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Influence of the processing temperature on the microstructure, texture, and hardness of the 7075 aluminum alloy fabricated by accumulative roll bonding

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Hidalgo Alcalde, Pedro and Cepeda Jimenez, C. M. and Ruano, O. A, and Carreño, F. (2010) Influence of the processing temperature on the microstructure, texture, and hardness of the 7075 aluminum alloy fabricated by accumulative roll bonding. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A-Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science, 41A (3). pp. 758-767. ISSN 1073-5623

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11661-009-0138-1


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The 7075 alloy is an Al-Zn-Mg-Cu wrought age-hardenable aluminum alloy widely used in the aeronautical industry. The alloy was accumulative roll bonded at 300 A degrees C (573 K), 350 A degrees C (623 K), and 400 A degrees C (673 K), and the microstructure, texture, and hardness were investigated. Cell/(sub)grain size in the nanostructured range, typical beta-fiber rolling texture, and homogeneous hardness through thickness were determined in all cases. Misorientation was different at each processing temperature. At 400 A degrees C, the presence of elements in solid solution and the partial dissolution of the hardening precipitates lead to a poorly misoriented microstructure with a high dislocation density and a homogeneous beta-fiber texture of low intensity, typical of intermediate degrees of rolling. At 350 A degrees C and 300 A degrees C, highly misoriented microstructures with smaller dislocation density and intense heterogeneous beta-fiber rolling texture are observed, especially at 350 A degrees C, wherein the degree of dynamic recovery (DRV) is higher. Hardness of the accumulative roll bonded samples is smaller than that of the starting material due to particle coarsening, and it is affected by solid solution and/or by fine precipitates produced by reprecipitation of the elements in solid solution.


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© The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society and ASM International 2010.
Financial support from CICYT (Project Nos. MAT2003-01172 and MAT2006-11202) is gratefully acknowledged. Two of the authors, PH and CMC, thank CSIC for an I3P fellowship and an I3P contract, respectively. We also thank A. García-Delgado for assistance with electron microscopy and C.C. Moreno-Hernández and J.A. Jiménez- Rodríguez for assistance with X-ray diffraction. Finally, the authors make a special mention in memory of P.J. González-Aparicio for his assistance with electron microscopy during all these years.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Arb Process, Mechanical-Properties, Shear Strain, Evolution, Deformation, Refinement, Steel
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Materials
ID Code:25440
Deposited On:14 May 2014 17:23
Last Modified:14 May 2014 17:23

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