Interactive Resource icon  Quantitative Metallurgy and Recrystallisation

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Description: This interactive animation is a virtual experiment, which demonstrates how to measure the degree of recrystallisation in a set of annealed samples using the grid method. The method is as follows: first position the grid over the micrograph, then count how many dots are over recrystallised regions, and finally enter the number in the box and press calculate to determine the percentage recrystallised. There are diagrammatic representations of micrographs in the experiment, which are recommended to explore first; and there is a set of real micrographs of a 3xxx alloy to repeat the experiment.
Keywords: recrystallisation • heat treatment • annealing • micrograph • 3xxx aluminium alloy
Categories: Science approaches > Strengthening mechanisms > Recovery, recrystallisation & grain growth
Materials > Metals & alloys > Aluminium & alloys
Created by: Havovy Cama, Innoval Technology Ltd (formerly Alcan Intl. Ltd, Banbury)
MATTER, The University of Liverpool
Contributions: Ricky Ricks, Innoval Technology Ltd (formerly Alcan Intl. Ltd, Banbury)
Richard Hamerton, Alcan International Ltd
John Humphreys, Manchester Materials Science Centre
Published by: European Aluminium Association, Brussels
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Date created: 30 April 2003
Date added: 21 December 2009
Resource ID: 2633