Softening Phenomenon during Compression Test in Nanograined Aluminum Alloys
Al-Mg and Al-Mg-Cu alloys are known well to reveal superplasticity in tension at high temperatures. In this study, deformation behaviors of those alloys nanograined were investigated under compression test at room temperature. During plastic deformation softening phenomena occurred obviously in nanograined Al-1.5wt%Mg and Al-0.7wt%Mg-1.0wt%Cu alloys while slight strain hardening appeared in nanograined pure Al. These results suggest that the softening strongly depends on composition of alloys. The softening takes place over strain rate range from 10-4 up to 10-1.
Z.Y. Zhong, H. Saka, T.H. Kim, E.A. Holm, Y.F. Han and X.S. Xie
S. H. Ko et al., "Softening Phenomenon during Compression Test in Nanograined Aluminum Alloys", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 475-479, pp. 3489-3492, 2005