Recrystallization and Grain Coarsening Control in Processing High Niobium Microalloyed Line Pipe Steels Conference Paper uri icon

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abstract

  • The effect of solute niobium in retarding coarsening kinetics of austenite in upstream thermo mechanical processing of high niobium (0.1wt%Nb) low interstitial steel is analyzed. Solute drag effect of niobium in retarding boundary mobility in static recrystallization is examined in thermo-mechanical rolling of high Nb microalloyed steel. The importance of austenite grain refinement prior to pancaking in compact strip rolling of high Nb microallyed steel as a means to increase surface area to volume ratio of pancaked austenite grain is emphasized. This is to promote adequate nucleation sites for phase transformation even under conditions low total rolling reduction below temperature of no recrystallization.

publication date

  • January 1, 2013