Effect of Rolling Reduction on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties Cu-3%Ti Alloy
Cu-3%Ti alloy is cold rolled with different reduction ratios and the microstructures and mechanical properties are compared with that of as-cast Cu-3%Ti alloy. Microstructure was analyzed using optical microscope and scanning electron microscope. Optical microscopy revealed significant grain refinement that occurred during the rolling process. Tensile test results indicate that the UTS is increased by a significant amount up to 80% rolling reduction. A significant amount of tensile strength increased up to 812 MPa is about 1.69 times that of the cast Cu-3%Ti alloy. Hardness of the rolled Cu-3%Ti increased as % reduction increased. Dimples were revealed on the fracture surface of the rolled Cu-3%Ti specimens indicating a ductile nature of the fracture.
KeywordsCu-3%ti alloy Rolling Grain refinement Tensile strength
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