MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 326, 2020The 17th International Conference on Aluminium Alloys 2020 (ICAA17)
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Strength, Plastic Deformation & Formability|
|Published online||05 November 2020|
Evolution of microstructure and elevated-temperature properties during hot rolling and post-rolling annealing process in Al-Mg-Si 6082 alloys
Department of Applied Science, University of Quebec at Chicoutimi, Saguenay, Quebec, Canada
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In the present work, the hot rolling at 400°C and post-rolling annealing at 500°C were applied on heat-treated Al-Mg-Si 6082 alloys with different Mn contents to study the evolution of microstructure and elevated-temperature properties. During the pre-heat treatment before rolling (400°C/2h), a number of fine rod-like dispersoids formed in Mn-containing alloy while only high volume of larger Mg2Si particles was observed in the matrix of base alloy free of Mn. After hot rolling, the morphology of dispersoids was transferred from rod-like to spherical with finer size and increased number density while the dispersoids gradually coarsened during post-rolling annealing in Mn-containing alloy. The full recrystallization was completed after 1-2 h during annealing in the base alloy, while only partial recrystallization was observed in Mn-containing alloy. The micro-hardness at room temperature and the tensile yield strength at 300°C firstly increased from as-rolled condition to the initial stage of annealing (1 h) for both alloys, which was likely attributed to the dissolution of Mg2Si during the beginning of annealing. With further increasing annealing time (2-8 h), both the microhardness at room temperature and the elevated-temperature strengths of the base alloy remained similar, while they were slightly decreased in Mn-containing alloy owing to the partially recrystallization and coarsening of dispersoids. However, the elevated-temperature strengths were always higher in Mn-containing alloy than the base alloy while their differences between two alloys was reducing with prolonging the post-rolling annealing time. The tensile fracture surface was observed to be ductile for all the conditions of both alloys but the dimples in Mn-containing alloy were finer and much more uniformly distributed.
Key words: Al-Mg-Si 6082 alloy / hot rolling / post -rolling annealing / dispersoids, elevated-temperature properties
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