Effects of Si on microstructural evolution and mechanical properties of hot-rolled ferrite and bainite dual-phase steels

Ming Hui Cai, Hua Ding, Young Kook Lee, Zheng You Tang, Jian Su Zhang

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Based on the thermo-mechanical controlled process, the effects of Si on microstructural evolution, tensile properties, impact toughness, and stretch-flangeability of ferrite and bainite dual-phase (FBDP) steels were systematically investigated. The addition of Si from 0 to 0.95% promoted the formation of fine and equiaxed ferrite grains, and high Si (0.95%) also resulted in the formation of blocky martensite islands and retained austenite. Yield and tensile strengths, and uniform and total elongations all increased with increasing Si content. Therefore, the tensile strength and ductility balance was improved by Si addition due to the increasing strain-hardening rate. The fractured morphologies after hole-expansion showed that the excellent stretch-flangeability of FBDP steels was associated with the micro-cracks propagating through in ferrite phase as well as the elongated ferrite grains along the direction perpendicular to the crack. 0.95% Si steel had a similar high combination of tensile strength and impact toughness to 0.55% Si steel, and especially 0.95% Si steel exhibited an excellent combination of tensile strength and stretch-flangeability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)476-481
Number of pages6
JournalISIJ International
Volume51
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jul 11

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Bainite
Steel
Microstructural evolution
Ferrite
Tensile strength
Mechanical properties
Fracture toughness
Cracks
Tensile properties
Strain hardening
Martensite
Austenite
Yield stress
Ductility
Elongation

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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Cai, Ming Hui ; Ding, Hua ; Lee, Young Kook ; Tang, Zheng You ; Zhang, Jian Su. / Effects of Si on microstructural evolution and mechanical properties of hot-rolled ferrite and bainite dual-phase steels. In: ISIJ International. 2011 ; Vol. 51, No. 3. pp. 476-481.
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In: ISIJ International, Vol. 51, No. 3, 11.07.2011, p. 476-481.

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