Stored Energy and Recrystallization Process
Stored energy plays a crucial role in recrystallization process. One can distinguish two contributions to this energy. The first one is the elastic energy, connected with residual stresses, i.e., with grain-grain interaction. Another part of the stored energy is due to dislocation density, which is mainly localized inside grains. The latter one is considered as a main driving force of recrystallization. However, the stored energy connected with residual stresses can also have some influence on this process. Both types of energy can be determined experimentally and predicted by deformation models. Taking into account both types of the stored energy, some features of recrystallization textures can be explained.
T. Chandra, K. Tsuzaki, M. Militzer , C. Ravindran
A. Baczmanski et al., "Stored Energy and Recrystallization Process", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 539-543, pp. 3335-3340, 2007