Interpretation of the strain state during cross-roll rolling of aluminum by means of texture analysis

S. H. Kim, H. G. Kang, M. Y. Huh, O. Engler

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Cross-roll rolling of aluminum alloy sheets was carried out in which the roll axes are tilted by ±7.5° away from the transverse direction of the rolled sample. The evolution of strain states during cross-roll rolling was studied by three-dimensional finite element method (FEM) simulations. The strain states calculated by FEM were verified by texture analysis. Cross-roll rolling was found to impose a large uniform shear strain over(ε{lunate}, ̇)23 in the whole sheet thickness; nevertheless, cross-roll rolling gives rise to the formation of plane strain texture plus an asymmetrical rotated cube orientation {0 1 2} 〈1 0 0〉. After recrystallization, the large shear strain over(ε{lunate}, ̇)23 led to a refinement of the microstructure, which may be beneficial to the formability of cross-roll rolled aluminum alloy sheet.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-128
Number of pages8
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering A
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2009 May 20


  • Cross-roll rolling
  • Finite element method
  • Shear deformation
  • Strain state

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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