Fracture of a tin-lead eutectic alloy in region III of superplastic flow

Yadava, R. K. ; Padmanabhan, K. A. (1982) Fracture of a tin-lead eutectic alloy in region III of superplastic flow Journal of Materials Science, 17 (8). pp. 2435-2440. ISSN 0022-2461

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With the aid of scanning electron microscopy, cavitation and fracture behaviour in the Sn-Pb eutectic alloy, whose reduction in area of cross-section before failure is close to 100%, has been investigated in Region III of superplastic flow (where both the elongationto-fracture and the strain-rate sensitivity index decrease with increasing strain rate). It has been demonstrated that, although it decreases, grain-boundary sliding persists in this range as the strain rate is increased. At all strain rates the final failure was due to tearing by plastic flow of the inter-cavity ligaments, but the interlinkage of cavities along the graininterphase boundaries decreased with increasing strain rate. The features of cavitation and fracture did not differ much from an earlier study on a pseudo-single phase copper alloy, although copper alloys usually fail non-ideally, i.e., a large area of cross-section is present at fracture.

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