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Simultaneous Prediction of Bendability and Deep Drawability Using Orientation Distribution Function for Aluminum Alloy Sheets
Hirofumi Inoue
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2018 Volume 59 Issue 3 Pages 399-405


Sheet metal formability is generally affected by crystallographic texture. In particular, bendability and deep-drawability of aluminum and its alloys are closely related to the recrystallization texture of the rolled sheets. It is necessary to quantitatively predict them from a viewpoint of texture control. This paper described a method for simultaneous prediction of both the bendability and the deep-drawability on the basis of the average Taylor factor as a polycrystal calculated by using an orientation distribution function. The normalized Taylor factor (Mn-value) and the r-value were used as measures of bendability and deep-drawability, respectively. The predicted results from ideal orientations demonstrated that {001}<100> orientation had excellent bendability and poor deep-drawability, whereas {111}<110> orientation had poor bendability and excellent deep-drawability. The predicted results for some aluminum alloys suggested that conventional cold-rolled and annealed sheets would be favorable to bendability, and the addition of asymmetric warm rolling after cold rolling would lead to improved deep-drawability.


This Paper was Originally Published in Japanese in J. JILM 66 (2016) 582–588.

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