Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Al-AL4C3 Materials
SLOVAK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES KOSICE (CZECHOSLOVAKIA) INST OF MATERIALS RESEARCH
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Dispersion strengthened aluminium compacts have been prepared by powder metallurgy. The base microstructure is aluminium matrix strengthened with dispersed ceramic particles. The strengthening is direct by dislocation movement retardation, and indirect by deformation induced microstructure modification in the next technological steps. The method of mechanical alloying process is described. Carbon transformation to carbide Al4C3 is characterised for different heat treatment schedules and nine commercial carbon powders tested. The micromechanism of carbon incorporation into the metallic powder, and the compacting of it are described. The influence of dispersed carbides on mechanical properties is evaluated together with the influence of deformation on microstructure and properties. Ductility anomalies up to a type of superplasticity were observed at certain tensile testing strain rates.
- Metallurgy and Metallography