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Title Fuller, Christian B.; Krause, Albert R.; Dunand, David C.; Seidman, David N.
Year Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of a 5754 Aluminum Alloy Modified by Sc and Zr Additions
Abbreviated Journal Journal Article
Issue 2002 Keywords Materials Science and Engineering A
Address Mater. Sci. Eng. A
Thesis 338
Place of Publication 1-2 Language 8-16
Original Title Al-Sc-Zr alloys; Fatigue (materials); Mechanical properties; Aluminum alloys; Microstructural properties
Series Title The effects of various heat treatments upon the microstructure and mechanical properties of a rolled 5754 aluminum alloy modified with 0.23 wt.% Sc and 0.22 wt.% Zr were investigated. Grain size, as well as precipitate size, type, and morphology were observed by optical and transmission electron microscopies. Two populations of the Al3Sc1-xZrx phase were present: (i) large incoherent precipitates formed during solidification and hot-rolling; and (ii) fine coherent precipitates formed from secondary precipitation, which improved alloy strength, as shown by hardness, tensile, and fatigue measurements. Aging, however, also produced two types of grain-boundary precipitates, Al6Mn and -Al3Mg2, which contributed to poorer fatigue behavior and reduced ductility. Series Volume
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