Microstructural Characteristic of the Al-Fe-Cu Alloy During High-Speed Repetitive Continuous Extrusion Forming

Jiamin Hu, Jie Teng, Xiankun Ji, Xiangxin Kong, Fulin Jiang, Hui Zhang

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    High-speed repetitive continuous extrusion forming process (R-Conform process) was performed on the Al-Fe-Cu alloy. The microstructural evolution and mechanical properties were studied by x-ray diffraction, electron backscatter diffraction, transmission electron microscopy and tensile testing. The results show that a significant improvement of tensile ductility concurs with a considerable loss of tensile strength before four passes, after that the process on mechanical properties variation tends to be steady, indicating an accelerated mechanical softening occurs when comparing to low-speed R-Conform process. Microstructure characterization indicates that the accumulated strain promotes the transformation of low angle boundaries to high angle boundaries, thus leading to the acceleration of continuous dynamic recrystallization process, and the precipitates are broken, spheroidized and homogeneously distribute in Al matrix as increasing R-Conform passes. Massive microshear bands are observed after initial passes of R-Conform process, which may promote continuous dynamic recrystallization and further grain refinement during high-speed R-Conform process.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)4769-4775
    Number of pages7
    JournalJournal of Materials Engineering and Performance
    Issue number11
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2016

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • General Materials Science
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Mechanical Engineering


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