Microstructure Refinement of Al-Si Alloy Using Compressive Torsion Processing
A Compressive Torsion Processing (CTP) is a unique severe plastic deformation process which can easily apply very large strain without shape change to a work piece. Hypereutectic Al-Si alloys have good properties such as low thermal expansion and high wear resistance. It is important for the alloys to control the size of second phase particles (primary and eutectic silicon, intermetallic compounds) as well as grain size of aluminum matrix. In the present work, the CTP was applied to hypereutectic Al-Si alloy (AA390) to investigate the possibility of microstructure refinement of the alloy and the mechanical property of processed alloy was also investigated by tensile test.
W.J. Poole, M.A. Wells and D.J. Lloyd
Y. Kume et al., "Microstructure Refinement of Al-Si Alloy Using Compressive Torsion Processing", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 519-521, pp. 1441-1446, 2006