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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 14–18

Transformation Textures in a Controlled Rolled Nb-V Steel

1Department of Metallurgical Engineering, McGill University, 3450 University St., Montreal, Quebec H3A 2A7, Canada
2Department of Metallurgical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur 208016, India

Copyright © 1991 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 transformation textures produced by the controlled rolling of a Nb-V steel are compared with bcc textures predicted analytically from those of a cold rolled fcc Ni30Co alloy of comparable stacking fault energy. The calculated textures show very good agreement with experimental ferrite textures produced from the steel rolled 75% in the γ no-recrystallization range before transformation, and there does not seem to be any variant selection in this case. However, variant selection is likely when ferrite transformation takes place from more heavily deformed austenite (90% reduction) and also during martensite formation. In addition to the Cu and Bs components of the γ rolling texture, the S component also contributes significantly to the formation of the main components of the transformation texture.