Recrystallization and Spheroidization Behavior of High Carbon Pearlitic Steels Investigated by Means of Orientation Imaging Microscopy
The microstructural evolution and the softening behavior of hot rolled and 60% cold rolled 0.85wt% carbon pearlitic steels during spheroidization annealing have been investigated by using the textural and microstructural information contained in the Orientation Imaging Microscopy (OIM) scans. The local boundary energy map, recently suggested by the present authors, is used to monitor the changes of stored plastic strain energy distribution in ferrite during the annealing process, which shows that the spheroidization process of cementite is finished before the completion of recrystallization of the 60% cold-rolled high carbon pearlitic steel.
T. Chandra, K. Tsuzaki, M. Militzer , C. Ravindran
K. Y. Lee et al., "Recrystallization and Spheroidization Behavior of High Carbon Pearlitic Steels Investigated by Means of Orientation Imaging Microscopy", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 539-543, pp. 4556-4561, 2007