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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 14–18

The Effect of Particles on Texture Evolution in Commercial AlMn

1lnstitut für Metallkunde, RWTH Aachen, Germany
2Inst. for Fysikalsk Metallurgi, NTH Trondheim, Norway
3Allegheny Ludlum Steel, Technical Center, Brackenridge, PA 15014, USA
4Hydro Magnesium Materials Technology, Porsgrunn 3900, Norway

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Two commercial Aluminium alloys with high Mn content were investigated in three different precipitation states. The rolling textures possess a portion of random orientations that is proportional to the volume fraction of larger particles. It is therefore identified with their deformation zones having about double the diameter of the particles. The recrystallization textures are weak for high annealing temperatures and show the more retained rolling texture the more the temperature is lowered. This is interpreted as a matter of nucleation site. But also growth mechanisms influence the texture evolution. Minor texture components are characteristic for the different conditions.