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Volume 326, 2020The 17th International Conference on Aluminium Alloys 2020 (ICAA17)
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||New directions in Alloy and Process Development II: Joining, Severe Plastic Deformation, Emerging Processes|
|Published online||05 November 2020|
Formation of bulk-laminated materials by localized deformation during ECAP of an AA6060 aluminum alloy
Materials Science Group, TU Chemnitz, 09107 Chemnitz, Germany
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This paper addresses localized plastic flow during equal-channel angular pressing (ECAP) of an AA6060 aluminum alloy. We observe an alternating formation of shear bands and matrix bands during ECAP that leads to pronounced strain partitioning without cracking. Local deformation is analyzed by considering the distortion of indents along flow lines in the center of a split billet. We estimate equivalent strains of about 3.6 inside the shear bands, whereas plastic deformation in the adjacent matrix bands is almost negligible. Microstructural analysis by SEM and STEM confirms that the shear bands exhibit typical features of severely plastically deformed microstructures at the onset of forming an ultrafine-grained microstructure. We further present statistics of band widths, and we discuss the roles material hardening as well as ECAP die geometry (in terms of the inner die radius) in facilitating the recurrent localized deformation that, in the absence of crack nucleation, leads to the production of an interesting and novel type of bulk-laminated materials by ECAP.
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