Microstructure and mechanical properties of a 6063 aluminum alloy at high temperature

H. Gehanno, Y. Brechet, F. Louchet, D. Bechet

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The high temperature properties of a 6063 aluminum alloy (matrix Al + 0.4 Si and 0.5 Mg) have been characterized. A careful microstructural investigation has been done using TEM. In the overaged condition, a secondary precipitation has been detected. The mechanical behaviour of the material in the T6 and in the overaged states has been characterized with different kinds of tests. Tensile tests and creep experiments have been conducted both at room and high temperatures. It is shown that the same saturation state can be reached with creep tests or tensile tests. The values of the n parameter n=dLn(ε)/dLn(σ) are found to be between 10 and 20. The activation energy of the deformation mechanism is close to that of self diffusion in aluminum. The grain size dependence of the deformation behaviour has been studied.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Plasticity of Metals and Alloys
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Symposium on Physics of Materials (ISPMA) 1994 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 5 Sep 19949 Sep 1994
Conference number: 6th

Publication series

NameMechanical and corrosion properties. Series A, Key engineering materials
ISSN (Print)0252-1059


ConferenceInternational Symposium on Physics of Materials (ISPMA) 1994
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic

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