Characterization of dynamic microstructure evolution during hot deformation of Al-4.10Cu-1.42Mg-0.57Mn-0.12Zr alloy

Can Liu, Hui Zhang, Fu Lin Jiang

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Abstract The Al-4.10Cu-1.42Mg-0.57Mn-0.12Zr alloy was compressed to different strains at deformation temperature of 300°C and strain rate of 10 s-1 on Gleeble-1500 system. The dynamic complex microstructures evolutions were investigated by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. The true stress-true strain curves exhibited a peak stress at critical strain, after which the flow stresses decreased monotonically, showing a dynamic flow softening. As the strain increased, the dislocation tangled to cell structure and sub-grain structure, which indicated the occurrence of dynamic recovery during deformation. Dynamic precipitations of S (Al2CuMg), θ (Al2Cu) and Al3Zr phase were accelerated and coarsened by deformation. Continuous S phases precipitated in the Al matrix and discontinuous S phases were found to be nucleated near the Al3Zr phase and at the sub-grain boundary. The flow softening mechanism was resulted from the reduction of dislocation density which attributed to dynamic recovery and precipitates coarsening.

Original languageEnglish
Article number63491
Pages (from-to)3477-3485
Number of pages9
JournalTransactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China (English Edition)
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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