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Substructure heterogeneity during hot deformation of ferritic stainless steels - Experimental characterization and discussion assisted by a mean-field model

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The microstructure evolution of ferritic stainless steels during hot deformation is complex and needs to be finely described. Quantifying the evolution of the misorientation of low-angle boundaries depending on the thermomechanical path is a key point in controlling the recrystallization of such steels. This paper proposes an experimental methodology based on large-scale electron back-scattered diffraction (EBSD) mapping characterization using a Symmetry 2 camera to track the low-angle boundary evolution. Different thermomechanical paths, from 900 to 1100 °C with strain from 0.3 to 0.9, were studied using uniaxial compression tests. Flow stress follows a usual hardening stage, followed by a slight softening regime, mostly attributed to continuous dynamic recrystallization. Distributions of low-angle boundary populations (density vs sub-grain size) are quantified by two populations either near grain boundaries or inside grain bulk; the proportion of sub-grains at grain boundaries increases with strain. This bimodal distribution is made with a probabilistic Gaussian mixture model. These results are discussed using a modified mean-field model of Gourdet-Montheillet. This model is insufficient to capture the transient stage of continuous dynamic recrystallization unless its set of parameters is adjusted to accommodate the saturation of the density of low-angle boundaries near grain boundaries. This saturation is a result of the low-angle boundary density gradients in the grains.
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emse-04594204 , version 1 (30-05-2024)

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Louis Hennocque, Julien Favre, Nicolas Meyer, Thomas Sourisseau, David Piot, et al.. Substructure heterogeneity during hot deformation of ferritic stainless steels - Experimental characterization and discussion assisted by a mean-field model. Materials Science and Engineering: A, 2024, 906, pp.146335. ⟨10.1016/j.msea.2024.146335⟩. ⟨emse-04594204⟩
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