Low Temperature Superplasticity and Intragranular Misorientation in Severely Rolled Sheets of Al-4.5%Mg-0.7%Mn Based Alloys
Severely rolled sheets of Al-4.5%Mg-0.7%Mn based alloys have been prepared to achieve grain refinement leading to low temperature superplasticity. Rolling is one of straining technique which has a high possibility of industrial application. The alloys used were T1: base one adding 0.08%Zr and 0.05Ti for suppression of grain growth, F1: 0.80%Fe addition and F2: 1.92%Fe addition to increase nucleation sites of recrystallization. For comparison, M1: Al-4.2%Mg was also prepared. All of samples were 99.8% cold rolled to thin sheet 0.1mm thick. The maximum elongation of 150%, which was markedly large in consideration of specimen thickness of 0.1mm, was obtained at 533K and 1.4×10-3s-1 for T1 sample while the elongations for F1 and F2 showed less than 100%. On the other hand, M1 exhibited larger elongation of 190% at 533K and 1.4×10-3s-1. Further, difference in superplastic deformation of these alloys was investigated by using SEM/ EBSP analysis of intragranular misorientation, which reflects strain or stored energy generated during deformation with dislocation glide, to discuss the deformation mechanism.
Y. Takayama et al., "Low Temperature Superplasticity and Intragranular Misorientation in Severely Rolled Sheets of Al-4.5%Mg-0.7%Mn Based Alloys", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 551-552, pp. 601-606, 2007