Features of the Structure Development and the Deformation Process in Zr-Based Alloys under Radial Forging
Distinctive structure features of rods produced by hot and cold radial forging of a Zr- 2.5%Nb alloy were revealed. Most experimental data were obtained by X-ray methods. Among considered aspects, connected with the undulatory mechanism of energy transfer, there are the uniformity of bulk deformation, structure perfection under hot radial forging, the demolition of secondary phases and the oversaturation of α-Zr with Nb under cold radial forging, the role of phase transformations in deformation, and the suppression of recrystallization by annealing. Structure, texture and properties of products, produced by radial forging from Zr-based alloys, allow to consider this technology as an acceptable alternative to that usable nowadays.
Yuri Estrin and Hans Jürgen Maier
Y. Perlovich et al., "Features of the Structure Development and the Deformation Process in Zr-Based Alloys under Radial Forging ", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 584-586, pp. 338-342, 2008