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High temperature deformation behavior of Nb-1 wt.%Zr alloy

Behera, AN and Chaudhuri, A and Kapoor, R and Chakravartty, JK and Suwas, S (2016) High temperature deformation behavior of Nb-1 wt.%Zr alloy. In: MATERIALS & DESIGN, 92 . pp. 750-759.

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The hot deformation behavior of Nb-1 wt.%Zr alloy was studied using uniaxial compression tests carried out in vacuum to a true strain of 0.6 in the temperature range of 900 to 1700 degrees C and the strain rate range of 3 x 10(-3) to 10 s(-1). The optimum regime of hot workability of Nb-1Zr alloy was determined from the strain rate sensitivity (m) contour plots. A high m of about 02 was obtained in the temperature and strain rate range of 1200-1500 degrees C and 10(-3) to 10(-1) s(-1) and 1600-1700 degrees C and 10(-1) to 1 s(-1). Microstructure of the deformed samples showed features of dynamic recrystallization within the high strain rate sensitivity domain. Compared to the study on Nb-1Zr-0.1C alloy, Nb-1Zr showed a lower flow stress and an optimum hot working domain at lower temperatures. In the 1500 to 1700 degrees C range the apparent activation energy of deformation for Nb-1Zr was 259 kJ mol(-1), the stress exponent 5, and the activation volume about 200 to 700 b(3). (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Nb-1Zr alloy; Hot deformation; Strain-rate sensitivity; Dynamic recrystallization
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2016 06:19
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2016 06:19
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/53352

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