An Investigation of Microtexture Evolution in an AlMgSi Alloy Processed by High-Pressure Torsion

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This investigation uses electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) to study the development of microtexture with increasing deformation in an AlMgSi alloy having an initial grain size of about 150 µm subjected to high pressure torsion (HPT) up to a total of 5 turns. An homogeneous microstructure was achieved throughout the disc sample at high strains with the formation of ultra-fine grains. Observations based on orientation distribution function (ODF) calculation reveals the presence of the torsion texture components often reported in the literature for f.c.c. materials. In particular, the C {001}<110> component was found to be dominant. Furthermore, no significant change in the texture sharpness was observed by increasing the strain.

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Materials Science Forum (Volumes 702-703)

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Asim Tewari, Satyam Suwas, Dinesh Srivastava, Indradev Samajdar and Arunansu Haldar

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165-168

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10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.702-703.165

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A. Loucif et al., "An Investigation of Microtexture Evolution in an AlMgSi Alloy Processed by High-Pressure Torsion", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 702-703, pp. 165-168, 2012

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December 2011

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