Specific Features of the Strengthening during Severe Plastic Deformation of Supersaturated Solid Solutions
The effect of the supersaturated solid solution decomposition occurring prior to, during, and after severe plastic deformation by torsion under high hydrostatic pressure on strengthening is examined by the examples of Al-Cu-Mg, Al-Mg-Sc, and Mg-Sm alloys and 0.12%C-0.85%Mn- 0.65%Si and 0,1%C-1.12%Mn-0.08%V-0.07%Ti low-carbon steels. The decomposition of the supersaturated solid solution was realized upon cooling from the quenching temperature (lowcarbon steels), prior to deformation (Al-Cu-Mg-, Mg-Sm alloys), during deformation (Al-Cu-Mg-, Mg-Sm alloys), and after deformation. It is shown, the decomposition of the supersaturated solid solution is effective for the grain refinement down to nanoscale and strengthening, but, for different materials, different combinations with SPD should be used.
S. V. Dobatkin et al., "Specific Features of the Strengthening during Severe Plastic Deformation of Supersaturated Solid Solutions", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 503-504, pp. 399-406, 2006