Effect of Cold Deformation and Annealing on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of 5083 Aluminum Alloy Sheets
5083 aluminum alloy, due to moderate strength, good thermal conductivity and formability, is an ideal structural material for car production. Influence of cold rolling process on microstructures and mechanical properties of 5083 aluminum alloys is significant and research hotspots. In this paper, cold deformation and annealing processes on grains, tensile properties and anisotropies of 5083 alloy sheets were studied. Results showed that incomplete recrystallization occured on 5083 alloy sheets when annealing temperature was at 300°C. The degree of recrystallization increased slightly with the cold deformation raised from 30% to 50% and varied slightly with prolonged annealing time from 2h to 4h. Furthermore, fully recrystallization occurred on 5083 alloy sheets at the annealing temperature above 320°C. Tensile strength of 5083 alloy sheets reduced significantly when the annealing temperature was raised from 300°C to 320°C, while it varied slightly when the annealing temperature continued to rise to 380°C.
Prof. Ya Fang Han
J. X. Wu et al., "Effect of Cold Deformation and Annealing on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of 5083 Aluminum Alloy Sheets", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 913, pp. 49-54, 2018