Semi-Solid Deformation of Al-Fe Alloy Prepared by Electromagnetic Stirring
The semi-solid compression behaviors and the microstructure of Al-Fe alloy prepared by electromagnetic stirred were investigated in the strain rate range of 5×10-3 s-1 to 5×10-1 s-1 and the temperature range of 610 to 640°C on INSTRON-5500R materials testing machine. The experimental results showed that, during the semi-solid deformation of Al-Fe alloy，the peak value of true stress decreased with elevating deformation temperature. As the deformation increased, the stress peak value of the high solid fraction alloy was tending upwards, and that of the low solid fraction was tending downwards. The peak increased with increasing the strain rate. Al-Fe alloy was sensitive to strain rate during semi-solid compression. The strain softening phenomenon would happen. The smaller strain rate, the longer softening process, the stress falling was more slowly. The strain softening was a reason that the semi-solid alloy structure was instability during deformation. The semi-solid deformational behaviors of Al-Fe alloy was bound up with deformation temperature, strain rate, and deforming extent.
Zhengyi Jiang, Jingtao Han and Xianghua Liu
B. Liu et al., "Semi-Solid Deformation of Al-Fe Alloy Prepared by Electromagnetic Stirring", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 152-153, pp. 726-733, 2011