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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 612029, 14 pages
Research Article

Interface Shear Actions and Mechanical Properties of Nanostructured Dissimilar Al Alloy Laminated Metal Composites

1State Key Laboratory of Mechanical Transmission, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044, China
2State Key Laboratory of Metastable Materials Science and Technology, Yanshan University, Qinhuangdao, Hebei 066004, China
3WISDRI Engineering and Research Incorporation Limited, Wuhan, Hubei 430223, China

Received 20 June 2015; Revised 30 August 2015; Accepted 5 October 2015

Academic Editor: Hanadi Salem

Copyright © 2015 Zejun Chen and Quanzhong Chen. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The laminated metal composites (LMCs) of dissimilar metals (aluminium alloys: AA1100/AA7075) were fabricated using the accumulative roll bonding technique in conjunction with cold rolling. The LMCs of ultrafine grained AA1100 and nanostructured precipitates of AA7075 achieved metallurgical bonding. The microstructure of the bonding interfaces and constituent metals was investigated using scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy for the LMCs with different layers. The deformation incompatibility and shear actions were analyzed using the microanalysis of dissimilar bonding interfaces. The mechanism of grain refinement of LMCs was investigated and described based on the microstructure characterization. The mechanical properties, strengthening mechanism, and fracture mechanism of LMCs were also investigated. The research results showed that the strengthening mechanism of LMCs is the recombination action of grain refinement, dislocation, and laminated interfacial strengthening. The coordinated deformation of dissimilar metals and the layer thickness are important in improving the mechanical properties of LMCs consisting of dissimilar metals.