Ultrafine Grained Aluminum Alloys via Friction Stir Processing

Citation data:

Ultrafine Grained Materials III

Publication Year:
2004
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Repository URL:
http://scholarsmine.mst.edu/matsci_eng_facwork/1239
Author(s):
Charit, Indrajit; Mishra, Rajiv S.
Publisher(s):
The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS)
Tags:
Friction Stir Processing; Ultrafine Grains; Aluminum alloys; Superplasticity; Friction Stir Processing; Ultrafine Grains; Aluminum alloys; Superplasticity; Materials Science and Engineering
conference paper description
Friction stir processing (FSP) is a new technique for refining grain size in metallic materials. In this paper, a brief overview of the state-of-the-art of FSP for obtaining ultrafine grained (UFG) microstructure in aluminum alloys is presented. The current results indicate that bulk UFG aluminum alloys can be obtained via FSP. Cast material can be converted to UFG material in a single pass. An attractive feature of this process is the ability to refine microstructure in commercially available high strength aluminum alloys.