Recrystallization of stabilized ferritic stainless steel sheet

Chad W. Sinclair, J. D. Mithieux, J. H. Schmitt, Y. Bréchet

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Abstract

An experimental study of the microstructural evolution attending recrystallization of cold-rolled Ti-stabilized ferritic stainless steel is presented. Particular attention is paid to the slow approach to full recrystallization. It is shown that this "sluggish" recrystallization can be attributed to the heterogeneity of microstructure and texture resulting from the processing of the material. In particular, it is shown that the presence of fine Ti(C,N) precipitates acts to significantly hinder the final approach to full recrystallization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3205-3215
Number of pages11
JournalMetallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science
Volume36
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2005
Externally publishedYes

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