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What are the negative and positive effects of using Titanium alloying additions in low alloy carbon steel plate?
Titanium is used to retard grain growth and thus improve toughness. Titanium is also used to achieve improvements in inclusion characteristics. Titanium causes sulfide inclusions to be globular rather than elongated thus improving toughness and ductility in transverse bending. However, I have not found any negative effects.