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Correlation Between Structural Parameters and Mechanical Properties of Al5083 Sheets Processed by ECAR

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In the paper, structural parameters and mechanical properties of Al5083 alloy sheet during equal channel angular rolling (ECAR) process and their relationship are studied. In order to evaluate the effect of ECAR process, Al5083 strips were subjected to the ECAR process for 1, 2, and 3 passes through the die channel angles 110°, 120°, and 130° at two routes. The effect of the process on the microstructural evolution of samples was investigated by means of x-ray diffraction and EBSD techniques. X-ray pattern has been analyzed using Rietveld method to compute structural parameters, including microstrain, average crystallite size, and dislocation density. The results showed that the dislocation density and microstrain were increased, and crystallite size was decreased during ECAR process. It was found that the behavior of variations in mechanical properties was in accordance with the dislocation density changes. This paper revealed that the increase in the strength of ECARed samples could be attributed to reduction in high-angle grain boundaries and the increase in dislocation density. Moreover, the yield strength estimated from Taylor equation was found in accordance very well with the experimentally measured yield strength of the samples.

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Mahmoodi, M., Naderi, A. & Dini, G. Correlation Between Structural Parameters and Mechanical Properties of Al5083 Sheets Processed by ECAR. J. of Materi Eng and Perform 26, 6022–6027 (2017).

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