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Title: Mechanical properties, formability and corrosion resistance of thermomechanically controlled processed Ti-Nb stabilized IF steel
Authors: Ghosh S.
Singh A.K.
Mula S.
Chanda P.
Mahashabde V.V.
Roy T.K.
Published in: Materials Science and Engineering A
Abstract: Aim of the present study is to examine the possibilities of achieving a better combination of yield strength (YS), ductility and formability with a better corrosion resistance of a Ti-Nb stabilize IF steel through microstructural refinement by simple phase controlled thermomechanical rolling. The phase controlled thermomechanical rolling could be an industrially reliable method for the production of hot strips, which can substitute cold rolled steel sheets. Accordingly, the phase controlled multi-pass rolling was performed in 3 selected phase regimes (γ-recrystallization, γ→α transition & α-regions) on the basis of Ac 3 /Ar 3 , Ac 1 /Ar 1 (obtained through Thermo-Calc & Gleeble-3800) and T nr (from Boratto equation) followed by air cooling. The volume fraction of precipitate(s) correspond to the deformation temperature was estimated using Thermo-Calc Software and the morphology of the precipitates was analyzed by TEM. The strain induced phase transformation of unstable γ occurred during rolling at a high reduction of ~80%, É›=1.6 at γ→α transition region. Thus, dynamically recovered stable bimodal equiaxed ferrite structures (fine ferrite ~5 µm embedded with larger size ferrite grains ~32 µm) were obtained after air cooling to room temperature. In case of the rolling at α-region, improvement of the YS (>3-fold) is attributed to the formation of ultrafine ferrite grains (1–3 µm) through subgrain structures, strain-induced precipitation of nanosize NbC and/or TiC and micro-shear bands. Very short-annealing (~100 s) at 850 °C followed by forced air cooling was employed in order to simulate continuous annealing process and was found to improve the formability without much affecting its YS. The avoidance of FeTiP phase formation (which deteriorates to form {111} recrystallization texture) and nucleation of ferrite grains within the deformation bands (studied through EBSD study) by a short-annealing treatment are accountable for regaining the formability. The role of strain hardening exponent (n) and plastic-strain-ratio (r) on the deformation characteristics of the thermomechanically treated IF steel were also investigated to correlate the YS and uniform elongation. Furthermore, the rolled (at α-region) + short-annealed samples showed an excellent corrosion resistance due to the formation of dense oxide film on the surface. This is attributed to the dissolution of Fe(Ti+Nb)P precipitates (which are the potential sites for initiation of pits), and formation of fine grains (which facilitate to form dense oxide film on the large surface area). © 2016 Elsevier B.V.
Citation: Materials Science and Engineering A (2017), 684(): 22-36
URI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2016.12.034
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/12902
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Keywords: Corrosion behaviour
IF steel
Mechanical properties
Phase controlled rolling
Substructures
Transmission electron microscopy
ISSN: 9215093
Author Scopus IDs: 35513324800
55547111103
12783902100
57205520086
6504457310
57010817900
Author Affiliations: Ghosh, S., Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Rookee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand 247667, India
Singh, A.K., Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Rookee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand 247667, India
Mula, S., Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Rookee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand 247667, India
Chanda, P., Flat Product Technology Group, TATA Steel, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand 831001, India
Mahashabde, V.V., Flat Product Technology Group, TATA Steel, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand 831001, India
Roy, T.K., Flat Product Technology Group, TATA Steel, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand 831001, India
Corresponding Author: Mula, S.; Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology RookeeIndia; email: suhritmula@gmail.com
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