The creep behavior of Cu–0.3Cr–0.1Ag alloy was investigated by the impression creep testing technique and compared with that of pure copper under constant punching stress in the range 80–550 MPa at temperatures in the range 688–855 K. The enhanced creep resistance of the Cr- and Ag-containing alloys was attributed to the distribution of Cr-rich phase in the copper matrix. Assuming a power-law relationship between the impression stress and velocity, the average stress exponents of 6.0–7.5 and 6.4–8.0 were obtained for pure Cu and CuCrAg, respectively. It was found that the average activation energies were and for the pure Cu and CuCrAg alloys, respectively. These activation energies are close to for dislocation climb in Cu. This, together with the stress exponents of about 7, suggests that the operative creep mechanism is dislocation climb controlled by dislocation pipe diffusion.
Creep Behavior of Copper and Cu–0.3Cr–0.1Ag Alloy
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Akbari-Fakhrabadi, A., Mahmudi, R., Karsaz, A., and Geranmayeh, A. R. (September 29, 2010). "Creep Behavior of Copper and Cu–0.3Cr–0.1Ag Alloy." ASME. J. Eng. Mater. Technol. October 2010; 132(4): 044501. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4002356
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