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Microstructure and texture development in Ti-15V-3Cr-3Sn-3A1 alloy-Possible role of strain path

Gupta, Aman and Khatirkar, Rajesh Kisni and Kumar, Amit and Thool, Khushahal and Bibhanshu, Nitish and Suwas, Satyam (2019) Microstructure and texture development in Ti-15V-3Cr-3Sn-3A1 alloy-Possible role of strain path. In: MATERIALS CHARACTERIZATION, 156 .

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Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matchar.2019.109884


In the present investigation, evolution of microstructure and texture was studied for a beta titanium alloy during cold rolling (unidirectional rolling (UDR) and cross rolling (multi-step cross rolling (MSCR) and two step cross rolling). For both UDR and MSCR of initially hot rolled alloy consisting of elongated and equiaxed grain structure, the occurrence of shear bands inside the grains was the main feature of the microstructure. The density of these shear bands was dependent on the cold rolling reduction and strain path and was found to be orientation dependent. Shear bands preferentially occurred in gamma-fiber (normal direction (ND)//< 111 >) oriented grains. The regions with shear bands had higher hardness than the regions without shear bands, and {111}< 112 > component of the gamma-fiber was found to be more susceptible to formation of shear bands. The orientation dependence of these shear bands was analyzed within the framework of Dillamore's plastic instability criterion. During UDR, strong alpha and gamma-fibers were observed after highest strain (epsilon = 1.6), while strong rotated cube ({100}< 110 >) texture developed after MSCR at highest strain (epsilon = 1.6). The volume fraction of both alpha and gamma fibers gradually increased with the increase in cold rolling reduction during UDR. For MSCR, the rotated cube component gradually increased with increase in cold rolling reduction. In solution annealed beta-Ti alloy with equiaxed grain structure, alpha and gamma fibers were formed after highest strain (epsilon = 1.6) during UDR. However, due to large grain size, both alpha and gamma fibers were discontinuous. The texture development was found to be more strongly dependent on the strain path than the initial microstructure during cold rolling.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: copyright for this article belongs to ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC
Keywords: Cold rolling; Microstructure; Texture; Shear bands; Bulk texture; beta titanium alloy
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2019 10:53
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2019 10:53
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/63760

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