Variation in Mechanical Properties of SAE 1006 Interstitial Free (IF) Steel Sheets During Cold Rolling
Keywords:IF steel, Hall-Petch Equation, Formability, SPCG, JIS standards
This research aims to study the variation in properties of hot-rolled SAE 1006 IF steel sheets during cold rolling to reveal the factors causing the decrease in formability of SPCG steel sheets during deep drawing. Results have shown that pickling does not affect the mechanical properties; however, cold rolling results in an increase in hardness, tensile strength and yield strength. Stress relieve annealing results in coarsening and homogenizing of grains which reduces brittleness and impart ductility. Temper rolling causes an increment in mechanical parameters again, improve surface hardness and flatness. By analyzing the microstructure and comparing it with the HESCO sample, it is revealed that there are still some elongated grains found along with coarse grains after annealing. Soaking time is not sufficient for the growth of homogenized structure, resulting in decreased ductility and formability during deep drawing.
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