Influence of Compressive Torsion Processing Temperature on Microstructure Refinement and Property of Aluminum Alloy
A compressive torsion processing (CTP) was applied to hypereutectic Al-Si alloy in order to raise ductility and formability by microstructure refinement of the alloy. The CTP is a unique severe plastic deformation process and it can easily apply large strain to a work piece without change in shape. In the present work, influence of compressive torsion processing temperature on microstructure refinement and tensile property of hypereutectic Al-Si alloy is dealt with. When the CTP was applied on the Al-Si alloy, primary and eutectic Si particles were refined more effectively at lower processing temperature. Total tensile elongation of CTPed alloy was four times as large as that of non CTPed one. Distribution of the total elongation was quite uniform in the whole CTPed specimen.
Young Won Chang, Nack J. Kim and Chong Soo Lee
S. Tahara et al., "Influence of Compressive Torsion Processing Temperature on Microstructure Refinement and Property of Aluminum Alloy", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 26-28, pp. 133-136, 2007