The Effects of Different Precipitation States on the Annealing Behaviour of AA6111
In this work the nucleation of the Cube recrystallised grains in AA6111 was investigated. The alloys were cold rolled to 85% and then annealed at different temperatures in an air circulation furnace. X-ray diffraction was used to obtain global textures and for specific area of interest, Electron-Back Scattered Pattern (EBSP) was used. In order to observe the microstructures after rolling and partially annealing, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) was used. It was found that the recrystallisation textures are strongly related to the annealing temperature. The recrystallisation texture after low temperature annealing gives a strong retained rolling texture and at high temperature, a fairly random texture with weak Cube and rotated Cube components. The difference in the volume fraction of Cube with different alloys and annealing temperature are related to the deformation microstructures. Cube bands are observed to be deformation bands on the rolling plane. During annealing, precipitates are formed on the deformation band boundaries and Cube nuclei which are formed in the deformation Cube band are restricted to growth due to the precipitates.
T. Chandra, N. Wanderka, W. Reimers , M. Ionescu
C. S.T. Chang and B.J. Duggan, "The Effects of Different Precipitation States on the Annealing Behaviour of AA6111", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 638-642, pp. 2817-2822, 2010