Mechanical Properties of Zr-Added Fe-Al Intermetallic Alloys Containing Large Second Phase Particles
Mechanical properties of thermomechanically fabricated D03 Fe-33Al and B2 Fe-38Al intermetallic alloys containing Zr were investigated by means of tensile test and microhardness measurement. The Zr-added ternary alloys showed fine-grained microstructure containing large (Fe,Al)12Zr τ1 phase particles, while the binary alloy showed a single-phase microstructure consisted of coarse recrystallized grains. By introducing the large τ1 phase particles to Fe-Al matrix, tensile strength at room temperature as well as at high temperature (873K) was enhanced but tensile ductility at both temperatures decreased. On the other hand, it was found that vacancy hardening which was significant in the alloys with high contents of Al (i.e., Fe-38Al) was reduced by the large τ1 phase particles.
Young Won Chang, Nack J. Kim and Chong Soo Lee
J. Machida et al., "Mechanical Properties of Zr-Added Fe-Al Intermetallic Alloys Containing Large Second Phase Particles", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 561-565, pp. 399-402, 2007