Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance vol:21 issue:2 pages:271-279
The high temperature thermal expansion coefficient (TEC) and elastic modulus of five steels used in mill rolls production were investigated by dilatometer and impulse excitation techniques (IET). The measurements were provided at heating from room temperature till temperatures of about 1000 degrees C and subsequent cooling. The obtained data were attributed to the properties of predominating phases (austenite, martensite, pearlite, and bainite). The TEC and elastic modulus of corresponding phases were similar for all investigated steels despite the difference in their chemical composition. The steels with a chromium content of 2.95 wt.% and more show enhanced ability to quench hardening. This is an important prerequisite for production of high quality mill rolls.