STP939: Cold-Rolled and Annealed Textures of Zircaloy-4 Thin Strips

    Charquet, D
    Senior Engineer and Assistant Vice-President R&D, Centre de Recherches de CEZUS, Ugine,

    Alheritiere, E
    Senior Engineer and Assistant Vice-President R&D, Centre de Recherches de CEZUS, Ugine,

    Blanc, G
    Head, Centre de Recherches de CEZUS, Ugine,

    Pages: 10    Published: Jan 1987


    Abstract

    Two types of texture have been observed on cold-rolled 0.5-mm-thick Zry-4 strips. The first type (T-texture), characterized by the (0002) poles oriented towards the transverse direction, is similar to that observed on Zry-4 tubes and on pure zirconium strips. In the second type (L-texture) the (0002) poles are oriented towards the longitudinal direction. Actually observed textures consist of a mixture of these two types. The influence of cold working and annealing on texture formation and evolution is also described. On fully recrystallized strips, two types of texture have been observed. The first is the T-texture; in the second type (C-texture) the (0002) pole lies parallel to the normal direction.

    Keywords:

    Zircaloy, sheet, rolling, annealing, texture, mechanical properties


    Paper ID: STP28151S

    Committee/Subcommittee: B10.02

    DOI: 10.1520/STP28151S


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