CARMEN PENELOPI PAPADATU, ANDREI VICTOR SANDU, MARIAN BORDEI, ION SANDU PLASTICITY BEHAVIOR OF THE STEEL DEPENDING ON THE COOLING REGIMES IN THE CASE OF A NON-CONVENTIONAL TREATMENTS Plasticity of the steel -as an important property of the material -has the role to show the capability of the steel to support plastic deformation necessary to obtain pieces for industry. Plasticity can be influenced by cooling regimes from higher temperatures in the cases of non-conventional treatments. An important factor is the cooling speed of the steel from higher temperatures during non-conventional treatment applied after lamination of the material. To modify the speed of the cooling, the medium of the cooling has been changed. The samples of the steel have been cooled in normal condition, in metallic box and using a jet of cold air. The evolution of the plasticity was studied taking in consideration the evolution of some characteristics. This paper might be considered as a review of the researches from the last years.