Effect of Zr Content on Properties of Mg-Zr PM Damping Alloys
Mg-xZr damping alloys (x=0.6, 1.5, 2.5, 5, mass %) were prepared by PM (powder metallurgy ) technology, and effects of Zr contents on microstructure, mechanical properties and damping capacities of Mg-xZr damping alloys were researched by three-point bending test and DMA, etc. The results show that the microstructure become into strip-shaped morphology, more granular particles appear in the grain boundaries or inside grains, and the grains are more refined with the increase of Zr additions. Micro-hardness and bending strength of the Mg-xZr damping alloys increase with increasing addition of Zr, and reach the maximum value with Zr addition of 2.5%. The damping capacities of Mg-xZr alloys increase slowly with the temperature from 27°C to 100°C, and increase rapidly above 100°C. The damping peaks appear at temperature of 160°C. Mg-5％Zr alloy exhibits the highest damping capacity, and its tanf value reaches to 0.084. The temperature of the damping peak increases with increasing frequencies, showing the characteristic of relaxation damping.
Aimin Yang, Jingguo Qu and Xilong Qu
Z. L. Liu et al., "Effect of Zr Content on Properties of Mg-Zr PM Damping Alloys", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 84-85, pp. 58-63, 2011