Evolution of texture in zirconium alloy tubing during processing

V. M. Allen, M. Preuss, J. D. Robson, R. J. Comstock

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Electron backscattered diffraction (EBSD) has been used to determine microtexture in a zirconium alloy tube subject to interrupted pilgering and therefore exhibiting varying amounts of deformation as a function of axial position along the transition between the initial and final size. Texture and hardness measurements have been made as a function of the distance through the tube wall thickness and along the tube length. Texture results have been compared with co-located hardness measurements. The results show a systematic variation in the deformation texture with changes in Q (the ratio of the reduction in thickness to reduction in diameter). This is consistent with previous observations of the effect of Q on texture evolution in zirconium alloys. It is demonstrated that the texture measurements can be correlated well with the anisotropy in strength determined from hardness measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTextures of Materials, ICOTOM 14 - Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Textures of Materials
PublisherTrans Tech Publications
Number of pages6
EditionPART 1
ISBN (Print)087849975X, 9780878499755
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on the Textures of Materials (ICOTOM) 2005 - Leuven, Belgium
Duration: 11 Jul 200515 Jul 2005
Conference number: 14th

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
NumberPART 1
ISSN (Print)0255-5476
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9752


ConferenceInternational Conference on the Textures of Materials (ICOTOM) 2005
Abbreviated titleICOTOM 2005


  • Pilgering
  • Plastic deformation
  • Texture
  • Texture gradient
  • Tubing
  • ZIRLO™

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