Measurement of the material state including the effects of recovery and recrystallization

M. E. Bange, A. J. Beaudoin, M. G. Stout, S. R. MacEwen

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Deformation at elevated temperatures in combination with high strain rates leads to recovery and recrystallization in aluminum alloys. Previous work in recrystallization has emphasized the detailing of microstructural trend in progression from the deformed to the annealed state. In the following, we examine the effect of rate dependence on deformation on AA 5182 and AA 6061. It is demonstrated that identification of underlying microstructural mechanisms is critical. An experimental program is then outlined for characterization of recovery and recrystallization of AA 5182. Instantaneous hardening rate and flow stress are developed from interrupted compression tests. These data are used to establish a quantitative measure of recovery through evaluation of a state variable for work hardening, the mechanical threshold. It is intended that the results serve as a foundation for development of relations for evolution of a mechanical state variable in the presence of recrystallization. Such a framework is necessary for the practical prediction of interstand recrystallization in hot rolling operations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)649-654
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Manufacturing Engineering Division, MED
StatePublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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