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Al-Mg-Cu based alloys and pure Al processed by high pressure torsion: the influence of alloying additions on strengthening

Zhang, Jiuwen, Gao, Nong and Starink, Marco J. (2010) Al-Mg-Cu based alloys and pure Al processed by high pressure torsion: the influence of alloying additions on strengthening Materials Science and Engineering: A, 527, (15), pp. 3472-3479. (doi:10.1016/j.msea.2010.02.016).

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The influence of alloying additions on strengthening on high pressure torsion (HPT) processed alloys was investigated using commercially pure Al (Al-1050 alloy) and five Al-(1-3)Mg-(0-4)Cu alloys (in wt%). Microhardness was measured on cross sections. For Al-1050 the microhardness reaches a peak at an effective strain of about 3 and subsequently decreases. The microhardness of Al-Mg-Cu alloys increases strongly and continuously with increasing equivalent strain. This workhardening rate is enhanced by increasing Mg content over the entire range of strain. Furthermore, the workhardening rates were higher in Cu-free and low Cu-containing (? 0.4%) Al-Mg alloys as compared to high Cu-containing Al-Mg alloy at strains less than 3. A model is presented that describes the experimental results well. The strengthening model indicates that dislocation-solute and dislocation-cluster interactions play an important role.

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Published date: 15 June 2010
Keywords: hpt, high pressure torsion, spd, tem, electron microscopy, dislocations, geometrically necessary dislocations, gnd, co-clusters, work hardening, strain gradient, hardness, Al-Mg, Al-Li, Al-Cu-Mg, 2024, aerospace alloy
Organisations: Engineering Mats & Surface Engineerg Gp


Local EPrints ID: 69747
ISSN: 0921-5093
PURE UUID: 98c18ee9-cc25-46dd-a938-25d85bd532a6

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Date deposited: 04 Dec 2009
Last modified: 19 Jul 2017 00:06

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Author: Jiuwen Zhang
Author: Nong Gao

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