The characteristics of aluminum–scandium alloys processed by ECAP

Venkateswarlu, K and Rajinikanth, V and Ray, Ajoy K and Xu, Cheng and Langdon, T G (2010) The characteristics of aluminum–scandium alloys processed by ECAP. Materials Science and Engineering: A, 527 (6). pp. 1448-1452.

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Abstract

Aluminum–scandium alloys were prepared having different scandium additions of 0.2, 1.0 and 2.0 wt.% and these alloys were processed by equal-channel angular pressing (ECAP) at 473 K. The results show the grain refinement of the aluminum matrix and the morphology of the Al3Sc precipitates depends strongly on the scandium concentration. The tensile properties were evaluated after ECAP by pulling to failure at initial strain rates from 1.0 × 10−3 to 1.0 × 10−1 s−1. The Al–1% Sc alloy exhibited the highest tensile strength of 250 MPa at a strain rate of 1.0 × 10−1 s−1. This alloy also exhibited a superior grain refinement of 0.4 μm after ECAP where this is attributed to a smaller initial grain size and an optimum volume fraction of dispersed Al3Sc precipitates having both micrometer and nanometer sizes.

Item Type:Article
Official URL/DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2009.10.047
Uncontrolled Keywords:Aluminum alloys; Equal-channel angular pressing; Scandium; Tensile testing; Ultrafine grains
Divisions:Material Science and Technology
ID Code:471
Deposited By:Sahu A K
Deposited On:13 May 2010 09:39
Last Modified:17 Feb 2012 17:17
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