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Fabrication Technology and Material Characterization of Hot Rolled Cylindrical Fe-6.5 wt. % Si Bars

State Key Laboratory for Advanced Metals and Materials, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China
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Metals 2018, 8(5), 371; https://doi.org/10.3390/met8050371
Received: 28 March 2018 / Revised: 14 May 2018 / Accepted: 21 May 2018 / Published: 22 May 2018
Cylindrical Fe-6.5 wt. % Si bars of 7.5 mm diameter were successfully fabricated from an as-cast ingot through three rolling stages, with 10 total passes: rough rolling at 850–900 °C and 8–10 m/min; medium rolling at 800–850 °C and 10–15 m/min; finish rolling at 800–850 °C and 12–18 m/min. The evolution of the microstructure, texture, and ordered structure were studied, and the mechanical properties were investigated. Results indicated that the grains were refined by the hot bar rolling. Area fractions of the {100}<011> and {011}<100> oriented grains decreased to 0 during hot bar rolling, whereas the {100}<001>, {011}<211>, and {112}<110> components increased. Furthermore, the γ fiber with {111}<110> component was dominant. After the hot bar rolling, the DO3 ordered phase was suppressed, and the B2 ordered domains were refined. Ductility of the as-rolled bar was better than that of the rotary-swaged bar, due to the absence of the DO3 ordered phase, and refinement of the grains in the rolled bar. Moreover, discontinuous dynamic recrystallization (DDRX) occurred at a high deformation rate during the rough rolling, and continuous dynamic recrystallization (CDRX) appeared at a low strain rate during the finish rolling. Hence, hot bar rolling technology is an excellent process for the fabrication of Fe-6.5 wt. % Si bars. View Full-Text
Keywords: Fe-6.5 wt. % Si alloy; hot bar rolling; microstructure; texture; mechanical property Fe-6.5 wt. % Si alloy; hot bar rolling; microstructure; texture; mechanical property
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Wen, S.; Xue, S.; Han, C.; Liu, B.; Liang, Y.; Ye, F. Fabrication Technology and Material Characterization of Hot Rolled Cylindrical Fe-6.5 wt. % Si Bars. Metals 2018, 8, 371.

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