Isothermal and Non-Isothermal Annealing of Cold-Rolled Al-Mn-Fe-Si Alloys with Different Microchemistry States
Investigation of the microstructural evolution of Al-Mn-Fe-Si alloys during annealing after cold rolling has been carried out. The effect of microchemistry state in terms of Mn in solid solution, constituents, size and volume fraction of dispersoids, introduced prior to cold rolling through different homogenization treatments, on microstructural evolution is compared during subsequent isothermal and non-isothermal heating experiments, with focus on the dependency of the amount solute (potential for concurrent precipitation) and pre-existing particles prior to deformation. It is clearly demonstrated that the actual kinetics and final microstructure are the result of a delicate balance between processing conditions and microchemistry state. In general, non-isothermal annealing treatments produce inhomogeneous microstructure, as compared to isothermal annealing. Moreover, more and finer particles (resulting from low-temperature homogenization) tend to hinder boundary motion, leading to even slower recrystallization kinetics and coarse non-equiaxed grains with a strong P texture component.
Record created on 2015-03-06, modified on 2016-08-09