The effect of the pre-heating stage on the microstructure and texture of a cold rolled FeCMnAlSi steel under conventional and ultrafast heating

F. M. Castro Cerda*, Konstantinos Goulas, I Sabirov, L. A.I. Kestens, R. H. Petrov

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    Abstract

    This work focuses on the effect of a pre-heating stage on the microstructure evolution during continuous heating of 50% and 75% cold-rolled low carbon steel under conventional and ultrafast heating rates. Peak annealing experiments under two heating rates (10 °C/s and 400 °C/s) are applied to the samples after a pre-heating stage of 10 s. The selected pre-heating temperatures (300 °C and 400 °C) show an influence on the phase fraction of austenite formed after a short holding time in the intercritical (α + γ) phase field, and an effect on the intensity of recrystallized ferrite texture components. A refinement of ferritic average grain diameter is observed after increasing the heating rate from 10 °C/s to 400 °C/s. It is concluded that a pre-heating stage has a negligible impact on the microstructure and texture of cold-rolled low carbon steel. Therefore, a suitable technological window for the application of ultrafast heating rates in steel processing is enabled.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)188-197
    Number of pages10
    JournalMaterials Characterization
    Volume130
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

    Keywords

    • Martensite
    • Microstructure
    • Recrystallization
    • Steel
    • Texture
    • Ultrafast heating

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