Microstructural Characterization of Non-Oriented Low Silicon Steel Produced by Compact Strip Production
The macro structures, microstructures, textures and precipitates in non-oriented electrical steels were studied by means of optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), electron back scattering dispersion (EBSD) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) in the specimens produced by conventional continuous casting process and thin slab continuous casting and direct rolling process. Results showed the macro structures in as-cast slabs and the microstructures in as-rolled strips were more fine-grained and uniform with regard to compact strip production (CSP) process, compared with that in conventional process. No obvious texture was observed in hot rolled strips produced by CSP process.
Y. L. Fu and K. M. Wu, "Microstructural Characterization of Non-Oriented Low Silicon Steel Produced by Compact Strip Production", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 168-170, pp. 827-831, 2011