Microstructure, texture and mechanical properties of a continuous cast AA5083 aluminum alloy

J. Li, Q. Zeng, X. Y. Wen, T. Zhai

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The textures, microstructure and tensile properties of a continuous cast AA 5083 aluminum alloy with and without prior heat treatment at 510 ° for 3 hours, followed by cold rolling at a reduction of 70% and annealing at 399 ° for 3 hours were investigated. The results showed that the alloy without the prior heat treatment showed a strong {113}〈110〉 component after recrystallization, while its recrystallization texture with prior heat treatment was almost random. The alloy with the prior heat treatment exhibited a fine equiaxed grain structure after annealing, in contract to a coarse elongated one in the alloy without the prior heat treatment. The tensile properties and their isotropy of the alloy were greatly improved by the prior heat treatment. The concurrent precipitation effect was likely to be responsible for the formation of the new texture and the inferior mechanical properties of the alloy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAluminum Wrought Products for Automotive, Packaging, and other Applic. - The James Morris Honorary Symp. - Proc. of Symp. sponsored by the Reactive Metals Committee of the LMD of The Minerals, Metals
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2006
Event135th TMS Annual Meeting, 2006 - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Mar 12 2006Mar 16 2006

Publication series

NameTMS Annual Meeting


Conference135th TMS Annual Meeting, 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX


  • 5083 aluminum alloy
  • Concurrent precipitation
  • Heat treatment
  • Texture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys


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