Tensile Failure of Thin Aluminium Sheet Observed by In-Situ EBSD
2015 (English)In: 17TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TEXTURES OF MATERIALS (ICOTOM 17), IOP Publishing , 2015, Vol. 82Conference paper (Refereed)
Tensile tests on two similar 75-μm-thick aluminium sheet materials were carried out inside a scanning electron microscope equipped with an electron backscatter detector. The materials were subjected to simulated brazing prior to the test because this type of material is used for fins in automotive heat exchangers. Grain sizes were large relative to sheet thickness and ND-rotated cube and P texture components dominated the recrystallization textures; their volume fractions differed strongly in the two different materials, though. Strains over the microscope image fields were determined from positions of constituent particles or from grain sizes; the two methods gave consistent results. Grains with high Schmid factors accumulated significantly more deformation than grains with low Schmid factors. Cracks nucleated in high-Schmid factor grains, or in groups of such grains, at the specimen edges. When only low-Schmid factor grains were present at the specimen edges, the crack nucleated inside the specimen. The subsequent crack growth was intragranular and occurred at approximately 90° relative to the load direction.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IOP Publishing , 2015. Vol. 82
, IOP Conference Series-Materials Science and Engineering, ISSN 1757-8981 ; 82
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-117967DOI: 10.1088/1757-899X/82/1/012095ISI: 000354878500096OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-117967DiVA: diva2:812489
17th International Conference on Textures of materials (ICOTOM 17)24-29 August 2014, Dresden, Germany