Dynamic recrystallisation and superplasticity in pure aluminium with zirconium addition

S. Katsas, R. Dashwood, R. Grimes, M. Jackson, G. Todd, H. Henein

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Abstract

When commercial superplastic aluminium alloys were first under development it was concluded that to be successful the alloy should contain both a solid solution addition and a dispersion of fine, thermally stable dispersoids. In contrast to early beliefs, the present work demonstrates that a simple Al–1 wt.%Zr alloy can exhibit good superplastic performance despite the absence of a solid solution element. The starting material was in the form of ∼1 mm diameter particles produce via impulse atomisation that conferred a solidification rate ∼103 K s−1. After extrusion consolidation, heat treatment to produce a fine distribution of metastable Al3Zr precipitates, and rolling, the resulting sheet exhibited superplastic ductilities in excess of 500% at a strain rate of 10−1 s−1. An EBSD study of the deformation behaviour demonstrated substantial grain refinement resulting from dynamic recrystallisation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-297
Number of pages7
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering A
Volume444
Issue number1-2
Early online date16 Oct 2006
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jan 2007

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Keywords

  • Superplasticity
  • Aluminium alloy
  • Dynamic recrystallisation
  • Rapid solidification
  • Zirconium

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Dynamic recrystallisation and superplasticity in pure aluminium with zirconium addition. / Katsas, S.; Dashwood, R.; Grimes, R.; Jackson, M.; Todd, G.; Henein, H.

In: Materials Science and Engineering A, Vol. 444, No. 1-2, 25.01.2007, p. 291-297.

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Katsas, S. ; Dashwood, R. ; Grimes, R. ; Jackson, M. ; Todd, G. ; Henein, H. / Dynamic recrystallisation and superplasticity in pure aluminium with zirconium addition. In: Materials Science and Engineering A. 2007 ; Vol. 444, No. 1-2. pp. 291-297.
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