Failure of Hot-Dip Galvanized Steel Parts : Versagen von feuerverzinkten Stahlbauteilen

Michael Panzenböck, Francisca Mendez Martin, Boryana Rashkova, Patric Schütz, Robert Kaiser

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The embrittlement of metals triggered by liquid zinc, has been known for about 140 years. William H. Johnson [1] stated that iron loses its forming capacity when dipped in melted zinc. Even today, this phenomenon still causes significant damages to hot-dip galvanized steel parts. Here, close attention should not only be paid to the composition of the molten zinc but also to the composition of the steel.
Translated title of the contributionVersagen von feuerverzinkten Stahlbauteilen
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)641-651
Number of pages11
JournalPractical metallography = Praktische Metallographie
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2016

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