Microstructure Evolution and Aging Kinetics of Al-Mg-Si and Al-Mg-Si-Sc Alloys Processed by ECAP

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A study was carried out on a ECAP processed Sc-containing Al-Mg-Si alloy and on a reference 6082 alloy to investigated grain structure evolution during severe plastic deformation and post-ECAP aging behaviour. The results showed that the mechanism of ultrafine structure development was substantially unchanged with respect to a reference Sc-free alloy. Also the aging sequence and precipitation kinetics of the two alloys revealed to be comparable. The ECAP processed samples of the 6082 reference alloy showed a clear recrystallization peak at temperatures in the range 315-360°C, depending on the amount of strain experienced, whereas the Sc-containing alloy retained its ultrafine structure up to temperatures well exceeding 450°C, under the conditions reproduced in a DSC temperature scan.

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Periodical:

Materials Science Forum (Volumes 503-504)

Edited by:

Zenji Horita

Pages:

493-498

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.503-504.493

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G. Angella et al., "Microstructure Evolution and Aging Kinetics of Al-Mg-Si and Al-Mg-Si-Sc Alloys Processed by ECAP", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 503-504, pp. 493-498, 2006

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January 2006

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