Milo V. Kral, Daniel J. F. Drabble, Benjamin R. Gardiner, Peter C. Tait
May 5, 2013
Samples of annealed and cold rolled 70%Cu-30%Zn brass and 800H alloy were characterized using electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) pattern analysis to determine average grain diameter, with the ability to differentiate between random high angle grain boundaries and annealing twin boundaries. Hardness measurements of both materials and minimum creep rates for the brass alloy were measured and compared to average grain diameter measurements, which had been calculated with twin boundaries both included and excluded (in accord with ASTM E 112). The present results indicate that annealing twin boundaries contribute to mechanical properties and therefore should be considered in structure-property correlations.