Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance

, Volume 24, Issue 2, pp 618–625 | Cite as

Texture and Mechanical Behavior of Zircaloy-2 Rolled at Different Temperatures

  • Sunkulp Goel
  • Nachiket Keskar
  • R. JayaganthanEmail author
  • I. V. Singh
  • D. Srivastava
  • G. K. Dey
  • S. K. Jha
  • N. Saibaba


Zircaloy-2 was deformed by cryorolling (CR) and room-temperature rolling (RTR) with different true strains, and the effects of true strains on microstructural characteristics, texture, and mechanical properties of the alloy were investigated in the current study. The alloy was subjected to rolling at liquid nitrogen temperature and room temperature with the maximum true strain of 1.89 after the initial heat treatment of the alloy at 800 °C in inert atmosphere followed by quenching in mercury. The hardness and tensile properties of the CR, RTR, and annealed alloy upon rolling were systematically measured in rolling and transverse directions. The tensile strengths were found to be 891 and 679 MPa, while hardness values were found to be 282 and 269 VHN for the CR and RTR alloys, in the rolling direction, respectively. Texture results showed the activation of basal slip at higher strains in RTR zircaloy-2. In CR zircaloy-2, only activation of prism slip was observed. Grain refinement, substructures, and texture in the deformed alloy contribute to the improved mechanical properties observed in the current study.


mechanical properties rolling texture ultrafine grains 



One of the authors, Dr. R. Jayaganthan, expresses his sincere thanks to BRNS, Bombay for their financial Grant to this study through Grant No: BRN-577-MMD.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sunkulp Goel
    • 1
  • Nachiket Keskar
    • 3
  • R. Jayaganthan
    • 1
    Email author
  • I. V. Singh
    • 2
  • D. Srivastava
    • 3
  • G. K. Dey
    • 3
  • S. K. Jha
    • 4
  • N. Saibaba
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering & Centre of NanotechnologyIIT RoorkeeRoorkeeIndia
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical and Industrial EngineeringIIT RoorkeeRoorkeeIndia
  3. 3.Materials Science DivisionBhabha Atomic Research CenterMumbaiIndia
  4. 4.Nuclear Fuel Complex LimitedHyderabadIndia

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