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Texture of Crystalline Solids
Volume 3 (1979), Issue 4, Pages 215-230

Effect of Carbon Content on Annealing Texture, Plastic Anisotropy, and Mechanical Properties of 0.07% Phosphorus Sheet Steels

Research Laboratory, U.S. Steel Corporation, Monroeville, Pennsylvania 15146, USA

Copyright © 1979 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. 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 effects of carbon content on the crystallographic texture, plastic anisotropy, and mechanical properties of cold-rolled and annealed sheets of 0.07 percent phosphorus steels have been studied. Both vacuumand air-melted laboratory heats were used. Results show that although the strength of the sheet increased with increasing carbon content, the rm value decreased. The detrimental effect of carbon on rm value was more pronounced after annealing at an intercritical temperature of 780°C (1435℉) than at a subcritical temperature of 710°C (1310℉). These and other observations, including variations in texture, anisotropy, strength, work hardening, and grain size, are discussed.