Microstructure evolution in a Cu-Cr-Zr alloy during warm intense plastic straining

R. Mishnev, I. Shakhova, A. Belyakov, R. Kaibyshev

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The effect of equal channel angular pressing at a temperature of 200 °C to a total strain of 12 on microstructure evolution and mechanical properties of a Cu-0.87wt.%Cr- 0.06wt.%Zr was investigated. New ultrafine grains resulted from gradual increase in the misorientations of strain-induced low-angle boundaries with increasing number of passes. Therefore, the development of ultrafine grains is considered as a kind of dynamic recrystallization. The equal channel angular pressing to a total strain of 12 resulted in the formation of almost equiaxed ultrafine grained structure with an average grain size of 0.5 dm and 0.7 dm in the solution treated and aged samples, respectively. At the same time, the fraction of ultrafine grains comprises 0.77 in the solution treated samples and 0.72 in the aged samples. Significant grain refinement led to the remarkable increase of the ultimate tensile strength up to 550 MPa.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012094
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event6th International Conference on Nanomaterials by Severe Plastic Deformation, NanoSPD 2014 - Metz, France
Duration: 30 Jun 20144 Jul 2014


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