherical oxide of Mn-Silicate. The number of oxide per unit volumu is related to the welding heat input. The number decreases with increasing the heat input.
3) Charpy impact values and Jin values decrease with increasing the oxide volume fraction.
4) The relationship between Charpy impact value and oxide volume fraction is represented by linear line on the log-log cordinate. At the constant oxide voulme fraction, the distribution (number and size) of oxide has little effect to Charpy impact value.