de Salvo, Joao G. J.
Afonso, Conrado R. M.
Número total de Autores: 2
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
 Univ Fed Sao Carlos UFSCar, Programa Posgrad Ciencia & Engn Mat PPG CEM, Rod Washington Luiz, Km 235, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
 CTA, Div Mat, Inst Aeronaut & Espaco, Praca Marechal Eduardo Gomes 50, BR-12228904 Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP - Brazil
 Univ Fed Sao Carlos USFCar, Dept Engn Mat DEMa, Rod Washington Luiz, Km 235, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 3
Tipo de documento:
TRANSACTIONS OF NONFERROUS METALS SOCIETY OF CHINA;
Citações Web of Science:
Recycled high-strength aluminum alloys have limited use as structural materials due to poor mechanical properties. Spray forming remelting followed by hot extrusion is a promising route for reprocessing 7xxx alloys. The 7050 alloy machining chips were spray formed, hot extruded, rotary swaged and heat-treated in order to improve mechanical properties. Microstructures, tensile properties and fatigue strength results for a 2.7 mm-diameter recycled wire are presented. Secondary phases and precipitates were investigated by XRD, SEM, EBSD, TEM and DSC. As-swaged and heat-treated (solution and aging) conditions were evaluated. Mechanical properties of both conditions outperformed AA7050 aerospace specification. Substantial grain refinement resulted from the extensive plastic deformation imposed by rotary swaging. Refined micrometric and sub-micrometric A1 grains, as well as coarse and fine intermetallic precipitates were observed. Subsequent solution treatment resulted in a homogeneous, recrystallized and equiaxed microstructure with grain size of 9 mu m. Nanoscale GP(I) zones and eta' phase precipitates formed after aging at 120 degrees C, imparting higher tensile (586 MPa) and fatigue (198 MPa) strengths. (AU)