Evolution of microstructure and precipitation in heat-treatable aluminium alloys during ECA pressing and subsequent heat treatment

Nong Gao, Marco J. Starink, Minoru Furukawa, Zenji Horita, Cheng Xu, Terence G. Langdon

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Abstract

The precipitation and evolution of microstructure in a spray-cast Al-7034 alloy and a commercial wrought Al-2024 alloy were studied after equal-channel angular pressing (ECAP) using transmission electron microscopy and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). Microstructural examination showed the grain sizes of both alloys were reduced to the range of-0.3-0.5 μm through ECAP. The DSC analysis identified the occurrence of thermal effects involving the formation, coarsening, dissolution and melting of the precipitate phases and concurrent recrystallization. The heating and ageing response of the alloys processed by ECAP was identified by micro-hardness testing of the samples after interrupted heating and ageing treatments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNanomaterials by Severe Plastic Deformation, NanoSPD3 - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Nanomaterials by Severe Plastics Deformation
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages275-280
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0878499857, 9780878499854
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2006
Event3rd International Conference on Nanomaterials by Severe Plastics Deformation, NanoSPD3 - Fukuoka, Japan
Duration: Sep 22 2005Sep 26 2005

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
Volume503-504
ISSN (Print)0255-5476

Other

Other3rd International Conference on Nanomaterials by Severe Plastics Deformation, NanoSPD3
CountryJapan
CityFukuoka
Period9/22/059/26/05

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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