Effect of Niobium Addition on the Texture Formation of High Strength Cold-Rolled Low Carbon Steel Sheets


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The effect of niobium (Nb) addition on recrystallization texture formation in cold-rolled low carbon steel sheets containing 2% manganese (Mn) was investigated. The microstructures of hot-bands were significantly refined by Nb addition, which led to the development of the cold-rolling texture in both the γ-fiber (<111>//ND-fiber) and the α-fiber (<110>//RD-fiber). Recrystallization was retarded by Nb addition, in particular, the growth of <110>//ND grains was retarded. However, the γ-fiber and {112}<110> grains developed during annealing even in the intercritical (α-γ) region. Consequently, the r-value increased as the content of Nb was increased due to the development of the intensity ratio of the <111>//ND texture to the <100>//ND texture, which is desirable for deep-drawable high strength steel sheets.



Materials Science Forum (Volumes 558-559)

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S.-J.L. Kang, M.Y. Huh, N.M. Hwang, H. Homma, K. Ushioda and Y. Ikuhara




H. Yoshida et al., "Effect of Niobium Addition on the Texture Formation of High Strength Cold-Rolled Low Carbon Steel Sheets", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 558-559, pp. 425-430, 2007

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October 2007




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