Texture and Microstructure of Invar® Deformed by Asymmetrical Rolling
Asymmetrical rolling, in which the circumferential velocities of the working rolls are different, is a method to impose shear deformation in addition to the thickness reduction. As a consequence, the deformation texture can be modified as compared to the classical rolling. In this work, the asymmetrical rolling of invar (Fe-36%Ni) and the influence of the deformation route are studied. The Invar® alloy has been deformed by asymmetrical rolling with a 83% thickness reduction. The texture of the deformed alloy was measured by X-ray diffraction at different levels through the thickness: upper side- middle- down side. With asymmetrical rolling, the deformed texture is a copper type texture but the components were rotated about 5-7° around the Transverse Direction (TD) axis as compared to the ideal position of these components in the pole figure representation. The rotation of the pole figure is an indicator of the amount of shear really introduced in the material during asymmetrical rolling. Finally, a simple model was developed in order to establish the condition to obtain either shear texture or grain refinement.
Luís Guerra ROSA and Fernanda MARGARIDO
D. Solas et al., "Texture and Microstructure of Invar® Deformed by Asymmetrical Rolling", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 636-637, pp. 538-543, 2010