Journal Article Significant contribution of stacking faults to the strain hardening behavior of Cu-15%Al alloy with different grain sizes.

Tian, Y. Z.  ,  Zhao, L. J.  ,  Chen, S.  ,  Shibata, A.  ,  Zhang, Z. F.  ,  Tsuji, N.

52015-11-19 , Nature Publishing Group
構造材料の変形挙動に新たな視点 -強さとねばさを兼備した材料開発へ-. 京都大学プレスリリース. 2015-11-20.
It is commonly accepted that twinning can induce an increase of strain-hardening rate during the tensile process of face-centered cubic (FCC) metals and alloys with low stacking fault energy (SFE). In this study, we explored the grain size effect on the strain-hardening behavior of a Cu-15 at.%Al alloy with low SFE. Instead of twinning, we detected a significant contribution of stacking faults (SFs) irrespective of the grain size even in the initial stage of tensile process. In contrast, twinning was more sensitive to the grain size, and the onset of deformation twins might be postponed to a higher strain with increasing the grain size. In the Cu-15 at.%Al alloy with a mean grain size of 47 μm, there was a stage where the strain-hardening rate increases with strain, and this was mainly induced by the SFs instead of twinning. Thus in parallel with the TWIP effect, we proposed that SFs also contribute significantly to the plasticity of FCC alloys with low SFE.

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