Effect of Cold Rolling sequence on the Texture Development and Magnetic Loss of Grain Oriented Electrical Steels


Department of Metallurgical Engineering, Sirjan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Sirjan, Iran


Electrical steels are important alloys widely used in electrical instruments. The magnetic properties and low core loss of grain oriented silicon steels are closely related to the sharpness of Goss texture ({110} ).The direction of is the softest direction for magnetism.  In this work, the microstructure and dependence of orientation density along the major texture fibers on the applied cold rolling sequences in the CRGO samples were investigated. Variation of the hysteresis losses revealed that hysteresis losses were high for the specimen treated at higher secondary cold reduction. In this sample, the conditions for selective growth of Goss oriented grains are violated which leads to development of grains with random orientations almost equally. The results also indicated that the annealing of the cold rolled specimen at the higher first cold reduction and lower secondary reduction showed increase of the {110}texture component intensity and drastically decrease in hysteresis losses.