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Microstructure and properties of Ti and Ti+Nb ultra-low-carbon bake hardened steels

  • Ji-ping Chen
  • Yong-lin Kang
  • Ying-min Hao
  • Guang-ming Liu
  • Ai-ming Xiong
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Abstract

Hot rolling, cold rolling and continuous annealing processes of Ti bearing and Ti+Nb stabilized ultra-low-carbon bake hardened steels were experimentally studied. The microstructure and texture evolution, as well as the morphology, size and distribution of second phase precipitates during hot rolling, cold rolling and continuous annealing were also analyzed. The results showed that the size of NbC precipitates in Ti + Nb stabilized ultra-low-carbon bake hardened steel was smaller than that of TiC precipitates in Ti bearing ultra-low-carbon bake hardened steel, which made the average grain size of Ti + Nb stabilized ultra-low-carbon bake hardened steel finer than that of Ti bearing ultra-low-carbon bake hardened steel: for the yield strength, the former was higher than the latter; but for the r value which reflects the deep-drawing performance, the former was lower than the latter.

Key words

ultra-low-carbon bake hardened steel texture microstructure mechanical property 

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© China Iron and Steel Research Institute Group 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ji-ping Chen
    • 1
  • Yong-lin Kang
    • 1
  • Ying-min Hao
    • 1
  • Guang-ming Liu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ai-ming Xiong
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Materials Science and EngineeringUniversity of Science and Technology Beijing, State Key Laboratory for Advanced Metals and MaterialsBeijingChina
  2. 2.Shougang Research Institute of TechnologyBeijingChina

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