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Creep and superplasticity in a spray-cast aluminum alloy processed by ECA pressing

Xu, Cheng and Langdon, Terence G. (2005) Creep and superplasticity in a spray-cast aluminum alloy processed by ECA pressing Materials Science and Engineering: A, 410-411, pp. 398-401. (doi:10.1016/j.msea.2005.08.072).

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Abstract

A commercial spray-cast aluminum 7034 alloy, having a composition of Al–11.5% Zn–2.5% Mg–0.9% Cu–0.2% Zr, was processed by equal-channel angular pressing (ECAP) at a temperature of 473 K to reduce the grain size from ~2.1 to ~0.3 ?m. Microstructural observations revealed a breaking of the rod-like MgZn2 precipitates during ECAP. Static annealing showed the ultrafine grain size was reasonably stable up to a temperature of 673 K. Tensile and creep tests were conducted using specimens cut from the unpressed bars and from billets processed by ECAP. In tensile testing at 673 K, the results on the as-pressed alloy show a potential for achieving high superplastic elongations to failure of >1000% at stain rates at and above 10?2 s?1. In creep testing at 473 K, the creep rates recorded for the as-pressed samples were significantly faster, by about two orders of magnitude, than for the unpressed alloy.

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Published date: 2005
Keywords: aluminum alloy, creep, equal-channel angular pressing, superplasticity, ultrafine grains

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Local EPrints ID: 23844
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/23844
PURE UUID: 7f4851e1-5b81-4280-a55e-be42346a575e
ORCID for Terence G. Langdon: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3541-9250

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Date deposited: 20 Mar 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:16

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