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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 14–18

Deformation and Recrystallization Textures in Two Dual Phase Steels

1Department of Metallurgical Engineering, I. I. T. Kanpur, India
2Department of Metallurgical Engineering, R.E. College, Durgapur, 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.


Dual phase microstructures were produced in a C-Si-V and C-Mn-V steel by intercritical annealing of initial martensitic structures, followed by water quenching. Both the steels were cold deformed 60% at room temperature and then subjected to recrystallization anneals at 650°C and 800°C. The major texture components in the cold deformed alloys are {111} <112> and {111} <110>. The textures of the recrystallized alloys also contain basically the same texture components. A reasonably strong and perfect <111>||ND fibre texture is observed in the C-Mn-V steel, whereas this fibre is weaker and rather imperfect in the C-Si-V steel. These textural differences are reflected in the r¯-values obtained for the two steels.