Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance

, Volume 26, Issue 4, pp 1531–1539 | Cite as

Role of Crystallographic Textures on Failure Behavior in HSLA Grade-420 Steel During Cold Rolling

  • Mohammad Masoumi
  • Cleiton Carvalho Silva
  • Igor Anjos Lemos
  • Luis Flavio Gaspar Herculano
  • Hamilton Ferreira Gomes de Abreu


The microstructural and textural evolution was analyzed during rolling at room temperature to obtain detailed information about the failure behavior in HSLA grade-420 steel. Electron backscatter diffraction measurements were carried out in both non-cracked and cracked areas after cold rolling to find a correlation between microstructural parameters (i.e., grain orientation, grain boundary characteristics and Taylor factor) and crack propagation. The results showed that the crack tended to propagate along grains oriented with {001} planes parallel to the normal direction with high Taylor factor value. The special boundaries associated with the {111}, {110} and {221} planes were indicated as crack resistance, while ∑ 5, 13a and 17a, which related to the {001} planes, were crack-susceptible. Transgranular cracking was subjected within grains with high Taylor factor, while mismatch in Taylor factor between neighboring grains could provide an easy path for intergranular crack propagation.


grain boundary characteristics grain orientation Taylor factor 



The authors acknowledge the CNPq and CAPES for financial support and the research board of the Universidade Federal do Ceará, Laboratório de Caracterização de Materiais (LACAM) and Central Analítica-UFC/CT-INFRA/MCTI-SISNANO/Pró-Equipamentos for providing the research facilities of this work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohammad Masoumi
    • 1
  • Cleiton Carvalho Silva
    • 2
  • Igor Anjos Lemos
    • 1
  • Luis Flavio Gaspar Herculano
    • 1
  • Hamilton Ferreira Gomes de Abreu
    • 1
  1. 1.Materials Characterization Laboratory, Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Building 729Federal University of Ceará (UFC)FortalezaBrazil
  2. 2.Welding Engineering Laboratory, Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Building 715Federal University of Ceará (UFC)FortalezaBrazil

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