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Volume 1, Issue 3, Pages 173-182

Earing in Deep-Drawing Steels

Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science, University of Cambridge, Pembroke Street, Cambridge, UK

Received 20 March 1972

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The variations of the fourth-order coefficients of the crystallite orientation distribution function, with rolling reduction have been determined after cold-rolling and annealing for a deep-drawing quality rimming steel and an aluminium-killed steel. These coefficients influence drawability and earing behaviour and by the manipulation of the coefficients in the distribution function of a 60% cold-rolled and annealed rimming steel, a hypothetical non-earing sheet texture has been derived. By comparison with the actual sheet texture those textural components which most affect earing behaviour are identified.