Texture formation was studied in high Nb bearing g-TiAl based alloys with compositions of Ti-45Al-(5,7.5,10)Nb-(0,0.5)C (compositions are in atomic percent). In order to start with texture-free material hot-isostatically pressed powder compounds were used. The deformation was performed either in uniaxial compression or by hot rolling. After compression at 700 °C and 800 °C fiber textures with <110> and <302> components occur. These deformation textures can be verified by computer simulations using a yield surface model of g-TiAl. With higher deformation temperatures the <110> fiber vanishes and new accumulations of orientations are formed, which are due to dynamic recrystallization.
Hot rolling was performed at temperatures in the upper part of the (a+g) phase field and, therefore, with more than 50% a-phase existing. The co-deformation of a- and g-phase during rolling leads to correlated components in the independently measured textures of both phases. The texture of the g-phase shows a maximum of orientation around the Goss2 component and the texture of the a-phase exhibits an orientation maximum around the transversal component. The correlation is the Blackburn orientation relation, although the textures are not caused by phase transformations, but by co-deformation. Hot rolling with many passes and reheating between the passes lead to the formation of a cube component with an alignment of the c-axes in transverse direction. In general, this is a typical recrystallization-induced component in hot rolled TiAl.