The Effect of through-Thickness Texture Inhomogeneity on Roping Behavior in AA6111 Al-Si-Mg Alloy
The through-thickness textures of different variants of AA6111 T4 sheets were investigated by using X-ray pole figure technique, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and electron back scattering diffraction (EBSD) technique in SEM. The roping behaviors of the sheets were determined and corelated to the through-thickness texture inhomogeneity. It has been demonstrated that (i) roping is due to through-thickness texture inhomogeneity, (ii) roping occurs in AA6111 when the cube and Goss texture components segregate along the rolling direction (RD) and alternate in the transverse direction (TD), (iii) the texture alignment from sheet surface to 1/5 thickness is most critical to roping behavior, while the effect of texture in the sheet centre is masked by the surface layer, and (iv) the texture alignment can be attributed to the stability of cube and Goss in rolling, and the nucleation and grain growth advantage of cube and Goss during heat treatments.
Asim Tewari, Satyam Suwas, Dinesh Srivastava, Indradev Samajdar and Arunansu Haldar
H. O. Jin and A.K. Gupta, "The Effect of through-Thickness Texture Inhomogeneity on Roping Behavior in AA6111 Al-Si-Mg Alloy", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 702-703, pp. 273-278, 2012