Cold Workability and Magnetic Properties of 6% Si Steel
In order to develop an economical production method of high Si steel sheet, 6%Si (by weight percent, unless specified otherwise) steel was prepared by a combined process of conventional casting and hot- and cold-rolling. Tension and nano-hardness tests and TEM analysis were carried out to examine the effects of ordered phases, Si-content, and testing temperature on cold workability. By optimizing the successive processes of casting, hot-rolling, heat treatment, and cold-rolling, 0.5 mm thick 6%Si steel sheet was successfully produced without crack formation. As Si content increased from 3% to 6%, core loss (W10/50) of the 0.5 mm thick Si steel sheet decreased from 1.36 W/kg to 0.89 W/kg.
T. Chandra, K. Tsuzaki, M. Militzer , C. Ravindran
J. S. Shin et al., "Cold Workability and Magnetic Properties of 6% Si Steel", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 539-543, pp. 4643-4648, 2007