Recrystallization Texture and r-Value of Rolled and T4-Treated Al-Mg-Si Alloy Sheets
In order to improve deep drawability of Al-Mg-Si alloy sheets for automotive body panel by texture control, the effects of Mn addition and warm rolling on recrystallization texture were investigated for rolled and T4 treated sheets and the r-value was related to overall texture through thickness. Recrystallization texture after T4 treatment varied significantly depending on alloy composition and rolling condition. Planar anisotropy of r-value could be predicted relatively exactly from recrystallization texture by the Taylor full constraints model for all specimens. Mn addition led to an increase of average r-value in both cold and warm rolled materials, while warm rolling resulted in a decrease of average r-value in spite of relatively high predicted r-values in the surface layer.
Paul Van Houtte and Leo Kestens
H. Inoue et al., "Recrystallization Texture and r-Value of Rolled and T4-Treated Al-Mg-Si Alloy Sheets", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 495-497, pp. 573-578, 2005