Microstructural development in equal-channel angular pressing using a 60° die

Kazuko Furuno, Hiroki Akamatsu, Keiichiro Oh-Ishi, Minoru Furukawa, Zenji Horita, Terence G. Langdon

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Abstract

Billets of pure aluminum and an Al-1%Mg-0.2%Sc alloy were successfully processed using equal-channel angular pressing (ECAP) with a die having an internal channel angle of 60°. Careful inspection of the microstructures after ECAP revealed excellent agreement, at both the macroscopic and the microscopic levels, with the theoretical predictions for shearing using a 60° die. The grain sizes introduced with the 60° die were slightly smaller than with a conventional 90° die; thus, the values with these two dies were ∼1.1 and ∼1.2 μm in pure Al and ∼0.30 and ∼0.36 μm in the Al-Mg-Sc alloy, respectively. Tensile testing of the pure aluminum at room temperature revealed similar strengthening after processing using either a 60° or a 90° die. In tests conducted at 673 K, the Al-Mg-Sc alloy processed with the 60° die exhibited significantly higher elongations to failure due primarily to the larger strain imposed with this die. It is shown using orientation imaging microscopy that superplastic flow in the Al-Mg-Sc alloy produces an essentially random texture and a distribution of boundary misorientations that approximates to the theoretical distribution for an array of randomly oriented grains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2497-2507
Number of pages11
JournalActa Materialia
Volume52
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 17 2004

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Equal channel angular pressing
Aluminum
Tensile testing
Shearing
Elongation
Microscopic examination
Textures
Inspection
Imaging techniques
Microstructure
Processing

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Metals and Alloys

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Furuno, K., Akamatsu, H., Oh-Ishi, K., Furukawa, M., Horita, Z., & Langdon, T. G. (2004). Microstructural development in equal-channel angular pressing using a 60° die. Acta Materialia, 52(9), 2497-2507. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2004.01.040

Microstructural development in equal-channel angular pressing using a 60° die. / Furuno, Kazuko; Akamatsu, Hiroki; Oh-Ishi, Keiichiro; Furukawa, Minoru; Horita, Zenji; Langdon, Terence G.

In: Acta Materialia, Vol. 52, No. 9, 17.05.2004, p. 2497-2507.

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Furuno, K, Akamatsu, H, Oh-Ishi, K, Furukawa, M, Horita, Z & Langdon, TG 2004, 'Microstructural development in equal-channel angular pressing using a 60° die', Acta Materialia, vol. 52, no. 9, pp. 2497-2507. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2004.01.040
Furuno K, Akamatsu H, Oh-Ishi K, Furukawa M, Horita Z, Langdon TG. Microstructural development in equal-channel angular pressing using a 60° die. Acta Materialia. 2004 May 17;52(9):2497-2507. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2004.01.040
Furuno, Kazuko ; Akamatsu, Hiroki ; Oh-Ishi, Keiichiro ; Furukawa, Minoru ; Horita, Zenji ; Langdon, Terence G. / Microstructural development in equal-channel angular pressing using a 60° die. In: Acta Materialia. 2004 ; Vol. 52, No. 9. pp. 2497-2507.
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