Texture and microstructure evolution of a zirconium alloy during uniaxial compression at 500°c

P. Honniball, M. Preuss, D. Rugg, J. Quinta Da Fonseca

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The texture and microstructure evolution during uniaxial compression of Zircaloy-4 at 500oC has been studied. X-ray diffraction was used to measure the bulk texture compressive after strains of 20% and 50%. Early stages of texture evolution involve the strengthening of the <1120> fibre through the action of prismatic slip. With further deformation, the basal poles move toward the rolling direction from the normal direction as a result of a non-prismatic slip system. A detailed EBSD study in a small region showed that the grains of the <1120> fibre are more stable than those of the <1010> fibre. The latter rotates further during deformation and shows a greater spread of grain average misorientation (GAM). This could be due to a greater accommodation of plastic strain in these grains and/or a difference in recovery rates between the two fibres.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecrystallization and Grain Growth V
PublisherTrans Tech Publications
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9783037856888
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Recrystallization and Grain Growth, ReX and GG 2013 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 5 May 201310 May 2013
Conference number: 5th

Publication series

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


ConferenceInternational Conference on Recrystallization and Grain Growth, ReX and GG 2013
Abbreviated titleReX and GG 2013


  • Hexagonal
  • Microstructure
  • Slip
  • Temperature
  • Texture
  • Zircaloy
  • Zirconium

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