Title

Consolidation of high performance AA6061 and AA6061-SiCp composite processed by high pressure torsion

Author's Department

Mechanical Engineering Department

Document Type

Research Article

Publication Title

Materials Science Forum

Publication Date

1-1-2014

Abstract

Discs of monolithic AA6061 and AA6061 reinforced with SiCp were processed via combination of hot compaction of the mixed powders followed by high pressure torsion (HPT). HPT processing was investigated using incremental revolutions up to four, under pressures of 1 and 3 GPa. Structural evolution of the powders before and after HPT processing was investigated using scanning electron microscope (SEM). HPT processing of AA6061 discs produced a trimodel structure with micron-scale grains, subgrains and nano-scale substructure of 29, 1.9 μm, and 250 nm, respectively. Reinforcement with SiCp resulted in a refined structure with micron-scale grains, subgrains and nano-scale substructure of 25, 1.9 μm, and 184 nm respectively. The presence of SiCp at the triple junctions and along the grain boundaries enhanced the rate of strain hardening of the Al-matrices and significantly refined the grain size. More pronounced refinements of the grains, subgrains, and substructures were observed with increasing the HPT pressure up to 3 GPa. © (2014) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.

First Page

2623

Last Page

2628

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