Abnormal Subgrain Growth by Monte Carlo Simulation Based on Hot-Rolled AA5005 Aluminum Alloy Texture
The subgrain structure of hot rolled aluminum alloy AA 5005 has been characterized on as-received samples using Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD). Based on the OIM scans of RD-ND and TD-ND, 3 dimensional microstructures of subgrains are built up using the 3D Microstructure Builder, which is a method for developing statistically representative digital representations of microstructures. Following the generation of microstructure, different textures were fit to these reconstructed 3D microstructures, based on individual components such as Brass and S textures. For this study, the Brass texture was chosen as an exemplary case. Monte Carlo simulation was used to model subgrain coarsening and visualization was a key to detecting abnormal grain growth. The main objective is to understand the circumstances under which we can expect abnormal (sub-)grain growth to lead to nucleation of recrystallization.
S.-J.L. Kang, M.Y. Huh, N.M. Hwang, H. Homma, K. Ushioda and Y. Ikuhara
S. Y. Wang and A. D. Rollett, "Abnormal Subgrain Growth by Monte Carlo Simulation Based on Hot-Rolled AA5005 Aluminum Alloy Texture", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 558-559, pp. 377-382, 2007