Effect of the Strain Reversal on Grain Boundary Character and Substructure Development on a Hot Worked Austenitic Stainless Steel
A combination of monotonic and reverse tests has been carried out in order to assess the strain path effects on an austenitic stainless steel hot deformed by torsion. Microstructural results have been obtained by EBSD. The misorientation average parameter measured at different step size scans, the Kernel parameter and the orientation spread average parameter, provide a picture of the in-grain curvature developed during the different strain paths. The results show that these parameters are sensitive to the strain path.
Paul Van Houtte and Leo Kestens
D. Jorge-Badiola et al., "Effect of the Strain Reversal on Grain Boundary Character and Substructure Development on a Hot Worked Austenitic Stainless Steel ", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 495-497, pp. 1031-1036, 2005