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Title: Effect of equal channel angular pressing on the microstructure and mechanical properties of Al-10Zn-2Mg alloy
Authors: Manjunath, G.K.
Kumar, G.V.P.
Bhat, K.U.
Issue Date: 2018
Citation: AIP Conference Proceedings, 2018, Vol.1943, , pp.-
Abstract: The current investigation is focused on evaluating the mechanical properties and the microstructure of cast Al-10Zn-2Mg alloy processed through equal channel angular pressing (ECAP). The ECAP processing was attempted at minimum possible processing temperature. Microstructural characterization was carried out in optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction analysis. Hardness measurement and tensile tests were employed to estimate the mechanical properties. Experimental results showed that, ECAP processing leads to noticeable grain refinement in the alloy. Reasonable amount of dislocations were observed in the ECAP processed material. After ECAP processing, precipitates nucleation in the material was detected in the XRD analysis. ECAP leads to considerable enhancement in the mechanical properties of the material. After ECAP processing, microhardness of the material is increased from 144 Hv to 216 Hv. Also, after ECAP processing the UTS of the material is increased from 140 MPa to 302 MPa. The increase in the mechanical properties of the alloy after ECAP processing is due to the dislocation strengthening and grain refinement strengthening. Finally, fracture surface morphology of the tensile test samples also studied. � 2018 Author(s).
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