Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 29, Issue 22, pp 5833–5838 | Cite as

Permanent elimination of the yield-point phenomenon in AISI 430 stainless steel by skin-pass rolling

  • A. Alvarez De Sotomayor
  • E. J. Herrera


The different yielding behaviour of skin-pass and skin-pass plus annealed samples of AISI 430 stainless steel and its dependence on substructure has been studied. Skin-pass specimens show no yield elongation in tensile testing and do not strain age at room temperature. According to TEM observations, this seems to be due to submicroscopic precipitation of low-carbon carbonitrides — most probably Cr2 (C,N) — preferably on grain boundaries. The locking of interstitials (N, C) by these precipitates could explain the absence of discontinuous yielding. On the other hand, annealing at 700‡C of skin-pass samples dissolves the carbonitride precipitates, interstitial solutes are able to segregate on dislocations, and the pinned dislocations give rise to yield-point phenomena.


Polymer Precipitation Stainless Steel Tensile Testing Material Processing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Alvarez De Sotomayor
    • 1
  • E. J. Herrera
    • 1
  1. 1.Grupo de Metalurgia e Ingeniería de los MaterialesE. T. S. de Ingenieros IndustrialesSevillaSpain

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