Strength and fracture of aluminium alloys

T. Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Toda

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Abstract

Synchrotron X-ray microtomography has been utilized for the 3D characterisation of microstructure of aluminium foams. A combination of phase contrast imaging technique and several application techniques, such as local area tomography, microstructural gauging and in-situ observation, has enabled the assessment of microstructural effects on compressive deformation behaviours. It has been clarified that ductile buckling of a cell wall occurs regardless of any of the above microstructural factors in the case of a pure aluminium foam, while rather brittle fracture of a cell wall is induced by the existence of coarse micro-pores independently of the intermetallic particles and the grain boundary in the case of Al-Zn-Mg alloy foams. When cooling rate during foaming is high, however, lower energy absorption might be attributable to the significant amount of residual foaming agent particle and its inhomogeneous distribution. These tendencies are also confirmed by 3D strain mapping by tracking internal microstructural features.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSupplement to THERMEC 2006, 5th International Conference on PROCESSING and MANUFACTURING OF ADVANCED MATERIALS, THERMEC 2006
Pages127-134
Number of pages8
EditionPART 1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Conference on Processing and Manufacturing of Advanced Materials - THERMEC'2006 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: Jul 4 2006Jul 8 2006

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
NumberPART 1
Volume539-543
ISSN (Print)0255-5476

Other

Other5th International Conference on Processing and Manufacturing of Advanced Materials - THERMEC'2006
CountryCanada
CityVancouver
Period7/4/067/8/06

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foams
aluminum alloys
Foams
Aluminum alloys
foaming
Aluminum
Cells
aluminum
Blowing agents
Gaging
phase contrast
Brittle fracture
energy absorption
Energy absorption
buckling
Synchrotrons
imaging techniques
Intermetallics
Buckling
Tomography

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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Kobayashi, T., & Toda, H. (2007). Strength and fracture of aluminium alloys. In Supplement to THERMEC 2006, 5th International Conference on PROCESSING and MANUFACTURING OF ADVANCED MATERIALS, THERMEC 2006 (PART 1 ed., pp. 127-134). (Materials Science Forum; Vol. 539-543, No. PART 1).

Strength and fracture of aluminium alloys. / Kobayashi, T.; Toda, Hiroyuki.

Supplement to THERMEC 2006, 5th International Conference on PROCESSING and MANUFACTURING OF ADVANCED MATERIALS, THERMEC 2006. PART 1. ed. 2007. p. 127-134 (Materials Science Forum; Vol. 539-543, No. PART 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Kobayashi, T & Toda, H 2007, Strength and fracture of aluminium alloys. in Supplement to THERMEC 2006, 5th International Conference on PROCESSING and MANUFACTURING OF ADVANCED MATERIALS, THERMEC 2006. PART 1 edn, Materials Science Forum, no. PART 1, vol. 539-543, pp. 127-134, 5th International Conference on Processing and Manufacturing of Advanced Materials - THERMEC'2006, Vancouver, Canada, 7/4/06.
Kobayashi T, Toda H. Strength and fracture of aluminium alloys. In Supplement to THERMEC 2006, 5th International Conference on PROCESSING and MANUFACTURING OF ADVANCED MATERIALS, THERMEC 2006. PART 1 ed. 2007. p. 127-134. (Materials Science Forum; PART 1).
Kobayashi, T. ; Toda, Hiroyuki. / Strength and fracture of aluminium alloys. Supplement to THERMEC 2006, 5th International Conference on PROCESSING and MANUFACTURING OF ADVANCED MATERIALS, THERMEC 2006. PART 1. ed. 2007. pp. 127-134 (Materials Science Forum; PART 1).
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