Effect of equal-channel angular extrusion on the mechanical and tribological properties of as-cast Zn-40Al-2Cu-2Si alloy


PÜRÇEK G. , Saray O., KÜÇÜKÖMEROĞLU T. , Haouaoui M., Karaman I.

MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING A-STRUCTURAL MATERIALS PROPERTIES MICROSTRUCTURE AND PROCESSING, cilt.527, ss.3480-3488, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 527 Konu: 15
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.msea.2010.02.019
  • Dergi Adı: MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING A-STRUCTURAL MATERIALS PROPERTIES MICROSTRUCTURE AND PROCESSING
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.3480-3488

Özet

As-cast Zn-40Al-2Cu-2Si alloy was processed using equal-channel angular extrusion/pressing (ECAE/P) at 230 C for four passes following route-B-C. After processing, the room temperature mechanical properties (strength, ductility and impact toughness) and dry sliding wear and friction characteristics of the alloy were investigated. After four-pass ECAE, the tensile elongation to fracture of the alloy increased from 0.8% to 14.4% without a considerable decrease in its strength values. The impact toughness also increased and the as-cast brittle alloy was transformed into a ductile and tougher alloy after processing. Such enhancements are attributed to the breakage of large dendrites and fragmentation of copper-rich-phase and Si particles into finer structures, and deformation-induced homogenization of the microstructure during multi-pass ECAE. Wear resistance of ECAE-processed Zn-40Al-2Cu-2Si alloy was notably improved especially at longer sliding distances and under higher applied pressures compared to the as-cast alloy. It was also found that the ECAE processing decreased the friction coefficient of the alloy. (c) 2010 Elsevier BM. All rights reserved.