Work hardening and the stability of deformation in AlZnMg alloys

I. Kovács, J. Lendvai, T. Ungár, Z. Rajkovits

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Abstract The stress-strain curves of the Al-Zn-Mg alloys investigated consisted of a linear and a parabolic part. The slope of the linear part, unlike that of the parabolic part, was found to be fairly independent of heat treatment, testing temperature and strain rate. The fracture stress of the samples is always smaller than what might be expected on the basis of the classical stability criterion, and this is caused by micro-crack formation at grain boundaries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-339
Number of pages11
JournalPhilosophical Magazine A: Physics of Condensed Matter, Structure, Defects and Mechanical Properties
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1983


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Metals and Alloys

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