Comparison of Grain Growth between Fine-Grained and Coarse-Grained Austenite in a Nb-V-Ti Microalloyed Steel

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Comparison of grain growth of fine-grained and coarse-grained austenite in a Nb-V-Ti microalloyed steel during reheating or equalization at the same temperature was investigated using cold-charging and hot-charging specimens respectively in this study. The results show that the different grain growth behavior appears in fine-grained and coarse-grained austenite. The uniform grain growth and lower growth rate at reheating temperature studied was found in fine-grained austenite, while partial grain growth and higher growth rate was present in coarse-grained austenite. During reheating or equalization, the slow growth rate in fine-grained austenite may be contributed to stronger pinning force of fine precipitates while higher grain growth rate in coarse-grained austenite were believed to the result of lager size difference among part of grains. Grain coarsening occurs in fine-grained austenite as result of precipitate unpinning at extending holding time, but coarse-grained austenite remained wide size distribution at the same condition and this should not be considered as grain coarsening. coarse-grained austenite remained wide size distribution at the

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Materials Science Forum (Volumes 638-642)

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T. Chandra, N. Wanderka, W. Reimers , M. Ionescu

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3496-3501

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.638-642.3496

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Q. Y. Sha et al., "Comparison of Grain Growth between Fine-Grained and Coarse-Grained Austenite in a Nb-V-Ti Microalloyed Steel ", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 638-642, pp. 3496-3501, 2010

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January 2010

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