I. ELSEAIDY* , M. M. IBRAHIM**, M. M. GHONEIM***
*, ETRR-2, Nuclear Research Center, Atomic Energy Authority, Inshas 13759, Cairo, Egypt
** Metallurgy Department , Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt.
*** Metallurgy Department, Nuclear Research Center, Atomic Energy Authority, ETRR-2,
Inshas 13759, Cairo, Egypt.
In the present study the accumulative roll-bonding (ARB) process was applied to the
AA6061 sheets. The produced sheets had been characterized in the deformed state
and after full annealing treatment. The accumulative roll-bonding (ARB) process is
intense plastic straining process. In the ARB process, a strip is neatly placed on top
of another strip. The two layers of material are joined together by rolling (reduction
degree of 50%) like a roll-bonding process. Then, the length of rolled material is cut
into two halves. These two haves are again stacked and roll-bonded. The whole
process is repeated again and again. By the ARB process, a very fine grain structure
of AA6061, less than three micron, was formed and the material was strengthened
dramatically. Full annealing process were subjected to ARB producing sheets. This
process causes structural coarsening and the strength of the specimens was
decreased but still more higher than initial sheets of AA6061 at the same annealing
condition and the elongation was increased from 13 % of ARBed sheets to 53 %
after the annealing process .