Influence of Plastic Deformation on the Properties of 6066 Heat Treatable Aluminum Alloys

Emad Abdelraouf BADAWI, Mmdouh ABDEL-NASER, Alaa Aldeen AHMED


The aims of this work are to (1) study the influence of plastic deformation on the properties of 6066 aluminum alloy; (2) study the effect of deformation on the age hardening of these alloys; (3) study the recovery of these defects from the samples. These effects were investigated in terms of microstructure using positron annihilation spectroscopy (PAS) analysis and mechanical properties by hardness measurements. Dislocations facilitate nucleation of precipitates. At first sight, deformed specimens had lower hardness as compared to non-deformed ones, and as the deformation increase, the hardness decreases. Another output of the mechanical test was the increase in hardness in the specimens after artificial aging with an increase in percent deformation.


Plastic deformation, age hardening, aluminum alloys, HV values, positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy

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