The effects of higher Ti addition (near peritectic point) on microstructures and mechanical properties of a designed Al-Mn-Mg-RE alloy were investigated by optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive spectroscopy and tensile tests, respectively. The results show that the addition of Ti refined grains evidently, meliorated the morphology and distribution of iron-rich phase, and hence improved the mechanical properties of the Al-Mn-Mg-RE alloy. The fracture mechanisms changed from brittle fracture to ductile fracture after extruding. The addition of Ti refined the constituent particles and resulted in deeper and more homogenized dimples of the tensile fracture surfaces.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering