Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A

, 39:2830

Dependency of Recrystallization Mechanism to the Initial Grain Size


DOI: 10.1007/s11661-008-9656-5

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Dehghan-Manshadi, A. & Hodgson, P. Metall and Mat Trans A (2008) 39: 2830. doi:10.1007/s11661-008-9656-5


The effect of initial grain size on the recrystallization behavior of a type 304 austenitic stainless steel during and following hot deformation was investigated using hot torsion. The refinement of the initial grain size to 8 μm, compared with an initial grain size of 35 μm, had considerable effects on the dynamic recrystallization (DRX) and post-DRX phenomena. For both DRX and post-DRX, microstructural investigations using electron backscattered diffraction confirmed an interesting transition from conventional (discontinuous) to continuous DRX with a decrease in the initial grain size. Also, there were unexpected effects of initial grain size on DRX and post-DRX grain sizes.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of WollongongWollongongAustralia
  2. 2.Centre for Material and Fibre InnovationDeakin UniversityWaurn PondsAustralia