Cyclic hardening/softening experimental data in nano-clay-composite and aluminum alloy under high-temperature strain-controlled loading

Mohammad Azadi, Hamed Bahmanabadi, Florian Grün, Gerhard Winter, Benjamin Seisenbacher

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This article presents cyclic hardening/softening behaviors (experimental data) of the heat-treated aluminum-matrix nano-clay-composite (AlSi_N_HT6), compared to those of the piston aluminum alloy (AlSi) under strain-controlled loading. For such an objective, standard samples were fabricated by gravity and stir-casting methods. Low-cycle fatigue experiments were carried out under different strain amplitudes (0.20–0.45%) and at various temperatures (25–300°C). Obtained results implied that no obvious change was observed on material properties of aluminum alloy by reinforcements, but a decrement was observed due to increasing the temperature. Results also indicated that the increase of the temperature from 25°C to 200°C has changed the cyclic behavior of both materials (AlSi_N_HT6 and AlSi) from hardening to softening. Moreover, the temperature effect was more significant than the total strain amplitude influences in cyclic behaviors.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages32
JournalExperimental Results
Issue numbere6
Publication statusPublished - 9 Feb 2022

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  • aluminum alloy
  • cyclic experimental data
  • low-cycle fatigue
  • nano-composite
  • strain-controlled loading

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