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Publications in Scientific Journals:

C. Poletti, M. Rodríguez-Hortalá, M. Hauser, C. Sommitsch:
"Microstructure development in hot deformed AA6082";
Materials Science and Engineering A, A (2010), 528; 2413 - 2430.



English abstract:
Age hardenable aluminium alloys are suitable for hot deformation at temperatures between 300 and 600C, depending on the alloy and on the process. During thermomechanical processes, dynamicand/or static restoration mechanisms take place. In this work, hot compression tests of hot rolled AA6082 and of a hot extruded AA6082 were carried out by means of a Gleeble 1500 thermo-mechanical system, between 450 and 550C and at 0.1-10 s−1 of strain rate followed by fast cooling. The materials were thermo-mechanically processed before hot deformation to transform the complex initial microstructure into a fully recrystallized microstructure. Some compression tests of non recrystallized samples were carried out for comparison. All the samples were examined using electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD), followed by a determination of grain size and subgrain size distributions as well as of the local misorientation distribution. The as received samples showed a duplex microstructure consisting of elongated grains oriented in the rolling and extrusion directions, and some small recrystallized grains.The main restoration mechanism for all the materials is shown to be dynamic recovery, and the Zener-Hollomon parameter, as well as the flow stress was correlated to the subgrain size. The hot rolled material flow behaviour was sensitive to the initial microstructure, and geometric dynamic recrystallization was found.

Keywords:
Aluminium alloys, Hot deformation, EBSD, Dynamic recovery, Geometric dynamic recrystallization


"Official" electronic version of the publication (accessed through its Digital Object Identifier - DOI)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2010.11.048


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