Simulating the topology of recrystallization in stabilized ferritic stainless steels

C. W. Sinclair, D. Weygand, J. Lépinoux, Y. Bréchet

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The observation of inhomogeneous, 'sluggish' recrystallization in ferritic steels has been extensively documented and discussed, particularly with reference to low carbon steels. Stabilized ferritic stainless steels are also prone to this phenomenon and, in many cases, exhibit the effect more strongly than their carbon counterparts. The situation for stainless steels is exacerbated in part by the topology of the cold rolled microstructure, which is composed of highly elongated and layered grains. In this work an attempt has been made to probe the key features of this process by means of a two-dimensional vertex simulation. Key microstructural characteristics such as subgrain and grain size, topology, misorientation and energy are varied in these simulations in an attempt to elucidate the mechanisms responsible for the final recrystallization. These simulations are compared and contrasted with experimental observations from the recrystallization of an AISI409 stainless steel.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Second Joint International Conferences on Recrystallization and Grain Growth, ReX and GG2
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Recrystallization and Grain Growth, ReX and GG 2004 - Annecy, France
Duration: 30 Aug 20043 Sep 2004

Publication series

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


ConferenceInternational Conference on Recrystallization and Grain Growth, ReX and GG 2004
Abbreviated titleReX and GG 2004


  • Computer simulation
  • Ferritic stainless steel
  • Texture
  • Vertex simulation

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