Influence of coiling on microstructural evolution and mechanical properties of strip-cast low-carbon low-niobium steel

Lu Jiang, Thomas Dorin, Ross Marceau, Nicole Stanford, Peter Hodgson

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As-cast low-carbon low-niobium steels fabricated by direct strip casting (DSC) were treated by simulated coiling in the lab. Coiling temperatures were carefully selected: (1) 900 °C (in the austenite); (2) 700 °C (during the austenite-to-ferrite transformation); (3) 650 °C (in the ferrite). Optical microscopy and transmission electron microscopy were used to examine the microstructure constituents and the precipitates. Mechanical properties were evaluated by Vickers macrohardness measurements. The results show that coiling treatment has a strong influence on the final microstructure and mechanical properties, thus highlighting the necessity to carefully design the coiling treatment. In addition, the differences in hardness for the three coiling temperatures derive from a complex combination of different strengthening mechanisms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTHERMEC 2016
EditorsC. Sommitsch, M. Ionescu, B. Mishra, E. Kozeschnik, T. Chandra
Place of PublicationPfaffikon Switzerland
PublisherTrans Tech Publications
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783035731293
ISBN (Print)9783035711295
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventInternational Conference on Processing and Manufacturing of Advanced Materials 2016 - Graz, Austria
Duration: 29 May 20163 Jun 2016
Conference number: 9th

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
PublisherTrans Tech Publications
ISSN (Print)0255-5476
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9752


ConferenceInternational Conference on Processing and Manufacturing of Advanced Materials 2016
Abbreviated titleTHERMEC 2016


  • Direct strip casting
  • Hardening mechanisms
  • Low carbon steel
  • Microstructure
  • Precipitation

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