Texture of Al-Cu Alloys Deformed by ECAP
Materials of ultra-fine grained microstructure (sub-micrometer grain size) exhibit large strength, hardness and ductility and also the increased toughness in comparison with conventional coarse-grained ones. In these materials also the super-plastic flow at lower temperatures is observed. This behaviour may be interesting when aluminium alloys like AlCuZr, used in superplastic forming, are considered. In the paper, the methods of preparing such materials by equal-channel angular pressing (ECAP) is proposed and the texture analysis, based on neutron diffraction pole figure measurements and calculated orientation distribution function of two alloys AlCu4SiMn and AlCu5AgMgZr is discussed. The influence of short time recrystallization is discussed in relation with TEM and SEM observations.
Paul Van Houtte and Leo Kestens
J. Kuśnierz et al., "Texture of Al-Cu Alloys Deformed by ECAP", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 495-497, pp. 851-856, 2005