Equal-channel angular pressing as a production tool for superplastic materials

Horita, Z., Lee, S., Ota, S., Neishi, K. and Langdon, T.G. (2001) Equal-channel angular pressing as a production tool for superplastic materials. In, Chandra, Namas (eds.) Superplasticity in Advanced Materials - ICSAM-2000. International Conference on Superplasticity in Advanced Materials (ICSAM-2000) Switzerland, Trans Tech, 471-476. (Materials Science Forum 357-359).


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Equal-channel angular pressing (ECAP) was applied for grain refinement of Al-3%Mg0.2%Fe and Al-3%Mg-0.2%Ti alloys and also for a commercial Al 2024 alloy. The grain sizes of the alloys were reduced to similar to0.3 mum. The stability of the fine-grained structures were examined and it was found that the small grains remained stable up to the temperatures of similar to 250 degreesC for the Al-3%Mg-0.2%Fe and Al-3%Mg-0.2%Ti alloys and similar to 400 degreesC for the Al 2024 alloy. Tensile tests revealed maximum elongations of similar to 370% and similar to 180% in the Al-3%Mg0.2%Fe and Al-3%Mg-0.2%Ti alloys, respectively, at a temperature of 250 degreesC with an initial strain rate of 3.3x10(-4) s(-1). There is some evidence for low temperature superplasticity in the Al-3%Mg-0.2%Fe alloy. A maximum elongation of similar to 460% was attained in the Al 2024 alloy at 400 degreesC with an initial strain rate of 10(-3) s(-1). It is demonstrated that the ECAP can be effective in producing superplastic materials.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Series ISSN 0255-5476
ISBNs: 0878498745 (hardback)
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Subjects: T Technology > TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences
ePrint ID: 23462
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Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2006
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 11:44
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/23462

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