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Physical based model for predicting the microstructural evolution at hot rolling
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering.
Högskolan i Dalarna.
2009 (English)In: Invited paper to the International Conference MEFORM 2009, Freiberg, Germany , 2009Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009.
National Category
Materials Engineering
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-13989OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-13989DiVA: diva2:328844
Note
QC 20100706Available from: 2010-07-06 Created: 2010-07-06 Last updated: 2010-07-21Bibliographically approved
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1. Modeling the Microstructural Evolution during Hot Deformation of Microalloyed Steels
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Modeling the Microstructural Evolution during Hot Deformation of Microalloyed Steels
2009 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

 

This thesis contains the development of a physically-based model describing the microstructural evolution during hot deformation of microalloyed steels. The work is mainly focused on the recrystallization kinetics. During hot rolling, the repeated deformation and recrystallization provides progressively refined recrystallized grains. Also, recrystallization enables the material to be deformed more easily and knowledge of the recrystallization kinetics is important in order to predict the required roll forces. Hot strip rolling is generally conducted in a reversing roughing mill followed by a continuous finishing mill. During rolling in the roughing mill the temperature is high and complete recrystallization should occur between passes. In the finishing mill the temperature is lower which means slower recrystallization kinetics and partial or no recrystallization often occurs. If microalloying elements such as Nb, Ti or V are present, the recrystallization can be further retarded by either solute drag or particle pinning. When recrystallization is completely retarded and strain is accumulated between passes, the austenite grains will be severely deformed, i.e. pancaking occurs. Pancaking of the grains provides larger amount of nucleation sites for ferrite grains upon transformation and hence a finer ferrite grain size is achieved.

In this work a physically-based model has been used to describe the microstructural evolution of austenite. The model is built-up by several sub-models describing dislocation density evolution, recrystallization, grain growth and precipitation. It is based on dislocation density theory where the generated dislocations during deformation provide the driving force for recrystallization. In the model, subgrains act as nuclei for recrystallization and the condition for recrystallization to start is that the subgrains reach a critical size and configuration. The retarding effect due to elements in solution and as precipitated particles is accounted for in the model.

To verify and validate the model axisymmetric compression tests combined with relaxation were modeled and the results were compared with experimental data. The precipitation sub-model was verified by the use of literature data. In addition, rolling in the hot strip mill was modeled using process data from the hot strip mill at SSAB Strip Products Division. The materials investigated were plain C-Mn steels and Nb microalloyed steels. The results from the model show good agreement with measured data.

 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH, 2009. x, 47 p.
Keyword
modeling, austenite, microalloyed steels, hot deformation, microstructure evolution, static recrystallization, dynamic recrystallization, metadynamic recrystallization<
National Category
Materials Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-10390 (URN)978-91-7415-267-8 (ISBN)
Public defence
2009-04-20, B3, KTH, Brinellvägen 23, Stockholm, 13:00 (English)
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QC 20100706Available from: 2009-05-08 Created: 2009-05-08 Last updated: 2010-07-21Bibliographically approved

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