Effect of Process Parameters on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties on Severe Plastic Deformation Process of Aa7075-T6 Aluminum Alloy
Severe plastic deformation is one of the emerging and promising techniques applied to bulk materials to produce fine grain structure with attractive properties. This study aims to investigate the effect of extrusion parameters like extrusion temperature, number of passes on the equal channel angular pressing and twist extrusion forming behavior of AA7075-T6 Aluminum alloy by hot extrusion process. AA7075-T6 samples of 70x28x18 mm cross sections extruded by equal channel angular pressing and twist extrusion process was subjected to microstructure analysis, hardness and tensile tests in order to determine their mechanical properties. As a result of the experiments, it was determined that twist extrusion leads to more grain refinement at high temperatures with more number of passes compared to equal channel angular pressing. SEM micrographs show that there is severe orientation of the grains facilitated by the extrusion process which enhances the strength. The dense banding of the grains had effected in marginal hardness enhancement in the matrix of the specimens processed by twist extrusion and equal channel angular extrusion process.
U. M. Iqbal and V.S. S. Kumar, "Effect of Process Parameters on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties on Severe Plastic Deformation Process of Aa7075-T6 Aluminum Alloy", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 622-623, pp. 705-709, 2013