Prediction of hardness of Al alloys processed by accumulative roll bonding


Qiao, X.G. and Starink, Marco J. (2012) Prediction of hardness of Al alloys processed by accumulative roll bonding. Materials Science and Engineering A, 531, 45-50. (doi:10.1016/j.msea.2011.10.005).

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Description/Abstract

A recently developed grain refinement and strengthening model for oxide-free Al alloys processed by Severe Plastic Deformation (SPD) is tested and subsequently further developed to address Accumulative Roll Bonding (ARB) processed Al alloys. The model accurately predicts the grain refinement and the hardness of an ARB processed alloy. Compared to other SPD processes, oxide inclusions at the bonded surfaces cause additional grain refinement and hardening. The model also reveals that the hardness measured on the large surface of ARB processed Al alloys overestimates the volume averaged hardness of the material due to artifacts caused by the sample preparation and the indentation depth.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: ► New model for grain refinement and strengthening of ARB processed Al alloys. ► The dislocation based model successfully predicts the grain size and hardening. ► Oxide particles cause additional dislocation generation and grain refinement. ► Reported hardness of ARB processed alloys contains artifacts.
Keywords: Al alloys; Accumulative roll bonding; Grain refinement; Strengthening modeling; SPD; dislocations; Al-Mg-Si; dispersion
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and the Environment > Engineering Sciences > Engineering Materials Surface Engineering
ePrint ID: 198215
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2011 11:05
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:46
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/198215

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