Structure-mechanical property relationship in hot-dip galvanized S355K2+N steel plates
Advanced Materials Research
Trans Tech Publications
The aim of this study is the characterization of hot-dip galvanized S355K2 steel plates used as components for engineering civil structures. Two thin zinc coatings with a thickness of 14514 μm and 32923 μm, were developed at the surface of the plates. Several experimental techniques were performed to study the microstructure, the chemical composition at the surface of the galvanized plates. The residual stress field was also evaluated in the coatings and the top surface of the plates using the incremental hole drilling method, in the rolling and the transverse directions. The results show the presence of tensile stresses and compressive stresses respectively in the coating and the substrate. © (2014) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.