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Hot-working characteristics of Zircaloy-2 in the temperature range of 650–950°C

Chakravartty, JK and Banerjee, S and Prasad, YVRK and Asundi, MK (1992) Hot-working characteristics of Zircaloy-2 in the temperature range of 650–950°C. In: Journal of Nuclear Materials, 187 (3). pp. 260-271.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0022-3115(92)90506-G

Abstract

The hot-working characteristics of Zircaloy-2 have been studied in the temperature range of 650 to 950°C and in the strain-rate range of 10−3 to 102 s−1 using power dissipation maps which describe the variation of the efficiency of power dissipation, η = 2m /(m + 1) where m is the strain-rate sensitivity of flow stress. The individual domains exhibited by the map have been interpreted and validated by detailed metallographic investigations. Dynamic recrystallization occurs in the temperature range of 730 to 830°C and in the strain-rate range of 10−2 to 2 s−1. The peak efficiency occurs at 800°C and 0.1 s−1 which may be considered as the optimum hot-working parameters in the α-phase field of Zircaloy-2. Superplastic behaviour, characterized by a high efficiency of power dissipation is observed at temperatures greater than 860°C and at strain rates lower than 10−2 s−1. When deformed at 650°C and 10−3 s−1, the primary restoration mechanism is dynamic recovery, while at rates higher than 2s−1, the material exhibits microstructural instabilities in the form of localized shear bands.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2011 09:09
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2011 06:53
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/36320

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