Evolution of Texture and Microstructure in Commercially Pure Titanium with Change in Strain Path During Rolling
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The evolution of microstructure and texture in commercially pure titanium has been studied as a function of strain path during rolling using experimental techniques and viscoplastic self-consistent simulations. Four different strain paths, namely unidirectional rolling, two-step cross rolling, multistep cross rolling, and reverse rolling, have been employed to decipher the effect of strain path change on the evolution of deformation texture and microstructure. The cross-rolled samples show higher hardness with lower microstrain and intragranular misorientation compared to the unidirectional rolled sample as determined from X-ray diffraction and electron backscatter diffraction, respectively. The higher hardness of the cross-rolled samples is attributed to orientation hardening due to the near basal texture. Viscoplastic self-consistent simulations are able to successfully predict the texture evolution of the differently rolled samples. Simulation results indicate the higher contribution of basal slip in the formation of near basal texture and as well as lower intragranular misorientation in the cross-rolled samples.
KeywordsSlip System Pole Figure Strain Path Basal Slip Prismatic Slip
The authors acknowledge the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, for partial funding of this program. The work involved the usage of facilities setup at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, under the Advanced Facility for Microscopy and Microanalysis as well as the Institute X-ray facility.
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