Effects of Annealing Treatment on the Anisotropy Behavior of Cold-Rolled High-Manganese Austenite Stainless Steels


High-Mn (over 24 wt%) austenitic steels recently have been developed with excellent mechanical properties such as high strength and ductility at very low temperatures for cryogenic application. Especially, cold-rolling process is and effective method to increased yield and tensile strength of high-Mn steel when making products. In our previous work, we have investigated the correlation between microstructure and mechanical properties due to recrystallization without considering the characteristics of the cold-rolling direction of high-Mn steels. In this study, we evaluated the effects of anisotropic behaviors on the heat treatment of cold-rolling high-Mn steels. Despite the heat treatment, differences between transverse and longitudinal direction in the cold-rolled conditions generally affected the recrystallized microstructure. Such anisotropic behaviors caused changes in mechanical properties such as tensile and Charpy impact test, as microstructure along cold-rolling direction.

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This study was supported by the R&D Program of the Korea Evaluation Institute of Industrial Technology (KEIT) as “Development of Sub-merged-Arc-Welded Pipe and Extruded Pipe made of High Manganese Steel for Cryogenic Usage in LNG Ship and Offshore Plant” (10080728).

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Park, M., Kang, M.S., Park, G. et al. Effects of Annealing Treatment on the Anisotropy Behavior of Cold-Rolled High-Manganese Austenite Stainless Steels. Met. Mater. Int. (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12540-020-00785-8

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  • High-Mn steel
  • Cold-rolling process
  • Annealing
  • Recrystallization
  • Anisotropy behaviors