Effect of severe cold-rolling and annealing on microstructure and mechanical properties of AlCoCrFeNi 2.1 eutectic high entropy alloy
Paper i proceeding, 2017

The possibility of microstructural refinement and improvement of mechanical properties by severe cold-rolling was investigated in an AlCoCrFeNi2.1 lamellar eutectic high entropy alloy (EHEA). The as-cast alloy revealed fine scale eutectic mixture of L12 (ordered FCC) and B2 (ordered BCC) phases. During severe cold-rolling up to 90% reduction in thickness the B2 phase maintained the ordered structure, while the L12 phase showed the evolution of a nanocrystalline structure and progressive disordering. Annealing of the severely cold-rolled material resulted in the formation of duplex microstructures composed of two different phases with equiaxed morphologies and significant resistance to grain growth up to 1200°C. Annealing at 1000°C resulted in an optimum strength-ductility balance with the tensile strength of 1175 MPa and the total elongation of 23%. The present results showed that severe cold-rolling and annealing can impart very attractive mechanical properties in complex EHEAs.


I. S. Wani

IIT Hyderabad

T. Bhattacharjee

Kyoto University

Saad Ahmed Sheikh

Chalmers, Material- och tillverkningsteknik, Yt- och mikrostrukturteknik

Y. Lu

Dalian University of Technology

S. Chatterjee

IIT Hyderabad

Sheng Guo

Chalmers, Material- och tillverkningsteknik, Yt- och mikrostrukturteknik

P. P. Bhattacharjee

IIT Hyderabad

N. Tsuji

Kyoto University

IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering

17578981 (ISSN) 1757899X (eISSN)

Vol. 194 1 012018





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