Effect of Temperature and Strain Rate on Microstructure of a Deformed, Superplastic Al-10%Mg-0.1%Zr Alloy.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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Development of microstructure during thermomechanical processing of an Al-10Mg-O,1Zr alloy was examined in the initial portion of this research. The thermomechanical processing involved solution treating not working by upset forging at 440 C followed by warm rolling material were deformed at three strain rates at temperatures of 200 C, 300 C, and 400 C and were microstructurally examined. It is found that this alloy statically recrystallizes prior to commencing a test at 400 C, the resultant grains deform by boundary sliding and there is extensive cavitation. During lower temperature deformation it was found that either continuous recrystallization or just with no recrystallization occurs and little or no cavitation takes place.
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