2014 Volume 54 Issue 1 Pages 227-234
The refinement of microstructure and its homogeneity during controlled hot strip rolling is primarily achieved by controlling the austenite recrystallization before its transformation during accelerated cooling. The paper describes the methodology to determine the deformation conditions favorable for dynamic recrystallization (DRX). Using this methodology it becomes possible to delineate the conditions for post-deformation static and metadynamic recrystallization as well. The work is based on viscoplastic power law formalism applied to steady state flow within wide range of deformation temperatures and strain rates. Two equations of the same form but with different coefficients can be used depending on whether the steady state flow is controlled by dynamic recovery (DRV) or DRX. The transition from DRV- to DRX at the corresponding value of Zener-Hollomon parameter Zt can be viewed as the demarcation between static and metadynamic recrystallization occurring after deformation. The approach is illustrated using low carbon Mn–V steel. Alloying with Cr and especially with Mo suppresses DRX and MDRX as manifested by increasing Zt.