Effect of ECAP on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of an Al-Mg-Sc Alloy
An Al-4.57%Mg–0.2%Sc was subjected to equal channel angular pressing up to fixed true strains of 1, 2, 4, 8 and 12 at a temperature of 300oC. It was shown that extensive grain refinement occurs in this alloy through continuous dynamic recrystallization. As a result, ECAP can provide the formation of subgrain structure, partially recrystallized structure and fully recrystallized structure. The type of structure evolved is dependent on strain imposed. At ε2, the formation of three-dimensional arrays of low-angle boundaries takes place. Next, in the strain interval from 4 to 8 these low-angle boundaries gradually convert into high-angle boundaries. At ε12, fully recrystallized structure is evolved. Yield stress and ultimate strength gradually increases with increasing strain. Mechanisms of strengthening are discussed.
Jing Tao Wang, Roberto B. Figueiredo and Terence G. Langdon
A. Mogucheva and R. Kaibyshev, "Effect of ECAP on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of an Al-Mg-Sc Alloy", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 667-669, pp. 949-954, 2011