Effect of Retrogression and Re-Aging Heat Treatment on Hardness, Tensile Strength and Microstructure of 7075 Aluminum Alloy
Retrogression and Re-Aging (RRA) Heat Treatment improves the tensile of aluminum alloys. In this research, to study the effect of Retrogression temperature and Retrogression time on the hardness, tensile strength and microstructure of 7075 aluminum alloy, have been applied. Retrogression treatments at different temperatures 180°C, 240°C and 370°C for 30 min and 90 min. When the retrogression temperature was 180°C for 30 min, the alloy has reached its highest hardness and tensile strength; they were respectively 165 HB and 586 MPa. RRA treatment of aluminum alloy 7075 led to precipitate a smoother, more homogeneous, and denser phase compared to the T6 treatment.