Annealing Behavior of ECAP Deformed Aluminum Alloy 3103
In the present study the microstructure evolution of the aluminum alloy 3103 subjected to ECAP up to eight passes applying route Bc was investigated after deformation and subsequent isothermal annealing. The deformed and annealed states were analyzed by SEM, EBSD, optical microscopy and microhardness tests. It will be demonstrated that this ECAP deformed material shows an increased stability against discontinuous recrystallization with growing number of passes.
Yuri Estrin and Hans Jürgen Maier
X. Molodova and G. Gottstein, "Annealing Behavior of ECAP Deformed Aluminum Alloy 3103", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 584-586, pp. 944-949, 2008