Microalloying with Ti, Nb and V, both individually and in combination, is a common method for producing steels with high strength and toughness. However, interaction with other elements and impurities can lead to cracking during continuous casting and rolling. The hot ductility of commercially cast V, Nb and Nb-V-Ti steels has been investigated using two experimental methods: tensile testing utilizing a servo-hydraulic load frame with a resistance furnace and thermomechanical testing using rapid joule heating. The temperature-dependent ductility of these steels is compared for both test methods. Factors that influence the ductility of these steels are discussed.
M. Varadarajan et al., "The Influence of Ti, Nb and V on the Hot Ductility of As-Cast Microalloyed Steels," Proceedings of the AISTech 2020 (2020, Cleveland, OH), pp. 1470 - 1478, Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST), Sep 2020.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.33313/380/158
AISTech 2020 (2020: Aug. 31-Sep. 3, Cleveland, OH)
Materials Science and Engineering
Peaslee Steel Manufacturing Research Center
Keywords and Phrases
Microalloyed Steel; Hot Ductility; Surface Cracks; Hot Tensile Tests
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03 Sep 2020