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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 23, Issue 3, Pages 131-147

Cracking in Zinc Layers on Continuous Galvanized Sheets: A Review

1Laboratoire de Métallurgie des Matériaux Polycristallins (LM2P), E.P. CNRS 98, Université de Metz, Metz 57045, France
2Union Minière (UM), Recherche et Développement, Usine des ASTURIES, Auby les Douai 59950, France

Received 19 November 1994

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The purpose of this paper is to survey the different investigations about cracking behaviour in zinc coatings, due to deformation. Different forming tests have been carried out on electrodeposited and hot-dipped zinc coatings. Generally, agreement in the results has been found. The texture gives a good indication about the cracking behaviour of zinc coatings. Thus, texture determination should be performed systematically in examinations relating to the cracking behaviour.