Study on the Production of Ti Micro-Alloyed High Strength Hot Rolled Steel by CSP Process
Ti micro-alloyed high strength hot rolled steel was developed in Valin Lianyuan Steel in the CSP line. The cleanliness of liquid steel was good enough for thin slab casting after LF refining. The mould powder was adjusted for stabilizing the heat flux of thin slab continuous casting mould. Homogeneous microstructure consisting of ferrite and pearlite was obtained in the hot rolled steel plates by the improving of rolling process. The nano-scale precipitates of Ti(C, N) and Nb(C, N) is the main strengthening mechanism. The yield strength of developed hot rolled plate is higher than 660 MPa and the tension strength is 760 MPa. The ductile-brittle transition temperature is below -60 degree Celsius. The developed Ti alloyed steel with designed composition fulfils the requirements of 600 MPa grade steel for engineering machinery.
Jian-Feng Nie and Allan Morton
G. Q. Li et al., "Study on the Production of Ti Micro-Alloyed High Strength Hot Rolled Steel by CSP Process", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 654-656, pp. 230-233, 2010