2013 Volume 54 Issue 5 Pages 769-775
Localized strain and crystallographic orientation distribution during rolling process have a significant effect on anisotropic flow behavior in sheet forming of aluminum alloy, resulting in local thinning. In this study, crystal plasticity finite element method (CPFEM), which incorporates a crystal plasticity constitutive law into the three-dimensional finite element method, was used to investigate strain localization and textural evolution during the flat rolling process of the face-centered-cubic material. A rate-dependent polycrystalline theory based on the Taylor model was fully implemented into an in-house program, CAMProll3D. The through-thickness texture evolution depending on the degree of draught was predicted by using the developed CPFEM program and compared well with the experimental data available in the literature. The orientation distributions not only in the thickness direction but also in the width direction of the flat rolled sheet were investigated depending on the amount of reduction during the multi-pass flat rolling in terms of pole figure, orientation distribution function and flow potential surface in the π-plane. Finally, the effect of friction condition between the rolls and the material on rotation about the transverse direction was found to be important to determine the texture evolution at the surface of the rolled sheet.