Hot Deformation Behavior during the Hot Compression of AZ31 Alloy
The hot deformation behavior of as-cast AZ31 magnesium alloys have been investigated at 200~400°C and strain rates 0.001~1s-1 by means of hot compression tests on a Gleeble-1500D thermal-mechanical simulator. We have analyzed the flow stress-strain curve and presented the constitutive equation by calculating stress exponent, activation energy and Zemer-Hollomon parameter. Then, the processing map of AZ31 alloys has been developed based on the dynamic material model theories and Prasad instability criterion. The flow instability domain is observed at lower temperature and the larger power dissipation rate is emerging at 300~400°C. We have analyzed the corresponding deformation microstructures and it is characteristic of dynamic recrystallization. These results have shown that AZ31 alloy has good workability at 300~400°C and lower strain rate.
Liangchi Zhang, Chunliang Zhang and Tielin Shi
S. L. Sun et al., "Hot Deformation Behavior during the Hot Compression of AZ31 Alloy", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 139-141, pp. 545-548, 2010