Recrystallization Texture Transition in Fe-2.1 Wt Pct Si Steel by Different Cold Rolling Reduction

Research paper by Ning Shan, Yuhui Sha, Fang Zhang, Jinlong Liu, Liang Zuo

Indexed on: 13 May '15Published on: 13 May '15Published in: Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A


The competition dependent on cold rolling reduction among main recrystallization texture components in Fe-2.1 wt pct Si sheets was investigated from the hot band characterized by strong Cube ({001}〈100〉) at center layer and weak Goss ({110}〈001〉) at quarter layer. The deformation and recrystallization textures through thickness were both analyzed by X-ray diffraction technique. Goss, Cube, and {111}〈112〉 components dominate the recrystallization texture in sequence with the cold rolling reduction increasing from 60 to 90 pct. This recrystallization texture transition with cold rolling reduction can be explained in terms of the number and nature of nucleation sites for various texture components. A variety of final recrystallization textures are proposed for non-oriented silicon steel by designing texture and microstructure of hot band and cold rolling reduction.