Texture formation in metal alloys with cubic crystal structures

L. A.I. Kestens, H Pirgazi

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The present paper gives a concise overview of a number of current issues in the literature on texture formation in alloys with cubic crystal structures, mainly steel and aluminium alloys. As crystallographic texture determines to a large extent the anisotropy of material properties, it is of paramount importance to understand and control the physical mechanisms by which the texture is formed in the subsequent stages of metals manufacturing processes. In the present overview three key solid-state transformation processes are considered: allotropic phase transformations, plastic deformation and recrystallisation. The intention is to highlight a number of key elements in the literature and some recent tendencies, which may provide some insight to scientists and engineers dealing with texture issues in daily practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1303-1315
JournalMaterials Science and Technology
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Aluminium
  • Phase transformation
  • Plastic deformation
  • Recrystallisation
  • Steel
  • Texture formation

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