Development of NbTiB Microalloyed HSLA Steels for High-Strength Heavy Plate
This paper deals with the development of low carbon NbTiB micro-alloyed high strength low alloy steel for heavy plates with high wall thickness. In the production of heavy plate it is remarkably difficult to achieve a combination of high strength and good low-temperature toughness. Bainitic microstructures have shown the capability to attain such requirements. To achieve a bainitic microstructure even for heavy wall products the formation of bainite can be promoted and supported by the use of small amounts of boron as a micro-alloying element. This industrial research project is based on the addition of small amounts of boron to promote the desired bainitic structure. Mill rolling trials were carried out to determine the optimum process parameters. The results of experimental mill rolling trials on 35 mm plates will be presented in this paper.
J.M. Rodriguez-Ibabe, I. Gutiérrez, B. López and A. Iza-Mendia
H. Meuser et al., "Development of NbTiB Microalloyed HSLA Steels for High-Strength Heavy Plate", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 500-501, pp. 565-572, 2005