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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 21 (1993), Issue 2-3, Pages 93-108

Calculation of Yield Surfaces and Determination of Forming Limit Diagrams of Aluminium Alloys

1LM2P-ISGMP, Ile du Saulcy, Metz Cedex O1 F-57045, France
2CRV Pechiney-Centr'Alp, B.P. 27, Voreppe F-38340, France

Received 22 April 1992

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In order to point out the influence of the crystallographic texture on the formability of 2 aluminium alloys, the orientation distribution function (ODF) will be carried out using the series expansion method. Combining the ODF with a Taylor plastic deformation model we are able to calculate the yield loci and to predict the plastic strain ratio which is of high interest in the formability.