January: Jiaqi Duan, "Fabricating multi-layered metal sheet by accumulative roll bonding"
"Texture balancing in a fcc/bcc multilayered composite produced by accumulative roll bonding"
by J.Q. Duan, M.Z. Quadir, W. Xu, C. Kong and M. Ferry
Accumulative rolling bonding (ARB) is a typical severe plastic deformation process that has two exciting capabilities: (a) metals can be processed to high strains without any change in dimension, and (b) multilayered composite are achievable via combination of different metals. In this study, Fe/Ni multilayered composite is fabricated using ARB, and its recrystallization behaviour at elevated temperature is investigated employing Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD). Texture-based Schmidt factor calculation of the combined layers reveals an overall balance in texture components, which points to a reduction in planar anisotropy. The ability to fabricate multilayered composite by ARB provides an opportunity for controlling the planar anisotropy and improving the drawability of metal sheets.
Read the full paper, as published in Acta Materialia (Volume 123, 15 January 2017, pp 11-23.