J. Phys. IV France 120 (2004) 137-144
Phases transformation textures in steelsC. Cabus1, 2, H. Regle1 and B. Bacroix3
1 IRSID-CMC, Voie Romaine, BP. 30320, 57283 Maizières-lès-Metz Cedex, France
2 LPMTM-CNRS, Institut Galilée Université Paris Nord, Avenue J-B. Clément, 93430 Villetaneuse, France
3 LPMTM-CNRS, Institut Galilée Université Paris Nord, Avenue J-B. Clément, 93430 Villetaneuse, France
Low-carbon steels used for deep-drawability applications have properties which depend greatly on their crystallographic texture. It is therefore important to control the texture evolution during the thermomechanical processing. Until recently, little attention has been paid on the understanding of the textures formation after hot-rolling, which are produced by phase transformation, although it is recognised that they have an effect on the development of the texture in the further process (cold rolling and annealing). Indeed, one of the main difficulties consists in the measurement of texture above ambient temperature, in the austenite range. In the present work, EBSD technique is employed on a low-C steel and a method is proposed to determine local austenite orientation thanks to martensitic one, even if there is no residual austenite in the steel. The orientation relationships between the austenite phase and each of its product phases, here martensite and polygonal ferrite, are analysed and compared. Common Kurdjumov Sachs variants are detected for both phases. Variations in the intensities of these variants are also detected and could be due to the different phase transformation mechanisms, diffusion or shear.
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