Effect of grain size distribution on recrystallisation kinetics in an Fe-30Ni model alloy

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This paper discusses the role of grain size distribution on the recrystallisation rates and Avrami values for a Fe-30 wt. % Ni steel, which was used as a model alloy retaining an austenitic structure to room temperature. Cold deformation was used to provide uniform macroscopic strain distributions (strains of 0.2 and 0.3), followed by recrystallisation during annealing at 850–950 °C. It was shown that the Avrami parameter was directly related to the grain size distribution, with a lower Avrami exponent being seen for a larger average and wider grain size distribution. A method to predict the Avrami exponent from the grain size distribution was proposed. In situ heating in an SEM with EBSD showed the recrystallisation kinetics to be affected by differences in stored energy and nucleation in the different grain sizes supporting the proposed relationship


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)369-380
Number of pages12
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 2019


  • recrystallisation, grain size distribution, JMAK model, in situ EBSD