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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 34, Issue 4, Pages 217-225

Textures of Sheet in AA3003 Aluminum Alloy Under Biaxial Stretching

Department of Manufacturing Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Received 6 March 2000

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In this paper, the textures are determined under plane strain tension, nonequi-biaxial stretching and equi-biaxial stretching. The changes of the major texture components in the sheet are analyzed and discussed. It is found that under plane strain tension, the strength of the {110}112 component increases by more than four times followed by the {110}111, whereas the fraction of {112}111 component falls gradually. In the sample deformed with a strain ratio intermediate between these of plane strain tension and equibiaxial stretching, the textural change is relatively small. Under equi-biaxial stretching, there is a big increase in the {110} rolling plane components with the peak at {110}111 orientation. The strength of the other components falls rapidly (e.g. {110}112) or remains low (e.g. {112}111).