Creep response of strip-cast Al-1wt.% Mn-1wt.% Mg alloy to thermomechanical treatment

Blum, W. ; Kreutzer, R. ; Müller, H. ; Saha, G. G. ; Ramo Rao, P. (1982) Creep response of strip-cast Al-1wt.% Mn-1wt.% Mg alloy to thermomechanical treatment Materials Science and Engineering, 56 (2). pp. 97-115. ISSN 0025-5416

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Strip-cast Al-1wt.%Mn-1wt.%Mg was subjected to thermomechanical treatment (TMT) in order to combine a dislocation substructure of submicron initial subgrain size L0 with phase structures hardening, manganese either being participated or not. The influence of TMT on the mechanical properties was investigated between room temperature and 573 K by means of tests at a constant elongation rate and creep tests. The microstructure was investigated using transmission electron microscopy. TMT enhances the room temperature yield strength σy according to σy = σ0 + kL0−1 where σ0 and k are constants. At elevated temperatures the maximum strength is reached under most conditions after a small amount of strain (a few per cent). This is due to the microstructural changes that accompany deformation. The subgrain size changes during deformation from L0 towards a steady state value Ls, which in material which has no precipitated manganese is inversely proportional to stress. Under conditions where Ls ~ L0, substructural hardening is prominent. However, for Ls ≫ L0, there is virtually no hardening effect. Under intermediate conditions there is an initial strain range in which the specimen work hardens while the substructure coarsens. This is interpreted in terms of glide associated with recovery of the dislocation structure.

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