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A Study of Twin Variant Selection and Twin Growth in Titanium


The present work was undertaken to provide information, lacking in the literature, on the lattice rotation and the role of twinning during cold rolling of commercial purity titanium (T40). The proposed method consists of determining the individual rotation of the grains induced by low to intermediate deformation (up to 30% in thickness reduction) and following the rotation field using electron backscattered diffraction (EBSD) measurements in a high resolution FEG SEM at different steps of deformation (10 and 20 %). We have especially studied the formation, the evolution and the role of mechanical twins. According to the former research, during deformation at room temperature, three different types of twin systems were activated: { 2 1 10 } tensile twinning, { 2 2 11 } compression twinning and-to a small extent-{ 1 2 11 } tensile twinning, depending on the grain orientation. Secondary twins (often { 2 1 10 } within { 2 2 11 } twins) were activated in the grains oriented favourably for this secondary twinning. This resulted in a heterogeneous microstructure in which grains were refined in some areas. It also induced reorientation of the c-axes to stable orientations. No twins of higher order than the second order twins could be found. The rotation flow field was measured by following the rotation of 800 grains. It was possible to determine the individual grains rotations as well as the average flow field. For grains having twinned parts, the lattice rotation of the matrix is similar to that of the grains having a similar crystallographic orientation but without any twin. Twins form in grains having specific orientations with respect to the macroscopic stress field; they can grow in the grain with increasing strain and may consume almost the whole matrix.
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hal-03864511 , version 1 (26-12-2022)



Lei Bao, Jean-Sébastien Lecomte, Christophe Schuman, Marie-Jeanne Philippe, Xiang Zhao, et al.. A Study of Twin Variant Selection and Twin Growth in Titanium. Advanced Engineering Materials, 2011, 13 (10), pp.928 - 932. ⟨10.1002/adem.201100055⟩. ⟨hal-03864511⟩


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