Effects of Processing Routes on Wear Property of Al-Al3Ti Alloys Severely Deformed by ECAP
Al-Ti alloys, which have Al3Ti platelet particles in Al matrix, were deformed by ECAP with routes A and Bc. With increasing the number of ECAP passes, Al3Ti platelet particles are fragmented and their sizes decrease. The microstructure of ECAPed Al-Ti alloy specimens by route A has a strong alignment of the fragmented Al3Ti particles. On the other hand, ECAPed Al-Ti alloy specimens by route Bc have a relatively homogeneous distribution of Al3Ti particles comparing with the specimen deformed by route A. Based on these results, it was found that ECAPed Al-Ti alloy specimen by route A has highly anisotropic microstructure. However, both ECAPed specimens with routes A and Bc have no anisotropic wear property. That is because the wear property of the Al-Ti alloy specimen depends on the shape of the Al3Ti particle. From these results, it was found that SPD induced by ECAP is an effective processing method to make homogeneous wear property for the metallic material containing platelet solid-particles.
Yuri Estrin and Hans Jürgen Maier
H. Sato et al., "Effects of Processing Routes on Wear Property of Al-Al3Ti Alloys Severely Deformed by ECAP", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 584-586, pp. 971-976, 2008