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Creep behavior of a dispersion-strengthened Cu–Ti–Al alloy obtained by reaction milling

ESPINOZA, R and PALMA, R and SEPULVEDA, A and ZUNIGA, A (2008) Creep behavior of a dispersion-strengthened Cu–Ti–Al alloy obtained by reaction milling. Materials Science and Engineering: A, 498 (1-2). p. 397. ISSN 09215093

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Creep results of a dispersion-strengthened nominal-composition Cu-2.5 vol.%Ti-2.5 vol.%Al alloy, and the adjustment of those results to existing creep models, are presented. The alloy was prepared by reaction milling; its microstructural characterization by transmission electron microscopy had been recently reported elsewhere. Creep tests were here performed at 773, 973 and 1123 K, under loads that produced steady-state creep rates between 9 × 10−7 and 2 × 10−4 s−1. Two deformation models, available in the literature, were considered: dislocation creep, where the strain rate is controlled by the dislocation-particle interaction within the grains, and diffusional creep, controlled by the interaction between grain-boundary dislocations and particles. In all creep experiments the alloy exhibited high values of the apparent stress exponent, as typical for dispersion-strengthened alloys. Through model adjustment, the operating creep mechanisms where determined: at 773 and 1123 K, creep is controlled by dislocation/particle interactions taking place in the matrix and in grain boundaries, respectively, while at the intermediate temperature of 973 K, controlling dislocation-particle interactions would occur both in the matrix and in grain boundaries.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Engineering > Nanotechnology applications in mechanical engineering
ID Code:7371
Deposited By:M T V
Deposited On:09 Nov 2009 14:48
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