Thin Slab Direct Rolling of Microalloyed Steels
Thin slab direct rolling (TSDR) of microalloyed steels belongs to a new generation of thermomechanical treatments. TSDR shows some metallurgical peculiarities that significantly differentiate this process from the traditional route. This paper reviews some of these singularities, considering in a more detail those processing aspects which need to be optimized in order to obtain final homogeneous microstructures that bring about the strength and toughness levels required for specific applications.
J.M. Rodriguez-Ibabe, I. Gutiérrez, B. López and A. Iza-Mendia
J.M. Rodriguez-Ibabe "Thin Slab Direct Rolling of Microalloyed Steels", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 500-501, pp. 49-62, 2005