High temperature superplasticity and its deformation mechanism of AA6063/SiCp

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Original languageEnglish
Article number100479
Journal / PublicationCase Studies in Thermal Engineering
Online published4 Jun 2019
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2019



Superplastic forming is primarily used for thin-walled and complex shape structures. This process is much successful in industries mainly for the fabrication of intricate components used for aerospace and automobile industries. In this paper, superplastic forming behavior and microstructural evolution in Al/5%SiCp composites were studied at different temperatures through the hot tensile test. In a hot tensile test, a maximum elongation (i.e., 227%) was obtained at the 580 °C temperature condition. When the temperature was more than 580 °C, the elongation was reduced to less than 100%. Similarly, when the temperature is adjusted to a value lesser than 550 °C, the reduction in the elongation is seen which is less than 100%. Here, the microstructure study of the test samples is studied through the optical microscope. From the microstructure analysis, the grain refinement is taken place by dynamic re-crystallization and the intergranular deformation with grain boundary sliding is observed. It is understood that, the dynamic re-crystallization and grain boundary sliding increases the percentage of elongation and on the other hand the ductility reduces due to the presence of excessive liquid phase at the grain boundaries.

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  • AA6063/SiCp, Al/SiCp composites, Aluminum alloy, Microstructure analysis, Superplastic forming, Tensile test

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