Texture Formation during ECAP of Aluminum Alloy AA 5109
The technical aluminum alloy AA 5109 with a strong cube rolling texture has been deformed at room temperature by equal channel angular pressing (ECAP) using three passes of route A. Samples for ECAP have been cut parallel and at 45° with respect to the rolling direction yielding different starting textures. The local texture after ECAP has been investigated by highenergy synchrotron radiation. It is characterized by typical shear components of face-centred cubic (fcc) metals which deviate from their ideal positions. The texture with respect to intensity and deviation from ideal positions of the components depends on the distance from the top of the extruded billet and changes from pass to pass. It is also strongly influenced by the starting texture. The texture gradient has been discussed in the light of Tóth’s flow line model. The texture results have also been compared with those of other fcc metals with different stacking fault energy.
W. Skrotzki et al., "Texture Formation during ECAP of Aluminum Alloy AA 5109", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 503-504, pp. 99-106, 2006