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Volume 1, Issue 3, Pages 151-156

The Nucleation of Recrystallisation and the Development of Textures in Heavily Compressed Iron-Carbon Alloys

1British Steel Corporation, Corporate Laboratories, Sheffield, UK
2Nippon Steel Corporation, Kitakyushu, Japan

Received 2 May 1972; Revised 22 June 1972

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Quantitative studies of textures developed in compressed iron–0.02%C and iron–0.14%C alloys before and after annealing have allowed theoretical predictions based on homogeneous plasticity theory to be assessed. It is concluded that qualitatively the theory is very good but predicts rates of texture development rather higher than those observed. The prediction of the theory that orientations on a line joining [110] and [411] should have a tendency to split into two components on deformation and form transition bands, which may be important in nucleating recrystallisation, has been confirmed by the results of the annealing experiments.