Influence of temperature upon the texture evolution and mechanical behaviour of Zircaloy-4

Peter Honniball, Michael Preuss, João Quinta Da Fonseca

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The mechanical behaviour and texture evolution during uniaxial compression of Zircaloy-4 at different temperatures (25, 300, 500°C) has been studied. At room temperature and 300°C the texture evolution and strain-hardening behaviour observed are attributed to the activation of {10 1̄2} <101̄1̄ > tensile twinning, which can be identified in optical micrographs and electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) data. The influence of twinning upon the texture evolution and hardening rate becomes less apparent with increasing temperature. Nevertheless twinning is still active at 500°. Simulation of the texture evolution at 500°C using crystal plasticity finite element modelling (CPFEM) indicates that slip alone cannot explain the experimentally observed textures at this temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTextures of Materials
EditorsAsim Tewari, Satyam Suwas, Dinesh Srivastava, Indradev Samajdar, Arunansu Haldar
PublisherTrans Tech Publications
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9783037852941
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on the Textures of Materials (ICOTOM) 2011 - Mumbai, India
Duration: 12 Dec 201117 Dec 2011
Conference number: 16th

Publication series

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


ConferenceInternational Conference on the Textures of Materials (ICOTOM) 2011
Abbreviated titleICOTOM 2011


  • Deformation
  • Twinning
  • Zircaloy-4

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