Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 41, Issue 17, pp 5576–5586 | Cite as

Texture evolution during deformation of an Al-6%Cu-0.4%Zr superplastic alloy

  • M. EddahbiEmail author
  • M. CarsÍ
  • O. A. Ruano


Texture measurements of the as-received rolled Al-6%Cu-0.4%Zr alloy revealed that a copper component, {311}<233>, is developed at the surface and a S component, {631}<113>, is formed at the middle of the sheet. During early stages of superplastic deformation at 480 °C/5×10−4 s−1 the intensity of the Cu component increases slightly whereas the S component changes toward the brass component Bs, {110}<112>, by a slip process. For larger strains, both components decrease by a grain boundary sliding mechanism.


Pole Figure Strain Rate Sensitivity Orientation Distribution Function Rolled Sheet Grain Boundary Slide 



The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of the Comisión Interministerial de Ciencia y Tecnología (CICYT) under Grant MAT2003-1172 and MAT2000-2017. One of the authors (M Eddahbi) thank the Grant 345/2000 from the Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departamento de Metalurgia FísicaCentro Nacional de Investigaciones MetalúrgicasMadridSpain

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