Title: Influence of Cu on the mechanical properties of an Al-4.4wt%Mg alloy after ECAP
Authors: Verlinden, Bert ×
Popovic, M. #
Issue Date: 2006
Series Title: Materials science forum vol:503-504 pages:107-112
Abstract: Two Aluminium alloys, type AA5182 and AA5182+1.2wt% Cu, have been studied. The second alloy in solution treated condition is 18% stronger than the first one. During ageing at 150 degrees C or 200 degrees C it shows a characteristic fast increase in yield strength during the first minutes of ageing, followed by a 'plateau'. Both materials have been deformed in an ECAP die (4 and 8 passes) at 200 degrees C and the microstructure, hardness and mechanical properties in compression at room temperature have been investigated. Although in none of the two materials a true sub-micron grain size was obtained at 200 degrees C, a fair combination of strength and strain hardening was observed. The AA5182+Cu alloy, when ECAP'ed after a solution treatment and quenching, shows an increase in strength of about 20% compared to the AA5182 reference alloy. A post-ECAP annealing at 200 degrees C does not lead to a further increase in hardness or strength. An analysis of the substructure and the mechanical properties during ECAP led to the conclusion that the precipitates formed during ECAP at 200 degrees C do not directly contribute to the higher strength of alloy AA5182+Cu, but they contribute indirectly by slowing down the recovery.
ISSN: 0255-5476
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Physical Metallurgy and Materials Engineering Section (-)
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