A combined texture and FEM study of strain states during roll-cladding of five-ply stainless steel/aluminum composites

H. G. Kang, J. K. Kim, Moo Young Huh, O. Engler

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Two composites of five plies of STS/Al/Al/Al/STS and STS/Al/STS/Al/STS were produced from ferritic stainless steel (STS 430) and aluminum alloy (AA 3003) sheets by roll-cladding at elevated temperature. In order to analyze the strain states during roll-cladding, the evolution of crystallographic textures at different through-thickness positions in the roll-clad composites was investigated. The finite element method (FEM) was employed to simulate the co-deformation of the different sheets and to determine the stresses and strains acting in the five-ply composites during roll-cladding. The strain states derived from the FEM simulations were used to model the texture evolution in the individual sheets of the roll-clad composites. Friction conditions were determined in a parametric study by fitting the overall thickness strains and modeled textures to the results obtained experimentally.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-358
Number of pages12
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering A
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Apr 15



  • Finite element method
  • Roll-cladding
  • Rolling texture
  • Shear texture
  • Strain state

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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