Texture development and properties of Ti-IF steels produced by different hot-rolling processes

  • Lei-lei Hao
  • Lang Li
  • Chen-yang Qiu
  • Jian-gong Wang
  • Xun Zhou
  • Yong-lin KangEmail author
Original Article


Texture is a pivotal factor for the deep drawability of interstitial free steel (IF steel). The evolution of microstructure and recrystallization texture of Ti-IF steel through the processing of hot rolling, cold rolling and annealing have been studied. The mechanical properties including strain hardening index n and plastic strain ratio r are also measured. For comparison, ferrite rolling and austenite rolling are both studied. The results show that the intensity of γ-fiber after ferrite rolling is higher than that after austenite rolling. The great balance between the {111}〈110〉 and {111}〈112〉 leads to low Δr value after annealing. The size of precipitates in ferrite rolled sample is generally larger than that in austenite rolled sample. Compared to austenite rolled sample, the ferrite rolled and annealed one has better formability and its r value reaches 2.36. Different from laboratory production, the test steels were acquired from industrial trial, and all the result can be used in industrial production directly.


Ti-IF steel Ferrite rolling Austenite rolling Microstructure Texture 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lei-lei Hao
    • 1
  • Lang Li
    • 1
  • Chen-yang Qiu
    • 1
  • Jian-gong Wang
    • 2
  • Xun Zhou
    • 2
  • Yong-lin Kang
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.School of Materials Science and EngineeringUniversity of Science and Technology BeijingBeijingChina
  2. 2.Shougang Jingtang United Iron and Steel Co., Ltd.TangshanChina

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