Article ID: ISIJINT-2021-068
Ultrafine elongated grain (UFEG) structure with a strong <110>//rolling direction fiber texture was created for a 0.4%C-2%Si-1%Cr-1%Mo steel (mass%) through deformation of tempered martensite using multi-pass caliber rolling at 773 K with a rolling reduction of 78% (i.e. warm tempforming). Annealing of the warm tempformed steel at 843 K enhanced delamination toughening at lower temperatures without a significant loss of tensile strength at 1.8 GPa. It was suggested that delamination toughening was controlled through the precipitation of nanoscale Mo-rich precipitates in the UFEG structure.