On the activation energies observed in Al-based materials deformed at ultrahigh temperatures

Lou, B.Y., Wang, T.D., Huang, J.C. and Langdon, T.G. (2001) On the activation energies observed in Al-based materials deformed at ultrahigh temperatures. In, Chandra, Namas (eds.) Superplasticity in Advanced Materials - ICSAM-2000. 2000 International Conference on Superplasticity in Advanced Materials (ICSAM-2000) Switzerland, Trans Tech, 545-550. (Materials Science Forum 357-359).


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This study examines the exceptionally high activation energies estimated fi om data obtained from various composites exhibiting high strain rate superplasticity and loaded at ultrahigh temperatures near or slightly above the solidus. It is shown that the activation energies for the 6061 composite and for Al 6061 and 1050 alloys are below 200 kJ/mol at temperatures lower than the incipient melting temperature, T-i, but they become significantly higher at temperatures near or slightly above T-i and this increase is independent of the alloy system, the grain size, whether the material is superplastic and the dominant deformation mechanism at T<T-i. There is a transition from plastic flow in a solid state to a viscous-like flow behavior in the Al-6061 systems at T>610 degreesC and in the Al-1050 alloy at T>650 degreesC. It is concluded that the high values of Q(t) have no physical meaning in terms of the rate-controlling diffusive species.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Series ISSN: 0255-5476
ISBNs: 0878498745 (hardback)
ISSNs: 0255-5476 (print)
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Subjects: T Technology > TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences
ePrint ID: 23454
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Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2006
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 11:44
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/23454

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