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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 19 (1992), Issue 1-2, Pages 101-121

Development of Rolling Textures in an Austenitic Stainless Steel

1Research and Development Centre for Iron and Steel, Steel Authority of India Limited, Ranchi 834 002, India
2Institute of Materials and Advanced Processes, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 83843-4140, USA

Received 26 June 1991

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Three dimensional texture analysis by means of orientation distribution functions (ODF) was used to examine the texture development during rolling at 473 K in an austenitic stainless steel. With the help of ODFs results, the different stages of texture development could be assigned to the existing theories of heterogeneous deformation mechanisms of low SFE face-centred cubic metals. The texture at very low degree of rolling consists of two limited orientation tubes with their fibre axes 110//ND and 11060ND and agrees with the predictions made by Taylor model. With further deformation, twinning causes the reduction of {112}111 component and leads to the formation of twin {552}115. Abnormal slip on slip planes parallel to the twin boundaries rotates the twins into the {332}113 and {111}110 positions. The shear bands formation in the rotated twin-matrix lamellae changes their orientations near to {011}100 and {011}112 positions. Finally, normal slip again continues and sharpens the brass-type rolling texture.