Through-Thickness Strain and Texture Gradients of Al-Mg-Si-Cu Alloy Sheets Produced by Snake Rolling
The evolution of through-thickness strain gradients during snake rolling (SR), which introduces an horizontal offset between upper and lower rolls, of Al-Mg-Si-Cu sheets was investigated with the inscribed lines in side including rolling and normal direction of sheets. The complete pole figures were used to investigate the influence of such rolling on texture evolution. The results revealed that the SR rolled sheet developed a continuous through-thickness shear strain gradients and shear textures. The surface in contact with the slower roll (the lower roll) developed the largest shear strain and the strongest shear texture. While for the conventional symmetric rolling (CR), the sheet developed a small shear strain gradient which is symmetrical about the centerline of the sheet with nearly negligible shear strain and texture at the center of the sheet.
L. Chen et al., "Through-Thickness Strain and Texture Gradients of Al-Mg-Si-Cu Alloy Sheets Produced by Snake Rolling", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 628, pp. 79-83, 2014