Mechanical Properties and Serration Behavior of a NiCrFeCoMn High-Entropy Alloy at High Strain Rates

Ruoyu Liu, Xianrui Yao, Bingfeng Wang
2020 Materials  
Serration behavior is a kind of plastic instability phenomenon of materials, which widely exists in the high-entropy alloys and has influence on microstructure and mechanical properties. In this work, the microstructure and mechanical properties of a NiCrFeCoMn high-entropy alloy (HEA) were studied under high-speed impact. The microstructure of a NiCrFeCoMn HEA were investigated by optical microscope (OM), scanning electron microscope (SEM), electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD), and
more » ... EBSD), and transmission electron microscope (TEM). The dislocation density increased with the true strain at high-strain-rate deformation, and the dislocations can be hindered and released continually by the twin layers, resulting in serration on the true stress—true strain curve. When values of the strain rates are 1250, 2000 and 4800 s−1, the yield strength of the deformed NiCrFeCoMn HEA are 510, 525 and 680 MPa, respectively. Moreover, the fluctuation of the serration became more serious with the increasing of the strain rate. Compared with the as-cast NiCrFeCoMn HEA, the true stress—true strain curve of the deformed NiCrFeCoMn HEAwas smoother.
doi:10.3390/ma13173722 pmid:32842521 fatcat:ly77tyhlwzbyfduauket4ka57a