Texture formation in flow formed ferritic steel tubes and the influence of the process parameters

Dimitrios Tsivoulas, Gabor Timar, Martin Tuffs, Joao Quinta da Fonseca, Michael Preuss

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The crystallographic textures of flow formed parts are of great scientific interest as they result from a complex deformation mode that comprises strain components in the axial and hoop directions. In general they resemble those of the rolling type but with slight differences. The present paper analyses the effects of certain process parameters, such as roller contact angle, feed rate, and preform hardness, since these are crucial in defining the forces acting in each principal direction of the component. Additionally, the development of a texture gradient through the wall thickness is also discussed. Texture predictions from a crystal plasticity finite-element model were also employed to support the experimental data and interpret the deformation mechanisms. Finally, the diverse nature of the flow formed textures is verified by annealing treatments at 700°C, which yields the typical gamma-fibre encountered in rolled ferritic steels upon recrystallisation in conjunction with the strengthening of the (113)[1-10] component.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials Science Forum
EditorsB. Mishra, Mihail. Ionescu, T. Chandra
PublisherTrans Tech Publications
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783038350736
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Processing and Manufacturing of Advanced Materials 2013 - Las Vegas, United States of America
Duration: 2 Dec 20136 Dec 2013

Publication series

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


ConferenceInternational Conference on Processing and Manufacturing of Advanced Materials 2013
Abbreviated titleTHERMEC 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
CityLas Vegas


  • Crystal plasticity modeling
  • Flow forming
  • Shear strain
  • Super CMV steel
  • Texture

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