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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 28, Issue 3-4, Pages 211-218

Simulation of the Texture Evolution During Annealing of Cold Rolled Bcc and Fcc Metals Using a Cellular Automation Approach

Institut für Metallkunde und Metallphysik, SFB 370 “Integrative Werkstoffmodellierung” der DFG, Kopernikusstr. 14, RWTH Aachen, Aachen 52056, Germany

Received 18 April 1996

Copyright © 1997 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.


In this study both primary static recrystallization and static recovery of cold rolled bcc and fcc metals and alloys are numerically simulated using a three-dimensional model that is based on a modified cellular automaton approach. The model considers the influence of the initial deformation texture and microstructure on both static recovery and primary static recrystallization with a high spatial resolution. The cellular automat technique provides both local and statistical information about the kinetics, the morphology and the texture change during annealing. The influence of nucleation and growth can be studied in detail. The simulations are compared to experimental results obtained on fcc and bcc polycrystals.