Spark plasma sintering and spark plasma upsetting of an Al-Zn-Mg-Cu alloy


Tuncay M. M. , Muniz-Lerma J. A. , Bishop D. P. , Brochu M.

MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING A-STRUCTURAL MATERIALS PROPERTIES MICROSTRUCTURE AND PROCESSING, cilt.704, ss.154-163, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 704
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.msea.2017.08.015
  • Dergi Adı: MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING A-STRUCTURAL MATERIALS PROPERTIES MICROSTRUCTURE AND PROCESSING
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.154-163

Özet

Al-Zn-Mg-Cu alloy powder Alumix 431D was sintered at 400 degrees C by spark plasma sintering (SPS) and upset forging was applied to the sintered sample through SPS. Densities of 99.1 +/- 0.3% and 99.8 +/- 0.1% of theoretical were obtained for the sintered and forged samples, respectively. T6 temper was carried out on the samples and microstructure analysis and mechanical properties before and after heat treatment were evaluated. Microhardness of 173 +/- 3 and 172 +/- 3 HV were attained in the T6 temper of as-sintered and forged samples, respectively. The flexural strength and strain values were significantly improved after the forging process, which can be mainly attributed to the better particle bonding in addition to the occurrence of some recrystallization. Significant loss in the ductility was observed after the T6 temper.