Mechanical properties of Al-6061 and an Al-6061 metal matrix composite processed by high-pressure torsion

Cheng Xu, Zenji Horita, Terence G. Langdon

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    Abstract

    It is now well established that the application of high-pressure torsion (HPT) leads to exceptionally small grain sizes in bulk solids, usually in the nanometer scale. The HPT method thus attracts considerable attention and has been utilized in processing many materials such as pure metals, alloys and even ceramics. This paper describes experiments conducted on samples of an Al-6061 alloy and an Al-6061 metal matrix composite, reinforced with 20 vol.% Al 2O3 particulates, in order to evaluate the mechanical properties of the alloy and its composite processed by HPT. The tensile properties of the materials were obtained both at room temperature and at 773 K and representative microstructures were observed using transmission electron microscopy.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNanomaterials by Severe Plastic Deformation, NanoSPD5
    Pages689-694
    Number of pages6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 25 2011
    Event5th International Conference on Nanomaterials by Severe Plastic Deformation, NanoSPD5 - Nanjing, China
    Duration: Mar 21 2011Mar 25 2011

    Publication series

    NameMaterials Science Forum
    Volume667-669
    ISSN (Print)0255-5476

    Other

    Other5th International Conference on Nanomaterials by Severe Plastic Deformation, NanoSPD5
    Country/TerritoryChina
    CityNanjing
    Period3/21/113/25/11

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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