Effects of Strain Rate in Cold-Rolled Pure Copper Produced by Different Rolling Processes
To evaluate the microstructures and mechanical properties in cross-roll rolled pure copper, comparing with conventionally rolled materials, this work was carried out. Pure copper (99.99 mass%) sheets with thickness of 5 mm were cold rolled to 90% thickness reduction by cross-roll rolling (CRR) and subsequently annealed at 400 °C for 30 min. Also, to analyze the grain boundary character distributions (GBCDs), electron back-scattered diffraction (EBSD) technique was employed. As a result, the cold rolled and annealed materials consisted of significantly refined grains than that of the initial material (100 mm). Especially, the CRR processed material showed more refined grain size (6.5 mm) in average than that (9.8 mm) of conventional rolling (CR). These grain refinements directly affected an increase in mechanical properties. Therefore, the microstructural and mechanical properties development observed in both processes was systematically discussed in terms of the effective strain originated by the plastic deformation.
Hyungsun Kim, Jian Feng Yang, Chuleol Hee Han, Somchai Thongtem and Soo Wohn Lee
K. H. Song et al., "Effects of Strain Rate in Cold-Rolled Pure Copper Produced by Different Rolling Processes", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 695, pp. 307-311, 2011