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Interstitial free (IF) steels are widely used for deep drawing applications and their peculiar properties are obtained using very low carbon and nitrogen contents and microalloying additions of elements as titanium and niobium. During this research activity detailed studies of both thermodynamic and kinetic aspects related to the chemical stability of different phases formed in Ti-microalloyed IF steels and to their precipitation process were carried out. The main objectives of the project were to develop and validate a mathematical model for the description of the complex precipitation phenomena that occur during hot rolling and annealing of deep drawing IF steels. The model application was aimed to the optimization of microalloying additions.

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Authors: DI NUNZIO P, Centro sviluppo materiali, Roma (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17906 IT (1998) 137pp., ECU 23.00
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-3290-2
Record Number: 199810565 / Last updated on: 1998-05-05
Original language: it
Available languages: en,it