Threshold stress in dispersionally strengthened superplastic Al alloys

N. Q. Chinh, A. Juhász, P. Tasnádi, I. Kovács

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It is important for practical applications that some commercial alloys with stabilized finegrained structure should exhibit superplastic behaviour at high temperatures. In this paper the results of impression creep tests conducted on AlMgZn alloys are reported and the strain rate sensitivity and activation enthalpy were determined. The mechanical behaviour of the alloys as a function of the strain rate sensitivity can be divided into three regions. At low and high stresses the strain rate sensitivity parameter is low and the deformation process is not superplastic. Superplastic deformation takes place only at intermediate stresses. The microstructural interpretation of these processes involves, in general, the change of the micromechanisms controlling the different deformation processes. It was determined that by the supposition of a threshold stress depending strongly on temperature, the two regions due to low and intermediate stresses of the deformation can be described by the same constitutive equation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4767-4771
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Materials Science
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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