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Journal of Metallurgy
Volume 2014, Article ID 397279, 10 pages
Research Article

Influence of the Rate and Degree of Deformation on the Texture, Structure and Mechanical Properties of Steel

1South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University Named after K. D. Ushynsky, 26 Staroportofrankovskaya Street, Odessa 65020, Ukraine
2Institute of Materials Science, Leibniz University of Hannover, 30823 Garbsen, Hannover, Germany

Received 28 October 2013; Revised 17 January 2014; Accepted 31 January 2014; Published 24 March 2014

Academic Editor: Michael E. Kassner

Copyright © 2014 V. V. Usov et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The tests of uniaxial tensile by 10, 20, and 30% at strain rates of 0.1, 1, 60, 120, and 300 mm/min in rolling direction and transverse direction of recrystallized cold-rolled low-carbon steel sheets were carried out. The effect of rate and degree of deformation on the texture, structure, and mechanical properties were studied. The texture transformations and the growth of the anisotropy of mechanical properties with increasing strain rate up to 120 mm/min are explained by the effect of crystallographic intragranular slip and twinning of deformation mechanism. The further increase of deformation rate leads to texture scattering and decreasing of properties anisotropy, which are bound to the difficulty of intragranular sliding and activation of grain boundary sliding.