Recrystallisation Behavior of Cold Rolled Zr702: Influence of Rolling Direction and Thickness Reduction


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Zirconium alloys are widely used for different applications in nuclear industry. Precise knowledge of their texture is of great relevance since this hcp metal exhibits a strong crystal anisotropy. Despite that, the mechanisms of texture change during its deformation and subsequent annealing are still not precisely known. Thus, there is a need for a better understanding of the fundamental mechanisms of recrystallisation. Earlier works on Zr702 [1-3] suggested that the kinetics and local mechanisms of recrystallisation after cold-rolling was controlled by the heterogeneity of the deformed microstructure and that, at the end of recrystallisation (corresponding to the disappearance of the deformed matrix), the position of the major texture components remained almost unaffected. The aim of the present work is to confirm whether these statements can be generalized for various deformation conditions or not.



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P. B. Prangnell and P. S. Bate




F. Gerspach et al., "Recrystallisation Behavior of Cold Rolled Zr702: Influence of Rolling Direction and Thickness Reduction", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 550, pp. 459-464, 2007

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July 2007




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