Production of ultrafine-grained metallic materials using an intense plastic straining technique

M. Furukawa, P. B. Berbon, Zenji Horita, M. Nemoto, N. K. Tsenev, R. Z. Valiev, T. G. Langdon

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Abstract

Superplasticity requires a very fine grain size, typically in the range of ≈1-10 μm. Experiments have established that even finer grain sizes, in the submicrometer and nanometer range, may be achieved in metals by using an intense plastic straining technique such as equal-channel angular (ECA) pressing. This paper examines the microstructural characteristics and the stability of two different aluminum-based alloys subjected to ECA pressing: an Al-3% Mg solid solution alloy and a commercial Al-5.5% Mg-2.2% Li-0.12% Zr alloy containing a fine dispersion of δ' Al3Li and β' Al3Zr precipitates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-184
Number of pages8
JournalMaterials Science Forum
Volume233-234
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1997
EventProceedings of the 1996 International Symposium Towards Innovation in Superplasticity I - Kyoto, Jpn
Duration: Jul 23 1996Jul 24 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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