The Effect of Precipitates on Anisotropy of Al-Li Alloys 2090 and 2090+Ce
The critical resolved stresses (CRSS) of two kinds of Al-Li alloys 2090 and 2090+Ce in which contained trace addition of cerium are examined. The three heat treatment conditions (solution, peak aging and reversion after peak aging) are used in order to identify the influence of precipitates to CRSS. The experimental results show that the strengthening contribution of T1 Phase is greatly different at various orientation with respect to rolling direction, and the precipitation of T1 phase can weaken the anisotropy of mechanical properties. The T1 phase precipitated in subgain boundaries in peak aged and reverted specimens produce a stronger tendency of delaminating along grain boundary, which is a direct reason for the decrease of anisotropic yield strength.
Zhengyi Jiang and Chunliang Zhang
Z. L. Zhao et al., "The Effect of Precipitates on Anisotropy of Al-Li Alloys 2090 and 2090+Ce", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 97-101, pp. 496-499, 2010