1996 Volume 36 Issue 9 Pages 1199-1207
The paper deals with the problem of the prediction of the microstructure evolution during the hot deformation of carbon-manganese steels. The objective of the work is the validation of the approach which incorporates an advanced thermal-mechanical finite-element model with the conventional closed form equations describing processes of static recrystallization and grain growth. Two types of the experiments are performed. The first is a typical multistage hot compression test for the axisymmetrical samples. The second is hot drawing of the flat samples through a set of the roller dies. An influence of initial grain size, starting temperature, strains and interpass times is investigated. The results include validation of various equations describing austenite grain size and kinetics of static recrystallization for the carbon-manganese steels.