Industrial Application of Through-Process Modelling II: Microstructural Models and Descriptors Required for Thermo-Mechanical Processing
Through-Process modelling (TPM) of microstructure evolution during thermomechanical processing of sheet produced from direct chill (DC) cast non-heat treatable aluminium alloys is discussed. In a companion paper  the upstream processes of casting and homogenisation were dealt with, whereas the present paper focuses on the downstream deformation and annealing steps. Some recent advances in relevant model development are reviewed, and the important microstructural descriptors and their interactions are outlined. Together with two application examples – coiling of hot strip, and cold rolling of foil – current knowledge gaps in theory and modelling capability are highlighted.
W.J. Poole, M.A. Wells and D.J. Lloyd
M. Crumbach et al., "Industrial Application of Through-Process Modelling II: Microstructural Models and Descriptors Required for Thermo-Mechanical Processing", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 519-521, pp. 1511-1518, 2006