Kinetics of Magnetic Ageing of 2%Si Non-oriented Grain Electrical Steel

The effect of carbon content on the magnetic ageing index and Vickers hardness evolution on annealed samples of 2%Si non-oriented grain electrical steel was studied. Samples with 40 and 60ppm carbon content were subjected at ageing temperatures of 200 and 225ºC, respectively. During the ageing treatment, the cycle was interrupted on several time intervals in order to obtain the core loss and to determine Vickers hardness. The precipitates were characterized using scanning electron microscope (SEM). Using the software MatCalc, computer simulations of ε-carbide precipitation were performed and...

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