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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 14 (1991)–18

Effect of Initial Grain Size and Shape on Textures in Sheet Steel

1ALCOA Laboratories, Germany
2Swedish Institute for Metals Research, Germany
3RWTH Aachen, Germany

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.


Steel samples have been prepared with a range of different equi-axed grain structures and with columnar grains having an aspect ratio of ~ 20:1. These have been cold rolled to different reductions and the textures examined using ODFs. Computer simulations have been carried out using various models of constraint. Starting textures were quite weak but these had nevertheless a major influence on resulting deformation textures. Grain size and shape appear to play subordinate roles.