Thermomechanical Behavior of Al-Mg-Si Alloys at the Elevated Temperature
Thermomechanical behavior of Al-Mg-Si alloys has been studied to investigate the effect of microstructural features such as pre-existing substructure and distribution of particles on the deformation characteristics. The controlled compression tests have been carried out to get the basic information on how the alloy responds to temperature, strain amount and strain rate. Microstructural features after forging have been discussed in terms of the thermomechanical response of Al-Mg-Si alloys. As already well mentioned, we have found that the high temperature deformation of Al-Mg-Si brought the recovered structure. However, the abnormally large grains seems to occur in a certain condition as a result of deformation assisted grain growth, which means that hot forging of Al-Mg-Si alloys could lead to the undesirable microstructures and the consequent mechanical properties such as fatigue strength.
S.-G. Kang and T. Kobayashi
Y. N. Kwon et al., "Thermomechanical Behavior of Al-Mg-Si Alloys at the Elevated Temperature", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 449-452, pp. 581-584, 2004