Characterization of Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of 6060 Aluminum Alloy Processed by ECAP


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The purpose of this paper is to present the microstructure and mechanical behavior of 6060 aluminum alloy after intense plastic deformation. Equal Channel Angular Pressing (ECAP) was used as a method of severe plastic deformation. Before ECAP part of the samples were heat treated to remove internal stresses in the commercially available aluminium alloy. The evolution of microstructure and tensile strength were tested after 1, 3, 6 and 9 ECAP passes in annealed and non annealed states. It was found that intensely plastically deformed refined grains were present in the tested samples and exhibited increased mechanical properties. Differences were noted between samples without and after heat treatment



Solid State Phenomena (Volume 275)

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M. Karoń and M. Adamiak, "Characterization of Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of 6060 Aluminum Alloy Processed by ECAP", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 275, pp. 81-88, 2018

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