"High Strength Light Metals with Increased Ductility"
Ultra-fine grained and nanostructured light metals processed via severe plastic deformation are very attractive for engineering due to their very high strength. However, their industrial application is limited owing to their low formability since the samples cannot be formed into final complex shape parts. The goal of the present project is to develop novel processing routes based on hydrostatic extrusion for the fabrication of high strength rods with increased formability from an Al2024 alloy and from commercially pure Ti and to understand the fundamentals of the Processing Route – Microstructure – Deformation Mechanisms – Formability relationship in these materials. The outcomes of this investigation are vital for the commercialization of the high strength ultra-fine grained and nanostructured light metals at an industrial scale in different sectors.
IMDEA Materials Institute besides being in charge of the scientific/technical coordination of the project will focus on modeling of extrusion, estimation of mechanical properties and formability of the processed materials, analysis of deformation mechanisms and thermal activation analysis.
Partners: The consortium is led by IMDEA Materials Institute and includes the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Carlos III University of Madrid.
Funding Organisation: ERA-Matera+, 7th Framework Programme
Industrial Sector: Construction, Automotive, Aerospace
Project Period: 2011 – 2013
Principal Researcher: Dr. Ilchat Sabirov