Optimization of Rolling Conditions in Nb Microalloyed Steel Processed by Thin Slab Casting and Direct Rolling Route: Processing Maps
The microstructural evolution during the hot rolling of coarse grain sized austenite has been modeled taking into consideration all the microstructural mechanisms (dynamic, static and metadynamic recrystallization, strain induced precipitation) that could take place during the industrial TSDR production of a Nb microalloyed steel. Based on the results obtained from the model, processing maps have been drawn for a 0.035%Nb microalloyed steel. Optimum processing conditions to exploit all the benefits of Nb microalloying have been defined considering a final gauge thickness range between 1.5 and 12.65 mm.
J.M. Rodriguez-Ibabe, I. Gutiérrez, B. López and A. Iza-Mendia
P. Uranga et al., "Optimization of Rolling Conditions in Nb Microalloyed Steel Processed by Thin Slab Casting and Direct Rolling Route: Processing Maps ", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 500-501, pp. 245-252, 2005