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Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Volume 2013, Article ID 382534, 8 pages
Research Article

Contribution of Process Annealing on the Development of Microstructure and Texture of Cu-30Zn Brass

1Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune 411025, India
2SSQAG, c/o ASL Laboratory, Hyderabad 500058, India
3Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory, Hyderabad 500058, India

Received 20 May 2013; Revised 6 August 2013; Accepted 20 August 2013

Academic Editor: Aloysius Soon

Copyright © 2013 S. Hagos et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The present study describes the development of microstructural and textural trends with and without process annealing of the Cu-30Zn brass. Process-annealing refines the grain size and randomizes the crystallographic texture. The best benefits of grain refinement and randomization of texture have been obtained in process-annealing after early stage of deformation. The crucial advantages of (random + Bs) texture strengths in formability of final cold rolled gauges and annealed sheets have also been highlighted.