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Resolving the strength-ductility paradox through severe plastic deformation of a cast Al-7 Si alloy

Kumar, P and Kawasaki, M and Langdon, TG (2017) Resolving the strength-ductility paradox through severe plastic deformation of a cast Al-7 Si alloy. In: 9th International Conference on Processing and Manufacturing of Advanced Materials, THERMEC 2016, 29 - 3 June 2016, Graz, pp. 1043-1048.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.879...


Ultrafine-grained (UFG) materials produced by severe plastic deformation (SPD) may show both enhanced ductility and strength and hence resolve the so-called strength-ductility paradox. To gain mechanistic insights into such resolution, the effect of high-pressure torsion (HPT) on the microstructure and mechanical behavior was studied using a cast Al-7 wt. Si alloy. As expected, the grain size decreased while the fraction of high-angle grain boundaries and microhardness increased due to HPT processing. However, tensile testing at room temperature revealed a simultaneous increase in strength and ductility compared to the as-cast sample. The samples showing simultaneous increase in strength and ductility also showed an increased contribution from grain boundary sliding (GBS), even at room temperature, which is attributed to the existence of a high fraction of high-angle and high-energy grain boundaries. It is proposed that the occurrence of moderate GBS, providing ductility, in very small size grains provides Hall-Petch strengthening and this suggests a potential combination for simultaneously achieving high strength and high ductility in SPD-processed UFG materials.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publication: Materials Science Forum
Publisher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to Trans Tech Publications Ltd.
Keywords: Aluminum alloys; Ductility; Grain boundary sliding; High pressure effects; Plastic deformation; Silicon alloys; Superconducting materials; Tensile testing; Torsional stress, Effect of high pressure; Grain-boundary slidings; High angle grain boundaries; High strength and high ductilities; Severe plastic deformations; Strength and ductilities; Strength-ductility paradox; Ultrafine grained materials, Strength of materials
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2022 04:46
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2022 04:46
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/74816

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