Table of Contents
Textures and Microstructures
Volume 31, Issue 3, Pages 109-149

Quantitative Prediction of Cold Rolling Textures in Low-Carbon Steel by Means of the Lamel Model

1Department MTM, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, de Croylaan 2, Leuven B-3001, Belgium
2Department of Metallurgical Engineering & Materials Science, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India

Received 20 July 1998

Copyright © 1999 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.


Rolling textures of low-carbon steel predicted by full constraints and relaxed constraints Taylor models, as well by a self-consistent model, are quantitatively compared to experimental results. It appears that none of these models really performs well, the best results being obtained by the Pancake model. Anew model (“Lamel model”) is then proposed as a further development of the Pancake model. It treats a stack of two lamella-shaped grains at a time. The new model is described in detail, after which the results obtained for rolling of low-carbon steel are discussed. The prediction of the overall texture now is quantitatively correct. However, the γ-fibre components are better predicted than the α-fibre ones. Finally it is concluded that further work is necessary, as the same kind of success is not guaranteed for other cases, such as rolling of f.c.c, materials.