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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 26–27

Effect of Annealing on Hot Band Texture of Ferritic Stainless Steel

Research and Development Centre for Iron and Steel, Steel Authority of India Limited, Ranchi 834002, India

Received 30 October 1995

Copyright © 1996 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 textural and microstructural banding through the thickness of 17%Cr ferritic stainless steel hot band has been investigated. The surface texture is nearly random and consists of shear texture components formed by simultaneous action of shear deformation and dynamic recrystallisation. The texture in the central layer is a strong recrystallisation-type. The through-thickness textural and microstructural banding, to a large extent, has been weakened by annealing the hot band in two-phase (α+γ) region, as opposed to single-phase (α) annealing.