The evolution of basal texture during thermomechanical processing of Ti-24Al-11Nb alloy has been studied as a function of different processing variables like hot rolling temperature, amount of deformation, cooling conditions etc. The stability of the deformation texture during post-rolling annealing and during theα2→β→α2 phase transformation cycle was also investigated. Unrestricted rolling of primaryα2 to maximum thickness reduction at the lowest rolling temperature has been found to be most favourable for obtaining a good basal texture. Texture of transformed (secondary)α2 is generally non basal when the transformation takes place from deformedβ. Rolling texture does not seem to change during annealing leading to recrystallization. Theα2→β→α2 phase transformation cycle does not change the starting basal texture and a starting non basal texture also does not give rise to basal texture due to this treatment.
Volume 42 | Issue 6
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