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
CountryChina
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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