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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 14–18

Textural Evolution During Draw-Cup Tests of Thick Aluminum 3004 Alloy Sheet

1Metallurgical Eng., Queen′s Univ. at Kingston Canada, K7L 3N6, Canada
2Department of Metallurgy and Materials Eng., Katholieke Universiteit Leuven de Croylaan 2, Heverlee B3030, Belgium
3Alcan Rolled Products Ltd., N.S.W., Kurri-Kurri 2327, Australia

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Cup tests were performed on hot rolled AA3004 alloy and the profile of the ears were measured. ODF′s were determined from slices cut parallel to the cup wall at 0°, 45° and 90° to the initial rolling directions. These determinations were compared to the Taylor-Bishop-Hill deformation model using full and relaxed constraints. The measured ear profile was compared to a continuum cup height calculation and the agreement was very good.