Influence of scandium on an Al–2% Si alloy processed by high-pressure torsion

Rajinikanth, V and Venkateswarlu, K and Sen, Mani Kuntal and Das, M and Alhajeri, SN and Langdon, TG (2011) Influence of scandium on an Al–2% Si alloy processed by high-pressure torsion. Materials Science and Engineering , 528 . pp. 1702-1706.

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    Abstract

    High-pressure torsion (HPT) was used to process Al–2% Si and Al–2% Si–0.25% Sc alloys for up to five turns and the mechanical properties of the processed materials were evaluated using the ball indentation technique (BIT). The results show that the presence of Al3Sc precipitates is effective in producing higher strength levels and greater grain refinement in the Al–2% Si–0.25% Sc alloy. The introduction of scandium reduces the grain size of the Al–2% Si alloy from ∼0.38 to ∼0.15�m after 5 turns of HPT and the corresponding maximum tensile strength is increased from ∼325 to ∼375 MPa. The grain and substructure formation in the Al–2% Si alloy is similar to aluminum with dislocation cell formation and a reasonably recovered microstructure whereas in the Al–2% Si–0.25% Sc alloy it is non-homogeneous with arrays of non-equilibrium boundaries and dislocation tangles within the grains.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Aluminum alloys;Ball indentation technique;High-pressure torsion;Scandium;Severe plastic deformation
    Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aeronautics (General)
    CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS > Chemistry and Materials (General)
    Division/Department: Other, Materials Science Division , Other, Other, Other, Other
    Depositing User: Ms. Alphones Mary
    Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2011 11:08
    Last Modified: 20 Sep 2011 11:08
    URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/9965

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