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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 14 (1991)–18

An Experimental and Analytical Study of the Evolution of Crystallographic Texturing in FCC Materials

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA

Copyright © 1991 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. 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.


A Taylor type polcrystalline model, together with a new fully implicit time integration scheme have been developed to simulate the evolution of crystallographic texture during the deformation of face centered cubic metals deforming by crystallographic slip. The constitutive equations include a new equation for the evolution of slip system deformation resistance which leads to realistic macroscopic strain hardening behavior. The good predictive capabilities of the constitutive equations and the time integration procedure are demonstrated by comparing numerical simulations against experimental texture measurements and stress-strain results in a series of homogeneous deformation experiments on OFHC copper.