Evolution of orientation hardening in the cold rolling of an AA3003 aluminium alloy sheet

Wing Bun Lee, X. Y. Wen

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Work hardening can be studied at different scales of observation. The evolution of hardening in the cold rolling of an AA3003 aluminium alloy has been studied from X-ray crystallographic data. The hardening caused by a change in the lattice reorientation can lead to either hardening or softening of the matrix, and can be separated from the dislocation hardening at the meso-level. A physical model based on the changes in the texture coefficients of the orientation distribution function of a polycrystalline material is used to derive the orientation hardening during the course of plastic deformation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1161-1166
Number of pages6
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Issue number149 PART II
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1998


  • Rolling Texture
  • Taylor Factor
  • Work Hardening
  • Yield Locus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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