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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 12, Issue 1-3, Pages 37-46

Development of Cube Texture in Coarse Grained Copper

1Institut für Allgemeine Metallkunde und Metallphysik der RWTH Aachen, Kopernikusstraße 14, Aachen D-5100, Germany
2Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
3Technische Universitat Hamburg–Harburg, Harburger Schlolßstralße 20, Hamburg 90 D-2100, Germany

Received 18 January 1989; Accepted 3 February 1989

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Cube oriented deformed material has been detected in the rolling texture measured on edge sections of heavily rolled coarse grained copper. The level of intensity is low, and seems to be independent of rolling reduction over the range 93–98%. Recrystallization textures show an increasing strength of Cube with rolling reduction. The evidence is consistent with the idea that Cube nuclei are created by a mechanism similar to that proposed by Dillamore and Katoh, and the strength of the recrystallized Cube texture depends on oriented growth. Prior grain size effects are briefly examined and it is shown that deformation textures are less sharp in large grain size compared with small grain sized copper at similar strains. It is likely that the effect of grain size on cube texture formation arises from grain size dependent texture changes in the vicinity of the deformed Cube oriented material.