par Bernier, Nicolas;Bracke, Lieven;Malet, Loïc ;Godet, Stéphane
Référence Metallurgical and materials transactions. A, Physical metallurgy and materials science, 45, 13, page (5937-5955)
Publication Publié, 2014-10
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : The effect of finish rolling temperature on the austenite-(γ) to-bainite (α) phase transformation is quantitatively investigated in high-strength C-Mn steels using an alternative crystallographic γ reconstruction procedure, which can be directly applied to experimental electron backscatter diffraction mappings. In particular, the current study aims to clarify the respective contributions of the γ conditioning during the hot rolling and the variant selection during the phase transformation to the inherited texture. The results confirm that the sample finish rolled at the lowest temperature [1102 K (829 °C)] exhibits the sharpest transformation texture. It is shown that this sharp texture is exclusively due to a strong variant selection from parent brass {110}〈112〉, S {213}〈364〉 and Goss {110}〈001〉 grains, whereas the variant selection from the copper {112}〈111〉 grains is insensitive to the finish rolling temperature. In addition, a statistical variant selection analysis proves that the habit planes of the selected variants do not systematically correspond to the predicted active γ slip planes using the Taylor model. In contrast, a correlation between the Bain group to which the selected variants belong and the finish rolling temperature is clearly revealed, regardless of the parent orientation. These results are discussed in terms of polygranular accommodation mechanisms, especially in view of the observed development in the hot-rolled samples of high-angle grain boundaries with misorientation axes between 〈111〉γ and 〈110〉γ.