Magnetic Losses Evolution of Ferritic Fe-Si Steel Subjected to Temper Rolling at Elevated Temperature
I. Petryshynets, F. Kováč, L. Falat, V. Puchý and M. Šebek
Institute of Materials Research, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Watsonova 47, 040 01 Košice, Slovakia
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The effects of heat transport phenomena and deformation gradient through the sheet cross-section on the microstructure, texture and magnetic properties of non-oriented Fe-Si steel were investigated. In order to achieve desired conditions for the steel microstructural and textural parameters improvement, a temper rolling process at elevated temperature was examined in combination with subsequent short term annealing, employing fast heating rate in laboratory conditions. The experimental material was represented by conventional medium silicon, vacuum degassed non-oriented steel that was taken directly from industrial line after final annealing. Performed electron back scattered diffraction measurements revealed that the experimental steel, treated by our proposed thermomechanical treatment, was characterized by coarse-grained microstructure with enhanced intensity of rotating cube texture. The magnetic losses of experimental samples were measured in ac magnetic field with 50 Hz frequency on the toroid with external and internal diameters of 25 mm and 15 mm, respectively. These measurements with magnetic field intensity of 2500 A/m showed that the application of our suggested treatment led to clear power losses reduction of the investigated material from initial 9.9 W/kg to 6.4 W/kg, i.e. by more than 35%.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.133.1053
PACS numbers: 61.72.-y, 75.50.Vv, 81.40.Ef, 61.72.Cc