Dynamic Deformation of Submicrocrystalline Aluminum Alloys
In this study, dynamic deformation behavior of submicrocrystalline aluminum alloy was established with respect to equal-channel angular (ECA) pressing routes such as A, B, and C. After 8-pass ECA pressings, the deformed samples, regardless of the routes applied, were consisted of ultrafine grains together with high dislocation density near the boundaries. Microstructural observation revealed that the sample deformed via route B showed more diffused diffraction pattern than those deformed via route A and C, suggesting the fact that route B was most effective for a rapid evolution in the grain boundary orientation from low-angle to high-angle characteristics. In the torsion tests, the shear stress decreased once reaching the maximum point. This maximum was the highest in the sample deformed via route B, and decreased in the order of the route C and route A. The dynamic deformation was explained based on microstructural uniformity associated with ECA pressing routes.
Jian-Feng Nie and Allan Morton
Y.G. Ko et al., "Dynamic Deformation of Submicrocrystalline Aluminum Alloys", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 654-656, pp. 1006-1009, 2010