|About this Abstract
||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Aluminum Alloys, Processing and Characterization
||Large Strain Extrusion Machining on 6013 Aluminum Alloy
||Xiaolong Bai, Andrew Kustas, Srinivasan Chandrasekar, Kevin Trumble
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Heat treatable 6xxx series aluminum alloys containing magnesium and silicon are attractive to the automotive industry for car body sheet applications, particularly for their low densities. Traditionally, aluminum alloy sheets are manufactured by a complex multistep rolling and annealing schedule, which is energy intensive. To reduce the processing steps required to make sheet, large strain extrusion machining (LSEM), a novel, shear-based single-step deformation process, was used to create continuous strip from a 6013 aluminum alloy as a model material system. Microstructure and texture of the strips, subjected to a variety of deformation parameters (strains, strain rates and temperatures), were characterized using optical and electron microscopy. Mechanical properties including the tensile strength and hardness were also evaluated. Roping performance of the strips were examined and compared with traditionally rolled 6013 aluminum sheets.
||Planned: Light Metals Volume