Superplastic Properties of a Newly Developed Al-Mg-High Mn Aluminum Alloy Sheet


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A new superplastic Al-Mg-high Mn alloy called a high-Mn alloy in the present paper was developed. The superplastic properties of the high-Mn alloy were evaluated in comparison with a conventional superplastic 5083 alloy which was manufactured under the same industrial mass production process. The high-Mn alloy sheet of a middle thickness shows a lager elongation to failure at temperatures below 783K, and show better superplastic formability and less cavitation volume than the 5083 alloy. These superior characters of the high-Mn alloy may be ascribable to finer grain structure formed in the alloy.



Materials Science Forum (Volumes 539-543)

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T. Chandra, K. Tsuzaki, M. Militzer , C. Ravindran




K. Ichitani and T. Tagata, "Superplastic Properties of a Newly Developed Al-Mg-High Mn Aluminum Alloy Sheet", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 539-543, pp. 357-361, 2007

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March 2007




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