Texture and Microstructure Development during Swaging and Annealing Process of Fabrication of Zircaloy-4 Rod Products
In this study a systematic characterization of the microstructural and textural evolution in each thermo-mechanical processing step of Zircaloy-4 rod fabrication has been carried out. The possible micro-mechanisms leading to the observed microstructural evolutions have been discussed. The thermo-mechanical steps followed resulted in a completely recrystallized microstructure and retention of the hot-extruded texture in the finished product.
Asim Tewari, Satyam Suwas, Dinesh Srivastava, Indradev Samajdar and Arunansu Haldar
S. Neogy et al., "Texture and Microstructure Development during Swaging and Annealing Process of Fabrication of Zircaloy-4 Rod Products", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 702-703, pp. 830-833, 2012