Table of Contents
Textures and Microstructures
Volume 31, Issue 1-2, Pages 97-107

Texture in Cold Rolled and Magnetically Aged Fe–Mo–Ni–C Alloys

1Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), C.P. 68505-Rio de Janeiro 21945-970, Brazil
2Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Instituto Militar de Engenharia (IME), Rio de Janeiro 22290-270, Brazil

Received 10 July 1998

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The texture change due to the increase of cold rolling reduction in Fe-Mo-Ni-C alloys is described. Orientation Distribution Functions (ODF) for samples cold rolled 80%, 90%, 97% and 99% are shown and discussed. Below 90% cold rolling reduction, the texture in these alloys is similar to that of cold rolled low carbon steels. Above 90% cold rolling reduction, a decrease in the component {001}110 is observed and the texture becomes weaker probably due to the development of shear bands. Magnetic age-annealing at 610°C for 1 h does not recrystallize completely these alloys. Samples cold rolled above 90% (97% and 99%) present an increase in the {001}110 component, this being responsible for a corresponding increase in the magnetic anisotropy of these alloys.